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Vanilla Bean from Storehouse Teas. . . . . .

I love vanilla in teas. I feel like if I was a tea-blender, i’d probably add a dash of vanilla to just about everything. I feel like it just gives this yummy warmth and sweetness to the blends and it also goes well with just about everything else! There is a difference between regular old “vanilla” and “vanilla bean”. Vanilla bean, in my experience, tends to be just a tad bit stronger and richer. When I saw this one in my little sample box I immediately scanned the ingredient list. I was wondering whether this would just be plain vanilla Read More

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Bourbon from Dammann Freres. . . . .

Growing up my stepfather would often have a nightcap. A hard drink on ice to relax just before bed. Sometimes it was Rye, sometimes it was Whiskey, sometimes it was Scotch, and on the odd occasion it was Bourbon. On one such occasion, he poured his drink and left it on his nightstand while he went to make a quick nighttime snack. That is when my 10-year-old me wandered into the bedroom where my mom sat on the bed. I went to my stepdad’s side and climbed in. Then, I looked at the drink then at my mom, back to Read More

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Vanilla Crème SereniTea from Cup of Love. . . . .

This is a lovely black tea with vanilla/cream flavoring. It’s beautiful, with real nuts and flower petals inside. It feels SO ENGLISH and DECADENT. Like you’re at your lovely aunt’s home in London drinking out of real teacups, not some geek mug at your desk. You want to flip your pinkie out and take up embroidery. As I was sipping this, I thought “wait… haven’t I tried this?” So I did some research, and I had. I tried a few samples from Vampyre Teas back in the day because — obviously — Vampyre Teas. Come on, guys. Vampyres. My friend Read More

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Vanilla from Adagio Teas. . . . .

This tea reminds me of how cookie dough tastes before the chocolate chips get added. Sort of a brown sugar and vanilla flavor. Very cozy and warm and soft. If you’re going for a kick in the pants, this isn’t it. But if you want a nice morning cup that you could sip in between, say, crocheting booties for children, this would be just the thing. I have a variety of scenarios this would be right for: – Drinking while wearing toe socks on a glassed-in porch while it’s snowing – Handing to someone who just came in from skiing Read More

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Midnight Melange Black tea from Plum Deluxe

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black, Green, Roiboos, Etc. Where to Buy: Plum Deluxe  Tea Description: A fresh cup of curious delight, great for calm mornings or evening gatherings. All Organic:  Black Tea, Hibiscus, Lemon Peel, Rosehips, Rose Petals, Vanilla Essence.  Has Caffeine.  Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about their monthly tea subscription plan here. Taster’s Review: If you haven’t tried or checked Plum Deluxe out, do yourself a favor and click on those links above. Plum Deluxe is one of those companies that just makes you happy from the start. I may not like every blend they create, but Read More