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D's Victorian Teas

1894 Shore Dr. | Bellbrook, OH
937-848-8412 | Email | Hours
You are welcome to my home for a traditional Victorian style tea which includes a seasonal menu of soup, quiche, scones with cream and jam, assorted sandwiches and desserts. Guests love looking at the antiques, china and eclectic items in my Victorian style home. Spend some time on the porch and garden swings and rockers. Teas are served for 2-22 guests. Special occasion parties are welcome. Teas are served by reservation only. Walk-in service is not available. No credits cards. Open Sundays for large groups only. I hope to hear from you soon! "D"

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Attended a group tea on November 30, 2016. Group was 8 ladies. We had an absolutely memorable afternoon. Our hostess was A+, as was the food, the service, the atmosphere. Had always wanted to attend a high tea. It was just a lovely memory. Hope to go back in the spring of 2017 with same group.

- Diana Gordon Jan 11th '17

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Darlene's teahouse is her own beautiful "painted lady" type home. We had Christmas tea and the beautiful decor was awesome. The tea was in teabag form which I prefer. We passed around lovely tea chests with a huge selection of teas. We were told to select two but several of the guests asked and were given permission to select one or two more. We had individual teapots of hot water. The table setting was very beautiful. We had homemade soup and two types of fancy breads. We also had scones with clotted cream or applebutter. We had three types of delicious sandwiches and three types of wonderful desserts. I hope I haven't forgotten anything! The food was all made by Darlene in her own kitchen. She served it beautifully and with good speed. The entire experience was wonderful and I can't wait to do it again! This is an experience you will love.

- Ann Weise Dec 21st '16

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My mom and I visited here on our girls weekend away this fall. Everything was simply lovely! The host was extremely personable, the pea soup (to our surprise) was incredibly delicious, the remaining food was delightful, and we left feeling full! We will certainly be returning!

- Jessica Montague Nov 25th '16

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I first visited D's Victorian Teas over 2 years ago, for a baby shower for a friend. Since then, I have visited 3 additional times and each time, more friends want to join in. D's hospitality is superb and each time I have been to her home, I have felt nothing less than welcome and comfortable. I enjoy exploring the tea rooms and taking in all of her antiques and seasonal decor. Her selection of tea bags is extraordinary and she encourages each guest to try as many as they'd like. D is attentive to every guest, quickly clearing dirty dishes and filling empty glasses. The food she serves is delicious, fresh, and plentiful. Visiting D's is a wonderful treat and I will continue to return again and again!

- Angela Augsburger Nov 14th '16

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What a place!!! My first tea ever and Darlene has me hooked! A gracious and attentive host with a beautiful home. The food was to die for...perfect in every way and I was stuffed and even had some left for a small goodie bag to take with me. I will be sharing this new found spot with all of my friends!!! Thanks again Darlene!

- Heather Nov 11th '16

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I'm not sure what I liked best, the atmosphere or the high tea. The house is decorated for the season, and looked beautiful. We had several choices of individual tea bags to choose from, and several courses for our meal. We were all full before getting to the last two courses, and Darlene brought us to-go boxes so we could bring home what we couldn't finish. It was a leisurely lunch and a great time. I would recommend this tea house to anyone looking for a lovely afternoon.

- Judy Nov 9th '16

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My daughter and I tried D's Victorian tea for the first time in September. We enjoyed an array of food including homemade split pea soup, a delicious scone, fruit, several kinds of sandwiches (cucumber, ham salad, chicken salad) and several mini dessert items. Very bountiful! Should have stopped when I was full, but could not stop Our host was very attentive and personable. I have already reserved several future dates. Looking forward to going back!

- Anna Oct 4th '16

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My Mom discovered D's Victorian Teas during a Red Hats' outing and treated us for my daughter's 16th birthday. The cold peach soup with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg was perfect. The scones with clotted cream, finger sandwiches, and desserts were also fantastic. No one left hungry! Darlene was very attentive, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

- Andrew White Aug 16th '16

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Thank you Darlene for another lovely day at your home. Beautiful table setting and delicious food with a smiling face to serve all who came with me.

- Jo Mayer Aug 11th '16

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Wanted to compliment our experience at D's Victorian Teas. My mom, sisters, sister-in-laws and best friends enjoyed our high tea experience on August 2nd and hope to do it again sometime. We already have given some friends the business card so others can experience the delicious food, the beautiful setting and the decor. It is really a beautiful place to spend time with family and friends. Thanks!

- Nancy Adams Aug 8th '16

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What a wonderful experience today at D's Victorian Teas. The food was delicious and the variety was outstanding. 'D' was so welcoming and made us feel right at home. We will certainly go back. It's a special place!

- Linda Yankovich Aug 2nd '16

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My mother's 85th birthday celebration took place at D's Victorian Tea. Having high tea and enjoying the amazing atmosphere of the house were enjoyed by all. 'D' is very attentive and meets your every need and desire. The food was delicious! This was an experience that won't be forgotten. My mother's birthday was celebrated in style! Thanks!

- Jan Taylor Jul 2nd '16

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My Mom surprised me, my sister and nieces with a high tea experience. We were greeted by D upon arrival. She shared her beautiful home and stories on how she arrived on what she wanted to do with her life adventures and display her collected treasures. We enjoyed the wide variety of teas along with the delicious cold peach soup, scones, finger sandwiches and deserts. It was plenty of food that we were encouraged to take the leftovers home. I highly recommend D's and look forward to returning again.

- Sharon Henderson Jun 25th '16

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We celebrated my parents 60th wedding anniversary with high tea at this lovely establishment as a nod to their 40th anniversary trip to England. The decor is lovely and 'D' has interesting stories to tell about where in her travels her treasures were collected. The selection of teas (tea bags only) was impressive. The food is plentiful and delicious. we all loved the cold peach soup, the wonderful scones, pretty desserts and tasty sandwiches. I particularly liked the olive/nut sandwiches, so very unusual but a real hit with us, and the spinach/swiss cheese quiche. We had to take home the leftovers because we couldn't bear to leave them behind! 'D' was very attentive but not intrusive, a truly charming hostess. I highly recommend that you try it out for yourself. I will definitely be back.

- Lynn Jun 17th '16

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I was a guest with a group of Red Hat Ladies at this wonderful Victorian tea. There was a great variety of tea choices and yummy iced peach tea. The cold peach soup and quiche were delicious as were the scones, sandwiches, and desserts. I will definitely return.

- Pat Jun 4th '16

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Friends and I enjoyed high tea at D's this afternoon, and it was delightful. The food was delicious and the surroundings beautiful. My British friend's mother says that tea is a balm and soothing to the soul, and I agree, especially at D's.

- glenda parrillo May 23rd '16

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Tea and food were excellent, as was the atmosphere. D has a wonderful variety of foods that are not only yummy, but beautifully presented. Carrot soup was delicious as a starter, followed by quiche, also delicious. Scones with cream and jam were to die for. The sandwiches were varied and, need I say it again, delicious. A variety of yummy desserts topped off the meal. There was more food than I could comfortably eat, so leftovers were boxed to take home. We loved browsing her extensive collection of antiques and travel memorabilia. Service could not have been better. I look forward to another high tea very soon and recommend this Victorian Tea highly!

- Deanna Brewer May 23rd '16

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This is a unique experience. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Richly decorated. I would highly recommend this place!

- Linda Fliehman May 14th '16

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What a wonderful experience High Tea is !! The venue, food, and hostess were all topnotch.

- Anita May 9th '16

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Six members of the Southdale Book Club enjoyed a high tea at D's today. What a joy! The food was elegant and yummy. It was so much fun to look at Darlene's wonderful antiques collection. I recommend this highly!

- Karla Brightman May 4th '16

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Some of my family members and I made a reservation and went to D's Victorian Teas for a combined birthday celebration. The variety of tea bag selection was extensive and freely offered. I even combined a vanilla chai and caramel and it was delicious! The squash soup was so good as a starter with the high tea choice and I am not all that crazy for squash as a rule. Our experience just got more enjoyable from there. The finger sandwiches, fruit and desserts were beautifully presented and just enough. The owner, Darlene is a joy and so generous with her kind and caring service We had a wonderful time and will return!

- Janet Allison Mar 23rd '16

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Hello Janet, Thank you for the lovely review but I wanted to let you know that you ate ginger carrot soup, not squash soup while you were here. Perhaps that is why you enjoyed it so much! D
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My friends and I had a great expericence at D's Victorian Teas. I especially enjoyed the variety of tea's in which to choose. The food was fresh from the kitchen and quite tasty. I couldn't eat everything and was offered a take home box, which I accepted, and was happy that I didn't miss anything. D's seasonal decorations are a joy to see. I especially like the Easter/Spring decorations. Darlene made us feel very much at home and we would like to visit again sometime.

- Marge, March 17, 2016 Mar 19th '16

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I visited D's tearoom today for my birthday with my mom, daughter, and sister-in-law. We had a wonderful time. The food, atmosphere, and company were perfect. I will definitely visit again.

- Elizabeth Iraolagoitia Mar 5th '16

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We had a birthday surprise for a dear friend at Darlene's Victorian Teas this afternoon. Everything was elegantly and superbly presented! It was a lovely winter afternoon spent in a warm and cozy atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed Darlene's presentation and kindness! Thank you and looking forward to another visit in the coming months!

- Benita Leung Feb 6th '16

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I have never been to a tearoom before. The atmosphere was so interesting and looked Victorian. The place settings were pretty. The variety of tea bags was huge. I had tomato basil soup which was the best I've had, the quiche was good as were the sandwiches and desserts. I had cranberry pompegranite tea was very good. The timing of the courses was just right.

- J. Hodson Jan 23rd '16

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What a lovely experience. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived, but the Christmas decorations and the table settings were absolutely lovely. She had a wonderful selection of tea (tea bags), and she kept each individual pot at your setting full of hot water at all times! Don't know how she did it, but she did. The food was amazing. She had tomato basil soup, a delightful quiche, and the finger sandwiches and desserts were delightful. All in all, it was an outstanding tea. I got to teas often (I belong to several chapters of the Red Hat Society), and this one ranks at the top of my list. Go, enjoy, and be sure to write a review for this wonderful tea room.

- Lucy Jamison Jan 19th '16

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We went and celebrated my birthday. There were 11 of us and Darlene couldn't do enough for us. She was amazing. The food was the best!

- Tiffany richter Jan 16th '16

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Our experience at D's was most enjoyable on December 23. The atmosphere was festive, the food was superb and plentiful. My daughter, granddaughter and myself had a great time and can't wait to return.

- Anne Dec 28th '15

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Enjoyed our time spent at D's very much on December 9th. Very gracious hostess and delicious food, beautiful surroundings, most relaxing.

- Jean Hawkes Dec 11th '15

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Great time yesterday at D's. I was skeptical - teas aren't on my list of things to do. I was wrong - good food, wonderful Christmas atmosphere and the perfect place for a group of friends to spend some time together. Relaxed lunch out of the ordinary.

- Pat Dec 9th '15

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Great time with Darlene. She is a great cook and hostess

- Sy Lance Dec 6th '15

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Our aerobics group visited D's and everything was outstanding. the service, food, and ambiance was so much fun. We plan on doing this every year!

- Zita Dec 6th '15

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My daughter and I visited D's VIctorian Tea last month and it was wonderful. Delicious home cooked food, a broad selection of teas, and beautiful decorations. We look forward to returning! I was so impressed that I booked a return visit at the end of our meal. My daughter is looking forward to seeing the Christmas decorations. Thank you, D, for a wonderful lunch!

- Brandy Dec 3rd '15

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What a delightful afternoon we had Nov 23 at D's Victorian Tea. It was the first time my granddaughters had attended such an event and they had a wonderful time and are looking fwd to a return trip. Everything was so nicely decorated. Don't know how she does it all. Food presentation is lovely and oh so good!! This was my 4th or 5th time and never has it been a disappointment. You can tell our hostess really enjoys what she is doing.

- MaryLou Nov 23rd '15

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I was there with eight special relatives and friends on October 28, for High Tea and two other times. Each time the food and service was excellent and was made to feel at home in a home filled with many beautiful collections and seasonal decorations. Would definitely recommend D's and would return again.

- Dorothy Nov 14th '15

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First time to a tea room, had a great time with friends, our host and owner of the tea room was wonderful. Would definetly recommend this to friends and family!

- Denise Thompson Nov 7th '15

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We had a lovely time! The house was a big Victorian and the rooms were decorated in seasonal Victorian/English themes....very beautifully decorated. The hostess was welcoming and friendly and she is a wonderful cook! The food was freshly made and gourmet quality....she served both traditional and inventive finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and desserts. We will go back again, and tell our friends about this wonderful tea room.

- Doris Burton Oct 24th '15

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This was my first visit to a tea room and I couldn't have had a better experience!! The tea selection was excellent as well as the food. Delicious! And plenty to eat. The house and yard are beautiful...so much to see and enjoy! I can't what to go back and see how everything looks for Christmas. Our hostess was so enjoyable and made us feel at home. I definitely plan on going back again.

- Barb Westendorf Sep 17th '15

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Very nice tea room. Great selection of tea and variety of food. Very pleased with our visit.

- Jennifer Besecker Aug 15th '15

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A wide variety of teas were available and the food was excellent. The Victorian style of the home and the antiques and tea accessories that decorated the home were wonderful. The home is decorated for each season. The atmosphere was very calming and secluded. My group had a delightful day!

- Beverly Pressnall Aug 14th '15

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In May my sister-in-law and I celebrated my mother-in-law's 85th birthday at D's. This was our first time at this lovely home for High Tea. We arrived a few minutes early and were asked to remain outside until the time of our reservation. This was a little surprising but we came to understand why later as we watched how D beautifully managed her guests' needs during their tea experience. D has a beautiful home inside and out. it was a pleasant surprise to walk around the front and back of the property or sit on the whimsicle porches while we waited. Upon entering the home for tea we were surprised to see so many items of interest. Yes, some areas may have seemed a little crowded but there was a theme and you just needed to stop and take your time to experience it all. We were not th... (more)

- Deborah Grubb Jul 15th '15

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Friday was my fifth visit to D'Victorian Teas and I still see decor items I have never seen before. The most fun is taking someone who has never been there before and seeing their reaction. Aside from the abundant of teas, the food is wonderful! As a former caterer, I am always impressed with the quality of food and the attention to detail that Delores provides. I already have my Christmas reservation. 11 July 15

- Elaine West Jul 11th '15

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What a delightful time we had at D's Victorian Teas yesterday. The food was delicious and we felt so welcome in her lovely home.I'm looking forward to returning soon.

- Maureen Kocarek Jun 3rd '15

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What a wonderful place to take our teachers for a end of school year celebration and retirement party. The tea room was charming and the food was delicious. The hostess had some wonderful stories and gave us background on some of the decor in the tearoom. There was a wonderful assortment of teas to match all different tastes. I will definitely be returning.

- Pat Bennington Jun 2nd '15

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Just had a wonderful time at D's Tearoom in Bellbrook! The food was great and so was the presention! I really enjoyed her antiques! Especially the ones from Europe. Going again in July!

- Caroline Jun 2nd '15

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This was my third visit to D's. We were there to celebrate my grandmother's 97th birthday. We were given a wide variety of teas to choose from, plus soup, sandwiches, and delicious desserts. The service was excellent and always with a smile! The decor was beautiful reflecting the season's changes. What a wonderful afternoon. I look forward to our next visit!

- Kelli Sharp Jun 2nd '15

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My friends and I went to this lovely tea room - D's Victorian Tea - Darlene was a fabulous hostess, we checked out the house and the yard and the food was awesome. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

- Vicki Metzger May 30th '15

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I was not impressed with the experience we had at D's Victorian Teas. The space was very cluttered and nothing about it was like any English tea I have attended in my many trips to England. I have had tea in multiple locations in England with English friends from the casual local tea room to the high tea in elaborate locales. This was very Americanized. Her home seemed to be filled with more knickknacks and souvenirs, making it difficult to move about. The sandwiches were not traditional English tea sandwiches, one cut in a large flower shape. They would never put fruit or nuts in their chicken salad sandwiches. The scones were flat and dry, not fluffy and crisp on the outside. D would be better off purchasing clotted cream than passing off the concoction she makes. She stated she didn't w... (more)

- Jennifer May 29th '15

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We just celebrated my mom's 97th birthday at D's. It is a wonderful place for a celebration. She has a huge selection of teas and and a wide variety of homemade goodies from soup to exotic desserts. It was a first time for 3 of us and 3rd time for 2 of us. Her home is beautifully decorated and changes with the seasons. It was as though we were being served by a friend and I am anxious to go back.

- Jill Drake May 28th '15

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I just got finished with a high tea at D's with eight friends. It was a great experience,! She had a vast selection of teas and the food was outstanding. My favorites were the carrot soup and chicken salad sandwich, but loved all the sweet treats, too. D was a gracious hostess and made us all feel very welcomed by telling us about her home and how she got started.

- Nancy May 18th '15

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Once again High Tea was very enjoyable and the food delicious. You are welcomed into her beautiful home where the theme changes per season and it is so fun to walk around and see the decorations and tea sets. You can choose your own tea flavor from large assortment of tea bags and brew in your own teapot - as you enjoy two different homemade tea breads, then soup and quiche, followed by scones, three delicious tea sandwiches and an assortment of three desserts - a wonderful treat to take friends and family - each time I go, I am always welcomed and love to hear the story behind how she started! Great place to visit - can't wait for my next visit!

- Debi May 11th '15

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We had a very enjoyable afternoon tea at D's. Pleasant atmosphere, delectable food, beautiful home, and lovely hostess. Will recommend D's to friends.

- Mary May 7th '15

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My sister took me to D's for my birthday. Didn't know where I was being take to. I must say it was a wonderful surprise. I loved the house ,,the tea, the food and the service. I am planning on returning in the future. It was a very unique experience.

- C. Martin May 2nd '15

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I went with 5 others to celebrate a friend's birthday. What a unique way to celebrate a birthday, makes it very memorable. D was very friendly and gave us some history. The teas and food were wonderful and the amount was more than we expected. It was a high tea with a peach theme. One thing that was so kind and wonderful D provided the food with special attention to two people's special dietary needs. She was happy to do so and the guests were very appreciative. I have been to other teas where that would not have been possible. The home was beautiful with many interesting pieces and we felt welcome and cared for. We gave the birthday person her gifts and caused some chaos and D was so gracious and helpful we all determined to go back. We took many great pictures and the outside of the home is unique and so lovely who could not enjoy. If you enjoy teas this is the place. D was gracious and made us feel special.

- Donna OMalley Mar 23rd '15

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Today was my first visit to D's Victorian Tea Room. She was delightful in her presentation of her house and delicious food. I would certainly return for another visit in the future and recommend her to others.

- Sue Stahl Feb 28th '15

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I don't know much about tea houses as this was the first one I had been to but everything was delightful! I can see why people enjoy seeking them out and visiting! I was there for a baby shower and there were about 7 pr 8 people in our group. D was very polite and accommodating. She visited with our group for a short period of time served us our tea and food. Everything was so pleasant and the food was very yummy! Every crumb was eaten up! Many other people I know have held events there, mainly bridal or baby showers. I would recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy a tea party with their friends!

- Katie Burris Feb 23rd '15



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