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Tea #3 Great Canadian Traveling Tea Box

IMHO This is what swapping and Tea Boxes are all about. I would look at this on a web site and think “hmmmmm interesting” but would never buy it. Love having the opportunity to try these bizarre teas (or at least bizarre to me).

This is wonderful. It’s like drinking cereal. I tried it straight and it was too grainy for me. I added just a touch of sweetener and just a splash of milk. OMG, it’s like hot, sweet puffed wheat cereal. Yummy. Toasted, roasted, nutty, grainy, then just that touch of sweet and milk. Awesome.
It’s my understanding that I can take as much out of the box as I like, as long as I replace it with something else. I would love to keep this whole package, but I’m not going to. I’m going to put the rest back in the box – not because I don’t like it, but because I want others to experience this. I hope someone else loves it as much as I do. (OK I’ll admit that I went to the web site to make sure that I could buy some before I said I would share….it’s on the shopping list).

Sil

Haha!

Lala

Sincerest apologies if this comment shows up about a million times. Steepster can’t seem to make up its mind whether it is going to work or not.

So anyway, I like to actually eat the buckwheat when I am done with the tea. I will brew it hot. Then make a cold steep with the resteep. Then eat the evidence!

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Sil

Haha!

Lala

Sincerest apologies if this comment shows up about a million times. Steepster can’t seem to make up its mind whether it is going to work or not.

So anyway, I like to actually eat the buckwheat when I am done with the tea. I will brew it hot. Then make a cold steep with the resteep. Then eat the evidence!

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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