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I had a really bad night on Wednesday, and I have literally been picking up the pieces since then (can you say broken patio door in -26C weather while it was snowing…uggg). I have been trying to keep up with PMs and swap obligations – but sorry all, I haven’t read a tasting note in almost two days. I will get caught up. I also haven’t been keeping up with writing tasting notes – trying to make sure I at least acknowledge swap thank you’s.

Was drinking this tea earlier today. Thank you ifjuly for sending it to me. I love fruity honeybush, this is right up my alley. It’s a nice real strawberry tea. Reminds me of summer (which it isn’t in my world right now) sweet, juicy strawberries. I’m not sure I’m getting much pie, but really enjoying the sample. I like it, thumbs up.

ifjuly

Ack, that’s the sort of mishap that drives me crazy, domestic stuff with the worst timing. Hope things are better!

I’ve been overwhelmed too. ’Tis the season I suppose.

ifjuly

(and I’m glad you like it! :)

Fjellrev

Eww, hope it’s not going to get even colder than that. Brutal.

TeaKlutz

Oh my what a mess! Good luck staying warm!

Roswell Strange

Tomorrow’s forecast in my city is -45 :/

Dexter3657

It’s currently -34C with windchill – Saturday night forecast -41C…
Cold weather = good excuse to drink tea.

caile

That’s awful – especially for it to break when it was so cold and snowing!
Sounds like a summer strawberry tea was just the thing to have!

MissLena

I feel your pain! Our heat and hot water was out yesterday all morning in – 40 weather.. Today its -51 with the wind chill at home! I’m in Calgary today though, so only -36… Haha, I hope the cold ends soon! Tea is required in these conditions!

tigress_al

That sucks :(. Super cold here too. Hope today was better for you, and you got to drink lots of tea!

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ifjuly

Ack, that’s the sort of mishap that drives me crazy, domestic stuff with the worst timing. Hope things are better!

I’ve been overwhelmed too. ’Tis the season I suppose.

ifjuly

(and I’m glad you like it! :)

Fjellrev

Eww, hope it’s not going to get even colder than that. Brutal.

TeaKlutz

Oh my what a mess! Good luck staying warm!

Roswell Strange

Tomorrow’s forecast in my city is -45 :/

Dexter3657

It’s currently -34C with windchill – Saturday night forecast -41C…
Cold weather = good excuse to drink tea.

caile

That’s awful – especially for it to break when it was so cold and snowing!
Sounds like a summer strawberry tea was just the thing to have!

MissLena

I feel your pain! Our heat and hot water was out yesterday all morning in – 40 weather.. Today its -51 with the wind chill at home! I’m in Calgary today though, so only -36… Haha, I hope the cold ends soon! Tea is required in these conditions!

tigress_al

That sucks :(. Super cold here too. Hope today was better for you, and you got to drink lots of tea!

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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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