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thank you to sil for this gem…..

i didn’t get caramel and toffee out of it (i never do) but i got SOMETHING! it wasn’t just tea….

i got brown sugar, coffee? or something akin to. vanilla. an unnameable fruit tone…. very smooth.

thank you, sil! i’m a day behind, but it was a lovely celebration!

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Sil

Heh. Glad it was something to look forward too

cteresa

I am crazy maybe, but I always get a coconut-y vibe from Wedding Imperial. I like it nonetheless, though it is a tea which keeps me on my toes, must pay attention when brewing it!

JustJames

now that you say it, yes, perhaps a roasted coconut? a very decadent treat to celebrate the ending of my scariest course!!!! tomorrow i will celebrate again =0)

cteresa

oh, congratulations, here is to a great celebration! This sounds like a good tea to celebrate with!

JustJames

THANK YOU THANK YOU! i think fauchon’s naissance is the route to go…. =0)

Sil

i really need to try my fauchon teas…maybe this weekend…

Terri HarpLady

I really need to try Fauchon teas, period! LOL
congrats, James!

JustJames

i only have 2, but i can send samples terri =o)

Sil

justjames… i can take care of terri…we have an ongoing box that travels and maaaybe she’s getting some in the next round as my christmas treat to her and tastybrew heh

Sil

also..did you know that 13 teas from MF only comes to about 16$ per 100g CAD which is like the same price as bad tea from david’s tea as well lol

OMGsrsly

Sil! 13 teas! That’s 1300g.

JustJames

i did! it’s the shipping that (i’m going to go the polite route here…) ‘attaches one to another object by an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis.’ =0)

Sil

i will keep you guys posted…it’s only a matter of time before i crumble one way or another… after all there’s still my stupid “real” bonus to come this year.. in addition to the “fake” bonus they already gave me lol

Cavocorax

Hmmmm…. I wish I had money…

Terri HarpLady

(Just sitting here smiling & enjoying the conversation, especially the part about people (mainly Sil) sending me tea, lol)

JustJames

see this is where there difference between money and credit blurs for me. mmph, financial responsibility. credit rating. tea. risk. pro/con. dammit.

JustJames

terri…. not nice to make fun of trying to be responsible mostly grown ups, lol.

Sil

is it bad that when i’m in the modd to splurge on something like this..the 1300g of tea that i’d be getting doesn’t phase me only because it means that i can share? lol I’ve had bags of tea i bought, love but then only have like 2 cups out of because i get to excited to share the tea lol

keychange

Oh yeah, I spend like a blind fool when I’m buying tea. Sil, are you ordering directly from mf? isn’t shipping going to…impale you unpleasantly?

Sil

keychange – both MF and the o dor have shipping that sits at about 25 euros. If i get 10+ bags, because the teas aren’t terribly expensive in the grand scheme of things, it offsets the cost of the shipping without making the price per bag exorbitant. 13 teas brings the cost per 100g to about 16 CAD, which, as i mentioned is about the same price as a number of david’s teas – a company that i am not overly a fan of. heh

keychange

Well I’ll be damned!

cteresa

Sil, that is my plan for my next order. Buy sufficiently of the loose leaf teas so it offsets the shipping, so one just big order. Though next order will be no sooner than November (ok, october, but totally definetely!) 2014! For this winter I am shamefully well stocked

JustJames

okay, now i read your 16$, but i didn’t realize your number included/justified/explained/finessed shipping sil, lol.

Sil

james..oh yes..i always look at total cost to get to my greedy little hands. my first order of DF teas arrived today and i AM SO DARN HAPPY OMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! however i also received my verdant BF order AND teas from omgsrsly…so um i have some drinking to do before i can order lol

JustJames

it sounds like a day totally appropriate for the season….. enjoy =0)

Sil

sooo supposed to be doing work..but totally organising tea now lol

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Sil

Heh. Glad it was something to look forward too

cteresa

I am crazy maybe, but I always get a coconut-y vibe from Wedding Imperial. I like it nonetheless, though it is a tea which keeps me on my toes, must pay attention when brewing it!

JustJames

now that you say it, yes, perhaps a roasted coconut? a very decadent treat to celebrate the ending of my scariest course!!!! tomorrow i will celebrate again =0)

cteresa

oh, congratulations, here is to a great celebration! This sounds like a good tea to celebrate with!

JustJames

THANK YOU THANK YOU! i think fauchon’s naissance is the route to go…. =0)

Sil

i really need to try my fauchon teas…maybe this weekend…

Terri HarpLady

I really need to try Fauchon teas, period! LOL
congrats, James!

JustJames

i only have 2, but i can send samples terri =o)

Sil

justjames… i can take care of terri…we have an ongoing box that travels and maaaybe she’s getting some in the next round as my christmas treat to her and tastybrew heh

Sil

also..did you know that 13 teas from MF only comes to about 16$ per 100g CAD which is like the same price as bad tea from david’s tea as well lol

OMGsrsly

Sil! 13 teas! That’s 1300g.

JustJames

i did! it’s the shipping that (i’m going to go the polite route here…) ‘attaches one to another object by an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis.’ =0)

Sil

i will keep you guys posted…it’s only a matter of time before i crumble one way or another… after all there’s still my stupid “real” bonus to come this year.. in addition to the “fake” bonus they already gave me lol

Cavocorax

Hmmmm…. I wish I had money…

Terri HarpLady

(Just sitting here smiling & enjoying the conversation, especially the part about people (mainly Sil) sending me tea, lol)

JustJames

see this is where there difference between money and credit blurs for me. mmph, financial responsibility. credit rating. tea. risk. pro/con. dammit.

JustJames

terri…. not nice to make fun of trying to be responsible mostly grown ups, lol.

Sil

is it bad that when i’m in the modd to splurge on something like this..the 1300g of tea that i’d be getting doesn’t phase me only because it means that i can share? lol I’ve had bags of tea i bought, love but then only have like 2 cups out of because i get to excited to share the tea lol

keychange

Oh yeah, I spend like a blind fool when I’m buying tea. Sil, are you ordering directly from mf? isn’t shipping going to…impale you unpleasantly?

Sil

keychange – both MF and the o dor have shipping that sits at about 25 euros. If i get 10+ bags, because the teas aren’t terribly expensive in the grand scheme of things, it offsets the cost of the shipping without making the price per bag exorbitant. 13 teas brings the cost per 100g to about 16 CAD, which, as i mentioned is about the same price as a number of david’s teas – a company that i am not overly a fan of. heh

keychange

Well I’ll be damned!

cteresa

Sil, that is my plan for my next order. Buy sufficiently of the loose leaf teas so it offsets the shipping, so one just big order. Though next order will be no sooner than November (ok, october, but totally definetely!) 2014! For this winter I am shamefully well stocked

JustJames

okay, now i read your 16$, but i didn’t realize your number included/justified/explained/finessed shipping sil, lol.

Sil

james..oh yes..i always look at total cost to get to my greedy little hands. my first order of DF teas arrived today and i AM SO DARN HAPPY OMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! however i also received my verdant BF order AND teas from omgsrsly…so um i have some drinking to do before i can order lol

JustJames

it sounds like a day totally appropriate for the season….. enjoy =0)

Sil

sooo supposed to be doing work..but totally organising tea now lol

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Time For A ReWrite!

A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the Steepster world a favour and list my allergies front and center (fair enough, lol):

-COFFEE … rare, nasty, not even a bit funny if i’m exposed. (call me original)

-ROOIBOOS … is a new appearance. under certain circumstances i’m okay with it (ie if it’s GREEN and paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.

*NOT an allergy, but an abnormality that drives my tea buddies bananas, i AM INCAPABLE OF TASTING CARAMEL AND TOFFEE. so i thought i’d list it at the top too. it’s very annoying. they smell great!!?

Hi! I’m James!

I’m a student: double major of human geography and psychology with the intention of chasing a double doctorate. (reading that over it occurs to me again that i must be crazy).

i’m a live and let live sort. i look and see alot of silver linings. my discovery of tea has only served to further that viewpoint. for me tea is art and nuance, watercolours and bold brushstrokes….

swaps are grand things! the element of surprise in a tea swap completely trumps forrest gump’s chocolate box life metaphor, lol.

favourites: french teas dammann freres, mariage freres and nina’s paris especially.

i have recently discovered a german tea company that has romanced me: tea gschwendner (sp?)

mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.

justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their exceptional products and and business models, as well as their work with farmers who are TOO POOR for fair trade certification. this is highly relevant to my studies.

90-100 i need more
80-90 i might need more, or it might be a respect vote
below 75? it was likely an oops buy. my evolution into french teas has vastly focused what i like!!

however, i’m always open to trying things.

dislikes so far: guayasa, darjeeling, most peach teas.

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