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i am confused.

this is supposed to be a teen wolf, tiger’s eye, with cacao nibs added for extra punch tea? adagio…. are you sure?

i smell a non alcoholic poire william. caramelized pear…. the homemade gooey kind of caramel that you have to scrape off, and even when you don’t see it anymore you still leave sticky fingerprints all over, that kind of caramel. and i find the pear to be highly specific as opposed to ‘strange i don’t get that’… a beautifully golden ripe anjou. really not random. also really not teen wolf.

taste: as always no caramel, but it smells lovely! the smell is strong enough that it contributes to the taste, and true enough that it doesn’t smell fake. always nice to have veracity over excessiveness!!

nice and smooth, tasty with xylitol and a bit of cream….. i get no cacao and no dog though….?

thanks MissB!

TheTeaFairy

Yum, to poire william… You remind me that I have received a bottle as a gift and it’s begging for attention!
Hard and rare to find true pear taste in tea. Kind of relieved that you found no dog.

MissB

I think I got this in a swap, mistakenly (on my part) because I didn’t check the ingredients properly… oolong. JennyFur is who is coming to mind. Regardless, I’m glad you enjoyed it. As for Adagio, these are custom blends, so anyone (and really, I mean anyone) can make these, label them, and sell/buy them.

JustJames

this was nice going down, but has bothered me since this note…. something in it wasn’t good for me. =0( no idea what. sigh.

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TheTeaFairy

Yum, to poire william… You remind me that I have received a bottle as a gift and it’s begging for attention!
Hard and rare to find true pear taste in tea. Kind of relieved that you found no dog.

MissB

I think I got this in a swap, mistakenly (on my part) because I didn’t check the ingredients properly… oolong. JennyFur is who is coming to mind. Regardless, I’m glad you enjoyed it. As for Adagio, these are custom blends, so anyone (and really, I mean anyone) can make these, label them, and sell/buy them.

JustJames

this was nice going down, but has bothered me since this note…. something in it wasn’t good for me. =0( no idea what. sigh.

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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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