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Sil ‘s sample sipdown! I am not really counting my sipdowns but I’m trying to go through all these baggies that are taking over my kitchen! The goal is to finish off all baggies by July and just have properly stored teas — in their original packaging, be it tins or otherwise — of my shelf. All these bags in bowls are starting to get to me a little bit.

I keep forgetting this is a pu’erh because I like it and I really don’t dig pu’erh yet. It’s like I have a short term memory problem. Every so often I think “wait, this is a pu’erh?”, and then I remember, only to have to go through it again the following week as I drink it.

This gets too cinnamon heavy as it cools, almost loses the bread part so maybe you should try to drink it faster, don’t take it in the bathtub with you like I did, and then leave it sitting there in the corner all neglected.

Not as good as the first time because a) I accidentally let it cool and b) it lost the surprise/novelty element.

Stephanie

I think it’s only partly puerh, right? I understand the love/hate relationship with sample baggies haha

Terri HarpLady

I love your sipdown enthusiasm! My dining room table (which is big, luckily) has several boxes on it:
- tea trade from sil
- tea trade from Cavo
- tea trade from NofarS
- TOMC Bundle from Verdant
- Recently acquired teas from Mandala, Verdant, Butiki, thepuritea…As I try them, they get moved to the cupboard
- A box I’m packing for Sil
- A box I was suppose to mail yesterday to TastyBrew (sorry…I promise I’ll get to the post office tomorrow!)
- other random tea paraphenalia: journal, scale, etc…

There’s also some other samples from other friends on a shelf in the kitchen. I really need to do some major sip-down-age too!

Nxtdoor

Wow. Do you , errrr, dine on this dining room table? Lol

Terri HarpLady

Believe it or not, yes! It’s round, it’s big, the sides fold down so it can be square. One side is folded so its up against a wall. We eat on the edges

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Stephanie

I think it’s only partly puerh, right? I understand the love/hate relationship with sample baggies haha

Terri HarpLady

I love your sipdown enthusiasm! My dining room table (which is big, luckily) has several boxes on it:
- tea trade from sil
- tea trade from Cavo
- tea trade from NofarS
- TOMC Bundle from Verdant
- Recently acquired teas from Mandala, Verdant, Butiki, thepuritea…As I try them, they get moved to the cupboard
- A box I’m packing for Sil
- A box I was suppose to mail yesterday to TastyBrew (sorry…I promise I’ll get to the post office tomorrow!)
- other random tea paraphenalia: journal, scale, etc…

There’s also some other samples from other friends on a shelf in the kitchen. I really need to do some major sip-down-age too!

Nxtdoor

Wow. Do you , errrr, dine on this dining room table? Lol

Terri HarpLady

Believe it or not, yes! It’s round, it’s big, the sides fold down so it can be square. One side is folded so its up against a wall. We eat on the edges

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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Toronto Canada

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