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SIPDOWN! yes that’s right…until i have to leave we’re going to see a bunch of these lol I planned out all my teas last night so that i can get to 190 or explode trying haha

Dropping the rating on this one a little since the last time i drank this as there’s an astringency here that i don’t like that much especially when comparing it to the other black im also drinking (just for you whatshesaid)
I really like the aroma of this tea and the initial sips, but then there’s a taste in the back end that isn’t all that wonderful and ruins the sip for me.

I have to say though, that this is why i love upton samples. They’re great value since even me and my giant cups can get 2-3 cups out of them and while the packages aren’t resealable, they keep the smells out very well with just a bit of tape to hold them closed. While i don’t love most of their flavoured teas (the tisanes are ok) i really like that i can try out a HUGE list of straight teas. I also love that they put the packaging date on the lable AND if you’re doing a shared order you can add the names to the labels so that when they arrive you just put the teas away according to the name on the label :)

TastyBrew

Yeah, their website kills me, but the samples and the labeling are awesome. I love ordering like 20 samples and getting that big box in the mail. It’s like christmas since I normally have forgotten what all I added to my cart so each time I pull out a a tea I’m stoked all over again.

Sil

haha yeah their website is pretty old school ghetto but it’s great AND not sure if it’s still the case, but their brew baskets were the cheapest out there since they’ve been on sale since like christmas?

Cavocorax

Hee- planning your samples is exactly what I would do. Hope you make it! It’s been fun watching your numbers drop.

Sil

lol well i aim to amuse. If i wanted to cheat, technically according to my steepster cupboard i’m at 186 right now…but there are 10 teas that i’m not putting into my steepster cupboard because they’re randoms from china…so 6 more to go!

Terri HarpLady

Wow, I just visited the upton page, & I see what you guys are talking about. It’s really kind of overwhelming!

Sil

Terri – they will send you a paper catalog if you request it which, while it kills trees, I find MUCH easier to flip through and figure out orders with before using the website.

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TastyBrew

Yeah, their website kills me, but the samples and the labeling are awesome. I love ordering like 20 samples and getting that big box in the mail. It’s like christmas since I normally have forgotten what all I added to my cart so each time I pull out a a tea I’m stoked all over again.

Sil

haha yeah their website is pretty old school ghetto but it’s great AND not sure if it’s still the case, but their brew baskets were the cheapest out there since they’ve been on sale since like christmas?

Cavocorax

Hee- planning your samples is exactly what I would do. Hope you make it! It’s been fun watching your numbers drop.

Sil

lol well i aim to amuse. If i wanted to cheat, technically according to my steepster cupboard i’m at 186 right now…but there are 10 teas that i’m not putting into my steepster cupboard because they’re randoms from china…so 6 more to go!

Terri HarpLady

Wow, I just visited the upton page, & I see what you guys are talking about. It’s really kind of overwhelming!

Sil

Terri – they will send you a paper catalog if you request it which, while it kills trees, I find MUCH easier to flip through and figure out orders with before using the website.

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