83

Sipdown! Which i think puts me at about 271? or there abouts. In a perfect world i could get through 20 sipdowns over the weekend but i’m not sure how doable that will be given that i should probably leave the house at least for a little while :)

I picked up this tea to share with Raritea in one of our joint orders. Not because i thought it would actually taste like black forest cake, but because the description was cherry cream and it was a herbal tea. I need more of those in my cupboard since i think 80% of my teas are black teas. I’m not sure exactly how long i steeped this for, i kind of stopped paying attention to it. I suspect for anyone willing to try this one out, that 6 mins might be sufficient if you want to avoid having the hibiscus be as present. still though? This is delicious in my opinion even if it does taste similar to other herbal blends of this variety that i’ve had.

I do have to say though, purearoma is shaping up to be a pretty decent option for teas. Even though they’re across the ocean, it only took 6? business days to arrive, shipping is only 3.50 (pounds) or free after 30$ AND their sample sizes come in these fantastic resealable extra heavy duty silver envelopes. They’re like 5-7g! don’t ask why i know that :) Additionally the sample sizes are 10g, which leaves enough tea to play with and get a sense of whether you like the tea. And they’re reasonable priced.

so…yeah. enabler here :)

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TheTeaFairy

mmmm, will have to check them out now…

Sil

Ill be going through a ton of their samples over the next little while lol

tattooed_tea

Ugh, you guys gotta stop buying from companies that are new to me.

OMGsrsly

I’m with you, tattooed_tea! I keep on expanding my “wanted” list, but my cupboard is full!

TheTeaFairy

I did that with tealux recently, I ordered over 35 different ones cause I just couldn’t make up my mind!

Sil

teafairy – i did that as well, though i’m a little disappointed by the tealux teas. The flavouring just isn’t quite what i wanted.

TheTeaFairy

I agree, so far I’m not floored by the flavoured ones from tealux…but I have ordered mostly unflavoured, their oolongs (I’ve noticed oolongs are not your thing though!) got me excited and some of their greens also and I’m really impressed with some of them. They also have a rare Yellow tea that is absolutely fabulous!

Sil

i think the yellow tea was out of stock when we ordered. If you love it, then i’ll have to give it a try sometime :)

PureAromaTea

thank you Sil for a nice review. Actually we ship for free after 30$ :)

Sil

Ack I knew that. :) edited

Sil

(though it’s about 45$ with conversion for those of us in canada land)

yyz

Love those credit card currency conversion fees, but seriously I when I purchased I left the currency in Pounds and paid through pay pal and I only paid about $2.50 over my original price in us$ which was close to $30.

Sil

yyz – yeah depends on everyone’s conversions. I have a multicurrency account so i’m good regardless but just going by a posted rate on xe.com the conversion can be higher.

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TheTeaFairy

mmmm, will have to check them out now…

Sil

Ill be going through a ton of their samples over the next little while lol

tattooed_tea

Ugh, you guys gotta stop buying from companies that are new to me.

OMGsrsly

I’m with you, tattooed_tea! I keep on expanding my “wanted” list, but my cupboard is full!

TheTeaFairy

I did that with tealux recently, I ordered over 35 different ones cause I just couldn’t make up my mind!

Sil

teafairy – i did that as well, though i’m a little disappointed by the tealux teas. The flavouring just isn’t quite what i wanted.

TheTeaFairy

I agree, so far I’m not floored by the flavoured ones from tealux…but I have ordered mostly unflavoured, their oolongs (I’ve noticed oolongs are not your thing though!) got me excited and some of their greens also and I’m really impressed with some of them. They also have a rare Yellow tea that is absolutely fabulous!

Sil

i think the yellow tea was out of stock when we ordered. If you love it, then i’ll have to give it a try sometime :)

PureAromaTea

thank you Sil for a nice review. Actually we ship for free after 30$ :)

Sil

Ack I knew that. :) edited

Sil

(though it’s about 45$ with conversion for those of us in canada land)

yyz

Love those credit card currency conversion fees, but seriously I when I purchased I left the currency in Pounds and paid through pay pal and I only paid about $2.50 over my original price in us$ which was close to $30.

Sil

yyz – yeah depends on everyone’s conversions. I have a multicurrency account so i’m good regardless but just going by a posted rate on xe.com the conversion can be higher.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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