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sipdown! this (and likely most of my sipdowns today) comes to me courtesy of terri but originally from NofarS so thank you both for the lovely teas!

I love this. I wasn’t expecting much when i opted to brew this today because i think i have this weird mindset that twinnings = not for me. However, the utter smoothness of the tea caught me off guard. I drank the first cup up so quickly, i made a second cup just to be able to enjoy it a bit more. It’s not one of those punch you in the face to wake you up in the morning teas, nor an overly malty tea..for me, it’s what an everyday cup of tea should be – utterly pleasant to drink :)

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I think the twinings teas we get here in North America might be their cast offs to the stepchildren, lol. They must keep the Good Stuff over on the Continent.

Sil

too bad we can’t just pop over there one weekend for like the biggest tea buying extravaganza ever… london and paris GO!

Terri HarpLady

In my dreams!

OMGsrsly

I checked out that Twinings link you had in another note, and OMG. The signature blends look LOVELY. I’m tempted to find a shipping quote, even though it’s probably only within the realms of dreams right now. They courier, rather than post.

OMGsrsly

And it’s only £15 delivery to my place on £60 of tea. That’s 2×100g signature blends. More of a special treat than an every day thing, I think. :)

Terri HarpLady

so how does that translate to american dollars?

OMGsrsly

Well, I’d be translating into Canadian. :) I usually double it as an estimation, but the currency converter says it’s CAD$125 today. Not as expensive as teas from the Urban Tea Merchant (TWG), but close!

Terri HarpLady

Ouch! Guess we won’t be buying that one, LOL.

OMGsrsly

That is for £75. Two of the teas plus shipping. I didn’t check how much shipping would be for one tea. I figured if they’re couriering, might as well go for, uhh, broke. :)

Sil

I’m telling you guys…someday….weekend in the uk for me….someday. After all I have like 8 weeks of vacation to use up lol just have to find the money heh

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Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I think the twinings teas we get here in North America might be their cast offs to the stepchildren, lol. They must keep the Good Stuff over on the Continent.

Sil

too bad we can’t just pop over there one weekend for like the biggest tea buying extravaganza ever… london and paris GO!

Terri HarpLady

In my dreams!

OMGsrsly

I checked out that Twinings link you had in another note, and OMG. The signature blends look LOVELY. I’m tempted to find a shipping quote, even though it’s probably only within the realms of dreams right now. They courier, rather than post.

OMGsrsly

And it’s only £15 delivery to my place on £60 of tea. That’s 2×100g signature blends. More of a special treat than an every day thing, I think. :)

Terri HarpLady

so how does that translate to american dollars?

OMGsrsly

Well, I’d be translating into Canadian. :) I usually double it as an estimation, but the currency converter says it’s CAD$125 today. Not as expensive as teas from the Urban Tea Merchant (TWG), but close!

Terri HarpLady

Ouch! Guess we won’t be buying that one, LOL.

OMGsrsly

That is for £75. Two of the teas plus shipping. I didn’t check how much shipping would be for one tea. I figured if they’re couriering, might as well go for, uhh, broke. :)

Sil

I’m telling you guys…someday….weekend in the uk for me….someday. After all I have like 8 weeks of vacation to use up lol just have to find the money heh

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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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