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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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having a couple of my “green” teas before i switch to some of the caffeine free options i have tonight. Not because caffeine bothers me but because i feel compelled to also drink those up. I just finished looking at my cupboard list/spreadsheet and it turns out that i’ve tried 1600 teas! (well that i’ve logged anyway). I like even numbers… I’m also having a great night because the snow has been falling all afternoon and it’s fluffy and beautiful outside tonight! And i might just work from home tomorrow…so that’s always a good tea time! I’m seriously itching to place an order but i am TRYING to hold back. It’s hard….i want more cacao…and some verdant staples…and mandala…and damn fine tea and new companies… sigh resistance IS futile…but maybe i can manage to hold out for one more week to get me into late march! Especially since not having samples (though some are inbound in swaps) has me able to focus on my older teas! Only 14 teas left before i’m within 6 months of my oldest tea…i won’t make it for the end of March i don’t think…but it’s always a possibility :)
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Oh the games i play with myself to encourage me to do this, that or another thing and have fun doing it!

Sami Kelsh

I’m so confused by all the math involved here, but HOLY CRUD 1600 teas. I’m just going to sit here in quiet awe.

admires

keychange

It is fun, though! I’ve never actually counted how many teas I have including samples, and I shudder to think of the number! and omg at 1600…that’s insane!!

keychange

Oh and LOL at a rating of 85 but “not recommended” hehe.

Sil

Sami – no math on that, steepster tells me when i look at my tea ratings haha

Sil

keychange – i started a spreadhseet most just so i could keep track of my older teas. And when my teas come in, i toss the month on the bag so i can see it when it’s in my cupboard too

Sil

(steepster being weird..it also set this to 100 and not recommended…)

Sami Kelsh

I have 76 teas, unless I’m forgetting some, which I probably am. And I nearly ordered another five today. Whoops.

Oh yeah, I was slightly confused by the rating/recommendation combo, too ;)

And to be fair, I keep a spreadsheet for all my blends, to keep track of flavour profiles and tasting notes and caffeine levels and tea types and all that good stuff. And it really is fun.

Fjellrev

That’s impressive! I have teas that are over 1.5 years old.

keychange

You spreadsheeters are so organized!

Sil

swedish chef…well when you drink crazy amounts of tea, as everyone seems to think i do…it’s easy to keep rotating through things :)

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, totally! I think if I’d be more into swapping, hence breaking up and divvying out the stuff I buy faster, that would aid in rotation too. Instead, I have a tin of H&S SoHo just sitting there sloooowly disappearing since the fall before haha.

keychange

swapping can be stupidly addictive! so much fun.

Sil

i love swapping… giggling

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Sami Kelsh

I’m so confused by all the math involved here, but HOLY CRUD 1600 teas. I’m just going to sit here in quiet awe.

admires

keychange

It is fun, though! I’ve never actually counted how many teas I have including samples, and I shudder to think of the number! and omg at 1600…that’s insane!!

keychange

Oh and LOL at a rating of 85 but “not recommended” hehe.

Sil

Sami – no math on that, steepster tells me when i look at my tea ratings haha

Sil

keychange – i started a spreadhseet most just so i could keep track of my older teas. And when my teas come in, i toss the month on the bag so i can see it when it’s in my cupboard too

Sil

(steepster being weird..it also set this to 100 and not recommended…)

Sami Kelsh

I have 76 teas, unless I’m forgetting some, which I probably am. And I nearly ordered another five today. Whoops.

Oh yeah, I was slightly confused by the rating/recommendation combo, too ;)

And to be fair, I keep a spreadsheet for all my blends, to keep track of flavour profiles and tasting notes and caffeine levels and tea types and all that good stuff. And it really is fun.

Fjellrev

That’s impressive! I have teas that are over 1.5 years old.

keychange

You spreadsheeters are so organized!

Sil

swedish chef…well when you drink crazy amounts of tea, as everyone seems to think i do…it’s easy to keep rotating through things :)

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, totally! I think if I’d be more into swapping, hence breaking up and divvying out the stuff I buy faster, that would aid in rotation too. Instead, I have a tin of H&S SoHo just sitting there sloooowly disappearing since the fall before haha.

keychange

swapping can be stupidly addictive! so much fun.

Sil

i love swapping… giggling

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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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