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drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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oh wait…i also had this one and even though it’s SPICY and make my tongue dance, i love it. but i am not omgsrsly and i’ll be damned if i ever steep this for longer than 2 mins unless i have half a cup of honey to put in it! haha

OMGsrsly

cackles 5 minutes is not burn-my-face-off spicy, I swear it’s a difference in our bags!

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89
drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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i um got distracted tonight…so in summary….. i spent money, i made a friend smile, i made a fool of myself…i brought back a good memory….i drank tea and i sang at the top of my lungs in an empty house to the guardians of the galaxy sound track.

that is all.

Final count: 86 (verdant order arrived)

boychik

See, you are like a new person after the vacation.

Cameron B.

Did you do the baby Groot dance?! ;)

Sil

haha maaaaybe

Red Fennekin

It’s such an excellent soundtrack though :’)

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I’ve been wanting to try this one for an eternity and cookies was kind enough to send a sample my way for me to try. turns out? it’s kinda like most of the other hojicha’s that i’ve tried. Same woodsy sort of taste that i rather enjoy, but certainly lacking any sort of caramel taste that i expected of this. It’s not BAD – like i said, i like hojicha…but i guess i just wanted more! haha thanks cookies!

Final Count: 80 (still not quite at 6 months old cupboard though…) bring it december!

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drank Nepal 2nd Flush Sencha by What-Cha
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cookies sent this one my way and while i’m not ever going to reach for a green tea over a black, i do enjoying trying things that aren’t my usual go to teas. This one strikes me as sort of an average sencha. It didn’t knock my socks off but it wasn’t bad. I think there are senchas out there i’d prefer more, but this was nice to try at least. thanks cookies!

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drank Barley Black by Dragon Tea House
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YAY for tea from cookies this was a rather unusual tea from this morning.I’ve been busy organising things and um spending too much money on house things today. I enjoyed this one, though it’s different from other barley teas that i’ve had.

it’s roasty and sweet at the same time. closer to coffee than tea. it reminds me a little of some of the green teas that i’ve had when they’re a bit beany? kinda. overall just a really fun tea to try! thanks cookies!

Kittenna

Similar to Lupicia’s plain Orzo?

Sil

nope not even kinda haha

Kittenna

Good to know!

Cameron B.

This is definitely a unique one. :P Not like anything else I’ve tried.

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dear god. I need to pick this tea up. It’s on my wishlist now. I’ve been sitting puttering on the computer and i kept smelling caramel…like the caramel that tea gschwewerjoe…makes…which was strange because i only brewed two straight teas this morning. Finally took a sip of this tea and it’s the tea! God. i’m in love with this. Another tea that cookies shared…it seriously reminds me of tea g’s caramel tea (which i love) but it’s not flavoured! the flavouring isn’t intensely caramel but this is for sure the only tea i’ve had where it’s this strong. usually i just get hints of it.
oh man…just got lost on the store…this might just push me in to my first aliexpress order…

Marzipan

Easy when you break it down: Gsch wend ner

Sil

haha i can spell it if i think about it while typing – i took 3 yrs of german…but it’s like blergamot..why spell it right! haha

cookies

Yay, glad you like this one! Really an unbelievable tea for its price. I always order off their webpage so I can use Paypal.

Fjellrev

That’s impressive! Tea Gchejrwjre has some competition now, I see.

Sil

cookies – off their webpage??
my swedish chef – yes except that this is a STRAIGHT TEA! O.o

Fjellrev

That’s what makes the competition BRUTAL.

Sil

haha i’ve missed you darling

cookies

Yes, I didn’t even know they had an Ali store. http://dragonteahouse.biz

Sil

what’s funny is i looked before going to ali and couldn’t find it…then 10 mins after you posted they had a store i DID find it.. bah lol thanks! Going to need to look in to this.. i already built a cart for like 80$ lol

cookies Ugh, same. I have about $60 worth including teaware in my cart. Everything I’ve had from them has been delightful and very well priced.
yyz

Dragon Teahouse is one of those that sells on multiple platforms. They also have ‘stores’ on eBay and Amazon. This tea sounds really good.

Sil

YYZ – Let me send you some! when my order gets here…that’s right..i caved lol.

boychik

its December baby @ Sil

yyz

Thanks!

Sil

haha yes…yes it is..and i was bad for day 1 of december…and i’m not evn home from work yet!

yyz

Sympathise. So tempted by many things but so far I am in control.

Sil

i only placed 3 orders…and one was fairly small. I don’t anticipate buying anything else in december though, AND next year it’s stck to budget… so this is my last splurge

Indigobloom

I placed three orders! A record for me, but they were all relatively small except for one that had xmas gifts in it. Still it was not easy holding back from the others…

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mmmmm this is another tea from cookies who was generous enough to send me a few teas from a couple companies that i haven’t yet had the chance to order from, but want to.

this is a lovely tea. Something i’ll be picking up when i get to place my what-cha order. It’s smooth with a slight malty taste, with honey notes that come peaking through. I’m out of practice with drinking tea, so i’m not doing it justice..but this is really lovely. thanks so much for sharing cookies!

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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We got back this evening from our vacation – can i just say Jamaica was amazing! We lucked out with the weather too as storms rolled in this morning to stick around for the week. I tend to be a little ocd about unpacking, organising my life etc when i get home so i wanted a cup of tea that might get me to wind down faster and actually go to bed. Didn’t work very wellbut at least it was an enjoyable cup…sadly i think i forgot to order more of this with my last order…silly me!

Final Count: 83 (though that will go up and down before tomorrow is over! haha)

Fjellrev

Glad you had a bitchin’ time in Jamaica! You mutely deserve it.

Ubacat

Glad you enjoyed your vacation! I know what you mean about after vacation. Usually with all the rest and the boredom of plane rides, I’m a powerhouse when I get home. I wind down when I run out of steam.

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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.

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