8166 Tasting Notes

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Bit the bullet today…finished off the last of this even though my November order is still on a boat somewhere in the middle of the ocean…or at least that’s where i like to pretend it is. Thoroughly enjoyed this, but i’ll be happier when it’s back in my cupboard. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Sil, has it arrived yet?

Sil

nope :(

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, surprising because I ordered way after you did and mine arrived just today.

Sil

omg seriously…. fml

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, I ordered on Christmas eve and it shipped Boxing day.

Sil

ordered 11/25 here…. got on the stupidly slow boat shortly after that.

Evol Ving Ness

Shall I drop off a few samples to tide you over?

Sil

no no save your tea. I know i love it and there IS some coming…..eventually. I’ve still got some of the imperial version in the cupboard….for now

Evol Ving Ness

okeydokey, let me know if desperation strikes.

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drank Ivory Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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Pulled this tea out for a change because i am having an incredibly frustrating work day. I strongly dislike people giving attitude back when someone is just asking questions to help understand the ask and make sure they’re providing the right recommendation. Especially from a team member that i go out of my way to help often. So i needed to take a step back, find my happy place and calm down a little….so i picked this tea. Still delicious but i think i need to stick to my usual white steeping parameters versus MF’s weird parameters lol Glad i have more to play with though, i might let my parents have more of this since it’s expensive and they adore it.

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Morning tea! Love seeing the snow outside, just wish it wasn’t turning to rain…fuck ontario weather sometimes. I’m still not used to RAIN in winter. I often miss Alberta in winter…it was friggin cold..but there was no rain/ice to deal with 90% of the time. This is pretty tasty today – smooth and malty and just what the dr ordered.

MissLena

I’ll trade you the AB weather today haha…lots of snow, extremely icy roads, -22 surface temp this morning plus windchill of around -30…tradesies? :D haha I don’t even want to go out to get lunch.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh boy. Gentle snow here. Can’t be too cold. People don’t seem to be walking all that quickly.

Sil

MissLena – i’d rather that to be honest. I grew up with that, used to it. I can’t stand DAMP winters with rain and ice and not really snow..

MissLena

@Sil – yeah the humidity would be quite an adjustment, and that damp cold almost feels colder than a dry cold most of the time. Haha I’d trade for a day still though :D since it’s already icy here, and now 40km/hr wind gusts…

Evol Ving Ness

Ouf, love Edmonton summers though. Zero humidity when we here were dying. So refreshing after humid hell here.

MissLena

@Evol Ving Ness – the last few summers have been more humid actually! The summer before last was sooo hot and humid for like a week, I could not stand that for the whole summer I would also not do well haha. This past summer was all about the storms :D my favorite!

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drank Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait by DAVIDsTEA
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noms. I really need to go get some more fruit teas for my cupboard. Almost done with this one, and then i’ll have none :( while not my favourite, this is a decent enough standby for when i want fruit teas.

Evol Ving Ness

_ I really need to go get some more fruit teas for my cupboard._

Hey, I can help with that. :)

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90

Still drinking tea, just a little busy these days. REALLY wish my orders from November would get here :(

Evol Ving Ness

omigoodness, still not here?

Sil

nope. Not even in Canada yet and both orders were sent out Nov 25ish.

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, one day. Any day now.

yyz

My 11/11 orders atarted to arrive last week. If that gives you any hope. Surprisingly the worst were the end of October ones. They took almost 2 months. Hope it arrives soon for you!

Sil

Well maybe things will get here before the end of Jan then. This is the longest i’ve ever had to wait on anything from teavivre and YS.

Evol Ving Ness

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Be glad that they were sent out before Chinese New Year’s descended on China. Ah, the bright side has been located. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Be glad that they were sent out before Chinese New Year’s descended on China. Ah, the bright side has been located. :)

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drank Silver Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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Only one cup of tea today – had a very lazy day of sleeping for most of it – trying to kill this cold that i’ve got before it gets worse. Still loving this one…just one of those good cup of teas when you need it.

Evol Ving Ness

Hurray for sleep when you feel poorly! Hope you are on the mend now and are back to yourself very soon.

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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Latte tonight before dinner after a hike in the woods. I sprained my foot Jan 2, so i’ve been trying to get it back to 100% without too much stress. I refuse to let it keep me from getting back in to exercising and taking care of myself. I know it’s only 6 days in to the new year but so far so good – still maintaining my goals even with the minor dog trying to kill me resulting in a sprained foot lol. I think latte style of this one is my favourite. Helps cut the sugar in the tea, of which i wish there was less.

Final Count: 57

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