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drank Pure Vanilla (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Figured i need to start working on getting another round of sample sizes ready for me yo work through over the next month, so i’m trying to drink things that are close to being sipdowns but will take at least 2-3 more times drinking it. That includes the few teas i picked up from David’s this past weekend along with my iced pitcher. :)

This one isn’t too shabby. I don’t get a lot of “ROOIBOS” taste in this one, instead the vanilla comes across quite nicely. I think it might be fun to blend this with LB and cacao shells at some point just for funsies :) overall not a bad blend.

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i think i finally figured out what it is that i dislike about this tea. It’s the nutty after taste. I love the maple flavour, though it could be even more present…and the base has a great taste to it..but the weird nutty flavour that it also present in this is what i don’t like. it’s like having nuts in brownines…ick. way to interupt the smooth deliciousness of the chocolate…or in this case, maple. i’ll enjoy the last few cups i have but this doesn’t need to be a reorder…which is ok with me since steam is lacking in the online storefront :(

Cameron B.

I agree, no nuts in my brownies! Especially walnuts, ick!

mj

Nutless brownies all around heh

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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best part about finishing up 109821309821039812 samples? i can drink any tea i want, whenever! and not feel guilty about it hahaha. I pulled this one out today since i was craving a cup of delicious pineapple goodness and i’m out of stacy’s pineapple oolong. While i also enjoy this one from lupicia, stacy’s version will be my go to version from now on. It’s just way more pineappl-y AND yay for pineapple chunks that i can eat!

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drank Assam Beast of the East by RiverTea
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finally managed to make this one right today. Just a little cooler temp than boiling and about 2.5 mins and it was a much tastier cup today. I’m glad i finally figured this one out, though i still prefer my assams to be of the “tiger” variety lol :)

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drank 1994 Aged Bai Hao by Butiki Teas
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had this again today and it’s so lovely. I really will need to stock up on more of this once i get a few more teas down in my cupboard. I’m sorry i only picke dup a half ounce! :)

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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i’ve been drinking this one in between my hot teas to keep the liquids coming today. I’m pretty sure i’m going to need to pick up more of this. It was the first tea that i put into my new iced pitcher that i picked up the other day and while its not the most amazing tea ever, it IS cherry snow cone – not too sweet and just flavourful enough for summer days when we’re biking and such and want something that’s not quite water but isn’t full of sugar. :)

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drank Lattakoojan Assam by Butiki Teas
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this is a delicious cup of tea. It’s fruity and bright and full of yum!

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I’ve had this a few times now, and while i do enjoy it a bunch. there’s a floral note to is that i can’t get behind. i love the initial sips of this and the tail end of things, but somewhere in the middle there’s a floral note that doesn’t like me. That’s really on me, and not the tea. :)

Butiki Teas

I definitely understand about that floral note. This tea to me tastes like a Darjeeling crossed with an Assam but I can definitely see how if you aren’t into floral at all that the floral note can ruin the chocolaty goodness.

Sil

nice tea..just not for meeeee :)

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backlog – my only toher tea from yesterday with a splash of maple syrup. probably should have had more to drink but i was distracted with gaming! today i pay for it…but that just means more tea! and tv! yay!

Final Count yesterday: 100

CHAroma

What game?

Sil

oh god.. we played several rounds of splendour; cosmic encounters; dixit; 7 wonders and tsuro. :)

CHAroma

Hmm, I haven’t heard of any of those. Are they video games or board games?

Sil

board games lol i have about 80+ myself…so that’s not surprising that you haven’t heard of them :)

CHAroma

Oh wow, LOL! Whenever I hear “gaming” I think video games so I was curious. Too bad we don’t live near each other. My husband is obsessed with board games but I don’t like to play with him ’cause he always wins, LOL!

Sil

i ADORE board games. I win, i lose..it’s fun! sounds like you just need to find one that you rule the world with :)

CHAroma

There is ONE. It’s called Quarto. You have to make a row of blocks with the same characteristic, and each block has four characteristics to keep track of. It’s a spatial strategy game, and I’m very good at spatial things. Beat him every time, LOL!

Sil

nice! i’m terrible at those things haha

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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backlog from yesterday. I was having issues with tasting some of the teas i tried in the morning, so i just reverted back to my old standby. As always, it didn’t let me down. Added a little cacao to this for an extra chocolatey experience and it was fantastic.

However things you probably shouldn’t do when you’re sicka dn on that line between getting more sick and getting better? spend the day at a friends gaming lol I’m more sick today but hopefully i can relax for the day since it’s a holiday here in canada and be ready to roll tomorrow. especially since i’m travelling next week for work and need to be functional!

Cameron B.

I hope you have a good holiday and get some rest. Feel better! :)

yyz

Happy Simcoe day ( though I’ve been told that’s more a Toronto centric appellation). Best lots of rest and I hope you feel better soon.

Sil

i call it “i get the day off and my other half has to work day” hahaha

yyz

Poor soul:). I used to have to work most holidays at my old job too. However in compensation I usually only had to work 12 days Max sometimes only seven, if I bid properly:).

Cavocorax

Hah. I just looked it upp – wasn’t sure what “Civic Holiday” was supposed to mean except, hey it’s August and we need a long weekend somewhere!

I’m off but without pay. :P I’d rather be working!!

Sil

Cavo – E calls this “banks suck day” since we get it as an official holiday and if i had to work it, it’d be double time and a half lol

Cavocorax

LOL – yeah bankers and gov’t employees are so lazy! :p

Sil

yep..thats me alright… slacktacular :)

yyz

My cousin has summer hours at her company where they get at least a half day up to a full day off on Friday. I thought that was nice until I heard of a company that puts her staff on summer sabbatical for close to two months.

Cavocorax

:P Yeah, you’re the exception?

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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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