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mmmmm this was one of the teas i snuck from terri when i was visiting her. I’m trying to get through some of my samples so that i can get back to focusing on my larger quantities of teas. This is a really smooth tasting tea. Now, granted i’m a little sick so i’m not sure i’m catching all the nuances today but it’s a rather pleasant cup of tea today. Not overly malty, but still has some maltiness to it. It’s smooth, and there’s no astringency to this. The description mentions floral notes, but i’m not getting any of those, and that makes me a happy camper. Is this better than my favourites from Yunnan? Nope. But i wouldn’t turn a cup of this down for sure. :)

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drank Lattakoojan Assam by Butiki Teas
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sipdown! this was my other cup of tea from this morning, mostly because I’m feeling guilty that i’m so far behind in my sipdown goals….because i lost a month of tea drinking AND continued to buy things LOL. and pick things up from terri… eep! Back in chicago tomorrow as well, so i need to try my best not to pick up more tea from tea gsch… or adagio while i’m there…. heh.

this was a nice cup of tea for today…the weather is MUCH cooler than phoenix lol and being sick = i want comfort. :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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oh man… 6 weeks down of this travelling thing for work and i’m ALMOST at the end of this. I’m home for a day, which has basically allowed me to switch out my suitcase and be off again tomorrow morning. I managed to relax just a little in phoenix, so my body decided to get sick. Thank god there’s only 2 more days of travelling and then i’m done for a time. It’s been a great experience but seriously, going for a month without my tea is not a good time. So of course, first cup today was this one :) good ol’ reliable. i love this tea.

Tea Count: 134

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Still finding this one not to my liking. Terri sent me home with a little more of this and after several tries of this one, it’s just not for me. In a way that’s great, because it saves me having another tea that i MUST HAVE haha. not a bad tea, just not for me :)

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drank Chocolate Eclair by Fauchon
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blech. for whatever reason i didn’t like this one. maybe it’s because it’s that whole fauchon oolong thing. ah well, still good to get a chance to try it. it was just really bland and very…meh

VariaTEA

When I saw the name I wanted this. When I saw the base, I did not. So I am glad to see I am not missing out.

Fjellrev

Chocolate and oolong just sounds… wrong.

Tuscanteal

Such a shame… I love eclairs.

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drank Lattakoojan Assam by Butiki Teas
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wow a day and a half of working…careful now steepster, you’ll wear yourself out ;)

This hit the spot this morning. Somehow i brewed it just right and it’s a fantastic cup of tea this morning. that could also be, because i’m doing my usual stressing about the next leg of this epic 8 billion week journey. This morning it’s off to minneapolis, and the saddest part of all? Mandala is too far for me to travel to and verdant’s tea house is closed monday’s. bah.

Cameron B.

So many shops here are closed on Mondays and it’s the weirdest thing ever to me. :P

Lariel of Lórien

Good luck on your Monday tea quest!

Terri HarpLady

A lot of things are closed on Monday in St. Louis too, especially little shops & restaurants. Bummer you didn’t get to visit either place, but I’m SO glad you got to visit ME!!!

Sil

priorities terri…priorities haha you, THEN tea… haha

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goodbye January tea! haha I only have 2 more teas to get through in order to be within 6 months of my oldest tea in my cupboard. Of course that means october i have 14 teas to finish up that are nowhere near sipdowns lol. i will likely pick this one up again in thei future. I just wish more of teavivre’s teas where in 50g bags as its challenging to want to pick up 100g of multiple teas at once – same reason i struggle with Norbu tea orders. :(

Shadowfall

You could always find someone to split teas with? Or maybe mention it to the Teavivre folks? Maybe they can work something out.

Sil

Yeah i keep meaning to send something to angel. Generally, that’s how i get around placing orders, split them with the crew here in Toronto. It would just make life easier to be able to order smaller quantites right away :)

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drank Cacao by Tisano
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picked this up with terri as i suspect the version from traveling tea is this version since it’s named tisano cacao. so i suspect they get it from tisano. Since i’ve wanted to try tisanos version, picked some up. I’ll have to do a comparison later against the stuff from HI and see which i prefer. for now though, this was a tasty cup!

(cupboard is around 127..down from 134 thanks to my overnight)

Terri HarpLady

You’re probably right. I’m pretty sure the majority of her teas come from The Art of Tea, or at least some of them do. Except for our beloved pumpkin ginger nom nom…sigh…

Sil

i totally should have given you money for that while i was down there. I was not thinking. worse case i can buy tea from camelia or something and send you similar cost, or paypal or whatever…

Terri HarpLady

We’ll work it out :)

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another tea from the week, and another tea i picked up with terri. I seem to recall this one being more ginger than anything, which suits me fine as there was a citrus edge to it…just not as strong as i’d like. better notes on this later if steepster stops being annoying.

Terri HarpLady

I still haven’t gotten around to sampling this one yet, but of course I almost always like anything wi ginger in it :)

Sil

i have so many teas to drink… i just want to take a vacation day to sit at home and drink tea lol

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drank Cacao Chai by Traveling Tea
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had this one a while back. all i can remember really is that it reminded me a little of “after dark” from steam…only with tea in it heh. more to come later since this is one of the teas i picked up while in st louis with terri :)

Terri HarpLady

Another one I still need to sample. This cooler weather is bringing on a craving for Chai, so I’ll probably get to it soon :)

Sil

i picked up WP’s eldorado chai…so i’ll have to send some your way if you haven’t already tried it..

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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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