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Another tea from today…this + cacao made for a delicious treat as outside of work went from sunny to completely white and back again in a manner of 15 mins haha While i enjoy this tea, i prefer the regular version, though i had picked this one up to get me through not having the regular version haha

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drank Cacao by Tisano
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drank Traditional Yunnan by RiverTea
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you know….i bought this tea after i received a sample from dexter (at least i’m pretty sure it was dex)..which means i enjoyed it. And for whatever reason, it’s never the tea i reach for, but then when i DO have it, i’m always almost surprised by how much i enjoy it lol. Go figure. but i do really enjoy this and i am quite happy to have been having it. I’m just not sure i should restock it, if it’s never something i seem to reach for lol

Kittenna

Maybe the name isn’t unique enough? :p

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This one was sent my way by MissB who is off galavanting across the world, in a trip of epic proportions that i am totally jealous of. Her way of smoothing things over is to send back random tea for myself and the rest of us to share. :) So i’m gradually trying to go through the teas she’s sending so i can divy them up and get them sent out to the rest of the group of folks who are sharing the teas with me. I generally find raspberry to be fairly artificial in most teas…or have a taste that i just don’t like. even stacy’s raspberry tea was NOT my favourite.

this tea, straight is very much a raspberry tea, with the hint of chocolate mousse coming through at the end. The dry leaf reminds me of MF’s mousse au chocolat just a little. However, when i added just a touch of sugar to this, the rasberries really POPPED and the chocolate came out of hiding to create a delicious cup of chocolate raspberry tea. It was the perfect cup of tea last night. (also there are giant real dried raspberries in this..so yay! for that!)

MissB

So, so very glad you loved this (and that my trip of epic proportions is helping bring you along in some small way).

Sil

I only wish i could meet up with you somewhere. that would be awesome! Instead, i’m living vicariously through your posts and pictures and tea! haha

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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So while my cupbaord is currently sitting around 85 ish, it’s not technically accurate anymore because i have a number of random teas in my house from MissB who is sending things my way so that I can share with the group of us who are out east (and those in the middle too!). I’m trying to take some time during the week to try out the teas that she sent us so that i can get around to bundling the remainder up for the rest of the folks. If there isn’t enough to share (ie sample bags of a single tea where we all get different ones,) i’m not bothering to add them to steepster since they’re one shot deals.

Tonight’s random tea bag is from Sonnentor – and is a “boring” old ginger and lemon. I picked this one as i am a fan of ginger, and lemon is delicious as well. My german is a little rusty but this one appears to have peppermint, hibiscus, lemon, lemon grass…and a few others i don’t wanna translate. brewed, it’s lemon and ginger, but there’s also something in here that reminds me of licorice root (that weird sweetness) but i’m not sure if it IS licorice. On the whole, not a bad tea bag…

Terri HarpLady

…All the teas!…

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older version of this… but i’m still really meh about it. So…it’s off to someone else’s house since i have tea friends who love this…or at least folks for which this isn’t a chore to drink haha

Fjellrev

I always wondered if their stuff is really worth the price, to be honest.

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I’m not sure why i always feel compelled to buy this one from time to time. I think it’s because i want the rice. I already do LB + Cacao when i want a treat…but i like the rice. I just dislike the oolong. blech. That being said, this is still a tasty cup..just not nearly my favourite haha this was a fresh bag today so it was especially chocoalatey smelling and just a touch roastier than i remembered heh

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i really like how fun this one is. It’s needles and hay and delicious! I’m really happy yo be back with my cupboard even if i’ve let it slide a little and i’m in danger of creeping back up to 100…Hopefully i’ll have some time this weekend to get through a few of my samples.

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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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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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