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drank Mango by Harney & Sons
4044 tasting notes

thank you fiddling for this sample! I am a fan of mangos so i am always interested in trying out mango teas. There’s a bit of floral-ness to this tea which had me a bit wary but the mango taste of this one far outpowers the subtle floral notes. As this cools it becomes even more deliciously mango-y. I think this might warrant a try at a cold brew just to see how it fares. Or maybe this is hot brew, cool down worthy lol either way, thank you fiddling!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown! I might actually have a few less teas in my cupboard than i thought since i did a quick glance at some of the samples that i apparently didn’t take out of my cupboard yet though they’re gone. That makes me happy since i might very well be able to get to 235 this weekend, which even when i get my teas from my friend this weekend, will still leave me with enough time to get to 200 before the end of june…i think. I haven’t yet run out of smaller sizes so i think it’s manageable haha.

This tea is one that i shared with cavo and the last bit i have i’ve set aside for Terri. I suppose it’s cheating a little but i can do what i want! haha This is a very mild tea. It’s a very smooth – i like my teas a little bolder but this is a nice every day sort of tea, more of an afternoon tea than a morning one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Oh yay! I haven’t tried anything from sTEAp Shoppe yet!

Sil

did i add some of the cinnamon swirl bread in the random teas i sent?

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
4044 tasting notes

backlog from yesterday as well – had this as an end to a nice evening with friends. It appears that somewhere along the way i also hit 1900 tasting notes. heh what fun! I really enjoy this one from stacy as a mint tea. though my chocolate chips don’t always melt, i like the way the mint, marshmallow and peppermint blend in this one. I have a few herbal tisanes with mint in them for the evenings but this is for sure one of my favourites. :)

Fjellrev

Way to be on 1900! I also can’t wait to get this one to come in the mail.

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backlogging from yesterday

Still not a fan of this one. Guess that means the “extra” package i have will have to be traded off at some point. No matter how i seem to change the brewing parameters it always tastes astringent and not very creamcheesy, baked good like or really blueberry like.

Fjellrev

Weird, have you tried a second steep? I get more cream cheese and pastry then. And I only let it steep for like two minutes, maaaybe a little longer.

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80
drank Coffee Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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backlogging from yesterday as we had friends over after work and i had no time to myself to relax! I had this in smoothie form yesterday with a splash of vanilla matcha and chocolate matcha and it was delicious! I think coffee/mocha smoothies are my favourite these days because of the creamy way in which the milk blends with the flavouring. It’s better than a frappacino :)

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
4044 tasting notes

mmmmmmmmm like a warm comfy blanket on a cold, cold, day.

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mmmm had this waaaay earlier today since today is another gloomy day and i wanted some comforting teas. Still trying to manage my sipdowns and get through some of my larger packages of tea but i needed comfy teas today. This is still a pretty tasty tea, though not as wonderful as 49. But i’ll never turn this one down.

looseTman

Do you have any #18 sachet preparation recommendations?
Per SST’s website, 212*F / 5-min. / oz.? – Thanks!

Sil

Mine is loose, but I typically brew this as I do most of my blacks 2-3mins at water that’s slightly less than boiling. I don’t think I had brewing instructions when I got this one so I’ve never done the full 5 mins :)

looseTman

Thank you.

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Mmmm had this again tonight while out getting my hair cut. Note to self, try to get it cut sooner than once every 8 months lol. As usual I fell asleep while it was happening. Finally a hair stylist who understood that hair cuts are my relaxing time, and didn’t try to talk to me the entire time. 5 inches off, and that was a struggle because she really didn’t ant to cut my hair off. For whatever reason, hair stylists always seem to want to keep my hair long after falling in love with it. One of these days ill find someone like the woman in Vancouver. Walked in and said cut it, don’t care what you do, just don’t give me bangs. She said….you wanna go short? I said sure! She cut 10 inches off and when I didn’t cry, laughed and said " you can take more off" she basically only left me with 2 inches! Best time ever in a hair salon…..and let me tell you the people around me were freaking out….touching my butt to 2 inches. :) it’s only hair, it’ll grow back!

Oh yeah…so the tea? I’m still digging this a lot, though I always want to eat peanut butter when I drink it….maybe next time! Haha!

Stephanie

I had waist length hair for like 10 years. Donated to locks of love but still had hair past my shoulders. I can’t convince my hair stylist that I’m not growing my hair back out! Sort of wanting to go shorter but pretty chicken, heh. PS I hope to try this tea soon :)

Sil

Haha yeah I know what that’s like. This is a good tea…very subtle. I like it a lot :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I had hair down past my waist in high school and then I donated 17 inches to locks of love. Boy was that a drastic change! Like you though, I didn’t have meltdown, I just said “well this feels a whole lot lighter!”

This reminds me that I need a haircut…

Terri HarpLady

When I had mine cut from butt-length to pixie 18 or so years ago, I imagined all the negative vibes of the past going with the hair. It was very freeing, like all that crap ws stored in my hair. I’m glad my hair is long again, & other than an occasional trim, I’m keeping it! :)

Terri HarpLady

I like foxy roxy’s…that’s the other tea in my butiki order that should arrive tomorrow :)

Cavocorax

Sounds pretty good! I love short hair, and I get annoyed when hairdressers don’t believe me when I say it’s ok, I really do want it only 2 inches or so. I’m a big fan of the it’ll grow back thing. :)

I’m happy you got a hairdresser who was quiet too! That’s incredibly rare!

yyz

I have the opposite problem I have trouble find stylists who know what to do with my hair. It’s long, naturally curly and can easily get quite out of control. Ironically I get the most compliments on it if I walk out the door with my freshly washed bedhead;). I really have only found two stylists that I trust to touch it.. Ironically the best haircut I have ever had was in Ecuador. The stylist had a system. An assistant washed and combed your hair, the stylish asked how you wanted your layering, ( did you want your hair to curl under or flair out) than he pulled it into a pony tail either to the front or back of your head made one snip let the assistant blow it out and then perfection. Still seriously the best haircut I’ve ever had.

Sil

Yyz – that sounds awesome haha

Sil

Cavo – don’t I know it….always talking to me, trying to find out about me….bah!

Chelle

I have the same problem, hairstylist never want to shorten it unless I talk them into it. I have donated to locks of love too and about time to do it again. My hair is getting too long again and its going to be a hot summer!

OMGsrsly

I did something like that too! Actually, a couple weeks ago I shaved the sides and back down yo 1/2" and left the top long enough to pin curl or pomp for a somewhat respectable work ’do. Hair does indeed grow back. :)

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84
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
4044 tasting notes

mmmmmm i realised the other night that i’ve been remiss about drinking up my custom blend! I’ve done a great job sharing it with everyone but haven’t had a cup of it in a while. So tonight, i did. Read a little of my book and drank a lovely cup of this before i need to head out to get my hair cut. It’s been about 8 months since my last hair cut and it’s starting to show! haha I always feel better after a hair cut so it’ll be nice to finally get rid of all the split ends. A bit late for a hair cut – it means i’ll be home fairly late, but it also means a head massage and some relaxing time on my own this evening. oh and tea…mustn’t forget to bring the tea with me! :)

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drank Strawberry Kiwi by Tea Guys
4044 tasting notes

thank you shmiracles for this one! I tried it hot brewed tonight before i’ll cold brew it just to see how it goes. This one has actual little freeze dried strawberries in it, which i think is what makes the blend so very truly strawberry. The down side? Not so much kiwi. There is a tangyness there that i interpret as the kiwi, but it’s not quiet kiwi. :) Still though, pleased with this one as the strawberry is very delicious. I’ll see how it fares as a cold brew to see if it will work as a summer brew :)

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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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