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mmm another tea i had yesterday in a continuing effort to coax cavocorax in to picking up her teas sooner rather than later lol. This was a tasty accompaniment to wedding dress shopping, though i need to remember to add a splash of maple to it next time to double up on the taste! :)

boychik

Did you get the dress?

Sil

not yet.. that was only the very first outing i’ve been on. I’ve got loads of time still so baby steps… just narrowed down some styles

boychik

I remember when my baby sister was getting married. It was a nightmare with the dress. I used to spend all my weekends with her and her obnoxious friends. Haha Happy Times!

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drank Finbarr's Revenge by The Devotea
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Another one from terri, that is still really tasty, but just slightly less so than the other couple i’ve had. This one leaves an after taste in my mouth that i’m less a fan of. HOWEVER, i wouldn’t turn this one down, nor would i discount the possibility of picking it up again because i can see it being just what i need on cooler winter mornings :) strong, smooth with a little reminder left over of what i was drinking heh. thanks terri!

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drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
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mmmm i figured that i’d better start my morning off with a few cups of bold/stronger tea. I’ve got to go wedding dress shopping today and i need something to get me through it. I hate this sort of thing, though i’m sure i’l have fun with my friend and her 6 month old lol those bridal ppl have no idea what they’re in for! thanks again to terri for sharing this one with me. I think i’d be likely to pick this one up again in the future. I still love lord petersham, but this is a pretty tasty one as well

VariaTEA

Hope wedding dress shopping is more fun than you expect it to be. I’m sure it will be and if not, at least you got to spend time with a friend so that is always nice.

CelebriTEA

The name of this tea is intoxicating.
Have lots of fun dress shopping.

Sil

we had a really nice time together. My friend is a sweetheart and it meant the day with her little one (7 months old)

Terri HarpLady

I like this one! It has a ‘shiny’ quality to the taste, like obsidian.

Sil

i haven’t tried obsidian yet..but i have some in house now!

Robert Godden

“Shiny like obsidian”. You don’t hear that every day.

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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this is how i make VariaTEA and Cavocorax come pick up the first wave of their boxes…by drinking all our shared teas soon so they show up on their dashboard lol. I pulled this one out yesterday to drink up and man…sooo good. I generally am not a fan of coconut teas but this one is really creamy and delicious. it’s even better having it “fresh” since the last time i had it, it was via justjames so i let it sit a bit longer before trying it as part of all my samples. I’m seriously glad james created this one AND shared it with me so that i could then promptly order it when it was live hahaha

Final Count yesterday: 144

VariaTEA

Oh Hello Sweetie. Soon. Soon you will be mine :)

Memily

SO GOOD. Still on my Hello Sweetie honeymoon.

Virginia

I have like 2 cups of this left and every time I reach for it, I tell myself no, because when I REALLY want it, I know I will regret having finished it without truly craving it with all my soul. It is so so good.

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another backlog from yesterday – love these things! Probably the only “blooming” tea i’ve ever enjoyed hahaha largely because it’s a black tea :)

VariaTEA

The David’s bloom teas are all black teas but they are flavored. Not the greatest tea I have ever had but they are pretty and taste alright. I can bring you some to try :)

Sil

i’ll be tossing in a few of this for you guys. Noticed you guys haven’t tried many mandala teas heh

VariaTEA

So I am waiting to bring you your teas since my sister is on a trip right now and found a tea store. I shall be sharing those with you as well :P

Terri HarpLady

I also enjoyed these, & will have to restock. They are especially convenient to keep a few in the purse, so that if I go out to breakfast & they don’t have a decent tea, I can toss one of these in my cup. No filter needed!

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backlog from yesterday as i didn’t get home until late since we went out to try and get me a little bit of the long weekend since i get to work sunday and monday. GO GO 25+ hrs of over time a week. FML. on the upside? extra money for moving, since i think we’re going to do it…and less guilt when i place tea orders hahaha. this one was terri’s addition to the BBB Box and once i’ve enjoyed, though not as intensly as some of the others from YS. Rest is off to Cavo…mostly because now i know she has to pick the box up hahahahahaha

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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excuse me, coming through, drool city! last stop – CHIN!…..

Seriously…this was tucked away from when i picked it up in vancouver but since i have to divy up cavo’s teas, i’m allowed to open it! and open it i did… now i have to try not to drink it all because man oh man there is something i just love the crap out of in this tea. I SHOULD try it with milk again but tonight i just wanted it…NAO! and i’m in happy land.

Final Count: 145 yes..it’s gone up, my butiki order arrived, but before that i was down to 133! go me! So we’ll see how tomorrow goes and aim for….maybe 135 over the weekend? we’ll see…something like that haha

whatshesaid

What’s your ultimate end goal ideal number?

Sil

Oh…my cupboard will likely usually sit at about 150-175. I’m just trying to get to 100 for the fun of it lol

TeaBrat

According to Steepster I have 244 and that doesn’t even count samples or swaps. :-P

whatshesaid

Ohh haha. I feel like I’d never be able to drink that many and keep them fresh! You’re a machine!

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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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thanks to charlotteZero for sending this one to me. I’ve had it before and it was a welcome addition back in to my cupboard. I rather enjoy the lychee-ness of this one and i like that it’s decaf heh. Makes for a delicious night time fruity tea!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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this is my placeholder note for the other sample that stacy sent us that i tried. It’s a taiwan tea and not up or around yet that i can find. I have to say, i was a fan! it had some malty notes, while still giving me that general "taiwan’ tea sort of feeling. For sure one that i’ll need to order more of to place with once i place my next order in uh…July? :)

Cavocorax

But first, it needs a name!!! :)

Stephanie

Is it a black?

Memily

Not the 1994 aged bai hao?

Sil

No it’s her new taiwan black…there are pics on FB but no name…so hoping she sees my post and lets me know.

Sil

(post on FB asking, not this one haha)

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drank Watermelon Barley Tea by Lupicia
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I have a confession to make….not that she should mind but if she does, i’ll make it up to her… you see, i have a whole bunch of tea at my place…that belongs to other ppl. And most of the time, because they’re shared orders, it’s tea that i already have. But there are two teas currently in my house that are NOT MINE. not even kinda lol. OK well, as of today there are like 5…but the point is. I was going through those teas today to pull out the ones for Cavo and VariaTEA and i came across this tea…again. And the impish girl in me…the kind who puts boxes on her head and takes a picture just for fun…well she made me open the resealable bag and take out one of these teabags…and cold brew it.for tonight.

…and now i’m drinking it. and it’s delicious and i only feel kinda of guilty…but not REALLY guilty…because KITTENNA YOUR TEAS MISS YOU! (or rather they want to hang out with the 600 teas at your place…) lol

this tea? Cold brewed, is very barley with the watermelon in the back seat, but with a little sugar, it pops just enough to make this a really refreshing tea. the kind of tea i should have ordered yesterday lol but there will be future orders, and i’m thinking that this one? it’s going to have to be in that order… thanks kittenna even if it wasn’t voluntarily heh

Terri HarpLady

thanks for making me laugh!

Sil

happy to oblige :) the picture is on FB lol

Cavocorax

Hahaha. KITTENNA I WANT THIS TEA!
(also steal whatever of mine you want. I consider that rent)

Cavocorax

Where’s the picture?

Sil

Cavo…picture of me with a box on my head I meant

VariaTEA

There was no barley tea on the site. I really wanted to order this or the apple one but that was just not happening.

Sil

i’ll keep my eyes peeled later on variaTEA – it was always that way for me with cookie

VariaTEA

Aww thank you :)

Kittenna

Hahaha, now I know why the bag was opened! I see that Sil only removed one teabag – Cavo and or VariaTea – do you each want one?

Sil

welcome to 6 months ago :P

VariaTEA

Hahahaha I was confused as I didn’t remember commenting on any barley tea posts lately. I would love to try some :). Let me know if there is anything from my cupboard you’d like!

Kittenna

You just sent me tea, so I owe you! :P I’ll include some in the package I’m slowly organizing :)

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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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