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sipdown! this (and likely most of my sipdowns today) comes to me courtesy of terri but originally from NofarS so thank you both for the lovely teas!

I love this. I wasn’t expecting much when i opted to brew this today because i think i have this weird mindset that twinnings = not for me. However, the utter smoothness of the tea caught me off guard. I drank the first cup up so quickly, i made a second cup just to be able to enjoy it a bit more. It’s not one of those punch you in the face to wake you up in the morning teas, nor an overly malty tea..for me, it’s what an everyday cup of tea should be – utterly pleasant to drink :)

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I think the twinings teas we get here in North America might be their cast offs to the stepchildren, lol. They must keep the Good Stuff over on the Continent.

Sil

too bad we can’t just pop over there one weekend for like the biggest tea buying extravaganza ever… london and paris GO!

Terri HarpLady

In my dreams!

OMGsrsly

I checked out that Twinings link you had in another note, and OMG. The signature blends look LOVELY. I’m tempted to find a shipping quote, even though it’s probably only within the realms of dreams right now. They courier, rather than post.

OMGsrsly

And it’s only £15 delivery to my place on £60 of tea. That’s 2×100g signature blends. More of a special treat than an every day thing, I think. :)

Terri HarpLady

so how does that translate to american dollars?

OMGsrsly

Well, I’d be translating into Canadian. :) I usually double it as an estimation, but the currency converter says it’s CAD$125 today. Not as expensive as teas from the Urban Tea Merchant (TWG), but close!

Terri HarpLady

Ouch! Guess we won’t be buying that one, LOL.

OMGsrsly

That is for £75. Two of the teas plus shipping. I didn’t check how much shipping would be for one tea. I figured if they’re couriering, might as well go for, uhh, broke. :)

Sil

I’m telling you guys…someday….weekend in the uk for me….someday. After all I have like 8 weeks of vacation to use up lol just have to find the money heh

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drank Chocolate Orange by Bayswater Tea Co.
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sooo this is NOT a sipdown tonight…but tomorrow it will be. I put the last of this in a container to cold brew overnight because i’m curious how the flavours deal with an extended brew but in cold water. I’ve found this tastes best at about 3 mins, whereas with some rooibos that i can let sit all night – this one gets gross after a long brew. So we shall see. I would for sure pick this one up again for more caffeine free options :) thanks again cavocorax!

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drank Vanilla Honeybush by Steam Tea House
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sipdown! though the floor ate some of this because i’m tired and knocked things over. clearly i need more sleep. I added just a bit of sweetener to this and NOW it is much more vanilla like. thanks again omgsrsly!

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sipdown! (though that’s nearly the last of them for tonight). This tea? It pretty much makes me want to make some ginger chicken or something. This is not something i want to drink, i want to eat it! so um yeah. it’s not bad..but i feel like it’s something i should be cooking with instead heh

Terri HarpLady

I like to drink ginger tea when I’m sick with any kind of respiratory problem. I also like to drink ginger tea when my guts are unhappy. I also just like to drink it, because I love ginger, heh. ;)

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Another non sipdown tea that I cheated with today and brewed western style. Initial impressions of this one are that I will quite enjoy it, moreso than the other that I tried today. Theres something in hath notes of this one that I’m looking for ward to exploring.

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This isn’t asipdown and my head is not happy with me today….worried I’m getting sick. I cheated today and opted to trythiswith a simple western brew mostly just to get a sense of how I might feel about the tea when is I t down todo a proper gong fu session. Verdict? I think ill like this one. It’s got an earthy quality about it, more similar to a darker tea than a roasty oolong. More to come in the future.

Terri HarpLady

No, you can’t get sick! No no no no no!! I’m sending you Reiki, & hopefully you’ll feel better. Rest!!

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I forgot that i took this one out and about with me today. Only today, I added a bit of yunnan gold to this while it was brewing to see if that would add a bit of depth to it without losing the sweet apple goodness that i like about this one. It worked, though sometimes i would prefer the sweet unmodified version of this. I actually think it might be interesting to brew this with maybe tiger assam and see what happens :)

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drank Plum Oolong by A Southern Season
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Sipdown! i like this one quite a bit. it’s plumy with a bit of spiciness to it but not overly so. Theres a sweetness to this and a bit of tartness at the same time. I am digging this one!

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sipdown! so i’ve been really off of “peach” flavoured teas lately but terri sent this my way so of course it had to be tried since i must try ALL THE TEA. Suprisingly enough, this is really tasty. It’s not fuzzy peach flavoured peach – it’s much closer to being more like a real juicy peach. As many of you know…i HATE jasmine…but in this, i’m really not detecting any unless somehow it’s responsible for mellowing out the peach flavour. over all, quite pleased with this one even if it would never be a cupboard staple. Nice to have a peach tea i’m not sick of.

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drank Pomegranate Sunrise by The Tea Merchant
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sipdown! thus putting me a whole tea ahead of my tea sister..lol this is another one that terri shared with me and it’s a decent enough ftuity green tea. I kept the temperature low, so there’s no bitterness to the cup. It’s close to pomegranate, but still not there. Overall, not a bad tea though, and if i were more into green teas i think i’d enjoy this one a bunch – especially as a cold tea, sweetened slightly.

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