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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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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
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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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drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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sipdown! (243) Farewell strawberry pie honeybush :) You were great while you lasted (through 2 bags i might add). Overall i’ve grown to dislike the strong presence of the cinnamon in this one, though it’s a great little tea. The strawberry is delicious, and the cinnamon does make it pie-like. I just prefer walter bishop strawberry over this one if i had my way. :)

Boiling 8 min or more

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thank you fiddling! I’m finally getting the chance to try this bagegd tea that she sent me. While the bag smelled pretty much like nothing, the tea brewed up into a rather tasty vanilla black tea. It’s a smooth vanilla black that, as far as bagged teas go, could compete with a number of vanilla blacks that i’ve tried out there. Overall i am happy with this tea!

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Nuwara Eliya Courtlodge by Pekko Teas
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SIPDOWN! (244)

Figured i might as well finish this off since there was only a small regular person’s sized cup left. Thanks again for this one terri! lol

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drank Thé à l'Opéra by Mariage Frères
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thank you Shmiracles! I’m trying to get into some of my swap samples that i have been neglecting, especially since they’ll be quick-er sipdowns than my large bags of tea lol

Another green tea for the afternoon…crap work calls. more in a bit.

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yeah that’s right…working from home and getting lots of tea in. Which suits me fine because it’s a miserable yucky cold and dreary day out there.
I am really sort of digging how juicy this tea is. this is a light green without that onverly strong vegetal taste. overall, quite nice.

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Another one from terri! (sipdown) I feel like i’m in the home stretch with those, though i have apparently really neglected the awesome swaps i received from fiddling and shmiracles heh opened up my swap box to pull new ones out and there were a bunch.

This is a nice middle of the road sort of roasty oolong. there’s a woody feel to this one and it leaves me mouth a little dry but over all it’s pretty tasty. I do like that it’s not overly charcoal feeling and the aroma of the leaves is pretty pleasant.

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drank Boulder Blues by The Tea Spot
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SIPDOWN! This really is a nice green tea. I pretty much enjoy how the flavours mix with the green tea. I appreciate that terri included this one in our swap as it’s not often that i get the chance to try a variety of greens. :) Thanks terri!

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Inspired by starfevre’s posting of this, i figured i might as well try the last of my sample of this one. While it’s a nice enough cup of tea, I very much prefer other oolongs, and am finding i need to be in the mood for darker oolongs. Nice enough to try, though not enough to keep in my cupboard. (sipdown!)

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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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