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sipdown on this one today as well! I’m very nearly out of the teas i brought back from china – well the ones that weren’t packaged in tins or individual servings. While it makes me sad, i’m also really glad that i’ve been able to get through them and enjoy them while i’ve had them…as well as share with others!

Terri HarpLady

I enjoyed the ones you sent me! :)

Sil

we’re tea sisters :)

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drank Fruity Pu-erh by The Tea Grotto
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SIPDOWN! Man i really need to make sure i’m doing my one a day, so here’s to hopefully 1 of 2 or 3 tonight to make up for earlier this week :) not to mention the tea that arrived from cavo that bumped my numbers up.

I have enjoyed this one a bunch because it not only has a fun fruity flavour, but you can still taste the tea base underneath it all. I very much hate it when you might as well be drinking juice for all that the flavours hide the tea…especially with pu-erh. Thank you again kallieboo! for this one!

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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
4041 tasting notes

Mmmmm…..busted open the package of this one today and man, I’d almost forgotten how delicious this one is. I really do love it with this base and the lack of marshmallows. Such a good yummy cup of orange and chocolate!

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drank Nuwara Eliya Courtlodge by Pekko Teas
4041 tasting notes

I had this earlier today and while it wasn’t a bad black, there are so very many more out there that I vastly prefer to this one. I like my black morning teas to be bold and robust and announce their presence! This one did not….but it was still a decent cup of tea. Thanks Terri!

Terri HarpLady

yeah, this one doesn’t float my boat either…

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drank Pineberry Honeybush by 52teas
4041 tasting notes

Another one from Cavocorax tonight since it’s time for a bit of “downtime” before bed. Watching the last half of an episode of black mirror. It’s a bbc series that has random shows that look at technology and how it’s changed our world or could change our world. It’s fiction and so far i’ve found each of the episodes relatively interesting in their own ways.

Funnily enough, shortly after this tea came out, i actually SAW a real pineberry in the grocery store and almost bought it just for kicks haha. I’m not sure how i feel about this one. It’s not BAD..but it doesn’t really taste like anything that i can accurately describe. It’s just kinda sweet, hanging out.

Note: It does take on more “taste” as it cools a bit so there is that :)
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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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Cavocorax sent me this to try since as much as i can admit there are David’s teas out there that are delicious, on average i generally don’t like them as much as other teas. I find them a good entry point to loose leaf tea but that’s about it. However, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying trying them and i love that they will let you walk in to the store and pick up whatever size you want! I wish all companies would do this. seriously.

So this tea? It’s not too shabby. I tried it hot brewed first and i’m sure i’ll do a cold brew just to try it out. it smells like coconut, but doesn’t taste TOOOOO much like coconut – the citrus/pineapple adds something to it. I have a feeling that this would make a good vodka infusion so maybe i’ll try that. Especially if you added some raspberry juice to it? maybe. hmmmmm

thanks cavo! even if it does mean my cupboard goes up since i haven’t been staying on top of my sipdowns this week lesigh

Dinosara

I mean, this tea sounds decent enough, but I keep on reading these reviews and wondering why on earth did they call it Mint Julep!? Juleps are my heritage and I just can’t get behind it.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I thought it tasted like an amaretto sour with mint.

Uniquity

It is essentially the same as Mojito from three years ago. No-one can really explain why they are calling it mint julep – I only wish they hadn’t added coconut this time. I have a sample but am leery of the coconut as I LOVED mojito (actually just finished it off today, heh).

Sil

man if there was no coconut it would be awesome…

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
4041 tasting notes

Teeeerrrriiii! I want more! gimme! sipdown… boooooooo! it’s hard to believe that this it’s like a cup of chocolate cocoa. mmmmmm

Terri HarpLady

I’ll include some in your next box! It’s the best I can do for now, LOL.

Sil

Haha I appreciate it. Just need to place a tea spot order, but they don’t often have really awesome sales….just sales on things I don’t want lol

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drank Vanilla Bean Black Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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another morning tea…it was decent. it was a long time ago lol

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drank Mocha Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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This was a mini sipdown this morning because i managed to finally get through the matcha in this flavour that my friend gave to me. I still have my own in the cupboard but at least that one is still sealed :) I really like having this one in smoothie form with a small dash of coffee matcha to make it a little more robust in terms of coffee flavour. it’s delicious! :)

ashmanra

I don’t like coffee, but I actually liked this matcha!

Sil

It’s pretty tasty….sometimes I add a bit of vanilla matcha to it, others a bit of coffee :) I’m thinking hazelnut might work too

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I had this tea a really long time ago today. It appears that the story of my life these days is to make tea, be busy all day and barely have time to formulate my thoughts on the tea until late at night when i just want to go to bed :)

This one was a pretty average every day black tea for the morning. It was pretty mellow and on the milder side but still a relatively nice breakfast tea! Thanks terri!

Nxtdoor

you want to go to bed? Wow… talk about old! :D

Sil

nxtdoor – in to work for 7am, home after 7pm….yes..yes i AM old :) I’m not tired, just mentally exhausted!

Terri HarpLady

I worked like a fiend all day in the garden, & all I can see in my future is a hot bubble bath & bed.

Sil

oh god..what i wouldn’t give for a decent sized tub in our apartment…

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