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Another from courtney that is really quite nice. I like the faint astringency in this one that offsets the sweetness that comes from this. I like this one quite a bit, and is likely my favourite of the ronnefeldt teas that courtney was kind enough to pass on to me. I’ll rather enjoy finishing up the rest of this that i have :)

Courtney

Hah this was my favourite too.

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drank Margaret's Hope by Ronnefeldt Tea
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trying to get to my samples today since there’s a package at the post office that could be one of two things – both with a number of teas. :) This one was from courtney and is not a bad cup for this morning. There’s a bit of astringency in the cup, which i don’t mind at all in this particular case. This continues to reaffirm my opinion that ronnefeldt teas are sort of middle ground for me, so totally doable at a reasonable price point, but not something i MUST HAVE. so thanks for the wide range of teas from them to try courtney!

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drank Raspberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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This is a distinctive level matcha. It appears that raspberry just isn’t a doable flavour for me when it comes to redleaf. There’s an underlying artificial presence to the raspberry that i can’t get past. It’s not there for strawberry or some of the other berry flavours but with raspberry, it’s all i focus on. Oh well, lots of other flavours i love from Redleaf!

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mini sipdown of this as i finally finished the package that I picked up last july and can start on my most recent order of this tea :) It’s nice to be able to cross another July tea off my list, but not as exciting to be finishing off more of this tea since i like it so much haha

Courtney

I can’t live without this one. Even the 2 weeks I went without it was detrimental to my health.

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this one, for awhile now. It’s nice, but doesn’t wow me like it seems to wow so many others.

Sil

I find some days I love it the most, other days I prefer TTC’s versions…I bounce back and forth :)

Terri HarpLady

We’re fickle like that, aren’t we :)

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drank Vanille des Îles by Mariage Frères
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thank you ysaurella for this lovely vanilla tea! It might just be one of my favourites now after having had it. Seriously…wish i could say more but this was just delicious and perfectly what i wanted tonight.

Final Count: 148 (but there’s something at the post office…waiting….for tomorrow)

ashmanra

This is my best friend’s favorite vanilla tea of all time.

Sil

it’s really nice. :)

Ysaurella

this one rocks, yes :) glad you loved it ! I was almost sure you would !

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drank Jamaïque by Mariage Frères
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i had a cup of this tonight to try and relax and enjoy something new. Sadly i was distracted and didn’t pay enough attention to this one from Ysaurella what i do remember is being pleasantly surprised by it as i didn’t bother reading to find out what sort of tea it was. tasty for sure! thankfully i have a bit more of this from my lovely french swapping partner to try it again!

Ysaurella

ah yes you should give another try, be careful with the steeping time…not above 2 minutes :)

Sil

yes! i saw your note :) it was a lovely tea, i jsut didn’t pay as much attention to it as i meant to :)

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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another one whose ratings i likely need to bump up since i keep coming back to it… perfect for this morning’s angsty, grumpy, cranky start :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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some days…there’s not enough time in the world to write reviews. After being woken up last night in the middle of the night for work and then spending most of today troubleshooting other things in prep for release weekend..i am going crazy. Thankfully..there are always teas like this!

Terri HarpLady

Thankfully!

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drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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SOMETIMES….though it doesn’t happen often with me…i forget that i have a particular tea in my cupboard. This one sort of got lost (in plain sight) and i hadn’t had it in a while…so the other day i put it in a REALLY obviously place to remember to drink it more often. And today, i was glad for it :) i still really like the taste of this one. happy i picked some up in a sale from teavivre a while back.

also..since i’m guessing there will be little to no tea drinking this evening having just had uh..a VERY large glass of coke and toasted caramel rye…

Final Count: 149 (merci Ysaurella!)

TheTeaFairy

Did I hear a big fat burp at the end of this note???

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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this one keeps me happy. Since i have no hope in heck of being at 150 for the end of this month (unless i get nothing in the mail before i leave…) courtesy of a great swap from mademoiselle Ysaurella.

Instead, i’ve decided to shift focus to drinking some of my older teas to make a dent in those ones so that eventually I’ll have bags and bags of almost sipdowns! riiiight…? :)

Still enjoying this tea..even if it is a tricky ever changing tea for me from one day to the next lol

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