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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
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I had this in the morning and it was delicious. One of these days i’ll try three friends again but i’m pretty sure i’ll still enjoy two friends more :)

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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sipdown! I steeped this cup for over 7 mins and it was even tastier! I like this one a bunch, though it wouldn’t be something i’d drink all the time or even feel the need to keep in my cupboard all the time. :)

also…back down to 158! Wahooo!!!

Cavocorax

Oooh – I’ll have to try that! I grabbed 50g because I had a tin I wanted to fill up and it smelled good enough.

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drank Wild Strawberry by Tea & Bloom
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sipdown! Hot cup of this tonight and it’s delicious still. I have a hard time deciding which way of brewing this i prefer as both are yummy. Thanks as always for sharing tattoed_tea!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked this up on the weekend since i was trying to remember if i liked it or not. I still do, so that’s good to know, though it’s less wonderful than the first time i had it as my tastes have evolved from last year. No need to restock this, but i would be open to picking this up occasionally to enjoy from time to time.

Fjellrev

I swear the mint in this smells a lot weaker this year.

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drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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this is my “required” sipdown for today, though it hardly counts as a sipdown since it’s been in my cupboard for all of a day. Kittenna dropped off tea with me before her trip so i’m just bringing myself back to 160 tonight at the least so that i don’t feel pressured to sipdown things this week. If i do, great, otherwise who cares! only 10 left to go! haha

I think i have LB on the brain since this is reminding me of it – at least as a sweeter, less malty sort of version of it. I could also pick up on the peach flavors towards the middle of the sip in the later infusions. Overall a really nice tea from yezi!

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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This was my other morning tea. Delicious and wonderful and uninterrupted! I am digging this one, though it’s not my favourite from verdant. This however is a hit, while the latest few have been more miss for me.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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so i took the day off today. Off from sipdowns and older teas and i cracked open the 4oz of this that i picked up in september to really enjoy a tea today. I was up a little later last night than i wanted to be since Kittenna was crashing at my place to be close to the airport for her trip. So today was about tea enjoyment…no goals, no agenda, just 2 teas that i wanted to drink. And oh man….sooo worth it. I love this tea. I’ve missed this tea. booyah baby. booyah.

Terri HarpLady

I almost have LB today, I really wanted it, but I had to run all over the place, & I just didn’t feel like drinking it like that.
I totally need to have a day to just focus on some of the teas that I Really Love…sigh…Maybe tomorrow. I’ll be home most of the day, alternating between 45 minute sessions of practicing & writing. Yeah, and tea.

Sil

yeah i just wanted a back to basics sort of day. I have at least one sipdown to do today since kittenna dropped off a couple of samples and i want to stay at 160 but that’s easily doable heh

Cavocorax

Good to hear! :) Why buy all this tea if you feel obligated to consume it with all the rules all the time! You deserve some LB.

Sil

Yep. This week I’m drinking whatever I want…especially since. I keep waking up early and not sleeping well. I figured out that I haven’t actually tried about 45% of my cupboard (which makes sense with some of my samples but not with larger sizes) so I’m also going to have fun exploring new teas heh

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drank Wild Strawberry by Tea & Bloom
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Cold brew of this tonight with a splash of ginger ale added to it. Delicious!

Terri HarpLady

ooooh, that sounds like a really nice treat!

ifjuly

That sounds delicious.

Kaylee

mmmmmm

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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I had a cup of this tonight while watching World War Z – overall not a bad cup of tea. I don’t get the red velvet cake that others do, instead this is just a decent ginger-ish sort of rooibos tea without being overly rooibosy. I only picked up enough for 2 or so Sil sized servings and that’s enough for me. it’s not amazing enough to warrant a larger purchase even if it is another ginger/non caffinated tea.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

tony & I watched that movie a couple of hours ago!

Terri HarpLady

I think the previews made it look a lot scarier than it actually turned out to be

Tea Sipper

The book is AMAZING but the previews for the movie don’t seem to fit the book.

Terri HarpLady

I read the online info, about both the book & the movie, & of course, the storyline doesn’t follow the book exactly…does it ever? LOL

Cavocorax

Tea Sipper – I really enjoyed the book too, so I wasn’t very excited about the movie based on the previews. I guess the movie is based on parts of the book? Seeing as the book is more episodic, following different people in different countries, instead of one smooth narrative, it doesn’t really make the best adaptation… It was entertaining enough, but don’t expect too much.

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drank Tangier Apricot by American Tea Room
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sipdown! (158) I made some of this up cold brew to see how it compares to the hot version and it’s not half bad. I do really like that this is apricot and not peach. it’s a nice change from all the peach teas i overdosed on when i first started drinking tea last year. Cold, this is nearly as nice as the hot version, though it doesn’t really pop until i added a bit of sugar. Yum!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Nicole

Have you tried the Harney Apricot yet?

Sil

i have not! Still hoping to be able to make it to new york for a weekend or something to buy in the store instead of online…

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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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