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I’ve been drinking this all afternoon since we got back from the mall and it’s been a great way to sit, relax and calm down. Just needed some down time to not do much of anything.

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drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
5357 tasting notes

mmmm another tea from this morning that accompanied me to the mall. I added a splash of maple syrup to this one and again, it made me happy. While not my favourite blend from fortnum, it is still pretty decent!

keychange

You braved the mall today? Good for you!

Sil

necessity…i had to take mail to the post :) However it wasn’t as bad as i thought it would be -likely because it’s sunday. Managed to buy a few clothes, shoes and splurged on a few things from aveda to take advantage of their sale heh.

keychange

Sounds like a day full of win!

Sil

it was…got to start looking at wedding rings today too heh

Cavocorax

Oooooh! That’s awesome!

Nicole

Rings! Yay!

Ysaurella

sounds like a good day ;)

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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
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sad sad sipdown for me. (127) I needed something to get me through having to go to the mall today so i packed this with me. Sooo good. I WILL be getting more of this..oh yes i will. thank you again cteresa

edit: resteep on this is pretty good too…i just couldn’t bear to let it go..

cteresa

This was one of the fastest disappearing teas I ever bought, auto rebuy when I had the chance ( though next rebuy is looking more difficult).

And it seems to not be a fussy tea about how it gets brewed. I call it the golden retriever wolf!

Sil

yeah…i thought maybe the first time i had it, i was exaggerating how much i liked it…i wasn’t lol

Tuscanteal

No no, there is no exaggeration with this tea, it’s that good!!!

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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very nearly a sipdown, though since i’ve got another few ounces of this coming my way via cavocorax, it won’t be for long! and that, that makes me happy because i need more teas in my cupboard that aren’t black or puerh lol for when i just want something different. Still loving this.

Cavocorax

I hope it comes in soon!
I hope something comes in soon!

Sil

Lol should have ordered room yezi…that stuff ws practically here after the. Weekend lol. I’m disappointed in the Toronto ppl you ordered from….us can’t keep 10 days but Toronto shouldbe. Within the week. :(

Cavocorax

Yeah! My Della Terra order arrived today – I would have bet money that my OTHER order would have arrived first!

I’ll keep that in mind about Yezi too! I like fast shippers.

Sil

mail on sunday? weeeeiiiirdddd… also that’s awesome. It also means we’re one step closer to having to meet up heh

Cavocorax

Yeah I went for a walk to the library and saw three mail trucks drive by. I had my fingers crossed that they were coming to meeeeee.

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sipdown! I may need to pick this one up again. I never did get around to trying to steep it in anything but water. I just have quite loved this blend as an overall nice tea to have in the evening before bed.

Stephanie

You can have the rest of mine if you want it, Sil. I only have a couple of cups worth left, but I didn’t like it enough to keep it. Too much fennel, Bleh!

Sil

i’ll likely buy more, plus shipping from us to canada is a pita – just ask terri lol but i appreciate the offer!

JustJames

hah! took me a sec….. pita.

Sil

yeah sorry…i get people with that one all the time.. maybe it’s an alberta thing lol

Stephanie

Yeah, shipping to Canada has gone up :/

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I also had my cold brew of this from the other day. Since i essentially put my left over leaves in to see how they would turn out, this isn’t really a sipdown. What i can say though, is that as a cold brew this is pretty delicious! The puerh adds a strength to the brew so it’s not quite like drinking juice but the flavours still shine through and make this delicious! Added a tiny bit of sweetner to this and it was even more tasty! I do like this one a lot. Just wish they hadn’t been picked over when we went back to the craft show :(

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69
drank Almond Truffle by Sloane Tea Company
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sipdown! (129) Yeah, that’s right dinosara! we can pretend i’ll catch up to you haha. I saved the last little bit of this so that i could try it as a latte. I likely have had too much caffeine tonight but i’m having fun and testing, as usual, has been extended so my day has pretty much been: sit around, drink tea, package tea up for friends, watch tv, test.

i’ve got some errands tomorrow and i want to bake, so i imagine i’ll be drinking less tomorrow. This is quite nice as a latte, but still nothing to write home about. It’s like it can’t decide if it wants to me chocolatey or almond-y and can’t find the middle ground haha. However milk>water for this one imo :)

Dinosara

Haha I am still at 99 despite getting one of my Black Friday orders. We’ll probably go back up at similar times once packages start rolling in!

Sil

yeah i’ve received one of my BF orders with 6 left to come in as well as two swaps.. so i’m probably up that creek with no paddle…but i’m still going to TRY to end the year at 150

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My matcha was composed of the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Distinctive

I ordered this flavour on a whim. I like macademia nuts, and i love praline flavours…so i figured what the heck. Red Leaf has been good to us and I also wanted to try some of the flavours that didn’t seem to pop up as much.
Opening this, there’s a strong macadamia nut flavour, with faint undertones of a bit of a chemical smell. I opted to drink this as a latte simply to add some creaminess to the taste. Matcha lattes with redleaf are my favourite! i rarely drink them straight unless it’s just to see if the flavours taste better because i haven’t liked it as a latte flavour.
Final verdict on this? It tastes like the nut, but it’s missing the caramel praline flavour that would be perfect with this taste! There’s no bitterness to this but i REALLY was hoping for a different flavour to come off. I almost felt like i could have just been drinking the macadamia nut matcha that red leaf also has. After i added a bit of sugar to this, it helped a little bit to draw the flavour out a little more, but i’m not a fan of having to add sweetner to my teas and matcha. Overall not bad, but there are others i like WAY more!

Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/macadamia-praline-matcha.html

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drank Divine Cream by Sloane Tea Company
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sipdown! haha I realised while going through some of my teas this afternoon that i only had a sachet left of this so i figured what the hell! Again, this smells so much more amazing than it tastes. I’m not a fan of bergamot and it’s not super strong in this but it ruins the caramel trying to come through in this. I just want this to BE BETTER lol or at least be like it smells. POO! anyway still drinkable but there are others i’d rather have!

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bwahahahaha go go gadget sipdown! I had this with a splash of cream and sweetner this afternoon while packaging up tea for friends. While i’ve enjoyed this one a bunch i am super happy to be sipping down another of my oldest teas! With any luck i’ll get through Feb 13 teas before i hit 2014 :)

pyarkaaloo

haha this is a cute review ;) i’m a real fan of strawberry black teas…did u try the one by Ahmad’s of London? i’m surprised at how good it is!

also: +1 for adding cream & sweetener, this is strawberry shortcake for sure

Sil

i think? i’ve tried ahmads but it’s not readily available here…

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