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drank Wuyishan Black by Steepster
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mmmm i can get behind this tea as a tea from the select box. To have a box full of teas like this, i would maybe pay the 25$. This is a slightly smoky tea..in that it comes across as the memory of smoke…rather than being smokey..combined with the sweet caramel notes, it’s perfect. I don’t get much of the sour cherry from this, but i am a fan… yes..this is lovely. Except, i can’t buy it..soooo booo!

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drank Golden Yunnan by In Pursuit of Tea
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Steepster select box that my friend insisted on sharing with me, though I had signed her up for it. I have to say, i’m a little disappointed. The price seems a little on the high side of things for what is only 10 cups of tea. Ignoring the re-steepability, that’s still 2.5 per cup with other boxes like verdant’s reserve club that gave you much more tea each month. I like the number of teas…but for 25$ i’d expect teas that knocked my socks off. This was a nice tea, but i’ve had other yunnans that were nicer or at least just as nice. Cocoa-y and malty and smooth….and a lovely cup to drink, but for that price? just didn’t live up to my expectation. I think i’d be less inclined to pick it up now when/if it becomes available simply because i expect it will cost even more to ship outside the US.

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drank Karigane #22 by Kettl
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I had this one before heading out today. I should preface this with the fact tha ti’m not overly a fan of straight greens….i’d rather get my veggies by eating them. :) I was also a little skeptical of this one because the package indicates hazelnut notes… i was right. never did find those.. But on the whole, this was a relatively pleasant green tea that i got a few steepings out of. Nice to try….next!!

Fjellrev

I’m with you on the vegetal factor. Not my thing either.

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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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Hmmm app automatically flags tea as recommended. Also, hate nt being able to caress my cupboard since I know what I drank but not the company.

Had a cup of this one and the other tea before leaving the house to pick up my other half for a nerd store trip. Gotta love a lazy weekend where I got a few thigs done but did NO WORK! That’s right….no work. Best weekend in a long time :)

Ow I’m busy trying to see if I can manage a short trip to Paris in April along with the other trips we need to take this year.
Stephanie

PARIS? So jealous :D

Sil

We’ll see if we can swing it. Lots to do this year for friends weddings and such plus planning ours. But we’ll see…

TheTeaFairy

Yay for a fabulous week end!!!

Kaylee

Caress your cupboard? I know people around here love their tea, but oh my. :-)

Ysaurella

it sounds like a restock for mousse au chocolat ;)

Sil

kaylee – iphone autocorrect is the suck. apparently search = caress lol

OMGsrsly

But it got some laughs out of some of us, so I’d count “caressing your cupboard” as a win, Sil!

MzPriss

I don’t think caressing your cupboard is necessarily inappropriate. And I’m sooo jealous about Paris. I’ve only been once – year before last. I want to go back!

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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nom nom nom :) I love this oolong. There’s something deliciously wonderful about this pineapple flavour. it’s just the right amount of sweet without being overly intense. There’s nothing flowery about this tea thankfully though. heh. Another win from stacy!

Kaylee

Hehe I’m drinking this right now! It’s perfect for the closest thing we’ve had to a pleasant day so far this year.

Ysaurella

ah another Oolong you love ! you see ;) and I love this one as well

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79
drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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mmmm so strange how delicious this is. I’m glad i shared the tin with Cavo, because i’m not sure i could get through a whole tin, but the amount i do have i will enjoy. creamy delicious lemoney goodness :) When fauchon does something right (without flowers!) they do it right :)

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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Another one from this morning and another sipdown :) I’m glad i had the chance to try this one. it’s not a knock your socks off sort of tea for me but it was delicious and tasty while drinking it so i’m glad i picked this one up. I’d trade having bought this for a second tin of automne though sigh

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drank Queen of the Hill by Sloane Tea Company
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catching up from this morning! I finished this off today while cleaning up the house and trying to get a jump on this for today. It’s a beautiful sunshiney day out so i’m hoping to go out with my other half once he’s done work to check out the new nerd store in Toronto and maybe go for afternoon dumplings :) not sad to see this one go though it was a decent cup. Never a reorder for sure.

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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mmmmm cup of this, with a few cacao shells in it to enhance the chocolate… SOooo good. I’m going to miss this one. I really hope that it comes back to Winners sometime since that’s likely the only way i’ll be getting it again any time soon.

Final Count: 145 (woot! made me sipdown goal today…now can i get 5 more in tmrw…)

Cavocorax

I hope so too! It was my favorite of that group I split with you by far.

Courtney

I’m always saddened when I see tasting notes on this tea.

Sil

i dropped by winners yesterday…there was NO selection..so i’m hoping that means it’s going to be restocked soon with SOMETHING

Fjellrev

I recently emailed them asking if they knew when they’ll be getting more in and/or if there are times of the year when they typically do, so we’ll see if they say anything.

Sil

oooooh ok! let us know :)

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had a cup of this tonight while doing my best NOT to order more tea. Yunnan Sourcing, Herbal Infusions, Damn fine tea…i’m looking at you! Thanksfully, DFT has lots left of the special tea, HI has poor service and Yunnan Sourcing won’t disappear on me..so i think i’ve managed to curb my impulse. I feel like i REALLY need to try and last longer than a week in to March :)

Still enjoying this one as a caffeine free option, though i DO like the black base better. Likely won’t be a restock but it’d been nice to have :)

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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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