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Cavocorax gave me a cup of this to try out since it was once that i didn’t order. I had waffled on this one but in the end chose not to pick it up as i was fairly certain it wouldn’t be on my LOVED list at the end of the day. Turns out? I was right. While i do like the raspberry tea aspect of this, i found that it wasn’t very cashew like and at teh end of the day it felt a little wimpy. Not my favourite of stacy’s teas, and not one that i’ll miss…but it was really nice to get to try it, so thank you Cavo!

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drank Coffee & Cigarettes by Butiki Teas
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Cavocorax gave me up a precious bit of her tea because her package arrived before ours..and let me tell you. I wish to heck i’d been able to buy more of this now. As gross as this tea sounds (i don’t smoke, can’t stand it..though i do enjoy coffee…) it’s fantastic. It’s got that depth to it from the puerh…..the coffee kicks in making it seriously yum and then there’s that smoke hanging out in the background. I had several steepings of this today while trying to eek out as much as i could from this. Adding sugar made it more like a dessert…adding cream just made it more coffee like. I am a fan. seriously. SO GOOD! Anyone doesn’t want theirs, just pass that on to me!

Stephanie

Wow I should have tried this one :)

Sil

no no you totally don’t want to try it ahem

Stephanie

HA well it is too late now anyway Sil!

Sil

ok but if you find some…from someone…. just give it to me…you don’t need to try it. just saying lol

Cavocorax

Ha! I forgot I shared some of this with you. I thought my bag felt like! I enjoyed the cup I had today but I’ll pass the rest of my 1/2 oz over to you since you loved it while it was more of a 78 for me!

Sil

haha

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i had a cup of this today…while i went through my cupboard and tried o get everything all tidied up for when my orders get here…since a few of them will take a couple weeks because of us to canada shipping, i’m hoping being organised will let me get a few sipdowns in before they arrive, so my start of year cupboard will be a little smaller lol

This one is malty and sweet and delicious! It’s not my favourite from YS but it’s a good one and worth having around until i drink the rest up :)

Terri HarpLady

Is this one of the ones you got while visiting me?

Sil

no i bought this one and sent you some :) or it’s in your second box…lol

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cavocorax shared the last of this one with me since she wasn’t feeling it anymore. Always happy to revisit teas that i’ve had in the past. The one thing i have to say about this tea is that any time it’s brewed, the entire apartment smells like vanilla and chocolate lol I really enjoyed this today…it was a great tea to start my day as i’m trying to get organised with my tea purchases and swaps that have come in recently as, as soon as my orders get here we’re moving in to sipdown mode! operation 50 will commence lol On the upside, my cupboard is relatively “fresh” with my oldest tea being 7? months old..so i’ve got that on my side still…even if i DO want to try and get to 6 months lol

Terri HarpLady

I’ll probably polish off the last of this during my Sipdown Extravaganza

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drank Warm Cinnamon Bread by Butiki Teas
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Well then…first to review? that seems…not right. I had this one last night, and i have to say this is more red hot candy than cinnamon bread…i suspect in my head,i was thinking something more like janet’s cinnamon roll tea. However, that’s not to say that i didn’t love this. It was just the right cinnamon puerh balance, which is funny because i had two similar beverages like that yesterday. Cavocorax shared this one with me, and i’m grateful for the share! All i want to do is play with this one now…maybe add a little vanilla powder or brew it as a latte…zomg. exciting! haha

Butiki Teas

Yeah, I think I chose a poor name for this one. Initially, I was working with the title Spiced Cinnamon Bread but didn’t want to use the word ‘spiced’ since I feel it’s overused. So I was thinking about different words I could use that are similar. I always associate spice with warmth but now that you mention it, the title makes it seem like it’s just regular cinnamon bread.

Sil

we forgive you. I love it..so i’m good :)

Butiki Teas

Glad you are enjoying it! :)

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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tea from last night which finished off my older stash of this, so a semi sipdown as now i’m on the newer bag lol. I had this last night while babysitting our friends kiddo – they went out for their anniversary dinner to have some time alone! haha I am still really enjoying this blend…not sure how i feel about the latest batch of verdant blends that have come out..but i guess, given the dollar, not likely to find out any time soon lol. At least i have this one to last me for a little…

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drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
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thank you Kittenna! This is one of those tasting notes that makes me sad because I was never able to pick this up myself. And it’s good. i very much appreciate the share from Kittenna today and will be resteeping this until the flavour is dead. This is juicy and delicious and everything in between here and there and everywhere. I am a fan! I don’t get a lot of chocolate notes from this one but that’s ok by me. I can mostly smell them versus tasting them. Seriously. delicious! So sad i missed out on this one.. sniffles

adagio breeze

I’m thinking about getting the component teas from other sources and hacking the recipe for some of these breakfast blends.

Sil

yeah that might have to be something we do ugh

VariaTEA

Sil, I can share mine with you if you like. I haven’t tried it yet but I certainly have enough tea and I don’t grab straight blends often enough that I would miss it that much. I’d rather it go where it would be enjoyed than stay here in a drawer.

Sil

I’d love you for that VariaTEA but only if you don’t love it…i wouldn’t want to sneak teas from you that you enjoy :)

VariaTEA

I’m happy to share :)

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
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this was my morning tea since i needed a bit of a PUNCH. I did no rinse or anything like that and this morning it was a dark brew with just the right level of cinnamon running through it. slightly sweet but not cloyingly slow and the puerh still came through. Resteeping it now that i’m home and this is a still a great dark brew but now i’m getting a little more vanilla cookie like taste coming through along with the cinnamon.

Cavo – this is the one you need to remind me IN FUTURE to set aside for you to try :)

Also…thank you missB for accommodating my wish list and finding this one for me!

Cavocorax

I will try. I will add it to my wishlist! :D

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drank Caramel avec Fleurs by Jardin du Thé
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Another delight from MissB I just should have asked her to buy 100g for me lol This is deliciously caramel and wonderful. And even though I said i would keep it all for myself, Whatshesaid did ask for some of this, so i’ll share… i guess sigh so good… so yum.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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this + cacao = my tea for travelling to and from the festival today. I’m utterly exausted today but it was well worth the trip to go there and back before babysitting tonight as i found the teaware i wanted and got to spend some time with the girls. Always nice to catch up. Now that i’m home of course, i just want to go take a nap. ugh.

tea-sipper

mm… Laoshan and cacao.

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