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drank Lao Tong Zhi 2011 Sheng by Verdant Tea
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i’ve been drinking this over the morning. It appears as though i’ve had less success this round with this tea. Today it’s a bit too vegetal and bitter for me. Not sure what i did differently this time around but this morning, none of my steepings have been overly delicious though i do know i liked it quite a bit last time. hmmm ah well. You can’t win them all! thanks again for sharing this with me terri!

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drank Earl Grey by Henry Langdon
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when is an earl grey not really an earl grey? When it’s THIS earl grey. heh Another tea sent to me by alice that i was a little wary of. EG’s are not my favourite tea and this one smells VERY strongly of bergamot. However, after brewing this up, it’s not really like most other EG’s that i’ve had. It’s a little more floral..and the bergamot takes a back seat to things. overall not a terrible cup, but i’ll save the rest to pass on to a friend who loves EG’s :) thanks alice! it’s neat to see how different teas can be.

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drank Organic Houjicha by Hibiki-an
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this was sent to me by Halieod a long while ago and it appears as though i haven’t had a chance to log it until now. I’ve had a number of cups of this, though its not always the first thing i reach for. What i like about this is that it’s a roasty taste, without being an oolong ;) I’m glad that i’ve had this one to try! Thanks Halieod!

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drank Yu Lu Yan Chai by Verdant Tea (Special)
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I want to try and brew this like real chai with the next steeping. I had multiple steeps of this in the early morning and it is a terribly delicious chai. I’m quite happy with this monthly blend over some of the previous ones :) The base really works in this one to blend with the spices going on. I’m beginning to think that Verdant has got their chai going on, as I am a fan of a number of them :)

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drank French Breakfast by Mariage Frères
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Brewed a cup of this much earlier in the morning. I had to open the seal to send some off to a tea friend so i figured that i was safe to try a cup before the holiday season ends in case i decided i MUST have moar! This is a highly satisfying cup of tea. It doesn’t scream cocoa but there is for sure a malt cocoa taste that runs through this cup. I can see enjoying this one until the last of it is gone :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Had a giant mug of this while watching some Walking Dead with my other half. Still enjoying this one quite a bit after all this time. :)

VariaTEA

Walking Dead and Lime Chiffon – two of my favourite things :P

CHAroma

When are they going to tell Daryl about Carol??! I’ve been waiting for that scene forever! The writers just keep finding ways to keep us in the dark episode after episode.

VariaTEA

I think they decided to cut to the Governor for a bit and in the midseason finally this week everything will come to a head. I mean they can’t exactly put it off much longer if they plan on showing the prison group.

CHAroma

This whole governor segue feels like stalling though. They haven’t shown a single main character for 2 episodes. It’s unusual.

Sil

lol sooo have to stop reading this.. i’m still working through last season…

CHAroma

I tried to be cryptic so as not to give anything away. You should be fine. :)

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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sipdown! Ok this needs to come back now as i’d like to reorder. I didn’t think i would, but today, it’s like i found the magic sweet spot. It was closer to 1TBS for 8oz and then steeped for about 6 mins. Now it’s a creamy, vanilla citrus blend..it’s like a delicious cake like thing. i don’t know..i can’t explain it but this? this is good. yes please!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

I’m waiting for this one to come back too.

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mmm thanks for sharing this one with me dexter! This brings me officially to 149 – so i’m under my black friday goal and consider myself to be officially working towards tea purchases. 1 sipdown = 1 tea i can purchase lol.

This is a pretty decent assam. It’s got a bit of astringency to it, but not so much that it’s less enjoyable. There’s a teeeeny bit of sweetness hiding in the sip as well, it’s not a malty assam. :) i like this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

Yay congrats! Good job!

Sil

thanks! Ended the night at 147…and there’s still tomorrow heh

Sil

er 148

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drank Numalighur FTGFOP1 by Mariage Frères
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mmm sipdown! This is off to share with tea friends so yay for that! I’ve enjoyed this one, considering it’s a little random tea from my parents. Not much else to say about this one – was a decent afternoon cup while getting some work done.

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drank Ceylon Gold by Tea Forte
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i made this last week, and apparently forgot to log it. It was a pretty average, every day iced tea. On sale, i’d buy it again but otherwise i have other loose teas i prefer iced. :)

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