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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
4043 tasting notes

My only other tea today… Nice thing was that it had just enough of a flavour punch to give me that second wind after running around a bunch. :) Happiness is, tea and girl time! I’m REALLY hoping work doesn’t need me tonight, as there is a release going on this evening. I’d like to be able to sleep in tomorrow and then spend the day relaxing, drinking tea and watching tv. Just need some downtime to relax on my own :)

Final count: 208 (need to get to 200 tomorrow!) On the upside.. 8 more sipdowns of older teas and i’ll be within 6 months of my oldest teas! So maybe i’ll be able to get some work done on those 8 teas tomorrow too :)

VariaTEA

Hehehe I am winning again (though I am guessing not for long)

TheTeaFairy

Hope you get your peaceful sipdown day tomorrow :-)

Terri HarpLady

My oldest tea is a Wuyi oolong that I’ve had for uh…..quite some time…

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87
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
4043 tasting notes

Another delicious tea that i took out with me today. Early morning start today to make it in to the spa with nicole for a girls day out. Mani/Pedis, lunch, movie and then dinner with my other half, her husband and the little one. Followed by a short game before coming home late. I was glad i made the effort in the morning to brew up two travel mugs to bring with me :) I needed it by the afternoon!

Cavocorax

Oh fancy! Sounds like a pretty great day.

Sil

it was nice…nicole hasn’t had girl time or even a day outside the house in the past 5 months or so…so we spoiled her.

Terri HarpLady

What an awesome day!

Sil

it was nice…though i’m betting all of a day before my nail polish starts chipping lol i usually only ever get pedicures to mostly get rid of all the ick factor on my feet :) E was like..oh hey! your feet aren’t ripping my legs now lol gee thanks…love you too :P (followed by a comment about how he should just send me to get one every month…)

Cavocorax

Ahahhaha. I had a pedicure once and I liked it because I like foot rubs by people who know what they’re doing, but I feel like it was totally wasted bc the person just wanted to talk to me the whole time and I just wanted to relax. :P Next time I’ll go where they don’t speak english. Ha.

But that’s really cool you able to get her out and doing fun things.

boychik

Cavocorax, I only go to Chinese places. They smile, very friendly and only talk to each other. As long as I don’t understand it doesn’t bother me.

Terri HarpLady

For awhile my daughters & I had an annual pedicure tradition going on. Their birthdays are March 14th & 28, exactly 2 weeks apart. We’d go for breakfast, then starbucks latte’s, then pedi’s, then lunch! It was great, but we haven’t been able to get our schedules together for the last couple of years.
Add to that, my grandaughter’s birthday is right in between their’s, on the 21st. We’re having her party today, & I’m thinking we need to really try to get the pedi thing going again, & include her in it.

I always get the same nail polish, “I am not a Waitress”, hahaha, & Sil, it never lasts very long :(
But the foot soak & rub is a fun luxury! Nothing like a day out with the girls!

Cavocorax

That sounds like so much fun! I hope you guys manage to make it happen again, even if you’re a few weeks later than the birthdays!

Sil

Cavo – I’m happy to do a girls day out with you at the spa. There are a few places here we can go where they will leave us alone and that aren’t too expensive :)

Sil

Terri – it’s nice isn’t it? :)

Nicole

Looooove pedis. And if I can pair it with a massage…heaven. My pedis always last forever since I am not allowed to really be without shoes since my foot injury. But I don’t even bother with manicures – I can’t not be in the kitchen or doing something that ruins those in less than a day at most.

Sil

nicole – yeah i don’t bother with manicure’s most of the time but this was just for my friend. i’ve already managed to chip part of it hahaha

Nicole

A sacrificial spa day for a friend. That’s tough. :)

Sil

yeah…the things i do..

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
4043 tasting notes

farewell my dear friend! I had this tea today as my first cup of the day in latte form. I’ve been meaning to do that for a while now, and since it was my last cup of this deliciously wonderful tea, it was the right time. It was a really nice deliciously creamy start to my day. yay!

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my other tea from today which is neither an old tea or a tea close to being completed…it’s just a tea i love and wanted. Not that i didn’t want the others but this was the tea that i was craving. MissB sent a package today, which of course bumped up my numbers. At this point, i’m sure my goal is so far away it’s not funny.
70 teas in 10 days. I’m fairly certain 7 sipdowns a day is not going to happen…but i might get close. maybe. :)

Final count: 209

VariaTEA

Haha. I too am at 209.

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
4043 tasting notes

only a single cup of this is left….but since it’s friday i splurged and drank the second last cup of this. So there. No moar hoarding! but i will be rebuying you….oh yes i will.

Ysaurella

I need to rebuy as well, let me know if you want me to buy it for you and send over Canada

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tired and long day tomorrow..so keeping it quick tonight..i hope. This was early morning delicious tea and it was nice to revisit. Bumped the rating up a little because it as much tastier this time around than i remembered….that being said, i tried this a long time ago, and i know my tastes have changed.

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74
drank Aquarius by Nina's Paris
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thank you VariaTEA (and Nina’s Paris) for letting me try this one. Sadly, this one falls a little short of expectations because i largely get a sense of creamy rooibos from this one. If i squint and think really hard, i can taste the mint ish…so maybe this one just needs to steep a lot more. or be overleafed :) Either way it’s not a bad tea because i like the roibos that Nina’s uses, so i’m ok with it but i prefer others that they have more.

VariaTEA

I got a lot of mint and cacao. I wonder how much leaf was in the cup they made me compared to the sample they gave.

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drank Pisces by Nina's Paris
4043 tasting notes

So this one? THIS one is delicious… i find this caramel cream preferable to the version of caramel rooibos from Damman Freres. VariaTEA was awesome and sent this one my way.

Fun facts? This puts me at 1650 different teas tried since i joined steepster. It also brings my final count today to 204 teas after being pushed to 215 today after starting at 193. this also marks my 3807 tasting note….in uh 1 year, 8 months and uh 10 days. true story yo.

Cavocorax

OMG. So how much did you sipdown today?

Sil

uh…11 i guess?

Fjellrev

Good god, Sil. That’s more sipdowns than I tend to accomplish in two weeks.

Sil

hahaha… but cavo gave me single cup samples! so it’s like cheating

Sil

uh and by single cups..i mean sil single cups? :)

keychange

You’re friggin unstoppable!

keychange

11!! I don’t think I’ve accomplished that many sipdowns in six months!

VariaTEA

I AM AT 204 TOO!! Yay!! Also, I like this one too (it helps that it is my sign :P). If you want more, I am always happy to share.

Cavocorax

Haha. You’ve trained me well! :D

Cavocorax

Those Nina’s teas are trouble. The ones I split with tea smell so good that I’m immediately thinking about my next order. An order I’m not allowed to make until 90 more sipdowns… :P

Sil

I will place an order in April…..it will be for 4 tins from a&d. I’m going to try not to allow myself any other orders beyond that unless I get down to my oldest teas being within 6 months.

Cavocorax

4 tins of A&D is an awful lot of tea! (But not awful tea. :P) That’s so tempting… I need to empty more tins first though.

Anna

Those NUMBERS.

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81
drank Under the Mango Tree by Nina's Paris
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mmmm this one was sent my way by variaTEA and i am a fan! black mango…heeeyyoooo! what’s up. shakin’ that… yeah ok…clearly, i’m a little off the rails tonight. but this tea? it’s a really smooth, deliciously mango yummy smelling party in my mouth sort of tea right now. soooo YAY!

keychange

heeeelllll yaaaaaaah mango party!

VariaTEA

Yay! I am glad you liked it!! Apparently it is from their Japan line of teas. I am a fan too. I might have a cup…hmmmm…but there is so many swap teas to try.

Sil

yeah… i’m having that problem with a few of my teas haha. I’m trying to find a balance between old teas and getting through the MOUNTAIN OF SWAP TEAS! harder still ’cause there are a lot of adagio teas and i have to break between those or they start to all taste the same heh

VariaTEA

I have been trying to balance caffeine-free and caffeinated but that has gone out the door a bit in favor of trying new things.

Sil

i don’t have enough herbals etc… and most of my swaps = black teas haha

VariaTEA

I am in the same boat which is making the balance particularly difficult. Hence why I sort have tossed the idea out the window for today.

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bad steepster! bad! it make me click on the review button a bunch but never popped open the windo to make a note..and then i had to go and delete 1092382109382 blank entries for this tea.

I think i’m a little spzy right now because i saw the name of this tea and the first thing that popped into my head was that song… "comet, it makes your mouth turn green….comet…it tastes like gasoline… comet,…..da da da da…s a lot of YES to this tea :)

Cavocorax

That’s better than what I had- I sorta lost my note completely? And now I don’t remember if I liked it. :P

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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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