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hmmmm today this is NOT a good cup of tea. not sure what happened but i am so not feeling this today. I kept looking into my cup trying to figure out where my beloved 49 went…

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Another evening, another cup of rooibos blend. I’m most annoyed to at I didn’t get a day today to bum around drinking tea but I am greatful that we have power. Some will be without until Christmas!! Count your blessings right? We’ve extended our home to anyone in need, but so far most of our friends have power so thank goodness for that. I’m certainly not leaving the house tomorrow so yay for being able to work from. Home!

Still enjoying that I have this cup as a rooibos option. It’s not the. Worlds greatest but it’s good enough :)

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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So done with internet stupidity and ice storms. Had this tonight…still delicious but should have picked up more on Black Friday haha

yyz

It could be worse after the 90’s ice storm my roommates sister lived with us for over a month because her parents house was in a small village and therefore a low priority area.

Starfevre

There was a nice storm here last year when I was visiting (Massachusetts) and I’m hoping it will not repeat itself.

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drank The Jolly Earl by Verdant Tea (Special)
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EG this is not. This is zhu wrong and LB….and maybe a couple spices thrown in. Again 1 min steeps is stupid. lol Pretty much feeling like i could just toss the two teas together and get mostly the same blend. Will try to play with this a bit more later. still like it..but feel more like this is like other teas than being an EG blend.

Lala

I have not tried this specific blend, but the other blends from verdant I have tried, I have always overleafed to get better flavour.

Bonnie

You do have to steep this longer…really.

Sil

Agreed Bonnie. Thy 1 min timings on all their blends is driving me nuts lol

CelebriTEA

Steep longer,but this is really. GOOD!!!

Sil

celebriTEA…your forget..me and the BLERGAMOT don’t get along :)

Kittenna

I know I’m late to the commenting here, but I’m just going with my standard infusion parameters for all Verdant teas, since they seem to work pretty well. I’m pretty sure 1 minute would be way too watery for most blends unless I’ve way overleafed.

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meh. 1 minute steep is stupid. i will rant more about that i’m sure. Drinkable but as not a fan of yabao…esp silverbuds yabao, i wasn’t hoping for much. it’s ok but i’ll have to play a bit more.

JustJames

sil, you’re awesome. xoxo

OMGsrsly

Maybe I’ll try this. How long would you suggest? 3 mins?

JustJames

i’ve done up to 8…. it’s never gone bitter. it’s a bud not a blend, exceptionally forgiving. awesome, awesome as a latte IMO. keep meaning to add nutmeg.

OMGsrsly

I’ll try 185F (85C)/3 mins, I know it’s resteepable.

Bonnie

3 minutes…at least…don’t underleaf either. All the blends this month needed at least 3 minutes no matter what the directions say…Verdant can get mad at me (which they won’t) but this is gospel. 3 minutes…

OMGsrsly

I used almost 1 tbsp for 1 cup water, it’s pretty standard for me.

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drank The Black Lotus by Butiki Teas
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another tea from earlier today. Mostly a whole lot of sleeping and watching tv on the ipad this morning until the power came back. Better notes later, but this is a happy tea for me. It’s sorta just what i needed this afternoon as one of my first cups of teas in forever! stupid ice storms. give me 40 below with nice powder any day! I miss alberta!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Still missing the snow out here! :(

JustJames

is this NOT a happy tea for all???? this tea and i are friends….. we will always be friends. i may have a crush (shhhhhh).

boychik

I had it today but I think I underleafed it:(. I used a diff spoon.

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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long time no see mi xian. It’s good to have you back after such a long time! short notes since the internet is questionable today but this is still delicious and fruity and mild and YUMMY!

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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getting close to the end of this one and it makes me sad…especially since my other half and i are currently working through the entire season of fringe. 5 seasons of gloriousness! This tea makes me happy to drink it while hanging out with walter.

Terri HarpLady

We started watching Fringe the first season, but then somehow got sidetracked. I keep planning to revisit it eventually. Tony & I started watching Supernatural a few nights ago.

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I’ve got som backlogging to do and no idea how long my internet will be up to let me do it. While we have power here at our place which i am SUPER thankful for, the internet is still spotty and having issues.

Let me preface this by saying i HATE that all verdant’s blends seem to have a steeping parameter of boiling, 1 min. The teas never taste delicious and wonderful until you change those…and really? every tea needs boiling? hmmmm

This one is from yesterday. It’s tasty, but nothing to write home about. That being said, I would also be fine having this AND stacy’s peppermint patty in my cupboard as they both bring something slightly different to the table. :)

Dexter

Glad you have power. I’ve been lost in my own little world for the last few days, hadn’t seen any news and didn’t realize how bad the storms have been out that way. Stay safe, and I hope your power stays on. :))

Bonnie

(My personal feeling about most herbals is this…unless I’m sick or want to sleep…which is almost never…herbals are great mixers with puerh, black tea or whatever (had cocoa nibs, cinnamon, laoshan black….whatever.)

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another one from this evening where my impressions are sadly gone from the speed at which i needed to drink this and the length of time we’ve been out. More to come next time! (but i did enjoy this one)

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