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SIPDOWN!(230) Another tea courtesy of nicole and the first from mahamosa that i’ve been able to try. I really like this one! It’s got a total exotic fruit taste to it, rather than that generic “berry” flavour. I think this would likely be a really nice cold brew as well. I’ve never had jackfruit before, or if i have, i can’t recall the taste – so i can’t comment on how close it comes to the real thing but this is tasty! Thanks to much for sending this my way nicole!

Tealizzy

My mother-in-law had me try jackfruit cooked in coconut milk, which was delicious, but I probably didn’t really get a good sense of the jackfruit flavor. I’ll have to keep this tea in mind!

Sil

I like tasty fruity teas in the summer :)

Terri HarpLady

There’s a Thai restaurant here that serves an amazing dessert called Halo Halo. It is an interesting & fun mix of tender pieces of soft coconut, jackfruit, jello squares made from coconut milk, palm nuts, some other things I can’t identify, & a few pieces of ice, all floating in a bowl of lightly sweetened coconut milk. I’ve looked this dessert up on the internet. It’s actually a filipino dessert, & the pics I see don’t really resemble what I’ve had at the Thai version. Jackfruit kind of reminds me of mango, only it’s not as juicy & the flavor isn’t quite the same.

Tealizzy

Yep! It is Filipino. I’ve had it too. Very fun dessert!

Nicole

The dessert sounds fun! Glad you liked this one. :)

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drank Organic Karigane Genmaicha by Yuuki-cha
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It looks like somewhere along the way i forgot to log this as i’m down to my last cup of this. Hallieod sent this my way and i’ve been enjoying drinking it the 2-3 times that i’ve had it. it’s a pretty average genmaicha. nothing to write home about, but nothing that i would snub. Thanks again for sending this my way!

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drank Mandala Tea Phatty Cake by Mandala Tea
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thank you terri for sharing this with me. I have some of the loose version of this as well in my cupboard that i recently purchased from Mandala. I know that garret is going to be doing something in the near future with this and the phatty 2 that they have now so i wanted to make sure i got a chance to try this one out before then. I’ve been drinking it most of the morning and haven’t been focusing on that particularities of teh tea on purpose. I just wanted a morning with this to get a general sense of how i felt about it. At some point in the future i’ll go through the steepings and make notes but today? Today i am simply enjoying this for what it is. A delicious puerh i could drink nearly every day.

Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it!

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drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
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sipdown! Garrett sent this along as a free sample when i placed my first order from Mandala. As it’s an oolong, i didn’t want it sitting around too long so i opted to drink it down asap. Additionally, the bags that mandala use for their samples are perfect for using to split off the 52 teas that kittenna and i jointly purchased lol Heavy duty sample bags to prevent contamination for the win!

I almost thought about passing this one off to kittenna or raritea as they seem to prefer milk oolongs but figured if i’m going to try all the teas, i better get cracking! This is fantastic! All i can say is that the girls here should order some from mandala because i think they might like it. It’s nothing like slaone’s milk oololng, which i recall kittenna not liking as much…it’s fresh and creamy and i can understand that toffee sense from the description. I’m going to have to resteep this a bit today, which of course will slow down my cupboard progress but this is totally worth it. thank you garret!!

Awkward Soul

DROOOL Milk Oolong is amazing! Soo gooood!

Terri HarpLady

I also have a sample of this one, which I brought with me to Tony’s to drink today. Not sure if I’ll get a chance, as we’re going to a get together at one of his friend’s houses in a few minutes, but maybe after we get home…we’ll see!

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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
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sipdown! i was hoping to get at least 10 sipdowns done today but i’m not sure that’s going to be doable since i’d also like to get out this afternoon and enjoy the beautiful sunshiney day we’re having here.

Has anyone been watching the meteor showers by the way?

Nicole sent this my way, and because i’ve tried this before i figured i might as well start with it to get me going. Turns out, i like it much better this time around. I don’t get any of the weird notes that i had the first time i tried this so maybe that sample was contaminated? This time it’s just a nice smooth creamy and slightly fruity tea. Thanks nicole! happy i got to try this one again, bumping the rating up a bit.

Nicole

I need to try this one again. I think I’ll like it better cold, to be honest. But I wasn’t paying much attention the first time. :)

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sipdown! (235) I’m doing much better than i thought i would after being able to get through a few teas today. With any luck tomorrow i’ll be able to get twice as many sipdowns since i have a ton of single cup teas to drink up thanks to nicole

i accidentally let this one cool off before i got around to drinking it and it was a MUCH better cup of tea. Still not the oolong for me, but as a cold tea it was much better. Happy it’s gone though, and no need to re-order ever :)

Nxtdoor

This is what I secretly call “the peach/hotdog” tea, much to Dexter’s dismay. Oops, guess it’s not so secret anymore! I finished it yesterday also.

Dexter

LOL I guess Dancong isn’t for everyone. I will never understand the hotdog impression, but everyone experiences tea differently. :))

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold brew of this with dinner tonight. While it’s tasty this way – della terra’s orange and cream is much tastier. I’ll enjoy the last of this but then i’ll stick with della terra which is both orangier and creamier!

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drank Cuba Libre Black Tea by 52teas
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I vastly prefer this one hot. I added a bit of sweetner to this and it brought out a bit more of the lime flavour. I think i prefer frank’s rootbeer tastes to his coke flavours, but this one has been an enjoyable bag to drink through. I’m hoping the coke one that kittenna and i bought is at least this decent.

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Nina's Paris
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mmm this is a sipdown as well, though i never logged it in my cupboard since i knew i’d be drinking it today. Another sample sent my way by Laurent of Nina’s tea. I really am looking forward to placing an order with them when they have their website up and running…though if that takes much longer i may just get it through amazon.

I don’t drink a lot of smokey teas but i have found a few that i enjoy a lot and then there are others i’ll use mostly for cooking with. This is a blend that i would do both with. It’s a very smooth smokey tea that has a fantastic smell to it! I added a bit of maple syrup to this and man it is one fantastic cup of tea with the added sweetner. If you like smokey teas, this is well worth trying!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Breakfast Smoothie Honeybush by 52teas
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Cold brew of this today to rehydrate and have something cool to drink. It’s not bad, but not great…not a repurchase but much more drinkable than cranberry vit from frank heh

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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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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