5914 Tasting Notes

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another tea from this morning. the world has distracted me today. :) However, i am looking forward to sipdown saturday! and sample sunday! woot woot!

Fjellrev

I love the idea of Sipdown Saturday haha. Muchly needed. And I LOVE this tea. :D

Cavocorax

Oh, I totally need to rock some Sipdown Saturday! :D

Sil

i have a bunch of samples i think? i can finish in one cup….but then i have a TON of samples that i haven’t tried that will take a few cups. so i’m hoping i can use sat and sun to do that since there are 15 teas in bound to me…no way i’m hitting 150 this month with all the travelling.

Terri HarpLady

I wish I had time for a sipdown Saturday or Sunday this weekend, cuz I have SO many samples & such. Maybe I’ll make this coming week a sipdown extravaganza :)

Sil

I’m going to try and get through as many as i can…since i suspect there will be tea buying in the very near future…

Terri HarpLady

:) there always is…

Sil

i’m looking at verdant, herbal infusions and river tea at the moment…plus since we’ll be going to florida in february, i’m likely planning an order from at least one place that i can ick up while there (H&S? S&V? Adagio?) AND if i get any free time in chicago this week, i’ll be stopping by adagio and tea gschwender…so team might be picked up there…

Terri HarpLady

I placed my Verdant Birthday order yesterday…just sayin’…

Terri HarpLady

So…where in FL are you guys going?

Sil

Always Orlando :) “family” is there

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drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
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oh man..SUCh a long day. I think i get to eat dinner in a few minutes. Followed by a bit of tv, some sleep and then tomorrow evening after all my errands, i start release weekend hell. FUN! This was one of my teas from forever ago today and a delicious taste for today!

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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Another tea for this evening while i try desperately to book flights for our vacation in february. At this rate, i almost want to say the hell with it and just book a flight to wherever happens to be cheap on the day we want to leave! I am still enjoying this one, though i’m already getting near the end of my little bag. I probably should have picked up more on black friday but i just couldn’t justify it. At least this way, i’m getting through teas faster heh

Terri HarpLady

There is that!

Yvonne

This is one I really, really want to try!

MissB

If it helps, I’ve had mucho luck with Priceline getting great flights for ridiculously low prices, i.e. round-trip Seattle to New York for less than $300, all inclusive. I also use a free app on my phone called Skyscanner that has saved my butt a few times with last-minute fares.

Sil

basically i needed to book this flight last week…. soooo now i need to rethink what w’re doing. ie. still going or if i put it off until april..or if we want to do the whole buffalo on the bus to fly from the US.

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82

sipdown! My evening tea with dinner! I’ve been saving the last little bit for a day when i just wanted to enjoy the last of this tea. Happiness is the bottom of a bag of butiki tea…at least in terms of the extra flavouring that falls to the bottom of the bag. Less so the end of a tea i love! At least this gives me an excuse to order again…sooon!

Terri HarpLady

This one is delicious!

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75

I found a couple teabags of this one in my desk drawer this afternoon and had a delicious cup of this one in our afternoon session. It’s the first time in AGES that i’ve been able to actually have another cup of tea while at work beyond my travel mugs so it made me a happy camper :) still like this one in a pinch!

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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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Flavoured tea of the day from this morning and soooo good! I somehow hit the perfect sweet spot with this one for a travel mug and it was gone before the break in our session today. I’m really glad i picked this one up!

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75

soooo busy today. This was my first tea of the morning as i’m nearly done this one so i wanted to make sure i’m working on finishing it off. This weekend i need to get some serious sipdowns in, so i’m trying to help that along this week :) I still enjoy this one but i feel like i’d prefer to just pick up the individual teas. Maybe i’ll try making my own slightly different version heh

caile

You should!

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90
drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
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pretty sure the version i have is not this version, as there are goji berries in it…but i am lazy tonight, and i don’t think anyone has entered this version in to the database. it’s insanely late..just got home from work team building exercise but i drank this waaay early today. Still not enough tea in me to make me a happy camper…yet but it’s a start. Tomorrow i should be home earlier in order to be able to sit, work at home and get in some evening tea. This version is tasty, but not as much as the original version i tried…but certainly not bad!

Terri HarpLady

I also liked the previous version better, I think there was alot more ginger in it, for one thing. But that was a year or so ago…

Helena

Yu lu yan chai had elderberries and goji berries in it if I recall. I don’t remember any being in the laoshan village chai but I would have to look.

lteg

That’s funny, neither version I can find on Steepster now mentions Goji berries (one of them used to), but the Verdant website (and my own bag of it) has them.

Sil

Sorry for the. Confusion. I KNOW my version is not this one. This is the new winter version they made with goji berries. I was just lazy last night and didn’t want to add the new version to the database. Verdant changes their blends up seasonally.

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Soooo i haven’t had any tea since Sunday. When i woke up this morning i knew i needed a couple of old favourites to get me through the day since my next few weeks are going to be a little crazy. Got in last night, and now i’m at an offsite for two days which means the work is piling up! There’s a release over the weekend and then i’m back on a plane for a couple of days, which means more work piling up. Long story short…looks like there will be some overtime for a while! eesh.

This is such a wonderful tea to kick off my time back in Toronto. On the upside, i think the team is going bowling tonight which will be awesome! even though all i want to do is go home and sleep haha.

TheTeaFairy

Gee, welcome back busy woman!!!

TeaBrat

No tea since Sunday? How did you survive??

Kamyria

No tea since Sunday? But… but… it’s Wednesday today! Welcome back!!

Cavocorax

Overtime means more money to buy tea!
(Or, I guess for your wedding…)

NofarS

At least you made it through and it’s all behind you now. Curl up with a nice cuppa and forget your tealess days in a puff of aromatic steam.

Fjellrev

Nice choice, especially since you’ve been hella busy! When you have the time, make sure to go through my cupboard and pick stuff out that you’d like to try so I could return the favour and send some back your way. :)

Sil

oooh i’ll try and take a look this weekend before i leave again. maybe this time my hotel room will have a damn kettle!

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82

airport tea! thank you teafairy for making this delicious blend! have to go! be back soon lol

TheTeaFairy

Oh, thanks for bringing part of me with you :-)
Have a safe flight, missing you already!

Fjellrev

Safe trip, Sil!

OMGsrsly

Have fun! Well, as much fun as you can have on a work trip. :)

Kaylee

Safe and enjoyable travels!

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