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drank Special Earl Grey by The Devotea
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terri’s mean. She knows i’ll drink anything she sends me. So i drank this one…and let me tell you the blergamot smell of this one is INSANE! but i brewed it up, and thankfully the actually brewed cup isn’t nearly as knock your socks off blergamot. If i close my eyes and pretend it’s not blergamot, i think that ppl who like eg’s might enjoy this one as it is a fairly smooth cup of tea. It’s just not the EG to win me over to the dark side.. nope. no siree…

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I probably should have gave it to KS or Tony, but I know you want to try ALL the teas, heh!

Sil

no! someday i’ll find an EG i love…it’ll happen

JustJames

….bLergamot. lmao. awesome. awesome awesome awesome. i feel the same. the word has been rewritten in my brain for life!!!

OMGsrsly

I think this is hilarious. But I promise I won’t send you any blerg unless it’s something pretty unique, like that puerh. :)

TeaBrat

Sil, have you tried Lord bergamot from Steven Smith? That’s one earl gray I actually like :)

Sil

hmmmmm of that i’m not sure… steepster says i haven’t tried it yet heh

Terri HarpLady

Hmmm….I was pretty sure I sent you some…when I had some, but that was probably a year ago.

AmazonV

I gotta second lord bergamot from steven smith as one worth giving a go!

Terri HarpLady

As I recall, when I first tried Lord Bergamot I kind of liked it, because of the Assam (vs ceylon) base. But on later attempts, I didn’t care for it so much.

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I found this one to be pretty “meh” to be honest i expected it to be a little sweetner given my past exeriences with licorice root and it wasn’t. It was also a fairly bland brew, which left me feeling very meh about the whole thing. On the upside, another tea tried….so there’s never any harm in that…coming up are 2 teas i fully expect NOT to like hahaha

Cavocorax

Yikes – that doesn’t sound like fun (2 teas you expect not to enjoy!)
The things we do in order to try them all…

Sil

(blergamot and rose….hahaha) must try all the teas!

Terri HarpLady

You’re a good sport! :)

Sil

…i’m keeping them small cups so that i can explode cavos cupbaord too lol

Cavocorax

/0\
(thank you….)

Robert Godden

How long did you brew it, Sil? It can be 5 minutes before this one fully develops.

Sil

Robert – i probably didn’t brew it long enough…so hopefully cavo will give it a longer steep when she gets the other half of this sample. I’m always wary of oversteeping blacks and not all of the samples terri shared with me had parameters on them :)

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drank Vintage Lemonade by The Devotea
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another one from terri! I’m trying to get 10 in today, which has been made a little difficult since we left the house to go get a board game today. :) This one is pretty nice as a hot brew with just a bit of sweetner added. I’m not sure that i’d quite call it lemonade but it is tasty. I imagine this would be super awesome in summer, iced.

Cheri

This sounds nice!

Sil

it’s not what i expected but was quite plesant

Terri HarpLady

I agree, I think it would be good over ice.
What game did you get?

Sil

Terra Mystica :) (see my note on keemun) heh

Terri HarpLady

(just did, hehe)

AmazonV

I actually designed this tea in the summer as a hot tea, that does come out well hot also. it was my response to everyone marking various flavored lemonades everywhere i went.

AmazonV

make that as an iced tea that comes out well hot also

Sil

nice!

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drank Vintage Lemonade by The Devotea
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drank Keemun Mao Feng by The London Tea Room
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Terri sent more of this my way and I think i love it a little more than the first time. Bumping the rating up a bit but i am going to pass the rest of this on to someone who hasn’t had a chance to try it. Sharing is caring! This + maple made my day when we went out to the nerd store to pick up a game!

Cavocorax

Which game?

Cheri

Yes, which game did you get??!

Sil

Terra Mystica it’s been out of stock for a few weeks now

Cheri

That looks like a fun one.

Cavocorax

Oooh. Neat!

Sil

we’ve looked at it a few times but never bought it because of the all the components…a lot of our friends won’t play games that take longer than 3 mins to set up. But we played it while down in florida and love it…and since it can be played two player, we said go for it! there’s another card game we played as well that i’m going to try and have printed that you and your other half may enjoy as well cavo.

cheri – i uh..have a LOT of board games.. lol

Cavocorax

It can? That’s pretty awesome. J’s not into fantasy settings a lot, but the detail of the different races sounds pretty intriguing. And it’s not luck based I guess? Also a good thing.

Cheri

We have several, but not all that many compared to my sister and brother-in-law.

Terri HarpLady

My new favorite game is cards against humanity

Sil

70+ games at my place, if you count things like dominion and it’s expansions as one game.

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drank White Nights by The Devotea
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mmmm i like what this one does to my mouth :) It’s a little like that refreshing thing that happens if you use SCOPE…though this is nice and not as harsh as that intense mint flavour. I like this one better than the 1001 nights. Something about the white tea base softens everything and blends it together just a little more nicely. I don’t often NEED a mint tea in my cupboard, but this one would be really nice, especially in summer as a cocktail i think :) thanks for sharing terri!

Robert Godden

This one is very popular here right now in the warm weather as an iced tea.

Sil

yeah i’d like to try this as a cold brew sometime :)

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drank 1001 Nights by The Devotea
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i tried this one alongside white nights as they are both very similar in their ingredients apart from the white vs green tea. I have to say, i like this one less. there’s something about the green tea that doesn’t seem to blend as nicely with the peppermint and the lemon. It’s a nice enough cup but if i had to make a choice, i’d pick the other! thanks for letting me try these terri!

Terri HarpLady

It’s what I do! :D

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drank Supreme Golden Needle by Aroma Tea Shop
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another one from terri, though indirectly from Charlotte zero. THIS is fantastic. Golden Needle tend to be hit or miss with me and this is a hit! I am a fan of this..i ended up drinking the cup up and hitting the bottom of it without even realising it. Thanks so much for sharing this with me terri. i think it might need to go on the list for a future order :)

Terri HarpLady

If you order more, this one would make a great BBBB tea, IMO.

Sil

yeah i’ll have to look in to it. it was tasty!

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terri sent this one my way the other day so i thought i’d try this out especially given all the rave reviews. I’m not sure if i did something wrong with brewing this but this really isn’t a tea i enjoy. I know i struggle with darjeelings on good days but yea. sooo not rating this because i think people who enjoy darjeelings would like this, but it’s not for me. something in the taste is just a little weird.

Terri HarpLady

This is another one shared by Charlotte Zero.

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drank Aussie Ginger Chai by The Devotea
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made a cup of this tonight on the stove just for fun. It was nice to try but there are others i prefer. I find that i don’t like it when the clove has a presence in the chai. That being said, the ginger aspect of this is quite tasty. It’s one of those middle of the road chais that i think might be relatively good in the long run. Except it’s spring….soooo in a few months lol

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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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