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sad to see this one go. I started my morning out with this one as there are still a few things to be doing around the house as we have friends coming over for dinner and board games…and i’m still working as some things came to light from last night’s testing that i need to sort out. I love this tea and i can’t even explain why. there’s something about it that just makes me want to drink it. Plus the leaves always make me smile :)

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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Had this as my final cup tonight, mostly because i wanted to have it shortly after the yunnan from terri… I still don’t get the fuss of this tea, though i do enjoy having a sample size of this in my cupboard from time to time :)

Final Count: 147 (7 more to go before i can say i’m at 150 for the end of February, even with the incoming teas, that will likely show up here before the end of the month…so it’s only swaps that will be able to ruin my count! but i DO have a week still..and two whole glorious weekend days left…)

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mmmmm… this + vanilla in latte form was perfect tonight. Had a giant mug of latte goodness while watching an episode of fringe before testing tonight. On the whole, this is one i’d consider having in my cupboard from time to time. while there are a few coffee beans in the blend, they don’t leave that weird icky taste i’ve come to associate with some teas that have beans in them. I enjoy coffee as well, so this was a pleasant cup of goodness. Just enough left to have another cup tomorrow! :)

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drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Simpson & Vail
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another sample from cavocorax. Nice to have this back in my cupboard, though it appears that i like this less than the last time i had it. Perhaps Brioche has ruined almond sugar cookies for me :) Still though, nice to enjoy another cup of this as it’s not a bad tea, just not as delicious as Brioche for me in terms of dessert like teas heh

VariaTEA

I agree with the Brioche comparison. Both are good though :)

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drank Vanilla Cream by Bayswater Tea Co.
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im cheating and having this as a latte, with chocolate machiato… more to come haha

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Guys… i am massively exhausted. I’ve tried napping today, drinking lots of water and tea… and i just can’t shake being totally tired. So this is one i;ve been drinking most of the afternoon and i have to say it’s one of the few puerhs i’ve enjoyed recently from verdant. More often than note, i find myself preferring the tones and notes i get from mandala’s puerh instead. This though? it’s light and refreshing and delicious… and the other half of my sample is going to cavo for her to try and explore since she’s starting to look at puerh a little more :)

Terri HarpLady

This one really is nice :)

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drank Mulberry White Tea by RiverTea
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i understand why a lot of ppl really like this one. it’s funny to me hat RiverTea seems to be hitting the sweet spot with me, with teas that aren’t typically things i enjoy (greens, whites etc..) and missing more often when it comes to the black teas and puerhs. Well, maybe not missing, but not being as awesome as the others. This is a creamy, dreamy sort of delicious tea. Not even sure what the heck mulberries taste like but this is an enjoyable cup of yum! I’ll have to look at picking some up when I place my next RiverTea order. Thanks for sharing this one with me Cavocorax! Love it!

Cavocorax

Woohoo! I’m really happy you enjoyed this one!
I just ordered 50g more of this as I am down to 4 cups or so already. :)
And that’s funny that you’re enjoying unusual teas from them.

Sil

yeah… i think i’ll pick some of this up with my next order… it was pretty tasty!

VariaTEA

This is the one tea that I keep going to RiverTea and looking to buy. This and Dolce Vita sounds good. If I get under 100 I might place an order next month.

Cavocorax

VariaTEA – I just ordered Dolce Vita if you want to wait a few weeks and I can send you samples of each! No need to swap. :)

VariaTEA

I tried mulberry white though and know I like it. I am intrigued as to how dolce vita tastes though so I will watch for your tasting notes.

Cavocorax

Ok! Well I ordered 50g, so if you decide you’d like a cup or two I can stick it in a little envelope and send it your way. :D

VariaTEA

I shall keep that in mind. Perhaps I will wait to see your thoughts though :)

Roswell Strange

I’m also sending you some more RiverTea stuff as well. More Mulberry White, Tea of Kings, and some fruit blends.

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drank Cherry Dream by RiverTea
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This is my face saying no. not going to happen. Sample from Cavocorax, which i’m SUPER grateful for, since this is likely one i would have picked up on my own. It smells lovely, but upon brewing it..it’s more medicinal than i can handle. I’ll pass the small bit of this that i have left off to someone else to try, just in case it’s their cup of tea since cavo enjoyed it. but this is not the tea for me :)

Cavocorax

Awww. Too bad it wasn’t for you! I never noticed anything medicinal – was it the cherry? I could see odd cherries equating with cough syrup or something…

Sil

not sure.. just didn’t sit well with my mouth… likely the cough syrup associations

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I tried steeping this one in apple juice over night. I love it! i think i’d actually be good to steep this in water over night and then add a little apple juice to it just for fun. Overall, still enjoying this one.

Lala

That’s interesting. I never thought to steep directly into juice.

Sil

haha yeah…first time i’ve done it too

aisling of tea

What’s awesomely fun and yummy is to put fresh apple slices in tea and then let it chill overnight. You get a hint of apple sweetness in your tea and tea-flavored apples!

Sil

ooh i’ll have to try that!

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drank Magic Will by RiverTea
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lost my tasting note on this one, but it was another sample from the lovely cavocorax. I’m actually glad to have the chance to try the puerh straight from RiverTea. It’s not a bad little puerh. Earthy and musty, but not overly harsh. A pretty decent average puerh. Having this straight will help with the couple of flavoured puerhs i’ve picked up form River Tea to try :) thanks cavo!

Cavocorax

I thought it was pretty average too. Good in that it didn’t taste like just earth, but not super memorable. Glad I just grabbed a sample!

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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.

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