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drank Sweet Helen by RiverTea
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Sipdown! Final tea of the evening today since the evening got away from us… god i hate wedding planning lol woot woot!

Final Count: 80

Terri HarpLady

better you than me LOL

Sil

Dude if I lived in your house, it would be in your backyard and just a BBQ with good tunes until ppl wanted to leave

Terri HarpLady

Hey, come get married in st louis in my back yard! Then I can play at your wedding :)

Kittenna

^^ I approve of this plan!

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87
drank Golden Strand Black Tea by Mandala Tea
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woot! still really loving this tea and i’m glad that i got to share a little with kittenna. THinking about buying more with mandala’s sale even though i’m not yet finished this one, in part because it’ll take 10 days to get here. and that makes it november lol. soooooo goood.

Kittenna

Kittenna is grateful for the share! :D

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80

I’m still a fan of this tea. As a result, i totally took 3 straight teas to work with me because these straight teas have lots of flavour! I like that this isn’t the usual type of keemun that i usually have. instead this is almost more of a sweet tea versus a little smokey. noms!

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80
drank Cacao by Tisano
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80
drank Cacao by Tisano
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99
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Most awesome tea of the day today + a little cacao made for me getting through the day without losing it! GGOOOOOO TEA!

Kittenna

Is this the latest batch? I’m planning on leaving mine sealed for a while and was curious about the harvest. All I remember if you discussing Zhu Rong and Yu Lu Yan Cha.

Sil

uh this batch is from july 2013 ro 2014…i can’t recall which. Terri gave it to me. I haven’t opened the preorder that i picked up from this year’s most recent harvest.

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84
drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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Another tea from tonight, largely so i could put the wee little bit Kittenna gave back to me in to the tin with the rest of this. haha. Not that it made it in to the tin, but at least i’ve condensed the bag down. 3 more days left in october and i’m curious if i can get to 75 just for fun. I’m not all that confident that i will since i’m not focusing on teas with smaller amounts – rather just letting my tastebuds dictate. And tonight…they wanted this! :) Still enjoying this creamy vanilla like spicy tea at about a 7 min steep…anything less is too wimpy :)

CHAroma

Sometimes it’s best to let tastebuds dictate. :)

Kittenna

Bleh. I wish I could have liked this. The ingredients sounded delicious…

Sil

heh yeah too bad K. :(
i agree charoma lol

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66
drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
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tried this one as a latte tonight. This is more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate, but it’s still just not what i was hoping for when i picked it up. I’m not a HUGE fan of the base but the chocolate is decent for what it’s worth. Maybe a little sugar would have improved things but i didn’t get around to that as i drink most of my teas without sweetner

Kittenna

I definitely got milk chocolate over dark. Agreed on the base though – I think that could really improve it.

Sil

the “stick” pieces are a little weird too..not sure if you had any in the samples i sent over. This was one of the teas from a random vancouver company i walked past.

Kittenna

I didn’t notice any “stick” pieces… interesting.

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88
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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Another tea from this afternoon. While i adore this tea, i totally don’t know how anyone would be able to steep is for a full 5mins and drink it :) about 2 mins is all i can handle before it’s just too spicy :)

OMGsrsly

Ahahaha. :D I totally do 5 min, but I add a little honey to tone down the spice.

Sil

yeah well 5 mins + sweetner, maybe :)

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86

mmmmm having a grand cup of this with a splash of honey to smooth out the edges!

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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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