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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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mmmmm this was supposed to be my first tea back, but i packed it all up for work and then realised i couldn’t find my pass so i said forget that and worked from home today. But since both the teas i’d made were in their travel mugs, i drank a few other teas first. This really is one of my go to happy teas. it always makes things right for me :)

on a non LB related note, i am at 158 teas today…while you might think this is great! since i was trying to get to 150 for the end of the month, and 8 teas in 5 days is nothing… i have to officially throw in the towel on that goal and maybe try and look at getting there for the end of February. Because i went shopping in CHicago while i was away.
First Stop – Adagio tea, because i haven’t been over the moon with their teas, but their fandom blends keep making me want them. So i picked up the Dr Who Fandom set – if only because i will love the tins once the tea is going. I almost bought Rocket fuel in a tin and the sherlock fandom set, but i resisted. They threw in a sample and that made is 11 teas from Adagio.
Next stop – Tea Gscwewnwefjwoiru a fantastic little tea shop that i ran out of time to fully explore. Had a sample while i was there, picked up 4 teas and then at check out was given a book on tea, a tea measuring spoon AND i got to pick out a sample of whatever tea i wanted..so that’s another 5 teas.
Target – found Harney and Sons tins for 5$ – managed to stick to buying ONE…wanted 4. haha

1 impromptu trip to chicago – 17 new teas added to my cupboard, not to mention the 6 coming from River tea and the 4 from verdant. Soooo 150 in 5 days? not going to happen but you know what?

I. Don’t. Care. mwahahahahahaha

(also…toronto tea festival this weekend means AT LEAST another 4 more teas will be in my cupboard i’m sure…though technically that will be february haha)

Cavocorax

Hahahah. That’s awesome!!!

Sil

Back up to 175….lol

Courtney

I either have this one of LB Chocolate Genmaicha every day in my Timolino for school. So delicious.

Fjellrev

Haha, and if you don’t give me a full list of stuff you want me to send you, I’ll just fill in the blanks and send out random non-oolong stuff you haven’t tried. Maybe I’ll send that over the next week. It never ends, Sil.

Sil

lol surprise me my dearest swedish chef giggling

Ysaurella

hummm what’s about asking your BF to lock all the doors to avoid you to buy teas ;p
you say impromptu too in English, that’s great :)

Terri HarpLady

To hell with trying to limit the number if teas in your cupboard, I say. Let it all hang out! Go for the gusto! Seize the day! The more tea the merrier! :D

Sil

Ysaurella – he knows better. I’m allowed to do whatever i want in terms of buying tea. he doesn’t comment or say anything and he’s glad i have something that makes me happy.

Terri HarpLady

Tony is pretty much the same!

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drank Golden Monkey Imperial Yunnan by Tealux
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Yunnans are not my favourite tea. But I’ve had some delicious ones and some less than delicious ones. :) This one is from the lovely Teafairy and is a fairly decent, middle of the road, yunnan. I like the average-ness of this one, funnily enough. it’s a tea that i can get behind drinking when you want something that isnt out of this world but is still a comforting cup. :) thanks teafairy!

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Another tea from the Teafairy! I’m neaaaarly getting close to finishing off the rest of the teas she sent me. It’s mostly the flavoured teas that i have left which is always fun :) I’ve been focusing on the unflavoured teas because that sample container was overflowing a little. This one is ok. I have a hard time with darjeelings so they’re often more miss than hit with me. This one is light and refreshing but not quite the tea for me. However, nice to try :) thanks teafairy!

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sipdown on this one! Another share from the teafairy. I like that people send me teas that aren’t necessarily up my alley so that i continue to try things that i wouldn’t reach for on my own. Sometimes it’s a rousing success, other times it’s a miss. This one falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a nice enough tea but it doesn’t make me want to restock it, have more or sing it’s praises. But it’s not a bad tea. It just happens to be a green tea. haha. It’s slightly sweet, vegetal…sort of your typical green tea. Thanks for sharing though Teafairy!

TheTeaFairy

Yep, you never know unless you try :-)

Sil

agreed! besides, to try ALL THE TEA, you need to try ALL THE TEA!:)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! And i have no doubt you WILL succeed!!!

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drank Jun Shan Yin Zhen Yellow Tea by Tealux
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mmmmm thank you teafairy for this one! I’m sending the last little bit of this over to terri to try because i think she might like the sweetness in this one. I’ve been sipping this one this morning with a few resteeps and it is mighty tasty :) I can see why you love it! thank you so much for sharing!

TheTeaFairy

It makes me really happy we get to share the loooove on this one :-)

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thank you Tastybrew! This is another of the BBB Box offerings that came my way a little while ago. This might? be one of the first teas that i’ve had from the California Tea house and it’s a pretty decent tea. I’m not sure that it knocks any of my top contenders out of the running but it’s a really nice sweet, chocolately, slightly malty sort of cup that suits me quite nicely! Thanks for sharing TB!

Courtney

Sounds tasty. I rolled out of bed late, and I think I’ll hunt down something similar in my cupboard.

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drank Khumbu by Joy's Teaspoon
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I figured with the obscene amount of tea i keep picking up, I should get cracking on the teas from the BBB Box today since life is conspiring against me getting enough work done.

This is a decent enough tea, though i’m not in love with it due to the dryness that is left in my mouth while drinking it. I brewed this western and didn’t get any of the notes that Tastybrew did, so I’m going to hold off on this one until i have a chance to brew it gaiwan style since this particular tea might be best suited for that. Either way, still an enjoyable cup, but left me with a dry mouth. :)

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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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last of the backlogs from friday. My second tea for travelling. It’s sweet delicious caramel taste was just what i needed. We had a blast on friday night, driving out to detroit and then seeing friends for the first time. We got to hang out at the pub, listen to great music and have some great laughter before tucking in for the night. go go impromptu road trips!

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Another backlog from friday – one of two teas that went on our road trip with me to get me from toronto to detroit. I knew we wouldn’t have time to run around findind water for me, so i just brought the two travel mugs for the trip and then went nearly the entire rest of the weekend with no tea. eep! it sucked. haha but this tea? Still loving’ it’s juicy tastiness.

Sil

it was a blast! I’m slightly dehydrated and wind blown from running around for hours in chicago on saturday and sunday but we had a great time. The stopover in detroit let us meet up with a couple friends and then the time we had in chicago gave us enough time to do some shopping, wander around an explore the architecture and buildings and plan our next trip there. As expected my other half loved it and is looking forward to going back. :)

Courtney

Yay! I deleted those comments, since I was reading from the bottom up on my feed and your next tasting note had more details, whoops. That sounds like a great time. :)

Sil

hahaha suuuure make me look like a crazy person talking to herself haha

caile

hahaha, I was wondering who you were talking to for a moment! ;-)

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back log from Friday. I had this just to try it out because i really wanted a keemun, but wasn’t prepared yet to go through my entire keemun comparison. I’ve had this a couple of times now and while it’s tasty, i still prefer the other version that teavivre does. That being said all of their keemuns are in my house now, so i’ll be doing a full comparison/battle of the best in the near-ish future :)

looseTman

I look forward to your TeaVivre Keemun comparison.

Sil

Hoping i’ll have time on sunday to spend time doing it. I forgot that saturday is the toronto tea festival heh Won’t have much time for tea drinking then!

caile

Yay! looking forward to your comparisons as well.

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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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