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drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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i always forget how delicious this is…and then i have it again haha a cup of this in the afternoon to relax with while dealing with silly meetings.


eff meetings. ’aint no one got time for that.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, that’s a tasty one!

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mmmmmm so i’ve had this sample in my cupboard from gracebtlb for a while now. Not because i haven’t wanted to drink it, but because i try to take the time to sit and really focus on the puerh, at least the first time i have it haha. I have to say that this one shocked me with just how much i loved it. I’ve been pretty much drinking it since this morning – in between cups of other teas. This will be an order for sure in future!

I didn’t really take notes while drinking this as i was really enjoying it. but i did give it two rinses to start, as suggested to me by grace. After that i just kept adding 15 sec or so each steep.
-earthy; bold; smooth; a little sweet; leathery; sweet; sort of roasty…kinda

Just a really happy tea for me today in rainy ville. I need to start setting aside time every weekend for puerh!

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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hmmmm…. Cavocorax sent this my way so that i could try out another of david’s spring teas. I’m not sure about this one. It sort of tastes like cucumber water that they serve at spas but a little sweeter. Overall, not my thing since i’d rather just drink cucumber water lol still glad to have tried it though :)


Ooh you’re so fancy you drink cucumber water at spas! I just drink this tea and think it’s the pinnacle of cucumber flavouring in drinks.


lol goofy. sounds like you need a girls day with tea at the spa….heh

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bah this one wasn’t in my cupboard, so it’s not a sipdown but it sure was a tasty tea. I grabbed this one because i wanted something that i knew i’d love. Plus that smokey maple tasty on a rainy day is wonderful.

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drank Angel of Decadence by Beastly Beverages
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oh. no. nope. not even kinda. negative. lol thanks missB I knew i wouldn’t like this as soon as a smelled it, but as i must try ALL THE TEAS! i tried to drink a bit of this cup. Honestly? this is just a cup of jasmine tea. gross. lol there’s nothing else going on here for me except jasmine. haha

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drank Mind Palace by Beastly Beverages
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Thanks missB This tea, while quite lovely reminds me more of a puerh than an assam/ceylon blend. There’s an earthy quality to this that is in line with the puerh i had this morning haha. It looks like missB saw this as closer to a lapsang…so maybe it’s just one of those teas that changes for everyone heh. Either way, this was a really nice cup of tea for this late morning. Though on that note, it seems insane that the day is barely half over and i’ve still got so many teas that i can drink!

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drank Loki by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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this is a tricky tea…which i’m ok with since it’s loki. shmiracles sent this my way and when i opened the bag i was like “well crap…that’s uh…some jasmine” However, once brewed, the jasmine IN the tea is almost non existant. read that as “sil didn’t have to dump it down the drain” my main problem with this though was that i kept smelling the jasmine, which was turning me off the cup even though every time i took a sip, i was like oh! no jasmine lol


I’m kind of having a similar experience over here. every time I twist the lid off my travel mug, I get a whiff of what I swear is cat pee, but then I sip and it’s just my delicious pumpkin tea…wtf? haha


LMAO mmm cat pee…





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drank Thor by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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I’m not sure i’m getting apricot from this one. it’s not as blechy a mate as mate usually is for me, but it’s not a great cup of tea. I feel like thor should be bold and strong….or something hahaha now i’ve lost my train of though. But thank you for sharing shmiracles!

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Soooo my morning has been sort of awesome. I know it’s friday but i woke up early, and actually felt rested even though i went to bed late again. My other half didn’t have work today so he was still in bed, snoring away. I managed to get up and make myself a bagel and creamcheese while boiling water. Why is this morning awesome? It’s been quiet in the apartment – even as far as the neighbours go. I’m working from home today :) It’s raining in Toronto, so i’ve been able to sit, relax and listen to the rain while having tea, including a number of rounds of this one, which i start with. And slowly, steepster has woken up….folks have started to get online with work…but there’s a calmness to everything. Friday is finally here and it’s time to keep it slow. Only thing i’m missing, is the smell of rain….rain here smells different than out west. But life is good. My weekend is shaping up to be a good one and i’ve got my health, tea friends, friends here….a wedding to plan, travelling to be had, a job and my best friend to share it all with. life is just good. Sure work sucks the life out of me…but at the end of the day… i’ve got so much to be thankful for, that it hard seems worth the blip.

Happy friday everyone! Last one in March :)

(oh…and this tea? i love it…there are days when I think i might like this even more than special dark. There’s just something delightful about all of Mandala’s puerhs that i’ve tried. This one is the perfect accompaniment to this morning’s symphony)


So nice! :) Happy friday to you as well.

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drank Amande Amaretti by Dammann Freres
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nom nom nom. While not my favourite of the DF teas, this is one of the few amaretto sorts of tea that i can drink and really enjoy because it’s not as sweet and cloying as a lot of them are. This one came via shmiracles and it was nice to revisit this friend :)

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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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