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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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I picked this for my 52 tea of the day since i have fallen behind with that but don’t want a lot of caffeine tonight. I’m hoping i can get around to cold brewing a few more of the ones in my cupboard so that i can have those in the heat. But for now i have this cup..and i’m hoarding this as it’s my last bag.
Will trade blueberry cream cheese danish for this one!

this>strawberry pie from 52 teas every day. it’s less cinnamon, more strawberry and with a dash more “creamy” mmmmmmmmmmm i really need to make this into an actual milkshake for fun haha

Kittenna

PS Sil, I may as well give you the rest of mine. I’ll have another cup of it but you clearly like it way more than me, haha.

Kittenna

Make a note of it on the spreadsheet, lol.

Nicole

I have some I can share. Weren’t we going to swap in July? :)

Sil

haha yes we were nicole… apparently we’re both a little busy. I’ll maybe spend some time looking through your cupboard this weekend. :) My cupboard’s a little crazy but i think i have a least a cup i can share of even my samples sizes so i think we’re safe in terms of you looking at mine heh

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Made this one as a cold brew and i’m not sure if this is the heat or what but it is PERFECT tonight and hitting exactly the spot that i wanted it. I am digging this a lot and it’s making the perfect tea tonight to help beat the heat. thanks lala!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Lala

Glad it is helping you survive that wicked heat wave!

Sil

it’s insane…flood one week…next week heat warnings..

Lala

well as long as you (and your tea) are safe

NofarS

Keep safe!

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Cold brew of this one to try it out since i have a GIANT TIN of this! 4.4 ounces to be precise minus what i’ve managed to drink, swap and share :) I figured if i enjoyed it as a cold brew, this would be a good one to drink all summer – maybe with some marco polo as well.

the verdict? this isn’t half bad! i think i’ll be drinking more of this that way…especially if it’s going to be this hot all week!!!!!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Vanilla Bean Black Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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I had this today as well – not much to say about this one except that i don’t mind it. It’s an enjoyable enough tea and i’ll enjoy finishing off the rest of it, but i’m not sure i’ll ever repurchase it.

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85
drank Black Beauty by Mandala Tea
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Another tea from Terri – so many teas to try and so little time! I had this one earlier today and it was delicious! I have a sneaking suspicion that i’m going to be struggling with keeping my first order with mandala to a smaller size. I suspect that even though I’m enjoying these black teas – i may just force myself to focus on the puerhs from Garret as I already want 2-3 cakes… lesigh

This is a bolder tea that is also sweet and reminds me of some of the keemuns i’ve had but not overly so. There’s very little astringency and mostly it’s just a yummy morning cup for me. I’m glad i have a bit left – even if a sipdown would be great too lol

graceatblb

Keeping Mandala orders to a small size is a big struggle. I fear I may make it worse for you when I get around to sending some teas to you…when I can get to the post office. The post office in 100 degree heat is a frightening place.

Sil

ugh i feel you there! my house is super hot this week with temperatures hitting uh converts about 104 this week with the humidex. UGH DO NOT LIKE

graceatblb

I am a complete wuss when it comes to heat. I only leave the air-conditioned parts of the house upon necessity.

Terri HarpLady

That’s my policy as well.
Glad you like this one! I’m already planning my next mandala order…

Garret

This tea totally reminded me of some of the characteristics of Keemun, but I like this alot more… we are having so many people enjoy this tea and that makes me so happy. Matter of fact, unless I can find a really high quality Keemun for the store, I’m going to direct customers looking for keemun like tea to this one. I think it ages waaaaay better than keemun, too.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! (229) last of this tonight since i want to limit my caffeine intake. It hasn’t been affecting me, but with the weather being as hot as it is, sometimes by body just gets weird on me lol soooo just trying to make sure i sleep tonight. i’ve been remiss with my 52 teas this weekend as well, so maybe a cup or two of those tonight to catch myself back up :)

This will be a reorder for sure. It’s a great peppermint chocolate tea and i love that it’s not a black tea base!

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drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
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Decided to finish off the last of this today – sipdown! (230) had this cold brew to finish it off. Probably not a re-order but still a tea i wouldn’t turn down.

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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SIPDOWN! (231) After adding in all my verdant teas and the teas from terri i’m back up to 231 after this sipdown, which is much better than i expected – i thought i’d be closer to 250 or worse.

It was my birthday yesterday and I didn’t get much tea drinking done since we pretty much got up, had a bite to eat and hopped on the bikes for the rest of the day. We did some trail riding, hit the farmers market, and then biked some more with a stop for picnic lunch before finally heading home. We made one of my favourite things for laaaaaate second lunch (BLT on flat bread with homemade guacamole, turkey, cheese). We then pretty much headed out for dinner and a movie. By the time we got home i was not only totally ready for bed but was also super happy. Probably one of my best birthdays in a while – just getting to be outside and with my other half. Plus we totally didn’t spend a lot of money since we had movie tickets we’d bought previously.

Today though, i have to spend some time working, so to make that more enjoyable i picked one of the puerh i’ve been really looking forward to from terri and i’ve been drinking that all morning..that meaning THIS TEA!

Special Dark! yay!

First Steeping was light and i didn’t get the cocoa taste until the last few sips in the cup – smooth though
second steeping – much more chocolatey, still smooth and delicious
third steeping – still really enjoying this. will have to keep steeping this for a few more to see how it goes..

so far…i’m glad that gracebtlb and terri introduced me to this one. grace through her excitement and love of mandala teas and puerh and terri for sending a sample my way for me to try. Going to be adding this to my must have list :)

Lala

Happy, Happy belated birthday friend!!

Nicole

Happy, happy!

graceatblb

Happy birthday!

Sil

Thanks guys! :)

TastyBrew

Happy birthday!!!!

Terri HarpLady

I didn’t really send you any Sheng. I’ll start a box, that’ll jack your numbers up a little.
;)

Sil

Lmao too funny Terri lol I’m actually going to be away from my tea for like a week…..grrrr its awful lol

Cavocorax

Where are you going that you can’t bring your tea? :O

Sil

Victoria…..hahaha but it’s a weird family sort of hotel and house staying kinda of weird hiking trip and visit with dying people sort of weird trip that means I’m probably better off just keeping it to 1or 2 max with me.

Cavocorax

Sounds complicated. I bought 20 samples with me when i traveled in a little cardboard box, but that earned me a few odd looks.

Terri HarpLady

When are you leaving Sil?
I’ll be away for a week, & I really need to narrow my list of teas down…or maybe just bring a box of samples & do a crazy week long sample sipdown, lol

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73
drank Ginger Darjeeling Peach by Fusion Teas
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another backlog and a sipdown from yesterday! thank you again nxtdoor i enjoyed getting the chance to taste these teas from fusion teas. I like how the ginger takes away some of the peachy sweetness in this one :)

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drank Acai Berry Blend by Fusion Teas
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more backlogging and a sipdown!

Thanks again to nxtdoor for sending this my way. I am not a fan of green oolongs but this tea not only smells delicious but tastes wonderfully fruity and pretty good. I drank this yesterday both cold and hot and it’s got a nice smooth green oolong taste that blends nicely with the fruity acai/berry taste. it’s also not overly floral which is a plus for me. Over all not a bad little tea, though nothing i need to keep in my cupboard always. It was nice getting to try it though, and i did enjoy drinking it :)

Nxtdoor

You’re being nice! I feel differently about this tea but I’ll do my own review one day.

Sil

haha i’m not being nice. it wasn’t a terrible tea – considering i don’t like oolongs much, the berry taste was nice. I liked it better cold though. and as for whether it tastes like acai…couldn’t tell you, have never had it haha

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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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