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this was my tea this morning to deal with the slushy, frozen mess out there. I only have maybe 5 more days worth of this tea left so i’m trying to savour them while also being excited for an excuse to place another order during the next sale haha. Added a bit of maple to this one just for fun and had a great morning tea :)

Cavocorax

Hey! We’re tiger buddies today!

lteg

I’ve been putting off placing an order for this tea. I’ve never found myself particularly drawn to an Assam, but I also don’t know that I’ve ever done due diligence to try a good one.

Sil

iteg – not up for a swap right away but i’d be happy to send some your way before you commit to a whole tin
Cavo- yay!

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drank Mango Rooibos by Assam Tea Company
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sipdown! (189) thanks for sending this my way Missb especially since it likely would have been one i picked out for my first order with this company (which will happen someday but later rather than sooner since my cupboard just went up!) I have to agree with missb that this is pretty close to mango “real” flavour. What i didn’t count on, was the smell. There’s something slightly cloying in the smell that is not sitting well with me. I an enjoying the tea for what it is but i’m not sure the smell wouldn’t get to me after a while. Not sure if i’ll order this myself but i’m glad i tried it. It’s a tea i could have in my cupboard now and again i think – one of the rotating teas :)

MissB

Their samples are huge and great to try stuff out. I have yet to find anything that I loved however.

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drank Tropical Christmas by Herbal Infusions
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sipdown! (190) Another one from Dexter who very nicely surprised me with samples of all 12 of the herbal infusions teas as i missed being able to grab them thanks to a very long day of work.

I couldn’t tell you what’s in this blend. I drank it unthinkingly while browsing adagio fan blends (curse you cavo!). What that does tell me is that i enjoyed it quite a bit! it wasn’t overly sweet, wasn’t a hibiscusy blend..though the smell started to get to me after a while. I’d actually like to try this one cold brewed sometime. thanks dexter!

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OMGsrsly

I know! I started browsing the fan blends, and have a list. :D

Sil

yeah except i don’t like adagios bases most of the time…so those would be really expensive tins hahaha

MissB

Heh. Talk to Dexter about some of the blends, and I have a good handful too if you’d like some samples…

Dexter

(That box is in the city – should get it tomorrow – I don’t think I’ve ever tried any of the fan blends, so ordered some. Always willing to share with tea friends )

Sil

haha will let you know :)

Cavocorax

I just saw this now. Hahaha. I love that you guys are thinking fandom tea thoughts. I want them all. And then I want a blending tea kit so I can make my own and trick everyone into buying it and raving about it so I can earn points for more free tea.

Except I’ll never get my own Adagio account bc of insane shipping stupidity. I should email them again and see what they say about with another method.

Sil

i am so insanely jealous of dexters fandom sampler tins right now…

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drank Candycane Licorice by Herbal Infusions
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Another one from dexter! :) I would have gotten through all 12 days today i think except for getting a late start on them heh. This one is quite tasty, though the licorice makes it a little sweet for my tastes. If i can find a way to dial it back a bit, i think it will be even tastier. Maybe i can add my 52 shamrock tea to it heh. If you don’t like licorice, stay away from this one. There’s a creamy, lemon, mint licorice flavour going on here. I’m not sure i’d call it candycane..but it’s not too shabby :)

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drank Pumpkin Pie by Herbal Infusions
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Another one from dexter! I’m trying to switch over to some of my caffeine free teas on the off chance it decides to bug me tonight. I’ve got a meeting in the morning with a vendor so i need to be on my game!

This one reminds me a lot of the pumpkin rooibos from tealux i think it was. Sadly that also means that it reminds me of melon. For whatever reason it’s like honey dew/cantaloupe sort of melon. Enjoyable but man i miss the pumpkin tea terri sent me haha

Helena

well then you need pumpkin chai from David’s Tea or Butiki’s pumpkin tea… Dang it I forgot the name of it…

Sil

Helena – i like butikit’s pumpkin burlee oolong, but david’s tea doesn’t do it for me. the pumpkin tea terri sent me is by far my absolute favourite though. real chunks of dehydrated pumpkin in it, made locally.

Helena

Pumpkin Chai isn’t for everyone it’s more of a sweet treat to keep from snacking! Butiki’s pumpkin creme brulee is very good though. I tried a pumpkin spice from Tea Story a local tea shop and it was pretty good. Sometimes you just need that pumpkin fix :D

Sil

Yes! I agree…though now that it’s officially winter here, I’m sure I’ll be moving on to the Chais haha

Helena

There should be a way to have your pumpkin and chai too…

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meh. not enough ginger and too much like a diluted apple cider. Drinkable but i feel like Herbal Infusions can do better. I’ve got at least another cup so i’ll try playing with the parameters to see how that goes. :) thanks dexter! having a great time with these.

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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sipdown! (191) had a cup of this with dinner tonight – roast beef, rice, green beans and apple crisp for dessert! Even better? we watched the newest sherlock episode and it was fabulous! I had such a fantastic time watching it. It’s like everyone was on their game. I love how mycroft got a bit of depth to him. no spoilers here, but it was just a fantastically great time! and this tea was a lovely accompaniment.

keychange

I think you drink more tea than anyone in the world! also, your whole weekend sounded wonderful. We should try and meet up when next I’m in the GTA!

MissB

Oh gosh, the first or second episode of S03? First was… wowza. I loved it so. Zero spoilers either, however I think I’ve got an intellectual crush on Mycroft/Gatiss. “Thinking is the new sexy…”

Sil

Key change – haha I doubt that very much :)
MissB – the empty hearse…..so very sexy!

keychange

No way. you can seriously polish off like 19 cups a day or something. I’d need to live in diapers, I think LOL

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wooop! this is a seriously spicy chai – not quite as intensely spicy as butiki’s spicy tea but enough to make me sit up and take note! The longer the tea cools, the more the spice sticks out as well. I quite enjoyed this cup, courtesy of dexter thank you madam! cleared my stuffy nose right up haha

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drank Monk's Blend Decaf by Darlene's Teaport
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sipdown! (not that it means much when my cupboard is this far from it’s goal lol 192) another tea from MissB. Turns out? i still don’t like monk’s blend. something about the addition of grenadine into a perfectly delicious cup of tea makes it undrinkable for me. Ah well, at least i tried and it’s not the fault of the tea – it’s a flavour preference from me. Ignoring the fact that i dislike monk’s blend, this would probably be a decetn enough cup for someone who enjoys that type of tea :)

TheTeaFairy

192?? What’s up with that???

Sil

YOU! and dexter! lol i was almost to 150 hahaha

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Another tea from dexter Now that i’m home from our wanderings i’m going to try and sample a bunch of the teas that have been recently sent to me so that i can start to get my cupboard under control again. Not even aiming for sipdowns! just trying everything haha.

While i like the flavours in this one better than the EG – there’s a dryness to this one once it cools that i’m not as much a fan of. The base is nice, and this is for sure a milk/cookie sort of tea. I didn’t get a chance to drink it when it was closer to boiling, so i’ll have to make sure i try that next time. On the whole though, another positive offering from Herbal infusions :)

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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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