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drank Chai by Red Blossom Tea Company
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SIPDOWN! (225) it’s colder today so i’m opting for a bit of chai. I finally remembered to try this one steeped in milk so that makes me super happy. This is for sure a chai that i prefer steeped in water with a bit of milk and honey added after the fact. I think it’s because of the citrus in this chai that becomes slightly muted when steeped in milk. It’s not BAD in milk, it’s just that part of what i love about this chai is the orange/citrus aspect of it! yay for a wonderful time drinking up this tea from red blossom.

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drank Cherry Vanilla Cola Black Tea by 52teas
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Tried this out today to see how it compares to cuba libre. I think i like it. haha i want to try this out as a cold brew but it’s not too shabby. Another 52 tea i split with kittenna so yay for small quantities of tea to drink through :)

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sipdown! Terri is my most awesome tea sister who sent this my way. But i suck. I was drinking this in the morning and apparently i’m a little tired and stressed still because without thinking i picked up the leaves and tossed them out with the other cup of tea i was drinking….there was no way to salvage them and yes…i stared long and hard at the garbage trying to figure out if i could get them out. Sooooo i didn’t get as many steeps out of this one as i wanted to but i DID get enough out of it to know that i really enjoy this one. I have more of this in my cupboard (i think it’s the 2012 version) so i’m looking forward to getting to have more and actually finish steeping it! sorry terri! :(

Garret

Crazy thing about this Noble Mark for me: Since I completed the blend and had all the leaves shipped to me, this has been my first tea of the day for over 6 months! And now the Noble Mark cake (pressed on 10/25/2012 is really starting to open up and build in complexity! So excited about this blend! Glad you enjoyed it.

K S

Sil your post is both hilarious and sad at the same time. I so picture myself in the same situation. Only here could you tell this story and be understood.

Sil

i’m still kicking myself for doing that…

gmathis

I’ve contemplated the same issue with dry leaves scattered all over my floor … after all, they do call some of ’em “sweepings…”

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drank Cuba Libre Black Tea by 52teas
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sipdown! had a cup of this today just to finish it off. i really enjoyed this one when i had it!

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drank Morning Sun by Mandala Tea
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I don’t think that this is a tea for me, though i thank my tea sister terri for sending this my way. There’s too much pepper/smokey flavour going on that offends my tongue. it’s a little strange though since i typically enjoy those sorts of flavours…so this is staying on my list to try again in the future.

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drank Red Dragon Pearl by thepuriTea
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sipdown! finished up this one and it’s for sure one that i’d consider reordering in the future. I like that it’s not your typical malty black dragon pearl – the fruitiness adds a bit of uniqueness to this that i like. Maybe not a staple, but for sure something i’d rotate in and out :)

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drank Momo by Lupicia
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cold brewed this one…not a fan. There’s something about the peach in this one that just makes me less than happy. I have enough for a cup or so, but i’m calling this a sipdown and tossing this into the swap box in case someone else wants to try it.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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backlog from yesterday. another tasty cup of this one. Not much to say beyond previous notes except that this is still a tasty treat that i still enjoy

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backlogging from yesterday in between meetings as best as i can. Another great tea shared with us from tastybrew in our BBBB. All i remember from yesterday was that this one made me happy haha. sooo happy i have more to try again when i can write a proper note. but for now, thank you TB!

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drank The Witching Hour by 52teas
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IB..now is your chance to jump on the trade band wagon. I seem to recall you wanting more of this, so if that’s still the case hollar at me, otherwise this is likely going out of my cupboard and into the swap bucket. It’s not that i hate this tea, but there’s something about it that doesn’t work for me. I’m not sure if it’s the tulsi or what, but there’s this weird sweetness that comes out of nowhere that makes it less appetizing than it would be without it. I tried this as a latte tonight, and while it made it better, it’s still nothing i WANT to drink, so it should go to someone who will love drinking it :)

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