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Sipdown :) Another nicole tea (there are more coming…) I have been not so fond of my peach teas lately but this one made up for that. While it was clearly a peach tea, there was also the apricot notes that came through, and likely made it more enjoyable for me. I think this would make a fantastic iced tea. I think i’ll be placing an order with these folks once i get my cupboard down to a more manageable size. thanks nicole!

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drank Grand Yunnan No. 21 by Kusmi Tea
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SIPDOWN! Thank you again nicole for this one. I haven’t had much luck with kusmi teas until now. THIS is a kumsi tea i can get behind, so i’m inclined to think that maybe it’s just their black teas with bergamot that i don’t enjoy. I think nicole also sent me an assam from the company so i’m interested in seeing whether that one also appeals to me. If so, i’ll stick to Kusmi’s straight teas :) This was unlike other yunnans that i’ve tried. No astringency, not too bold but smooth and delicious! even the resteep was pretty darn good :) Thanks Nicole!

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drank Tangerine Blossom by Shang Tea
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SIPDOWN! Another tea from teh lovely nicole I was worried a little about this one because teas with the word “blossom” in it tend to be floral in nature. This one is no exception, but not so much that i didn’t enjoy it. I REALLY liked the citrusy flavour of this one and the base is a very smooth black that didn’t overpower the taste of the tea or interfere with it. It was a really nice afternoon tea to be drinking. There are floral notes in this, at least as far as my tastebuds go. it is also one heck of a delicious smelling tea! Thank you nicole!

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drank Breakfast Smoothie Honeybush by 52teas
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man..have i been drinking tea today! Didn’t get a chance to log a bunch of my teas so a few incoming at the moment to catch up. This is part of my 52 sipdown challenge i’ve given myself and one more cup and i should be able to wrap this one up. Not a re-order but it’s been decent enough to drink down.

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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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