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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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Pulled this one out as well as i wanted something with a little more punch to it. I neglected to thank Courtney for this one the last time i had it, so double thanks! She sent this one my way when she decided the smokey notes in this were too much. So it’s MINE! MINE! ALL MINE! haha good times. I don’t recall this having smokey notes the very first time i had it, but not that they’re there, this makes this even tastier…for one of us :)

boychik

Lucky! This tea is great. Terri shared it with me and I’m going to reorder.

Terri HarpLady

I don’t know what happened with this tea! I really didn’t care for it initially, and it was definitely NOT smokey. And now it is. I don’t get it, but I prefer it this way, so I’m not complaining.

boychik

I like it smoky as well. Makes it more interesting.

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drank Caramel by TeaGschwendner
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drank Cream by TeaGschwendner
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this tea + caramel from tea G and i’m good. They make a decaf version of creme caramel but really/ who wants that :) Had a couple cups of this earlier while painting but it’s break time at the moment to put half the house back together. Then we finish the hall and then do final touch ups on the kitchen. So nice to be in the home stretch of being done. Orange, Brown, Yellow and green! and we have colours picked for the spare rooms/office for when we decide we want to tackle those in a half a year or something :)

Terri HarpLady

I’m not really getting much done on my painting project today, so far. I’m in between students, eating lunch, & then I’ll go out there for another hour or so before my next student arrives.

Sil

we’re done! so excited… everything just feels good. starting to put things back together again now…still house to get organised but now we can actually DO that

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drank Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea by Teavivre
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my other morning tea! So many teas to drink and so little time. Since the house is still a disaster, i can’t get to my puerhs and explore those today so i’m focusing on some of my “older” teas to keep working on drinking those up heh. I have lots of samples as well that i might spend time with today if painting allows for it. I enjoy this tea from teavivre though it’s not my favourite. it’s got a great morning tea flavour in my opinion so i’m rocking it. Almost time to wake the beast! lol

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trying to get a few things done before my other half wakes up. One of those is updating and figuring out where i am in terms of my tea now that it’s July 1st.

My goal was to get to 100 teas and have the oldest tea be from January 2014. Where i stand is: 164 [Fake Cupboard at 105 teas and 60 samples] and my oldest tea is from Oct 2013 (1 serving left) + 4 teas from December (about 3oz). Not too shabby considering i lost about a month of tea drinking with the move and everything else going on. So i’m putting myself on hiatus until i’m caught up with my goals. For July i was aiming for 95 teas with the oldest being from Feb by Aug 1. I’m allowed to order if i hit one of those goals before Aug 1. I’m so mean to myself lol BUT i really want to get my cupboard in order over the year now that i feel like i have a solid handle on the majority of my likes and dislikes. That was i’ll have more room for puerh cakes and still find the time to drink them :)

Happy Canada Day everyone!

Sami Kelsh

Happy Canada Day, Sil! Wowzers, I’m so envious of your tea-goal-organization skills. WICKED. You can do it!

Sil

haha it’s a good thing i love organising things and making lists and stuff :)

OMGsrsly

That is so incredible. I haven’t even opened some of my Black Friday teas. Or even one of the teas my parents got me at Christmas.

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drank Queen's Choice by Riston
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So i finally got around to trying this one the other day, expecting the worst lol However, it’s actually not that bad. This is not quite the same tea that we had at the tea festival in my opinion but i’m wondering if that’s because they added sugar or something to it. Brewed as a GREEN tea, this works out nicely with a strawberry flavour that comes through. If the others brewed this as a black then i for sure see how this would have turned bitter and foul.

However, that being said, this isn’t the lovely tea that we had at the tea festival. That was one light and fruity and delicious. this one is..ok.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Autumn Song by Mandala Tea
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sooooo i had this one yesterday and sadly i remember nothing in the midst of painting except that i had 8 or so steeps of this and was enjoying it thoroughly. Not great for other ppl as a review, but that tells me a bunch hahaha

Stephanie

Bummer, I want to hear more about this one :)

Sil

i think i like autummn song better than uh…temple of stairs. but they’re both delicious

Garret

I soooo love this tea and it’s only going to deepen. These next couple of months will see big changes as it is still wearing out it’s post-pressing thang. Drinking Temple Stairs right now here in the shop. This, too, will benefit from a couple more years, but quite drinkable now. I’m sipping the mini-tuocha we had pressed of the Temple Stairs blend.

Thanks, Sil! And hello Stephanie!!

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drank Autumn Song by Mandala Tea
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drank Lemon French Macaron by Butiki Teas
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sipdown and backlog from yesterday. I made a little more headway in my goal yesterday but then painting caught up with me and we were far too hot and gross to want to stay in the house after so we went to the movies, thus foiling my plans to get to 100 in my fake cupboard lol

I had this one yesterday for something light and refreshing :) I have thoroughly enjoyed this one and will likely be picking it up again in the future heh

Terri HarpLady

This one is nice! I should have grabbed some during the Secret Surprise Butiki sale!
Today I’m hoping to accomplish Great Things on the painting front!

Sil

it was looking goof in yesterday’s pics!

Sil

*good

Terri HarpLady

LOL, damn auto correct. I was like, “goof???” Is that some new term for awesome? Back in my day (think “that 70’s show”, & yes, it really was like that, children), the term for all things awesome was, “Bitchen!”
I still say it sometimes, when nobody is listening :)

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There is something about this tea that reminds me of “red rose.” I picked this one up on a whim when i was in Chicago just to see how one of their assams might taste. The instructions say 5mins brewing, but i have yet to try this @ 5 mins. I can’t imagine how this would taste at 5 mins. At 3 it’s a little strong and edging towards bitter. I’ll be sharing this with a few people though just to see if maybe there will be love for this one at someone else’s hands.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Boisabbasabii from Teagwwwweerccderrr … Sigh, reminds me of our beloved Sweden chef for some reason… is she ok?

Sil

She is! She was lurking on FB with us a day or so Ago :)

TheTeaFairy

Ok, Say hi from me :-)

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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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