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dear courtney….all your smokey teas are belong to me. I very much wanted a smokey tea today and so i pulled this one out since i didn’t want to open the keemun that is in my cupboard. Besides, half a step closer to another sipdown, so yay for that! This + maple as is my usual take on smokey western brew teas and i was a HAAAAAPPPY camper today. yes indeedy! :)

Courtney

Haha thank goodness they’re yours now.

MissB

… are belong to me… love it!

Terri HarpLady

I’m Happy that you’re Happy! :D

Sil

cue the dance minions

Terri HarpLady

Clap along…

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Morning tea for today and so very much needed. I’m exhausted because of the time change and because i didn’t get to bed early enough yesterday. Got distracted watching Helix and The following so i paid for it today. Still glda to have this one in my cupboard and still surprised how quickly i seem to go through 4oz…

VariaTEA

Oh The Following. I have to catch up on this whole season. According to my Dad, it is creepier than the last which is pretty exciting. Hopefully something will live up to the awesomeness of the series opener

Sil

i’m enjoying it so far…

Fjellrev

The same thing happened to me. It took me two hours just to watch the new Walking Dead thanks to crappy streaming, so I’m pretty tired today too.

Terri HarpLady

I haven’t started watching the Following, at least not yet. Our latest series has been True Detectives. We watched the season finale last night.

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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last tea of the evening! final count: 139 gooooo me!

(yadda yadda,,this is good and delicious and still awesome….)

Fjellrev

Good job on 139!

Terri HarpLady

Woohooo! You rock, girl!

Memily

You’re doin’ it! You’re really doin’ it!

VariaTEA

Look at you, closing the gap between us :)

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drank Happy Banana by RiverTea
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mmmmmmm delicious banana bread tea! I had a giant super awesome mug of this tonight while having a relaxing bath. The rest is off to cavocorax because i can. :) Quick way for both of us to try as many Riverteas as possible! :) Hopefully she’ll love this as much as me! heh

Cavocorax

Woohoo! I hope so too!

VariaTEA

I am waiting for a package from Roswell Strange to try some RiverTeas and then I will be placing an order. This will definitely be part of that.

Roswell Strange

I think I’ll be able to send your/Courtney’s packages by the end of the week! :)

VariaTEA

Haha no rush. I imagine there is already tea waiting for me at home so I am in no hurry. Not to mention the traveling teabox will be arriving around the time I do so there will be many things for me to try.

Courtney

Eeee! But yes, no rush on my end either haha.

OMGsrsly

(Seeing “Happy Banana” multiple times in a row in my notices feed is just… OMG. I can’t stop giggling!)

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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i forgot to log this one. I had this much earlier in the day and while it was plesant enough, I think that i’ve outgrown it. It might work better for me with some cacao added to it, but there’s something about the chocolate aspect of this tea that i no longer love as much as i first did. Similar to the chocolate O from the tea spot..my preference for it has waned over time. Dropping the rating since it hasn’t stood the test of time. It’s still a nice blend, but there are others i’d prefer before reaching for this one now.

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drank Wuyishan Black by Steepster
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mmmm i can get behind this tea as a tea from the select box. To have a box full of teas like this, i would maybe pay the 25$. This is a slightly smoky tea..in that it comes across as the memory of smoke…rather than being smokey..combined with the sweet caramel notes, it’s perfect. I don’t get much of the sour cherry from this, but i am a fan… yes..this is lovely. Except, i can’t buy it..soooo booo!

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drank Golden Yunnan by In Pursuit of Tea
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Steepster select box that my friend insisted on sharing with me, though I had signed her up for it. I have to say, i’m a little disappointed. The price seems a little on the high side of things for what is only 10 cups of tea. Ignoring the re-steepability, that’s still 2.5 per cup with other boxes like verdant’s reserve club that gave you much more tea each month. I like the number of teas…but for 25$ i’d expect teas that knocked my socks off. This was a nice tea, but i’ve had other yunnans that were nicer or at least just as nice. Cocoa-y and malty and smooth….and a lovely cup to drink, but for that price? just didn’t live up to my expectation. I think i’d be less inclined to pick it up now when/if it becomes available simply because i expect it will cost even more to ship outside the US.

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drank Karigane #22 by Kettl
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I had this one before heading out today. I should preface this with the fact tha ti’m not overly a fan of straight greens….i’d rather get my veggies by eating them. :) I was also a little skeptical of this one because the package indicates hazelnut notes… i was right. never did find those.. But on the whole, this was a relatively pleasant green tea that i got a few steepings out of. Nice to try….next!!

Fjellrev

I’m with you on the vegetal factor. Not my thing either.

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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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Hmmm app automatically flags tea as recommended. Also, hate nt being able to caress my cupboard since I know what I drank but not the company.

Had a cup of this one and the other tea before leaving the house to pick up my other half for a nerd store trip. Gotta love a lazy weekend where I got a few thigs done but did NO WORK! That’s right….no work. Best weekend in a long time :)

Ow I’m busy trying to see if I can manage a short trip to Paris in April along with the other trips we need to take this year.
Stephanie

PARIS? So jealous :D

Sil

We’ll see if we can swing it. Lots to do this year for friends weddings and such plus planning ours. But we’ll see…

TheTeaFairy

Yay for a fabulous week end!!!

Kaylee

Caress your cupboard? I know people around here love their tea, but oh my. :-)

Ysaurella

it sounds like a restock for mousse au chocolat ;)

Sil

kaylee – iphone autocorrect is the suck. apparently search = caress lol

OMGsrsly

But it got some laughs out of some of us, so I’d count “caressing your cupboard” as a win, Sil!

MzPriss

I don’t think caressing your cupboard is necessarily inappropriate. And I’m sooo jealous about Paris. I’ve only been once – year before last. I want to go back!

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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nom nom nom :) I love this oolong. There’s something deliciously wonderful about this pineapple flavour. it’s just the right amount of sweet without being overly intense. There’s nothing flowery about this tea thankfully though. heh. Another win from stacy!

Kaylee

Hehe I’m drinking this right now! It’s perfect for the closest thing we’ve had to a pleasant day so far this year.

Ysaurella

ah another Oolong you love ! you see ;) and I love this one as well

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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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