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drank Butter Brandy Cake by 52teas
4046 tasting notes

I’ll have to try this one again as this is coming across as a not very inspiring boring cup of slightly sweet black tea. and that’s that.

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drank French Toast by 52teas
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full blown panic mode right now over wedding planning… just had a long conversation with my parents and now i may need to plan more than i thought i would, but for the right reasons..but now i’m like WHAT! only a year and a half! ZOMG! AAAAAH!

had a cup of this…which let me tell you, isn’t nearly as nice if it gets cold lol

keychange

Oh parents. So well-meaning but can really get you wound up inadvertently. Let me guess—you need to plan for out of town family and stuff?

Sil

well the trouble with E and I….everyone is out of town except for us and our friends here. I was just hoping to keep it say..50 ppl small, and now it looks like we’re either need to do 200 ppl small and/or do a couple receptions in Edmonton and possibly Vancouver.

Nicole

Receptions! You can travel. Plus, more food. :)

keychange

Ahhh but feeding people several times…and flights…uggh. I know. It all gets out of control so quickly. and suddenly it can feel like it isn’t about you guys anymore so much as it’s accommodating everyone.

Sil

..it’s allowing the community to show their support…. aaaand on the upside it sounds like mom and dad will pay for a lot of it to help do what’s right. the beauty of the internet… it’s not just the village anymore..it’s the world lol

OMGsrsly

I vote for travel, and maybe see if there are restaurants that can do a buffet instead of renting a hall. Downside: less dancing.

Anna

I’m sure it’s going to turn out beautiful and that everyone will have an amazing time – I’m sure everyone reading this is looking forward to seeing how tea will be incorporated into the wedding, hehe.

(We eloped, by the way.)

Sil

Anna… sounds great! hahahaha
OMG – E would be fine with less dancing. haha

Sil

on a random side note.. E totally wants to have it in chicago at the museum…apparently you can have your reception in with the dinosaurs and sleep there over night hahaha

Anna

The Field Museum is AWESOME, I so love that E’d be down with that – I’ve seen them prep for receptions and it’s really something. (I also got married in Chicago, at the Hancock!)

Dinosara

I recently went to a wedding in Chicago at the Shedd Aquarium… best wedding ever! Having cocktail hour with the dolphins and eating next to a huge coral reef was amazing.

Sil

ooh fun!

Nicole

OMG… with dinosaurs and sleeping there???? What event can I have…

Sil

hahaha a tea party nicole!

Nicole

That settles it. Once I win the lottery there will be a tea party with dinosaurs.

Sil

YAAAY!!

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drank Creme Brule Black by Simple Loose Leaf
4046 tasting notes

This was my other flavoured tea from this morning. It’s also one of the teas terri and i picked up from Awkward Soul I have to say that this one smells strong, and has a really nice aroma. I’m not sure that i’d call it creme brulee exactly…but it’s delicious smelling. Upon brewing it, there’s a nice rich taste to this, though again…creme brulee? not really. It’s missing that sweet burnt sugar sort of taste in my opinion but it IS pretty tasty. hopefully Cavo will like this, and if not, she can continue the sharing tea! hahaha

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drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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not much to add to this one…had this as my morning tea to ensure one flavoured delicious tea. Only a few cups left of this so i’m sad and happy every time i drink it! :)

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drank Assam Mokalbari East by The Devotea
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Another one from terri! I think i’ve figured out how to get at least 1 of the three sipdowns i’m trying to do done every day and that’s by trying a new black tea every day as part of my rotation. Since keychange sent my her old timolino that means i still have 2 teas i’m guaranteed to enjoy in my travel mugs lol.

This one is one that i would be willing to pick up again if i needed to get to a certain price threshold for an order of something. it’s malty and bold but not bitter. I quite enjoyed having it in my mug this morning!

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drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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last cup of the evening since i haven’t had this in a while. I am really digging the richy almost coffee like essence of this. Not that it tastes like coffee but it has a depth to the body of this one that just makes me love it a lot. Is it sweet? not really.. it’s just… yummy. so there.

Final Count: 176 (which is freakin’ awesome considering i was at 197 saturday morning!)

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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one more cup left of this one before it’s all gone. Had my second last cup tonight while watching Dallas Buyer’s Club. mostly though..just a really nice end to the weekend.

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drank African Sunset by The Devotea
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mmmmmm i love this one! This is a great rooibos chai from terri! I followed her instructions and steeped this for what was likely 12 mins. The result is a really tasty spicy chai that makes me ever so happy. Especially since it’s a rooibos! I like the cardamon and the way that the flavours blend together. this also isn’t one of those woodsy sort of rooibos teas so it’s on my happy list! thanks for sharing terri!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I’ll probably have to get more of this one at some point (when I have money again)

Robert Godden

Good to hear!

Sil

it’s quite tasty Robert :) Happy terri was able to share with me!

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nom nom nom. this one is pretty tasty. I don’t think i’d order it again, or maybe just one a year sort of thing but it’s a pretty good gingerbreadish sort of tea. This is another one from terri from awkward soul :) I have a feeling that the base in this one would turn bitter if brewed for too long as it reminds me of that sort of tea. However, this was certainly a tasty cup!

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drank Orange Spice by The Devotea
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mmmmm this one smells so nice. like christmas. I actually think this one would be tasty steeped in hot apple juice for a taste similar to apple cider… or something..i dunno, that’s what the combination of the smells is making me think of. Again, there’s a subtleness to this taste when brewed. I’m not sure what it is about devotea teas…but the smell of their teas seems to be much less intense than the taste that comes through when brewing. Maybe i jsut need to brew for longer than 3 mins…but i’m wary of having the tea turn bitter. I do have to say that more and more, i’m quite enjoying whatever the black base is that they use in their blends. it’s nice, smooth and doesn’t have any atringency to it :) thanks for sharing these terri!

Terri HarpLady

Yay, I’m glad you like it!

Robert Godden

This was created by Nicole in our US operation – as I am allergic to oranges I’ve never tried it and never will. But it is a real crowd-pleaser.

Sil

oh man..allergic to oranges. that would make me so sad

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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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