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mmmmm had a few cups of this one this afternoon to have a tea that i was familiar with. I have zero desire to go in to work tomorrow so i may just ride out the rest of the week, working from home haha. I still love this tea and i’m glad i have a bunch of it to drink and share with friends!

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nothing to say about this one really…tried again with it and it still isn’t any sort of yummy for me. I don’t much like yabao and after a few cups of trying this out under various conditions it’s still nothing i’m enjoying. the last little bit of mine is off to terri to see if she can pull some delight out of this one.

MissLena

I mostly get yabao out of it too, which is okay as I like it, but haven’t found the sweet spot yet either, I’ll try with my filtered filtered water this week I think

MissLena

*filtered ugh not supposed to be there twice lol silly phone

Sil

haha

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sad sad tea. Thanks for sending this my way missb! I was excited about trying this one out because not only did it smell amazing in the bad but there were little caramel droppings in it. However…brewing this has left me with a cup of artificial tasting slightly tart weird tasting tea. it’s pretty gross lol. I’m going to pass on drinking more than the couple sips of this one and chalk it up to not the tea for me. too bad since i’d had high hopes for this one. heh thanks missB!

Fjellrev

Tsk tsk, Darlene. What were you thinking.

JustJames

could be worse…. could have been caramelized cough syrup. i had a cherry something blend from teavana in the summer which was robitussin all the way.

MissB

I’ve yet to try this. My daughter’s friend loves this stuff, and I’ve had barely passable feelings about this company’s tea in general. You said you wanted to try new stuff… :P

Sil

Yep! No complaints here with new things :)

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sipdown! (174) I apparently felt like a few of missB’s samples today :) I love a good scottish caramel toffee puerh. I have no idea if the few that i’ve tried all ultimately come from the same source but i will never say no to this particular tea. there’s something delicious about the earthiness of the puerh mixing with the caramel that leaves me happy. It’s not sweet but it’s delicious! Happy to have tried another variation on this one!

Anna

This sounds gooood.

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drank Christmas Punch by Die Tee Familie
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another one from missb that smelled seriously delicious! That being said, after a 5 minute steep, i expected the flavours to pop more. It’s a decent cup, but the dry aroma held so much more promise. Not a bad little tea and as others have mentioned with a little sweetner, the flavours DO pop a little more. Thanks for the new tea missb!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
MissB

Same experience with this one. Oh, how I’d hoped you were able to get more out of it than I could.

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drank Caramel Latte by Shanti Tea
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sipdown! today is a random drinking tea sort of day. mostly, whatever grabs my fancy when i happen to be standing near the kettle. :) MissB was kind enough to send a little of this one my way, for which i am thankful! this is one that i’ve been wanting to try for a while now but keep putting off because i HATE shanti’s website. i hate having to sign in to add things to a cart…i hate that you don’t know whether the tea is in stock or not until you click through to the tea – and they often have a lot of teas not in stock…it’s just not a pleasant experience combines with shipping prices that aren’t great.

Which of course makes me sad because i like supporting Canadian tea shops. So the tea..it’s…kinda bland. There’s a coffee taste hanging out in the background of the cup, but the brew isn’t a smooth blend. I don’t want to say it’s bitter because it wasn’t really but it was slightly dark. The caramel taste is slightly present but not enough for me to say wow. I hope this isn’t what justjames tastes when he drinks caramel flavoured teas lol
Still though, i’m happy to have tried it! thanks missb!

Fjellrev

Oh weird, I never even tried doing a mock order with them but that sounds like a mess. Too bad the actual tea (at least this one) isn’t that great either.

Sil

some of them are pretty tasty..but then they’re always out of stock when i go to try and get more lol

MissB

This was gifted to me by another Steepster, and I have yet to try it. Good to know about their website!

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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i love cleaning up things! since we’re both sick today, we’re having a relaxing day of watching tv, cleaning up little messes around the house, playing games, napping etc… it also means i get to putter about drinking teas that spring to mind like this one. days off are the best!

Anna

Cleaning up the little messes is so rewarding.

Kamyria

I wish I had little messes… My house routinely gets destroyed during holidays… lol

Sil

haha we need an over haul as well but today was the little things we could accomplish like putting the bookcase in order, organising my filing etc..

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drank Black Dragon Pearls by Teavana
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sipdown! thanks again for sharing some of these with me terri! it was nice to confirm that i do prefer teavivre and mandala to these but that these are still a good option when the others are out. Having a relaxing day today – full breakfast, cleaning things up and taking it a little easy given that we’re a sick household today heh.

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drank Anxi Fo Shou Black Tea by Verdant Tea
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Happy 2014 everyone!

I figured i might as well start the new year off with a bang and drink one of the teas that i am hoarding. Like really hoarding, because once it’s gone it may never come back. I’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing tea friends who sent me a couple packets of their dwindling stash. This particular one is from omgsrsly You can bet that i will be resteeping this until it refuses to give us any more of it’s delicious liquid.

Happy Day 1 everyone :) Cheers!

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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getting down to the bottom of this bag and that makes me sad. Especially since we’re finally watching fringe through all the seasons. I still like this one better than strawberry pie from frank – this is more strawberry and less cinnamon :)

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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.

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