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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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sipdown!(178) with the last little bit of this off to terri for her to try. I didn’t mind this one. it’s a pretty decent mint blend if you’re in to that sort of thing and as i’ve mentioned before, it’s different enough from stacy’s peppermint patty that both could hang out in my cupboard.

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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i was rearranging teas this afternoon and realised that i’d mistakenly set this one aside in my box reserved for teas that i’m not allowed to go into until i finish up one that’s not in the box lol. Mostly i do it just because i don’t want my collection spilling out of the bookcase it’s in. Because of the way bags sit, sometimes i don’t have enough room for all of them to stand up, so into the box they go, which means they can pile up on top of one another haha.

I’ve missed this one and it was nice to have a cup tonight while we watched a few more fringe episodes…yay for tv time with my other half!

Nicole

Our tv time tonight is rewatching Lost. :p

Sil

nice! fringe is a rewatch for me up to season 3 but it’s something to watch until the other 2? shows he’ll watch with me are back. i do most of the tv watching in the house and that’s not saying much since i don’t do a lot.

Nicole

Sigh. We do a lot. :)

Helena

Fringe is awesome and almost human is done by the same people and it is also very good. I love that the new star trek’s Mccoy is in it.

Sil

yep..i’m watching almost human as well – quite enjoying it.

K S

My wife rebelled in the middle of Fringe and I never got to watch the whole series. Wish I could watch Netflix. Loved Walter and Astrid. Did not realize that was McCoy on Almost Human. Love it even more now.

Sil

I bought the blu ray to watch through the series once it finished. Excited to finally see what happens

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drank The Jolly Earl by Verdant Tea (Special)
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sipdown! since the last of this will be heading over to terri to try. Still not a fab of this one. it’s just kinda…well..boring? I steeped it for 4 mins and while that mafe the bergamot finally present in the steep it didn’t mesh all that well with the other tastes going on for me. aah well, can’t win them all!

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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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