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Finally caught up with my tea logs from yesterday! i’ve been drinking this one today as i’m trying to spend some time going through my verdant reserve club teas today. They won’t be sipdowns but they are my oldest teas and the ones i have a tendency to hoarde. This is actually quite a nice oolong as far as oolongs go. it has that oolong taste that i don’t mind, but also don’t love. I have a tricky time with oolongs. Green ones often have that oolongy taste that i don’t like…and roasted oolongs sometimes have a particular taste that i also don’t like. this particular oolong has the same sort of taste, but it’s much less in this particular version. Overall it’s a nice tea.

Terri HarpLady

I know what you mean about hoarding the reserve teas. Mostly mine don’t get drank because they are the kinds of teas that take time to really savor, & I just don’t tend to have time to fully appreciate them as much as I feel they should warrant. There for awhile I was trying to drink one tea a day, from either reserve or classic, but I’ve gotten sidetracked from that agenda. Maybe I’ll try to start it up again this week.

Sil

yeah… that’s also why i stopped getting the box because i wasn’t taking the time. Now i just need to make myself do it on weekends with at least one tea each day.

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drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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Another one from last night – one of my friends isn’t feeling well so he risked asking me to make him tea. He ended up drinking this one but added a bit of triple sec and rum? i think it was to it…followed by some honey. It actually made for a pretty tasty cup of tea! A little strong for my tastes (in the alcohol department) but something i’d be willing to try again just for fun!

Nicole

Creamy alcohol goes well with some bolder black teas. Things like Baileys, Pumpkin Cream liqueur, Amarula… I have not tried non-creamy with tea. Hm…

Ysaurella

ah you should try Jamaïque from Mariage Frères so ! Indian black tea flavoured with vanilla and Jamaican rum – Delicious !

Sil

interesting…someday i’ll get to France to come home with a suitcase full of tea sigh

OMGsrsly

That one sounds amazing, Ysaurella. They didn’t have it at Holt Renfrew, or I’m sure I would have been sucked in by that description!

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I picked this up when I was in Hilton head because my experience with the republic of tea through variouss trade has been that their bagged teas are decent enough when i need things for travelling or i’m too lazy to brew things properly. Kittenna borrowed a few of these for her travel to New Zealand and said it was a pretty good tea. This one isn’t available on the republic’s website since it appears to be made exclusively for the fresh market.

Overall, from what i recall last night, it was a pretty decent tea. I let it steep forever and it just enhanced the flavours. I won’t cry when i finish it, but i will enjoy drinking this tea when i need a caffeine free, tea bag option :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve been looking around for some non-caffeine teas lately. The Pumpkin Chai I got yesterday is pretty tasty. I plan to get more, & of course, I’ll send you a sample :)
In your next box!

Sil

sounds good! I need more no caffeine options, not because caffeine really bothers me but every now and then i don’t want to risk it

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Another one from last night. Not a tea i need to keep on hand but a few cups here and there is a good time :)

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One of my samples that Angel sent me, that sadly I neglected to pay attention to while drinking. Luckily though, I have another packet that i can use to have this again. I think I prefer Teavivre’s superfine keemun over this one, but this one is still delicious. I added a splash of maple as i always do to keemuns, and had this gulped down in the morning before i realised it!

Terri HarpLady

I don’t think I’ve tried this one yet. I do love the superfine one though.

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
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I had this one last night in latte form, which appears to be the way that i really love this tea. I don’t fancy it as much when it’s steeped in water. Still though, it was a tasty treat!

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drank Golden Needle Premium by Mandala Tea
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I have some backlogging to do this morning. We had friends over last night so i didn’t get much of a chance to do anything besides eat and have fun while drinking tea :) such a hard life.. heh

I don’t recall much about this one other than it was SOOOOO tasty while i was at work. once i get a chance to drink it again, i’ll capture a better note. That being said, this was really a great tea to have yesterday!

Terri HarpLady

I can’t remember if I tried this one or not. I’ve tried & enjoyed most of Mandala’s blacks, though.

Sil

you haven’t..unless steepster lies or you didn’t track it. I’ll try and remember to add some to your next box

Terri HarpLady

that’s because you’re awesome!

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drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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Having a cup of this while i watch some dr who tonight! Sadly achieving my goal of 150 teas was short lived, but I feel like maybe the mail system was just rewarding me for getting there finally… my swap from Alice arrived tonight so I’ve got 10 teas to go to get back to my goal. 10 is easy though, and i’ve got plenty of time, AND a long weekend… though I suspect i’ll reward myself this weekend with getting through more of my puerhs first!

This one is still tasty, and i’m happy i got to try the tea that won third in the tea championship but once i’m finished with this one, i’m good for a while heh.

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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cough attention…SIPDOWN! 150! oh yeah baby! that’s right! woot woot! However, this will be short lived as i’m fairly certain there’s a package at the post office my other half is picking up for me today haha. But, i did something i didn’t think was possible and managed to get to 150. Now to see if i can get a little closer to 100 before black friday, just for funsies :)

Sad to see this one go, but i know it’ll be back. I am a fan of this delicious offering from Stacy!

Dexter

Congrats – good job – I’m not going to make 150 for Black Friday much less 100 that I wanted. Oh well it’s all good – Love having choices.

Dinosara

Congrats! You can try to catch me haha.

VariaTEA

Congrats!! However, I think as you decrease your stash I am causing mine to grow rapidly. I just bought 4 more today and something tells me I won’t be able to resist ordering from Butiki much longer given how much everyone raves about this tea and Cantaloupe and Cream.

Sil

Dinosara – yeah probably not lol but we can pretend! I do have a long weekend coming up…

MissB

I’m just waiting for my Bukiti order to arrive VariaTEA so that I can send you some next week. I’m excited to try these all, too!

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drank Jin Jun Mei Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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sipdown! While i enjoy this tea, Jin Jun mei appears to not be my preferred tea. This is a really enjoyable cup, but it’s not what i would be drawn to first. Still, happy to have tried it! I’m really enjoying the Yezi teas!

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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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