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drank Chocolate Tea by Newby Teas of London
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SIPDOWN! also… go me for getting to under 200 teas today. Did i mention i’m going to ignore the fact that i have orders on the way as well as teas not logged in my cupboard living with kittenna and raritea? :) Because what’s in my house at the moment in time? well that’s less than 200…so NYAH! Now to try and keep it going so that i stay under 200 when i get my tea from the two of them :)

This tea? Not so much a fan. it’s kind of like brown water with a murky filmy layer on top. eeesh. Thanks to kittenna for the sample though :)

Indigobloom

and meeeeeee! you have some with me :D

Kamyria

Wow Sil, you inspired me to count my teas… 15 loose teas, 25 including the bags and all of that includes herbals… I have some work to do. I have four more on the way though! :D

Sil

oh crap i do, don’t i IB

Kamyria – yeah my cupboard has all my teas. I like keeping track on here…gives me mini goals to try and accomplish :)

infused1

Tea drinkers are a strange bunch. We keep trying to finish off our teas, while ordering more (and replacing the ones we finished). It’s a vicious cycle. Fun, though.

Sil

lol for sure infused1!

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drank Sweet Velvet Fog by iHeartTeas
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Tried this one again. Bumping the rating a little as I seem to have found a better balance between the temp and steeping times. Still not my favourite though – there are better caramel/vanilla type teas out there.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Thanks for giving it another chance. :)

Sil

Rachel – of course! I really love your apricot green tea! This one just isn’t my cup of. heh

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No worries Sil, it happens. If we all like the same tea then what would be the adventure in variety. :)

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73

meh. I’m not impressed with this one. Tried it again and today it’s a bunch of cinnamon with come chocolate in the background. I think i’d like this a lot more if there was no cinnamon. That being said, I also much prefer the other baked good teas from S&V. Sipdown of this since i’m going to pass the rest of this off to my friend who’s been bringing packages up to me from the US :)

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72

Mmmmm! I’ve been sipping on this one most of the morning, gotta love re-steeps except for that whole needing to pee thing lol really enjoy this one from upton though this is likely to become a back up black rather than a staple :) there are just others that I enjoy even more than this one!

gmathis

I am in awe of fellow Steepsters and their, uh, vigorous and trustworthy bladders :)

Sil

haha i’m working from home today so i’m safe :)

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drank Date Nut Muffin Rooibos by 52teas
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SIPDOWN! Not a bad tea and i’m happy to have been able to try this. It’s nothing i desperately need to have in my cupboard but it was an enjoyable tea to try.

Kittenna

I totally have some more of this to get rid of…. :P

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drank Creme Caramel by Upton Tea Imports
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SIPDOWN!

Finally starting to be able to get through more of my upton samples again. This could for sure be a re-order when i get around to it as i am digging the delicious blend of the black base and caramel. so good! Now to try and get my stash down to under 200 today… ha!

Kamyria

Good luck!! :D

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76

So i’ve figured out that a splash of french vanilla matcha helps take the artificial taste out of this matcha and improves it significantly. This isn’t a bad matcha but i likely won’t reorder in part because of the artificial taste i’m getting, but more so because there are other flavours that i love a whole lot more :)

Indigobloom

Oooh, I don’t have vanilla… but I wonder if cheesecake or almond would do the trick!

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Thank you Kittenna for a sample of this tea. I’m going to have to go with overly unimpressed. Now, there was some discussion as to whether this loses it’s flavour quickly and i hope that’s the case for the sake of this tea. This is pretty much a sweet cup of water. Ah well, at least I was able to try this lol

Kittenna

Well…. straight from the bag it has almost no flavour. I got it in a grab bag, so I’m wondering if it was a really ancient pouch that had been sitting around for like, a year or more before I even got it…

Indigobloom

It had an oddly fresh taste to it, I found!

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83
drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
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Wow… i have to say this is a totally interesting tea! I’m not sure it’s something that I would drink often, but man i could go for this occasionally. Not only does it smell intensely like root beery but the taste is pretty damn close as well! I had some of this hot and then it accidently was left to cool right off while i was on a call. I can say, cold, this is VERY much like root beer. Hot, it’s still much like root beer but a little less so. Either way, if you’re looking for a root beer tea, this is it! :)

tattooed_tea

Have you had the DAVIDsTEA root beer float? I’m wondering how they compare.

Sil

I haven’t but Kittenna has and says this one is better than DT and 52 teas butter beer if i recall correctly.

Indigobloom

This is on my to buy list! can’t wait to try it with fizzy water in the summer :P

Sil

Lol crazy girl!

Indigobloom

always!! heh

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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This is such a happy tea for me. it’s funny though..this one was like WOW! and then i had queen catherine and i was like forget that one! :) Thought i’d revisit this one again tonight since i’m staring longingly into the harney website trying to decide on a SMALL purchase. My other half said if i wanted i could have his v-day present that he was going to get me or tea….it’s like sophie’s choice i tell you! lol ok so not that bad but man…i need to sit and drink some tea and think about the possibilities…

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