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Sipdown! (181) Since i’ll be away from my cupboard for a few days and don’t feel like going through the hassle of packing up a tea basket and such since i’m only bringing a small suitcase, i’m enjoying a few teas today as well as getting in a couple sipdowns. I fulle expect tea to show up while i’m away so i need to make sure not coming home to 200+ teas. At least i still have 3 weeks to get to 150. :)

I added a slice of orange to this one today since lala’s done that on a few occasions and i thought it would be fun to experiment with my last cup. It’s adding just a bit of sweetness, along with the orange to this cup and turning it into something entirely different and yet just as deliciously good! Maybe i’ll try a few others like that today heh…maybe.

Terri HarpLady

That’s one of the experiments I’ve been wanting to try for awhile :)

Sil

yeah same here. We have an orange that needs to be eaten so i’m steeping it, drinking the tea then eating the slice haha warm orange slice heh

Terri HarpLady

I bought an orange a few weeks back, specifically for this experiment, & somebody ate it, heh

TheTeaFairy

Unfortunately, I’ll have to take a rain check on the orange experimentation, but at least I can now add this comment: yeah, this tea is awesome!! Haha!

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cup of this while finishing up the first season of fringe. I’d totally forgotten about the crazy guy who believes he’s spock. So good. lol. Packed for tomorrow and checked in for my flight so now i just have to sleep, get up and eat, drink some tea and then head to the airport. Going to be a nice relaxing sunday!

TheTeaFairy

Ok, the last thing I need is a new series to watch! Fringe is on my list though. I was told it was like the modern x-files. I do miss scully and mulder’s chemistry!

Sil

It’s different from X-files, which i watched and loved back in the day. The interaction between walter, his son, olivia etc is just as good, though different :) now that it’s over, i’m working my way through all 5 seasons, since at the time of airing i stopped after season 2 so that i would have something to buy and watch when it ended lol

TheTeaFairy

Ah, Netflix solved that problem for me…

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This will be gone tomorrow. It will be a sad, sad day. However that means the next sale will be one i can..pounce on haha sorry. again, still enjoying this tea!

TheTeaFairy

Tomorrow morning, Sil, I will know the mystic power of this tea…

TheTeaFairy

And sorry you ran out because of me :-(

__Morgana__

Gotta love that Damn Fine Tea!

Sil

teafairy – hardly your fault! i am choosing to enjoy it and drink it rather than hording it! :) I love sharing with folks

Terri HarpLady

Sharing is such fun!

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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semi sipdown! finished up my bag from august this morning so now i just have the ounce left from my december order :) I might have to pick up a few more ounces if i make a verdant order this month, just to keep a decent sized stock of this in the house :) Such a good cup to wake up with in the morning!

Terri HarpLady

This is one I hate to run out of! You know me, the tea hoarder. I really need to open a tearoom

Sil

heh for me it’s LB. I don’t like a lot of yunnans, but this one is good. given a coin toss it’d go to LB though heh

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Trying this tonight as a latte to see how it holds up. I keep forgetting i have 4oz of this one in my cupboard because i locked it away in a tin! I have to say that i just love this tea either way. Straight, steeped as a latte! it’s delicious!

MissB

Ooh, good idea. Had it just straight a few hours back, and it’s just so.. yum!

TheTeaFairy

That a whole lot of patties!

OMGsrsly

4oz! That is a testament to the awesomeness of this tea. I need to add it to my next order.

Sil

I love mint chocolate, but I get tired of the black base. This is a creamier version or something…and it’s economical haha

Terri HarpLady

I should probably give this one another chance. I only tried a sample, & I remember it being nice enough, plus I need to really cut the evening caffeine & I’m running low on that pumpkin ginger chai

Sil

remind me and i can send some your way next BBB Box….man i hope that doesn’t go missing…

Terri HarpLady

How long ago did you mail it?

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drank Candycane Licorice by Herbal Infusions
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sipdown! (181) I was hoping to get to 180 tonight since i HAD time to actually drink tea tonight, but i think that i’ll end just shy of that goal unless i can find another herbal that’s close to being finished. I like this one, and it was quite the contrast to the spicy of the fireside. Of course that also meant that the “sweet” of the licorice was intensified lol. Still though, a neat blend to have tried, though not a restock! thanks again dexter!

TheTeaFairy

I envy your sipdowns super powers!

Sil

helps having little amounts of swaps from ppl :)

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sipdownd of this one. Second cup around there’s a flavour in here i do not like. I can handle the spicy heat of this, but there’s an almost soapy? floral? flavour in the background that i’m not happy with. That being said, this makes me want to go dig sichuan caravan out of the cupboard and have that for the other sort of spicy ginger love it flavour. Thanks for sharing this dexter!

Cavocorax

This is listed as a black chia, but it’s a rooibos, isn’t it? It’s gotta be. Unless I’m crazy.

Sil

Rooibos as far as I’m concerned :)

Terri HarpLady

Mmm….Sichuan caravan…

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sipdown! thanks missb i LOVE the way this one smells. Brewed up it’s also really quite tasty! Such that i may need to think about picking up a small quantity of this in future. :) It’s tangy without being pucker face sour and it smells wonderful! I have a feeling this wouldn’t be too bad as a cold brew either :)

Dexter

Interesting, the eucalyptus scares me. When I hear eucalyptus I think vicks vapo rub. Couldn’t imagine it in a tea, but your tasting note doesn’t really sound like vicks, so hmmmm maybe…

Terri HarpLady

hmmmm…eucalyptus grapefruit?
I love both of them individually, one for aromatherapy & the to eat AND for aromatherapy. I can’t imagine them together, but would love to try that combo, just to see.

Sil

If i get some with my future herbal infusions order, I’ll send some to both of you :)

Terri HarpLady

That’s because you’re awesome!

MissB

I’ve got extra I can send over too if anyone wants to try.

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sipdown! (184) another quick sipdown tonight while watching fringe. Decent enough, but not worthy of a restock! thanks dexter!

Terri HarpLady

Tony & I are back to watching Supernatural, middle of season 5 :)

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drank Spiked Eggnog by Herbal Infusions
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sipdown! mostly because i really need to drink up some of these teas because HOLY THERE ARE TEA STORES IN CHICAGO! like close to the hotel…i can handle a 25 min walk for tea. I anticipate leaving early from work on monday and going to buy tea….just a hunch. I’m sure that now that i’ve said that, the world will conspire to keep me away from everything tea related but a girl’s gotta try!

this tea was less yummy the second time around but still decent enough to enjoy. not a restock though as there are others i prefer. Appreciate it though dexter! i’ve had a lovely time with these :)

Anna

What, WHAT. You’re going to CHICAGO?!

Fjellrev

Snap to it, Sil. Better make some room for your obvious Chicago tea haul! Chug, chug, chug.

Sil

yeah i leave Sunday night, but get in too late to actually explore tea places… work all day monday – hoping i can get out of work with enough time to at least run up to one tea shop (it’s a 25 mins walk ish), would then have to get dinner and do some work… then tuesday, get up, check out, work all day and fly home… not a fun time but i’m hoping i can get out monday for just an hour or so.

Lala

Ha ha, I would totally walk 25 min to get tea, but if I was out of milk – no way. That would have to wait. Priorities.

Sil

oh i don’t mind the walk…even an hour would be fine..and i COULD technically figure out the red line to get there but walking = checking out some of the places on the way.

Adagio and Tea Gschwender are both there…and if i walk back to the hotel, there’s always the magnificent mile or Macy’s near the hotel if i REALLY want to shop.

Sil

…though i hate shopping for things other than tea lol

Anna

Oh, but the FOODS. And the COCKTAILS.

Okay, which tea stores? Which.

Dinosara

Where will you be in Chicago/what tea store? (Lived there for 5 years!)

Anna

I love that everyone posted exactly at the same time. Sil, you said the magic words, ‘tea shopping’ and ’Chicago’. Who doesn’t get excited about that?

Sil

haha I’m staying at the W Downtown, but I was going to walk up the mile (and then head in a bit) to maybe try hitting adagio and tea gschwender since they’re sort of close to one another.

Unless you have some other secret places i should go to Dinosara…I pretty much just hit goggle tonight as i haven’t had any time otherwise. Plus, there’s a chance i’ll be back another 3-10 times this year so what i don’t hit now, i can hit later. The office is near that hotel so i’ll always be staying in that area…ish

Dinosara

I don’t have too many specific suggestions for you because I wasn’t really tea obsessed when I lived there. You should find an Argo, though, there are a few throughout the city.

Anna

Argo have exploded! Last time I was there, there was one, now there are like 8, or something.

Terri HarpLady

I go to chicago once a year to visit the harp factory. I almost never do anything else there. There was a tea shop there for awhile, but they closed before I got a chance to check them out.

Sil

argo is next door to work i think :)

Anna

I will admit I don’t like their stuff, but I like the free wi-fi, the decor (in the cosy ones)/the people-watching (the less cosy, but more lively ones) and their mugs. Especially the old ones with all the dots. I might possibly have a few at home.

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