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drank Earl Grey by Tazo
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Backlog from last night – sample sipdown from kittylovestea I had a couple bagged teas to try last night. early grey and i? we don’t get along because of that bergamot stuff :P While it wasn’t anything delicious, there was a small part of me that can see how this might be pretty tasty as a latte. still though? not a winner simply because it’s not my kinda tea :) nice to cross it off my list though!

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drank Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong by Verdant Tea
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Another backlog from last night. I REALLY enjoyed this one cold last night. Without sugar, it was a dark roasty oolong that had a slight hint of vanilla. With a little sweetener the vanilla notes popped out more. Either way it was a tasty cold cup of tea last night!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Mango Sunrise by Yumchaa
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backlog and sipdown! Made a large batch of this cold brew the other day and had it last night. I much prefer this as a cold brew than a hot one as the flavours became slightly more enhanced. Thank you again Hallieod for letting me try this one!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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backlog Sipdown! thanks terri! I had this last night while testing – it’s not something i love with that familiar weird adagio taste i don’t like but for whatever reason i kept drinking it. None of the tastes really popped with this one – it seemed to boil down to just a meh cup of tea. Oh well, can’t win them all! :)

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drank Southern Pecan by A Southern Season
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thank you kittylovestea for this one. Overall not a bad little blend. It’s nothing magical but it’s a smooth blend that isn’t overly sweet but has a really pleasant nutty taste, though it does remind me more of hazelnut than pecan (similar to what kitty found) Happy to have tried this one

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
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Had this one last nigh to compare against caramel toffee from Damman. End of story they are both pretty delicious!

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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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Backlog and sipdown from last night. I wanted to compare this one against the toffee from palais de the’s toffee. Sadly i don’t recall much in terms of comparing the two since it was a super late night. I have a vague recollection that the damman freres version was slightly smoother and more about the black base, while the palais version was more about the flavour, with the base taking a bit more of a background. Either way both are delicious so it would likely come down more to which i could get my hands on here in canada more easily :)

Ysaurella

you can buy on the american website from Palais des thés but it seems the shipping rates are just silly for Canada:http://us.palaisdesthes.com/en_us/shipping-rates

Sil

thanks madam! i have a friend in the us that walks tea across the border for me every weekend so i might go that route if it’s any cheaper. :)

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thank you terri for this one! I’m not sure if it was the steeping or something i did but this tastes mostly just like a slightly spicy vanilla black. However, i am a-ok with that because it’s pretty tasty! it still has that weird black taste that all adagio blends seem to have that i dislike but it’s not objectionable in this blend because of the vanilla :) Thanks terri!

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drank Black Forest by Simpli-special
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sipdown! thank you kittylovestea i played with this one a little more today to see if i could improve upon the taste. Sadly it really is just more like a smooth black tea with a bit of flavour that doesn’t speak to me. I added a splash of sweetener and milk which helped a little but i’m sure this isn’t what kitty has experienced with this tea. ah well! at least i tried!

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sipdown! thank you fiddling for sending some of this for me to try. There are a number of S&V blends out there that i enjoy and some that are a bit more on the “miss” side. this one falls somewhere in the middle for me. It doesn’t come across as overly cupcakelike but there is that “something” there that reminds me of how carrot cake tastes. That combination of icing mixed with the spices that go in to carrot cakes. It’s why my other half loves carrot cake…with cream cheese icing! I don’t think i’ll restock this, but not because i don’t like it…simply because there are other teas out there that i prefer. thanks again fiddling!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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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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