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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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sipdown! looks like i could PROBABLY get to 140 this weekend which would put me 10 under my sipdown black friday goal – giving me nearly 3 weeks to get my cupboard down to a point where when i get my black friday orders, i’ll still be under 150. At least that’s the plan anyway.

I am a fan of this one. I can see how this would work well with hot chocolate…mostly i just really like this one. I only wish the banana flavour was a teeeeeny bit stronger. I almost stole some banana chips from foxy roxy haha but i didn’t. Thanks a bunch for sharing james! totally delicious! i also like that the resteeps are pretty tasty too!

JustJames

most welcome!!! i hope stacy is reading all the review. i know she really likes the blend as well…. =0)

Cavocorax

I hope she’s reading them too.

Psssst Stacy – there is DEMAND for this! :O

Fjellrev

I don’t want this, I NEED this.

Cavocorax

I just wwish that a) it was available for sale and b) that we could order it for Black Friday as I probably won’t be doing another order for a few months…

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that settles it. i prefer this western brew 4-5 cones for 4 mins or so rather than gaiwan. heh I saved one little cone to try out with my gaiwan and while it’s a pleasant enough cup, i like the depth of flavour you get from a western brew much better. :) thanks for the share terri!

Nicole

Those sound good. And they look so cute!

Sil

they are SUPER CUTE when they bloom and look pretty funky before brewing as well :)

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drank Pumpkin Milkshake by Butiki Teas
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sipdown on the last of this sent my way by justjames i think i like the second infusion of this one better than the first – which is rare for me. It just seems a little more pumpkin like. That being said, i think i prefer stacy’s pumpkin creme brulee, though this isn’t a bad tea..just doesn’t jive with the pumpkin i want it to be in my head. Thanks for the share justjames!

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drank Lao Tong Zhi 2011 Sheng by Verdant Tea
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i’ve been drinking this over the morning. It appears as though i’ve had less success this round with this tea. Today it’s a bit too vegetal and bitter for me. Not sure what i did differently this time around but this morning, none of my steepings have been overly delicious though i do know i liked it quite a bit last time. hmmm ah well. You can’t win them all! thanks again for sharing this with me terri!

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drank Earl Grey by Henry Langdon
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when is an earl grey not really an earl grey? When it’s THIS earl grey. heh Another tea sent to me by alice that i was a little wary of. EG’s are not my favourite tea and this one smells VERY strongly of bergamot. However, after brewing this up, it’s not really like most other EG’s that i’ve had. It’s a little more floral..and the bergamot takes a back seat to things. overall not a terrible cup, but i’ll save the rest to pass on to a friend who loves EG’s :) thanks alice! it’s neat to see how different teas can be.

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drank Organic Houjicha by Hibiki-an
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this was sent to me by Halieod a long while ago and it appears as though i haven’t had a chance to log it until now. I’ve had a number of cups of this, though its not always the first thing i reach for. What i like about this is that it’s a roasty taste, without being an oolong ;) I’m glad that i’ve had this one to try! Thanks Halieod!

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drank Yu Lu Yan Chai by Verdant Tea (Special)
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I want to try and brew this like real chai with the next steeping. I had multiple steeps of this in the early morning and it is a terribly delicious chai. I’m quite happy with this monthly blend over some of the previous ones :) The base really works in this one to blend with the spices going on. I’m beginning to think that Verdant has got their chai going on, as I am a fan of a number of them :)

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drank French Breakfast by Mariage Frères
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Brewed a cup of this much earlier in the morning. I had to open the seal to send some off to a tea friend so i figured that i was safe to try a cup before the holiday season ends in case i decided i MUST have moar! This is a highly satisfying cup of tea. It doesn’t scream cocoa but there is for sure a malt cocoa taste that runs through this cup. I can see enjoying this one until the last of it is gone :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Had a giant mug of this while watching some Walking Dead with my other half. Still enjoying this one quite a bit after all this time. :)

VariaTEA

Walking Dead and Lime Chiffon – two of my favourite things :P

CHAroma

When are they going to tell Daryl about Carol??! I’ve been waiting for that scene forever! The writers just keep finding ways to keep us in the dark episode after episode.

VariaTEA

I think they decided to cut to the Governor for a bit and in the midseason finally this week everything will come to a head. I mean they can’t exactly put it off much longer if they plan on showing the prison group.

CHAroma

This whole governor segue feels like stalling though. They haven’t shown a single main character for 2 episodes. It’s unusual.

Sil

lol sooo have to stop reading this.. i’m still working through last season…

CHAroma

I tried to be cryptic so as not to give anything away. You should be fine. :)

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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sipdown! Ok this needs to come back now as i’d like to reorder. I didn’t think i would, but today, it’s like i found the magic sweet spot. It was closer to 1TBS for 8oz and then steeped for about 6 mins. Now it’s a creamy, vanilla citrus blend..it’s like a delicious cake like thing. i don’t know..i can’t explain it but this? this is good. yes please!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

I’m waiting for this one to come back too.

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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.

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