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sipdown! I had this earlier this afternoon and it was pretty decent for a bagged tea. I actually think this would make a good cocktail type of tea. even a non alcoholic one. Maybe cherry-lemon or something of that nature. Either way, thanks to terri for letting me try this one out!

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drank Peaches and Cream by Sloane Tea Company
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Apparently it’s bagged tea afternoon, was…is… we’ll see. I couldn’t resist having another cup of this since i was able to pick up a couple tins cheaply at the sloane sale yesterday. I Still have some of the loose version from Lala that i’m saving for a rainy day but at work, the sachets will do in a pinch. This is still a really lovely white tea – coming from someone who finds most white teas to be boring and non nondescript (because i won’t touch floral or jasmine teas and that seems to be the trend with “good” white teas). Still digging this and i’m super happy lala shared with me so i’d know to get more!

Also, for anyone interested, this tea is likely going to be coming back in November in loose leaf form through the sloane company and not “chapters/indigo.” yay!

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drank Cherry Blossom by Harney & Sons
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sample sipdown! Thank you fiddling! I should say that fiddling was wonderful enough to send me three sachets of this lovely blend to try but when i brewed this up at work today, suddenly i magically had none left lol. Not that i’m complaining, because i do love sharing tea but i thought it fair to give credit to fiddling for sending me more than 1 of these haha.

This tea isn’t bad, but it’s not the kind of cherry that i love. This is more of the artificial type of cherry that you find in most things. This is also a green tea, which isn’t my preferred cup of tea. But it is a light, refreshing tea that isn’t overly floral or “too green.” My only real complaint is that the cherry flavour isn’t quite there. But this is a decent enough tea so i’m happy to have tried it :)

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Another tea from this morning. A tasty cup though likely not a re-order. I do like the chocolate notes, though they’re nowhere near as present as laoshan black. they blend nicely with the malty tones in the tea. over all not a bad cup

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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Made a mug of this in the morning since i was feeling particularly strange. I didn’t want any of my teas for whatever reason and my throat wasn’t feeling too hot. I’m not sick, but i am exausted. This was one of the few teas that said HEY! DRINK ME! so i had this one. Still enjoying this one – love the orange/cream taste. I wish it were a black tea, though part of the whole reason i picked some of this up was to have more late evening options for those days that caffeine actually affects me. And since i have friends that have issues with caffeine who were looking to branch out. Overall, still a nice enough tea though i suspect by the time i finish my bag, i’ll be done with it, as is the case with a lot of flavoured teas.

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drank Piña Colada by PureAromaTea
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sipdown! 290 :) Back to where i started this week with my mini relapse thanks to sloane’s stupidly amazing sale. I really like this one a lot. which says a ton about this tea since i am not a fan of coconut overall. it’s smooth and tasty and the coconut doesn’t overpower, instead it blends really nicely with the pineapple.

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drank Caramel Cream by PureAromaTea
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sipdown! with the addition of the teas i purchased today, that brings me to 291. Not to terrible considering it was my goal to get to 290 by the end of this past weekend. I’ve really enjoyed this caramel green while it’s been in my cupboard. I’m pretty sure it’s my favourite now, topping even the persimmon tree’s version which i loved for the longest time. it’s smooth and delicious!

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Another of my morning teas that i’ve been too busy to log. It appears that this is the second time i’ve done that so this may jsut be one of those teas that is a good average every day tea that doesn’t sneak up on you but isn’t bad either. I’ve got more of this in my sample – have i mentioned lately how crazy awesome upton samples are in terms of size and value?!?!? so i’ll try one more time at least. Mostly i recall this being a little malty, but not overly so and not bitter or anything. so yay!

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN!(288, soon to be higher again) also 1700th tasting note AND a thank you to gracebtlb for sending this one along in our swap. Now i’ve had this before grace sent it along but part of why i figured it would go well as my 1700th tasting note is that this is one of the first few teas that i ever tried when i started out on this journey less than a year ago. It’s nice to revisit where i started from and how far i’ve come in the teas that i’ve experienced and the flavours that i’ve come to love, hate or otherwise. This was one of my favourite teas in the beginning, but over time i’ve come to realise that other companies do similar blends that are a bit more expertly crafted than David’s Tea. It is a really nice blend though and it will always have a special place in my heart as one of the first teas i REALLY fell in love with that kicked off my crazy flavour journey :)

So thank you grace! for a walk down memory lane and a chance to revisit an old friend :) Especially since i haven’t had free time to really enjoy your other samples that i’m SUPER excited about!

Cavocorax

1700+ cups of tea. Count me amazed!

Sil

lol it’s actually more than that if you count them as normal people sized cups…but my cups are uh twice the size..so most of my “cups” are the equivalent of 2 heh

Sil

my random arbitrary goal (who doesn’t love those) is to get to 2000 by my birthday and get my cupboard down to 150 by then. uh…not sure either is likely lol

Shmiracles

i’m rooting for you!! hah

CHAroma

Wow, 1700!!!!!!! O_o That’s just insane. Congrats!

MoonShyne

1700!! My iron level just dropped reading that. ;)

Shmiracles

haha this is funny because now you are at 3477 tasting notes – OVER twice as many!!!
and it’s been less than 9 months. averaging approx 180 tasting notes a month, 45 tasting notes a week, 6-7 tasting notes a day, or 1 tasting note every 2.5 hrs of general day time hours. unless you log in your sleep…. perhaps you log in your sleep????

OMGsrsly

I think she logs in her sleep. ;)

Sil

huh never thought about it that way…thanks for bringing it home for me shmiracles lol

tigress_al

Wow, you are a tea machine!!

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drank Persian Palace by Sloane Tea Company
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I had a sample of this today while visiting the sloane pop up shop for their RIDICULOUS SALE. As far as the guy i talked to remember, this happens maybe once every couple of years. sooooo self imposed may ban is out the window so i’m going to try and aim for mid june, and if i can make it through mid june, i’ll kick it all the way to my birthday in mid july….or 10 days before that so that Us orders have time to arrive before my bday lol

This one wasn’t too bad, though it wasn’t as exciting as i hope it would be. there was some astringency that i didn’t like to it but mostly there wasn’t much happening with flavour. Compared to some of the other sloane blends, this is much inferior. The cardamon was nicely done..but it wasn’t too exciting.

Nicole

They have lovely tins! I would have been so sunk with a sale. :)

Sil

Nicole – HALF OFF! it’s unheard of! I’m surprised i walked away with as few as i did.

Nicole

Half off???? Good lord. I was already looking at their site and wondering how much shipping would be for several tins at full price. I would have been out of control at half off. :)

Sil

yeah it’s a funny thing, they rarely have sales online – usually only at their pop up store in toronto. next pop up store is november, and they always have at least 20% near the end of the pop up shop. Worse case, when it gets closer to that time, send me a shopping list, i can always pick it up and mail it to save a bit. heh

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