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CharlotteZero sent this one my way. ….and let me tell you about how this was my favourite cup of tea today. Seriously. This had ZERO smoke in it, which was a little disappointing in my books, but then the caramel, chocolatey DECLICIOUSNESS hit me and i was log zomg, must drink…and then the cup was all done and i was boiling water to make a second cup. Seriously….this could probably rival my love for LB. Also…it’s slightly more expensive but it makes me sad i never got to this shop when i was in San Fran. I think even courtney would like this one… no smoke! I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be an aroma tea order in my future.. ..maybe this one can join the BBB Box as my tea next round if i get some. :)

Final Count: 150 which is the suck as i wanted at least 5 more sipdowns this weekend but that just means more tea drinking should be had this week! :) Still aiming for 130 by the end of next weekend, though i think that’s highly unlikely at this point so maaaybe 140 would be more doable lol.

Terri HarpLady

not smoky? is it more like the Zheng Shan xiao zhong from YS that we loved so much? (also not smokey)

Sil

it’s more like the YS one…though this one seemed stupidly chocolatey…like that first time i ever had LB. I’ll add some to your box or the BB from the samples that CZ sent me as i’ve got enough…but i suspect i’ll be purchasing some of this at some point. i really loved it.

yyz

I love these versions of LS. I still want to find the one I had that tasted like a chocolate, caramel oolong.

TeaBrat

I just bought some today, it’s the non smoked tea they make LS from

Sil

still saved to my wishlist heh

TeaBrat

I tried it in the store, it’s really good!

Sil

oh i know..my only issue is that you have to buy 4oz online…

boychik

i went and checked it too. 4oz is a lot

TeaBrat

Oh, I can buy it by the ounce so I only got a bit with this Groupon I had.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
7440 tasting notes

jump62359 sent this one my way…. I actually thought this would be one that i would really not like…because flowers? rosebuds? uuuhhhhhhhh floral? blaaah! However, i’m pleased to say that this is not one of those overpowering floral teas of doom that make me sneeze and want it AWAY! Admittedly though, i did pull the couple of rose buds OUT of my tea before brewing heh. Instead this is a slightly sweet, vanilla like tea with a hint of rose. It’s not super floral but it is distinctly “rose.” This is the sort of tea that i would serve to someone i was trying to convince that flowers in teas are not all bad lol. On the whole, it will never be a favourite of mine given my preferences, but i could drink a whole cup..or two..and did :) thanks for making me stretch jump62359!

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This is another tea that charlotteZero sent my way, that haven’t had a moment to drink. On the whole, this is a nice roasty sort of oolong. I can see why it might be an enjoyable cup of tea for those that enjoy that sort of oolong. I of course, had it in my head that this was a black tea when i brewed it, and so it was mostly a lot of aaaaaah! ZOMG oolong! aaaaah. once i adjusted my thinking, it was a nice enough cup of tea, though obviously, not my favourite given the oolongy-ness of this one. It might be one for Terri though… ponders

Terri HarpLady

I’ve got my eyes on you!
(although yeah, I’d probably love it ;)

Sil

Theres enough left for a sil sized cup so I’ll add it to your box/BBB extras. I know I haven’t sent enough unflavoured your way recently.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I’m pretty overwhelmed with that last box of mostly Adagio fan-teas :)

Sil

Lol you said you wanted to try them! And I only gave you half of the them LOL

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
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blech. this is NOT a tea for making iced if you don’t like “oolong” taste. i thought i’d try it out since i was enjoying the mango flavouring and the sorts of reminding flavour of melon. turns out, that just makes it not so much drinkable for me, since i’m not a fan of that green oolong sort of taste. But at least this way i know lol

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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I tried this one cold brewed and it is pretty tasty as well! it’s not overly sour, though a little sweetner helps. I wish it had made the chili pepper pop a little more, but on the whole i can see drinking this either way and being happy about it

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Dinjoye Estate Assam by Butiki Teas
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i had this one yesterday as well, though to be honest i recall very little about this one. I’ll have to have it again today/tomorrow and write a proper note. promise.

Final Count yesterday: 152 (ugh…12 to go today which is so NOT going to happen!)

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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nomity. nom nom. backloggin from yesterday. I didn’t get much drunk up, but the teas that i had in the evening were delicious and the perfect accompaniment to boardgames and pizza lol. I love this one with just a splash of maple syrup. it makes everything delicious and wonderful, if you like a bit of smoke in your tea :)

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backlog from yesterday. I really wanted a quiet weekend to get back in my groove and take a look at a few job opportunities but that hasn’t quite happened. Out all day yesterday at friends playing games and because we didn’t get to one of our friends place, we have to head there this afternoon, after a quick costco trip…so no rest for me! since it’ll be back home to work/clean things etc…

this one is still a delicious, delicious time for me though i wish we’d ditch the oolong. it just adds a taste to this that i’m less a fan of that if there was just cocao nibs, rice and LB :)

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drank Melon White Tea by Lupicia
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another tea from jump62359 and it;s delicious! I can’t honestly say whether i like this one or the melon oolong better. I think they could both have a place in my cupboard because YES MELON PLEASE! lol i’m glad i got to try this one close to the melon oolong though. of course, now i want to place a lupicia order…again. must. resist. lol thank you jump62359!

TheTeaFairy

I just got my order a week ago. Common, order, life is too short and their melon tea is just sooo goood!!!

Sil

stop it! lol

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drank Doke Silver Needle by Butiki Teas
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this was another of my morning teas….for some reason i was gravitating to my lighter teas even though first thing in the morning i generally want my black teas. I suspect that’s likely because i’m going to be with my bolder teas for the rest of the day. I love having this tea here and there. I don’t prefer whites and greens to my black teas, but there’s something to be said for having one or two of these unflavoured teas in my cupboard for when i want a cup of delicious, refreshing, spring, happy tea!

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