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drank Anxi Fo Shou Black Tea by Verdant Tea
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Happy 2014 everyone!

I figured i might as well start the new year off with a bang and drink one of the teas that i am hoarding. Like really hoarding, because once it’s gone it may never come back. I’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing tea friends who sent me a couple packets of their dwindling stash. This particular one is from omgsrsly You can bet that i will be resteeping this until it refuses to give us any more of it’s delicious liquid.

Happy Day 1 everyone :) Cheers!

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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getting down to the bottom of this bag and that makes me sad. Especially since we’re finally watching fringe through all the seasons. I still like this one better than strawberry pie from frank – this is more strawberry and less cinnamon :)

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sipdown!(178) with the last little bit of this off to terri for her to try. I didn’t mind this one. it’s a pretty decent mint blend if you’re in to that sort of thing and as i’ve mentioned before, it’s different enough from stacy’s peppermint patty that both could hang out in my cupboard.

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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i was rearranging teas this afternoon and realised that i’d mistakenly set this one aside in my box reserved for teas that i’m not allowed to go into until i finish up one that’s not in the box lol. Mostly i do it just because i don’t want my collection spilling out of the bookcase it’s in. Because of the way bags sit, sometimes i don’t have enough room for all of them to stand up, so into the box they go, which means they can pile up on top of one another haha.

I’ve missed this one and it was nice to have a cup tonight while we watched a few more fringe episodes…yay for tv time with my other half!


Our tv time tonight is rewatching Lost. :p


nice! fringe is a rewatch for me up to season 3 but it’s something to watch until the other 2? shows he’ll watch with me are back. i do most of the tv watching in the house and that’s not saying much since i don’t do a lot.


Sigh. We do a lot. :)


Fringe is awesome and almost human is done by the same people and it is also very good. I love that the new star trek’s Mccoy is in it.


yep..i’m watching almost human as well – quite enjoying it.


My wife rebelled in the middle of Fringe and I never got to watch the whole series. Wish I could watch Netflix. Loved Walter and Astrid. Did not realize that was McCoy on Almost Human. Love it even more now.


I bought the blu ray to watch through the series once it finished. Excited to finally see what happens

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drank The Jolly Earl by Verdant Tea (Special)
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sipdown! since the last of this will be heading over to terri to try. Still not a fab of this one. it’s just kinda…well..boring? I steeped it for 4 mins and while that mafe the bergamot finally present in the steep it didn’t mesh all that well with the other tastes going on for me. aah well, can’t win them all!

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drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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mmmmmm lala made me drink it! I pulled this one out to try, after trading for a nearly full package of this from CHAroma. I have a softspot for orange creamsicle teas and continue to search for the perfect one. Boiling temp at 3 mins leaves this being a very nicely subtle orange creamy tea. There is some serious dryness in my mouth with this one though, that makes it not as much fun. I wonder if a lower steep temperature (maybe green ish) with a bit longer steep would change this around a bit. All that being said, it’s still a pretty tasty cup and i’ll have fun drinking the rest of it!

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

I steeped mine at a bit less than boiling for about 2minutes.

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drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
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sipdown! (180!) not too shabby – only 30 teas away from my year end goal so i won’t complain…much. :) Thanks to missB for this one. my first taste of this was via kittenna and i only had a very small cup. tasting this again, i can see that it IS a tasty blend from frank. love the nutty chocolate tea taste i’m getting from this one. Happy to get to try it once again!


Ah, of course you’ve tried this before! :) I’m glad you enjoyed it.


yes but it was a small teeny, tiny cup i had to pry out of kittenna lol

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drank Almond Butter by California Tea House
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eek! grab bag tea from the BBB and i’ll go with tastybrew on this one. Not a tea for me. The smell of the brewed tea makes me unhappy and the taste isn’t much better. there’s a “waxy” feeling to this one that makes me not want to drink it at all. oh well, another tea tried! haha

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drank Spiced Doughnut Chai by Compass Teas
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this was in the BBB box grab bag so i pulled it out to try. I must try ALL THE TEAS so even if i don’t think i’ll enjoy something, if it’s going to be tossed, i am happy to try it lol. This isn’t quite spiced donut but it IS a decent chai. I like the blend of spices going on in this one.

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drank Christmas Tea Blanc by Dammann Freres
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thank you missB Admittedly white and green teas are not often my thing. I find their tastes either beyond me or too vegetal for me to love. I picked this one today because a) it’s a quick sipdown and b) in my sickness i seem to be enjoying the lighter teas.

While i am a fan of this blend, it’s not one that i could drink all the time. This is a cherry tea, with the almond missing for me, but the spices being present in the background. I would enjoy this as an occasional cup in my cupboard for sure. Thanks missb!

Terri HarpLady

Still stick? That’s no fun, especially not for New Year’s Eve.


meh new years eve is a whole lot of nothing. at most we get together with friends to watch movies and play board games. otherwise it’s stay at home, be comfy and eat lol. new years day was supposed to be a day of gaming with friends we haven’t seen in a while so i’m totally bummed about that

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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.


Toronto, ON

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