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drank Bai Mu Dan White Tea by Verdant Tea
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I’m going to have to give this one another try later since pretty much my feeling on drinking this yesterday was YAWN That’s right…I picked this one up to see if it was something i could offer my parents as a replacement for some of the UBER expensive teas they drank in Paris. Sadly this in no way compared to those. If anything, i’d prefer to be drinking water from a spring. At least i’ve got a bit more to try with again.

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drank Easter Tea by Dammann Freres
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thank you shmiracles!

Sadly i drank this yesterday while cleaning the house and got so distracted with things that i failed to register the tea i was drinking. I have more left for this one so i’ll be trying it again. This was for sure a tasty treat since i drank it all! :)

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drank Laoshan Apothecary Green by Verdant Tea
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Ick. Not sure if it’s just my sample but this had an abundance of coriander, which i like just fine but in this cup from yesterday, took over everything. There was barely any mint presence or even that familiar laoshan green taste. I’ve got some left for trying a cold brew with but unless this is just my sample, this is not the tea for me. I expected a more balanced blend of mint, green, coriander and cardamon.

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drank Black Beauty by Mandala Tea
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Had more of this yesterday – really enjoyed getting to drink a bunch of tea yesterday while “spring” cleaning the entire house. Next few weeks are going to be a bit crazy and we have a friend coming up to visit us at the end of the month so we wanted a good solid cleaning done to make life easier for the time being. This helped me wake up and get going right away :)

Terri HarpLady

I almost drank this yesterday evening, it was calling my name!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Some backlogging to do throughout the day now that steepster is back up. Yesterday i finished off a tea that Terri sent my way that i couldn’t find in steespter so i never logged it. Nan Jian “Golden buds of joy” Shu 2009 from Mandala. Sadly i didn’t realise at the time steepster was down so i don’t have much to say on the subject besides the fact that his tea made me feel calm. it was woody but not earthy…my other half said it tasted like it smells when you walk in to a woodshed after wood’s just been cut for winter. I think he’s likely a “pu-erh” drinker since that’s the first time he’s ever enjoyed a tea that he’s tried. :) So this was a winner!

Cavocorax

Mmmmm. That sounds pretty awesome!
And yay for successfully getting him to enjoy a tea. I’ve had no luck.

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drank Three Berry Tea by Compass Teas
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Cold brewed this today and it’s delicious! I’m thinking maybe trying this out in my NEW ZOKU SLUSHIE maker tomorrow…or maybe i’ll make a chai slushie…licorice chai? hmmm i’m super excited to test this baby out!

Meanwhile in tea land..this one is a tea i prefer cold strangely…the cold brew evens out the rooibos taste and really lets the fruit flavours come out a bit more.

Also..just for cavocorax (today puts me at 224)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
TheTeaFairy

Aww! A Zoku Slushie maker? Thought they were just for pops! Well that will be crazy good for tea slush experiments, won’t it??

Sil

Tey have the pop makers and now the slushie one cup wonders . I pretty much only bought it for tea experiments….saves on having to make ice to grind in the blender lol

DaisyChubb

oo let us know how it goes! I love my zoku for popsicles, this may be next on the list ;)

Cavocorax

Oh, fancy! Can’t wait to hear how that thing works out. :D
Also, GJ on the sipdowns!

Terri HarpLady

I can see that I’m probably gonna need one of those Zoku slushie thinging next…I’m thinking it would be awesome for chai…sigh

tigress_al

I had to google what that was but it looks awesome!!

ashmanra

I have three! I love them! I have the pop maker, too. I love the tea pops and tea slushies – so refreshing!

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
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This would be fantastic without the coconut lol. I had a small sample of this cold brewed while in the store tonight. tasty but that’s about all i need. :)

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drank Aries by Nina's Paris
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I’m basing this off the fact that wheezybee said Laurent had indicated Belier was Aries. I’m not sure if thta’s true, but the result is this is getting filed here. It’s been a few days of waiting to find out from Nina’s Paris if Belier was it’s own tea, such that i’ve forgotten much of how the tea tasted. I know that i enjoyed it a bunch but i can’t speak as to whether it was cherry flavoured. i don’t recall seeing and flower petals, as that’s more often a NO for me instead of a yay! I’d be willing to try this again when i can track immediately the taste. But i know i enjoyed drinking it, so yay!

Lala

I got the same sample. I just looked it up and aries translates to belier in French.

wheezybee

Thanks, Lala! That makes me feel better about where I posted it! The taste definitely fit, but it was the lack of all the petals (shown in all their pictures) that made me question it.

Sil

makes sense :)

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drank Thé des Songes by Le Palais des Thes
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I had this earlier today and I’ll be honest in that i don’t remember much of it. It didn’t strike me as anything wonderful but it didn’t make me want to pour the cup out either. I’ve got a bit more from shmiracles that i’ll use to make a proper note of things, but for the most part this seems to be a rather bland-ish sort of tea for me.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I felt this way about almost every tea I’ve tried from Le Palais des Thes.

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SIPDOWN! So i’m “pretty” sure this is the version that Terri sent me, though there are a few version so she’d better correct me if this WASN’T the version she sent me because OMG I LOVE THIS. Yeah… that’s right. In contrast to the verdant oolong from this morning, i could drink this all day…and sort of have. I really like the fruity cocoa of this one. Seriously! yum!

ashmanra

MUST OBTAIN!

Fjellrev

Onto the shopping list, this goes!

Sil

sooo many teas at mandala to drink….try…buy!

Terri HarpLady

Yup! This IS the one, & it is awesome! I love those roasty Wuyi oolongs!

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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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