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drank 2009 Banchang Tree Puerh by Butiki Teas
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I had this early today to wake myself up. I’ve got work to do as well as some “fun” organising some tea swaps. We also have a bunch of work to do to get a list going of all the things we need to do if we’re really going to move to another apartment within the complex we’re living in right now.

This was a sample from Stacy, and i have to be honest, i’m not yet sure how i feel about it. I was initially getting a bit of a bitter note that i didn’t like, but then with a longer steep there was much more pleasant smokiness and a bit of spiciness to it. Overall, i think i may need to order this one later to really play with it :)

Terri HarpLady

I have a bit of this too, but haven’t gotten to it yet.

Sil

i’ll be interested in seeing your thoughts..

Stephanie

I cannot wait to get my hands on this tea.

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drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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I love this tea….malty and slightly cocoa-y and overall just delicious! I really am looking forward to being able to place another order from Yezi once i get my cupboard under control lol :)

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ugh…almost out of this one too..but i needed something delicious for my shopping yesterday to help with my stress level lol. I hate shopping. This will be a restock for sure, but thankfully this will still give me a few more cups before i am totally out of all forms of LB in my house haha

Final Count yesterday: 142

TheTeaFairy

So chocolate yummy this one!

Suziqzer

Having tried the Laoshan Black now, I can only imagine this one is delish.

Terri HarpLady

Did you box arrive yet? ;)

Sil

haha not yet…. i will keep you posted. a few things are inbound.. also note I WILL BE MOVING (most likely) so packages need to stop if they’re coming from the US!

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mmm another tea i had yesterday in a continuing effort to coax cavocorax in to picking up her teas sooner rather than later lol. This was a tasty accompaniment to wedding dress shopping, though i need to remember to add a splash of maple to it next time to double up on the taste! :)

boychik

Did you get the dress?

Sil

not yet.. that was only the very first outing i’ve been on. I’ve got loads of time still so baby steps… just narrowed down some styles

boychik

I remember when my baby sister was getting married. It was a nightmare with the dress. I used to spend all my weekends with her and her obnoxious friends. Haha Happy Times!

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drank Finbarr's Revenge by The Devotea
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Another one from terri, that is still really tasty, but just slightly less so than the other couple i’ve had. This one leaves an after taste in my mouth that i’m less a fan of. HOWEVER, i wouldn’t turn this one down, nor would i discount the possibility of picking it up again because i can see it being just what i need on cooler winter mornings :) strong, smooth with a little reminder left over of what i was drinking heh. thanks terri!

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drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
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mmmm i figured that i’d better start my morning off with a few cups of bold/stronger tea. I’ve got to go wedding dress shopping today and i need something to get me through it. I hate this sort of thing, though i’m sure i’l have fun with my friend and her 6 month old lol those bridal ppl have no idea what they’re in for! thanks again to terri for sharing this one with me. I think i’d be likely to pick this one up again in the future. I still love lord petersham, but this is a pretty tasty one as well

VariaTEA

Hope wedding dress shopping is more fun than you expect it to be. I’m sure it will be and if not, at least you got to spend time with a friend so that is always nice.

CelebriTEA

The name of this tea is intoxicating.
Have lots of fun dress shopping.

Sil

we had a really nice time together. My friend is a sweetheart and it meant the day with her little one (7 months old)

Terri HarpLady

I like this one! It has a ‘shiny’ quality to the taste, like obsidian.

Sil

i haven’t tried obsidian yet..but i have some in house now!

Robert Godden

“Shiny like obsidian”. You don’t hear that every day.

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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this is how i make VariaTEA and Cavocorax come pick up the first wave of their boxes…by drinking all our shared teas soon so they show up on their dashboard lol. I pulled this one out yesterday to drink up and man…sooo good. I generally am not a fan of coconut teas but this one is really creamy and delicious. it’s even better having it “fresh” since the last time i had it, it was via justjames so i let it sit a bit longer before trying it as part of all my samples. I’m seriously glad james created this one AND shared it with me so that i could then promptly order it when it was live hahaha

Final Count yesterday: 144

VariaTEA

Oh Hello Sweetie. Soon. Soon you will be mine :)

Memily

SO GOOD. Still on my Hello Sweetie honeymoon.

Virginia

I have like 2 cups of this left and every time I reach for it, I tell myself no, because when I REALLY want it, I know I will regret having finished it without truly craving it with all my soul. It is so so good.

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another backlog from yesterday – love these things! Probably the only “blooming” tea i’ve ever enjoyed hahaha largely because it’s a black tea :)

VariaTEA

The David’s bloom teas are all black teas but they are flavored. Not the greatest tea I have ever had but they are pretty and taste alright. I can bring you some to try :)

Sil

i’ll be tossing in a few of this for you guys. Noticed you guys haven’t tried many mandala teas heh

VariaTEA

So I am waiting to bring you your teas since my sister is on a trip right now and found a tea store. I shall be sharing those with you as well :P

Terri HarpLady

I also enjoyed these, & will have to restock. They are especially convenient to keep a few in the purse, so that if I go out to breakfast & they don’t have a decent tea, I can toss one of these in my cup. No filter needed!

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backlog from yesterday as i didn’t get home until late since we went out to try and get me a little bit of the long weekend since i get to work sunday and monday. GO GO 25+ hrs of over time a week. FML. on the upside? extra money for moving, since i think we’re going to do it…and less guilt when i place tea orders hahaha. this one was terri’s addition to the BBB Box and once i’ve enjoyed, though not as intensly as some of the others from YS. Rest is off to Cavo…mostly because now i know she has to pick the box up hahahahahaha

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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excuse me, coming through, drool city! last stop – CHIN!…..

Seriously…this was tucked away from when i picked it up in vancouver but since i have to divy up cavo’s teas, i’m allowed to open it! and open it i did… now i have to try not to drink it all because man oh man there is something i just love the crap out of in this tea. I SHOULD try it with milk again but tonight i just wanted it…NAO! and i’m in happy land.

Final Count: 145 yes..it’s gone up, my butiki order arrived, but before that i was down to 133! go me! So we’ll see how tomorrow goes and aim for….maybe 135 over the weekend? we’ll see…something like that haha

whatshesaid

What’s your ultimate end goal ideal number?

Sil

Oh…my cupboard will likely usually sit at about 150-175. I’m just trying to get to 100 for the fun of it lol

TeaBrat

According to Steepster I have 244 and that doesn’t even count samples or swaps. :-P

whatshesaid

Ohh haha. I feel like I’d never be able to drink that many and keep them fresh! You’re a machine!

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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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