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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
4041 tasting notes

Hmmm app automatically flags tea as recommended. Also, hate nt being able to caress my cupboard since I know what I drank but not the company.

Had a cup of this one and the other tea before leaving the house to pick up my other half for a nerd store trip. Gotta love a lazy weekend where I got a few thigs done but did NO WORK! That’s right….no work. Best weekend in a long time :)

Ow I’m busy trying to see if I can manage a short trip to Paris in April along with the other trips we need to take this year.
Stephanie

PARIS? So jealous :D

Sil

We’ll see if we can swing it. Lots to do this year for friends weddings and such plus planning ours. But we’ll see…

TheTeaFairy

Yay for a fabulous week end!!!

Kaylee

Caress your cupboard? I know people around here love their tea, but oh my. :-)

Ysaurella

it sounds like a restock for mousse au chocolat ;)

Sil

kaylee – iphone autocorrect is the suck. apparently search = caress lol

OMGsrsly

But it got some laughs out of some of us, so I’d count “caressing your cupboard” as a win, Sil!

MzPriss

I don’t think caressing your cupboard is necessarily inappropriate. And I’m sooo jealous about Paris. I’ve only been once – year before last. I want to go back!

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89
drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
4041 tasting notes

nom nom nom :) I love this oolong. There’s something deliciously wonderful about this pineapple flavour. it’s just the right amount of sweet without being overly intense. There’s nothing flowery about this tea thankfully though. heh. Another win from stacy!

Kaylee

Hehe I’m drinking this right now! It’s perfect for the closest thing we’ve had to a pleasant day so far this year.

Ysaurella

ah another Oolong you love ! you see ;) and I love this one as well

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79
drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
4041 tasting notes

mmmm so strange how delicious this is. I’m glad i shared the tin with Cavo, because i’m not sure i could get through a whole tin, but the amount i do have i will enjoy. creamy delicious lemoney goodness :) When fauchon does something right (without flowers!) they do it right :)

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76
drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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Another one from this morning and another sipdown :) I’m glad i had the chance to try this one. it’s not a knock your socks off sort of tea for me but it was delicious and tasty while drinking it so i’m glad i picked this one up. I’d trade having bought this for a second tin of automne though sigh

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67
drank Queen of the Hill by Sloane Tea Company
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catching up from this morning! I finished this off today while cleaning up the house and trying to get a jump on this for today. It’s a beautiful sunshiney day out so i’m hoping to go out with my other half once he’s done work to check out the new nerd store in Toronto and maybe go for afternoon dumplings :) not sad to see this one go though it was a decent cup. Never a reorder for sure.

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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mmmmm cup of this, with a few cacao shells in it to enhance the chocolate… SOooo good. I’m going to miss this one. I really hope that it comes back to Winners sometime since that’s likely the only way i’ll be getting it again any time soon.

Final Count: 145 (woot! made me sipdown goal today…now can i get 5 more in tmrw…)

Cavocorax

I hope so too! It was my favorite of that group I split with you by far.

Courtney

I’m always saddened when I see tasting notes on this tea.

Sil

i dropped by winners yesterday…there was NO selection..so i’m hoping that means it’s going to be restocked soon with SOMETHING

Fjellrev

I recently emailed them asking if they knew when they’ll be getting more in and/or if there are times of the year when they typically do, so we’ll see if they say anything.

Sil

oooooh ok! let us know :)

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had a cup of this tonight while doing my best NOT to order more tea. Yunnan Sourcing, Herbal Infusions, Damn fine tea…i’m looking at you! Thanksfully, DFT has lots left of the special tea, HI has poor service and Yunnan Sourcing won’t disappear on me..so i think i’ve managed to curb my impulse. I feel like i REALLY need to try and last longer than a week in to March :)

Still enjoying this one as a caffeine free option, though i DO like the black base better. Likely won’t be a restock but it’d been nice to have :)

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78
drank Crimson Berry by Sloane Tea Company
4041 tasting notes

tea cocktail with dinner! this + coconut rum and a splash of pineapple juice = a good time for my mouth! :) This also puts me at 145 for tonight…and there’s a very good chance of getting to 140 tomorrow unless we go out after my other half is done work. That also means i’m in danger of succumbing to an order (Yunnan Sourcing, A&D and HI..i’m looking at all of you!) That being said, i’m trying REALLY hard to hold off on all orders until after i get Terri’s box.

Anyway..this one? I likely would get it again since i prefer herbals like verdant’s elderberry or RiverTea’s fruit teas…but i still like the tartness of this one since then i can sweeten it with alcohol or juice! :)

Fjellrev

Mmm, you make me want Malibu + pineapple juice…

Sil

haha it’s good!

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68
drank Tropical Dream by RiverTea
4041 tasting notes

I tried cold brewing this one and it’s still pretty tasty. The rooibos doesn’t overpower the flavours, so there’s still vanilla in this. Less pineapple but it’s still a tasty treat. I think this would really shine in the summer with just a little gingerale :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
gmathis

Ooh, never thought about ginger ale/tea mixers. Making mental note…if summer ever gets here…

Sil

yeah gingerale or apple juice often gets added to herbals with me…

CelebriTEA

This sounds truly yum!
I have never tried ginger ale with tea? How do you mix it?
I do, sometimes, steep an herbal in Apple juice…mmm..what flavor!

Sil

if it’s just gingerale, usually i just cold brew the tea extra strength and then add it after i strain the tea :) If i’m making a vodka drink, i steep the tea IN the vodka…

CelebriTEA

Hmmm…interesting!

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90
drank Happy Banana by RiverTea
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OH MAN! SOOOOOO GOOOD! Seriously…So when i first pulled this out of the bag i was like hmm..expensive trail mix anyone? It’s a heavy tea AND it’s 3tsp per cup….and there’s giant coconut strips in this…but MAN OH MAN. love it. My other half is making banana bread tonight..and this is like liquid banana bread. I even convinced him to have some and he was like oh hey…that’s really good. It even smells like banana bread baking in the oven… and the coconut? totally not overpowering and likely just adding to the delicious creamy banana taste. I dunno what else to say…this tea? sooo good. I had originally picked this up because i like banana flavoured teas and because i figure i’d try some teas that didn’t have tasting notes to help RiverTea out since i won their contest. I’m SOOOOO happy i did.

This isn’t the same sort of banana from foxy’s roxy’s tea…this is honestly…liquid banana bread. so it’s sweet…and very much banana bread..and so good..and did i mention it’s like drinking banana bread? holy god i love this smell… lol

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Courtney

Gaaah liquid banana bread. Must buy!

Sil

it’s stupidly good courtney…it’s expensive because it’s a heavy tea..but i am going to love having this as a caffeine free option. guess you could eat the pieces after too haha i’d send you some but uh….there might already be something in the mail on it’s way to you lol

Courtney

WELL THEN. :P Hah, I’ve been waiting to do a RiverTea order because I wanted to see reviews first. I may actually have enough to place an order soon though.

Sil

the pear one is pretty nice too for a fruit tea. I’m finding i like their fruit teas a bunch. Their puerhs are pretty puerh-like so stay away from those if you don’t actually like the earth puerh sort of taste..

Courtney

Awesome. I need more herbals. Always.

CelebriTEA

Hmmm…This has me thinking…I have previously tasted a banana tea I liked…
hmmm….now what was it? I need to go through my tasting notes.
I love fruity teas and puerhs…

Sil

celebritea…i love puerh, but i’m not crazy about the puerh that RiverTea uses. :)

Roswell Strange

Sweet Helen was awesome; my favourite of the three fruit blends I got. Personally, I really dislike Dynamite of Fruits and I’d recommend staying away from Chocolate Kisses Chili if you dislike spicy teas. The spices in it are not subtle. I’m eyeing up this one (wondering how similar it is to the Banana Chocolate Fruit blend that Tea Desire carries) and Swedish Cocktail (I think that’s what it’s called…).

CelebriTEA

Thanks Sil…it is amazing to me how different puerhs can be.
While you are supposed to get many re steeps from them,
I am finding that I enjoy the first couple of steeps the best when
I seem to get the most earthy & smoky flavors from some ;-)

Fjellrev

Sweet Jebus, that sounds good. A hell of a lot more promising than David’s Banana Bread last year.

keychange

tra la la la shopping list

Courtney

keychange I laughed when I saw that ^.

CelebriTEA

I wonder how this tea compares & contrasts with
Plantain Coconut Raw Green Bush Tea by The Republic of Tea.
That was before I ever thought I could like banana in a tea…lol…

Sil

never had it so i can’t say. :)

CelebriTEA

It is a good one, Sil :-)

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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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