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sad panda…i had this at like 6am today and it’s well after 10pm…know what i don’t remember? this tea….beyond it was good and i drank it all up….whoops!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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i was in need of a kick in the pants this morning. I turned this in to a latte and let it steep for like 20 mins. lol it was good. one more cup of this and then it’s gone… but so many more mandala teas to get through before an order can be placed!


Or was it a "cha"tte? Oh yeahhhhh!!!! Just secured all of the material for a new ripe pressing. Spring 2012 and spring 2013 material all ripened in 2013. Had the whole lot tested – clean as a whistle. I am super excited about the new tea. I am pressing 100 gram cakes and our very first mini-tuo with it, as well. 10,000 mini-tuos that will be the best mini tuo in the west :) Can’t wait to have you try it!

I’ll have to try the Special Dark all western style like you just did. I hope it was the kick you needed.

Terri HarpLady

Special dark minis? You know I’m gonna want some of those!


Gasp! Minis! Squee!

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thanks cavo! I figured i should try and manage at least one sipdown today in addition to my black tea morning sipdown so i chose this one because it was a green/white blend and i was already boiling the kettle for creamy eggnog lol I wish i was up for more tea drinking tonight but i’m about ready to crawl in to bed for a good night’s sleep. This was an interesting tea for me. I say interesting but mostly it means that i wanted this to be a black tea with this flavouring..but a black NON adagio blend lol

and that’s as explainy as i get tonight… now it’s time for a small glass of coconut rum and coke before bed…and no no the coke won’t keep me up..and the rum will help me sleep lol

Final Count: 188

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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yay for tea… had this before dinner as i was on my own tonight and needed a pick me up. i have to remember to drink my green teas faster…i have a tendency to forget about them as they’re not first on my list of things to drink most days.


I’ve thought about trying this one, but I just don’t like eggnog. It took me years to realize I didn’t really like it. :(


I hate eggnog lol

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as i mentioned earlier, today was more about drinking up older teas than worrying about sipdowns. i adore this tea and sadly, i have maybe 2 cups left. but after an evening of little sleep, this was exactly what i wanted and needed this morning.

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drank Assam Halmari by The Devotea
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this was a lovely assam from the devotea! There is no bitterness to this..just a smooth cup of really nice black tea. It makes me want to try even more of the black teas from the devotea, so i’m lucky that terri sent me a few others to try! ):

Sami Kelsh

Ooh, nom. I love a really nice Assam!


it won’t replace some of my other favourites but i’d rotate it in to my cupboard from time to time :)

Robert Godden

Thanks for the review, Yes, that one is nice and gentle. I really believe the Mokabari East, the other Assam we carry, is even better! I do like my Assams quite robust.

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another of my morning teas and delicious at that! I WILL be ordering some of this provided they didn’t magically sell out at the festival this past weekend as their website hasn’t been updated yet.


It still says 57… I don’t think it’s een updated..

Please, please have a sale soooon. (I’m slightly tempted by ordering 4 tins too)

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this + bolder breakfast + milk = delicious latte!

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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I’m tired of this tea, but i think ive managed to find a way to get through the last of it. Latte style in the morning with a bit of vanilla black :) The chocolatey puerh combined with the vanilla makes for a really nice creamy latte that is highly enjoyable. First cup of the day and a baby step towards drinking up my oldest tea!

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goodness…i’m sloshy. missB sent this my way and it might be the first whispering pines tea that i really like. I blame the ginger, which seems to be my weakness in teas. I love that spiciness that it brings to the table. Always leaves me wanting more! more! I chose this one as my final cup for the evening in the hopes that it would relax me a little and help clear my head before bed. I’ve been fighting off getting sick for a few days now and i’m really trying to NOT get sick. This is making for a great evening cup though. Thanks MissB!

Final Count: 190 (sooo 6 sipdowns a day = reaching my goal for the end of the month…likely not going to happen..but maaaaybe if i work from home a couple days…maybe… heh)


That of course is based on the assumption that there is no more tea in the mail to you….. ;))


You are beating me! Must drink more tea!!

Also, how many Sil sized cups of tea have you had today?


Dexter….yeah I’ve resigned myself to not making my goal but hey, the closer I am to getting there, the sooner I can place an order in April! :)

VariaTEA…sooooo many….tooooo many… I’m sloshing all over. Lol


Haha. I know that feeling :P. At least you hit your goal today. And…if you can go from 208 to 190 in a day, you can get to 140 in about a week. I have faith in you!


Haha only cause I had the day and woke up early. Work days I’m guessing only 2-3 a day


Shhhh. Remain optimistic :)


It is a fantastic clearer-upper, and I’m so glad you liked it. :) As for the rest… y’all crack me up!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Glad you liked this one! It’s one of my favorites for when I’m not feeling 100% :)

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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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