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backlogging – a few days ago i had this…it was tasty and delicious and made me smile… 16 hour work days suck.

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soooo funny story. I PURPOSELY SWAPPED FOR THIS ONE….and it has blergamot in it. dinosara graciously allowed me to have this one. I have to say….NO. I DID NOT STEEP THIS FOR 2 MINS… yes, i’m talking about you verdant and your two minutes “blends box teas all steeps for 2 mins…” although to be fair i did see at least ONE tea that had a different time.

Soooooo this one? totally not finding the orange in this….and i DID shake the bag up…i was hoping that the blergamot would give this s semblance or orange but be tied up with the vanilla and rooibos and it would be my ULTIMATE CREAMSICLE TEA. it’s not. it’s like a “spicy” sort of cinnamon? vanilla bean like woodsy rooibosy tea. i mean hey, it’s not half bad…but (and don’t tell anyone) i kinda keep wondering where the blerg is. Maybe after all these years of hating on it, it just up and left. got the heck out of dodge so it didn’t have to deal with my mean and hurtful words. that could happen right? stranger things have happened.

soooo on that note. tea good. not what i wanted or expected. will try to wrasstle with it later and see if i can’t wrangle a little more blerg outta this. shhhhhhhhhh don’t tell anyone.

Final Count: 141 (11 to go! 1 swap incoming)


Huh, that’s weird, my cup was pretty creamsicly. Although I only tried it the one time…

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Apparently it’s a bit of a CharlotteZero night today. This is another one that i begged her to try, mostly because it’s from HAWAII and well the likelihood of me getting to try many things from places far away is slim. I’m super glad that i did now. This is a really tasty non caffeine blend. I’m trying to finally take 5 mins to relax before bed and this is helping a great deal. I just wish i could place the smell. it reminds me SOOOOO strongly of something…except when i think about what, it slips away from me.

I could’t tell you what this tastes like either tonight. it’s fresh and fruity and just downright exactly what i needed right now. And it’s a marked difference from my other tea that i’m drinking which makes me giggle..though i couldn’t tell you why.

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drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
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i tried this one cold brewed for the hell of it. Turns out that was also a good idea as this is ALSO tasty as a cold brew. this is like everything good that i like about lime gelato without the extra sugar AND with a kick of something else going on in the background that makes this tastier and more fun. I’m really enjoying this one, so i may need to look at picking up some more in the future. Thanks for sharing this one missB!

Iced 8 min or more

I’m going to convince my friend in Edmonton to grab more (a lot more, I went through it fast) and send it on over, so I’ll grab extra for you if you’d like.

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i had this a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against…wait a minute sorry… um.. as i was saying..

i had this a while ago today. I remember enjoying this a lot more the first time i had it, so i suspect that the blend that i had this time around is a variation on a theme with slightly different puerh or something. On the whole this version was a lot less yummy and tasty. But it IS darn pretty. :)

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drank New York Breakfast by TWG Tea Company
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I’m going to have to agree with CharlotteZero on this one in that it smells wonderful, but it one of those teas you have to brew cooler and for less time, lest it turn into a messy less amazing tea. All that aside though, this was pretty tasty, and i’m looking forward to playing with it a bit more before i land on a final rating :)

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drank Paris Ginza by Mariage Frères
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charlotteZero was awesome enough to send this my way in a recent swap. Admittedly i had this a million hours ago but there’s been a whole lot of work, dinner, talking to my parents and looking at an apartment that got in the way of me writing about it until now. What i recall was the deliciousness of this one in strawberry form. THIS is actually what i wish marco polo was, and isn’t for me. Better review to come in the future when i spend more time rolling around with this one.

thanks CZ!

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drank Sugar Caramel Oolong by Golden Moon Tea
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this has been on my wishlist for a while and dinosara was kind enough to send some my way for me to try. “But Sil! it’s an oolong” you might say…. I’m well aware, but i’m always open to trying things that a bunch of ppl seem to love. Turns out? this is a really boring tea for me. It’s not even oo-wrong…it’s just meh. It smells delicious in dry form, but then brewing it up…SNORE FEST. it’s not even enough of an oolong to get me all riled up about how i don’t like oolongs. it’s really just sort of there. hanging out. being BOOOOORIIIINGGGGGG…. lol


LOL! Sorry this tea was so boring for you. Best to move on to something more lively!


haha i’m trying a bunch of things today. sad that this one was just kinda there…but glad i tried it, as always :)


OH SNORE FEST is not a good thing. I actually have some of this in the mail to me right now – interesting….


Haha! Hilarious!! Oo-wrong…almost as funny as bleeergamot!


I like it a lot…but I’m also a big fan of oolong in general :)

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drank Chai - Vanilla by The Tea Place
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I’m going to have to give this one another shot. Maybe i’ll prepare it like traditional chai next time to see if that works better. Brewed as a tea, not in milk, this is a bit bitter with a weird after taste. I’ll try it as a milk brewed chai and see if that makes it all better, since some chais are meant to be milk, miilk, milk, milk, milk!

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drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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must. get. more. Thanks again for sending this my way dexter. It’s on my list for the next mandala order i place :) this really is a great cup of tea. perfect for the miserable day that’s happening outside of my window. I love happy tea days!


you. can. get. more. :) Just got another shipment in yesterday! I’m really happy you dig this it’s one of my fave hong cha’s for sure.


it’s wonderful!

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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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