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drank Tribute by THE O DOR
4026 tasting notes

mmm perfect mid morning tea to go along with getting tons of work done at home today. I really needed this day to just relax and focus on catching up with work. Hopefully by the time the weekend rolls around i’ll be ready for daylight savings, and being back in to the full swing of things with work :)

__Morgana__

Grumble grumble. I forgot about daylight savings time. I hate springing forward and getting one less hour of sleep.

Sil

yep… i struggle with it too…

Dexter3657

Really? I LOVE spring forward – the extra hour of evening daylight really makes me happy.
Don’t like the fall back – it just means the start of a long, dark, cold winter. I would be perfectly happy to stay on daylight saving time all year.
Hope you guys have an easy adjustment….

__Morgana__

That’s a good point, Dexter. I do like more daylight in the evening. But anything that takes sleep away makes me grumble. ;-)

Sil

yeah i only hate it for the missing sleep lol

Sami Kelsh

Thank you for reminding me about daylight savings! They run it at different times in the UK, so I’d be attempting to skype the folks back in Canada at entirely the wrong time this weekend :p (Oh, and I’m not looking forward to the inevitable jetlag that comes with the clock change, either…)

Lynxiebrat

Spring Forward Already? Meh. Just makes me wish that the snow would disappear that much faster.

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83
drank Eve by Nina's Paris
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Joint order with Cavocorax resulted in Nina’s throwing in a few samples for us. Since they were largely teabags, i tossed them into a bag and randomly divided them between the two of us after giving cavo the “extra” earl grey bleeeergamot! be gone!

This one was rather pleasant. I’m not sure i’d go out of my way to buy it, but it really is a lovely, smooth blend of apple and vanilla…i don’t get much in the way of peach but that’s alright with me since i am all “peached” out lately.

Thanks for Sophie and Laurent for their awesome customer service and excellent teas!

Christina

Ooh, I just ordered a tin of this last week. I don’t drink much black tea, but this sounded so lovely (the mix of fruit and vanilla) that I’ve got my fingers crossed when I finally get it.

VariaTEA

I think I might grab a tin of this today so if you ever want more, just let me know :)

Sil

it’s really lovely christina…hope you like it!

Fjellrev

I can hardly wait for their online store to open up already. :D

Christina

@Fjellrev: I’m not sure where you’re lokcated, but Nina’s does have a store on Amazon.com. It’s not the easiest place to search and you kind of have to know what you’re looking for, but it’s better than nothing.

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last of my sample from courtney this morning…not much to say beyond this is a pleasant cup with a slight bit of astringency that i don’t mind at all. On the whole it was nice to get a sampling of ronnefeldt teas. They are for sure a fairly average cup of tea but nothing unpleasant or not worth drinking :) thanks courtney!

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Finally getting around to trying the black tea that Tea at Sea was generous enough to send my way. It was the one i was most looking forward to out of the green/oolong and this one they sent me. What struck me first about this tea is that the little black leaves look more like oolongs that i drink. However, no oolongy weird smell coming from it so i wasn’t too worried. Brewed this up and the aroma was quite pleasant. This isn’t a super bold tea, but it’s smooth and there’s little to no astringency. On the whole it was a much needed pleasant cup to drink this morning. I’d be willing to try this again and maybe check out the rest of tea at sea’s teas :) thanks for sending the samples my way tea at sea!

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GCTTB another from yesterday and the travelling tea box. This one was better than the gingerbread one, from the perspective of being more drinkable to me…however caramel vanilla this is not? It’s more like a slightly sweet average boring black red rose type tea. Happy to have tried it, but that’s where that stays.

I’m going to go with a starting count of 158 for March 1, though Feb i DID achieve my goal of getting to 150. :) Goal for this month… 140.

Anna

140! GO HEISENSIL!

Fjellrev

I believe in you, Sil. In Tony Little’e voice, “You can do it!”

Sil

dude i was almost back to 150 today…until tea from courtney showed up lol but i have a few packages going out this weekend that should help. I hope.

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GCTTB i’m gradually working through some of the teas from the travelling tea box and yesterday i managed to get through a couple. I’m still behind with everything this week as work has been incredibly insane. I have been a fan of a number of ROT’s teas so i was happy enough to try this one. Sadly there’s something too sweet about this one, and it doesn’t quite remind me of gingerbread. It’s decent enough but not a teabag i’d g out of my way to get.

TeaBrat

I like the lemon chiffon cake from this line…

Sil

hmm i’ll have to see if i can find it

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backlog from yesterday. This was my other morning cup of tea. I still really enjoy this one, though perhaps slightly less than i did the first time i had it. I do enjoy it still, though i often forget to pull it out from my cupboard. I need to stop that :)

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drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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backlog from yesterday since my internet went poof! trying to work from home today so here’s hoping it doesn’t go poof again. I seriously hate internet providers in canada. all of them.

This was my pick me up tea yesterday and it was a good thing i had it. I LOVE this tea…the deliciousness of it always makes me feel better :) So glad to be back with my cupboard! (even if it IS still unorganised)

Tuscanteal

Where did you get it???

Sil

tuscanteal – my parents picked it up for me when they went to France after i received my sample from ysaurella and NEEDED to have it… when i run out..i’ll likely just bite the bullet and order from MF

Tuscanteal

Ahh, that’s why you have so many French teas right now. Lucky girl!!!

Sil

haha Ysaurela and a few others are my sources of tea samplings from france, with the exception of the fauchon teas i managed to snag at winners :)

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drank BetTEA's Blend by 52teas
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GCTTB!

soooo glad i didn’t buy this. sorry Frank, but you’re off my island for the time being. This was one that intrigued me but due to the fact that most reblends have eben lacking lately, combined with the overall feeling like the focus from frank is NOT on tea blending, I passed…oh and canadian shipping is the suck. When i saw this in the box iw as a little excited…excitement which soon faded on first sips. this is just… ick. honeybush, chamomile, blechy weirdness. no. thanks but no.

However, thanks to ash for sharing this so i could cross it of my list! :)

Edit: Final Count for February 145 (+ a bunch more that I don’t have the time to go through an add tonight…soo tired…final count tomorrow maybe. maybe…so i can get the march starting number.)

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drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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GCTTB!

Well i didn’t drink much of this or my other cup of tea tonight…somuch for getting through some of the teas in the box. This one taste like generic della terra “cake” tea. similar to upside down pineapple… there is not much in the way of spicy carrot cake, creamcheese icing sort of thing. This just reminds me of a rooibos upside down cake. meh. glad to try it though.

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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.

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