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man… if blueberry cream cheese danish reblend tasted like this i’d be so much happier. theres a little bit of astringency to this, but the blueberry flavouring is pretty nice. it’s not super creamy, but it IS tasty. i added a little sugar and it made it oh so much better,cutting through the slightly astringent taste.

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sample sipdown! Thanks kittenna :) This is a pretty decent chai tea. But it’s not pumpkin. It’s got a bunch of ginger in it that makes this an interesting blend and slightly different from some of the other chais that i like, but it’s tasty. Dropped the rating slightly though because pumpkin this is not. :)

Terri HarpLady

Speaking of Sleepy Hollow, have you seen the show? LOL

Sil

YES! haha i started watching it…still undecided but i’ll give it a few more episodes lol

Terri HarpLady

It’s a little cheesy, but there are points of interest :)

Sil

haha yeah we’ll see how it plays out. I am all for bad tv as well… ian doesn’t watch much tv so i watch 2-3 episodes of shows and decide if they’re worth his time. if they’re not up there, then i get to watch them when i want..and i get more tv time in since i ride public transit every day.

Dinosara

Haha, I’ve watched the first couple of episodes but I couldn’t take the cheesiness. Don’t think I’ll be watching this Monday’s ep. Guess it’s just not my type of show. :)

Sil

i’ve only seen the one so far and i’m leaning towards middle of my watch pile, but we’ll see how the second episode goes heh

Terri HarpLady

There are so many other great shows out there, but I only watch TV at Tony’s, so we’ll see if he decides to keep watching it. LOL

K S

I was raised on front row Godzilla matinees. My cheese acceptance factor is pretty high. I just turn off the brain and go with it. Not great TV but nothing competing in the time slot I like better.

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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SIPDOWN! I’ve been hoarding this tea that terri sent me because it’s been gone for soooo long. But Lily assured us it would be back in short order so i figured i could bust it out today. Mostly because it will give me something to drink most of the morning while i try some of my other samples that may not be as delicious. That way i always have something that i’m drinking to look forward to until i cant get any more steeps out of it lol

i really love this blend. the tea, the spices…it’s just a great mix of everything going on together!

Terri HarpLady

It is awesome…& I’m at the end of my supply ;_;

Sil

2 hours and i’m still drinking it and loving it. I will really miss this…

Terri HarpLady

Lets see…I have a secret supply of Yanxins reserve…I have elderberries…I have shredded dried ginger…What else was in there?

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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GAME ON!

Here we go Terri….first cup of the morning and I KNOW you’re probably still sleeping. This is a sample sipdownfrom Kittenna who was awesome enough to bring it to me since she knows I’m a fan of black straight teas. I haven’t had many Damn fine teas, but those that I have have had a taste that I can get behind. Teas one is no exception. It is not a knock your socks off sort of tea, but it IS a great morning tea. There is a smooth creaminess to this tea, while still being obviously black. It’s not overly bold, rather this is like a more mellow cousin. :) a really nice blend – I’m sure I’ll be up for trying more of get he I limited editions when they come out!

Terri HarpLady

Game on!!
I knew you’d get a head start, kind of like the tortoise & the hare. Run while you can, my little bunny! ;)

Sil

haha i’ll run out of steam eventually.

Kittenna

Oh whew, after I poured water over the last of mine tonight, it occurred to me that I really should have saved it for you! Thankfully I had already had this thought :D

Sil

Haha yep!

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drank Wild Strawberry by Tea & Bloom
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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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drank Bananas Foster by 52teas
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sample sipdown…thank you kittenna for another try of a 52 teas blend! This is a whole lot of cinnamon..and sometimes when i inhaled a little i caught a whiff of banana…but it wasn’t super strong.

In tasting this, it’s pretty astringent, even with the short steeping time. It’s also mostly kinda of like cinnamon water. boooooo oh well better luck next time. HOWEVER! and this is the important part…

I’m at 262 teas…the same as my tea sister terri…so it’s time for a SIPOFF! (i’m making this up as i go along…) So the rules of the game are:
-Tea must be a true sipdown rather than a “i’m swapping this away sipdown”
-Sipdowns officially start tomorrow
-the sipoff will run from Midnight tonight (so friday 12:01am) until midnight Sunday, with the final number being revealed Monday!
-tea that might come in during the sipoff must be set aside as if it hasn’t come in until monday thus not changing the cupboard size until after the sip off
-Winner gets the glory of being the Sipdown Sister Champ until the next time our cupboards coincide!!!

Cavocorax

Excellent! Lemme grab some popcorn!

Sil

hardest part for me will be not saying SIPDOWN! haha

Terri HarpLady

Wait a minute! I think we should log each tea & say Sipdown!

Sil

Haha I like logging but not screaming sip down….or maybe just no count….since that will suffice for me cause I’m lazy and won’t go do the math lol

Dinosara

Haha you love a good sipoff, Sil! :D

Sil

yes… yes i do. I’ll be in your range..someday lol

Terri HarpLady

yelling “sipdown” would be kind of like Sheldon cooking saying, “Bazinga!” LOL

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sample sipdown! Thanks Raritea! Apparently i’ve had this before, but it was a while ago and i’ve since enjoyed a few earl grey teas, though not ALL. Apparently, my varying changes don’t extend to this tea…that i sipped..and them promptly refused to drink. It appears as though i actually like it less than the first time i tried it haha oh well! one more tea and terri and i can have our sip off! lol

Cavocorax

I like how you use the full scale of ratings. I need to be more critical as ok teas clump around 70-75, good are 75+, and great are 85+. I only rate below 50 if I pour it out.

Sil

i really try to… “ok” teas are usually in the 60 mark… 70 range is like yeah..some of these i’d order again. Mostly it has to hit 85+ for me yo want to keep it around permanently…with a few exceptions.

Spit out = under 20
if it’s drinkable but not enjoyable it falls somewhere in the 30-50 heh

Terri HarpLady

I gave up rating teas. I just couldn’t find my reference points.

Sil

I rate them as a general reference point for myself… Ie if I rate something as a 75 and something as an 85, I know which I like more, or felt at the time I likes more. Mostly so that when in restocking, I know which ones come first. Eg. Lime, lemon chiffon, orange and cream from Della terra are all pretty close…but orange and cream edges he the other two out a bit, and lime over lemon every day, so my ratings reflect the order…even though they’re all within a few points so that I remember that way instead of having to remember lol

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mmmmm i had this today as well, and while it’s a tasty tea, it’s not my favourite of the taiwan tea crafts teas. it reminds me of some roasty oolongs but with a bit more sweetness to it. Overall a pretty good tea :)

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