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drank Green Mandarin Orange by The TeaCupany
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GCTTB I figure i need to try the last few teas from the tea box that i really wanted to try and get the rest on the move. I wanted to try this one even though it was a green because i enjoyed the other teas that dexter had shared with me from the tea cupany. I just haven’t had a chance to actually place an order myself….yet.

I really like this one. What’s funny though, is that i could love it even more as a puerh. The flavouring in this one reminds me a LOT of the puerhs that are put into the orange rinds. It’s for sure a mandarin flavour though, not strictly orange and that is whats makes me happy with it i think. Another win from the tea cuppany!

Dexter3657

Happy you liked this one.
Why am I not drinking/sampling more of my TeaCupanny teas?

Sil

because you have 23408234098 teas…

Dexter3657

Really? Is that the problem? I need to work on that… :))

Sil

HAHAHA

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drank Noël à Venise by Dammann Freres
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this tea came from me from the lovely Ysaurella I wan’t sure how i’d feel about it, and i’m sorry to say that after having my first cup…i’m still not really sure :) this has a lemon taste to it but it’s dull and flat. It’s almost as if the tea forgot to wake up. I’ll have to play around with the steeping parameters and see if i can coax a little more out of this one :) Nonetheless, appreciate the share since this is one i was looking at buying myself in future heh

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drank Peach Vanilla by CaesarsTea
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Thanks VariaTEA! this tea smells wonderful…more vanilla than peach, but totally ok with me given my declining deire for peach teas in my life. However, brewed…this is a different beast. It becomes a sort of weirder black tea that isn’t quite peachy or vanilla like. It reminds me of something, though i can’t quite place it. Ah wel…can’t win ’em all!

Lynxiebrat

LOL. Sounds like that tea should be named Amnesia.

Sil

:) heh

VariaTEA

Haha. I am not a lover of this one but my roommate really enjoyed it so I sent a sample along anyways. She calls it wood shop tea if that helps you place the weirdness.

Sil

i think i’d really like this if i was in my peach phase. But i’m off peach so i’m finding they fall flat. still good to try though!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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sooo i’m lazy and can’t seem to find a tea sent to me by VariaTEA (indirectly from Roswell Strange) soooo here it goes.

Joie de Vivre from Camelia S. I dind’t think i would like this one much given that it is a green and appeared to be floral in nature. Most people who have ever swapped with me know though, that i’ll try nearly anything…as evidenced by the alarming number of teas with bergamot in them that i’ve tried. BLECH. :) This one, was as i expected…a little too floral in nature for me in addition to the green base. I can handle small amounts of floral with black bases, but otherwise they generally make me cringe. However, as always…love trying new teas so thank you VariaTEA (and Roswell Strange)

OMGsrsly

BLERGAMOT. :D

Sil

hahaha

OMGsrsly

Every time I see “Earl Grey”, I think “BLERGAMOT! tee hee!” It’s getting to be an issue, Sil.

Sil

no more of an issue than ppl using it in teas and ruining perfectly delicious teas grin

Sami Kelsh

My boyfriend loves tea, but says Earl Grey tastes like old dishwater. I’m introducing him to the term “blergamot”. So thank you for that.

Sil

haha glad i could help :)

VariaTEA

Joie de Vivre is from my roommate, not Roswell Strange haha. And I didn’t think about it but on steepster it is called Rose & Cherry (http://steepster.com/teas/camellia-sinensis/21318-rose-and-cherry). Being in Montreal, I get the French names written on my bags. I am sorry you didn’t like it. I tried to send teas I knew you had not tried before and this one stood out. However, of the Camellia Sinensis teas I have tried, this is one of my least favorites. I should have just sent more Ombrelle de Papier :P.

Sil

oopsy.. guess i had RS on the brain. thank your roomate for me! I like new teas haha I did think it might be the rose and cherry but played it safe :)

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drank Demain by Nina's Paris
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another surprise sample from Nina’s in my joint order with cavo. While this one is quite lovely, it IS a green tea, which i am always less inclined to purchase than a black/honeybush/rooibos simply because of my tastes. I do like the raspberry and strawberry flavour in this one though, so i wouldn’t hesitate to have small amounts of this in future :)

Christina

And this was the other tea that I ordered from Nina’s! I am really looking forward to trying this.

Sil

well i hope they live up to your excitement. I enjoyed them a bunch :)

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drank Tribute by THE O DOR
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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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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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