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drank Orange Pistachio Rooibos by Anteaques
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lovely tea from raritea brewed up a cup tonight to try it out so i could pass the rest of the sample on to the next person. My only complaint about this one? not enough orange! haha this for me was largely a pistachio sort of rooibos blend. However, it was delicious, so i can’t fault it for that. I just can’t get enough of orange in my teas (though i don’t like blergamot! ‘cause that’s citruslike bleh) thanks for sharing Raritea!

Final Count: 84 (though that will be going up again tomorrow….)

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Had this in the afternoon but after after dinner and a few issues getting things accomplished on steepster…that’s all i have for you folks. more to come next time i drink this.

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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I’m sort of over this tea. I shared some with raritea and kittenna over the weekend and figured i should make myself a cup as well this afternoon. Don’t get me wrong..it’s nice hojicha…and it’s got a decent enough flavour to it..but it’s never what i want when drinking it.

TeaBrat

I’m not too crazy about it myself… hmm

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88

this was another tea from this morning, but Raritea came over for a visit so i was distracted for a while. today this is exceptionally chocolatey and delicious. such a fantastic cup of tea.

Dexter

Do you have 2013 of this? I thought it was much better than 2014…..

Sil

I am of the same opinion you are…sadly 2013 sold out before I could pick any up…so I just have the bag of 2014.

boychik

I have 2013. i bought it in March when new harvest wasnt available. we are always looking for fresh harvest to have the freshest tea but this kind of tea gets even better with age. on some sites specializing in Yancha the ones from 2011 or 2012 are more expensive than 2014.

Dexter

….. add 2013 ZSXZ to Sil’s box…..

Terri HarpLady

I love this tea. I have the 2014, still unopened, & maybe some 2013 left, I think.

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no tasting notes yet and this one won’t be much better because i’m on proper tasting notes strike…or at least it feels that way haha. Trying to work through some of my newer teas to figure out if there’s anything i need to reorder early in the year before the dollar goes completely down the tubes. On the plus side, it’ll give me more incentive next year to try out a few more canadian companies that i’ve been meaning too (though it’s going to mean large orders because shipping is still the suck in canada).

i enjoyed this one :)

boychik

Like doesn’t stick. Trying to post a comment. I like this one. I think I have 2013 version.

boychik

It worked but still doesn’t make me happy

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81

gah steepster ate my note. to recap:

this one was from dinosara and terri… i had it yesterday and it was really nice. This is not a strong puerh – it’s light and refreshing and reminded me of drinking spring water, except with taste that was sweet and earthy and just downright calming.

Final Count Yesterday: 75 (though that will be going up again with some teas that Kitenna dropped off once i get another few moments to enter them)

boychik

Omg 75. You are my hero !

Sil

haha that number will be up again today, but hopefully not tooooo much

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90

sipdown on this on yesterday as well…. happy to have been drinking it, but i still prefer LB…though i guess in terms of this years harvests, i’m not sure that’s the case. We’ll see :)

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drank Cacao by Tisano
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sipdown on this one from yesterday. I think when i get through my HI cacao, i’ll switch to tisano. HI is the serious suck when it comes to their teas/customer service etc so i refuse to continue to support them. Very similar to frank. I figure next year i’ll have even less spending power with the dollar so i’ll be focusing my efforts on companies that care about their customers and are doing things right. Soooo i shall see you again tea!

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drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
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Another one from yesterday’s gaming day. This one would be one i’d be tempted o pick up again if there’s another order placed with stacy before she closes down fully. I really dig the chocolate strawberry, though to be honest the “espresso” part continues to elude me.

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drank Khongea Encore Assam by Butiki Teas
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steppster…you annoy me. I’ve had this a couple times now and yet it says no reivews. Backlog from the other day – this is a tasty assam but i don’t have much moreincentive to say much about it since stacy’s closing down shop.

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