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another cup this morning, mostly i wanted to be able to compare the assam from bellocq against one of my “staples” It’s nice to not only be able to revisit a favourite but not try to compare against a memory :) I am still a fan of this…there’s something wonderful about how smooth this tea is. Someday maybe a tea will replace it,but so far, it remains a staple :)

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this one, it really is nice!

TastyBrew

My (step)father in law just made a trip to the downtown pdx shop and picked me up some more of this. He doesn’t even like tea, but worked at Tazo with Steve so he always hooks me up. :-)

Sil

oh that’s awesome!

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sample sipdown! This was sent my way by the lovely fuzzypeachkin and i’m happy that she did. This would have likely been one of my first puchases from Bellocq as i’m always in search of more delicious assams. :)

This one is pretty good. I’m not sure that it ranks high enough to replace tiger assam or 49 but i wouldn’t ever turn my nose up at this one. It’s more what i would rate as an afternoon blend, being not quite as bold as i like with a bit of astringency in the taste. It ends up leaving my mouth a little dry, though i don’t mind that. There’s a nice flavour to this cup and the scent is slightly sweet smelling, though there’s no fruitness to the actual liquor. Overall, a nice introduction to Bellocq! Thanks FuzzyP!

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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sipdown! I have had a few cups of this now and i am loving it – resteeps quite nicely. I’m sending the remaining cup or so off to Missb to try out which makes me giggle a little since this particular tea will be travelling halfway across the country and back.

My only problem with this tea is the name…i have no idea why but after dark makes me think of mint chocolate..like after eights…so i kept expecting mint. However, there is no mint to be found and this is still deliciously tasty! thanks so much for sending this my way omgsrsly

MissB

Ha! So funny, I could have asked OMGsrsly too you know, we’re so close to one another. Still, kinda cool at the same time. Excited about our swap!

OMGsrsly

I need to go to Steam to buy more of this – I could bring it to MissB, you know!

MissB

Wait, Steam is here? Duh, me. Off to look…

OMGsrsly

Steam is HERE! Nanaimo and Hastings, in Donald’s Market! Try to go in when Nolan is working, he’s awesome. The lady is great too, but he is SUCH a tea geek.

MissB

Got the address, will try to stop by this weekend, and make a trip to Baaaad Anna’s too while I’m in the area. ;) Thank you!

OMGsrsly

Oh geez, I need to go into Baaad Anna’s as well. I want to make the cowl I’m working on in a colour way I have enough yarn in. It’s so pretty but too short. :) Too bad I’m working tomorrow.

MissB

It’ll probably be Sunday if I do go… too much to get through tomorrow. Would be fun to run into one another! :)

Sil

I’ll still send it :) I’m sure at this rate i’ll eventually place an order with bayswater and steam once i try a few more through you guys :)

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sipdown! (148) I had this cold brewed over night to see if that helped bring out any of the chili pepper. Strangely, if anything, this has made the brew less interesting to drink. Still tasty but more like a hibiscus, fruity drink than the cranberry orange + a bit of chili the hot brew provided. I’d certainly be open to getting this again, but hot it will remain, and i’ll long for it to be spicier! thanks omgsrsly

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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sipdown (149) Thankfully I’m staying on top of my teas, though i’ve still got another 27 to drink up at the very least before the last of my orders get here! Good thing being sick hasn’t affected my tastebuds AND i’ve got the weekend to relax and do nothing :)

I tried the last of this cold brew and the final verdict is that i like this much better hot. Though, that being said, if i steeped it hot and let it cool off it might be tasty :) See previous notes, but this is a tasty tea (and green to boot!)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Plunkybug

I like it better hot, also, which I find surprising, because I think it lends itself to being cold. But I agree, better hot.

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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going to work today completely drained me. This was my second tea and now i’m home and totally zoned out on the couch.. Dinner and bed early for me i think. eeesh

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Delicious cup of tea from this morning. I opted to try and come in to work today, which likely isn’t the best idea but i needed to actually talk to a couple of people. At least this weekend’s release is during the day so i can relax and sleep in between testing.

still loving this…need to restock soon!

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nom nom nom. I really need to try this as a latte just for funsies. Still loving the option for non black blends so i’m glad i got this one. At this rate though, i’ll be finished up the 100g in no time flat :)

Terri HarpLady

I want a latte…hmmm…got some coconut milk in the frig…
rummaging through cupboard for something that would be tasty & caffeine free…

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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oh man… speaking of orange creamsicles….i so wish this tea tasted exactly like it smells…but it doesn’t ‘cause it’s chocolate and orange. But man, ditch the chocolate and THIS would be it.

Now…having said that. YES! i am a fan! I have no issues with rooibos so it’s game on for me.. orange and cocoa and soooo good! Glad i picked this one up during my winner’s fauchon splurge :)

ifjuly

Dexter3657 was kind enough to send some my way, and I agree, this one’s lovely!

Cavocorax

Oh! I can’t wait to try this!

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drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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I’m not really sure what possessed me to buy an entire tin of a white tea. But i did. I think i was carried away with that whole FAUCHON! at winners! stupidly cheap prices! GO! so now i have a huge tin of this. And i don’t really like white teas…

but this tea? I like it! so ha! I couldn’t drink this everyday but it’s certainly a tasty tea. Creamy vanilla delicious tea with a splash of “wake up! it’s lemon!” :) Yep…i will enjoy this, though it may take me the whole year to drink it.

Tuscanteal

I had this tin in my hand when I was buying fauchon and then put it back for the same reason. I don’t drink much white tea. I regret not getting it to even try it, but oh well

Peter

If it’s white tea, what is the quality of the leaves? Whole or mostly broken?

Sil

more whole than broken? :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I may have to swap you for some :) this sounds perfect for my 4am early morning shifts :)

Sil

i’m open to that. I like new teas…just won’t be organised to be doing a swap until January but poke me then for sure!

(tuscanteal – offer is open to you as well if you just want to be able to try it)

Sil

…and uh peter too if that’s what you were after when inquiring about the leaves lol

Peter

The leaves, the leaves, look at the leaves. (Little Britain :-) I was just curious. Not my cup at all.

Sil

haha :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Awesome! Ha ha I’m in the same boat! January is perfect! Yay I can’t wait!

Terri HarpLady

You can also toss a bit in my box :)

Sil

terri – this is one of the teas that will all be part of the christmas BBB Box from me haha

Sil

(i said whatever to that whole non flavoured because it’s spiffy christmas holiday time!)

Terri HarpLady

(Hey, we can do whatever we want…it’s our box, right?)

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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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