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extra fun tea time from Tastybrew! via the BBB Box. It was nice to visit with this one again, though i’m still not sure i’m truly understanding the amazingness of this tea…for it to be one of the rare sort of teas :) still though, delicious to me and great to have again!

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farewell delicious tea! you will be missed but i’m sure you will be back or some variation on a theme will be….as in LB + cocoa mwahahahah :) sooooo nice!

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drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
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Shhhhhh…..I asked my other half to pick up a little bit of this one on the weekend when I wasn’t feeling well…clearly my wits were addled by being sick :) brewed this hot tonight and as it cooled down enough to drink it turned in to a deliciously tart sort of tea with a bit of sweetness. Th coconut wasn’t overly intense thankfully, though I can see this bring too much if you got a lot of coconut in one tsp. still though, glad to have it and try it.

Final count: 209

Cavocorax

Haha. Silly, sick Sil.
Still that wasn’t an instant I hate it! I’m intrigued!

Sil

It’s not bad…I have the last of it cold brewing as well….I prefer others but it wasn’t too bad

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drank Sweet Toffee by Tea Desire
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VariTea sent this my way and it was off my wish list (at least I think it was V…if it was RS, apologies!) I had high hopes for this one but sadly all I’m getting is toffee flavoured wood. Bah. This is the sort of rooibos that I’m. It a fan of unless it’s spectacularly blended so a a not to be all, hey sil…go lick a tree for this taste :) oh well…good to know and be able to cross off my list. Hehe

VariaTEA

Haha it was me but Roswell Strange sent it to me first and I passed it along.

Roswell Strange

I sent it too because I sent some of every TD blend I own; you got some from both of us it seems :P

Sil

This one WAS from RS – checked this morning…so if there’s more in the here’re from V, then I haven’t come across it yet lol

VariaTEA

I sent this to you a while back, not in the most recent box I dropped off.

VariaTEA

Realistically, I think you would have tried it by now.

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sooo i pretty much begged variaTEA to send me some of this..CONVINCED that i was somehow making the biggest mistake ever in not ordering some for myself because i actually really liked marshmallow genmaicha from frank, until the reblend sucked.

….turns out. not a huge loss. there is something artificial tasting about this one that i don’t like – it’s not the strawberry i love from walter bishop…or maybe it IS but when combined with the marshamallow turns weirdly strange. sigh i was so excited about this one. appreciate the share VariaTEA…just not the tea for me…which in some respects is maybe a good thing heh

VariaTEA

No need to beg. I am always happy to share. Plus, now I saved you the 8.99 plus ridiculous shipping it would have cost to order this which is definitely a good thing as that is just far too much money to pay for a tea you don’t really like.

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drank Genmaicha by CaesarsTea
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another tea from variaTEA….i’m still hoping i can get to 200 teas before next weekend rolls around…god that’s a lot of tea to drink before july 1st haha.

this is a pretty average genmaicha to me. there’s nothing to set it apart from the others i’ve had but nothing to make it a terrible tea either.it’s a middle of the road sort of genmaicha which means a pleasant cup to drink but nothing i need to go out of my way to drink more of :)

VariaTEA

I felt the same way. Good, but nothing to write home about.

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drank Strawberry Bloom by DAVIDsTEA
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VariaTEA sent me a few of these blooming teas from David’s to try out. Now, my experience to date with blooming teas is that they are largely for the visual senses, with the teas being weaker than i prefer. they’ve also all been green teas, and the ones she sent are black. I opted to treat this as a cold brew for fun and it turns out, that was the right approach for me. this is a nice lighlty flavoured strawberry tea that is pleasant to drink. I cut the water in half and it’s been steeping for longer than the 10 minutes…but it’s gone from being a floating poop of tea, to a nice bloom :) with a decent strawberry brew haha. thanks for sharing variatea!

Cameron B.

FLOATING POOP?! God I laughed so hard. You’re amazing. XD

Sil

well if floating poops were really round ;) glad i can amuse…life’s too short not to laugh!

Marzipan

Everyone has those rabbit turd days.

Cameron B.

When my sister and I were little, my dad used to tell us that water towers were full of rabbit turds. Just a random fact.

VariaTEA

I have never thought about cold brewing these. Might be something I need to try out. Also, I am glad this was a better experience than some of the other bloom teas you’ve tried.

Roswell Strange

I was actually a big fan of all the DT blooms VariaTEA sent my way as well; I thought they were all very pretty (and identical) and tasted better than nearly every other bloom I’ve ever had – but maybe that’s ‘cause they’re black :P Did she send you Lychee? That one was good.

VariaTEA

I did. The only one I didn’t send Sil was Peach Momotaro and that was because I forgot about it.

Sil

Blooms qrent bad bad but still really week over all
Cold brew = hot tap water and then left to cool off in ether fridge just to give it a little warmth to kick things off

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another one from boychik and the mildest tea of t he bunch. I haven’t tried the lapsang, but i’m sure it will be a deeper tea than this one hahaha. I enjoyed this one prenap as well, which means it’s a distant memory for me. that being said, it was an enjoyable cup that i ended up gulping down while trying to refrain from talking too much on work calls.

boychik

happy you liked it;)

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the downside of being sick si that sometimes you fall asleep between cups of tea before logging them. soo forgive the crappy notes. I brewed this one up with the bai liu and i think this one was my preferred tea. i seem to recall chocolate/cocoa-y notes in this one and a deeper flavour that i really enjoyed. im’ glad i’m having such good experiences with these teas :) thanks again boychik!

boychik

You giving them very good ratings, I’m impressed.

Sil

haha yeah…i’d have to price them out and see where they fall in terms of some of my favourites from a value perspective but i can see rotating these in to my cupboard now and then a possibility. they’re quite enjoyable and slightly different than the other teas i’ve been drinking recently.

boychik

not cheap but quality teas. remember what JW said they have a distributor in Canada

boychik

if some sale would come all of a sudden, i wouldnt think twice. And you saw my cupboard(shhh not everything logged, found 2 boxes of unaccounted Verdant and samples,and swaps, and care packages(mostly shu or sheng))

Sil

agreed haha. i have a tea mule that i can send things to as well, so i don’t have to rely on canadian distribution lol

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

I’m happy to read you’ve been enjoying these teas. We actually just finished transferring the #3 to tea sachets (now called T1) and are getting set to replace the old #3 with another tea. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone’s sensibilities, but we found people were really enjoying this tea and that it worked in a tea sachet. Wanting a couple of options for cafes and restaurants, we decided this tea was most suitable for the dreaded tea sachet. If and when you are ready to order more tea, contact me and I’ll work out a deal for you and help figure out how to ship the teas to you. Thanks again, Cheers, Joe

boychik

What are you replacing it with , Mr. Wesley and should I get more of #3 ( I have nothing left) I don’t want sachets. Any promo ?

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

Boychik – because you asked, we’ll give you 25% off #3 until we run out (we have 9 canisters left – at least the last time I looked a day or two ago). Free shipping still applies to all orders over $40 (unless you’re ordering from Canada, in which case we’ll figure something out and I’ll get your teas sent from Windsor).

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

Simply type SayNoToBags when you checkout (there should be a prompt for a discount code). Feel free to pass along this discount code to anyone who might be interested. Thanks again, Joe

boychik

Thank you so much . It makes the deal sweeter. I’ll order first though ;) then l’ll share. I love to share and shared all your teas and spread the love.

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thank you Angel of teavivre for sending me this tea. As most of you know, greens are not my go to tea. That being said, these teas from angel are almost enough to make me want to change my mind. :) This is a fabulous dragon well. it’s tangy and very much GREEN but without that overly vegetal taste that i dislike. there’s a buttery sweetness to this as well that i am loving! i drank more than a few cups of this today. I may need to see if a joint order is possible since i DO love these teas but i can’t get through a 100g bag fast enough to keep the freshness!

Cameron B.

I would definitely be up for that! I’ve heard so many good things about Teavivre but I haven’t tried anything from there yet. I don’t know which teas you’re interested in but I think I’d be willing to trust your judgment. :P

caile

You can buy this one in a 50g bag as well. :)

TheTeaFairy

(I told you before Sil…me think you are slowly leaving Dexter behind and joining forces with me to the “green side”, muahahaha!!!)

Sil

cameron – have to wait a while before i can pick up more teas sadly, but i’ll keep you in mind. heh teavivre has some incredible teas, and it seems like i am loving their green teas when it’s their blacks that are one of my go to places.

Sil

teafairy! NEVER!!

TheTeaFairy

Don’t forget I have Fairy powers….

Cameron B.

Sure thing, I’m in no hurry either so take your time. :)

Dexter

(green side = scary. It’s nice, warm, safe over here in my “dark” corner. Happy on the dark side….)

TheTeaFairy

(Haha! But Dexter, It’s a lot more fun when you play on both sides!!)

whatshesaid

I’m with you guys on the dark side….haha. But so far I’ve actually enjoyed the green tea from Teavivre!

TheTeaFairy

whatshesaid, that’s how the transition starts….

boychik

it may sound strange but i started to appreciate green or white teas after trying some good sheng

Sil

to be fair i do like green teas, i just don’t crave them like i do black teas…so if i buy too many of them, they end up losing their freshness…which is part of my operation to get to within 6 months of tea purchases…

Amariel

I think that this is one of the ones I got too. Looing forward to trying the two dragon wells I got.

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