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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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this is really all about my experimental vanilla bean + LB. I think i actually prefer the spring keemun + vanilla bean BUT i still want to try this one with a bit of cacao added to it with the vanilla and the LB heh.

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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backlogging to do for sure..I’ve been super busy with work helping a colleague meet his deliverables for the success of a project. I’m almost done with this one and it’s sad. I love it…I have maybe one serving left and then it’s aaaalll gone. :(

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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tea from last night and i am still in love. the fresh pumpkin chunks are delicious!

Final Count: 110 (which means i’m officially allowed to make purchases again AFTER i come up with a plan to get down to 50 by year end. heh)


Chug it! Not a very solid plan but it should get you there haha.


hahaha if i’d stop buying puerh i’d probably be ok lol


OH god yeah, forgot about that. So lucky I don’t drink it haha.

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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i keep forgetting to make this as a latte, even though i know i love it that way. Not that i don’t love it brewed in water, ‘cause i do but sometimes you just want a latte (although i clearly don’t or i’d remember lol). Still loving this one – it’s just different enough from other herbals blends that i can’t see getting sick of this one any time soon. :)

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drank Cucumber Mojito by Two Guys' Tea
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Another tea from my swap with Anlina I am a fan! This is just the right balance of lime, mint and sort of cucumber taste. i had this hot but i can imagine this being super tasty in the summer as a cold beverage. i would pick this up again for sure!

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drank Dark Side of the Melon by Butiki Teas
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FAREWELL! oh dark side…you were wonderful while i had you…even if this last cup was more melon than espresso.


I read that Dark side of the moon….

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oh god. So i couldn’t find this one on steepster because it was hiding away from the rest of the secret garden teas. I’ve located it now and tried to condence the listing but at the time i brewed this, i was just thinking some sort of black blend.
firs sip.. ah gawd! it’s…it’s jasmine! and blergamot! IN THE SAME CUP! aaaaah! yeah that’s pretty much how that went. Still though, i’ll try nearly anything. and i suppose if you like that sort of thing and it wasn’t your mortal enemy…this would be a decent cup as the base blends nicely with those ingredients. bah. lol

thanks anlina!


haha blergamot. ah, you might have just made my day.


goodie :)


I’m picturing you doing an exorcist type head spin.


hahaha ok THAT cracks ME up

Maddy Barone

Oh, dear. :(


this sounds barfy!


if you like that sort of thing, it would be tasty. And i’m always up for trying things that i don’t like…just in case haha


Hahaha. :D :D :D

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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Another one from this morning – just a great way to be starting the day… of course i finished that cup ages ago lol

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this was my morning tea today, though it’s not exactly this tea. A few of us are experimenting with vanilla bean and this was a trial to see how the blending is coming along. so far so good, it’s not nearly as vanilla-y as i want it to be but it it IS really tastey. the vanilla adding a little creaminess to this base. I’ll have to let is sit a little longer and maybe add a bit of vanilla powder as well, see if that helps make it a richer taste. so far though, not too shabby!


Interesting! I’m drinking this one right now, but no vanilla. :| Maybe I’ll go to bulk barn and grab some!


i’ll let you try some of mine…i made a cups worth so i’d have a few cups to play with. Esp since i still have an entire tin i haven’t opened yet of the spring keemun. Figured if i LOVED it as a base, i’d have more to play with heh


I liked the vanilla flavor/strength that I got but not the base. Will have to play with others…


I don’t think this is as easy as just tossing some vanilla into any black tea….


I’ll report on the one that i did with LB later too. I added a little vanilla powder to that from the get go as well…so two different types of vanilla in essence

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