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drank Blueberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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awe yeah! Blueberry matcha smoothie! No cheesecake this morning but i did toss in some frozen peaches to see how that went. The matcha is a little artificial tasting this morning, but not so much that it isn’t good. I do think that i prefer this with a dash of vanilla matcha in it though, for future reference.

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drank Lil Leapin' Lordy Lou by Keen Tea Thyme
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mmmm brought this in to work this afternoon for a bit of a pick me up! This time around, while the flavours were blending together nicely, i really like how the cinnamon bark added a bit to the blend. It was just cinnamon, the “bark” flavour is present as well, making this a different tea that if just cinnamon was added to this blend. Again, the sparklie tea made me smile, though normally i’m not a fan of additions like that, that don’t add to the tea.

I enjoy this tea quite a bit! It’s also interesting to me because the guaysa base isn’t something that i’m used to drinking with “mint.” A really nice blend!

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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mmmmm some of this with my delicious lunch! Still digging the taste of this one, though I’m glad i sorted out the steeping with the black base. I still have another bag of this unopened, but I’ll need to decide asap if i want another or if i’m ok to live with della terra’s pumpkin tea once this one is gone :)

Jackie T

I love them both, I could never make the decision!!

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Teavivre (not so) random tea of the day!

I picked this one this morning because I wanted to see how it compares to the other keemun i picked up from Teavivre. I have to say that this one is more enjoyable that the other. I sipped this down fairly quickly without taking much time to relish it, which tells me that it’s pretty good. This tea is not overly intense or strong, but it is delicious. There is a chocolatey undertone to this, but not overly so. Hints of malt are also present but again, not as strongly as other teas (laoshan black i’m looking at you!). Overall a good tea.

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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aw yeah! Another banana, cheesecake, peach, blueberry smoothie for the morning! I have not yet started back at the gym but i’m thinking i still have time this week to get 3 workouts in…tonight, fri and then sat :) Here’s hoping i don’t fail that!

Not sure where i was going with that, but i’m sure it has something to do with starting my morning off with a delicious, delicious smoothie. I really need to place another red leaf order soon but i’m trying to hold out as long as possible for fear that I’ll end up placing a giant order and have a ton of matcha again. My goal for matcha is still to try and get it down to 5-7 flavours i’ve tried so that I can pick up a new one here and there. Cheesecake and caramel are still pretty amazing in my opinion so those will like remain staples in my cupboard :)

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drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
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mmmmm nice cup of this tonight while i play a little walking dead video game. Really enjoy both it and the tea :)

Hesper June

Gotta love grapefruit tea and zombies! Sounds like fun to me:-)

Sil

It was, though I couldn’t play for a long time cause the zombies were going to get me. I’m not scared of pretty uch anything….except zombies. Which is silly of course but there’s something about the irrational ness of them that I think gets me. Can’t argue with them…just have to kill them and hope they don’t eat you.

Hesper June

I am the same way with that kind of stuff too.
I can handle it for awhile, but then need to switch to something else.

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drank Sweet Temptation by Tsaa
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Sipdown!

So maybe from here on out I can remember that IndigoBloom has provided me with a sample of this. I quite enjoy this one – it does remind me a little of a toblerone but more in the way of the nougat than the chocolate. I’d consider picking this up sometime in the future as a dessert tea to have around.

Indigobloom

yay for toblerone! :D

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Sipdown!

Mid morning tea for today and it’s a delicious sipdown. Added a bit of extra leaf to this one in my travel mug and it’s a bit more vanilla-y than before. I’d be willing to pick this one up again in the future with a few others from Steeped and Infused.

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YAY for new tea samples! My first random sample from Upton – yes i was going to do the other keemun from teavivire but new teas came yesterday so I can hardly be blamed for wanting to try one :)

This tea is pretty tasty. It’s not one of my all time favourite blacks at first sip but this could be an every day kind of tea. It’s not a strong, bold black but there is a nice undertone to the tea that is almost slightly fruity but then turns to a more vanilla like flavour. It’s not intensely either, but it adds character to the taste, making it so there’s more going on than just a basic black. As i sip more of the tea, i start to notice more of the cocoa notes, though again, those notes are not intense. everything about this is subtle and grows as you sip it.

Looking forward to resteeps on this one and seeing how it tastes sans breakfast muffin, since i made the mistake of eating a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin, which I know is affecting my taste buds a little :)

EDIT: Resteep on this one isn’t bad but it gets weak pretty quickly even with less water and more time. still not a bad little tea for me!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Nothing gets you out of bed and in to work stupidly early like your other half snoring in the bed :) Thankfully though, my upton order arrived yesterday which means more finums!!! They were on stupidly cheap so i picked up 3 more so that i have one for the office now as well as 3 for at home if guests want tea – including one of the large ones for the GIANT mugs we have in the house that are so big the medium ones don’t fit. What does all that babbling mean? I can get both my travel mugs ready at the same time! time saver! :)

But i digress…todays smoothie is cheesecake,though you know how when you let bananas get REALLY ripe they taste like POW BANANA! yeah…my frozen bananas today were like that, which means regardless of the matcha flavour, all i will likely taste is banana…so i improvised. in addition to the banana i tossed in some frozen mangos and peaches and this smoothie is divine! Not only did both fruits blend amazingly well with the banana but the cheesecake flavour gives this a really nice creamy cheesecakey base. i’m in love! :)

Kittenna

I have something like 12 infuser baskets… :D 4 Finum, 3 Teaopia wire ones (not the best), 4 laser cut metal ones (from DT), and another one with holes that are too big. Hahahaha. (And they’re all at home. I need to migrate a couple to the office.) Anyways… I’m just trying to say that I should never have an excuse for not being able to fill all three travel mugs of mine at the same time. Yet… sometimes I still don’t have three free infusers in the morning…

Sil

LOL too funny Kittenna

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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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