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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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Laaaate night. Going exploring in the city with my other half tomorrow because he finally has a Saturday off!! First stop? Farmers market. Second stop….tea store!

Crashing out now..up later than we wanted to be.

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weird… could have sworn i rated this already. Ah well… i don’t mind this tea…but gingersnap it is not. This is more like a fruity tea with ginger in it…sort of. There’s a nutty taste to it as well, similar to the sweet almond cake that this company does as well. All in all not a bad tea but it’s not gingersnap – that wonderful delicious cookie that i love!

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drank Canadian Maple by Steeped and Infused
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had this tonight…a decent cup but nothing spectacular.

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drank Baked Apple Pie by Steeped and Infused
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So this is a sipdown…because even though i haven’t finished the sample bag i bought, I don’t want to. And i think this is gross enough that I won’t let anyone else get stuck with it. so there. blech.

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drank Black Tea Merlot by Vintage TeaWorks
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This was in my December AMODA Tea box and it pretty much made me delightfully happy because I’ve been wanting to try these out but there’s a hefty price to them that just hasn’t left me inclined to order something that i don’t know if i’ll love. wow that sentence just hurt my head. punctuation much? yeaaaah…

so anyway, first off, this is a really pretty tea. I love the purple flowers in it. And man did this smell like wine! Now i prefer white wine over red, but I have been known to enjoy a good red wine from time to time. This tea smelled exactly like the last little bit that’s always left in the bottle no matter how long you hold it upside down heh.

How does it taste? Like grapes…but with a hint of…spice? hmm not sure if that makes sense.i can taste the currants and the brew is smooth. This tea makes me want to try some of the others to see how they compare. I don’t think i’d drink this everyday but I’d absolutely drink this from time to time.

The Purrfect Cup

Try it with something chocolate!

Sil

oooh sounds like a plan. I have a bunch left so i’ll try that next brew :)

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drank Khongea's Assam Leaf by Butiki Teas
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Brewed up some of this morning and it’s exactly what i needed. I am a fan of this tea even if it isn’t one of stacy’s staples. I’ll be honest though, i prefer what is in her current stash, though this one is nothing to complain about. It’s a rich brew with an almost sweet note that hits at the end of the sip. mmmm today? today is a good day.

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drank Boysenberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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TADA! Betcha thought this was going to be strawberry…or blueberry but it’s not. I picked this up a while ago and haven’t gone back to revisit it. I still really enjoy it. I love the berry taste. It’s been a long time since i’ve had boysenberries but this matcha reminds me of the memory of having them. All in all, a nice tasty matcha morning kick off!

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soooo random teavivre sample of the day! I pikced this one, and of course didn’t realise, half asleep that i was, that this was an oolong. Now, to be fair I picked up some oolongs, greens and blacks from teavivre as my first order, to try and branch out from my blacks.

When the water hit the leaves, it was the smell that woke me up. There is something about the smell of green oolong that just makes me cringe. I was originally going to take this to work in my travel mug, but as it sat there steeping and the smell intensified, i just couldn’t do it. I was close to just saying i give up and dropping it down the drain, but instead i poured it into a mug and let it sit there…watching me…taunting me.

So i did it. I took a sip (albeit it was after i’d brushed my teeth, so maybe that influenced my tongue) and it was kinda good. While the smell was OOLONG, the taste wasn’t quite the usual oolongy taste that I’ve come to associate with oolongs. I did manage to drink nearly all of it while running around the house getting ready for work and brewing up my other teas to take to work.

I’m going to hold off rating this one because i didn’t take the time to experience it and really focus on it, but all signs point to this possibly being something i might enjoy, if i can ignore the smell. I have the leaves i can resteep tonight, as well as another package i can try.

Soooo for now, thank you teavivre for this. I drank almost a whole cup of greeny oolong! woot woot!

K S

Baby steps. I can relate that’s how I used to react to smoky tea.

Sil

heh i’ll take a smokey tea over a green oolong every day! :)

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drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
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Sooooo good! Had this today as well as it had been a long time since i’d had a chance to sit down and enjoy MY grapefruit tea. I’m so impressed with how much this tastes like grapefruit. It was totally worth the wait to finally get this one from Stacy. I’m not sure she’ll ever really want to tell me about upcoming teas though with all the poking i did in anticipation (is it done now? how about now? now? when will i have it? naaaaaaaaooooooo!) :) I highly reccommend this to anyone in search of a grapefruit tea. So good!

Butiki Teas

The poking is good sometimes. This really wasn’t a priority for me until I got the extra nudge but I think it turned out pretty fantastic.

Sil

haha. I like to think the strawberry rhubarb will rival the fantastiness of this one. at least in my head it will. :)

Butiki Teas

So far so good. I love it with the bunny grahams and tomorrow I should be able to taste the other blends that I’ve made.

Sil

WOOT! now i just need to find a way to simultaneously drink all of my stash down, while still taking the time to enjoy it and have all your tea arrive at your place so that i can place a mundo huge order to re-stock all my favs from butiki teas lol

Butiki Teas

Now that sounds like a challenge!

Indigobloom

this sounds so good… though I can’t picture grapefruit!

Sil

IB…you haven’t tried this yet?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!!!!!

Indigobloom

nope not yet!

Sil

jesus woman! remind me when we get together. If you like grapefruit it’s delicious!

Indigobloom

I didn’t know you had any left! sweeet :D

Sil

it’s in my cupboard :P MINE is up to date haha

Indigobloom

mine is… 92%! lol

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Random Teavivre Sample of the day!

Wheee! I accidentally ordered a sample of this in addition to the sample that comes in their black tea sample. Luckily though, I’m enjoying this one. SO much so that I was just kind of sipping on it this morning without thinking about the fact that this was a brand new tea! gasp the horror! :)

I can totally get behind this tea. It’s the first dragon pear i’ve had so it was fun getting to watch them unfurl as it stepped this morning. I’m sipping on this tea while munching on the last of my cardamon and orange shortbread…yes you heard that right. Visit shortbread.ca if you want to see what i’m talking about…sweet AND savoury shortbread! I am also digging their garlic and asiago….though not with tea :)

Ok on with the tea…. This tea is much more chocolatey than other blacks that i’ve had that I enjoy. I wish there was a bit more maltiness to it, but it’s also nice not to have that total malty taste up front for a change. It’s on the lighter side of blacks that i typically enjoy but it’s delicious nonetheless!

The more i drink this, the more i am really enjoying that this is a more “pure” black in that there’s just the dominante chocolate flavour coming through. So glad i got to try this and happy that I have a bunch more thanks to my order mistake lol

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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