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drank Vanille des Îles by Mariage Frères
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Another tea from today. Heads up to those out there who look forward to christmas for fancy french teas in Canada…Holt Renfrew has their inital F&M teas in stock and supposedly Nov 4 they’ll be launching the full shebang of their christmas teas + cookies from MF and F&M and any others they bring in. So far it’s looking a little different than the past 2 years so that might be a good thing. This is one they have not yet ever stocked there, but it’s a good one – not my favourite MF vanilla but not the worst by far!

yyz

Thanks for the heads up. I too am curious as to what they’ll bring in this year:-)

Sil

Bay-Bloor location was were i found things. Since i work there, i’ll try and post Nov when the full line comes out. Atm it’s a lot of different biscuits and the usual F&M teas. There were some new items like an MF fragrance thing based on a tea and some steepers…but mostly it’s the james and bicuits and such right now

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Sil. Please keep us posted further.

And so, how is this tea? Why is it not your favourite MK vanilla? Details, please.

Sil

Heh this tea is lovely. It’s a typical mf vanilla…subtle and delicious. It’s one of my favourites, but the black orchid? I think it is, is just a tiny bit more intense and delicious for me. It’s one of the other mf’sin my cupboard.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Sil. I enjoy vanilla very much in tea, but it can be a tricky flavour.

I am going to make every effort to get down to Holt’s and see what they have on offer. Exciting times! :)

yyz

Evol Ving Ness you might already know this but Balzac’s coffee house locations and Pink Tartan in yorkville carry a limited selection of NF Teas year round. Generally it’s Marco Polo, the Chai, one of the breakfast teas, and a few others.

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noms. wedding pictures are back from the photographer and OMG …so many faces of Sil. it’s the one thing i noticed…or rather became obvious in looking at them…i make faces a lot…expressive faces…laughing faces….weird faces…HI faces…. also. I think a lot of people saw my boxers that day hahaha. so um not really a tea not but so what. haha

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90
drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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MIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE! omgsrsly is the best. And not just ‘cause she let me take butt pictures of her while she was visiting…but because she shared this tea with me. And it’s been gone for so long and now it’s back…for a wee little bit. and i had this the other day and re-steeped the crap out of it! so there.

tea-sipper

I had this favorite a few days ago too. So good.

Sil

yes. want moar!

Memily

CRYING. NOT FAIR

cookies

Is this not the same as What-Cha’s Premium Kenya White? I thought Stacy mentioned they sourced from the same place.

Sil

i don’t know. now that you’re saying thta it sounds familiar… but no real idea.

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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farewell LB! until my autumn harvest gets here anyway heh.

Indigobloom

I’m so waiting until the reviews for that come out before looking at an order!!

TeaExplorer

I did 50g pre-orders of of a number of Verdant autumn harvest teas, including this one. Still in transit, but will review when they arrive.

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84
drank Spring Fruit by TeaGschwendner
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86
drank Chilli Kiss by T2
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noms. spicy kickass tea from missB via omgsrsly heh. Pulled this one out today to try and get a handle on my overflowing cupboard. I’m doing well with sipdowns, but not well enough if i actually want to get to 50 by year end lolz. still a fan of this one, so nice to have it back in my cupboard until it’s gone.

Final Count: 116

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84
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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noms. I’ve been drinking this down a bunch since variaTEA was awesome enough to share hers with me. I’m finally saying good bye to this for reals though. (on that note, any time you want to raid my cupboard, let me know Variatea!). This blend will always have a spot in my heart since i got to work with stacy to create it.

VariaTEA

I am wondering where I got my stash of this because I shared and then found some in my cupboard. Where is it all coming from?!

Sil

haha

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I figured i should make a point of having at least one of my green/oolong teas on weekends since during the week, i rarely drink them. I pulled this one out as i always try to drink verdant’s green teas as close to getting them as possible. This tea has some seriously neat twisty leaves. Admittedly, i had hoped the “pine” in the tea name was because they somehow added pine needles to the tea but that was silly of course. :)

Brewed this is a beany, sweet, green tea. I should do a comparison next week maybe of the several greens i received in the tea of the month club…this one is refreshing. I am a fan of this one so far. Will have to see if additional steeps change it up any.

MissLena

Haha I read this and hoped for pine needles too! I’m missing Sleeping Bear blend too much I think lol.

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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farewell delicious tea. This was the last of the stash that VariaTEA shared with me and it was great having a little more to enjoy. Glad i was able to finish it soon though, as it’s slightly less awesome than it usually is because of the age i think. Not pineappley enough for me. Sad that Butiki is no more, but at least there’s the lupicia oolong if i ever want that pineapple taste again.

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