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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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excuse me, coming through, drool city! last stop – CHIN!…..

Seriously…this was tucked away from when i picked it up in vancouver but since i have to divy up cavo’s teas, i’m allowed to open it! and open it i did… now i have to try not to drink it all because man oh man there is something i just love the crap out of in this tea. I SHOULD try it with milk again but tonight i just wanted it…NAO! and i’m in happy land.

Final Count: 145 yes..it’s gone up, my butiki order arrived, but before that i was down to 133! go me! So we’ll see how tomorrow goes and aim for….maybe 135 over the weekend? we’ll see…something like that haha

whatshesaid

What’s your ultimate end goal ideal number?

Sil

Oh…my cupboard will likely usually sit at about 150-175. I’m just trying to get to 100 for the fun of it lol

TeaBrat

According to Steepster I have 244 and that doesn’t even count samples or swaps. :-P

whatshesaid

Ohh haha. I feel like I’d never be able to drink that many and keep them fresh! You’re a machine!

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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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thanks to charlotteZero for sending this one to me. I’ve had it before and it was a welcome addition back in to my cupboard. I rather enjoy the lychee-ness of this one and i like that it’s decaf heh. Makes for a delicious night time fruity tea!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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this is my placeholder note for the other sample that stacy sent us that i tried. It’s a taiwan tea and not up or around yet that i can find. I have to say, i was a fan! it had some malty notes, while still giving me that general "taiwan’ tea sort of feeling. For sure one that i’ll need to order more of to place with once i place my next order in uh…July? :)

Cavocorax

But first, it needs a name!!! :)

Stephanie

Is it a black?

Memily

Not the 1994 aged bai hao?

Sil

No it’s her new taiwan black…there are pics on FB but no name…so hoping she sees my post and lets me know.

Sil

(post on FB asking, not this one haha)

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drank Watermelon Barley Tea by Lupicia
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I have a confession to make….not that she should mind but if she does, i’ll make it up to her… you see, i have a whole bunch of tea at my place…that belongs to other ppl. And most of the time, because they’re shared orders, it’s tea that i already have. But there are two teas currently in my house that are NOT MINE. not even kinda lol. OK well, as of today there are like 5…but the point is. I was going through those teas today to pull out the ones for Cavo and VariaTEA and i came across this tea…again. And the impish girl in me…the kind who puts boxes on her head and takes a picture just for fun…well she made me open the resealable bag and take out one of these teabags…and cold brew it.for tonight.

…and now i’m drinking it. and it’s delicious and i only feel kinda of guilty…but not REALLY guilty…because KITTENNA YOUR TEAS MISS YOU! (or rather they want to hang out with the 600 teas at your place…) lol

this tea? Cold brewed, is very barley with the watermelon in the back seat, but with a little sugar, it pops just enough to make this a really refreshing tea. the kind of tea i should have ordered yesterday lol but there will be future orders, and i’m thinking that this one? it’s going to have to be in that order… thanks kittenna even if it wasn’t voluntarily heh

Terri HarpLady

thanks for making me laugh!

Sil

happy to oblige :) the picture is on FB lol

Cavocorax

Hahaha. KITTENNA I WANT THIS TEA!
(also steal whatever of mine you want. I consider that rent)

Cavocorax

Where’s the picture?

Sil

Cavo…picture of me with a box on my head I meant

VariaTEA

There was no barley tea on the site. I really wanted to order this or the apple one but that was just not happening.

Sil

i’ll keep my eyes peeled later on variaTEA – it was always that way for me with cookie

VariaTEA

Aww thank you :)

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Stacy sent this as a sample in our shared order and i figured i would try it again since i haven’t had it since my unfortunate time with it before stacy made me two friends. Well, i still don’t like this version lol there’s still that same bitterness that just feels off, though i’m thinking it’s more the base+ chocolate rather than the marshmallow…. now that i’ve had a chance to really get to know 2 friends for a while. :) thanks stacy!

mj

Just curious, but which of the “friends” is left of the two friends blend?

Sil

hahah the marshmallow :)

Sil

it’s also a different base

Cavocorax

Hmmmm… I wonder if three friends with the other base would be better?

Sil

It might lol

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drank Kenyan Silver Needles by Butiki Teas
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So… Stacy did what she always does when i order from her (it’s been a while it feels like…though a mere 5 months has passed) and challenged me with the samples she included. I never ask for specific teas – rather it’s more fun to let her pick and choose unless there’s a really green tea i want to try or something. This was one of the samples…and my main problem with White teas is they typically taste like warm water to me.
This one has a smell that reminds me of really fresh green tea, but dialed back. Drinking it, it’s still closer to water (sorry stacy) but there ARE subtlties there that i can appreciate. i get no floral notes as stacy did (thank god), instead this is just a more mouthy feeling white tea. Not quite “green” but closer to that than warm water. :) Not a tea i’d need to order again at this moment in my tea journey but i DO like that i’ve gotten to try it. I also think that if you are a fan of white teas, you’ll enjoy this one :)

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thanks for sending this one my way Cavocorax sadly i think the peanut butter fell out of the envelope on the way here because this is pretty much just 52 teas genmaicha. Seems others have found the same thing to be true, so at least im not alone. I guess on the other hand as well, i’m pretty picky about my peanut butter so maybe thats a good thing haha . ON the upside? another tea tried! woohooo!

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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Thanks again for this one keychange this is actual a backlog from yesterday as i needed a good ol’ harney tea when i got home in the rain. Moody grey days = SUPER bright colour wearing sil…so i was getting funny looks on the bus. and hten it rained…and i got wet and had this tea and it was lovely. :)

TheTeaFairy

Love colours on rainy days, boo to boring staring people in the bus.

Kat_Maria

This is largely off-topic, but I love how you guys spell “colour”. I used to spell it like that when I was learning English in school (and then in college) back in Poland, but since I have been living in the US I switched to the plain, boring “color” :(

TheTeaFairy

Kat_Maria, I don’t think I,m the best person to answer that since i’m French and have never learned English academically, (i’m self taught), but I always wondered too. It’s like neighbour vs neoghbor and lots of other “or” words. I guess we are using the British dictionary here in Canada instead of the American ? Lol, I’m sure Sil can answer this better than I can!

yyz

When I was a child we were taught British English exclusively in Toronto. Lately this practice has been relaxed, and when I was in the last years of public school you could use either dictionary as long as you were consistent. I’ve always preferred using our vs or in those words though as it seems somewhat more rounded and emphatic on the last syllable.

Sil

yeah it’s the OR vs OUR thing…and then there’s the S and Z thing (like analysed and analyzed)…cheque vs check. etc…

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So i like this cold brewed the best. There’s something about adding a splash of sugar to this after it’s been cold brewing for a while…just the perfect combination of tasty drink + spicy kick at the end. think koolaid (but not super sweet) with a punch at the end of it… just loving it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Sarsonator

This sounds amazing. I am adding to my wishlist. I feel compelled to try anything spicy. :)

Sil

it’s not super spicy…i’m a wimp when it comes to spicy..but it’s enough that i like it and find it tasty

Sarsonator

It doesn’t have to be super spicy for me, though I am not opposed to that. Anything with a little kick is normally right up my alley!

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drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
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Another tea from this morning, but sadly, there is still a little too much left in this sample to burden cavo with…but maybe tomorrow! haha. This was a good strong cup for me this morning, and if it’d had sugar cubes i totally would have held one between my teeth while drinking it, JUST BECAUSE! Thanks again to terri for sending me all these lovely teas. I’m certainly looking forward to placing an order with the devotea in future because of them :)

Robert Godden

Do it! You need rock sugar or crystalline sugar.

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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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