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having a last cup of this one tonight. I did a little bit of cleaning up my cupboard tonight in terms of getting things organised. we’re not fully moved in yet, but we’re having 10 or so ppl over on friday to just chill and have food so i need to get at least a few more things out of the way. Given that a few tea friends imploded my cupboard, i thought i could semi see if i could make my goal (since it wasn’t orders that did it!!) by “removing” the samples from my count of teas. At least in that way i could see if in theory i could hit my goal. Soooo here’s where we’re at:

195 teas in my cupboard.
75 samples
Fake Cupboard: 120 (with a few inbound…)

Cavocorax

Oh, sounds like fun! :D
And 120 sounds much more reasonable! I wonder what I’d be at if I removed things that I personally purchased…

Cavocorax

Huh. So out of 169 different teas, only 115 of them were purchased by me. :P That makes me feel better. IT’s not my fault!!! Hahah

Sil

So that’s roughy for me since things like the BBB box I don’t count as samples. Anything later than 3-4 cups is not a sample in my count. Heh

Cavocorax

Yeah, that makes sense. My actual-fake cupboard is probably higher than if I count things that are 2-3 or more cups! Most of it is shoved in a sample box looking messy and awful, while the rest are organized very nicely so it’s just more motivation to drink those ones down ASAP!

Cavocorax

Or throw out the really bad offenders. Life’s too short!

Sil

i’ve started tossing the things i don’t like in to my swap box more readily now… just means you guys have more to root through in case there are things you guys like.

Cavocorax

Yeah, it makes sense to swap what you can! I only toss the things that have been passed around a bit and I don’t think anyone really wants, or it’s just not worth keeping around to try…

I’m hoping we can swing by soon. Maybe even this weekend!

OMGsrsly

Cavo, like DavidsTea Cherry Cola? :D I still have 10g of that and I don’t think I can foist it off on anyone, unless the SSTTB and the next recipients want to try it.

Cavocorax

OMG. That has to have been THE WORST tea I’ve ever encountered. Just dump it and save everyone!

OMGsrsly

IDK, maybe Anna would like to try it? :D Or is that just way too mean?

Sil

DOO EEEEEEEET

OMGsrsly

Muahahaha. :D

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drank Orange Kidd by Lupicia
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mmmmm i added just a little bit of the vanilla black sugar we have in the house to this and it’s perfect. it makes the orange just a little more vanilla and creamy like. I never did cold brew this one, but that’s ok. this is a good end to this tea.

Courtney

What’s vanilla black sugar?

Sil

http://kitchen.j321.com/black-sugar-asian-japan-taiwan-ingredient

though flavoured with vanilla… jonesmcjones showed it to me. it’s super sweet, so it’ll take me forever to get through it since i don’t sweeten things, but it’s great in certain things..and i used maybe 1/8th of a teaspoon…if that.

Courtney

Neat! She knows so many cool foodie things. I am always impressed. My favourite to date is the maple whipped cream.

OMGsrsly

Did you get it on Granville Island then, Sil? (Tea frens, I love food. And I grew up in a house of food loving people.)

Sil

we DID go back OMG – E bought a few seasoning packages and a couple of the little boxes. I picked up the sugar and the vanilla powder heh

OMGsrsly

Yay vanilla powder! :)

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this is off to friends that i know will get more out of this than i will. I had another cup tonight and it’s just not doing it for me. I know i originally really loved this, but since ordering it, i’m just not as much a fan. I may love it more in winter months? maybe? i’m not sure, but i much preferred the sample i had over my order. Different harvests i guess. not a bad tea, but just not as amazing as the first time i tried it. dropping the rating as a result.

Dexter

:(( sad – I just got some of this in my order today. Will have to try it and see….

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drank Bungalow by Steven Smith Teamaker
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this was in the BBB grab bag and since i try not to let things get back to TB, i pulled it out, figuring that if nothing else it could be shared by the numerous tea folks here. I figured i really ought to try it sooner than later so i could knock it off my list if i decided i didn’t really like it. As expected, this one’s not for me. there’s a floral note in this one that just doesn’t sit with me, and as it cooled it took on a taste that i really didn’t care for. In to the swap box it goes for others to try!

whatshesaid

You sent me some of this, didn’t you? You hadn’t tried it?

Sil

haha nope. you said you wanted to try steven smith teas so i just pulled it out :)

whatshesaid

Aww thanks, you’re magical! I think I liked it more than you, once I did it right :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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let’s talk about how the preorder on this one changed and NOW it’s going to be like August before i get my LB back. I.am.not.happy. Terri was awesome enough to send me an ounce, which i have since devoured and have maybe a cup left. i’m not thinking of stealing Cavo’s ounce…and even then i’m not entirely sure that will get me through. July 14 = 10 business days from that before i get my beloved tea….it’s like verdant is taunting me..oh hai…for your after birthday present, we will make you wait at least 10 more days for you tea. neener neener.

gah.

Courtney

I didn’t get the email for that. :(

Sil

there was no email. I just went on the website today. grrrrrrrrrrrr

TheTeaFairy

Oh noooo! You may experience Laoshan Black withdrawal symptoms, that’s no fun :-(

yyz

Sad!

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drank Pu-Erh Gourmand by Dammann Freres
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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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drank Pumpkin Creme Brulee by Butiki Teas
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