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drank Mandarin by tweed and hickory
4043 tasting notes

“i know you don’t like bergamot, but maybe you’ll enjoy mandarin?” says the handwritten thoughtful note from the *teafairy Let me tell you…this smells AMAAAAZING. it’s 100% a MANDARIN smelling tea. this isn’t orange, or random citrus, this is mandarin. And i, am a sucker for mandarins :) So great choice teafairy! I brewed this one up and man was it a tasty, tasty delicious treat. Seriously..this one is UBER delicious, especially if you love mandarins :)

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drank Banana by tweed and hickory
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So apparently, when i get things in my head, i inadvertently just kind of go for it. Lamost down to 170 teas today after adding my weekend splurge to my cupboard. Not that i’ll hit 150 but apparently my brain is in sipdown mode when choosing teas haha

This is another from my dear teafairy, which will also be shared with terri along with all of the lovely notes on each of the teas so that she can enjoy the comments from the teafairy as well :) This is actually a really lovely banana tea. It’s really subtle, which i’m coming to see is the name of the game with Tweed & Hickory, but that’s fine by me. I like teas that make me pay attention to them :) This is similar to Foxy Roxy but also not. I am really digging the banana flavour of this one..thank you for sharing madam!

Bianca G.

ohh, I’m always on the look out for banana teas. i’ll have to add this one to my list to try.

Sil

It’s a subtle banana, not in your face…

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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I figured since i had the other peach tea, i would round out the peach these with the cold brew of this one in my fridge. This was one from Terri, that i had earlier but figured i should finish off. Not bad, but i am clearly over my love affair with peach. sigh

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drank Melon by tweed and hickory
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mmmm so i forgot to cold brew this, but i did let my hot brew cool off and it was pretty tasty. I’m sending the rest of to terri because these teas are naturally flavoured so she might enjoy them as she doesn’t do artificially flavoured teas heh.

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drank Ginger Peach by Adagio Teas
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Oh to find a GINGERpeach tea. Actually i think GINGERapricot would be much more of a happy place for me since i’ve gone off of peach. All that being said, this way my free sample from Adagio because i said i prefered black tea. that will teach me. On the upside? someone else gets to try the rest of this haha. This is more like a peach tea…with a bit of ginger. And yeah..that’s all i have to say about that.

Ysaurella

would you say adagio is a nice brand ?I never had it and just wondering

AnnaEA

I like Adagio, though they’re not as awesome as they used to be when it was a smaller outfit. The teas are generally decent, rarely horrible, rarely excellent. I consider them a good ‘intro to loose tea’ company, since they have a nice range of sampler sets and are not too pricey.

Sil

Ysaurella – probably not worth it in my opinion for you. They’re not bad teas, but they’re nothing spectacular and for the pain of getting them over to you, they wouldn’t be anything special. The only reason i picked up a few teas while i was there is because they’re fandom blends and have super cute tins lol that i’ll reuse heh so more novelty than anything :)

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Another delicious cup of tea for today. Now that i’ve added all the teas to my cupboard, i’m back up to 175. No way i’m going to hit 150 for the end of January but it was fun to try. Almost time to reset!

TheTeaFairy

You certainly DID try, lol!

Terri HarpLady

I’m proud of you! I need to count my teas, but I’m in an avoidance pattern, LOl

Sil

honestly, i predict getting up to 200 before the end of January…or i guess technically in the first week of February.

Terri HarpLady

Sometime in the next or 2 I’ll start working on updating my monthly list, but I seriously think I’m ending the month with 400+ teas, hahahah

Bonnie

I’ve hit my second year here and reduced my tea to less than 70 (most are puerh which takes time and much are smaller samples). I’m at the point where I drink what I love, buy rarely on a whim and enjoy the good fortune of tea that ‘happens my way’. I couldn’t feel happier or more blessed!

Sil

That’s fantastic Bonnie :)

OMGsrsly

I want to get to that point, Bonnie. :) So far I still want to try ALL the teas!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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mmmmm this was supposed to be my first tea back, but i packed it all up for work and then realised i couldn’t find my pass so i said forget that and worked from home today. But since both the teas i’d made were in their travel mugs, i drank a few other teas first. This really is one of my go to happy teas. it always makes things right for me :)

on a non LB related note, i am at 158 teas today…while you might think this is great! since i was trying to get to 150 for the end of the month, and 8 teas in 5 days is nothing… i have to officially throw in the towel on that goal and maybe try and look at getting there for the end of February. Because i went shopping in CHicago while i was away.
First Stop – Adagio tea, because i haven’t been over the moon with their teas, but their fandom blends keep making me want them. So i picked up the Dr Who Fandom set – if only because i will love the tins once the tea is going. I almost bought Rocket fuel in a tin and the sherlock fandom set, but i resisted. They threw in a sample and that made is 11 teas from Adagio.
Next stop – Tea Gscwewnwefjwoiru a fantastic little tea shop that i ran out of time to fully explore. Had a sample while i was there, picked up 4 teas and then at check out was given a book on tea, a tea measuring spoon AND i got to pick out a sample of whatever tea i wanted..so that’s another 5 teas.
Target – found Harney and Sons tins for 5$ – managed to stick to buying ONE…wanted 4. haha

1 impromptu trip to chicago – 17 new teas added to my cupboard, not to mention the 6 coming from River tea and the 4 from verdant. Soooo 150 in 5 days? not going to happen but you know what?

I. Don’t. Care. mwahahahahahaha

(also…toronto tea festival this weekend means AT LEAST another 4 more teas will be in my cupboard i’m sure…though technically that will be february haha)

Cavocorax

Hahahah. That’s awesome!!!

Sil

Back up to 175….lol

Courtney

I either have this one of LB Chocolate Genmaicha every day in my Timolino for school. So delicious.

Fjellrev

Haha, and if you don’t give me a full list of stuff you want me to send you, I’ll just fill in the blanks and send out random non-oolong stuff you haven’t tried. Maybe I’ll send that over the next week. It never ends, Sil.

Sil

lol surprise me my dearest swedish chef giggling

Ysaurella

hummm what’s about asking your BF to lock all the doors to avoid you to buy teas ;p
you say impromptu too in English, that’s great :)

Terri HarpLady

To hell with trying to limit the number if teas in your cupboard, I say. Let it all hang out! Go for the gusto! Seize the day! The more tea the merrier! :D

Sil

Ysaurella – he knows better. I’m allowed to do whatever i want in terms of buying tea. he doesn’t comment or say anything and he’s glad i have something that makes me happy.

Terri HarpLady

Tony is pretty much the same!

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drank Golden Monkey Imperial Yunnan by Tealux
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Yunnans are not my favourite tea. But I’ve had some delicious ones and some less than delicious ones. :) This one is from the lovely Teafairy and is a fairly decent, middle of the road, yunnan. I like the average-ness of this one, funnily enough. it’s a tea that i can get behind drinking when you want something that isnt out of this world but is still a comforting cup. :) thanks teafairy!

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Another tea from the Teafairy! I’m neaaaarly getting close to finishing off the rest of the teas she sent me. It’s mostly the flavoured teas that i have left which is always fun :) I’ve been focusing on the unflavoured teas because that sample container was overflowing a little. This one is ok. I have a hard time with darjeelings so they’re often more miss than hit with me. This one is light and refreshing but not quite the tea for me. However, nice to try :) thanks teafairy!

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sipdown on this one! Another share from the teafairy. I like that people send me teas that aren’t necessarily up my alley so that i continue to try things that i wouldn’t reach for on my own. Sometimes it’s a rousing success, other times it’s a miss. This one falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a nice enough tea but it doesn’t make me want to restock it, have more or sing it’s praises. But it’s not a bad tea. It just happens to be a green tea. haha. It’s slightly sweet, vegetal…sort of your typical green tea. Thanks for sharing though Teafairy!

TheTeaFairy

Yep, you never know unless you try :-)

Sil

agreed! besides, to try ALL THE TEA, you need to try ALL THE TEA!:)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! And i have no doubt you WILL succeed!!!

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