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drank Ginger Orange by CaesarsTea
4041 tasting notes

awe yeah! sipdown mania! haha thanks VariaTEA for making it easy for me to try a bunch of new teas but also get my numbers down quick :) I quite like this one, though i wish there was a little more ginger and a little more orange. it’s a reasonably nice puerh with hints of ginger. I just want MOOOAAAAAAAAR! i am a fan of that spicy ginger,and hoped that this would have just a splash of orange to bring it all together. Not quite. but almost. still a good cup though!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

Haha. I am glad you are liking them. I actually didn’t try this one. I got two free samples when I bought like 25 teas and sent one to you and the other to OMGsrsly.

Sil

the gingerpuerh from tao is better..but lacking the orange. so maybe i can buy that and add an orange slice haha

Yvonne

This sounds delicious! I love orange teas.

VariaTEA

Haha that might be a good plan. I am not much into pu’erh so I tend to pass the samples along. I think you have come to be associated with pu’erhs in my mind just as Dexter3657 is who I think of when I think of chai.

Dexter3657

(I think I need to be posting more pu’erh tasting notes….)

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meh. a milk oolong, appears to be a milk oolong, is a milk oolong. I appreciate you sending this my way teafairy because you never know when one is going to knock your socks off. However, in the grand scheme of milk oolongs, i’ll stick with Mandala’s oolong if i am dying for that milky green taste :) Still though, this is a pretty decent version of milk oolong, for those on the hunt!

Yvonne

Still aching to try this!

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83
drank Gui Hua Oolong by Tealux
4041 tasting notes

another tea from the teafairy As far as green oolongs go, this one is pretty tasty. I like the peachy tasty that comes through as you drink this one – natural peachy goodness without that weird artificial like peach taste of “peach drink.”

Ysaurella

looks great, especially the pic shows something like a great Oolong

Sil

You might enjoy this one :)

TheTeaFairy

Yay, I thought you might like this one even if it’s a scary green oolong!!!!

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86
drank Ombrelle de Papier by Camellia Sinensis
4041 tasting notes

Another one from VariaTEA and man…this one smells AMAAAAZING! I really do like this one a LOT. I really need to get around to a camelia Sinesis order because i’ve had a few now and they are pretty solidly good teas. :) This isn’t a floral blend…it’s just fruity and tasty and delicious…even though it’s not a black tea ;)

Dexter3657

Thumbs up for Camellia Sinensis and thumbs up for this tea. :))

VariaTEA

I am glad you liked this as well. I also am not a huge fan of greens/whites but this is definitely a tasty cup. I am not sure what the shipping for Camellia Sinensis is but I will be back in Toronto in April and can bring some back with me. Especially as it is literally a block from my house. Just pm me if you are ever interested.

Sil

nice! it’s 50% free across canada but i will for sure keep that in mind. I mean, on the other hand i am also up for any excuse to road trip to montreal as well haha

Ysaurella

the tea name is so lovely, so romantic , so Frenchy Chinese

Tea Sipper

This IS very tasty smelling!

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
4041 tasting notes

Sipdown! So i have to say, I tried this a while back and liked it a lot but then forgot about it because it’s a green tea and i don’t drink those often. VariaTEA sent a sample to me, which i opened up today in an effort to get ahead with my sipdowns since now i might not have the weekend at all for tea drinking!
…We’re driving to Detroit on Friday night, Chicago on Saturday, and then all the way back to Toronto on Sunday. Because we can. lol…

I love this even more than the first time. Something about the vanilla and caramel REALLY makes me happy. it’s deliciously creamy and wonderful and now i want more. So maaaaybe i can convince my friend to trek up to Miami in February heh :) Thanks variatea!

Courtney

I love the road trip, because you can. This tea is AMAZING. I must have more. I emailed them and they mentioned you…

Sil

ME? lol

VariaTEA

Haha yeah, Sil, they told both of us to talk to you about a group order to save on shipping :P. I am glad you liked it by the way. I think I recalled reading your tasting note so I tossed in a bit more so you could have it again.

Courtney

Haha yes. If only Steepster could support pictures. I also was chatting with VariaTEA for this. They mentioned you might place an order and to see if we could get some sort of group order going to help with shipping costs because they think it’ll be quite expensive.

Courtney

Oh man, VariaTEA I would send you anything for more haha!

Sil

So….i’m likely going to be trying to visit their store in Miami at the end of February. If i do, i’m fine to bring things back and send them to you guys or something like that…

Courtney

Ahh yes. That’s not quite what came across in the email haha. I definitely wouldn’t want to take up room in your suitcase, although I appreciate the offer. :)

Sil

….you realise, when i travel to florida i take 2 suitcases right? one for the clothes and one for tea? hahahaha

Sil

(don’t get me wrong, i’m all for a joint order as well, but if i’m going there, we save on the shipping to us and just need to split shipping from here to us when i get back)

Courtney

Hahaha the two suitcases. Okay, I don’t feel so badly anymore. :P

Sil

i guess technically we pay the 25$ for flying BUT the second one i can totally turn into a carry on and not pay for it bwahahaha

VariaTEA

Haha. I was actually saying to Courtney I will be in Florida in March and plan to do the same thing as you Sil. Plus, last time I came back from Florida I also had a second suitcase to bring back my teas. By the way, where do you buy tea when you are there? Aside from Nina’s, I couldn’t really find where to go.

Sil

Soooo funny story…i order from retailers, ship it to my friend’s places and pick up that plus anything else i’ve ordered. I am a fan of ordering my camera bags while i’m down there: www.kellymoorebag.com to save on duty/taxes etc..

VariaTEA

It’s okay. I order from retailers and send it to my Dad in LA to save on shipping. If he knows I will be in Florida he sends the stuff there to avoid customs and then I just bring it home. Yay for tea mules!!

Cavocorax

Pssssst. I would be interested in a group order.

Courtney

Right Cavo? Group order for the win!

VariaTEA

Haha. I feel like the group order would be a whole bunch of samples and a shitton of Nina’s Japon :P

OMGsrsly

Oh man. Sil! I need to get on this group order. :D

VariaTEA

I like how Sil has been appointed the leader of the group order by the people at Nina’s themselves.

Cavocorax

Hahaha. Yea, that’s pretty hilarious. And tey should probably give Sil and VariaTEA some free teas for a) getting us all excited about an order and b) ‘volunteering’ to make it happen!

Sil

I am ALL for that… totally plotting how to get to Miami with ease…

VariaTEA

If you are there around valentine’s day, they are having a tea, wine, and chocolate tasting event.

Sil

sadly it would be the last week in February..if i can convince folks to make the drive. We’re usually only in the orlando area when we o.

VariaTEA

I won’t be there until March so I am missing it too. I tried convincing my mom to go but she is not into teas enough to drive the hour into Miami.

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Not much to say about this one since it’s discontinued. But KallieBoo! sent this my way but it’s not my cup of tea. Maybe it wasn’t anyone elses’s either – hence the discontinued. but i’m glad i tried it :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

This was back before “The Great Purge”, where I discontinued everything that was “just okay” to make room for new blends and more thought-out stuff :)

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thank you KallieBoo!

I didn’t have good luck with this tea today. There was something funny about the tea, but i’m not sure if the tea was contaminated or i just goofed it up. oh well. I’ll eventually get round to placing an order with WP and maybe ill try it again. thanks for sending this my way!

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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
4041 tasting notes

sipdown! So i enjoyed this one a lot while it was in my cupboard, but i’m not sure it’s worthy of a re-order. I know there is a vanilla tea out there for me that deserves a permanent place in my cupboard. This one, it’s good but i don’t think it’s good ENOUGH.

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Operation 150 is in full effect! Goal today – 5 sipdowns, since i’m not sure if i’ll get time to get some in on Saturday.

VariaTEA sent me a small cup of this that Cavo had sent her because this is not the tea for her…and that’s OK. I, however? SOOO happy to have this back in my cupboard for a day. It was a nice start to my morning today since yesterday had been a little insane with work. :) Thanks for thinking of me VariaTEA! great start to today!

Cavocorax

Oooh, I miss this one too! Let’s hope the Assam RiverTea is just as good because I am low on Assam’s now.

Also is Steepster broken for you? I only found your review bc I clicked on your name.

VariaTEA

I sent this to you because I knew you would appreciate it and I really didn’t want to waste the leaf by drinking it just because it as there. So I am glad you enjoyed the cup.

Also steepster is broken for me as well, Cavocorax. I found this through explore.

Sil

Cavo – oh..i’m not low on assam. come to my place. are you going to the tea festival? Kittenna, raritea, I are attending on the sat, while IB is working.

Sil

VariaTEA – Yep. and i totally appreciate it!

Cavocorax

Ooooh – that sounds like a lot of fun, but I don’t know if that’ll work. Not this year? Hrrrmpph.

Can you buy last minute tickets at the door if I change my mind? And what time are you guys all meeting?

Sil

you might be able to get them at the door. last year it was nearly fully sold out. No decisions yet on timing, but i’ll be going earlier in the morning to avoid the lines and mad rush of ppl.

Cavocorax

Yeah, that’s something to consider. Usually we do our roleplaying game on Saturday’s but if I just go from 10-12 I’ll be back in plenty of time…

I’m just not sure I want to deal with crowds… :P It’s just so easy to order online. Also, it’s not like I really need tea.

Sil

I had a good time last year. Tried a few things, learned few things, saw some interesting displays…

Cavocorax

Hmmm. I’m debating it…

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82
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
4041 tasting notes

one more tonight just to sip on while trying to get some dishes done. I efel like i haven’t done anything today after my long ass work day. I do still love this one so i’m glad it’s back in my cupboard for at least a few more cups :)

Yvonne

The lovely Missb sent this to me and I have yet to try it – can’t wait!

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