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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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sipdown :) i was going to try for 4 today to make tomorrow only be 10 but i don’t think i have enough time before i leave for the day. We’ve got a decent day planned of board games and seeing a couple sets of friends today so long day, and little chance to bring any extra teas outside of my travel mugs. Not sad to see this one go, though it’s lovely. there are just others that i prefer drinking more :)

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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Final cup! Terri…grow some pumpkins and make her make like a pound of this. I’ll drive down and pick up half of it! lol Seriously though.. i love the pumpkin and ginger mingling and this one just makes me super happy in fall. like super duper happy. :) thanks for introducing this one to me terri!

Final Count: 154 ( 24 more to go by May 10…and then another 15 after that for the other half of may. except that i now have 7 teas incoming from Mandala, 2 from Verdant, 2 whispering pines…looking at a butiki order with uh 11 teas….plus there are a few more teas living with Terri and Cavo at the moment… crap crap crap lol)

Mini Goal for this weekend… get to 140

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this tea makes me sad.. it’s not blergamot-ey; it’s not orange-y…it’s just bark-ish? I dunno what the magic is but i can’t seem to make it happen. I’ll drink it, but it’s just kinda there… poop.

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drank Turkish Apple by Blue Teapot
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This was a free sample with the teas that i picked up from the Blue teapot while in Vancouver. it wasn’t one that i’d been thinking about picking up, but it’s not half bad. Kittyloves tea had it right when she said that this is a “mixture of sweet and sour tones and crispness.” overall a nice enough tea but nothing to get all excited and crazy over!

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thanks again for sharing this one with me CharlotteZero I quite enjoyed having this one around to experiment with…makes me want to visit hawaii more and more though lol.

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Another tea from jump62359 that i had earlier in the afternoon. this one wasn’t bad, though i STILL don’t like that whole black/green blend thing. it always confuses me…how do i brew it? what’s going on! AAAAAAH! Either way, this wasn’t bad but nothing i need to drink again.. It’s fun to consider the fandom blends though in terms of the story lines and how this tea might be someone’s idea of what that concept was like…. :)

jump62359

With black/green blends or black/white blends, I usually brew it to the temperature of the lighter tea, but brew it longer than usual to make up for the black tea… if that makes any sense? It’s a lot of experimentation with the times and just making sure that it doesn’t get bitter :)

Sil

yeah.. i do that too but it still hurts my head every time!

OMGsrsly

Need more tea. Read that first line as “Still Not Dead”.

Sil

well it’s technically true.. lol

OMGsrsly

I would hope so, considering you’re still posting here. :)

Cavocorax

I just do what Adagio tells me. Sometimes that makes a huge difference! (there I go trusting in the fandom creators again)

yyz

I hardly ever follow recipes, except maybe for baking anything that needs to rise. Once I make something once I tend to wing it unless I really loved the recipe and found it unusual. I kind of do the same with tea.

Cavocorax

And that’s why I’m not good at baking/cocoking. I don’t have any creativity or confidence in going off on my own until I’ve followed the proper instructions at least once. :P

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this is one of my oldest teas at the moment – purchased last September. I ended up getting “extra” because of mishaps with my order but now i’m wishing that I hadn’t lol I mean i didn’t pay for it, so i could just get rid of it but that’s a waste considering i like this tea well enough :) Soooo i’m trying to drink this up at least once a week to work my way down. it’s an interesting vanilla, though i find i like it best when i mix it up with a more chocolatey blend :)

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drank Premium Taiwanese Assam by Butiki Teas
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VariaTEA reminded me that i had just enough of this left in my cupboard for a nice cup of tea today with it. So i pulled it out and drank it up! noms. Thank you Keychange for giving me more of this to tie me over until i place another butiki order :)

keychange

anytime yo!

VariaTEA

Cavo gave me a sample of this that I look forward to trying in the morning :).

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drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
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I had a cup of this a long time ago with my morning bagel. I’m less in love with this than i was with royal blend from F&M but it’s not a bad every day sort of tea. Only a few more sil sized cups of this left so i’ll enjoy it while i have it, but likely not a repurchase :)

whatshesaid

Is a Sil size huge or tiny?
Lol

Sil

um.. big :) Usually my cups are double/triple servings

whatshesaid

So when you drink massive amounts of sipdowns in one day, you’re having all of those in huge quantities? You must have so much energy from all that caffeine lol

Sil

if it’s sipdowns, they COULD be one cup samples…hard to say. and sadly caffeine doesn’t really affect me unless i haven’t eaten all day. So i could drink it all and go to bed lol

whatshesaid

I don’t find caffeine from tea affects me too much but coffee is another story! I drank like 7 cups of tea yesterday and I was feeling weird though

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jump62359 sent this one to me in our swap and it’s a tasty one! I love getting teas from local shops in swaps, since they don’t always have an online presence. This is a really tasty black. it’s not super bold but there’s no astringency and it has a smooth profile to it. It’s different from most of my black teas, being neither malty like some or fruity/juicy like my taiwanese blacks. It also resteeped well, allowing me to have a couple of cups in this very busy day. thanks for sharing this one! I feel like i have some digging to do to find out more about this tea haha

Anna

Go Gadget GO.

jump62359

I do really like this tea a lot! But I’m intrigued. The only information I can find on this is linked to their tea shoppe. The next time I visit, I’ll probably ask the owner about it or something :)
Glad you enjoyed this tea!

Sil

let me know what you find out heh

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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