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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
4031 tasting notes

I had this in latte form earlier tonight. I’ve got a long night ahead of me and i’m already crashing. Testing for work tonight, and amazingly enough they’re ahead of schedule…but that means less sleep ironically enough since the schedule before they were ahead gave me a bit more sleep time. I have a funny feeling the next few days are going to be filled with cranky tired Sil. But this cup of tea helped! Hard to believe i’m almost out of this one though heh. At least i’ve got another vanilla black in my cupboard to move on to after this one :)

TheTeaFairy

Working the whole night???

JustJames

thinking of you…. sending energized ions your way!

Sil

teafairy. Yeah. Started at 5pm..but my work doesn’t really get going until 10pm-4am then i get a nap..and i’m back at it around 8am-1pm :)

OMGsrsly

Yikes! Good luck, Sil!

Sil

haha it’s not too bad. it’s just going to be tough in combination with travelling monday and being in chicago tues/wed. don’t sleep as well and it’s long days/nights.

__Morgana__

Whoa, what a schedule. I’m yawning just thinking about the 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. part. Good thing you have tea!

TheTeaFairy

Hey, we’re here for you when you need a break…Not much of a sleeper here, so I can be your night buddy ;-)

Cavocorax

Hopefully you’re able to drink some tea while you’re in Chicago this time around. Failing that, coffee?
I hope they pay you triple over time and a half for hours like that. :P

Sil

in the continuing saga of people being inept. I woke up to my boss telling me to cancel my trip. What fun!

OMGsrsly

Oh, that sucks!

Sil

im pretty bummed as it may mean that i wont get out to st louis as well :(

Cavocorax

Ohnno!!!

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76
drank Pineapple by Tea Sante
4031 tasting notes

Another one from theteafairy I need to try this cold brewed. This had just enough pineapple that i enjoyed it, but it made me crave butiki’s pineapple oolong for that sheer juicy pineapple feeling. I have a sneaking suspicion this one will be even better chilled over ice (or cold brewed) with just a splash of sweetner. still a fun time though! thanks teafairy!

TheTeaFairy

Don’t we looove pineapple oolong…

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78
drank O'Connor's Cream by TeaGschwendner
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sipdown! (168) I pulled this one out tonight so that i could try another tea Gschwen34u0234uweiroweri tea before i am back in CHicago. Yeah that’s right…stupid letters i never put in the right order. the Tea G! ;) While i don’t love this nearly as much as my friends to the west, it IS a lovely tea. I like the body of the tea base that doesn’t get lost that flavours. I may need to look at picking up a bit more of this to play with it some more. Thanks again MissB!

__Morgana__

LOL re tea Gschwenasdaposdinfoasdfklna. I feel that way about the name too. ;-)

Terri HarpLady

Have fun in Chicago…again…

Sil

going to be so peeved if i don’t get to go to St Louis because of other ppl’s ineptitude!

Terri HarpLady

So that’s still undecided?

OMGsrsly

It’s so good with a shot of whisk(e)y and some honey… :D

Terri HarpLady

I’m keeping my schedule open, just in case.

Sil

I am trying to get it settled as quickly as possible. :(

Lala

Sil, did I miss something and Canadians can sign up for steepster select now?

Cavocorax

I noticed she was a sneaky Select member! I’m guessing she’s getting it shipped to her tea mule…

Sil

haha well, it’s a weird “i’m not sure what’s going on” sort of thing. I tried to take advantage of Jason’s offer on the free box for my tea mule so she could try out some new teas. As a thank you for all that she does. The code and everything didnt’ work, it was all wonky… long story short..uh i’m now the proud owner of a hideous orange growth, but only for a month or so unless my tea mule wants to continue with the box. I will wait until canada i an option.

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82
drank Raspberry Lime by Assam Tea Company
4031 tasting notes

sipdown! Thanks for sending this my way MissB I think that this would probably be pretty darn delicious as a cold brew. This initial smelle is a little artificial but once it brews up, it’s a really nice raspberry citrus tea. I wouldn’t call it LIME right off the bat, but the combination of the raspberry lime is a pretty decent blending. I’m really happy to be getting a chance to try out this company’s flavoured teas since i’m sure i’ll be ordering from them in the future to try their straight teas!

JustJames

this sounds awesome….. =0)

OMGsrsly

It really smells like candy, doesn’t it? I’m waiting to try my sample – I want to use my new cold steeping jars!

JustJames

cold steeping jars? my ears are perked! do tell…

OMGsrsly

Teavana had a sale, so I ordered two jugs. One glass, one plastic. The glass ones have a habit of shattering when you hot steep and pour over ice into the jug, so I’m just going to use them for cold steeping.
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-accessories/tea-tools/p/iced-tea-pitcher-with-orange-lid
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-makers-infusers/p/blue-infusion-tea-pitcher-large
I can’t figure out the tracking number, so I have no idea how close to delivery they are!

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86
drank Bamboo-Pomelo by TeaGschwendner
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sipdown! (170) Not bad…down 8 today and tried a few of my samples from the teafairy. Still have more in me though now i have to run some errands so we can get back and make the roast for tonight! I quite like this one, so of course i’m torn now since i might be able to get over to their chicago store next week. To order, or not to order…that IS the question. Thanks for sharing this one with me MissB!

TheTeaFairy

Can’t believe you’re already down to 170!

Sil

I’m kinda wondering if ican. Get to 160 this weekend because I’ll be picking up about 15 teas this weekend from orders arriving….and then if I buy anything in Chicago…

Cavocorax

That’s really awesome! Go, Sipdown, go!

Sil

i don’t think i’ll get to 150 this month as planned but setting goals at least gives me something to work towards. I mean hell, i only have one tea from March 2013 in my cupboard and then my oldest is from May!

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87
drank Rocket Fuel by Adagio Teas
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hey guys…guess what?! I found a tea i like from Adagio. Clearly it’s not a black base tea hahahahaha KallieBoo! sent this my way and i am glad that she did. I really like how the blueberry and orange blend together. I think the only thing that would make this even more tasty yummy for me would be the addition of a teeeeny bit of vanilla :) thanks a bunch kallie!

Fjellrev

I’ve pretty much written this company off years ago when I discovered the horrendous shipping to Canada haha.

Sil

It’s not my favourite company but swaps intrigue me. And there’s a store in Chicago heh so I’ll check it out

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61
drank Hazelnut Vanilla by tweed and hickory
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the teafairy sent this one my way with a note that she doesn’t like it much but given the flavours, thought that i might enjoy it. I’m still undecided. I can taste the vanilla, but not so much the hazelnut. I think this one may also be a bit picky in terms of steeping times so i may need to dial the temp and timing back. Not a bad start though.

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78
drank Harvest Spice Tea by The Tea Spot
4031 tasting notes

sipdown! this was a tasty cup while i had it. I forgot to try it as a latte though oopsy. My only real complaint is the clove oil because of the film it leaves. That being said, i like the sinnamon, orange flavour of this one quite a bit! thanks for sharing terri!

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75
drank Almond-Orange Swirl by Tealux
4031 tasting notes

Another tea from the tea fairy! I was hoping for something just a little spicier with the peppercorns in it, but this isn’t a bad blend. I typically don’t care much for tealux’s flavoured teas (i prefer their unflavoured) but this one is pretty tasty! The almond flavour isn’t super strong but it blends nicely with the orange. Overall a tasty tea to try! thanks teafairy!

Yvonne

Oh man, this sounds divine.

TheTeaFairy

Agreed, It’s pretty good for a flavoured tealux.

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drank Peach Mango Green by Assam Tea Company
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thanks for sharing this one with me missb sadly i think that i’ve lost interest in peach teas. There’s something about the peach flavour in teas that doesn’t sit well with me anymore. I DID love the mango piece of this tea though, so this would likely be a tasty tea for anyone who likes peach! No disappointment on my end, as it’s a new tea and quite nice apart from the peach flavour :)

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