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Angel was incredible enough to send me a sample of this for me to try. This might be one of the most unique teas that i’ve had recently. I love the way these leaves look. They’re like flat pressed seaweed or something. You can even see the lines of the leaves. it’s just really neat to look at. drinking this, it’s also a unique taste. I don’t get the same vegetal taste from a lot of greens. Instead this has a sweetness to it. It’s fresh and really nice, but i can’t place my finger on the taste. i still prefer the dragonwell from teavivre, but this is a really neat tea to have tried. I feel like this would be a good tea for anyone who really like greens.

TheTeaFairy

Neat! (And no, I won’t say what you think I will…very tempting though, cause ya know…you do keep raving about green tea lately, and well for someone who says they don’t want to come and play to the G….. S…)

Sil

no no no no no!

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Another one from the BBB Box and one that has been good to me. I’m passing the last bit on to Cavo who is about to have her own TTC journey :) Thanks a bunch to TastyBrew for sharing this one with me since it’s one htat i hadn’t seen/tried yet so it was nice to try something new.

whatshesaid

Would you recommend TTC teas?

apt

TTC is top notch.

Sil

If you like the fruity sort of blacks then you’ll like their black teas. Theaged blacks are a little uh…different. I haven’t tried their greens but I’m not overly a fan of their oolongs but that’s ME, not the teas. What I do like about them is that you can pick up 25g samples and if you spend 25 in sample sizes, shipping is free….so yay for small samples AND free shipping. Their service is great :)

whatshesaid

Oh awesome, thanks for the tips! :)

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drank Brasiliano by Tea Desire
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so. Mate and i, we don’t get along…..usually. In this instance, this tea makes it work. It’s not going to be my favourite tea but this was pretty enjoyable. It’s got a good taste that blends well with the mate without leaving that taste in my mouth that i dislike strongly.
Thanks for letting me try this one Roswell Strange

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mmmmm delicious pearls! sorry to see this go, but it won’t be for long :) These are my favourite pearls that are readily available so they are a constant restock as i’m inspired to have pearls in my cupboard :)

Sami Kelsh

This is directly at the top of my list of things I’m going to order a crapload of as soon as I’ve moved into my new flat, job or no job! Little bundles of pure delight. SO GOOD.

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october tea done! one left to go :) I enjoyed a great cup of this one in the morning. I decided to work from home today and i’m happy for it. I wanted to start the day off right. I really do like these teas from TTC a lot.

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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nomity nom noms….. this was afternoon tea today since “evening” tea consisted of uh a bunch of alcoholic drinks :) i love this one with just a splash of maple syrup to enhance the smokey factor :)

Final Count: 198 [Fake Cupboard at 123 with the addition of RiverTeas yesterday]

whatshesaid

Fake cupboard?

Sil

it’s my cupboard minus all the 2-3 cup samples that cavo, miss b, variatea, roswell strange, yyz, boychik, terri, angel inundated me with in basically a week’s time. I’m still trying to get to 100 by July 1st in my fake cupboard lol

Terri HarpLady

cheater!!!
:p

Sil

Hahaha oh I failed in my goal….but I was curious how close I could have gotten if I didn’t get all those samples lol

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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aaaalmost out of this one, and it’ll be a re-order. I could do with a teeeny bit more banana since i prefer that to coconut any day but this one is well balanced enough that i like it a bunch :)

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Long day…i missed out on the chance to participate in stacy’s contest in the evening yesterday because my other half decided spur of the moment that he wanted to pain the living room RIGHT NOW….so last night i was up way too late. I then missed out on picking up a tentacle nordic mug from davids because i slept in and had a busy day. lol I’m home late tonight because i promised colleagues we’d go out and tomorrow i’ve got ppl coming over so no relax time then. first world problems, i know, right? lol

anyway, i haven’t been drinking as much tea as usual because i’ve been busy and i’m a little tea-ed out. So i’m drinking what i want, when i want and not stressing over it lol

gmathis

Send your spur-of-the-moment painter our way: we’ve got a bathroom that’s been under renovation for so long I’m thinking about hanging blueprints on the wall and claiming it’s deliberately a “construction” theme!

Terri HarpLady

We were gonna paint the front porch tomorrow, but I’ll be planting sweet potatoes instead…guess we’ll paint next week!

Terri HarpLady

Stacy’s contest? Dammit, why am I always the last to know about these things? sigh…

Lariel of Lórien

This one is coming to my house soon.

Sil

Terri – because you have more of a life than me? :)

Terri HarpLady

Only in spurts, LOL :)

OMGsrsly

Planting sweet potatoes. Wow, Terri! I’m seriously wishing I had garden space right about now. :)

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drank Adventures in Africa by RiverTea
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This was an interesting tea. I had hopes for the ginger/pineapple combination, but when i picked it, i didn’t realise that there is both basil and tulsi in this one. As a result, while this is a pleasant enough cup, the ginger and pineapple are dominated by the tulsi. I think i would love this sooooo much if there was no Tulsi – it would make a pretty good tea. And i’m not a tulsi hater, it just bring a particular taste to the table and it’s not what i was looking for in this tea. Still, it’s nice to try a few more teas :)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
gmathis

Odd combination—tulsi is pretty overpowering. Ginger and pineapple I could groove with.

Sil

yeah it overpowered the whole blend…

Nattie

I always find ginger overpowering, it’s probably from the bad childhood memories, though. Ugh. I can’t stick ginger now.

Terri HarpLady

I love my Ginger, not so much for tulsi though

Sil

i don’t mind tulsi but in moderation :)

Terri HarpLady

meh….first it was rooibos this & rooibos that. I remember herbal teas before rooibos came on the scene, they were way better, or maybe it just seemed that way, back in the dark ages. Now Tulsi is the new rooibos, as far as I’m concerned.

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drank Limbo Queen by RiverTea
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Another sample from RiverTea. In my opinion they seem to be doing well in the straight black world, fruit teas and white flavoured teas. Everything else seems to be a little hit and miss. Hot, this one had a few pepper notes but not a great deal. For the most part this tastes like a rather generic fruity sort of rooibos. Not a bad cup but rather tasteless…

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

So you’re saying the flavors are in limbo ;)

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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.

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