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drank Passage du Desir by August Uncommon Tea
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95
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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ugh like one tiny cup left of this one…maybe just add it to the remainder of my 1st picking (not that there’s much more of that one left in my cupboard either). Must. Resist. Buying. teas.

On the upside, sales have been far and few between or US only, so that’s helping refrain from buying :)

Kristal

Ah, another company I really wanna try out!

Kristal

…and it’s free shipping to Canada after $38. That’s very good. Grrr….

Sil

if you like greens and oolongs, their spring harvest is nice. If you prefer blacks, i seem to find the auutmn harvest more to my liking.

Kristal

I’m a big green tea drinker- can’t really do black and oolong. Their spring harvest does look divine. I’ll have to see what I do here…

Kristal

Ok, caved and bought $41 worth (4 different types). Really wanted to get a couple more teas done before ordering, but my justification is that it says its going to take 15-20 business days alone to ship to me so by that time I probably will have reached my goal ;)

Sil

i approve! haha

Kristal

haha glad to hear so ;)

Unfortunately I didn’t realize that the prices are American so I actually was changed $52. Damn exchange rate :/

R.F. Hill

I could drink this everyday, but like yourself, I resist the temptation of purchasing more.

Sil

for a while there i was drinking it daily and then the harvest wasn’t as delicious…so i’ve trained myself not to haha even though it’s almost back to being the way it was when i first bought it

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86

only have maybe one more small cup left of this one…

on the upside, free shipping coupon i’ve been holding on for doesn’t expire until June? So there’ s still time for me to get my drink on with all the others in my cupboard!

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drank Cranberry Orange Cider by 52teas
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i really loved this one..and then i didn’t…and then i did..and then i didn’t…so i tried it as a cold brew and it was nice with a little honey. Verdict still out on this one again.

Christina / BooksandTea

I find that I really have to be careful with how I steep this one; if it’s for too long, it gets all woody. It also helps if there’s a piece of fruit in the leaf.

Sil

yeah. wasn’t a lot of fruit in mine

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84

longer steep on this one worked even better for it – 6.5mins. :) a very tasty treat for earlier this afternoon.

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90

pulled this one out today and it very much just tasted like a dark roasted oolong. Hoping something went wrong with my steepings or the rest of this will nede to go off to dexter heh

Evol Ving Ness

This is a funny one: one cup glorious and the next just meh. I haven’t quite figured out how that goes.

Sil

yeah

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82
drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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83
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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Also managed to finish off the last of this today. Sad news but also good since i’m a step closer to allowing myself an order, and a step closer to my sipdown goals haha still enjoy this one and i’m sure it’ll be back in my cupboard before long.

Kristal

I feel you! I actually just hit my goal which was to get below 30 teas (I’m at 29, will be at 28 tomorrow) so now if any of the companies I buy from come up with something unexpectedly I will allow myself to order. Preferably though, I’d like to get below 25 teas before buying anymore, but we shall see! Temptation always arises at the most inconvenient times ;)

Sil

go you! that’s great! i’m working my way to 50 for year end heh

Kristal

Is that when you will allow yourself to start purchasing more or is there a different number for that? haha ;)

Sil

lol different number…. really just trying to hold off as long as i can, or buy 2-3 things as i replace others…ie. i may pick up some fruit herbals for summer but only if i get to my monthly sipdown goal and can’t buy more than would get me back up to my goal for the month. lol lots of “rules” to keep mysel honest. mostly though, just trying to hold off until i’m in chicago in May

Kristal

Haha I totally hear you. I feel myself making similar rules too, especially considering I really want 95% of my collection to be less than 6 months old to keep my interest and so they don’t go stale, etc. What’s especially difficult now is that I’ve been ordering less from DAVID’s TEA and they are the one place I buy from which will will sell you very small amounts of tea to try out (there are a few sampler packs from IHOT (local tea shop, new fav place to get tea from), but I’m now at the point where I’ve tried all the sampler packs I’m interested in) and I don’t want to commit to 50+ grams of tea, especially when I have similar blends at home which I should really use up first.

For the time being, I just organize my wish list on steepster and resist temptation, lol.

Sil

even with a cupboard that was in the 100’s i was doing well keeping a 6 month cupboard….and then i brought 3.5kg home from paris lol

Kristal

haha that’ll do it! I think you’re the one who inspired me to try and keep my cupboard “young” ;)

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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Farewell tea! you’ll be back i’m sure :)

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