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drank Loco Lime by RiverTea
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cold brew of this one again tonight. Had a relaxing night…i’m not sure my body know what to do with itself when i’m not working 12+ hrs days. I made a commitment to myself this week to leave work by 5pm (which is still later/overtime for me when i get in at 7-7:30 but reasonable..) and to not get angry at things this week. Last week nearly killed me and i did not enjoy the person i was becoming on no sleep and too much work. So this week, i’m trying my best to stick to 8-9 hours days, i’m taking lunch, stepping away from my desk more than once and turning off work when i get home. If things fall on the floor, so be it. August and September and going to be bad enough so i need to take care of ME.

my other half has a rare weekend off next week as well, so we’re going to take the weekend to ourselves and not make plans with other ppl and just chill, and have some down time together. it’s going to be great!

oh and this tea? still enjoying it, still drinking it cold brew and um yeah..not lime-y enough but it’ll do!

Final Count: 130

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
VariaTEA

My count is like 160something :(

Cavocorax

Oh, that’s a great plan! :) Hope it’s a nice relaxing weekend!
And glad to hear you’re trying to take it easier…

Cavocorax

And yes – I wish this tea had more lime…

Sil

i forgot to add a splash of lime juice to this last night :(

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drank Almond Cookie by Joy's Teaspoon
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dexter sent this one my way and i am a fan. I was thinking this would be very similar to the roasted nut tea i have from tea gscheweriweprwem….but it’s different. this one is a little sweeter but still that same weirdly pink brew. i am a fan of this! if i was in the mood for a nutty, sweet tea, i’d be sure to pick this one up again. thanks dexter!

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drank Mint Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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yep…still prefer just plain ol’ cacao from HI…though HI’s customer service and communication with their customers is so awful, it’s hard to justify either. I’m actively looking for an alternative to their cacao as a result. this one is mint and chocolate but it’s watery and wimpy. so meh. even after a 15 min steep

LiberTEAS

Hey … try Tisano! I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually got their cacao from Tisano. http://tisano.com/shop/tea/cacao-tea-04oz/

VariaTEA

Perhaps the mojito or mint crio bru would be a good alternative for this one?

Sil

i’ll have to check it out – i know they’ source their shells from a local place here in toronto but maybe tisano would be better :)

Cavocorax

You know, I never heard ANYTHING from them. ZERO communication through that entire thing. I’m hoping the crio bru is a good alternative! The first sample I had was amazing, but the second cup was difficult to strain – my filter clogged right up and I couldn’t get my liquid out – ended up with half a cup instead of a full one. So, that needs work. (Aside from that, I love how chocolately it is!)

OMGsrsly

I unsubscribed from their mailing list so I wouldn’t be tempted. That is so not cool.

Sil

maybe one/some of us can try tisano and split something

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drank Li Shan Black Tea by Green Terrace Teas
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this was another sample from the Green Terrace teas and the one i was most looking forward to. Let me tell you, THIS is where it’s at. I much prefer this one to the honey black. While the honey black is nice, this one is much more bold in it’s deliciouness! matly cocoa, sweet delicious cup of yum. I’ve only done one steep, but i’ll be resteeping this so wee what happens with the other steepings.

thank you again green terrace teas! love this!

LiberTEAS

I’ve been happy with the teas that I’ve tried thus far from Green Terrace too.

OMGsrsly

I did a sample order, and it just shipped! I’m excited to try this one and honey black. :)

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YYZ sent this one my way and i think, in reading other people’s notes why this one was not the tea for me – it’s like a darjeeling. And let’s be honest, those confuse my mouth :) the floral/fruity notes are not my preferred assam so this wasn’t a hit for me, but i’m glad to have tried it as this likely would have been one i would have been tempted to try myself heh. thanks a bunch YYZ!

yyz

It is much lighter, and seeing as it is one of the more expensive Assam options, I’m glad I saved you some money and gave you the opportunity to try something else:).

Sil

i VERY much appreciate it! :)

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VariaTEA sent this one my way and this is a tasty one! I like grape like flavoured teas so this is a nice one to have. Appreciate you sending this one my way. i mean, i guess wine doesn’t always taste like grapes even if they come from grapes…this is more like grape versus wine but i am A-OK with that! As cavo mentioned, as this cools it turns a little bitter, but nothing undrinkable..just better tasting hot! :)

VariaTEA

Roswell Strange also seemed to like this one best of the teas I sent to her which is funny because the only reason I have this is cuz it was free

Roswell Strange

Yeah, this one was awesome!

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Stacy sent this one my way as a sample in my most recent order. I’m glad she did, since it wouldn’t be something i would leap all over. This is neither a roasty sort of darjeeling OR a green sort. it’s somewhere in the middle of all of that. :) i’m getting lemon and…hay? and it’s overall really sort of juicy. there’s no astringency and there’s a bit of a sweetness here that is really nice. i’m intrigued by this tea. May need to look at getting more of this to play with unless it’s gone before i can order again heh. I recommend trying this one out EVEN if you aren’t normally a fan of darjeelings. I find most darjeelings a little hard to drink with a few expections here and there. For me, this falls in to the latter category and this doesn’t remind me of your typical darjeeling.

Sami Kelsh

I love darjeelings, and this sounds so special!

Sil

I don’t really like darjeelings and this one was really tasty and interesting :) a win for sure!

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farewell martha! You were great while you were around and now you’re gone. This is probably one of the few Adagio teas that i quite enjoyed, enough to hold out on finishing the tin even though it’s an “older” tea that was supposed to be trying to get our of my cupboard heh.

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drank Peach Yellow Tea by Cornelia Bean
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drank Peach Yellow Tea by Cornelia Bean
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this was another from dexter I’ve reacently fallen out of love with Peach, which is funny because that’s the first “flavoured” tea i really gravitated towards. This particular peach isn’t bad. I like that it’s blended against a yellow tea, making it a little different than some of the others that i’ve had. That being said, while it’s a nice tea because i’m not in love with peach currently, it’s not a hit for me. HOWEVER, for those looking for a light peach tea, this one is pretty nice :)

Dexter

Sorry – I sent you a lot of peach…. not sure I realized you and peach had broken up. Will try to send you more variety next time. :))

Sil

Hahaha no no it’s all good. Fruit teas are generally ok…. It’s the green + peach. But it’s all good. I have an other half to make drink things too when I cold brew them

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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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