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for anyone obsessed with lupicia’s hawaii blends – there are 2 on sale onlnie right now.

that’s my public service announcement for today because mostly people just suck. lol I’m having a cup of this tonight before bed because it’s tart and juicy and delicious. Now that i have a bit more of this from bayswater, i get to play with it more. it’s not super chili enough but it’s tangy and zippy and can i get a whoop whoop…yeah i dunno.. lol

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drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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as i’ve had this one, its become less and less appealing to me, thus proving to me once again that 52 teas suffer a little in my world. it’s not bad, but the flavouring has waned such that it’s become even less of an orangesicle tea than it was the first time i had it and was only left for wanting a little more. Now i want a lot more. Dropping the rating a little since it hasn’t stood up to time – and this one isn’t that old!

Terri HarpLady

this one doesn’t appeal to me at all :p

Sil

hahaha

Amariel

I still want to try this again since I messed up my one serving sample.

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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I should probably stop picking this tea up. Not because it’s a bad tea but when you’ve got a stupidly long list of amazing teas from Stacy, at some point, SOME of them need to fall off the list. IE. it’s a fantastic tea! but there are 10 more amazing, incredible teas that i love EVEN MORE from stacy, that this one is just not amazing enough haha. or at least only enough to get every few months. I enjoyed the sweetness of this cup compared to the other 2 teas i drank at work today. It was a good contrast to them and made me enjoy this even more today. Sadly, it’s almost gone…but that means room for more stacy teas! woot woot!

Cavocorax

Yeah, I totally know that feeling! How do you narrow down the very best?

VariaTEA

If I were, hypothetically, thinking about branching out into straight black teas, which of Stacy’s would you recommend the most? Just out of curiosity.

Sil

VariaTEA – what are some blacks that you have liked of the few you’ve tried? Sort of depends on what you’ve found “drinkable” in the past :) (from other companies)

VariaTEA

So far I have really enjoyed Yezi’s Jin Pin and Taiwan Tea Craft’s Sun Moon Lake Assam

Sil

So i’d try the PTA (premium taiwanese assam…) personally i prefer the NON upgraded version but they are both entirely different teas IMO.

I love black lotus as well…taiwanese mountain black you’d probably like given that you enjoyed sun moon lake..beyond that, i can send you samples or give you more input once i try all the new blacks that stacy has added… i haven’t had a chance to order them yet to try them all..i’m falling behind!

Terri HarpLady

Get with it, girl!

Cavocorax

VariaTEA – do you want to try some Mi Xian or Premium Taiwanese Assam? I have those!

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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nom nom nom. Had this again today but i forgot to add a splash of maple syrup to really kick things off with this tea. Delicious and just enough smokey goodness to make me happy!

Terri HarpLady

I need to drink some smokey tea tomorrow. It’s not like I don’t have any, I just don’t have any that are sipdown ready.

Sil

yeah. I need about 50 sipdowns this month if i place zero more orders and have no more swaps… not going to happen lol

Terri HarpLady

I need about 200 sipdowns this month!

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drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
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mmmmm finally had the chance to bust this out today and it was a good thing tooo. 12 + hour days are the suck, but i guess the upside is OT pay? for moar tea? :) this one was just the pick me up that i needed halfway through the day. The puerh doesn’t take a back seat in this one, which is perfect for me, but might not be appealing to some others. There is a cookie like presence to this, combined with the puerh, which creates a really nice full bodied cup of delicious. glad i chanced it with this one!

Terri HarpLady

ooh…ahhh…sounds interesting!

Sil

lol it’s another flavoured tea silly…

Terri HarpLady

I know, but you make them sound good ;p

Amariel

It looks good! I hope to try this one soon! I love pu erh.

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drank French Vanilla Assam by 52teas
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i wonder if this was “contaminated” by the lupicia melon teas in the package with it. this is another one from jump62359 and one i’ve wanted to try for a bit. while this has a dsitinctly vanilla flavour to it, there’s also the hint of melon in the back ground. Overall i’m quite enjoying this one, but i’ll let it sit for a little before i have the rest of it haha

Final Count: 161 End of the month and i’m 31 teas behind my goal for this month and 21 teas up from last month. On the plus side, i think i can get down 10 or so teas right off the bat on the weekend. So i’m going to aim for 130 (april’s goal) by May 10 and then go for 120 by the end of May….just because.

VariaTEA

Haha I will try to match you, just for fun so I guess I better get sipping :P

Sil

Sounds like fun haha I have one order coming in so far for May too….

jump62359

Ahh I’m so sorry that the melon kinda got to the other teas! Dang. I should’ve double packaged that one.

Sil

Oh don’t worry…..melon is delicious!

Terri HarpLady

I just remembered that I have teas coming from Life in Teacup, so my numbers will go up before they go down, hahaha

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drank Rhubarb Vanilla Ale by Butiki Teas
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Apparently i hit things right with this one today. but maybe it’s the fact that i’m sitting at the computer – 3 cups of tea and 2 alcoholic drinks surrounding me hahaha Enjoying this one a bunch tonight, which is a little sad because it’s almost out!

Stephanie

That is a lot o’ beverages lol

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
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oh lupicia…you and your delicious flavours. this is another in my swap from jump62359 she sort of spoiled me with a few lupicia teas. it’s been great since it’s given me a chance to do things like…drink moar oolongs. I think that lupicia might be one of the few companies that has flavoured oolongs i’ll drink. ESP if they are fruity and yummy. This one remind me a little of the melon oolong rather than straight up mango. I mean, it’s delicious and just what i needed but you know…. i think i like uh the melon oolong better. but this is good. and tasty. and yum yum yum

VariaTEA

I also preferred the melon oolong as well but both are nice.

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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nomity, nom, nom. If i can’t get to my goal tonight, i might as well enjoy some of my older teas haha. Pulled this one out just to enjoy the delicious malty, cocoaey notes of this one in a very long day…

VariaTEA

This is one I looked at picking up as a sample when I place my Yezi order

Sil

come to my place…pick some up…go shopping in my cupboard lol

VariaTEA

Haha well I will eventually have to drop boxes off so perhaps then :). I can also bring any teas of mine you would like to try (thought I doubt there is much you have not already tasted)

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drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
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another solid cup of this in the morning. I’m still insanely busy but today i’m trying to take 5 mins for myself even if it means getting up early tomorrow to catch up on work i should have done tonight. This one always goes in the keychange’s timolino since i always associate the queen with her…even if it’s queen catherine :)

Suziqzer

I’m sure keychange will appreciate that :)

Courtney

Haha I do the same! Every time I see someone mention “The Queen”, I think of keychange.

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