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drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
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i think i’m too hot. started to write this note and now i’m not feeling well so into the cold shower i go. long story short, pulled this one out since i need to start working on Jan-march teas lol if i’m going to keep up with my goals. while theres a little more rooibos taste here than i want, it still a tasty treat

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Cavocorax shared this one with me, and since it’s a new month i’m doing my best to start focusing back on all the samples i have in my cupboard. I pulled this one out because it’s got ginger, and i love me some ginger :)

on the whole, this one wasn’t bad. it’s still got that familiar adagio smell and taste but at least the ginger comes creeping through. i added a bit of actual ginger to this and that made it pop even more.

whatshesaid

Yeah. There is a specific taste and smell to Adagio teas. That’s what I don’t love.

Sil

yep – there are a few exceptions to that but mostly yes. which is why i’m not fussed about not being able to get them easily heh i can pick up the ones i like when i’m in chicago and pass on the rest or swap

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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this was another tea from today – cold brewed for drinking while painting. not much else i can say about this tea besides – DELICIOUS! hot or cold. true story.

TheTeaFairy

Very true story…

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drank Frankenberry by 52teas
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Another one from VariaTEA that i was looking forwrd to trying after having success with walterbishop from Frank. this smells like koolaid but tastes like a bitter fruit tea. sigh i think i need to give up at this point. Thanks for trying to help me get back into a 52 teas groove Variatea!

VariaTEA

I wasn’t a huge fan of this one either. Though I had friends who enjoyed it. I figured it was safe to assume that you hadn’t try some of the 52 Teas I had so I figured I would share even though I had a feeling you wouldn’t have loved them. You never know unless you try.

Sil

yep! i love trying new things :)

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drank Banana Pudding Black Tea by 52teas
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Thanks for sending this one my way to try VariaTEA I keep trying franks teas, hoping that some of them will stick for me like they did a year and a half ago, but something’s changed as none of them are ever very appealing to me, or when they are, the reblends are never true to form. This one is more coconut than banana to me. it’s anot a bad cup of tea but i’d be hard pressed to say that this was banana anything. :(

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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Pulled this one out as well as i wanted something with a little more punch to it. I neglected to thank Courtney for this one the last time i had it, so double thanks! She sent this one my way when she decided the smokey notes in this were too much. So it’s MINE! MINE! ALL MINE! haha good times. I don’t recall this having smokey notes the very first time i had it, but not that they’re there, this makes this even tastier…for one of us :)

boychik

Lucky! This tea is great. Terri shared it with me and I’m going to reorder.

Terri HarpLady

I don’t know what happened with this tea! I really didn’t care for it initially, and it was definitely NOT smokey. And now it is. I don’t get it, but I prefer it this way, so I’m not complaining.

boychik

I like it smoky as well. Makes it more interesting.

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drank Caramel by TeaGschwendner
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drank Cream by TeaGschwendner
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this tea + caramel from tea G and i’m good. They make a decaf version of creme caramel but really/ who wants that :) Had a couple cups of this earlier while painting but it’s break time at the moment to put half the house back together. Then we finish the hall and then do final touch ups on the kitchen. So nice to be in the home stretch of being done. Orange, Brown, Yellow and green! and we have colours picked for the spare rooms/office for when we decide we want to tackle those in a half a year or something :)

Terri HarpLady

I’m not really getting much done on my painting project today, so far. I’m in between students, eating lunch, & then I’ll go out there for another hour or so before my next student arrives.

Sil

we’re done! so excited… everything just feels good. starting to put things back together again now…still house to get organised but now we can actually DO that

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drank Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea by Teavivre
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my other morning tea! So many teas to drink and so little time. Since the house is still a disaster, i can’t get to my puerhs and explore those today so i’m focusing on some of my “older” teas to keep working on drinking those up heh. I have lots of samples as well that i might spend time with today if painting allows for it. I enjoy this tea from teavivre though it’s not my favourite. it’s got a great morning tea flavour in my opinion so i’m rocking it. Almost time to wake the beast! lol

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trying to get a few things done before my other half wakes up. One of those is updating and figuring out where i am in terms of my tea now that it’s July 1st.

My goal was to get to 100 teas and have the oldest tea be from January 2014. Where i stand is: 164 [Fake Cupboard at 105 teas and 60 samples] and my oldest tea is from Oct 2013 (1 serving left) + 4 teas from December (about 3oz). Not too shabby considering i lost about a month of tea drinking with the move and everything else going on. So i’m putting myself on hiatus until i’m caught up with my goals. For July i was aiming for 95 teas with the oldest being from Feb by Aug 1. I’m allowed to order if i hit one of those goals before Aug 1. I’m so mean to myself lol BUT i really want to get my cupboard in order over the year now that i feel like i have a solid handle on the majority of my likes and dislikes. That was i’ll have more room for puerh cakes and still find the time to drink them :)

Happy Canada Day everyone!

Sami Kelsh

Happy Canada Day, Sil! Wowzers, I’m so envious of your tea-goal-organization skills. WICKED. You can do it!

Sil

haha it’s a good thing i love organising things and making lists and stuff :)

OMGsrsly

That is so incredible. I haven’t even opened some of my Black Friday teas. Or even one of the teas my parents got me at Christmas.

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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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