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drank Noël by Mariage Frères
2485 tasting notes

Sample Sipdown!

This is the final sample from my trade with Ysaurella, which was a wonderful trade for myself, but not so good for her, as the package I sent got stuck in customs…or drank by somebody there?

Tomorrow will mark a week that I sent a 2nd package. Everybody think successful thoughts, please? It seems like everybody else’s packages have made it through. Hopefully mine will as well!

This is a flavorful tea with just the right amounts of almond, vanilla, orange, cinnamon, & cloves. It does have a very celebratory holiday taste. Thank you so much, Ysaurella, for all of the lovely teas that you sent to me! :D

TheTeaFairy

I got hers today, and really hope she gets mine soon, a little worried as I’m reading this!! Bad customs, bad, bad :-(

Sil

My package to ysaurella arrived without a hitch but I think it may have taken a little over a week if I remember right.

Sil

I tend not to worry until things hit the 10 business day mark (in Canada that’s mon-fri only). Also if you sent it ground mail instead of air, I know in Canada, depending on when the boat leaves that means it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to two months….which is insane IMO :)

Terri HarpLady

The post office said 10 days. So I don’t expect it to arrive before the end of the week.
What would be awesome would be if she received both boxes the same day, LOL.
But I’ll be happy if she receives one! Keeping fingers crossed…

TheTeaFairy

Thanks for the info Sil, I did send airways so crossing my fingers she gets it, they said 7 to 10 days…
Terri, getting both your packages + mine on the same day would be like winning some type of tea lottery, right? I hope she wins!

Terri HarpLady

That would be pretty cool! It’s been a few months since I sent the first box :(

Ysaurella

Terri you’re awesome to send me another parcel ! Well I never had any problem before so I expect to receive your second parcel + The Tea fairy’s one :) yes that would be a big lottery day if I get them in the same time.
Generally it always takes longer to receive in France the parcels from North America, all my swaps received their teas before me (one or 2 days) Except with Nicole, we always received our swaps simulteanously.
With Asia this is the opposite, I always received 3 or 4 days before my swap partner.

Terri HarpLady

Ysaurella, I just hope you receive it this time! :)

Ysaurella

yes today or then friday because wednesday and thursday are bank holidays here :)

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TheTeaFairy

I got hers today, and really hope she gets mine soon, a little worried as I’m reading this!! Bad customs, bad, bad :-(

Sil

My package to ysaurella arrived without a hitch but I think it may have taken a little over a week if I remember right.

Sil

I tend not to worry until things hit the 10 business day mark (in Canada that’s mon-fri only). Also if you sent it ground mail instead of air, I know in Canada, depending on when the boat leaves that means it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to two months….which is insane IMO :)

Terri HarpLady

The post office said 10 days. So I don’t expect it to arrive before the end of the week.
What would be awesome would be if she received both boxes the same day, LOL.
But I’ll be happy if she receives one! Keeping fingers crossed…

TheTeaFairy

Thanks for the info Sil, I did send airways so crossing my fingers she gets it, they said 7 to 10 days…
Terri, getting both your packages + mine on the same day would be like winning some type of tea lottery, right? I hope she wins!

Terri HarpLady

That would be pretty cool! It’s been a few months since I sent the first box :(

Ysaurella

Terri you’re awesome to send me another parcel ! Well I never had any problem before so I expect to receive your second parcel + The Tea fairy’s one :) yes that would be a big lottery day if I get them in the same time.
Generally it always takes longer to receive in France the parcels from North America, all my swaps received their teas before me (one or 2 days) Except with Nicole, we always received our swaps simulteanously.
With Asia this is the opposite, I always received 3 or 4 days before my swap partner.

Terri HarpLady

Ysaurella, I just hope you receive it this time! :)

Ysaurella

yes today or then friday because wednesday and thursday are bank holidays here :)

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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