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Another sipdown from Sil & Smiracles
I picked this one because I recognized the name of the character from teen wolf, & most of the other adagio fandom blends left in the box are characters from god knows what.
I didn’t really care much for this, but that’s really because most of the time I don’t care much for cherry flavored things. Still worth trying.
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Another sample from Sil & Schmiracles.
Another sipdown.
I used to drink a lot of gunpowder green & mint together. It’s very refreshing, especially iced. I’ve never tried it with jasmine added, & since I like jasmine sometimes, it’s a nice addition. Not something I’d want to keep in my collection, but nice to try.
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Thanks to Sil for sharing this tea, & to Schmiracles for sharing it with Sil.
This is bold, with an bit of a tart apricot aftertaste. Not bad…
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Cavocorax

I had this over a month ago and I still think good things about it! :O

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We went out to breakfast @ this southwest themed diner nearby. Then we went to Global Foods, a place that sells food from everywhere in the world. The kids & I used to shop there a lot. It’s such a fun place to walk through. I’d let each kid pick out something, & they had every kind of produce you could imagine. My son Drew & I used to go there after we dropped his sisters at school & load up on frozen samosas & banana cakes (made with sticky rice & banana, wrapped in a banana leaf – you steam them & they’re especially nice drizzled with a little coconut milk).

Why did Tony & I go there? He was out of his beloved Ahmad Earl Grey. The last time he ordered some, his debit card became compromised, so I did a search & found out they have his favorite tea. Better yet, they have it in a larger size, twice the size of what he usually orders, for roughly the same price, without the shipping. He’s in heaven. They have other teas, & I might have try out some of them. But for today, I came back to Tony’s, made him a cup of his EG, & I enjoyed a cup of this, a lovely breakfast blend.

TheTeaFairy

Awww, you are good to your man, ma’am ;-)

Terri HarpLady

we’re good to each other :)

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First cuppa the day, I think my taste buds are a little off, as this cup is mostly tart & floral.

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Another one from Sil, which I think she got from Schmiracle.
I used to have a pretty good collection of fandom teas from Adagio. My sons & I were really having a good time with their blends for awhile, especially the Dr. Who & Hobbit ones.
So, the first thing I noticed when I opened this was the aroma of almond, which was kind of pronounced. I’ve tried all three of the teas in this blend, but never together. It’s actually pretty tasty, especially with Maple added.
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drank Nutmeg Cream by Butiki Teas
2855 tasting notes

Thank you Sil for sharing this sample with me!
This tea smells like eggnog, & I love eggnog! I also love nutmeg, & I grate it into so many things, especially pancakes.
This tea is delicious, especially with a little Maple added (of course, how could I not?)
This should be a permanent blend in Ms Stacy’s Arsenal of Awesomeness!

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Green tea with Jasmine? What’s so decadent about that?

I guess my idea of decadence runs along other lines: chocolate, caramel, creamy texture, rich & amazing, sexy even…oh, & make it black!

For my personal taste buds, there is nothing decadent about green tea, although I do enjoy it. I also enjoy jasmine, sometimes more than others, but to me this is just another green tea with jasmine. End of story.

That’s to my dear Sil for sharing it, but I do enjoy trying new teas. Also thanks to MissB, who shared her sample with Sil (who shared it with me).
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Terri HarpLady

oh, & it’s a sipdown.

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I agree, love both jasmine and green but much prefer your description of what decadent should be ;-)

Cavocorax

That’s TOTALLY not decadent. I’d be pretty disappointed with that combo after reading that title.

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It’s been a little while since I drank this one. This tea is an ultimate breakfast blend, combining Verdant’s top teas from 4 genres into one amazingly balanced cup. White, roasted oolong, 2 blacks, & shu puerh, each contributing elements of excellence: Sweet, chocolate, rich mouth, a little spice, cake…yumm!

This blend shifts from time to time, as the Shu, Oolong, & White teas change, but the 2 black teas, Laoshan Black & Zhu Rong have been constant, at least since I’ve known this blend. Each batch has been slightly different, but they’ve all been awesome.

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My tastebuds are a little wonky from burning my tongue this morning, but this was still a very enjoyable cup combining a certain floral quality with the earthy richness of sweet potatoes.

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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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