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Sunday Saple Sipdown #2
This one is from Josie Jade. She was generous in sending 3 bags. The first time I had this, I used 1 bag. It was pleasant but mild. Today I used the other 2 bags together, steeped for 3 minutes. Plus stevia.

Not bad! Mildly smokey, with a trace of rose. Thanks Josie!

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drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
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Sunday Sample Sipdown #1: This came from Rachel. Thanks!

I’ve been having a bit of a sweet tooth, so I put stevia in it. Not bad :)


It’s nice with milk, too.

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Saturday Sample Sipdown #5

Thanks to Josie Jade for this one. It is pleasant, a change of pace, but not something I would stock.

Josie Jade

I found it to be really mellow. I wish it was just little more flavorful!

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drank Palm Court by Harney & Sons
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Saturday Sample Sipdown #4 (I think I was on #4…)

This one is from Rachel! Thanks, Rachel!

The initial aroma of this while it was steeping led me to believe that it would be very bitter & that I wouldn’t like it.
Interestingly enough, it doesn’t really taste the way it smells. It’s smooth, pleasantly bold, slightly astringent, and there is a brightness to it as well. I feel that it’s lacking something, like a little depth, right in the middle of the flavor profile it’s a little ‘hollow’.
Having said that, it’s not bad!

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drank Cinnamon Heart by DAVIDsTEA
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Saturday Sipdown #3
Another gift from BoxerMama. Thanks!

I love cinnamon, especially on fried apples & baked sweet potatoes.
I drank this with Stevia, & it was pleasant, with the cinnamon way out in front. I’m not really getting the puer, & I’d like the black tea to be bolder, but otherwise, not bad. :)

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Saturday Sample Sipdown #2
Another Sample from BoxerMama! Thanks!
Nothing to write home about, definitely not the love of my life where Breakfast Blends are concerned, but it was good enough that I drank 2 cups. :)

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I’m participating in the Saturday Sample Sipdown! I’m starting off by sipping down the rest of the samples sent to me by BoxerMama (you Rock!).

Paris is nice. I’ve never been there, but I’d like to be. The best I can do for now is this lovely tea, which is fruity, & seemed almost berry-like to me, & nicely vanilla-ed, with a bit of bergamot, but not in a real in-your-face kind of way. There’s almost a caramel taste to it as well. Thanks BoxerMama!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Of course, I ordered some more last night! :)


AHahaha. I’ve done the exact same thing with three teas lately, including Laoshan Black :D

Tea Sipper

This is the tea I’d love to try the most right now!

Terri HarpLady

want me to send you some?

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Part II
More teas I’m drinking today that I’ve already reviewed plenty of times, I think…

Jubilee from The London Tea Room – This is Tony’s #1 favorite tea, & interestingly, I’m actually starting to develop a liking for it, provided I sweeten it up with some Stevia. So this was my 2nd bubble bath tea today.

Laoshan Black: Getting down to the bottom of the barrel on this one. Luckily I still have a $25 Tea Cash from Verdant (from the ridiculously large order I made in December), & it expires tomorrow. So tonight I’m ordering more Laoshan Black! The hoarding of it can end for awhile!

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I haven’t posted alot lately, mainly because I’ve been drinking alot of the same teas that I’ve already reviewed, and/or due to business. So I have to confess, getting a little bored with all the teas I have, for some reason, I guess because our senses always want novelty (the grass is always greener…). I mean, I have tons of teas here to drink, & nothing to drink, LOL.

Normally I start the morning with a robust black tea. I’m changing it up, at least a little. Because of BoxerMama’s Chai post yesterday, & also because I’ve been craving Chai, Leif & I started the morning with Adagio Chai, which is actually a pretty tasty Chai! We drank 2 pots with our breakfast, both sweetened with Stevia, no milk of any kind.

Then I was loitering on the Adagio site, looking at various blends. I wanted to order the Tardis Blend, I’ve wanted to try it for awhile, & they are out! Bummer! So I’m looking around, and I see Tony Stark’s blend: Lapsang, Tiger eye, and ginger! MMMMMmmmm! I have all those things! So the lab experiment begins: first cup was heaping half tsp of each plus several thin slices of ginger, add stevia. Ohhhh… ahhhhh…. yummm! 2nd cup = 1 tsp Tiger eye (SipDown, gonna have to get some more of that), 1/2 tsp Lapsang, slices of ginger & a little vanilla extract, & stevia. To die for. Off to my bubble bath…


That blend sounds soo delicious :D


Today I kinda did a similar thing, I mixed some local choco nib pu with the butiki plum pudding left from last night. Sounds strange but it was really good on a cold morning.

Terri HarpLady

The only thing I didn’t like was the vanilla extra left a little bourbon aftertaste.
I wanted another cup of the blend I made, but I’m out of tigers eye. My next experiment was 1 tsp each of Lapsang, hazelnut, & I remembered I had some Vanilla Oolong. Those were steeped in a 16oz teapot with stevia. Not as good as the previous experiment, but still tasty! Now I’m fantasizing about Lapsang blends, LOL.


I can send you some Tardis blend if you want to trade something?

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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!


St. Louis, MO



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