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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
1638 tasting notes

Sipdown! (158)

I’m especially happy to finish this one as I bought it last February and it’s time to clear it out. Sure, I didn’t open the bag up until a month or so again so it was fresh but I’m pretty happy with my recent efforts to keep my tea rotated! So when I log a tea that I already have in stock, it gets a seperate entry on my sheet so I know how old the oldest stuff is and how new the newest. (Thanks Sil for that tip)

We were talking about tea earlier (right? who does that?) and I realized that 90% of my teas were purchased AFTER July 2013. So, that’s damn fresh.

Damn fresh.

Courtney

Fresh to death.

Sil

…so what you’re saying is..you really became an addict in july

Cavocorax

Define: addict

Yvonne

Phresh.

Sil

Addict – someone who uncontrollably buys tea and considers themselves a heffalump. A-D-D-I-C-T Addict.

VariaTEA

Haha. My earliest teas are August, Cavo. Now I just need to drink them up soon (or send them away, that also has helped) to ensure my stash remains at maximum freshness.

Cavocorax

I’m not addicted! I can stop ANY TIME!!!

Cavocorax

I just don’t want to! And you can’t make meeeeeeee!

What if you’re a woozle?

Yvonne

That’s what they all say. :P

Cavocorax

VariaTEA – that’s pretty awesome too! I try to rotate between my newest exciting tea, and my oldest nearly forgotten stuff.

The spreadhseet makes it so easy to track though. I love sort. (excelnerd)

VariaTEA

I think I will have to add a column to my spreadsheet to mark when I got things. Typically I drink swaps first though and then go back to my own tea. Though I do make exceptions for cravings and for sipdowns.

Sil

I do he the same variatea….try to get to sample swaps first, then on to my teas. My oldest tea is from march at the moment but there’s only 1 and then it jumps to May….not too shabby, and of course I don’t count puerhs

Isaila

Hi I really love the Winnie-the-Pooh reference undercurrent to these comments. Okay. Izzy out.

Cavocorax

I should probably try to drink my sample sizes down. Usually I rush through as many as I can when I first get them, but if I get a lot of new teas at once it’s hard to do it, and then some end up getting pushed to the back. I don’t like to let them sit more than a month. Maybe two?

Sil – You not counting puerhs makes more sense than me not counting my ‘guest’ Tetley Orange Pekoe box that just won’t go away (for ppl who don’t want loose tea), and my eucalyptus/mint/ginger blend for colds that I only drink 2-3 times a year if I’m lucky! At least puerh ages nicely.

You changed your picture!!!

Sil

shhhhhh don’t tell the woozles!

Dexter

“Addict – someone who uncontrollably buys tea and considers themselves a heffalump”
I’m not a heffalump……does that mean I can buy tea….?

Sil

uh oh… i think i found a woozle!

Cavocorax

Heee. slightly tempted to change my pic to a woozle, but…
I’m a sucker for this cat. And this is my fav pic of her.

Amariel

You guys…sheesh! Lol!

Isaila

A heffalump or woozle
Is very
Confuzle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnADKgurvc

OMGsrsly

Geez. Between that, Fantasia, and some of the super weird cartoons on TV when I was a kid, it’s amazing I didn’t turn out weirder.

Sil

Isaila! yay!

Amariel

I have a lot of this tea, and the last time I had it, my throat prickled. I had a different rooibos and no prickly issues from it, so maybe it is from a spice in this that I got too much of in that steep? I hope it was a fluke, cuz this one is sooo good, and one of the few rooibos I like.

Cavocorax

Hmmm. Did you buy any this year? From what I hear this blend is slightly different than the one from last year, so that might be part of it.

That sucks though. I get that once in awhile with rooibos, and I don’t know what it is, aside from the rooibos that triggers it because it’s not consistent.

Amariel

I’m not sure. Miss B sent me a packet, I think, and I had some from before. It may be that it happened with the tea from her packet.

Isaila

OMGsrsly: Kids shows are weird. I remember being super freaked out by many Winnie the Pooh movies. And I cried when I saw Finding Nemo in theaters…

OMGsrsly

I freaked out with ET and Snow White… just to show my age. :D

Isaila

I love that we can date people by movies now… I guess I showed my hand there a bit too.

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Courtney

Fresh to death.

Sil

…so what you’re saying is..you really became an addict in july

Cavocorax

Define: addict

Yvonne

Phresh.

Sil

Addict – someone who uncontrollably buys tea and considers themselves a heffalump. A-D-D-I-C-T Addict.

VariaTEA

Haha. My earliest teas are August, Cavo. Now I just need to drink them up soon (or send them away, that also has helped) to ensure my stash remains at maximum freshness.

Cavocorax

I’m not addicted! I can stop ANY TIME!!!

Cavocorax

I just don’t want to! And you can’t make meeeeeeee!

What if you’re a woozle?

Yvonne

That’s what they all say. :P

Cavocorax

VariaTEA – that’s pretty awesome too! I try to rotate between my newest exciting tea, and my oldest nearly forgotten stuff.

The spreadhseet makes it so easy to track though. I love sort. (excelnerd)

VariaTEA

I think I will have to add a column to my spreadsheet to mark when I got things. Typically I drink swaps first though and then go back to my own tea. Though I do make exceptions for cravings and for sipdowns.

Sil

I do he the same variatea….try to get to sample swaps first, then on to my teas. My oldest tea is from march at the moment but there’s only 1 and then it jumps to May….not too shabby, and of course I don’t count puerhs

Isaila

Hi I really love the Winnie-the-Pooh reference undercurrent to these comments. Okay. Izzy out.

Cavocorax

I should probably try to drink my sample sizes down. Usually I rush through as many as I can when I first get them, but if I get a lot of new teas at once it’s hard to do it, and then some end up getting pushed to the back. I don’t like to let them sit more than a month. Maybe two?

Sil – You not counting puerhs makes more sense than me not counting my ‘guest’ Tetley Orange Pekoe box that just won’t go away (for ppl who don’t want loose tea), and my eucalyptus/mint/ginger blend for colds that I only drink 2-3 times a year if I’m lucky! At least puerh ages nicely.

You changed your picture!!!

Sil

shhhhhh don’t tell the woozles!

Dexter

“Addict – someone who uncontrollably buys tea and considers themselves a heffalump”
I’m not a heffalump……does that mean I can buy tea….?

Sil

uh oh… i think i found a woozle!

Cavocorax

Heee. slightly tempted to change my pic to a woozle, but…
I’m a sucker for this cat. And this is my fav pic of her.

Amariel

You guys…sheesh! Lol!

Isaila

A heffalump or woozle
Is very
Confuzle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnADKgurvc

OMGsrsly

Geez. Between that, Fantasia, and some of the super weird cartoons on TV when I was a kid, it’s amazing I didn’t turn out weirder.

Sil

Isaila! yay!

Amariel

I have a lot of this tea, and the last time I had it, my throat prickled. I had a different rooibos and no prickly issues from it, so maybe it is from a spice in this that I got too much of in that steep? I hope it was a fluke, cuz this one is sooo good, and one of the few rooibos I like.

Cavocorax

Hmmm. Did you buy any this year? From what I hear this blend is slightly different than the one from last year, so that might be part of it.

That sucks though. I get that once in awhile with rooibos, and I don’t know what it is, aside from the rooibos that triggers it because it’s not consistent.

Amariel

I’m not sure. Miss B sent me a packet, I think, and I had some from before. It may be that it happened with the tea from her packet.

Isaila

OMGsrsly: Kids shows are weird. I remember being super freaked out by many Winnie the Pooh movies. And I cried when I saw Finding Nemo in theaters…

OMGsrsly

I freaked out with ET and Snow White… just to show my age. :D

Isaila

I love that we can date people by movies now… I guess I showed my hand there a bit too.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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