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I read two different Destiel stories today called "Shut Up (Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is) which is sorta an odd thing. but maybe they were both based on a prompt because they were both stories about Dean & Cas waking up in Vegas married. The first was short, predicatable and boring, while the second was supposed to be PWP but turned out to be 99% fluff. It was so adorable.

And so, with that in mind, I had to drink Destiel tea!

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I snagged this one from the SSTTB because it sounded good, and it came in a little tin and I need to make room in that box for all the teas I wanted to share! I’m happy I grabbed it. It’s not really spicy, but it is chocolately, and tasty with milk!

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks VariaTEA! (180)

So apparently cinnamon and rose go together quite nicely! And I’m getting apple from this somehow, so it reminds me of apple pie! I’m happy I got to try this, but I doubt I’d ever get more as it’s not something I’d crave too often. Still – yum!

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THIS is how you start your day. :) Thanks Sil!

When I took my first sip, I thought this was struck by how different it was from my other TTC tea – Sun Moon Lake 147. This was darker, thicker, and reminded me somewhat of Teavivre’s Bailin Gong Fu tea. With subsequent sips and I can taste fruit like apricot or peach. It smells malty and delicious too. After reading the description, I was able to pick up on the cinnamon notes, but the menthol has eluded me. That’s ok. :)

I’m currently rating this at 80 because it’s really good, but not quite at the point where I’ll be daydreaming about it later. At least, I haven’t yet. :P

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drank Tea Rex by Adagio Teas
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Thanks 221tea! I didn’t really expect to like this as much as I did, but I’m going to have to restock this! Also, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE that it comes in a dinosaur tin. Yes. This is going to go to my daughter in my next (eventual) Adagio order. I actually cold-steeped this for nearly 24 hours and it was just tasty and great. Fruity and sweet and rich. I think I’m getting mostly cherry out of this too. It was good iced, and hot – I tried both today. :O

(181)

Sil

This was one I really liked too, I think?

Cavocorax

It comes in an adorable dino tin too!

Sil

yes. they had them at the chicago store and i was tempted but i’d already purchased a ton

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drank 1896 by Art of Tea
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Last sipdown for tonight! (unless I’m up to 3am again?) (186)
Thank you Sil!

I’m with you on this one. It’s sorta meh. I get light black tea notes and rose. Mostly rose. I get the impression that this one is mostly scented, instead of flavoured. Still, I’m happy I got to try it! :D

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Sipdown! I finished this off, while TK finished off Metropolitan Tea Company’s Kid’s Bumble Fruit, and now I’m back at 183. Woo!

It’s funny – I hadn’t rated this on my spreadsheet and wasn’t sure what to put it at but then decided on 80. I log on here and I’d already decided that months previously! So, I’m consistent! :D

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So good! This is SO GOOD. Thank you Sil for introducing me to all the best teas! :D

TeaTiff

Is this similar to PTA?

TheTeaFairy

This one is awesome! I was also introduced to it by lovely Sil. I remember it being very similar to PTA but maybe not as fruity.

Sil

Tea tiff – these teas are similar in profile to PTA, but different enough that I have various in my cupboard along with PTA….it’ll come down to preference mostly I think. Nice thing is that TTC does 25 g samples with free shipping if you spend at least 25g on just samples

Terri HarpLady

This & 154 & 200- something were my favs from TTC.
Very different from PTA, IMO, these are much fruitier.

Cavocorax

I’m drinking it again today, and I second that it seems to be fruiter, although I still really enjoy PTA.

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drank Melon White Tea by Lupicia
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I love this tea and i’ll miss it, but at least I have the melon oolong version over at *Sil*’s house! I just need to rescue it. :P

Sil

Hahaha yes you do…..

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Thank you Sil for sharing this with me! I steeped it for 4 minutes and that seemed to be the right way to do it. This tea is a mild chai, with hints of orange and vanilla. I wonder if I should have steeped it even longer? It’s nice, with a bit of punch but Amy could definitely be punchier. :P Maybe Rory mellowed her out a bit?

And with this cup done, I am at 186! (and as Sil would like to point out, with all my incoming orders I’m more like 208), but that’s ok. I’m topped up on Butiki, WP, RiverTea, Adagio, A&D, TTC etc so I can’t see how anyone else could tempt me with a sale now! issues you a challenging stare

Sil

my cupboard wants to be at least as skinny as yours is right now… at this rate though i’ll be lucky to hit 200 this weekend. I’m having tea apathy lol

Cavocorax

Awww. You’re pushing yourself too hard! Sit back with a few favorites and don’t worry about your #’s for a few days? You can still probably hit 185 for the end of the month!

Cavocorax

I did get most of my small ones sipped down – so it’s going to get much harder…

Sil

That’s going to inadvertently happen, with painting and stuff this weekend, always means less time for tea. I’d like to at least get to 200 this weekend, though with the river teas being picked up, dunno if that will happen.

whatshesaid

What’s TTC?

Sil

taiwan tea crafts

Cavocorax

They’re great! If you order 25g samples and spend more than $25 you get free shipping! Sil told me and I had to do it!

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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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