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Here’s a sipdown courtesy of VariaTEA! (215)
Sorry – I was hoping this’d be greater but it was just meh. Still, like always, I’m quite happy to have had the chance to try it out without sinking $12+ into ordering a bag!

VariaTEA

Happy to help :)

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drank Ruby Black by American Tea Room
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Thanks JustJames for sending this along to me. It was a delicious tea that I enjoyed (216)!

I taste delicious maltiness, and cinnamon and fresh air. I see it’s from the Sun Moon Lake region and it makes me think of all those teas from TTC that I’ve been sampling and I suddenly regret not tasting them closer enough to really compare the two. But, ah well. That’s how it goes. So many delicious teas – I’ll never be able to keep them straight so I will just savour each one as I get to it.

Terri HarpLady

Great closing remark, because I can totally relate to that. Sometimes I am in the mood to really take in all the amazing layers of flavor, but other times that feels like work & really, I just want to enjoy a cup of tea without thinking too much. :)

scribbles

I agree! Well said :)

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Thank you Brenden for including this sample in my last order. It sounded so good that I had to drink it immediately. Unfortunately, I finished both cups of this a few hours ago so I don’t remember much, but I feel like I tasted spices and sweet potato and warm baked bread. It was delicious and I enjoyed each steep.

I might grab an oz for my next order just to get a better feel for it!

VariaTEA

I was looking at this one when making my potential Whispering Pines order but it was sold out.

Terri HarpLady

I didn’t order any because I already have plenty of tasty black bi luos from YS.

Dag Wedin

Yeah tried this from YS last year i think. Its decent but less of everything compared to a good dian hong.

Cavocorax

Oh – I need to try them at some point too! Not soon, but eventually. :D

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
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Sipdown! This was one from Aug of last year so it was very satisfying to finish it off before I hit the 1 year mark. It was enjoyable but I"m not in a rush to buy another big tin of it any time soon. Maybe after I’ve sipped down a lot of what I have!

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Oh, wow! I went all day without tea because we went on a road trip and I was plannig to drink all the double-doubles from Timmies, and then I only ended up with one.

And it’s 10pm and this is my first cup of the day and I’m not at all upset I had to wait so long because I AM appreciating the heck out of this right now. It’s dark and rich, and maybe just a little oaky. I detect spice and chocolate notes and more. It has a slightly thicker mouthfeel that gives me ALL THE TASTES.

It’s delicious Thanks Sil!(219)

Sil

i had no tea today either..just booze.

Dexter

booze is good… :))

Dexter

booze in tea is even better…

Cavocorax

Yeah, that works! :D

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Thanks VariaTEA for this one. It made a tasty latte – sweet, smooth and very buttery! I really enjoyed it! It’s a fairly mild flavour though, so I’m not sure I would buy this one on it’s own, but maybe if I split it?

So this brings me down one tea, but because VariaTEA was kind enough to drop off samples for me while she picked up her half of the silly horse tea (from A&D), I’m now at 219!

VariaTEA

219 is better than 220 :P

VariaTEA

Also, I have lots of this one if you ever want more :)

Sil

bwahahahahahaha

Cavocorax

:P Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind once I get under 200!

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drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
1696 tasting notes

Sipdown (214)
I’ve had this cold, and I’m drinking this warm now and I can say that this tea is not as good as Movie Night. You want weirdo-popcorn tea, drink that one. This one is much sweeter and that’s ok if it’s your thing but I wouldn’t want to restock this after I finish this cup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown (217)
I grabbed 50g of this from Steeped & Infused when they gave me a huge rebate for doing a survey and I found that this was actually the best of the ones I tried. It’s sweet, and has a neat texture to it, almost like creme brulee.

OMGsrsly

I’m gonna try this one next. :P

A2ShedsJackson

Love the name Steeped and Infused; this one sounds great! Let me know if you taste it again and if anything changes.

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I took one look at this and decided to hold it for iced teas, so it’s my first time trying it today after cold-brewing it for 14 hours. I think I may have oversteeped it as it is just a little bit bitter, but the orange is very nice and a little bit of agave would probably make this perfect! I’ve got lots left to experiment with though!

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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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