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drank Irish Breakfast by Butiki Teas
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I’m not usually a breakfast blend sorta girl, preferring to go right for m y Tiger Assam for the roughest of mornings, but I am surrounded by samples that are demanding attention. So here goes!

y eyes are still lidded and heavy because I didn’t sleep enough the past 2 days, but I don’t think I can blame the tea for that. It’s trying it’s best.

It’s really dark and malty, and I think I’m getting bread notes from it as well. It’s an interesting mix! I suspect it’ll taste better once it cools a bit. I might just add a splash of milk to it to help it cool so I can get more wake-up-juice in me STAT! (235)

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drank Framboise Chocolat by Lupicia
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Thanks Dexter for letting me try this one! I’ve been experimenting with Lupicia teas and this was one I was interested in. (237)

It’s smells lightly like raspberry, but the flavouring is quite light. When I sip it, I taste the black base, then bright raspberry following by a little dark chocolate. It’s really quite muted though. I enjoy it but wish it were stronger, so I’m not sure I’d actually order this, not when I love the banane chocolat so much more. :) But now I know so I’m happy!

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Another sample from Sil! (238)

I’m drinking this one while I catch up on my backlogging from earlier. It’s a really nice oolong – it’s darker instead of greener, which is what I like, and it has a bit of caramel sweetness to it that I am a fan of. I could see myself drinking this one fairly frequently.

Sil

glad you liked it

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(239) This was my first cup of the day, and I had it courtesy of Sil! Thanks!

It was delicious, even though I ended up steeping it for 8 minutes while I had a diaper disaster to deal with. It was dark and malty and sweet. I would definitely like to try this again some time!

TheTeaFairy

Diaper disaster says it all, lol.

carol who

The diaper disaster was dark and malty and sweet. ;-P

TheTeaFairy

Haha! If I could, I would “like” your comment carol who!!!

Cavocorax

Ahahahahha. Whoops. English can be very unspecific.

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240! Thanks VariaTEA for this one. To be honest, it wasn’t really for me. Maybe I didn’t steep it right, but I’m not discouraged. I’m sure I’ll like some of the others from this company. I might just have been in a ‘meh’ mood.

VariaTEA

You’re welcome. And don’t worry about not liking this one because I was really unimpressed as well. There was just something off about the whole thing.

Amariel

Sounds yummy though. Wish it was better from what you both say.

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I drank this one again, and I do enjoy it, but damned if I know how to describe it. :P It doesn’t help that this tea is no longer for sale so I can’t just look it up.

I like it though. I like all the Hugo teas I’ve had. Maybe next time I order from them, I’ll try their greens.

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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I’ve heard good things about this one.
It IS good.
I’m so glad I asked Sil to snag some for me when she was in BC.

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Another one from VariaTEA! Thanks! I love Nina’s Paris tea. :D (243)

So I don’t know enough about mangoes, but I’m totally getting apricot from this. Sweet apricot. I am really enjoying this. It’s also creamy too. Yum.

VariaTEA

Yay! I am glad you like this. It is one of their teas they sell in Japan so I was super excited to get sachets to share.

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drank Tropical Dream by RiverTea
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Backlog from last night. Thanks Sil!
I threw this in the fridge last night to cold steep it and this is good, although I think I’m less fond of rooibos. But the vanilla and fruit are nice. I’m happy to have tried this.

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Thanks VariaTEA! (244)
I’ve never heard of this company but I was interested in NEW TEAS! Thanks for sending so many of them.

Huh. I’m not sure if its the base, or if it’s just the flavours, but there is something odd with this one. I’m not sure I’m big on it but… and don’t hate me, I’m not the biggest bestest fan of maple teas. So maybe that’s it. :P

VariaTEA

Haha don’t worry about it. I shared all the Victoria teas since it was a new company to me and thought it would be interesting to see others thoughts. I haven’t even tried this yet so I am sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it.

OMGsrsly

GASP! How can you call yourself Canadian if you don’t like maple (teas)?! ;)

VariaTEA

Hahaha I made the mistake of telling the Americans in my residence that my family uses Aunt Jemima syrup instead of real maple syrup and they were all really disturbed at how uncanadian that was.

OMGsrsly

I grew up with golden syrup or home made fruit sauce on my pancakes. I love pancake syrup, but maple is only for tea. And whipped cream.

Cavocorax

I don’t think I’ve had maple syrup that often? Aside from maple fudge? We grew up with Aunt Jemima.

Sil

omg – gross… gross gross…

and cavo – yeah seems like maple syrup is an ontario thing moreso because it’s cheaper out here… i’ve fully embraced it and used to HATE it… go go aunt jemima :)

OMGsrsly

At least it’s not as bad as my gramma’s “butter” being a tin of oil with a brush in 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!

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