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drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
1774 tasting notes

I finished this one last night and am a little ambivalent towards it. I’d drink it if I had more, but I don’t know that I’d go out of my way at all to get more. It was enjoyably fruity/minty but not memorable enough to clutch onto.

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This is really the perfect chocolate mint tea. It really is.

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Hmmm. Carlos may be perfect in the eyes of Cecil, but sadly, not for me. Cecil can have him. :)

Although my heart is very sad about what’s happening in the show with canon-Carlos. At least he has good cell receiption? And a battery that doesn’t die? And plenty of opportunities for Science!™. (Not Biology. Not Chemistry. Science! He’s a Scientist dammit!)

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Goodbye Cecil! (180) I would be sad if I never heard your sultry voice again, but not broken up if I never had this tea again. It’s good but doesn’t scream out to me. So, sorry and goodbye. I’ll have my way with Carlos next.

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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Emergency Cotton Candy time!

So we just realized a few hours ago that water was leaking into our house. Crap. Lucky(?) for us, this isn’t our first time in a basement suite that’s flooded, AND luckily it wasn’t too bad. At least – it could have been worse. It could have hit the area of the house where we’ve got boxes of books stacked instead of our bedrooms. So, now we’re camping in the living room and watching tv and just trying to relax. I’m just sorta meh about it because it sucks but we’ve done what we can and the absolute worst case scenario is that we have to buy new mattresses and stay somewhere else if it turns out they need to rip the floors open to dry them completely. I think that’s the worst that could happen. We thought it might have been the insane thunderstorm that contributed to the water, but it might have been the hot water tank. We’ll see tomorrow.

But for now, it’s time for some Cotton Candy and half a bag of chocolate OMG’s. Sweet, sweet cotton candy. :)

OH! And Pokemon Y on my 3DS since I’m apparently not going into work tomorrow – time to game it up!


Hope that gets resolved quickly! I had the sewers back up into a basement suite once, and when they refused to deal with the peeling lino or even clean the carpets, I moved out.


Oh noes! Hope it works out. Basements are the worst.


Oh no! I hope that it gets fixed soon.


OMG – that’s awful! Thankfully it’s just water, but the bedroom smells so moldy already that it’s wigging me out. I don’t think we’ll be able to save the mattress and now I’m thinking about all those mold spores everywhere and it’s wigging me out.

But thanks guys! We’ve had people over to look at it, and hopefully they get the issue fixed tonight! Then I’m throwing everything in the laundry immediately.


Yikes! Good luck dealing with that, mold is really awful.


Yeah dude. It freaks me the hell out! But I sprayed EVERYTHING with white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide so between the two everything should be dead. And we bought a waterproof mattress cover so that if that mattress is a bit off, that’ll hopefully protect us from it for a few months (until we move into a bigger place!)


Sorry about that. Its not fun. We got a little water in the basement too, but thankfully only over tile. One of my relatives is still out of their house after the storm last year. They ended up with water damage on all three floors of their house. Not fun. I feel for you.


That sounds so awful yyz! I couldn’t imagine be out of my house for such an extended time. And the perks of renting is that we just need to tough it out a bit longer. Eventually we’ll be able to afford something above ground and possibly to even own our own place… :P


One of the benefits about rentals! I hope you love the next place you find!

A lot of my relatives issues have been insurance issues. Luckily they have been able to live with their adult children on and off and haven’t been stuck in hotels or renting.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I’m drinking this to counter the matcha from Lupicia that I didn’t enjoy. I knew LB wouldn’t disappoint!

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So I appreciate the chance to try matcha from a different company, but this just isn’t doing it for me. Red Leaf makes me happier. It’s ok Lupicia, you make great blends. Don’t worry about the matcha.

And thanks VariaTEA for letting me try this out!


I really didn’t enjoy Lupicia’s flavored matchas either. Kind of a bummer that they flop so hard on this when they do other flavored teas so well!


It’s strange, eh? At least they rock at everything else!

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drank Happy Banana by RiverTea
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(Sipdown 183)
I decided to cold-steep this and it used up most of my tea so I thought why not brew up the last of it hot now, and drink it while I take a sample of my cold-brewed tea and then compare them! BAM! This is happening.

And after sipping both, I like it better hot. It’s basically liquid banana bread when you drink it hot, golden and sweet and very buttery… Cold? It’s a little bit odd. It’s still banana bread, with butter, but… it’s just not as good cold. Too bad – I would have been better served drinking it hot, especially since it’s such a heavy tea!

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Woo. I still have a few cups of this left! Not bad considering I’ve shared my NightVale teas with others.

Anyway, I’ve disovered that I like the thai chai blend because it’s nice and creamy, and because of that, I enjoy this blend. Would I want 3 oz of this? IDK. I think there was another Thai Chai blend I liked more…

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Sipdown (184)

I bought this during the last sale because it was really cheap and I was curious, so why not pop one in? Who’s afraid of Pu-erh? Not me!

I wonder if I was supposed to rinse this first? Oh well.

This is nice though. It’s really earthy, but warming and comforting. It’s not as fancy/special as my beloved Special Dark, but this is still a nice go-to puerh. I like the tuocha cups too – they seem like they’d be easy to take to work.

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

I like the name of this one.

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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.


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!

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)


Markham, ON

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