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Yay! This is the first of the Victoria’s teas that I really enjoyed. (232) Thanks VariaTEA It was sweet raspberry and fruit and I fnished the entire cup with dinner before I had a chance to properly log it. But it was good. :)

VariaTEA

I haven’t tried this one yet but each time I smell it, it smells good. Glad you finally got one you enjoyed :)

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Thank you Sil for the tea you’ve so delightful and accurately described as looking like rabbit turds. (233)

Well, believe it or not I actually enjoyed it. It was a dark and roasty oolong and the ginger was strong but not overwhelming. The roasty/ginger was actually a pretty good combo.

I’m happy I tried it, but I doubt I’d buy it. I’m not that much a fan of ginger.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

i love ginger :)

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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I finished this up this evening. Thank you VariaTEA for supplementing my stash as it’s one I really enjoy when I crave it, but not one I’d want more than 20g of. Creamy lavender though…. it’s super relaxing sometimes. (234)

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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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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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