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drank Cider Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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I grabbed a cup of this from the MTTB because I’d never had it and was curious about the guayusa. Guayusa… I wonder if I’m saying it right? :P

This basically tastes very apple cidery and it’s delicious! Buttery golden apples and sweetness. It’s a great cup for a rainy miserable day like today. (Why did I wear sandals? I should have looked harder for socks for shoes…)

Roswell Strange

I love this one :)


Sandals! You’re wishful thinking :)

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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Thank you Sil for sharing this sample with me! (170)
It’s a nice light tea – peach and vanilla as described.
It’s strange, but I think I’d like it more if it were all peach or all vanilla, but with both I feel like the flavours are too muted. It’s probably just me though!

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drank Tiramisu Oolong by 52teas
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Hmmm. I’m not having much luck with 52 Teas lately. This one tastes mostly like a buttery oolong. I’m not getting anything else from it, but I appreciate Roswell Strange letting me try some of it!

Thanks! (172)

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So dopey today. Ugh. I almost feel like I get more done on week days than weeekends because one day is blitz chores/shopping and the other day is our roleplaying game which takes the entire day.

I was sad earlier because I thought I was out of wake me up mate teas, and then I remember I had all the Night Vale teas!

How do you know when you have too much tea? I’ve figured it out – when you can’t remember how each one tastes! So that means I have too much and need to drink more. All these NV ones blend together.


oooor…you have too many adagio teas :P


Ah, the Apache Tracker, valiant saver of Carlos: “Can you believe this guy said he used ‘Indian magics’? What an asshole.”


Hahah. What an asshole, indeed..

And maybe I do, Sil. Maybe I do.
(I just checked – I have 25 – not too bad? It’s gone down a bit)


Cavo…yes but at its peak you had like 80? giggling


:P Yeah. Something like that! /0\ Figures all my adagio swaps would arrive together!

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drank Berber by Tay Tea
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This was a surprise tea, but I like it. It’s what it promises to be – spearmint and green tea and a little gunpowder. Good! (I’m just so tired today – I don’t have words)

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drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Quick sipdown today – maybe the only one (174)
I like this. I know others think it’s weird, but I double-thumbs-up-approve.

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drank Zhen Qu by Butiki Teas
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After drinking that marvelous Dian Hong Yunnan from Whispering Pines yesterday, I was craving something similarly good today. And this is it. Less honey and more malt; all good.

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This was a sample I rec’d from my first Whispering Pines order, and the only pure tea in the batch! I got sucked in by all the interesting blends, and can’t wait to try them out! Thank you for letting me try this!

But this is such a beautiful Yunnan tea. I had to drink it first. I love the golden and black leaves – it’s so pretty. And this tea is really wonderful. I was surprised that it only has a few reviews, but the when I looked it up on the site I saw it was $11.75/oz. I guess that might explain it. It does taste quite fancy though.

I get cocoa and honey, and a little malt. It’s rich and complex and not at all bitter, even though I steeped it for 5 minutes by mistake! Like a lot of the Yunnan teas I’ve had, this one is quite smooth too. I get a little bit of fruitiness at the end of each sip, but I can’t quite place my finger on it!

I wanted to try another of my Whispering Pines teas but I am going to re-steep this first!
(175) The other half is going to Sil so she can try it too!

I wish I could remember how this compares to other Dian Hong teas, but I do know this one is great.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Drinking this again because Hannibal is on tonight. I’m also listening to an 8tracks playlist of all the music from Hannibal: http://8tracks.com/rickonstarks/music-of-hannibal It’s quite fancy.

I hope we find out if the show is renewed or not soon!


I read that if the network cancels it, it’s likely that a cable station or Netflix would pick it up.


Me too! I was just thinking of that this morning… I’m hoping for the best! I downloaded that playlist from your post last night and I’m looking forward to listening. I won’t be able to watch until tomorrow, so I’m banned from the internet from tonight until then ;)


I’ve heard rumours like that as well, but nothing solid. Fingers are crossed. From what I can gather, Bryan has been meeting with NBC this week and they are trying to make a decision. #fingerscrossed


I would be so sad if it was cancelled :( We need to start a petition. Ha ha

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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)


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