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Oh! I like this one too! It’s a nice black assam, with chai AND lemongrass/coconut. It’s a really interesting combination and I really, really like it. I think this is one of the ones I’ll think about long after it’s gone and want more.

Also, I’m not done yet, but overall I’ve been very impressed with the Firefly teas. The blender has obviously put some thought into each one, and they all taste at least decent with a few standing out. That’s really something! I hope whatshesaid enjoys them as well!

Yeah. This is going on my list, unless it turns terrible once it cools.
Thanks VariaTEA! (202)

Sil

once i try them via variaTEA, we can likely place an order if i love them too..

Cavocorax

Excellent. I am ready for an order anytime – I just need to shut my eyes and not think too hard about the $100 I have in teas on my wishlist…

But! Even though they’re not Butiki level or anything like that, I do find I drink them often enough that I can justify it. Gotta have srsbsns tea and utterlyridic tea for tumblr times!

Cavocorax

I hope you like them though. I a off to look up Amy Zen on Adagio because I was so impressed with how these are blended. If she has fandom teas for other things I’m into, I may be in big trouble… (please have a Destiel tea!!!)

Cavocorax

She has a Hannibal tea!

:| This eventual Adagio order is going to be insane. It’ll be my birthday treat to myself so I’ll just close my eyes and push the button! Hahaha. But I want to make sure that you, VariaTEA and Keychange all have the chance to join in if you so choose since it’s so difficult to order from them… (and I shouldn’t support their shitty shipping policies, but they know I’ll a) pay or b) get around it, and it’s true. I’m basically waiting a thumbsup!

whatshesaid

Woohoo! I’m pumped :)

Sil

Cavo – depending on the order, we could likely send it through Sharon…though i know you like having things come to your door lol

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Another one from VariaTEA! I’m just working my way through the whole crew. Hahaha. (203, lalalala, Sil, I can’t hear you!)

I really like this one! I’m not sure why that is either because it’s really just a regular chai with added cinnamon, but perhaps that’s all I need? I love the mix of fierce chai toned down with sweet sweet cinnamon. Zoe’s fierce, but she has heart. :)

Thx!

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If I liked rose just a little bit more, this blend would be amazing. Sweet rose, bergamot, vanilla… it’s light and floral and not as simple as it appears. I like it! I just wish it were a little less rose and a bit more vanilla.

Thanks VariaTEA! (204, +50 at Sils?)

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Sipdown! (205) This is another one from the generous VariaTEA! I love Pumpkin Pie!!! And she saw that and gave me a little more. What a sweetheart. :D

VariaTEA

I am glad you liked it. This has actually traveled quite a bit as I got it from Roswell Strange who got it from aislings of tea

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Here’s another lovely sample from VariaTEA! Thanks! :D (206)

It’s a very relaxing spearmint tea, with a bit of green tea in the background, and the ocassional comfort of hazelnut rising to the top. Thumbs up!

Sil

(…actual count 245…)

VariaTEA

Yay! I am glad you have been enjoying them.

Cavocorax

245? Noooooo..
Oh, I forgot about the Bayswater/BC teas!!! LOL

And I really am enjoying them so far! I’m trying to try them so I can send the rest to whatshesaid!

Sil

i’ll snap a picture lol

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This is another sample that I was so lucky to try out and review. It’s a nice assam, with just the right amount of malt, and the hint of juiciness underneath. I think that if the price were right it’d be a good one to stock up around drink for every day use!

ETA: This tastes even BETTER once it’s cooled a little. Bumping my rating up in appreciation!

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I’m sending the other half of this on to whatshesaid so she can experiment with Adagio’s zany teas, but I want to thank VariaTEA for giving it to me in the first place! FIREFLY!!!

I didn’t realize it was an oolong but I can taste it in the base – just a little bit of roastiness lurking below. I can also taste a little bit of chocolate sweetness and some orange! It’s a nice cup, but not one that’ll linger in my memory for days, so no need to restock. (Unlike Thor. Or Loki… Come back to meeeee)

Thanks again for letting me try this!

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And… onto my third Firefly tea, courtesy of VariaTEA! Thanks. :D

This is an interesting tea. Wow. So strange.
It’s rooibos, and coconut. Lavender! And just a little bit of bergamot to make Sil and others cringe. I guess there’s black tea somewhere in there but I can’t really taste it under all those crazy flavours.

Again, this one seems to be a nice match for the character it was named for. I don’t think I’d want too much of it though.

Thanks!

VariaTEA

You’re welcome :). Hope you are enjoying them, even the weird ones :P

Cavocorax

Oh I definitely am! :D It’s neat seeing how some ppl represent characters that I really enjoy!

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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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