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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
1397 tasting notes

Coooool cucumber, even in a warm brew. I’ll have to cold steep some of this. I love it.


You inspired me. I now have a bottle of Cool Cucumber cold brewing in the fridge,


Woohoo! Is it, perhaps, in a MASON JAR?


Oh snap. Nevermind. It’s a bottle. I can read. :P


Haha. No, it is not in the mason jar. Though I really should prep something in the mason jar for tomorrow.

Roswell Strange

Yay team Mason Jar!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1397 tasting notes

Sipdown! I had one cup iced, and one cup hot and both were quite delicious.
Goodbye Paris! I don’t think we’ll be seperated for too long. (174)


One of my favorite standbys.


mine as well

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Oh, this is interesting! Even/especially with the floaty apple bits that are supposed to be reminiscent of floating eyeballs :P It’s a slightly spicy puerh – I can taste the cinnamon, ginger and even a little bit of the anise.

Thumbs-up: approved.

Sami Kelsh

Ooh, this sounds very all right!

(I love the floaty apple bits in teas – I always eat them when I’m done with them, heh)

carol who

I’m always glad to see that someone else eats some of the fruity bits from their tea.


Mmmmm eyeballs. :)

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I’ve had this for nearly a year and I still have 2 oz of it! :O I nearly forgot how tasty it is. It’s very malty with a bit of honey. It’s dark and rich and a nice start to my morning. I’m off work today and tomorrow to cover for J (he has to invigilate some exams/do office hours) so I’m just hanging out with my toddler, watching her run laps in her room around her train table!

I think today will be another Adagio sampler tasting day as I build a sampling box for Ozli and think she’ll enjoy some of those. Maybe I’ll send her some of this too…. It’s just so tasty and I’m pretty sure I bought it during the last spring sale so it was well priced. Teavivre is pretty great.

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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Woo. I still have 6 oz of this tea. :D It’s fantastic.


I like this one, too. :)

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This is my last Avengers tea! :O :O :O
It’s been incredibly fun trying them all. This one is rich and smoky but sadly tastes mostly of lapsang souchong. You know what would jazz it up? Hot cinnamon.

Of course if you just want a straight black, this would work nicely.

Thanks Shmiracles! :) (176)

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Mmmmm…. this mostly tastes like chamomile. I get that it’s because Bruce needs to stay calm so he doesn’t hulk out but it totally goes against the “I’m always angry” reveal in Avengers.

So it’s a good, soothing tea but not one I would crave often. Maybe before bed?

But the hulk should totally be an always angry tea I think.


What would you put in an always angry tea, though? :)


^All the peppers. Maybe a touch of chocolate, but mostly peppers.


Haha. That was my first thought too, Dustin. Just. A bag with chili pieces in it. :)


And maybe some tiny razor blades to add insult to injury, or in this case injury to peppers?


Yes! Peppers! Or something that will jolt you awake or something…


Hmm… Now I’m thinking of something with puerh and toasted mate and chili and… vanilla? IDK.

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MOAR Avengers!

Ok, this one is also pretty great, but it’s Phil, so I expected greatness.

Can I make a small confession? When I first watched Avengers I really didn’t know much about Phil… That was quickly rectified after reading a few Avengers fanfics because Coulson is so freakin’ amazing. He’s an Avengers wrangler and that is no easy feat.

How does it taste? It has lots of roasty mate goodness that makes me think of brisk coffee in the morning, and there’s also a little bit of caramel/nuttiness to add more depth. It’s good, but it’s mostly mate so if that isn’t your thing, stay away.

I think I enjoyed Thor a bit more because of the soft apricot/peach notes, but this is very close…

Thanks Shmiracles!

ETA: Holy. I’m at 178 teas and it’s only the 6th! Guess 150 isn’t too unreasonable a goal for April 30th!


…sure until all your orders come in hahaha


Hahah. Well 4 tins from A&D will stay in my cupboard for a year probably, but only increase my number by 4!

And my Steeped and Infused order is mostly samples so easy in and out I hope?

Oh man… guess we’ll see! I probably won’t catch up to you soon, but I AM hoping to slow down on orders. I keep saying that. I keep hoping.


Phil was created for the Iron Man/Thor/Avengers movies. and then he died and everyone missed him and now he’s in the cartoons and everything. Cuz he is The Best! and this tea is The Best!
i keep drinking it all and buying more!
and i barely ever never do that!


I remember seeing him in the Ironman movie as a small character but when he died in Avengers I just did not see why everyone was so torn apart about it? But then I read the fic and now I feel the pain when I see it, or I would except it’s pretty much headcanon now that he’s not dead.

I really enjoyed this but I don’t drink a lot of mate so if I ordered more I’d probably go for Thor? But it would be a very close decision. Maybe I’d alternate…


This one is really good for waking me up after a sleepless night. (I also didn’t get the whole “Coulson Lives” brouhaha after the movie, but then fanfic enlightened me. :) )

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OMG. Yes.

I didn’t want to push my Avengers tea binge too much further because I was worried I’d start to rush through and not enjoy them, but I am ENJOYING this tea.

It’s thai chai! Creamy coconut and lemon grass! I guess there’s black tea in there too which help make it a little bolder than it might be otherwise but I am totally digging this. YES.

Thank you Shmiracles! (179)
3/5 Avengers added to shopping list so far


i like this tea i do. but really it does not taste like Clint to me. i keep considering just switching the label on the canister with the derek hale tea i bought hahah. shhhh. more leather. and growl.
(i guess i would remove the lemongrass is what i’m saying?) (whatevs. i’m no expert.)


It’s totally NOT Clint. I second that.

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Hooo boy, this is American! American like Apple Pie! But it’s Apple Pie with attitude (i.e., cardamom and ginger and cinnamon!). It’s tasty!

I did Tony, so it’s time for Steve. I’ve had 4 of the Avengers already – can I squeeze in any more tonight?

So much tea. (What did you guys think I was talking about?)

Thank you Shmiracles! I hope Ozli enjoys the rest of it. :D (180)

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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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