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Yay! Another smooth sweet cuppa EG! I think this one might have been my favourite of the 12 Days of Christmas blends from HI. (Which is surprising because I’m not a huge EG fan). It’s just really good though.

You know what else is good? S3 of Sherlock aired TODAY! I’m hoping to watch it tonight or tomorrow….
#sherlocklives

Anna

I pre-ordered the DVD, and it will (hopefully) arrive the day before we come back from our vacation. Hopefully.

Starfevre

I need this for my soul

Roswell Strange

It was sooooooo good!

Cavocorax

I hope they make some of these teas available for re-order!

Also, fingers crossed Anna on the dvds! Until then, be careful on the internet! (I’m awful for accidentally getting spoiled so I just try and watch immediately to be safe)

sherapop

Always looking for another variant on the infinitely wonderful Earl Grey theme! (major EG aficionado here…)

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
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I saved this one for New Years and it was worth the wait. It’s nice and apple-y and there are some spices in that are making it pop just a little. It’s good, but I don’t need to restock it.

Have a great new year!

VariaTEA

Happy New Year Cavocorax!

Lilysmom

Happy New Year!

Amariel

Happy New Year!

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Goodbye yummy black Strawberry tea!

Happy New Years Eve to everyone. :)

We are doing nothing special today, but I did watch about 4 episodes of Supernatural (hello season 5!) so I’m very happy with where the day went! We’re almost out of Christmas cookies and chips and all that junk so that’s also a bonus. Then I won’t be tempted to eat all the bad things if it’s not sitting in my cupboard, taunting me.

Sipdown (157)

Fjellrev

Sounds like my NYE. TV and junk food. Ugh!

OMGsrsly

TV and junk food is perfect for me. :)

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drank Orange Pekoe by Tetley
1738 tasting notes

So when’s the last time you guys have had this tea?

After my daughter found my old bags and ripped/dump them out all over the coffee table I started to wonder the same thing. Time to give it a try!

You know, it’s not half that bad. :P I didn’t add milk or sugar which is strange because I used to drink this before I drank looseleaf and I HAD to add stuff before. It’s strong, and malty, and maybe a little tiny bit smokey.

It’s an appropriate tea to end the year with.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Lala

Ha ha. I keep a box of this in my cupboard all the time. I mostly use it for iced tea or for when I am experimenting with tea flavouring/blending. But every once in a while it is nice to have a cup. It is like my tea roots, where it all started.

Veronica

That’s is the only tea my husband drinks! Usually it’s iced, but every now and then he’ll drink it hot.

Tuscanteal

I have the Costco sized box of this tea. My hubby’s grandmother only drinks this, so we have to keep some around for her. My hubby’s father only drinks this as well. It’s like coming back to an old friend. Lately, I have been drinking more of it because I think I’ve been looking for simplicity on the crazy Christmas haze. There’s a reason it’s still around :)

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I finally got this one tasting the way that it should!
It’s not total amaze-balls, but it’s good! Finally! I over-leafed it and steeped it for 5 min.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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73

Another cup from Sil!
I can taste the apples and cherries but not much of the caramel. The caramel is more in the smell than the flavour.

This is good, but not one I"d re-stock, mostly because it’s a green tea.

Thanks for the sample!

tea-sipper

Haven’t seen this tea company before.. it looks like Beetlejuice & Burton to me. :D

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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Another cup of this – it’s so good, but not as good once it’s cooled. I just brewed it then I had to try and put the bear to bed, but then she refused to stay down and my cup was ruined for naught. :P

Now she’s watching Robin Hood (yes, at 2:44 AM), while I watch Supernatural, and we’re just winding down more… It’s not a bad life. She’ll most certainly sleep in until noon.

Sil

i will miss this one most when it’s gone of the fauchon teas. the others are nice but this one’s flavours appeal most to me AND it’s not a black base heh

Terri HarpLady

Did I sample this one?

Sil

not yet…next round of the box i’m including a metric crap ton of teas for you and tastybrew

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This is gone and sorely missed!
Back to my shopping list for you!

Cavocorax

I forgot to add that once it cooled, it really tasted like cinnamon bun.

Sil

we’ll need to keep an eye out for a sale and just pick up 4-6oz of the stuff lol

Cavocorax

How bad is the shipping?

Sil

it’ll go through sharon so not terrible but 50$ = free shipping to her

Cavocorax

That’s not bad. If we do it directly, it’s $15. And that sucks, but I’ve done that for H&S.

Fjellrev

Yeah, I feel like you have to order a lot in order to justify the shipping.

Sil

directly. no silly. tea mule.

VariaTEA

I ordered 2 oz of this blindly on BF because everyone seems to really enjoy it. I am so excited to try it!!

Fjellrev

Haha Sil, I know, I know.

Cavocorax

I thought you were losing your mule?
That package re-direct place in the US might be worth looking into though!

VariaTEA – I hope you enjoy it!

Sil

cavo – oh did i not update. things did not go according to plan..it is the suck for her, but on the upside, i have a tea mule still! woohoo!

Amariel

This is such a good tea. We might have to do an order over here for some.

Fjellrev

A group order would be awesome! We could split the shipping and just order whatever we want.

Cavocorax

Sil – you didn’t! That really sucks for her, but… well we’re set up so that’s a partial win!

American Tea Room

We now offer 5.95 flat rate shipping to CANADA!!!!!

Fjellrev

I just saw that yesterday and almost died!

OMGsrsly

OMG. That is dangerous to know.

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drank Aniseed Balls by Bluebird Tea Co.
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This one is odd. I’m not convinced that I like it yet. :P
Also, I’m not keen on the pre-added stevia. I always prefer to add my own sweetener (or not!)

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drank Lemoncello by American Tea Room
1738 tasting notes

Bright citrusy rooibos, I will miss you! (160)
And someday, eventually, I’ll make an order for American Tea Room.

I’m watching Supernatural 4×15 right now and, OMG. These brothers.

These brothers need to stop lying to each other. I get the impression that this will be a constant for the entire show.

Shmiracles

spoilers, but yes, your feeling about the brothers would be correct. (but they do it for love!)

Cavocorax

I’m nearly done Season 4 now and it’s making me crazy! I sorta read the ep descriptions for the next 3 and irresponsible me wants to dedicate the next 4 hours to finishing the season.

Responsible me has to get the child to bed at a decent hour and get some sleep myself.

We’ll see who wins!

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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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