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It was time for me to stop being a wimp and to just try this.

Look! It’s puerh! It’s really great!

I only steeped it for a minute because I thought under was better than over-steeping and I’m really enjoying this mellow earthy blend. I don’t know enough about puerh to say where this ranks amongst the others, but I know I like it which is encouraging!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
1672 tasting notes

I’ve only got one more cup of this left! :O :O :O

(Well, I can always order more, right? Just need a job first!)

Anyway this is perfect for relaxing at the end of the night and maybe watching an episode of Supernatural. I just ate a peanut butter & banana sandwich and surprsingly enough, this tea paired well with it. I was afraid the sandwich would totally overwhelm the delicate tea but it didn’t.

This is probably my favorite non-black Butiki tea.

Kittenna

If you want more of this, let me offer you some… I overbought it in my excitement a while back and it would find a better home with you than sitting in a box here!

Courtney

I agree! So delicious. I am also running low eek.

Cavocorax

Sure! I’d love to take you up on that. :) Any time you want to swap, let me know too!

Nightshifter

Supernatural <3

Cavocorax

I just started! I’m 5 episodes into Season 1?

Kittenna

I’ll hopefully be visiting Sil next weekend – I will try to remember to leave some with her for you! And anything you’re interested in form my cupboard… haha :D

OMGsrsly

Ahh, Supernatural. Another TV show I never really watched, but know way too much about thanks to LJ, Tumblr, and fanfic. :) (I watched the pilot but really dislike scary things.)

Cavocorax

Haha. I love how that sorta thing happens. I know a bit about Castiel, but I’ve been pretty good about keeping my head in the sand so there’ll be lots of surprises in the future too!

Cavocorax

And thanks Kittenna – I’ll take a peek. Maybe I can take something else off your hands. :P

keychange

Best. Tea. ever. It’s achingly beautiful. I’ve just ordered two oz of it!

Nightshifter

Supernatural just gets better and better. I recently finished season 8 and still miss Sam and Dean. :)

Tea Sipper

I was just watching Season 3 last night. One of my favorite shows ever, though I started watching S6. Haven’t seen 4&5 yet! I also love peanut butter banana sandwiches!

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drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Odd. I expected tons of caramel but I’m mostly getting spicy orange. But not as cinnamon/orange as some of those teas out there – it’s no Market Spice! I can see why this would have been part of the fall/winter collection though – it’s very comforting on a colder day.

I wish I could have tasted the mulberries though. I think Gold Rush is one of my favourite DT teas because of the golden mulberries.

And thanks to Heather Martin for the sample!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I snagged 4 oz of the autumn version of this tea after feeling a bit anxious about the last of my spring tea getting sipped down. Now I’m pretty much at peace, enjoying the strong chocolate/barley notes, listening to Birdy on the computer, and watching the baby play with a box of Twinings Earl Grey tea bags. It seems like a pretty good kid toy, and I’m not worried she’ll wreck it.

We are off to Hamilton today to drop a friend (and the stuff we drove across the country for him!) so that’ll be fun – I haven’t seen much of Ontario yet. Maybe we’ll go the extra hour or so to Niagra Falls? Not sure if today is the day to do that, but I’ll be very upset if we move back to BC in a year and we haven’t gone, and we won’t once the weather turns. (Obviously). :P

Hope everyone else is having a relaxing Sunday.

Indigobloom

Oh hey you’re only here for one year?!

Cavocorax

It’s one year for his Masters, then we have to figure out what we do next. We might be here longer? Or we might run back to BC as soon as we can. :p

Sil

don’t leave me… sniff

Cavocorax

Awwww. :(
I’ll have to convince you guys to come west if/when we move.

Fjellrev

I had no idea only a year was in the plans! I thought it was semi-permanent. Definitely make sure you do stuff within that year because it sure flies by.

Terri HarpLady

A year? Hmmm….I guess I need to plan a trip to Toronto so I can meet you girls all in one place sometime before you move again!

Indigobloom

Terri, yes, YESSSSS you do!! That’d take the sting outta having Cavorax here for only (potentially) one yr. Would SO love to finally meet you!! :D
(Incendiare, are you within driving distance? lol)

Terri HarpLady

Maybe next summer? LOL, if I can afford it! I guess I’d better go on a LONG tea buying hiatus! :)

Sil

Terri – you can save money by staying at my place! :)

Terri HarpLady

And we can drink ALL THE TEAS! :)
I’ve never been to Canada!

Sil

see…you totally have to come. i promise the water is tasty..and it’s not like icky florida

Cavocorax

Yeah, I was worried about that, but I didn’t notice much difference.

Terri HarpLady

I love me some good crystal clear water! :)

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It was tasty while it was hot, but now that it’s cool it’s really similar to an Orange Julius. I really like it. I can’t remember if I’ve had Della Terra’s orange rooibos, but I’d be curious to compare.

I’m getting tons of vanilla and orange and cream…

Sil

You can steal some from me….the Della terra that is

Cavocorax

Sounds good! :)

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85

I’m almost done this one. It’s tasty, but no divine cream.

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78

This is really good.

I love how I drink my light spring teas now that it’s Autumn. And I think I was drinking Pumpkin Chai in the Spring.

Anyway, this is very light and floral but.. not in a bad way? Sometimes I think Jasmine = YUCK, but it’s good. It’s not in your face, and it’s also nice and sweet too. I would definitely drink more of this, and I think that this would help promote more enjoyment of teas that aren’t just black. I should drink at least one tea per day that isn’t black… I have so much of it. :P

(SIPDOWN)

Thank you Angel for the sample!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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93

This is great! The flavouring on this is distinctive and that’s exactly the right choice. I mixed hot water with the matcha to blend it up a bit, then added a ton of milk and frothed it right up.

The result is very pumpkiny and creamy and super satisfying. I can taste the cinnamon/nutmeg/other pumpkin pie spices quite clearly. I’ll have to try it hot too, but I wanted the easy way first. #lazy

Courtney

Love the hashtag haha!

TeaBrat

This is so good as a latte.

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
1672 tasting notes

Nooooo! Steepster ate this note, and I was applying for jobs earlier today but I sorta don’t want the one after all because I think they want me to dedicate more than 9-5 to it and they have a treadmill at work, and standing desks and free (healthy) breakfasts and I’m just a lazy tea drinker who wants to focus on stuff and get everything done, not drink all the free espresso and run around in circles.

But, someone liked my 8tracks mix and it was a stranger so that makes me happy. :) Let’s see if this note sticks.

JustJames

it stuck! treadmill? not at a gym? hmmmm

Indigobloom

8tracks? Cool, can you post the link? :)

Cavocorax

Sure. :P http://8tracks.com/cavocorax/moody-days-and-sleepless-nights
I don’t normally make mixes, so it’s just exciting whenever someone else likes them. :P

Indigobloom

Gary Jules?! oh yeah :P

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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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