Saturday Sample Sipdown! Who's in?

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Dexter said

I’m getting an early jump on the weekend sip-down. I’ve been really good this week about getting my numbers down, and drinking some more to the point they are almost to sip down. I’m starting the weekend at 92 and would like to hit 85 by the end of Sunday.
Good Luck to anyone else who has set goals. :))

MissLena said

My goal is similar to this! Maybe not by the end of the weekend, but before my next couple of orders arrive for sure I want to be at 85, I’m around 97 or something now, a ways to go! Good luck :)

Dexter said

LOL I’m with you, I have orders and swaps in the mail. I’m actually a little terrified at how much tea is on it’s way here. I really need to get a handle on my cupboard.

MissLena said

Agreed! I just looked, I have roughy 16.5 oz of tea on the way O.o that’s probably almost as much as my whole cupboard volume wise haha!

Sil select said

YAY! More sipdown friends! I haven’t set any goals yet because i’ll be away from the house with no access to any sort of ability to boil water from 6pm-7am over saturday night. Which also means i’ll likely spend the majority of sunday sleeping. FML. BUT i will join you!

gee you guys, you make drinking tea sound like a chore! lol.

MissLena said

Haha a very fun chore that I love to do :P although I didn’t get many sipdowns in yet today, oh well, there’s always tomorrow! :)

Dexter said

I don’t think it’s a chore. I think it’s just about choosing tea that you don’t have much left of. Making room in the cupboard for new ones on the way. Drinking the old ones first so they don’t get stale. Trying all the samples people have so generously sent you. Lots of good reasons to be doing sip downs.:))

I’m drinking 89 and 88 is in the fridge cold steeping. I think I’ll make my 85 goal.

Sil select said

No chores here! just a chance to organise, pay attention to teas that i’ve been hoarding or haven’t really tried. Managed to get to 210 this weekend, which tells me i’ve been really good at focusing on the teas that i pulled out a few weeks ago…so go me!

Cavocorax said

210? Congrats! You’ll be under 200 in no time!

Dexter said

Wow Sil good job!!!! I’m currently drinking 86 and have 85 in the fridge cold steeping. My cupboard is officially at 84 and I think I’ll get one more in yet tonight.

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Booker said

Let’s start drinking (It’s 5:00 all the time for tea drinkers, right?!?!)! My tea stash is not nearly as large as some of yours but I am trying to get through some of the smaller samples and partly-used boxes to make room for future orders. So, I’ll be starting my weekend sip-down tonight! I’ll be brewing some green tea to accompany dinner. Join me, won’t you?

I need to do a massive sip-down this weekend because I have another swap coming soon so I’ll join you early… well heck, I just realized that it is already after 11:30, where did the time go?

Cavocorax said

I’m in. I wasn’t planning to sleep yet anyway!

Booker said

I know! I had a couple of cups of Lemon Lift earlier this evening. Will have to get an early start tomorrow!

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Sil select said

Ill be joining in on Sunday! Though mostly it’ll be sampling Sunday instead of sipdowns :) but its nice to have that time!

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Dexter said

Hmmmmm last time I posted here I was at 84, cupboard is right now at 139!!! Oooops I’m heading in the wrong direction. Need to get back on track and drink some of this tea!!!!

Cavocorax said

Haha. Good luck!

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I’ve managed to sip-down 6 this weekend, which would feel like real progress to me if I weren’t in the middle to putting together a huge swap with someone. I think I’ll just designate this week as sip-down week.

Only 109 more to go to reach my goal of 150 by black Friday :)

Sil select said

you can do it! i’ve bounced around a lot too because of swaps was into the 190’s and now i’m back into the 230’s sigh

I think we need a I need to reach my goal by Black Friday support group. In fact, I think I’m going to go start that right now. Care to join me?

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Dexter said

I’m now officially at 134 (+15 en-route). That would be the good news – managed to get down a few today. The bad news is I have nothing left in my cupboard that is a 1-2 cup sample. I have quantities of everything. Need to work on getting some closer to sip-down. That will be the project for this week, so that I have a few to polish off next weekend.

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Booker said

I got through two this weekend, and I’m almost done with one box of Bigelow Vanilla Chai. I’ve got some Della Terra Earl Grey Crème cold-brewing tonight (hopefully I’ve done it right!) so I’ll work on that tomorrow. I must increase my liquid consumption…I think this is going to be a great aid to my weight-loss plan!

Dexter said

IMHO increasing fluid intake is a weight loss aid. Drinking water, or tea will help you feel full, snack less etc. Being hydrated is just good in general for your body, helps flush toxins etc. LOL just don’t be putting mountains of sugar/cream in it.

Good job on getting though a couple of sip downs this weekend. Cold brewing is a good way to use up tea. I generally use more leaf in cold steeping that hot. As far as “doing it right”, I just add tea to cold water and toss it in the fridge. Not much to mess up. :))

Booker said

Thanks, Dexter! I only generally add sugar and cream/milk to Chai and I only have a few cups of that a week! Otherwise, I stick to straight tea, though I might add a bit of honey to some of them! Regarding my cold steeping…I did just that…about five teaspoons of tea for the water jug I’m using and into the fridge it went! Can’t wait to taste it tomorrow!

Dexter said

Sounds like you are on the right track. I hope it works out for you. You may have to adjust for your tastes. Some teas I use more leaf some less. You will have to play with it and find what you like. Also don’t be scared to mix and match. I quite often toss straight green tea with and fruit tisane together and let it cold steep. Make my own flavored green blend. If you have a little bit of a couple of fruit flavors that go together, I’m never afraid to toss them in and see what happens. It’s your tea, don’t be afraid to play with it. There are no right or wrong ways of doing it. If you like it, then you did it right. :))

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Lala said

Operation super sipdown is in effect this weekend :)

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I’ve decided that it is a cold steep weekend, I’ll go through my larger samples faster that way (my goal is 3 before Monday.) I got an early jump last night with the last of my Oolong Peach from Della Terra.

Knowing I’m making progress on the larger samples that have been sitting will make me feel better when I order from Teavivre next week and break my Hiatus.

Cavocorax said

I really need to cold-steep some of my rooibos. I thought I was pretty easy-going about a lot of them, but now I find I really just like the citrus flavours, and banana chocolate ones. Time to cold-steep the rest! (And get my visitors to drink it for me!)

Sil select said

52 teas are good for cold brewing I’m finding with their honeybush and rooibos. Also della terra lemon/lime chiffon :)

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Dexter said

I’m officially at 134, and I just looked through my teas trying to pick some out that were available for sip down. SAD, I have nothing that is only at 1-2 cups. This is going to be a tough weekend to get through very many.
Good luck to all.

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