Saturday Sample Sipdown! Who's in?

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Sil select said

Aiming to try and get down to 200 again this weekend even if it’ll be back up again on tuesday just to try and keep myself hovering at that 200 threshold lol 8 to go!

Dr Jim said

This is going to take longer than I thought. Two of my three sip-downs so far today are samples that I didn’t enter in my inventory, so don’t count as a reduction :(

The good news is that my official count is “only” 158.

Dinosara said

You can do it! I am thrilled to be sipping an old tea that I had a lot of and didn’t really care for. It’s only one more number from the tally but it feels like so much more!

Cavocorax said

Yes! Keep on it! :P It’s better to focus on getting to 200 than to give up and watch your numbers soar. cough

Sil select said

lol i have another 15 or so teas coming next week….picking up the travelling tea box today as well so that will slow down my sipdowns while i focus on getting through some of those teas…BUT it will also let me share some tea with people :)

Sil select said

haha back up to 209 already today from the canadian travelling teabox even though i managed a few sipdowns yesterday

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Kaylee said

It has come to my attention that I have over 150 teas in my stash – AFTER giving a bunch away! So today needs to be about getting through some of them. The goal is 7 teas, which I think is relatively modest and doable. I’m going to be so caffeinated by the end of this…

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Sil select said

Sunday “Cupboard sipdown/sample older teas and get organised day!” haha Good times will be had by all today i’m sure.

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Sil select said

So it’s not saturday but the SIPOFF! is in full swing for the next 3 days between my tea sister Terriharplady and i. We apologise in advance for the tasting notes that will hopefully flood your dashboards as we complete for the right to be the sipdown champion lol

Shmiracles said

it’s a sipdown cage match!
i love this hahaha you guys have been hilarious

Sil select said

we aim to amuse! :)

Now I have to decide who to bet on!

Kaylee said

I’m totally down for organizing a betting pool! Anyone else interested?

Sil select said

Lol I love you guys.

Sil select said

Day 1 over…Terri is In the lead by a small margin…..sil plots and plans for her domination on Saturday…..

Lol. I’d go in on the bet. What’ll we win? XD
I can just imagine Sil & Terri sitting at a table, a kettle of water between them, staring each other down over their teacups. Rofl!
On a side note, I’m totally looking forward to reading both your notes. ^^

Kaylee said

+1 to Shadowfall’s comment

Also, we would win tea, duh!

Sil select said

soo one of the great things about this? we were at 262…and now i’m already down nearly 20 teas!

Kaylee said

Have you actually drunk 20 cups of tea, or are you just making tiny cups/pouring tea out? Because that is a LOT of tea to be gulping down all in a row.

Sil select said

Lol I’ve probably had more than 20 cups. A lot of heathy samples terri sent me are 1 normal person sized cups worth. When I drink a cup myself, it’s usually the equivalent of two normal sized cups. The only. Teas I’m not drinking are the ones that are intolerable….heh I refuse to punish myself :)

Wow. That’s a crazy amount of tea to drink. I have more than 4 or 5 cups (8oz ones) and I feel like I’m swimming in it. Lol.

Sil select said

and we’re in the final day of the great sip off! Terri pulled ahead on day one, only to have sil come from behind to tie them off at the end of the second day. Day one sees sil off to an early start…who will be crowned ultimate champion at the end of the day….

(also 25 sipdowns for both of us in 2 days = awesome sauce)

Sil select said

262 to 218 for me… 3 days, 44 sipdowns…and a tummy full of tea, sloshing around!

Impressive! I’m not sure I could drink that much tea in three days.

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I missed Saturday sip-down, I’m sick and managed to sleep through most of the day. I didn’t wake up today feeling any better, so i’ve declared today a sip-down day for teas I didn’t like. That may sound odd, but I can’t taste anything, so it is a good time to drink the things I didn’t much care for. No reason to sip-down teas I enjoy when I can’t taste them.

So far today I’ve managed to finish off three varieties of tea bags I didn’t like, which also helps me with my random teabag sip-down. I’ve made a lot of progress with the random tea bags, I think I’ve been able to remove about 10 items from my cupboard this week.

I think I’ll move on to some teavana teas next, maybe the sugar coated fruit will help my sore throat.

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I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I’m going to finish a few of my Della Terra samples. (Some of the Spring flavours are so not in season now.)

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Sil select said

awe yeah… it’s SATURDAY! I was going to try and get to 200 this weekend but then my swap from Dinosara showed up, so that’s not too likely. However, I am still going to try and get as close as possible to 200. I jumped from 222 to 253 withe the arrival of the swap and i know there are a couple little samples on my way from various companies as well. Sooooo if i can get back to 22 this weekend, it will be an overwhelming success!

Cavocorax said

Woaaaah. Woaaah. Good luck!

Kiaharii said

So do you put every sample in your cupboard? Even little like 1 cup worth ones?

Sil select said

yeppers – only time i don’t, is if i get something in the mail and i’m going to drink it the next day or same day…but i still count it. Most samples that i get are a few cups worth, and it’s easier for me to keep track of the sheer volume if i put it in my cupboard. Additionally, if i’m doing swaps, even if i only have a couple cups, i’m generally still fine with sharing since that’s all part of the fun :)

Dinosara said

Haha sorry, not sorry. Yay tea!

Dinosara said

I will probably get in 3 sipdowns today and 3 tomorrow. Doesn’t seem like a lot but four of those are gongfu teas so that definitely takes up a lot of time. Gotta get my cupboard into shape before the swap from Sil arrives!

Sil select said

yeah….puerh is the hardest ever to sipdown quickly. especially if you want to enjoy all the steepings. I can usually only get through a couple on the weekend.

Sil select said

240 so far….and there’s maybe a few more to come tonight…

Sil select said

yay for sunday sipdowns! woot woot

Dinosara said

Haha I failed, only four of six sipdowns today. Well here is always tomorrow!

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Kaylee said

Defining Saturday quite literally! One sipdown complete, just after midnight. The goal is 5 more, though I doubt I’ll get that far. Who else is in?

Sil select said

I am always in! I am hoping i can get at least 10 down this weekend, though i suspect there will be more than that happening since i have a lot of little samples, all depends on whether i want new small cups or to drink down some of my larger amounts of tea to help out later heh

Cavocorax said

Yeah – that’s the hardest thing to balance out! It’s so easy/satisfying to get rid of the smallest ones because it makes you think you have less, and tidies up your stash. I’m trying to rotate between a) tea I just WANT, b) tea that I’m almost out of and c) tea that I bought 9 months ago.

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Sil select said

Sunday sipdown! Time to get under 200 now that i’ve organised my entire cupboard and discovered a few teas that i’m not likely to drink, which are now in my swap box. Need to get through 7 today to be under 200, before we head out for dinner with friends.

Dinosara said

I didn’t do any sipdowns yesterday which means I should be doing 4 today (before I head out of town tomorrow). But started brewing tea for a latte this morning before I realize: no milk! Argh, not off to a good start.

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Kaylee said

I’ve decided to define “Saturday” as “the entire holiday weekend” because then I get to claim 7 sipdowns with an ending total of 138. With diligent effort and a bit of luck, maybe I can get under 100 by Black Friday. Although signing up for the Secret Pumpkin swap is probably contrary to that goal. As is plotting another Butiki order. Oy.

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