Saturday Sample Sipdown! Who's in?

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Sil select said

It’s Saturday!!!

Sil select said

la la la 6 more to go woot woot… except it’s getting close to leaving the house time aaaaahhh!!!

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Sil select said

it’s saturday again. just saying. :)

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Sil select said

It’s Sunday! So sipdowns here I come…while packaging up tea to go out for swap partners. It’s a good day to have some tea :)

Dinosara said

Two so far for me! Gonna work on a few others this afternoon. :)

Sil select said

yay! i figure today is sipdowns and prepping things that are a two day thing for sipdowns during the week lol

Cavocorax said

Not bad. One for me, one for them…

Dinosara said

Two more down! Probably all I will get through today though… I tend to do gongfu steepings on the weekends and it really cuts down on the number of different teas I have in a day!

Sil select said

I thought about doing that for my verdant samples that I need to try one of these days but I’m a little under the weather so I kept it simpler. Maybe next weekend if we’re up at the cottage heh

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Sil select said

YAY! Saturday sipdown! or at least saturday try a bunch of new teas and bring them closer to a sipdown for next week day. I have the pleasure of having to be up from when i woke up this morning until somewhere in the neighbourhood of 5am sunday so i’m guessing i’ll be drinking tea until the caffeine makes my heart race and i need to stop. lol

:D
I’m at Tony’s house & I brought my Sil Super Sampler box with me. We’re hanging out watching Cardinals baseball (Cards leading, 2 – 0). I’m working my way through your box, Sil!

Sil select said

nice! i’m drinking a little of everything from everyone! my original goal was 290 by the end of this weekend but i think i can do better than that! 12 more hours until i can sleep..or more if things go poorly tonight heh

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I’ll play! I tried Kusmi Darjeeling and Verdant’s White Jasmine. The Darjeeling was just okay but the Jasmine blew my mind! So much so that I’m still drinking it, even though I wanted to try other samples. It’s just so good. The sun is going down so I better leave work, but I might keep the tea party going by making some chai when I get home. Yum!

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Sil select said

psssst…. it was saturday again today for those keeping track…and a long weekend for those of us in canada! woot woot!

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Sil select said

here’s to a sunday sipdown with operation reorganise my cupboard before raritea and kittenna get here this evening lol

Kiaharii said

Oooh. I think I’ll join in. I’ve got 1 down so far.

Cavocorax said

I’ll try to play along but most of my small samples are 2-3 cups away from being finished. Organizing your cupboard though – that might be a thing to do! (I’m always “playing” with my tea)

Sil select said

yay! sipdown friends :)

cavo – i have after pictures now! lol

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Kiaharii said

I’m continuing this today since it’s a holiday one six days a year I don’t have to work! I got three down yesterday, hopefully I’ll get a few more today!

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Sil select said

yep..it’s a sunday sipdown! must get to 250 this weekend. lol

Dexter said

Me!!!! Count me in. I just spent 1/2 hour sorting my tea into:
unopened packages
opened packages with lots in it
samples/opened packages with very little

I’m organized and have a plan on how to get down to 100 by the end of the week (112 right now).

Sil select said

awesome! i do that too every few weeks…mostly to find the packages that can be sipped down in 1-4 cups and i make them the priority for the next few weeks while also drinking others so that by the time a few weeks is up and i reorganise again, there are a few more that are nearly done haha

Dexter said

Awesome, so I’m not nuts in organization strategy. I also now have my entire tea stash in two places (rather than all over the house). Everyday teas I drink all the time in kitchen cupboard, rest in china cabinet.
I just dumped the last of the wild cherry (1.5 tsp) and the last of the cherry goddess (1 tsp) into my infuser, added two cups of boiling water. 110!!!!

Dinosara said

No AC at home is really cutting down my weekend sipdown time (not to mention gongfu time). Today is better but I still don’t know about a hot tea.

Sil select said

heh we live without AC…so i’m used to it. :) still loving the hot brews!

Dinosara said

Oh I’ve pretty much lived without AC for the last 10 years, but I just can’t bring myself to drink something hot in 90 degree F weather!

Kaylee said
I’ve been cheating the weather by hot-brewing iced tea and sipping some of it before it cools. Anyway, I’m in for a sipdown! Leaving the country in two days and need to leave behind an orderly tea cabinet.
Sil select said

woot! made it to 250! And a bunch of progress made on getting a bunch of teas close to sipdowns for the week (since i try to get one sipdown a day at minimum).

Dexter said

Congrats Sil on hitting your goal!!!! I got distracted by some bad news, didn’t get through as many as I could have. When I finish the cup I’m drinking, will be at 108. Might have time to get through one more tonight. Oh and I’m sending the last of one out in a swap, does that count?

Sil select said

of course it counts! it’s leaving your house…through your tummy or out the door..it’s all the same thing! :) well..mostly heh

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Sil select said

Saturday sipdown! Aiming to get to 235 this weekend or alternatively i’ll be happy with 240 if i also get the chance to sit down with my samples of puerh from gracebtlb this weekend. Not likely to get to those today but possibly tomorrow if i’m not out too late tonight.

Dinosara said

Did one sipdown and managed to stay at 150 after my reserve club package for June came! But that’s probably it for today, unless I have a non-gongfu pot of tea later this afternoon before a party. More tea tomorrow for sure!

Dexter said

We are here again, and again I spent some time organizing my teas. I received some swaps and mailed out some swaps this week, but am still doing ok with numbers. LOL that is about to change, I have FIVE packages in the mail to me. Need to be doing sip down!!! I’m currently drinking 103, hot brewing 102 (have enough for about 4 cups. Will hot brew and cool for iced tea all of 102. So I’m down to 101 with several hours left today.

Sil select said

Yay! Thanks for joining me lol didn’t get as much done today as I wanted to, but there will be time tomorrow after the gym. Need to start going back to that….

Sil select said

well one sample from grace has been tried, as well as one of my verdant unlisted tea. Sooo down to 234 after some clean up! Maybe i can make it to 230 by sunday evening….maybe. That would only give me 15 sipdowns to do each week before we hit vacation land…and i could technically bring some with me on vacation land to help out haha

Dexter said

I didn’t do as well as you did yesterday. My official count this morning is 99, but I’m currently drinking 102 – which I still have some iced in the fridge. Will drink that first then see what happens for the rest of the day. Good luck, hope you can make 230.

Sil select said

Hey that’s not too shabby! You’re technically under 100 :)

Dexter said

LOL I am under 100 for the moment, I’m frightened, by the amount that’s in the mail to me. Hopefully I don’t get anything for a few days yet and I can get down a few more. I’m running out of 1-2 cup samples, not sure how many I can cross off today. I’m also in the mood for oolong today, won’t get though as much of that. Oh well, will enjoy it, and be another cup closer to sip down next time.

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