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A couple days late, but who enjoyed the Dexter premiere? So weird to watch it during the summer when it’s so hot, eh? I particularly appreciated Deb’s password.

Today was my first day in the lab so I spent some time combing over recordings in order to find useable data. Nothing so far.

That said, when I got home I wanted something clean and fresh. No flavours, no fancy tricks, just classic oolong, and this seemed like the perfect fit.

The dry leaf is a mossy green with a super delicate floral scent. The first steep is about half floral and half vegetal in flavour. It’s quite straightforward.

Second steep is even more vegetal, actually borderline bitter. Any hint of floralness have been kicked to the curb and now a slightly buttery note is creeping in. But it’s barely, barely there. The vegetal note is still owning this tea.

Third steep is my favourite. It’s the most mellow, the vegetal, slightly bitter edge isn’t as harsh, and that buttery quality is a little more present than before.

The fourth steep, which is the last, is like a watered down version of the third steep. This is why I decided to stop here, since from here it’s losing any spark it has.

Would I buy more? No, but I’m glad I tried it.

Nxtdoor

omg, dexter’s back?? gah! thanks for the heads up. don’t know how i missed it. I think i noticed this on fb but i’ve been going through some stuff so I’m not myself lately.

JustJames

it was a good one too! apparently this is the last season…

Fjellrev

Nxtdoor, you can catch it online! There were a lot of unexpected twists already. It’s going to be a crazy last season. I also can’t wait for Breaking Bad next month.

Cavocorax

Oooh. That’s awesome. I wonder if we’ll be able to wait for the season to end before we start watching, or if we do it week by week. (We prefer to watch them all at once…)

Fjellrev

You have amazing willpower for waiting, but I know what you mean. I got spoiled because I didn’t get into Dexter until after season 5 ended, so it was nice to catch up and watch whenever I wanted. The waiting now really sucks! I did the same with Breaking Bad. Didn’t get into it until last year, so I was able to rip through the whole thing.

But the Dex series finale is on September 22nd. Can you wait that long? :D

Cavocorax

I don’t know! I hope I don’t get spoilered, but my bf will be away from me for a few weeks so it makes more sense to wait so we can watch them together

CHAroma

Breaking Bad FOR THE WIN!!!! I started my visual effects (short-lived) career with that show.

Fjellrev

Whaaaat? Did you actually work with them or use material from the aired stuff to create visual effects for other purposes? EIther way that is AWESOME.

CHAroma

I worked for a post-house in LA that does the visual effects for the show. :) Most of what I did was mark removal, wire removal, rig removal, lots of removal, LOL! But if you know the episode in season 3 where there’s a fly loose in the lab, and then at the very end of the episode the fly is on the smoke alarm, I made that fly!!! It’s only shown for like 1/10th of a second, so if you blink you’ll miss it. But I’m very proud. :D That job was the highlight of my life.

CHAroma

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/Breaking_Bad_Entity_FX/

“CG fly positioned over a light” is the shot I’m talking about. I’m the last Compositor/Roto/Rig Removal Artist listed in the credits at the end of the article. :)

Fjellrev

Wow, I am so happy for you that you were able to experience that! Amazing job on the effects. You should definitely be proud of such an accomplishment. I’m not even that crazy over TV shows but this show has really won me over. I hope you’re as excited about the finale as I am!

CHAroma

Thanks, Incendiare! :) That means a lot to me.

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Nxtdoor

omg, dexter’s back?? gah! thanks for the heads up. don’t know how i missed it. I think i noticed this on fb but i’ve been going through some stuff so I’m not myself lately.

JustJames

it was a good one too! apparently this is the last season…

Fjellrev

Nxtdoor, you can catch it online! There were a lot of unexpected twists already. It’s going to be a crazy last season. I also can’t wait for Breaking Bad next month.

Cavocorax

Oooh. That’s awesome. I wonder if we’ll be able to wait for the season to end before we start watching, or if we do it week by week. (We prefer to watch them all at once…)

Fjellrev

You have amazing willpower for waiting, but I know what you mean. I got spoiled because I didn’t get into Dexter until after season 5 ended, so it was nice to catch up and watch whenever I wanted. The waiting now really sucks! I did the same with Breaking Bad. Didn’t get into it until last year, so I was able to rip through the whole thing.

But the Dex series finale is on September 22nd. Can you wait that long? :D

Cavocorax

I don’t know! I hope I don’t get spoilered, but my bf will be away from me for a few weeks so it makes more sense to wait so we can watch them together

CHAroma

Breaking Bad FOR THE WIN!!!! I started my visual effects (short-lived) career with that show.

Fjellrev

Whaaaat? Did you actually work with them or use material from the aired stuff to create visual effects for other purposes? EIther way that is AWESOME.

CHAroma

I worked for a post-house in LA that does the visual effects for the show. :) Most of what I did was mark removal, wire removal, rig removal, lots of removal, LOL! But if you know the episode in season 3 where there’s a fly loose in the lab, and then at the very end of the episode the fly is on the smoke alarm, I made that fly!!! It’s only shown for like 1/10th of a second, so if you blink you’ll miss it. But I’m very proud. :D That job was the highlight of my life.

CHAroma

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/Breaking_Bad_Entity_FX/

“CG fly positioned over a light” is the shot I’m talking about. I’m the last Compositor/Roto/Rig Removal Artist listed in the credits at the end of the article. :)

Fjellrev

Wow, I am so happy for you that you were able to experience that! Amazing job on the effects. You should definitely be proud of such an accomplishment. I’m not even that crazy over TV shows but this show has really won me over. I hope you’re as excited about the finale as I am!

CHAroma

Thanks, Incendiare! :) That means a lot to me.

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