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Still getting back into the grove from vacation, I thought this would be a nice tea to get me back on track. Brewed hot, I didn’t care for this one. It had a very sugary like taste to it. But cold brewed, this tea delivered a delicious sweet cherry taste. Really happy with this one cold brewed.

For the rest of my ramblings and my new Predator Pop! (I’m now slightly addicted to these now. )- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/08/tea-of-the-day-monks-meditation-from-piper-leaf/

TeaNTees

It’s official; you’re a bad influence! (J/K) I just had to pick up a couple teas from etsy partially because of your reviews. I guess it’s my last hurrah for quite a bit due to our new house needing so much work. No complaints though! :) Anyway, I’ll have to send you a sample of some of the teas I ordered if you’d like. Have nice last day of Vacation!

Nichole

Oops! Sorry! :) Haha! You’ll have to let me know which ones you picked up.

TeaNTees

Plum Pudding, Vanilla Hazelnut, Chocolate Cherry, Amaretto, and Bermuda Colony Blend. Let me know if you’d like to try some & I’ll add it to the follow-up tea package I have for you! :)

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Back from our 4 day vacation to St Louis. It was a blast but crazy busy. Packed with City Museum, St Louis Zoo, Incredible Pizza Company, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, swimming and more. I wasn’t able to meet up with Terri HarpLady which was sad. I was hoping we would have time for tea but with the 4 kids all wanting to do different things, it wasn’t in the cards this trip. Hopefully Jason and I can make another trip down and see her play at one of her gigs. I didn’t really even drink tea while we were gone.

This delightful herbal I drank the night before we left. I was excited to try this one. With a name like Purple Snozberry, my inner geek was just giddy. Brewed up this purple beverage made my taste buds happy. Never having butterfly pea flower tea, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Sweet and vegetal all at the same time. The sweet was more like a candied flavor. There were notes of strawberry. The flavors really worked well together.

The tea bag even had this amazing shrinky dink/tea charm that I’m thinking I need to turn into a pair of earrings.

For more pics and more about the tea- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/06/purple-snozberry-from-paper-box-goodies/

Sil

love this!

Roswell Strange

These snozberries taste like snozberries!

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drank Jazilla by Vampyre Tea Co
449 tasting notes

My inner geek exploded with giddiness when I found this blend @Vampyre Tea Co. When the tea arrived yesterday I couldn’t wait to dig in. I was impressed. This is a nice black/green tea blend with jasmine. Yes I’ve been on a floral kick. But I think Marzipan hit it on the head the other day. I crave floral teas in the warmer weather. Either that or I crave a soothing and relaxing tea when work is crazy stressful.

For the rest of story. . . http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/01/tea-of-the-day-jazilla-from-vampyre-tea-co/

Happy Wednesday all!

Sil

neat!

Marzipan

Love their site.

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I have been craving jasmine and rose teas lately. Have no idea why. I have been searching them out in my tea stash and came upon this. It was good and hit the spot. Simple green with jasmine. This is one that I could see picking up at a later date but not one I need anymore of now. I grabbed this when there was a sale at Simple Loose Leaf for one of their boxes for $5. Can’t go wrong with that price.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/30/tea-of-the-day-jasmine-chun-hao-green-from-simple-loose-leaf/

Marzipan

Maybe you’ll find that you crave florals in hot weather.

Nichole

Maybe you are on to something. That might be it.

Roswell Strange

I craved florals all Spring

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This was a fun tea until a lingering taste started to develop. This tea has my arch enemy red rooibos in it. The first part of each sip was fantastic. Chamomile with a bit of a honey baked apple cinnamon flavor. Towards the end is when I started to notice that oh too familiar woodsy medicinal flavor. This may not be the first chamomile tea I would grab to end the night but it is one I would like to experiment more with to see if I can somehow mute the red rooibos flavor. I really enjoyed the chamomile and green rooibos combo. Anybody know of any teas that are like this without the red rooibos?

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/29/tea-of-the-day-calma-te-from-lemon-city-tea-co/

Marzipan

quietly pulls all of the red rooibos samples out of Nichole’s box

Nichole

Hahahaha! No please include them. There has to be a blend out there I like! I’ve been told I just haven’t found the right one :)

Marzipan

I started watching Sense8, I watched the first episode. It didn’t grab me, but I usually try to give a few episodes before I make a final call.

Nichole

I’m hoping things starting making sense in episode 4. I find myself not enjoying the show because I’m trying to figure out what is going on.

Roswell Strange

I 100% fell in love with Sense8! The thing that people seem to not be getting (at least based on the reviews I’ve read) is that it’s a character driven show so of course the characters all have individual plot lines that do, by the end of the season, end up more closely tied in to one another. As well, the “Big Bad” is a white dude, so yes it does make sense that the plot lines of the white North Americans are more directly influenced by the “Big Bad” – it’s much harder for him to directly influence what’s going on with the characters in India, Africa, etc.

Nichole

We watched episode 4 & 5 last night and I am in love with it now. I was on the fence until last night. I get the character driven part now and really like all 8 characters and stories and love how they are starting to interact. I think if people would watch up to episode 4 then it would start to make more sense and you can start to see pieces falling into place.

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I have recently discovered I love teas that have rose petals in it. I never really looked twice at them but after having this blend I am. This was a pretty solid herbal. Rose petals, lemon verbena and balm, cinnamon, and cloves. So the herbal was a sweet mix with a subtle cinnamon clove finish. Pretty unique. I was happy with it.

Happy Sunday Sipping all!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/28/tea-of-the-day-summer-herbal-tea-from-elderberry-farms/

Also, discovered a Green Tea Skin Tonic, a pretty unique mix of Epsom Salts and Green Tea Leaves

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/27/green-tea-skin-tonic-from-sugar-mill-scrubs/

Marzipan

It’s funny, trying all these different teas has made me like florals much more too.

Tea Leaf Co

I think it falls into the category of “acquired taste” since florals isn’t for all – it could very well be a love and hate relationship. Those who love LOVE and those who don’t like well …. hate it. I’ve actually gotten into this practice of flagging our customers anytime I see a tea with rose petals in their order.

ashmanra

Rose Scented by Harney and Sons is one of my favorite teas, and I love blending it with other teas, especially things like Queen Catherine or keemuns. I never would have believed just a few years ago that I would love a tea as strongly floral as that one!

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There is nothing I don’t love about this tea. I love the name, love the packaging, love the tea! I don’t drink unflavored teas that often but this tea proves to me that I need to. Such a fabulous tea. Raisin like with malty touches. No astringency. Just a smooth well balanced tea that I have been drinking every day for the past week. So Good!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/27/tea-of-the-day-bigfoot-tea-from-wendigo-tea/

Liquid Proust

Well… when I get my first check July 9th Ill be purchasing from them :p
That artwork sold me.

Nichole

I hear ya!

Nichole

That was what sold me. After vacation I’m picking up the other two blends. I’m addicted to Wendigo Tea.

Nicole

Awesome artwork. And they had me suckered in at “golden monkey” so I will also be purchasing in the near future. After I recover from my Mandala purchase. :)

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100
drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
449 tasting notes

This tea was one of my favorite flavored green teas. It had the wow factor for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better flavored green tea. Loved it.

So when the whole Kickstarter campaign started with 52Teas and this was one of the front runners to be re-blended, I confess. . .I pledged a ton of money to the campaign because I needed this tea back in my life.

And now I have it. I actually couldn’t wait for my Kickstarter incentive to come, I just bought more from the site. Jason and I sat down to a pot last night while watching Abbott and Costello with my sons. We watched Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. My 9 year old loved it. My 5 year old payed attention as well as he could. Such a fun night.

Anne did a great job at reblending this one. She created a more subtle flavor that the original which I like more. Gives the tea a really nice haunting feel. I’m on my 4th infusion of the blend and tho the taste is weaker. . it is still there. Kudos Anne (& Amethyst) Kudos!

For the rest of the rant. . .

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/26/tea-of-the-day-graveyard-mist-from-52teas/

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100
drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
449 tasting notes

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One of the best cold brewed herbal teas I’ve had. I loved the lemony orange flavor with hints of honey. Sweet with a citrus tang. When I brewed this one up hot, there wasn’t a wow factor or a this tea rocks feel. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, just not mind blowing. Cold brewed is how to enjoy this tea.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/25/tea-of-the-day-african-summer-from-nm-tea-co/

And in case anybody is obsessed with owls like I am. . . Here is a post about a handmade Owl Charm Infuser that I recently discovered. . .

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/24/tea-ware-tuesday-my-newest-addition-owl-tea-charm-infuser-from-jiji-makes/

Happy Friday eve all!

masked185

Sounds nice and refreshing!

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Oh where to begin. Its been a crazy couple years. My life has completely been turned upside down but I’m very happy where I landed. I’m finally in a great place-Living with an amazing guy and his hilarious yet full of attitude twin teenage boys, and my two adorable kiddos in Central Illinois and there is no other place I’d want to be.

Now on to the tea: I love all kinds. I’m not a huge fan of red rooibos but I love green rooibos. Beyond that, I’ll try everything once or twice to make sure I didn’t bumble up the steepings. If you are interested in something from me, just holler at me. I’m always up for trying new tea blends or sharing with others!

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