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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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Meh. I am just not impressed with Lupicia’s peach flavor. Even if it tasted like peach candy, I’d be happy, but I just don’t get peach at all. This one at least is the most tolerable out of all momo related teas, which is good because I got an entire tin in that happy bag.

The green tea itself is really good though, I wonder if it’s the vanilla that just throws everything off for me. I may have to try cold brewing it to see if I like it better cold and maybe prepared a different way.

I decided I’m not going to class tomorrow because I am afraid of going downtown until this Final Four stuff is done. Also pollen but that’s a terrible excuse as I’m going to be planting. My city started up a community garden and I may get a plot! I just have to keep living here then…I was considering going back into Atlanta proper when my lease was up but I am dying to be part of a community garden, especially if it’s just starting up.

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drank Spring Court by Dryad Tea
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I had this iced yesterday and I think it probably needs sweetener to really bring out its flavors. I couldn’t taste strawberry, maybe just a little lemon, but mostly it was flowery. It seemed a bit too harsh so I think I’ll steep it less time too.

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drank Nearly Nirvana by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Dear Nearly Nirvana,

Thank you for staying true to your keeping grumbling tummies happy description. It is actually working. These jerks working on a condo across the NARROW road from my boyfriend’s garage are parked so much in the way that we cannot get his car out.

They are still here and they want to continuously argue with him. I might not have the lack of anger a monk does but hey, I’m surviving it being 2:15 now and I haven’t had lunch yet.

This was one of my samples from Bluebird, and it sounded like something I’d like so I had it. It was refreshing, the combination of citrus, mint, and jasmine really can do that. It would probably make a good iced tea too but I finished it off before it even got cold.

It was really relaxing too, I know I got more than enough sleep last night because I was bored enough to go to bed before 12:30am, and it still made me kind of sleepy when I had it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I don’t know what it is, but I cannot enjoy these Simpson & Vail teas I got. After Strawberry Cupcake, I’ve just been afraid to break into the others and it’s evident why with this one.

I don’t know what I can do differently! I steep for 3 minutes, I use 200 degree water. They just taste watery and have an unpleasant aftertaste.

This one at least is more tolerable than the strawberry one. But I don’t think it really tastes like apple cinnamon cake or anything. Maybe a bit cinnamon but i don’t understand what it is about either the flavoring they use or the base tea.

Marcel Duchamp

I haven’t tried this one but for the other S&V teas, I steeped for 5 minutes. That’s what I did for Strawberry Cupcake and Oatmeal Almond Cookie.

Sil

see i really like this one… less a fan of the strawberry one. their rootbeer one is totally spot on, but not something i wanna drink. creme brulee is meh to me.

Marcel Duchamp

I wondered about the rootbeer one. I thought about trying that one iced.

Sil

heh so as far as the rootbeer one is concerned it’s REALLY strong in terms of smell. I’d have to heck my reviews as well, but i think i preferred it hot.

momo

If you want it to be more reminiscent of root beer, add club soda or some kind of sparkling water to dilute it as iced tea. I did that w/the Root Beer Float one from Davids and that’s the only way I’ll drink it.

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drank Earl of Anxi by Verdant Tea
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Ugh this tastes even better now that I’m finishing the sample. It’s just SO clean and it makes me feel less angry that we’re coming up on 24 hours of not being able to register for classes.

Citrusy, creamy, flowery woodsy, tasty.

I was gonna just steep it once and move on but I can’t.

Now I regret not buying more but buying more of anything isn’t happening for a long time don’t tempt me.

Supposedly right now it’s April showers time, except you know, to me, April showers should not include it being cold and windy. (Tomorrow when I get back from this economics in the private sector career thing I am finally planting my garden!) This feels and tastes like it’s still another lovely mid-60s day.

Veronica

I planted my garden last weekend. It’s cold and windy here, too, but dangit! it’s spring. Of course everything I planted is for early spring (lettuce, kale, radish, snow peas, etc…). I probably won’t get tomatoes in the ground before Memorial Day. :(

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drank Green tea from India by Unknown
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Final three! Oh god I am so tired of Final Four stuff around Atlanta. I’m not even going downtown Monday because I am going to hate everyone.

I also cannot register for classes, “the 3,000 students able to register today” crashed it. Funny, this has never been a problem ANY OTHER TIME. The last time I have to register? Down for hours. Ridiculous. If I miss out on this Politics and Film class I’m gonna lose it.

So I swear there was an entry for this somewhere but I can’t find it so whatever. This is a really savory green. Seems like there’s a hint of smoke in there, and it’s still a bit sweet and grassy.

It’s okay, but it’s going to continue on in one of the boxes because…well too much tea already.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Lemon Mango by Love is Tea (LIT)
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Hey I can do this sipdown with numbers too…62 left in the spreadsheet for herbal/fruit! …cries

Yesterday was a pretty tea-less day because I had two tests and I was going to a taping of Conan! That was awesome. I did have a tea from Caribou while I was studying but eh not worth logging.

So it’s warm again today, and I made this iced while I was starting on gardening.

This is more like hibiscus lemonade than anything, I definitely do not get mango at all in here. It’s very tart and it tastes like lemons and rosehips and hibiscus.

It’s okay, I think I’d add something mango flavored to it if I had more.

Sil

Haha join the numbers club!

momo

Never adding them up…maybe in a year LOL never posting the number of black teas either.

Ze_Teamaker

You got to see Conan live!!!! LUCKY!

momo

Yes! He even did a little string dance! They put the entire episode online (idk if that’s standard, I just couldn’t wait until this weekend when I can see a DVR recording) http://teamcoco.com/video/full-episode-4-1-seth-rogen-and-comedian-earthquake

Ze_Teamaker

ALL HAIL THE STRING DANCE!!!

Kittenna

You totally have more teas than me, don’t you!!

Sil

i’m guessing yes to that kittenna lol she had the teaboxes!

momo

well…one of the tea box’s contents that I kept have yet to be entered in LOL neither has my big Harney and Sons order, or a bunch of other things…last time I added it up it was over 700

momo

ugh morbid curiosity, 825…without adding a whoooole bunch of stuff

Kittenna

I am not alone!!! :D I know my 798 is also an underestimation because LiberTEAS sent me more than 50 samples, and I didn’t check to make sure everything is actually entered (kept finding teas from DavidsTea that weren’t on the list). Anyways, yay tea hoarders!! Haha :P

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Fixed this one up to match the other Fauchon teas on here now, it was bothering me because I was searching “an evening” and it left out the an. All better!

Steeped this for less time by accident, more focused on studying. I think it worked out better though only being steeped for 3 minutes. It tastes far more like blood orange and apricot now.

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drank Mistress' Vineyard by Dryad Tea
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sipdown~~~

Tried the rest of the sample iced. Definitely not as good as it was hot, which I find weird because it says in the description it is good iced. The cinnamon becomes way more obvious, but it also tastes a lot more like it’s just flavored with hibiscus instead of fruit. Definitely not getting black currant, peach, or apricot. Just hibiscus and cinnamon.

I don’t think I’d get this one again though. It was great hot, it disappointed iced.

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drank Coconut Macaroon by Compass Teas
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I prefer macarons over macaroons, to the point I have an irrational hatred for macaroons for when people spell macarons like macaroons.

But I do like coconut. A lot.

So this was okay at first without sugar. It smells really nutty. But what I think must be the base tea is giving it this smoky aftertaste. It’s not offputting enough for me to dump the cup, but it just really doesn’t match the sweet cookie thing this tea has going on otherwise. I added milk and sugar and it makes it more tolerable, as does letting it cool off a bit more.

I added way more sugar than I usually do, which makes this tea taste like I’m having dessert for breakfast.

Thanks, JoonSusanna!

Dinosara

Re: macarons vs. macaroons… Me too!

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