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Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box

Numi is pretty good for bagged tea, so I grabbed one of these to try. I was surprised to read that this is primarily a green tea, with just a hint of pu-erh! The magnolia is very intriguing! We have magnolias in our yard and I love the scent. The magnolia+green is like a twist on jasmine green, and the pu-erh adds a hint of rich undertone to the whole package. Very nice. I would love to see someone like Verdant or Mandala do a straight pu-erh version of magnolia!

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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Backlog from last night!

I think I need to play around with my steeping parameters with this one. I brewed it up a little weak for my tastes. Also, there’s a flavor in here I’ve never tasted before! That is always exciting! I presume it is the dandelion root.

Also? I know this is supposed to be caffeine free but I could NOT sleep last night! It could have been a coincidence, but man, it sure felt like I’d had some sort of stimulant.

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
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  1. from the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box

I got my first traveling tea box today from Tea Sipper! I had to go to the post office to pick it up on my lunch break. I haven’t had a chance to look through it all yet, but I found this near the top and I’ve always wanted to try it!

Well, I’m always happy to try a 52Teas blend without having to commit to an entire 2oz pouch. This one lives up to it’s reputation! This is one of the better 52Teas blends I have tried. I love coconut! This one is very creamy and the black base is mild and unobtrusive. There isn’t a whole lot in the pouch so I’ll probably leave the rest in there for other Steepsters to try. I just wanted a cups worth for sampling purposes :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Mmmmmmm…I hope this gets.resteeped soon!


I hope you find a few you like in the teabox! :D


I did find many things to try! I separated the samples I took out into my own little baggies, and it will be heading on to BrewTEAlly Sweet TODAY! I hand wrote out everything I added and took out, but I will type it all up ASAP!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Cheater! Your supposed to enjoy the box. But this is very smart too. I should just do that now with the teas I have left to try in my box since this one is heading my way already :)

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Trying my first tea from the Verdant blend club I am sharing with BrewTEAlly Sweet!

Looks like a couple other people have written tasting notes on this one but no one wants to give it a rating! heh.

The spearmint and tulsi are the prominent notes here, with the warmer spices and puerh itself taking a back seat. Not a bad blend, but I think personally, this morning I was hoping for something with a stronger darker base note. I’m still on my first steep, so maybe the 2nd will have a little more oompf to it. I will give it credit for being very forest-like!

Like Bonnie said, I imagine this would be excellent chilled :)

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Sample sipdown again! Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet, this one was nice :)

It makes me excited to taste Butiki’s Champagne Rose Cream soon! :D

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Sample sipdown! This tea is really hitting the spot for me today. I was so busy this weekend I barely had a chance to sit down and enjoy a good cup! This is a really nice rich complex black tea that I would totally drink more of if I had some. I’m really looking forward to trying my half of the Verdant blend club box which should be arriving today! :D

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Another sad Butiki sipdown! I do have some other jasmine pearls laying around but none quite as good as these. These are my ultimate comfort tea. I’ve got a big art show opening tonight, and my favorite outdoor art fair of the year in the morning! Exciting/Stressful! Gotta get my zen on with these pearls today :)

Happy Friday Steepsters!

Butiki Teas

Good luck! :)


Thanks! :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Yay! Good luck!!! Did u enter anything?


I’ve got one piece in the art show tonight, and a booth at the art fair tomorrow…which is looking like it might get postponed to Sunday for rain!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ooooohhhh good luck!!!! And aw man! What’s the booth?


At the booth I’ll be selling basically all of my art that I can. I’ve let my etsy store get pretty empty but lots of this stuff plus others, including canvas wraps of my new tea mandala! http://evilducky77.etsy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201079153234015&set=a.1352411883383.2051400.1023981242&type=1&theater

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Love them!!!!! I love that chrysanthemum block print!!! In love!!!


Thanks! :D

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drank Hojicha by Yamamotoyama
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Today I have been drinking cheap bagged tea because last night I burnt my tongue on some (presuambly) delicious Indian soup I made and it STILL hurts and my taste has been dulled :(

Usually if I burn my tongue it feels fine the next day! This is too weird!


Having said all that, I do find this cheap Hojicha oddly comforting! The roastiness reminds me a bit of genmaicha :)


Hmmm interesting, I have some hojicha I haven’t tried, really should dig that out and give it a go if it’s like genmaicha.


Hope the burn heals quickly. I hate it when that happens. Yamamotoyama is one of my favorite cheapster steepsters and this hojicha has been in my stash for quite a while.

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Finishing off my swap sample of this one from BrewTEAlly Sweet

This tea is pretty brilliant. Even a mediocre pu-erh base pairs really well with chocolate and chai spices! Not many teas from Della Terra impress me this much. I think this one and Walnut Brittle are my favorites. 2nd faves are the discontinued Snow Fairy (Vanilla Pineapple White) and the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Absolutely love oatmeal raisin cookie!!

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I was in the mood for something vegetal this morning, and this creamy greeny milk oolong is hitting the spot. Hurray for Oolong Sampler pack from Teavivre!

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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