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So I have now successfully attended my first hot yoga class and it was no where near as hot or as frightening as I had anticipated. It was actually quite nice and relaxing and walking out into the cold air afterwords was pretty heavenly.

Alas, this matcha is not nearly as pleasant. Not that it is bad but mostly rather nondescript as it merely tastes like sweetened milk.

Courtney

YAY! I was just driving back from picking up J and I was going to inquire about the class. :) I ruled this matcha out of my order hehe. But French Vanilla Cookie went in, all because of you.

Stephanie

Love yoga!

__Morgana__

I am afraid of hot yoga, too. Though I really like Iyengar. Unfortunately there’s no Iyengar close enough to me that I could make it to a class regularly. :-(

VariaTEA

@Courtney – I always worry when people want something because of my review. I get stressed that they won’t enjoy it as much as my review makes it sound. Hopefully that is not the case in regards to the butter cookie.

@Stephanie – I can see why!

@Morgana – I HATE heat and was freaking out prior to going but it actually was very nice. It is certainly hot and you need to focus on your breathing more but I was pleasantly surprised.

keychange

Oh yeah, hot yoga can be fun but really intense. I remember feeling as though I was literally swimming through my poses, and I use the term “poses” loosely; they would be like “now do downward dog” and I’d hold that position for a split second before sliding to the floor in a puddle.

Roswell Strange

Hot Yoga does not sound like fun to me XD But then again, my idea of exercise is the ten minute walk to the mall instead of the 20 minute bus ride. So, I applaud your dedication.

VariaTEA

@keychange – “intense” is definitely an accurate word to describe it. Also, there certainly were puddles around me but luckily I have a pretty great yoga mat which has amazing grip meaning no sliding, even if I tried :P

@Roswell Strange – I put off going for years because the idea of being in a purposely hot room while exercising was essentially what I imagine hell to be. Turns out it wasn’t that bad. The last pose is literally just lying on the ground for a while :P

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Courtney

YAY! I was just driving back from picking up J and I was going to inquire about the class. :) I ruled this matcha out of my order hehe. But French Vanilla Cookie went in, all because of you.

Stephanie

Love yoga!

__Morgana__

I am afraid of hot yoga, too. Though I really like Iyengar. Unfortunately there’s no Iyengar close enough to me that I could make it to a class regularly. :-(

VariaTEA

@Courtney – I always worry when people want something because of my review. I get stressed that they won’t enjoy it as much as my review makes it sound. Hopefully that is not the case in regards to the butter cookie.

@Stephanie – I can see why!

@Morgana – I HATE heat and was freaking out prior to going but it actually was very nice. It is certainly hot and you need to focus on your breathing more but I was pleasantly surprised.

keychange

Oh yeah, hot yoga can be fun but really intense. I remember feeling as though I was literally swimming through my poses, and I use the term “poses” loosely; they would be like “now do downward dog” and I’d hold that position for a split second before sliding to the floor in a puddle.

Roswell Strange

Hot Yoga does not sound like fun to me XD But then again, my idea of exercise is the ten minute walk to the mall instead of the 20 minute bus ride. So, I applaud your dedication.

VariaTEA

@keychange – “intense” is definitely an accurate word to describe it. Also, there certainly were puddles around me but luckily I have a pretty great yoga mat which has amazing grip meaning no sliding, even if I tried :P

@Roswell Strange – I put off going for years because the idea of being in a purposely hot room while exercising was essentially what I imagine hell to be. Turns out it wasn’t that bad. The last pose is literally just lying on the ground for a while :P

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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