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93
drank Matcha Hekisui by Samovar
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Rabs

Your note just put a silly grin on my face :) One reason is because it’s a blast living vicariously through you in regard to your trip. The second reason is that this is the first true “firstie” note that I’ve seen here and it just tickled me. I read the AV Club online and the Firsties/response to firsties always crack me up XD

SoccerMom

< Is jealous! :)

Ricky

Unfortunately my trip is coming to an end. Last stop Lupicia. I think that’s a good thing as I have too much tea. Some has to go.

I’m almost never first. Couldn’t believe I got first on this one.

@SoccerMom :P

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48
drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
__Morgana__

So glad I skipped this one on my initial tea bag mass purchase.

Ricky

Even bad teas should be tried :)

Doesn’t this one come in the tazo variety packs?

Jenny O

i don’t think that, even cold, this tea would be salvageable

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88
drank Phoenix Oolong by Samovar
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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
__Morgana__

Love the name, sounds like it rises from the ashes quite nicely!

AmazonV

we had pheonix in the forest at the meetup, sorry your not feeling great

JacquelineM

Oooooooh San Francisco! Love hearing about your trip!!!!

Ricky

Yep lasted multiple steeps.

I need to get me some Phoenix in the forest.

Unfortunately I’m leaving soon :( but before that I must have more Samovar.

cultureflip

im a little pissed at myself for not knowing this place existed when i lived there a few years ago.

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66
drank China Green Tips by Tazo
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Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

It didn’t get a bad rap from me!

AmazonV

I love my starbucks no hate here

Ricky

After having a bit more a tad plainer then I remembered but it’s bugging me. Not sencha, dragon well? I don’t know what it is. It tastes so familiar! Okay time for more tazo.

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71
drank Calm by Tazo
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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Jillian

A hotel that serves something better than Lipton? *faints from shock *
XD

Lisbet

Ohhh is this a Sheraton? I had Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea the last time I stayed in a Sheraton. So much better than the Bigelow teas stocked by most hotels.

Ricky

I know. Tazo! craziness! I’ve been trying all these different tazo teas lately.

Nope, I’m at Westin hotel.

__Morgana__

Are you sure you already paid for it and it isn’t one of those things they bill you for by consumption?

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drank Dragon Eye Oolong by Revolution Tea
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Janefan

Uh-oh! I just bought a box of this because I like the one sample I had of it! But I looked back at my notes and saw that I oversteeped that one (7 min instead of the recommended 4-5) so maybe that’s the trick…?

Ricky

Yeah, I noticed after I threw the tea satchel away that everyone else steeped longer than I did :(

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Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

@Samovar?! Lucky!

Ricky

I’m trying to decide what tea or teas I should try!

Cofftea

Duh… all!:)

Ricky

If money grew on trees, I would try them all :)

I’ll definitely be purchasing a few tins when I get there.

JacquelineM

Have fun in SF!!! Last year at this time I was wandering around SF too :) I miss it!! Think of us as you take your first sip of magic elixir at Samovar!

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
IdentiTEA

Haha, Ricky… you make me lol.

Cinoi

I’d love to see the purple tea, but the thought of lavender is not appealing at all, sigh haha.

Suzi

Was it worth your $2 to see the purple tea? :D

Rabs

♪ Purple Tis-ane! Purple Tisane! ♫

Ricky

:)

Best two dollars spent! Probably not, but I’ll pretend it was ;)

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70
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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82
drank Raspberry Oolong by A C Perch's
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Angrboda

Take it up with AC Perchs. They’re in Japan since 2006. Look, http://www.perchs.dk/default.asp?page=alt_om_the.asp

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Hiya!

I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’re interested in something just let me know.

My Ratings
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase
< 50 Bleck, I don’t want another cup

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