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Perhaps we should attempt to change a certain idiom to “Like Ricky in a china shop.” ;)
I try to be really careful! I do! I really do! They plot against me :(
oh noes! invest in more cast iron and such?
But then how would I see the color of the tea or flowering blooms! Runs to AmazonV.com and invests in more bodum cups!
you awful person, your only encouraging them!
ps-yea i went and got a tea pee-er so i could see the pretty leaves too, we’re all loony
Waitttt up! Don’t you have like not one, not two, but THREE brevilles =]. I’d probably break that too :(. I think I’d need three. In case the first one breaks and then the backup breaks as well.
i only have one :P i gave the other to my mom, and the zarafina is now in her office/work, and the teadrop is at my work, and the tea peerer and other pots are at home with the breville kettle and breville one touch kettle !
oh yea and last weekend i bought one of those little frothers…
what is “teadrop?”
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Crack indeed. I love this tea!
Oooh are you going to the tea lounge?
Mmmm tea crack.
It lost it’s sweetness on the second steep!
Yep, I’ll be visiting the tea lounge with my piggy bank. I’ll bring a hammer and everything and buy tea with every nickle and dime ;)
lol! tea crack!
my mom has been on a crack pie kick lately, if there is crack pie why not crack tea?
I’m glad I provided you with a kind of emergency tea stash! And I’m glad you liked this!
Oh yes — this tea is crazy-sweet on many-a-level :D Good luck with the rest of the move!
I don’t offer many people tea because of the very thing that you mentioned. Unless people are actually “in to” tea, they aren’t going to understand or appreciate what you’re offering them. To so many people out there: “tea” = Lipton’s. That’s what they grew up on… that’s what I grew up on. So, they don’t have the palate for something else. I’m not going to suggest that tea lovers possess a more “sophisticated” palate or any other such nonsense, because I don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s just that “we” (that is, tea enthusiasts) happen to be more in tune to the nuances of tea because we happen to love it.
I have some of this tea, but I haven’t yet tried it. I do look forward to trying it though, as I LOVE pineapple upside down cake!
Good luck on the move! I hope it all runs smoothly!
Nice review ooh I enjoy pineapple in tea. I should of bought some but it sold out my fault for putting off buying some lol.
my friends know i am nuts about tea, and will be forced to guest tea blog if they don’t take lipton! this keeps it to lipton for the people who don’t care, and very excited people who do care
@Erin thanks! I just realized I’ve been going through your tea a lot lately, haha.
@Rabs Oh it’s going to take another month or half a month before I’m finally settled. Who knew moving could be so hectic.
@LiberTEAS I think we just need to find the tea that really stands out so we can convert them! I’ve been trying to think of a good tea that could make a lipton lover, go woah, this is amazing!
@silvermage2000 Didn’t they just restock recently!?!? Frank does make some good honeybush teas. The raspberry danish isn’t bad either, a bit lighter. I have to really sit down with that one before I write up a log.
@AmazonV Haha, you know… now that I think about it… perhaps some lapsang souchong is necessary for those lipton lovers.
I was dying to hear how the meet up went! Thank you so much for posting some details of the event, and I’m delighted that y’all had a great time :)
It is a more subtle cup, for what it’s worth…which is probably why I like it, given my tastes! I wasn’t sure about the first cup, but the subtle sweetness sort of grew on me…the flavors seem well-paired. I think it does have a sort of mild astringency akin to the astringency you get with dried apples, but not the sort that comes along with bitter tea, like assam, if that makes sense — at least, that’s what I get from my batch.
the gadget http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/8024/
my pictures / notes on the meetup: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/nyc-steepster-tea-meetup.html
AmazonV: Thanks for the pics and the writeup! I have to admit that I’m sort of disappointed that the overlords weren’t wearing capes or something more “overlordish.” ;)
Hehe! And yes, thank you AmazonV for the write up!
I wish I was able to go! Bad timing w my tree problem. It looked so fun, informative and delicious!
@Rabs, yeah it was a small group, but it was cozy. Basically we tried five samplers and had some other teas on the side.
@sophistre, hmmm, I feel like many of Frank’s teas grow on you. The flavors are always so subtle but as you drink it, you get more accustomed to it and the flavors seem to show up more. If I had a choice between an orange or an apple I’d go for the orange. I don’t hate apples, but it wouldn’t be my first choice as a fruit. I think I can see what you mentioned about the apple tartness.
@AmazonV Thanks! =]
@JacquelineM Oh no! Poor tree! I was surprised you weren’t there since you always go to radiance! It was such a nice day too.
R.I.P. Mandarin Matcha ::bows head for a moment of silence::
Yay! Sorry about the address, I have it correct in the address book…hmmm, oh well, I’m glad it got there and of course that you enjoyed it!!
No worries about the address. The mail man delivers so many packages that he knows my name and dropped the package in my mailbox so I didn’t have to hunt for it =]
Haha, good :)
Boo to Harney for selling old tea! So I guess all sale teas are old?
Shrugs, I mean it’s sealed and everything. I’m assuming on sale means they aren’t going to produce anymore / it’s at the end of it’s life cycle or product cycle. It might just be that Harney’s isn’t as flavorful. For the price I’m not complaining, but I wouldn’t repurchase it again if I had a choice as this one is so much better.
Stephanie: Not necessarily. It could also be that they overstocked on a particular tea and using a sale to reduce stock quickly.
Got it! Yeah makes sense. Thanks Liberteas!
I was eyeing that sale on H&S, too. I won’t order it now for myself since it’s so light in flavor. But I guess it would be a good “starter” Jasmine for the milder tea drinker.
You know what, I am not a big fan of Teavana for my own set of reasons, but they do have pretty tasty teas. Their peach blooming tea is pretty amazing.
Stephanie, I can send you some if you want.
Ohhh, I might have to try that LiterTeas. Peach + flower bloom sounds like a winning combination.
They have a couple of other flavors too, I believe. The Peach is what caught my attention most prominently though.
That is excellent to hear. Glad you enjoyed it. I love to take these to sea with me as they scare the crud out of my fellow travelers. Some tell me they wont try them on looks alone. Yet they eat the galley food… I wonder. LOL I will have to send you some others before I deploy in the June/July time frame.
They won’t try silly flower teas? My co-workers were amazed by it. Then again they love tea as well so that might be why they were so excited to try it. They were looming over the cup the whole time watching the flower bloom unravel. Actually, they were probably excited because they wanted to see what it unraveled into because all I told them was to drop it in a cup of not so hot water. As much as I like surprises, send me a message before you decide to send me more tea as I might be moving soon. Actually I suppose I can message you when I know my new address.
Lol! Nasty bunnies!
Bad bunnies! Bad! Hee hee hee!
I second the lol! Bunny violation! Plus my mind went to Anya from Buffy which is an added bonus :)
You better hurry up and get rid of the snow bunnies before they get dust bunnies. LOL
I know these bunnies are evil! Bunny teas are not to be trusted!!! Luckily it seems Steepster only carries beach and snow bunnies.
hey, leave my bunnies outta this!
Your bunny is just as guilty and you know it!
::rabbit disapproves:: ;)
lol! man i wish lolbunnies was up right now so i could link that disapproving rabbit
lolbunnies? LOL! I only know this one: http://www.disapprovingrabbits.com/
it was like this: http://icanhascheezburger.com/tag/lolbunnies/ but a whole site of them – my bunnies fail to disapprove or cute they just flop
Oh teh cute! ::splodes::
A year ago a friend of mine showed me the icanhascheezburger link… and I said really? Once again I laugh and go really!?!?
Oh bunnies… I think I have a picture of my friend’s bunny that looks just like that brown one . It was one stinky bunny.
Oh lolbunnies…. too cute, I can’t stand it…
I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’re interested in something just let me know.
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase