More tea in the mail this afternoon! This time it was the two blends that I purchased from Shadowfall (Prairie Berry from DAVIDsTEA and Cara McGee’s TARDIS blend from Adagio)! It made it here in less than a week, coming from the states! I’m super impressed. However, with those two blends counted, that now puts me at 117 different tea.

My Dad asked me yesterday how many blends I’m at now and I didn’t text him back because I’m sort of ashamed to tell him the number. Last time he was up to visit I was hovering right around 50, and that was only two months ago…

Anyway, I made myself some of this today for work. I picked this one for a couple reasons, including the fact I was tired and lazy, under time constraints (running late), and just wanted something light and minty. For preparation, I brewed this up concentrated (two teabags) in boiling water for 3 minutes. I then poured the concentrated mix into my water bottle and watered it down with about a cup’s worth of cold water. It was faster doing it this way than it would have been making two separate cups.

Taste wise, it’s quite lovely. Nice and light, and very refreshing. Since really diving into my tea journey I’ve learned that while I still love mint teas, I much prefer them cold to hot. Very rarely do I drink mint teas anymore without them being cold (the exception being chocolate mint blends). Today, this kinda tastes like spearmint gum…

Side note not relevant to tea…

I feel like a terrible roommate today. I kind of screwed Tre over, although it was a complete accident. Yesterday I borrowed his bus pass to do some late night shopping since he has a monthly one that has unlimited rides for the month. I, however, don’t go places that are outside of walking distance too often so my pass is set up to buy sets of rides at a time (usually 10) because that’s more cost effect for me.

However, last night I was down to 1 ride – and I would have needed 2: one to get downtown and one to get home. So, I took his since he wasn’t going out yesterday evening…

I though everything was all worked out – when I got home I gave him his pass back so he could use it to get to school. Turns out that I accidentally gave him mine (they look the same!). So, he managed to get to Siast alright, but now he’s going to have to walk home. It’s nearly a two hour walk.

I feel really bad…

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My name is Kelly. I’m a barely twenty tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually nearly two years ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious obsession.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

Currently, I’m in the process of getting certified as a Tea Sommelier; if you’re interested in hearing more about that give me a shout because I’ve found the process to be really informative as well as quiet fun!

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends and as of late oolongs but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty, Petrichor

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, chamomile, sometimes mango or peach

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas (just to be on the safe side)!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends, and anything with Goji berries

I’ve got four Tea Pets:

Two Pixiu Dragons named Zak and Wheezie, a monkey named Enzo, and a carp named Gyarados. If you see me writing about sharing tea with any of them that’s what I’m talking about ;)

I also have one real life pet:

A skinny pig hairless guinea pig named Eilert, after Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler. He’s pretty chill, but a greedy little fella who’ll rip food right out of your hands. Sometimes he joins me for tea time even though he never gets to participate.

I also write reviews for SororiTea Sisters! Typically what I post there is more edited, focused and expanded reviews of what I’m posting here. Unless I was sent a tea specifically to review for the blog, I will post here first.

If the tea was sent to me specifically to review there then the full review will only be posted there, and my Steepster review will just contain a snippet of the review and a link to the full review on the SS site.

The URL to my tumblr blog is: guyfierithirdandfinalantichrist


Regina, SK, Canada



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