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so yes, i mentioned yesterday that i had a tea log organization project going on. and last night i deleted over 150 tea logs that had no notes. i’m sure there are more to delete too. but before i can, i have about 30 teas that i need to drink again and write proper notes for first. …….. i know who am i kidding?! i don’t write proper notes or reviews!! i mean seriously, looking through my log last night, my reviews range mostly from posting someone else’s poetry, to nerding out on tv or fan fic, to complaining about the weather, and then maybe saying the tea has coconut in it. ….my most verbose reviews are really just me flirting with the fictional character the tea is named after.

i’m so glad the rest of you properly review tea so i can learn from you! …. and also so i can then be lazy about it and constantly indulge my flights of fancy!

i’ve been really into oolongs lately. but was putting off re-trying this tea. something about the orange scent was so strong i’d always think “but where’s the oolong” and put it back on the shelf. but after it’s been brewed it’s not so bam-in-your-face. to me, it IS however more orange than caramel and creme . in fact i can tell the creme is there but i think the caramel has left the building with this cup.

i like it but i’m probably not going to buy this again. i have about two more cups left to decide.

a song by The XX has been in my head for days


Crystalised
You’ve applied the pressure
To have me crystallized
And you’ve got the faith
That I could bring paradise

I’ll forgive and forget
Before I’m paralyzed
Do I have to keep up the pace
To keep you satisfied

Glaciers have melted to the sea
(Things have gotten closer to the sun)
I wish the tide would take me over
(And I’ve done things in small doses)
I’ve been down onto my knees
(So don’t think that I’m pushing you away)
And you just keep on getting closer
(When you’re the one that I’ve kept closest)
Go slow

TeaRunner

I, for once, love your reviews! They give the broader context to your particular tea experience.
P. S. I had a good reaction to D. T. Orange Brulee too.

Shmiracles

thanks TeaRunner! i blame the caffeine!!!! it gets me jazzed about everything and fuels up my thoughts. (i figure if a tea purist wants to use a tea site for just tea it makes complete sense, and they obviously won’t follow me.)
more off topic…do you have a race this month? or did we already answer and ask that question?

Nicole

I think your notes are delightful. After all, we all have different reactions to different teas. For me, reviews are mostly entertainment and to see descriptions of teas I might not otherwise know about that I might like. :)

CrowKettle

I love your “slice of life” reviews and all the references they include; they’re always different and they make me search up and discover things! btw, good song :)

Shmiracles

So CrowKettel! Does that mean that you now love Arrow and Sherlock and read Hobbit slash on a regular basis?! … hah… probably not.
but THANK YOU! seriously.
yes i guess i never consider there might be an upside to my incessant internal ramblings… what does it mean when you even annoy yourself?? JUST KIDDING no i’m not YES i’m joking. seriously. i’m joking. and i love the tea people! i love all the tea people!

Marcel Duchamp

love the xx, btw. Have you heard their new albumb? Its pretty good. I’ve been listening to the Chromatics album from last year lately.

Shmiracles

Marcel, i am such a lazy music listener and so jaded about it all that i rarely listen to more than a random song here or there. but i will DEFINITELY try this album. all i need is a nudge! :) and i’m sure my boyfriend would lend it to me in a blink. he is so vexed by my lack of enthusiasm for new tunes. poor fella.

Marcel Duchamp

haha. Nothing wrong with a healthy dose of laziness. Both those albums are pretty good. I can’t keep track of music anymore either. I have enough trouble keeping up with tea!

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TeaRunner

I, for once, love your reviews! They give the broader context to your particular tea experience.
P. S. I had a good reaction to D. T. Orange Brulee too.

Shmiracles

thanks TeaRunner! i blame the caffeine!!!! it gets me jazzed about everything and fuels up my thoughts. (i figure if a tea purist wants to use a tea site for just tea it makes complete sense, and they obviously won’t follow me.)
more off topic…do you have a race this month? or did we already answer and ask that question?

Nicole

I think your notes are delightful. After all, we all have different reactions to different teas. For me, reviews are mostly entertainment and to see descriptions of teas I might not otherwise know about that I might like. :)

CrowKettle

I love your “slice of life” reviews and all the references they include; they’re always different and they make me search up and discover things! btw, good song :)

Shmiracles

So CrowKettel! Does that mean that you now love Arrow and Sherlock and read Hobbit slash on a regular basis?! … hah… probably not.
but THANK YOU! seriously.
yes i guess i never consider there might be an upside to my incessant internal ramblings… what does it mean when you even annoy yourself?? JUST KIDDING no i’m not YES i’m joking. seriously. i’m joking. and i love the tea people! i love all the tea people!

Marcel Duchamp

love the xx, btw. Have you heard their new albumb? Its pretty good. I’ve been listening to the Chromatics album from last year lately.

Shmiracles

Marcel, i am such a lazy music listener and so jaded about it all that i rarely listen to more than a random song here or there. but i will DEFINITELY try this album. all i need is a nudge! :) and i’m sure my boyfriend would lend it to me in a blink. he is so vexed by my lack of enthusiasm for new tunes. poor fella.

Marcel Duchamp

haha. Nothing wrong with a healthy dose of laziness. Both those albums are pretty good. I can’t keep track of music anymore either. I have enough trouble keeping up with tea!

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THAT’S NUMBERWANG!

i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

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ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.

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