first I’m VERY sorry for the onslaught of tea logging with just photos! i just got back from holiday and i documented all of the tea i drank and really want to get them logged before normal life catches back up with me and i forget the details. i will add tasting notes later but for now the pictures do a lot to help me remember what tea i had and what the experience was like.

this tea is one i purchased in bulk so it was an opened bag and i felt like i could enjoy it while traveling. i LOVED EVERY SINGLE CUP I BREWED! this was a great purchase. in fact visiting this store was probably my favorite. the place was so beautiful. (my boyfriend said it reminded him of harry potter) and the customer service was lovely. tea places have a tendency to be uptight settings. and i have a tendency to be anti authority. so it’s always a strange balance that is struck between me and my surroundings. add to that the fact that i barely speak any french and you get a strange dynamic. the customer service people at the store were professional but super helpful and friendly. i definitely wanted to go back and buy more. …i just couldn’t fit any more tea in my travel bags.

i will add another note.
this is the most saddest thing ever.
but when i left the states i had bad bad allergies.
and they went away when i got to Paris, however my sinuses themselves were still slightly infected and irritated.
those who are prone to sinus infections already know what this means…
I COULDN’T SMELL ANYTHING MY ENTIRE TIME IN PARIS! all the tea shops! all the pastries! all the fine beers and brewery’s in Brussels! i couldn’t smell any of it!!
it was a special kind of hell at times, but i made due. and made my boyfriend smell teas and tell me what they made him think of. haha he was at a loss but tried his best. and i am so grateful.

here is a cup i brewed in Hamburg
http://instagram.com/p/YRv-jpoc6V/

OMGsrsly

I’m loving the pictures! Makes me wish camera phones were more available the last time I travelled. :) This kind of documentation always brings back awesome memories.

Skulleigh

It would be awesome if we would post pics directly in the review. I like seeing the teas and the teaware!

Shmiracles

being able to document each cup with a great picture is really priceless. i did not have much access to internet while traveling, and simply keeping a list of teas i tasted would be very lacking since my memory is not very good. but a picture really helps bring the whole experience back to the forefront of my mind. i sometimes feel too reliant on my phone, but in honesty it’s really just a camera-that-is-a-sometimes-phone.
thanks for letting me know you enjoy the photos! cuz i worry it’s somewhat self indulgent of me, like making a family member torturously sit through a long travel slide show hah. you know the kind ;)
yay tea p0rn!

Ysaurella

did you buy it at Dammann Frères place des vosges or rue mouffetard or cour St Emilion in Paris ?

Shmiracles

place des vosges. http://instagram.com/p/X3I0MAoc24/
which i’m sure means they are used to bad french speaking tourists. but i considered them very patient considering tourists would probably make me feel very much the opposite.

Ysaurella

it depends on the person who serves tea. I had different experiences at this shop but anyway love the place :)

OMGsrsly

I travelled in 2001 with one crappy digital camera for 3 people, and I think I have 10 photos! Never again! Now I’m the person who will take 300 pictures on a 4 hour hike, so I get you. :)

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OMGsrsly

I’m loving the pictures! Makes me wish camera phones were more available the last time I travelled. :) This kind of documentation always brings back awesome memories.

Skulleigh

It would be awesome if we would post pics directly in the review. I like seeing the teas and the teaware!

Shmiracles

being able to document each cup with a great picture is really priceless. i did not have much access to internet while traveling, and simply keeping a list of teas i tasted would be very lacking since my memory is not very good. but a picture really helps bring the whole experience back to the forefront of my mind. i sometimes feel too reliant on my phone, but in honesty it’s really just a camera-that-is-a-sometimes-phone.
thanks for letting me know you enjoy the photos! cuz i worry it’s somewhat self indulgent of me, like making a family member torturously sit through a long travel slide show hah. you know the kind ;)
yay tea p0rn!

Ysaurella

did you buy it at Dammann Frères place des vosges or rue mouffetard or cour St Emilion in Paris ?

Shmiracles

place des vosges. http://instagram.com/p/X3I0MAoc24/
which i’m sure means they are used to bad french speaking tourists. but i considered them very patient considering tourists would probably make me feel very much the opposite.

Ysaurella

it depends on the person who serves tea. I had different experiences at this shop but anyway love the place :)

OMGsrsly

I travelled in 2001 with one crappy digital camera for 3 people, and I think I have 10 photos! Never again! Now I’m the person who will take 300 pictures on a 4 hour hike, so I get you. :)

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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.
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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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