i’m back at my work desk after having traveling for two weeks and running 3 marathons:
Paris, France – http://instagram.com/p/XzzkguIc0E/
Rotterdam, Netherlands – http://instagram.com/p/YFsdacIc1Q/
Hamburg, Germany – http://instagram.com/p/YXxvjgoc9Z/
it was a wild and unforgettable ride.

and i brought back as much tea as i could possibly carry!!

i’ve tasted half of them so far, and every single one is great. i’m so happy with my purchases.
but for me, the Della Terra chocolate teas are also something special. there’s something about them that i can just drink cup after cup after cup. no additives, no frills, no need doll them up.

just deep tea.
ya know?
deep.
tea.

whatshesaid

I loved all your pics! What a dream, travel Europe and bring home a bunch of tea. I hope I get to do that one day! Glad you’re back, I like your reviews :)

Shmiracles

it’s nice to come home with pics i actually like for a change! hah
i hope to review the teas i posted pictures for, but that will be a huge project and will take me a while to get around to it i’m sure.
if it makes you feel better i’m not in my 20s anymore. that’s how long it took me to finally take this trip. but i’m also already calculating where i will go next.
and honestly, i missed the teathusiasm of steepster while i was away! honest!

whatshesaid

Yeah the thing about traveling is it’s more addictive than tea! (maybe!)

I’m not in my twenties anymore either but that’s a new development, hehe. I am hoping to have my shit together enough to do that within like 10 yrs or so! Mind you I won’t be running, haha. Probably just eating and drinking tea :)
Also probably wine and beer.

Shmiracles

i’ve been joking that i think i also completed a marathon in beer, wine, and cheese. but that one wasn’t chip timed. haha
my beer photos are on untappd if you’re curious? but i think the tea photos i took are all better by far :)
https://untappd.com/user/shmiracles/photos

whatshesaid

Everything looks so good!! Question, we’re you drinking beer out of an orange coffee mug??

momo

Oh gosh we need to be friends on Untappd also. Now I’m triple jealous (GET IT), I didn’t even try a Trappist beer until a couple weeks ago and I am in LOVE and I regret not trying some tripels where they were easily found.

Shmiracles

yay more untappd friends!!! beer is just hoppy tea am i rite?!?!
i went to a brewery in Brussels called Cantillon brewery that had the best lambics ever.
http://instagram.com/p/X-wuE-oc77/

i WAS drinking out of an orange mug haha. but to explain… my bf and i had purchased some bottles in Belgium but didn’t drink them, so then took them to Rotterdam, and then didn’t wanna carry them in our bags anymore so we opted for a breakfast beer party for 2 in our hostel room before check out. ah vacation.
the room was painted bright pink because it was the ‘Love Room’ so fun.

Lindsey

I just started using Untappd recently and didn’t even know you could add photos! Oh man, I clearly need to play with that app some more…

Also, isn’t Rotterdam awesome? I love the Netherlands; so laid back and a perfect place for beer fans!

whatshesaid

Awesome! Looks like an amazing trip for sure. Dunno how you found the time to balance the beer and the tea drinking!

(the grammar nazi in me has to tell you that my iPad autocorrected “were” to “we’re”)

Shmiracles

the whole trip happened because i saw the Rotterdam marathon on tv because it was an Olympic qualifier, and i was immediately like OMG it’s so heavenly i must go there!!

being such a mega city gal i’ve never owned a car myself (though i do drive) and the way bicyclers and pedestrians are treated in Rotterdam brings a tear to my eye it’s so beautiful!

Lindsey

Ah yes, the Dutch do love their bicycles! (Seriously, when I was there for a semester back in ’04, it had the highest incidence of bike theft IN THE WORLD.)

OMGsrsly

WOW. That is so awesome. 3 marathons is a lot of running!

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whatshesaid

I loved all your pics! What a dream, travel Europe and bring home a bunch of tea. I hope I get to do that one day! Glad you’re back, I like your reviews :)

Shmiracles

it’s nice to come home with pics i actually like for a change! hah
i hope to review the teas i posted pictures for, but that will be a huge project and will take me a while to get around to it i’m sure.
if it makes you feel better i’m not in my 20s anymore. that’s how long it took me to finally take this trip. but i’m also already calculating where i will go next.
and honestly, i missed the teathusiasm of steepster while i was away! honest!

whatshesaid

Yeah the thing about traveling is it’s more addictive than tea! (maybe!)

I’m not in my twenties anymore either but that’s a new development, hehe. I am hoping to have my shit together enough to do that within like 10 yrs or so! Mind you I won’t be running, haha. Probably just eating and drinking tea :)
Also probably wine and beer.

Shmiracles

i’ve been joking that i think i also completed a marathon in beer, wine, and cheese. but that one wasn’t chip timed. haha
my beer photos are on untappd if you’re curious? but i think the tea photos i took are all better by far :)
https://untappd.com/user/shmiracles/photos

whatshesaid

Everything looks so good!! Question, we’re you drinking beer out of an orange coffee mug??

momo

Oh gosh we need to be friends on Untappd also. Now I’m triple jealous (GET IT), I didn’t even try a Trappist beer until a couple weeks ago and I am in LOVE and I regret not trying some tripels where they were easily found.

Shmiracles

yay more untappd friends!!! beer is just hoppy tea am i rite?!?!
i went to a brewery in Brussels called Cantillon brewery that had the best lambics ever.
http://instagram.com/p/X-wuE-oc77/

i WAS drinking out of an orange mug haha. but to explain… my bf and i had purchased some bottles in Belgium but didn’t drink them, so then took them to Rotterdam, and then didn’t wanna carry them in our bags anymore so we opted for a breakfast beer party for 2 in our hostel room before check out. ah vacation.
the room was painted bright pink because it was the ‘Love Room’ so fun.

Lindsey

I just started using Untappd recently and didn’t even know you could add photos! Oh man, I clearly need to play with that app some more…

Also, isn’t Rotterdam awesome? I love the Netherlands; so laid back and a perfect place for beer fans!

whatshesaid

Awesome! Looks like an amazing trip for sure. Dunno how you found the time to balance the beer and the tea drinking!

(the grammar nazi in me has to tell you that my iPad autocorrected “were” to “we’re”)

Shmiracles

the whole trip happened because i saw the Rotterdam marathon on tv because it was an Olympic qualifier, and i was immediately like OMG it’s so heavenly i must go there!!

being such a mega city gal i’ve never owned a car myself (though i do drive) and the way bicyclers and pedestrians are treated in Rotterdam brings a tear to my eye it’s so beautiful!

Lindsey

Ah yes, the Dutch do love their bicycles! (Seriously, when I was there for a semester back in ’04, it had the highest incidence of bike theft IN THE WORLD.)

OMGsrsly

WOW. That is so awesome. 3 marathons is a lot of running!

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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.

some tea pictures!
http://instagram.com/shmiracles

Steepster’s Ultimate Fan Fic Thread!
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i only log each tea i taste once.

!!! SWAPPING !!!

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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