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day 23 of the dammann advent calendar !!
I actually drank this days ago and I’ll probably have my second and last cup in a few moments this morning.
I ordered the advent calendar as a way to taste 20 or so new teas. And seriously having all these individually wrapped tea bags is so fun! Easy to bring them along to parties as back-up or enjoy while out and about.

This tea smells super cherry. Like candy cherry. But after it’s brewed the almond is very strong. I’ve been tasting a bunch of almond related teas lately. I’m totally into it.

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good morning! merry christmas!
I have tried SO MANY TEAS over the past few days and haven’t made notes for any, booooo :(
So even though I don’t like posting from my phone I’m gonna try to do it more often.

Yesterday’s movies include 2 documentaries, ‘The Woodmans’ and ‘Cutie and The Boxer’. Both about artists. Both very good.
Today I’m gonna start with ‘56 up’. It’s a series where the filmmaker interviews the same group of British children every 7 years. When I worked at a video store in Philadelphia I got hooked.

I drank this tea last night as I watched an episode of ‘my cat from hell’ at 1am. I had just learned about it at dinner and I was curious. What can I say :)

MissB

7 Up (and all of the following years) is excellent!

Shmiracles

yesterday i got a friend newly hooked on the UP series too. and then today she got another person hooked! spreading the word…
it’s easy to recommend them when they are all on netflix. :)

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i was given tea as a gift.
i brewed this ONE single cup.
and it was so bad i threw out the entire gift box.

today i saw this factual truth posted on tumblr:
things I’ve done in 2013: read gay fanfic
things I will do in 2014: read more gay fanfic

Starfevre

I am your gay fanfic reader pal right there with you.

Cavocorax

Lol. Sign me up! I’ve been branching out into different fandoms.

OMGsrsly

That sounds like the best resolution ever.

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part of a sample gift box my sister got for xmas from a co-worker.
all 4 teas were totally yum enough to have more than once.
a winning gift!

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drank Candy Cane by English Tea Shop
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part of a sample gift box my sister got for xmas from a co-worker.
all 4 teas were totally yum enough to have more than once.
a winning gift!

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part of a sample gift box my sister got for xmas from a co-worker.
all 4 teas were totally yum enough to have more than once.
a winning gift!

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well my dammann order arrived yesterday so here i am jumping in!
Day 21
i don’t love cinnamon in my tea, so i knew this wasn’t gonna be a fave, but i was still VERY surprised by how much i liked it. yay win!

if you love movies then watch this.
asap.
just do it.
like, now.
http://vimeo.com/80862133

the university where i work is closed until January 2nd.
my goal is to watch 1 documentary and 1 film i haven’t seen from the list in the video link every day.
today i watched 2 documentaries, (A)sexual and Blackfish.
and i currently started the film Post Tenebras Lux.
though it might be too late for it and i might watch an episode from The Top of the Lake instead.

my documentary options feel a little aimless, so if anyone would like to recommend a few i’d love the guidance! :)

Lala

How was Blackfish, I have heard a lot about it.

OMGsrsly

So jealous. I have to work on Monday and Tuesday. :(

MissB

The Cove – although do watch it with a box of kleenex and perhaps a friend to yap with after. Met the guy who wrote it (yes, there are writers for documentaries)… really inspiring story. Mind you, it’s considered ‘old’ now, so you may have already watched it.

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definitely stewed apricots yum.
i have plans to go running tomorrow. haven’t run in weeks so it’s gonna be interesting.
i also have a massage scheduled for breakfast hah
now i will embarrass my sister and ask you all to friend her!
cuz i’d love to see her on steepster more http://steepster.com/oddree/

oddree

Everyone’s bored at work today ! Can you tell?

Terri HarpLady

Hi oddree!! Welcome to steepster!
My sister is also on here, MsWhatsit.

Shmiracles

wait, i thought ‘bored at work’ was synonymous with ‘reading fic on my phone’? i’ll just replace ‘bored at work’ with ‘reading fic on my phone’ from now on.

Shmiracles

awesome i followed MsWhatsit :)

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drank Romanoff by American Tea Room
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what a yummy tea. i just finished off my blood orange puerh and this is a great variation on the theme. the scent is kapow. and the flavor is a robust smokey dusky orange. like wet winter earth. it stands out. and i like any tea that has enough personality to stand out.

if you are feeling insane, and want to stay feeling insane, here is a ridiculous holiday themed dj mix to enjoy!!
i find the DJ Snake “Bird Machine [Jingle Bells Version]” song especially nutty.
and i feel that this kind of music does a lot to push oneself from a state of over-caffeinated glee over the tipping point and into a hyper crazed freak out!!!
https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/sets/various-artists-a-very-decent

Cavocorax

Thanks for the rec. I’m in the mood for ridic music. :)

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my least favorite American Tea Room tea i’ve tried so far. but i still like it okay. i think it’s just not my thing is all. i’ve kinda been on a rose overload lately.
i’ll give it a rest and taste it again in a week or so.

now hey look!
my tea from Dammann arrived.
http://instagram.com/p/iJoK4-Ic4J/
nicely done post office. nicely done.

OMGsrsly

Ahh! Hope your tea is ok!

Shmiracles

i know! it’s really hard to not just run home NOW and investigate the contents.

Stephanie

Wow…that is one smashed up package!

caile

Oh no – hope the tea isn’t too crushed!

Shmiracles

i said to my boyfriend that it looked like someone had just sat right down on the box.
he agreed, but said he’s sure the tea is fine. then he vowed to go sit on it himself just to prove his point! haha

Tea Sipper

Oh I’m so sorry for your tea but it made me laugh to see the box. :D

Shmiracles

Ikr! It’s such a mess that it’s hilarious! (I’ll update you on the status once I know more)

Cavocorax

/0\ I hope the bags haven’t all burst!
(Btw, I love that you’ve linked the fan fic thread in your profile. Guess if I can’t find it, I’ll look you up instead!)

Shmiracles

I have priorities!!
And yay the tea is all fine! I’m having a cup now and not even the advent calendars were dented. They packaged it good :) it’s gonna be a great tea day.

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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!!)

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i only log each tea i taste once.

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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)
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