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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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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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i’m about to steep my sample of this…
but, um, HOW did you all not just eat the big fat brazil nut out of the bag?!!?
idk if i can steep the nut. i mean. it looks so big and juicy….

Fjellrev

I know! The brazil nuts are so tempting. I’m a good girl and eat them AFTER I steep them.

caile

Smart! :-)

ifjuly

my favorite David’s for sure.

Dustin

I tried a slice of almond from one of David’s almond teas and it was SO saturated with almond extract flavor that I had to spit it out. Kind of turned me off from picking through tea and randomly munching.

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the scent of this tea is strong kapow!
and yum and so lemon bright!
i don’t drink a ton of green tea but it’s always good to have a tasty reliable few styles around so i’m really glad i got a 4 oz tin and not just a sample.
my sister kinda picked it out and i said Yes cuz i enjoy gunpowder. i’ll look forward to drinking this in the mornings. wake up my taste buds!!

TheTeaFairy

Kapow, lol, that’s awesome!

oddree

Love it.

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i like this tea. i’ll easily drink up the sample i bought. i tried this a second time this morning but was running late and kinda had to chug 2/3rds of the mug. i would be bummed about that but 1. i have so much tea that it’s okay to chug if i must and 2. this is a yummy tea but not a style that would be a fave of mine. (reluctant as i am to admit it)
maybe my next cup i’ll add a bit of agave and almond milk.

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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i haven’t tried this tea yet, but i wanted to document that this morning marks the very first time that a new full tin of tea was spilled all over the floor.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT DIDN’T HAPPEN SOONER we both said as we started to clean up.
we figured what with all the early morning groggy tea making this should have happened well over a year ago.
don’t worry, half the tin was still very full and the oz we did lose was actually scooped up and we may still steep it. i mean, it is boiling water after all. and i ate a donut after dropping it on the floor just a few days ago. so eh.

caile

I’m pretty sure I’ve made tea from leaves scooped off the floor in the past.. ;-)

JustJames

oh dear! poor Shmiracles, poor tea…..

Nxtdoor

You crack me up.

Cavocorax

I’ve rescued floor tea before. It’s a corollary of the 10-second rule.

keychange

Definitely still use the leaves! it’s only a kitchen floor, yo!

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space tea!
this shit is delicious!
also, it’s not really tea it’s “beverage”. but whatevs!
it’s burny and sweet and feels so good on my sore dry throat.
i want a freakin gallon of it right now.
space tea rulez hard.

OMGsrsly

OMG I need some of these. That sounds so good, especially for hiking or when you’re sick.

Hope you feel better soon!

Sil

These sound pretty tasty…

JustJames

!!!!!!!!

Bonnie

I got some of this once at the health food store. Real honey and strong ginger, not fake either! Super good when you’re sick!!

Shmiracles

yay i found these Instant Ginger Honey Crystals at the health food store too. i bought 2 boxes haha cuz i NEEEEEDed them.

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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 don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
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