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a tea bag from KallieBoo! i’ve been sitting on for a while now. lazy bum i am.
i guess with all the swapping i learned how much i love black tea versus, well, everything else haha.
my boyfriend prefers mate always. and so i always just give it to him and usually drink something else.
this is a good fresh creamy green kind of taste. simple. brown leafy.

in unrelated news:
i’m taking a modern dance class tonight and i’m already nervous.
i’m very excited about Agents of SHIELD.
i had two free donuts for second breakfast.

Tea Sipper

second breakfast :D

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awww my boss gave me one of her tea bags :)
i get to tell her this is tea # 497.
she will probably be confused. but it will mean i’ll get to talk about tea for maybe 5 min instead of work. so win win!
the tea is very meh. smells way better than it tastes.

(kinda related i had a chocolate peanut butter beer yesterday) https://untappd.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/2013_09_11/4dfa180d4133cc7fd5c56240e8f03191_640x640.jpg

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drank Winter Infusion by Twinings
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hey wow look i had a new tea last night!
i’ve kinda been in beer world instead of tea world lately. i started treating beer like i treat tea and became really focused on ONLY tasting beers i’ve never had before. and before i knew it i had reached my 500th unique beer tasted.

here is a picture of my 500th, appropriately a coffee stout which are my favorite:
(and if for some crazy reason you wanna see more of my beer pictures: https://untappd.com/user/shmiracles/photos)

i think i’ve had some bad rooibos in my past. i kinda suspect that davids tea rooibos is less than good. and i say that beacuse i SUPER enjoyed this cup! but before i drank it, i procrastinated so much! like i was dreading the rooibos haha. well, i learned my lesson.
thanks so much for this Scheherazade it really was a very tasty cup.
i savored it as i read my kindle before bed. classic.


I procrastinate teas I’m afraid of not liking too, hahaha! Congrats on 500 beers tasted! :P


Awesome that you’re into microbrew too! I haven’t tried that one yet but I absolutely love their Rosée d’hibiscus.

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drinking this again today. ordered another 100g to fill a tin. it’s one i bought for my sister really. it’s easy to drink but not a lot of personality. next time i brew this i’m gonna do half lala lemmon half super ginger. i think it’s the most brilliant idea i’ve had so far today. (but the day is still young!)

oh snap did you hear?! James Spader?! he’s gonna be Ultron!
wow. i love that dude. (Spader, not Ultron. Ultron is an evil cyborg not-dude.)
seriously the marvel franchise really has their freakin casting machine amazingly perfected. (except Natalie Portman but whatevs)

there is really no need to say anything about this tea because what is not to love. so easy to enjoy. so easy.

now all i need is for Martin Donovan’s career to be resurrected.


So then you’re going to watch this new series they have starting tonight (sep 23) with James Spader in it?


oh the new series doesn’t have James Spader. Spader is playing Ultron in the Avengers 2 movie coming out in 2015. but OMG am i fucking stoked for Joss Whedon’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ that premiers tomorrow!!
MOAR COULSON!! always more Coulson. alwaaaaaays!


Pretty sure he’s in it. Omg, I haven’t seen him in forever. He looks so different (to me)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

So whatd you think of SHEILD, Schmir ?


chrine! i seriously loved it. SERIOUSLY! i totes love Phil.
Agent Phil Coulson has the combat skills and dry humor of John Watson, and the expansive knowledge and awkward adorable one liners of Rupert Giles. i can’t wait for tonight’s episode.
and they have the ‘behind the scenes’ little 5 min episode things on-line and Clark Gregg the actor is seriously a hilarious goofball. you can see him clearly nerding out just by the look on his face.
the whole thing is pretty cool.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

=) I liked it quite a bit too. So far, it’s the only show this year that’s gotten an auto-record for the year on the DVR from the premiere. I’m not like a superfollower of all the background stuff, tho I have seen some of it. But I’ve like things like Heroes and Fringe so was pleasantly surprised and happy to have enjoyed it that much.


yay so glad you had as much fun as i did!
i too watched the first seasons of Heroes, and all of Fringe, though more in a binge type viewing usually.
i’m a lover of scifi for sure. and for all it’s potential tiny faults i think Joss Whedon can’t lose in my book. Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Doctor Horrible, even Dollhouse. i’ve enjoyed them all.


since i’m blabbing about tv, and can’t seem to stop once i get started!!
i will also say that i LOVED Arrow’s first season, and it’s the only other show i’m obsessing over along with Agents.
the Red Hood is gonna be born this season i’m sure, and also Summer Glau is going to play one of this season’s villans. (also we are getting Flash) the action in this show blows all others away. every hand to hand combat scene is a dance. i’m not a violent person at all but i watched a big fight scene is episode 21 on repeat for a week i swear. gosh! i love arrows!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Hmm.. My tv taste is eclectic, tho I’m prone to primetime soaps. I haven’t watched any of those others. But I did watch maybe first 4-5+ of Arrow last year.

Hmm.. My tv taste is eclectic, tho I’m prone to primetime soaps. I haven’t watched any of those others. But I did watch maybe first 4-5+ of Arrow last year.I’ll be back in this or another of your posts w/ an update once I’ve seen the 2nd SHIELD epi. (You’re the first other person I’ve found who is watching it. lol)

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drank Rose Chai by Wissotzky Tea
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haha! i stole this tea bag from a posh house my boyfriend was dog sitting at.
he is giving up his dog walking business but if he happens to ever watch these two dogs again i will totally ask him to nab a few more bags for me.
believe it or not i’m not really a chai person or a rose/floral person, and yet, the mellow smoothness of this tea is so great i absolutely love it!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Sounds right up my alley :)

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my sister made a big pot of this last night. i said “pick anything from the swap box!” and she giggled at several of the options as she went through the pile.
i really loved this tea. delicious cream grey with none if the caffeine guilt!
i’m writing this from my phone and i’ve been too busy to really be able to spend quality time on steepster. but i still visit and browse your entries everyday! even if it is just for a few minutes.
i would really like to have a tea like this in my permanent stash. i’m not afraid of the decafs.
thank you so much TastyBrew! i really enjoyed this sample!

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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blerg. i really thought i’d like this more. i mean, i really just thought it would be better.
i mean it’s fine. i just thought i would love it or something. like the herbal cocomint of theirs i drank so fast. but after all is said and done, i like the La La Lemon i ordered more than this one. boring review.
monday moanday.


Did you try it cold?


ah, good call Lariel.
i usually don’t like iced tea, but this one might be the best exception. definitely worth a try :) thanks for the advice!

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drank Awake by Tazo
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had this tea at brunch with my friend Emily.
she is the first lady i ever met that drank tea enthusiastically.
and for my birthday, she made me a freakin quilt!! http://instagram.com/p/dUJE4Vo3x7/
i mean seriously!?!?! she’s the awesomest person ever!

i also drank an entire carafe of bellini myself. yo birthday yo.


Happy birthday. Love the cheerful quilt colors!


That is so awesome!


Awesome! That is a real treasure!

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oh man this is yummy!

… i started this note at 9am this morning, and now it’s 5p and the tab is still open
it’s been a busy day
i’ll write something more later and delete this then
Thanks CHAroma for takin me to yum city!

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very nice.
everyone seems to love it and for good reason and i have nothing to add.
yay tea.

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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!!)

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!

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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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