767 Tasting Notes

i first sampled this tea back in mid February, but never got around to writing about it.
then i had it again sunday night. it was a celebration tea! my roommates told us that they are pregnant again!
i say roommates but they are a married couple and Oddree calls them the Little Family cuz it is mom, dad, and their little girl who is less than 2yrs old. and come winter she will have a baby sibling. Overall it’s 5 adults and a baby in a big house and it’s pleasant living :) they are seriously great people and i am really happy for them.
i’m also really excited to keep playing with babies cuz they are totally fun.

this tea has many names due to bummer copyright violation bunk.
the world is changing so fast and the corporate influence is trying so hard. but didn’t anyone bother to tell them that this is tea? it’s just tea dudes. tea.
also, corporate hegemony helps their grand plan duh.
(i know this isn’t really the same as an attempt at corporate control, but it feels like the trickle down)
they wanna keep grips on the money/power but ultimately fandom will rule everything and it won’t be stopped. cuz homegirls are some passionate people. (i just hope homegirls also keep up on current affairs so they have enough time to sell their replica models and limited edition collectibles before the food shortage arrives.)

UGH omg shutup shmiracles! (this is what happens when you stay up too late organizing digital comics and then oversleep and have to rush so you take your adhd meds without eating food haha)

every time i have an adagio tea that is on the lighter side of taste and also has cinnamon in it i love it. they also all kinda end up tasting the sameish.
not a complaint! not a complaint!
it’s just that i think the cinnamon tends to overtake many of the subtler flavors that would be in a blend. so the vanilla and almond are there yes. but pretty mellow. which is fine with me :) i really do like the relaxed cinnamon teas. that’s what it is. relaxed cinnamon with bakey notes.
i used to avoid cinnamon teas. they were always too strong. yet the adagio blends do it right.

thanks to moraiwe for doing this fandom sampler swap with me. i’m still enjoying the fruits of our labor.

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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i originally drank this on March 18th and still haven’t gotten around to making a note.

point is i barely remember my true thoughts on the tea and now it’s all gone.

i remember not liking the first cup very much, but then REALLY liking the second one. I think i just needed some time to sort out my expectations or something.

i’m sorry for neglecting posting about this and many other teas you sent me Cavocorax !! i swear guys i’m enjoying them all!

now. i’m perplexed. i just don’t see how my bucky/grumpy cat combo nails aren’t getting re-tumbld to high heaven. i think they are hilarious!! and um …. yup, i guess that explains it. :) self-entertainment is reason enough ain’t it. http://shmiracles.tumblr.com/post/87664905533


(For me, it’s because I’m over a month behind in my tumblr RSS feeds. :( :( Reblogging now!)


oh guise! i wasn’t actually asking for reblogs or likes or whatever BUT THANKS!
again sighhh it’s my humor fail hahah
because really i was just mocking myself at how COMPLETELY nerd nail art obsessed i am. to the degree that i’m always confused how everyone else isn’t as excited as me!!! but i also used to feel that way about tea too :) and i KNOW you can all relate to THAT ! xxxx


Ha. No worries! I’m sure you’re trying them and I understand if you’re too busy to log them.

And I’m a few hours behind on tumblr but I’ll reblog that.


cute nails! the raincloud is my fave


:P I totally didn’t see your comment, but it’s worth reblogging because of it’s ridiculousness and my tumblr is always in support of that.

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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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this was one of those free samples from david’s.
and i’ve had it saved in my office for months and months.
and months.
until today that is.
when i come in the office these days, i’ve started brewing a large 26oz cup along with 2 timolinos first thing.
otherwise when it comes to my second cup of tea, i got in a bad cycle where i’m so busy (or hyper focused on work) that i would just turn my electric kettle on, and then turn it on again 30 mins later, and then turn it on again 40 min later, etc etc until it was 4:00pm and i hadn’t brewed anything yet and i’d only had one cup of tea. one cup!!! Unacceptable!!

i’ve liked every Crush, Tear, Curl tea i’ve had. not because they are so strong really, but they almost always have the richest malty flavor of all teas. not that i’ve had many CTCs over all. but basically i should probably have some in my cupboard.
(note to self: i should also buy that Notting Hill tea from American Tea Room soon cuz it’s tasty and malty too mmm)

but listen

i had this saved and undrank for for months. maybe even a year! and…

shmiracles: hey you are into iced tea these days, and you are good at following recipes, here is a link to some tea recipes from davids. (excellent sales ploy)
oddree: HONG KONG MILK TEA. omg. making that. (snaps snaps!)
shmiracles: seriously?! SERIOUSLY!?! i haven’t brewed a new tea in weeks! and I JUST NOW BREWED my sample of that tea! (flail face palm barf waffles)
on a page of like 30 recipes that is the one she calls out
she is the most hilarious person and my bestie and we are totally synced today obviously because she is wearing press-on nails that i put hours of fun work and experimentation into so it’s obviously linked us, i mean that’s the only explanation i have at least and i’m just gonna go with it.
snaps snaps!

Hannibal inspired
gonna be cross posted on our tea reviews today fo sho)


!!!! http://instagram.com/p/oj507doc1w/
i think i have some room for improvement in my nail photography skillz hahaha


Woah. That is some awesome nail decorations! Paisley, plaid and antlers!!!

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omg i never post on here any more wtf

and even right now i ran out of time and need to log off and run. ugh.

here is a video of oddree’s cat http://shmiracles.tumblr.com/post/86616074858

i bought this tea from VariaTEA yay!
i’ll write a real note later.
happy friday everyone!


HI KITTY! Hi! Surprised my beast didn’t come running. :)


OMG. How did I not notice this in tumblr? I need to pay more attention for when you sneak things in!

(I hope my multitude of Hannibal reaction posts didn’t spoil everything for you guys)


ya know what happens,… i start to write a review and i’m such a slow writer that maybe 20 to 40 mins will pass between the time i open the post window and when i actually click post. so when it IS actually posted in the steepster feed, it’s sometimes half way down the page or even on the next steepster feed page already.
if i remember to, i’ve started composing reviews in an email and then posting them into the review. at least that way i have at least 3 min at the top :)


I do that too, Shmiracles! And I see you followed me back on tumblr. Mine is 99.99% reblogs. So.

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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drank Cherry Fantasy by Tealux
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yesterday i drank Chhhherryyy FAAntAAsEE….
when i think it in my head i can’t help but think the name dramatically and with a flourish.
moraiwe sent me this months ago and i’ve been totally hoarding it this whole time.

but yesterday was a Monday back to work after a long and sunny vacation week so i pulled out the big guns.
i listened to Deee-Lite at work and read a fic about Corgi!Clint (that was heart meltingly cute!) and i drank Chhhherryyy FAAntAAsEE!!!
take that Monday!

moraiwe and i agree that fig teas are delicious and to be savored. and she sent me this specifically for the figgy notes if i remember correctly.
it was a whimsical and darkly fruity cup. sure i wish i had more but what else is new haha. i delighted in every sip. thank you moraiwe!!!


This review made me snortlol; thank you.

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drank Organic Peach Cobbler by Tazo
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PEACH for the BEACH!
Miami Beach vacation tea!
perfect choice let me tell you.
see, if you’re gonna lay on the beach and read your kindle you really need to make sure to drink enough water.
may as well take your empty plastic bottles of dasani and smart water and refill them…
- squeeze a tea bag through the spout
- fill the bottle with tap water
- put the lid back on and stash it in the hostel fridge next to the beer
- drink it for breakfast the next morning to stave off hangovers & beach dehydration alike!
- Win at Vacationing!
Oddree and i had a great time. i declare us to be a pro team for holidays.
pro. so very pro.

this tea was the best refreshing choice ever.
i’m gonna keep this habit up through the summertime. cheap teabagzzz!


So jealous! I wanr a beach vaca! Also, with your first pic, it took me a while to figure out it was two different people, I was like man, schmiracles got some weird legs. Ha ha. Enjoy!


Gorgeous pictures!

carol who

Lucky you!


So happy for you, great pictures!

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drank Apricot Black by Carytown Teas
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had this for breakfast.
it might be my favorite carytown tea to date.
no lie.

vacation starts tomorrow.
i am currently in my office at work waiting out a tornado warning.
i’m passing the time by shopping for Hawkeye t-shirts.
there are so many i’m having a very hard time picking just 1 or 2.
i will also keep looking for a shirt with Phil Coulson in space from the #2 recent Secret Avengers comic. it’s only a matter of time.


stay safe!


Oh gosh. Stay safe! Was in my first tornado a few summers back, waited it out in a truck stop in Northern Saskatchewan. Super scary, yet the locals seemed unphased.

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Ah! Rose and Cherry!
When I brewed it I didn’t know what I was making really. I just figured I’d look it up later.
I’m not a huge green tea person, but I’m starting to enjoy them in the evenings more often. The change in weather helps. The warmer days just call out for greener cups.

This tea is yum. It’s a green I will easily look forward to drinking the rest of the week.

I’m watching Shield in the student lounge at work.
I’m trying to savor it.
Also, it’s Hawkeye comic day. I’m goin shoppin at lunch :)


Yay, Hawkeye!


I think I prefer the French name for this one as it just sounds happier.

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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.

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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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