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drank Mint Verbena by Caribou Coffee
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at the airport. this is where i always get a tea. and they make it kinda too strong but i always forget to head that off before its too late.

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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nicey spicey.
i’m not a huge chai person and i’m kinda over rooibos.
which is probably why i didn’t review this tea until now cuz i’m on my last cup.
the good thing is that my allergies have been kicking in and it makes me crave stronger flavors. helps cleanse and wake up the nose and throat.
so in conclusion, chai rooibos, it tastes good when your allergies don’t! :)

allergies = time to get healthy and 100% vegan again. i’d complain, but it makes me feel so much better that i can’t really bother. :)

Terri HarpLady

My allergies always make me have a Bott taste in my mouth. ;p
So I’m craving more sweet tastes right now :)

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drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
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what a nice little cup!
sunny and fresh fruity!

(not a buy now cup for me. but always grateful when i get to taste a fun one like this.)

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drank Korean Sejak by DAVIDsTEA
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oh wow. woops i overleafed like bigtime. but i just sipped some down and added hot water. all fixed.
also i bet the second steep will naturally be mellower.
very green and fresh.
an honest green flavor. shinny and bright.

i’m drinking only two cups of tea today.
trying to pre-adjust my body clock from NY to Paris time. if anyone has any jet lag management advice i’m all ears! xo

ashmanra

I believe Garret recommends Ginseng Oolong!

Lynne-tea

You lucky duck! Have fun in Paris! :)

Shmiracles

Ginseng Oolong. got it. hah. i can drink more tea. that i can do yes.

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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this is delicious. perfect time of year for this perfect cup.
wow.
sometimes i just feel so lucky and so thankful to have something as simple and beautiful as tea in my life.

this tastes exactly like the coconut oolong i got from carytown teas, and i’m glad it does, cuz it would be daunting to have 2 big tins of coconut oolongs to drink. but they really are identical. which makes sense cuz it’s not a complicated tea. so since they taste the same, after sampling it plain for a while, i added a little agave. a little a little. it’s taken some time for me to learn how little a little actually is with agave.
yummy yum yum.

and that’s one less tea in my cupboard. :)

Amariel

I do love this one!

Kittenna

They may in fact be the same tea. That’s my theory, anyhow.

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yummy tea!!

i’m a little irish on my dad’s side. so i can drink this all year round right?!

i just registered for this year’s 50k. check that off the list. also i’m leaving for europe in 4 days and i don’t think i’ll be able to sleep until then. (commence project: ‘cutting down on caffeine’ now)

Starfevre

what does a 50k entail?

Shmiracles

50k is 31 miles in length. a marathon is 26.2 miles, so it’s longer and definitely more difficult. most of the battle happens in your mind. and pacing becomes even more important the further you go.
(the next goal would be 50 miles, but the jump from 26 to 31, is much smaller than the jump from 31 to 50. so i don’t think that’s gonna happen. nope.)

OMGsrsly

50k!! GO YOU! :D

Starfevre

Good grief, you must be in fantastic shape. I’m a walker not a runner so marathons (and 50ks) are beyond me.

Tealizzy

Wow! 50k! Good luck!!

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drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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a local friend gave this to me cuz she said she really didn’t like the smell. and i understand cuz i do think it smells a little strange. but the taste is pretty nice. it’s similar to other rooibos from davidstea. but it’s a nice slightly sweet nighttime tea. and there’s a little creamy tone that gives a soft coziness to the cup.

i moved my bedroom furniture around drastically. i do it often. just randomly move my furniture so that things feel new and interesting. i like to change things up. get a new perspective.

i also had a dream that i dyed my hair black. so yes it’s true i’m tempted. though the roots are awful and rarely worth it. (i’m a dark blonde. so as it grows out i end up looking like i’m going bald.)

Tea Sipper

Aw, I was going to have some of this today.. but I guess I didn’t.

TheTeaFairy

A bald Shmiracles sipping tea? Just stay blonde please and keep moving furnitures :-)

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drank Jasmint by Della Terra Teas
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i found the mint in this to be subtle, and it blended really great with the jasmine.
much more refreshing and classy than i ever would have expected.
undoubtedly lovely for spring and summer.

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2013/03/30
snog box!
just watched new doctor who.
drank over half of my sample of this today.
it was just so easy to drink!
the vanilla was subtle for me, but that is great cuz vanilla is so easy to over do.

update: so ya, i just ordered an additional mini sample of this with a new try me pack. i don’t think i love this tea, but maybe i love this tea, cuz obviously i can’t stop brewing it. it’s like i have a compulsion to drink it that is beyond my control.


2013/05/13
i win! bwahahahah!!!
i got a surprise bit of this tea from TastyBrew in our mystery swap, and that would be a ho-hum story except that i LOVE this TEA! i even ordered myself a second sample pouch from Della Terra after i finished my first pouch in record time. and now i have more of it! and i will goddamn hoard it all i want to!! cuz ’’’singit’’’ this is fucking awesummmm

Helena

oh goody a new doctor who!! dang it, I’m still at work…(SIGH)

CrowKettle

New Doctor Who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gah (sorry)

Shmiracles

no apologies! i’m the same way. totally.
(i’ve watched the xmas episode more times than i can count.)

Amariel

I just loved what “the bells of saint john” turned out to be. It was brilliant.

Cavocorax

Woo! Just finished the new episode! :O (I kinda wanna rewatch the Xmas ep again – it was slightly better. :P)

Lindsey

Cannot wait for next week to learn what the deal with Clara is!

Shmiracles

i still have yesterday’s episode to watch. and i know fans have been critical of this recent season, but i am having a great time. Jenna-Louise Coleman meets Matt Smith’s acting chops hit for hit. and also i suspect that watching the old series has helped me appreciate some nuances very much.
to be continued!…….

Lindsey

Oh goodness, you’re in for a treat! Nightmare in Silver was my favorite of the season. Matt Smith’s best performance thus far, in my opinion!

Amariel

I missed the new cyberman episode too. Hubby is out of town and friend’s with PVR are sick. Watching the old series definitely sheds light on the nuances…yes. Matt Smith is very Troughton, but he has channeled Hartnell and Tom Baker for sure too.

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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.

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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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