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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
759 tasting notes

hey whoa i have so many teas to post notes for!
i do grants management at a university and have been working on 2 multi million dollar grant proposals at the same time. it’s kinda like working on 16 smaller proposals at once.
and basically i’m swapped.
so not a lot of time for tea reviews.
but i’m having a great time! i love the challenge, the puzzle solving, the small friendly conversations with other admins located clear across the country, and the type type typing of little numbers into cumbersome 12 tab spreadsheets.
i’m probably speaking a foreign language to some of you.
and i’ll probably feel like this is too much of a real life vs internet life blend to keep it posted but i felt like talking about it so eh.
i arrive at work early. i stay late. i listen to music and listen to podcasts and drink tea the whole time i’m there. and lately i leave every day feeling accomplished and like i wish i could have a few more hours.
sometimes my job is a layered puzzle and sometimes it’s just a big sexy spreadsheet of data.
and it’s totally weird for a ‘creative type’ with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree to enjoy it as much as i do.
i am grateful everyday.

i am THRILLED that ashleyelizabeth could send me such a large quantity of this tea! it’s very generous of her and i wasn’t expecting it. makes it a great tea for brewing giant 24oz cups of it at my desk! (“greetings! this hiv research paperwork has been fueled by coconuts!”)
it’s a mellow tea and lately, perhaps because the quantity of tea i drink keeps increasing, i’ve really been enjoying and drawn to white teas even more than before. (psst i like this better than the coconut oolongs yes)
thanks again to ashleyelizabeth for sending me such a nice swap xo


LOL. You’re the type of person I’m in contact with ALL THE TIME, as I do all the budgeting and admin for a lab. “When did we get payment? Our letter says our payments should be this, did that happen? Where is our money? Do you want us to follow up on it or can you?”


hahah!! ya know, i’ve seen you talk about lab stuff before! is it like an industry lab you work for? one of the proposals i’m working on has two FFRDCs included. (um wait maybe i’m speaking a foreign language again. idk.)

i work in engineering so it’s labs like microelectronics and pharmaceutical and mini nuclear reactors and biomaterials and my boyfriend is constantly disappointed to learn that i don’t ACTUALLY walk the halls alongside humanoid robots and holograms.


oh duh you’re in CANADIA! you don’t have US Federally Funded Research and Development Centers. i’m a dork.


LOL! Yeah, that IS disappointing to learn you don’t actually walk the halls alongside humanoid robots and holograms. I mean, come ON science! Get it together! :D :D

It’s an academic research lab. And yes, in Canadia! The science is really interesting, but organizing and following up on all the paperwork can be terrible. Bureaucracy. Gah!

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Key Lime Pie!
P M S!
too much work!
my standing desk!
Super Swap City!
Sorry I’ve been
M I A.
did i mention
too much work!

thanks to moraiwe!
for the teeeeeaa!




i’m packing yours up this weekend! :)


Superb, all of it.


Love the poem, and the standing desk :)


I hear that standing desks are all the rage right now. As a person who stands for the entire workday I am baffled by the desire to have a standing desk.

Sami Kelsh

I am so jealous of the standing desk!


You are so organized. You’re a swap pro :P


I read that as too much work due to moraiwe! /shakes fist at moraiwe/
You’re desk is pretty awesome.


oh Nextdoor i know i know! i’ve had stand-all-day jobs before, for year sand years, and when i got my first office job i was like ‘wow i love having energy during not-work time!" what a difference, but eventually, sitting on your butt in the same place for hours can wear on you too. i guess ultimately it’s about balance right?
i don’t actually stand all day. i sit at meetings and sit during conversations and sit during lunch (if i take it), and i also just sometimes put the desk back to sitting cuz it’s adjustable.
so ya know. options. balance and options.
but yes, a stand-all-day job where there isn’t the option to sit can be very draining and stressful and i completely sympathize with your sore feet!
(and also tbh i’m diagnosed hyperactive and standing helps me focus and stay engaged. it’s a secret coping mechanism of sorts. shhh)
(it also helps me exponentially increase my reputation as the department weirdo while i continue to add other quirky habits! like say, standing on a foam roller? and also being the “tea gal”.)


oh yes, I love the weirdo reputation. you get props from me for that one. You’re right, it’s about balance. My partner sits all day at her desk job and complains about her back. so at the end of the day I ask for her to squeeze my heels (not a kicky code word, but exactly what it sounds like) and she asks for me to walk on her back. which i never do cause i’m not 4 y/o and weigh significantly more than 30 lbs

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drank My Morning Mate by Teavana
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this weather tea is very tasty!

i’m feeling very dry in the sinus and throat and it has a tonic vibe i really need today.

thank you nightvale.

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right on cara mcgee. [twohandhighfive]
this tea has bracing notes of a stale coffee flavor and smells like the breeze cast off a used ashtray.
in the best way of course.
i’m really digging it.
i’m sure anybody else who likes toasted mate likes it for this reason.
it’s sometimes like a mouth of dirt. juicy dirt.
(ya know, the same way green tea can taste like damp grass)
maybe i’ll get a chance to listen to an episode or two of this podcast today.
i’m up to episode 6.


Oh, that’s awesome that you are listening to it! I think the Sandstorm is my favourite, but you’re a ways away from that.


I think I stopped listening around episode 6 or 7…

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drank Candy Corn Black Tea by 52teas
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oh gawd guise i’ve been so MIA!

i’ve been setting up my standing desks at home and work and restructuring my entire life from the ground up in slow motion.
it takes a long time.
(and swappers, hi, ya you, i swear i’m putting your boxes together tonight. i swearit.)

i drank this tea on sunday as my roommates and i embarked on a house cleaning day.
cleaning day went awesomely but this tea was kinda lame. just flat.
but i’m glad to see so many other people got a kick out of it!
cuz if nothing else, tea should be fun :)

thanks to Eva for swapping this with me so i could try it!


Nice to see you back!


Whee standing desks! I look forward to reading about how awesome they are. :D

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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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