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So today…. is the last episode of my beloved balm Supernatural after all these years.  I will miss it dearly!  I’m always having epic Supernatural themed dreams.  Once, a cathedral aflame with pterodactyls flying around… IN the flaming cathedral.  Fun.

Thanks again for the swap, AJRimmer!  I think this is the last of the Teavivre hibiscus blends I needed to write tasting notes for.  And yet again, not much to say, the blend itself is full of red ingredients, so no surprise when the flavor is mostly hibiscus.  Also a slight hint of possibly orange.  The second steep is much more toned down on the scarlet and tartness – but probably all of the other flavors are less as well.  So more bland overall, even if I’m also losing the hibiscus.  The brew is now orange.  And now that I’m reading Teavivre’s description, it also mentions a heavy orange note. (My blend also looks much more full of hibiscus than the photo is.) Maybe I can try handpicking hibiscus out before steeping in the future, but I’m not sure what that leaves… 
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 10 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // 4 minutes after boiling //  5 minute steep

AJRimmer

My sisters love Supernatural, but they did note that there are a fair number of not great episodes you have to get through, so I never ended up checking it out. Maybe one day!

tea-sipper

Oh, I probably just love all the dang episodes. haha

White Antlers

I dip in and out of Supernatural. When the real world gets too challenging, there are always those 2 earnest brothers fighting the good fight…

tea-sipper

Exactly, White Antlers! It’s been a very stable thing for 15 years.

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AJRimmer

My sisters love Supernatural, but they did note that there are a fair number of not great episodes you have to get through, so I never ended up checking it out. Maybe one day!

tea-sipper

Oh, I probably just love all the dang episodes. haha

White Antlers

I dip in and out of Supernatural. When the real world gets too challenging, there are always those 2 earnest brothers fighting the good fight…

tea-sipper

Exactly, White Antlers! It’s been a very stable thing for 15 years.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
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AprTea.com
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Davidstea
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justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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