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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge January 2nd: National Science Fiction Day Tea #1

additional notes: Drinking this one as part of the funsy day sipdown challenge. For one of my favorite geek things: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! This is still a stunningly odd tea, both in flavors and appearance and it really WORKS for Hitchhiker’s Guide. I thought I’d love to hate this blend, but it’s really growing on me. I’m glad I took a gamble on it. I think I’ll raise the rating from a 78.

Courtney

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is so fun. I need to find the time to re-read them!

Mastress Alita

I really need to re-read them too… I have the five-book “trilogy” on the shelf in my Geek Den (why yes, when I moved I created a Geek Den… doesn’t everyone?!)

Courtney

Haha I also have the trilogy XD, and a Geek Den sounds amazing!

Mastress Alita

My bookcase (filled with my sci-fi/fantasy PBs, imported Japanese artbooks/manga, and translated manga) is in there, all my geeky plushies, and an old CRT TV with a Nintendo, SNES, and PSX hooked up. I also call it the “Retro Room” haha! (The rest of the room is filled with cat stuff that mostly goes unused, because cats).

I have never read Dirk Gently, but was going through my external HDD recently and noticed I have one of those short 3 episode seasons of a BBC version of that. Perhaps I’ll watch it!

tea-sipper

AH! You have a geek den! awesome. :D

derk

This one surprised me!

Lexie Aleah

I never read the Dirk Gently book either but liked the BBC series.

Mastress Alita

I watched the BBC series today and really enjoyed it!

Lexie Aleah

Such a shame it was cancelled

Martin Bednář

I took a pouch on their Boxing Day sale! I remembered how much I liked it. Can’t wait for it.

To be honest, I haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but there are so many books waiting for me. I will give it a try and maybe with cuppa of this.

tea-sipper

I hope you like the book, Martin!

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Courtney

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is so fun. I need to find the time to re-read them!

Mastress Alita

I really need to re-read them too… I have the five-book “trilogy” on the shelf in my Geek Den (why yes, when I moved I created a Geek Den… doesn’t everyone?!)

Courtney

Haha I also have the trilogy XD, and a Geek Den sounds amazing!

Mastress Alita

My bookcase (filled with my sci-fi/fantasy PBs, imported Japanese artbooks/manga, and translated manga) is in there, all my geeky plushies, and an old CRT TV with a Nintendo, SNES, and PSX hooked up. I also call it the “Retro Room” haha! (The rest of the room is filled with cat stuff that mostly goes unused, because cats).

I have never read Dirk Gently, but was going through my external HDD recently and noticed I have one of those short 3 episode seasons of a BBC version of that. Perhaps I’ll watch it!

tea-sipper

AH! You have a geek den! awesome. :D

derk

This one surprised me!

Lexie Aleah

I never read the Dirk Gently book either but liked the BBC series.

Mastress Alita

I watched the BBC series today and really enjoyed it!

Lexie Aleah

Such a shame it was cancelled

Martin Bednář

I took a pouch on their Boxing Day sale! I remembered how much I liked it. Can’t wait for it.

To be honest, I haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but there are so many books waiting for me. I will give it a try and maybe with cuppa of this.

tea-sipper

I hope you like the book, Martin!

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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):
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Favorite tea shops (RIP):
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theteamerchant.net
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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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