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drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
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Drank this again, it’s growing on me! It’s a subtle caramel taste but the tea base is pretty nice so I do appreciate what they did here. I am starting to enjoy the fact that it’s not overwhelmingly sweet, so I could drink it alongside actual dessert without having a sugar coma.

Maaaayybe I will just have to bump my rating up!

Back to Doctor Who now. “You are superior in one respect….you are better at dying!”

I’m almost done Season 2 (decided to watch this because everyone seems to be nuts over it) and trying to decide if I should continue along with S3 immediately or watch every season of Buffy over again instead. (Diehard, lifelong Buffy fan)

Sil

um doctor who.

Kittenna

Dr. Who! And… is that a dalek quote? I’m terrible at such things (i.e. remembering quotes).

whatshesaid

Yes it is :)

I want to love it but so far it’s pretty cheese. The effects and stuff i mean. A bit hard to overlook. I suspect it will only get better though so I plan to stick it out. Early Buffy is pure cheese too but the fond nostalgic memories make it all ok

Sil

the first couple seasons ARE pure cheese…esp the first one. it’s kinda like watching harry potter movies… they just get darker and darker

…also i need to try this tea now that it’s here!

whatshesaid

Well I DO love HP….. Yeah I want to know what you think of it!

Cavocorax

Oh gawd. Idek if I could manage starting at Series 1 again (of the reboot). It was pretty terrible in comparison to what was coming later. My friend told me to start with the 11th Doctor, and now that I’m caught up I can see why. If you can’t stick with it, try jumping right to him before you give up completely. (Although you’ll miss t he best of Ten if you do that… <3)

Oh, also FINISH Season 2! :O :O :O

Cavocorax

:| I wish I had Doctor Who eps to watch right now. And people to watch them with. I figure I’ve got about 5 years before I can make my kid watch them, but she’d probably appreciate Series 1 for all its fart jokes.

whatshesaid

I finished S2 last night, sucks about Billie Piper. I will keep chugging through them because I expect good things, I won’t skip any because the OCD in me needs to watch them all in order! I don’t have a problem with this Doctor, though apparently the next one is even better, I feel like I have a LOT to get through though!

Cavocorax

The next one is WAY BETTER, but I sorta fell for 10 and adored every moment (mostly) that I had with him. Oh… fandoms…

I know what you mean about it feeling like a lot. I think it took me a year and a half before I finally caught up so tomorrow I can watch the new eps with everyone else. No more spoilers!

Shmiracles

option #3: you could always change things up by starting to watch Torchwood. (trivia: Torchwood is the same letters as docTorwho.)

Shmiracles

i need more SPACE! spacespacespace

whatshesaid

I’m trying to limit my exposure to the next Doctor (after David Tennant…I really really love him, why’d they have to get a new guy?! :( )….

Just watched the first episode of S3 last night, I can happily report I really like the new sidekick Martha, and I was worried it was going to be the bride from the Christmas episode after S2, she was only ok.

But I’m not going to give up! I’m in a drawing contest (haha) with a friend of my husband and our three subjects are as follows:
1)Angelus (evil) vampire
2) Ash from Evil Dead
3) Darryl from TWD with Bub the Zombie from Dawn of the Dead

I used to draw and paint a lot but stopped for a few years, I’m trying to get back into it as is he, plus I’m competitive as hell so this is a good push. (we like our horror)… This has nothing to do with Doctor Who but that I was working on my Angelus drawing last night thinking I will have to David Tennant as the Doctor sometime soon.

Also that I still want to watch all of Buffy/Angel over again but I will finish Doctor Who first.

I wouldn’t want to watch Torchwood now because wouldn’t they reference a bunch of stuff I haven’t seen yet, seeing how I only started S3??? I like that trivia fact though!

whatshesaid

*draw David Tennant…. I was drawing Angelus while watching Doctor Who

Sil

soooo i love the tenth doctor…i was sooooo upset when they changed to matt smith. But i can say that after watching enough matt smith, i don’t hate him like i used to. He’ll never be the tenth doctor that i love but he too has a fond place in my heart. :)

whatshesaid

Yeah I really really like him. Which season does the eleventh Doctor start?

Sil

telling you would be spoiling the fun! :)

whatshesaid

boooo :) I will just have to cherish him while he’s still here (for me, because I’m like 7 years behind, haha)

Shmiracles

obviously not important, but i thought it was cute someone went through the trouble to organize doctor who/torchwood/sarah jane in viewing order so neatly… nerds unite! (of course lots of nerd quibbling over said order in the comments) (oh comments) http://iscariotjones.livejournal.com/499404.html

Cavocorax

I was worried I wouldn’t like 11 after 10 but I do…mm It’s a completely different kind of love.

Martha is SO awesome too! To be fair, I like all the companions, even though I thought the bride was terrible and abrasive.

whatshesaid

I wish I’d have started watching sooner solid be up to date for whatever is happening on the 50th anniversary when everyone comes back!

Sil

whatshesaid – 50th anniversary is supposed to be in november. that’s PLENTY of time to catch up. :)

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Sil

um doctor who.

Kittenna

Dr. Who! And… is that a dalek quote? I’m terrible at such things (i.e. remembering quotes).

whatshesaid

Yes it is :)

I want to love it but so far it’s pretty cheese. The effects and stuff i mean. A bit hard to overlook. I suspect it will only get better though so I plan to stick it out. Early Buffy is pure cheese too but the fond nostalgic memories make it all ok

Sil

the first couple seasons ARE pure cheese…esp the first one. it’s kinda like watching harry potter movies… they just get darker and darker

…also i need to try this tea now that it’s here!

whatshesaid

Well I DO love HP….. Yeah I want to know what you think of it!

Cavocorax

Oh gawd. Idek if I could manage starting at Series 1 again (of the reboot). It was pretty terrible in comparison to what was coming later. My friend told me to start with the 11th Doctor, and now that I’m caught up I can see why. If you can’t stick with it, try jumping right to him before you give up completely. (Although you’ll miss t he best of Ten if you do that… <3)

Oh, also FINISH Season 2! :O :O :O

Cavocorax

:| I wish I had Doctor Who eps to watch right now. And people to watch them with. I figure I’ve got about 5 years before I can make my kid watch them, but she’d probably appreciate Series 1 for all its fart jokes.

whatshesaid

I finished S2 last night, sucks about Billie Piper. I will keep chugging through them because I expect good things, I won’t skip any because the OCD in me needs to watch them all in order! I don’t have a problem with this Doctor, though apparently the next one is even better, I feel like I have a LOT to get through though!

Cavocorax

The next one is WAY BETTER, but I sorta fell for 10 and adored every moment (mostly) that I had with him. Oh… fandoms…

I know what you mean about it feeling like a lot. I think it took me a year and a half before I finally caught up so tomorrow I can watch the new eps with everyone else. No more spoilers!

Shmiracles

option #3: you could always change things up by starting to watch Torchwood. (trivia: Torchwood is the same letters as docTorwho.)

Shmiracles

i need more SPACE! spacespacespace

whatshesaid

I’m trying to limit my exposure to the next Doctor (after David Tennant…I really really love him, why’d they have to get a new guy?! :( )….

Just watched the first episode of S3 last night, I can happily report I really like the new sidekick Martha, and I was worried it was going to be the bride from the Christmas episode after S2, she was only ok.

But I’m not going to give up! I’m in a drawing contest (haha) with a friend of my husband and our three subjects are as follows:
1)Angelus (evil) vampire
2) Ash from Evil Dead
3) Darryl from TWD with Bub the Zombie from Dawn of the Dead

I used to draw and paint a lot but stopped for a few years, I’m trying to get back into it as is he, plus I’m competitive as hell so this is a good push. (we like our horror)… This has nothing to do with Doctor Who but that I was working on my Angelus drawing last night thinking I will have to David Tennant as the Doctor sometime soon.

Also that I still want to watch all of Buffy/Angel over again but I will finish Doctor Who first.

I wouldn’t want to watch Torchwood now because wouldn’t they reference a bunch of stuff I haven’t seen yet, seeing how I only started S3??? I like that trivia fact though!

whatshesaid

*draw David Tennant…. I was drawing Angelus while watching Doctor Who

Sil

soooo i love the tenth doctor…i was sooooo upset when they changed to matt smith. But i can say that after watching enough matt smith, i don’t hate him like i used to. He’ll never be the tenth doctor that i love but he too has a fond place in my heart. :)

whatshesaid

Yeah I really really like him. Which season does the eleventh Doctor start?

Sil

telling you would be spoiling the fun! :)

whatshesaid

boooo :) I will just have to cherish him while he’s still here (for me, because I’m like 7 years behind, haha)

Shmiracles

obviously not important, but i thought it was cute someone went through the trouble to organize doctor who/torchwood/sarah jane in viewing order so neatly… nerds unite! (of course lots of nerd quibbling over said order in the comments) (oh comments) http://iscariotjones.livejournal.com/499404.html

Cavocorax

I was worried I wouldn’t like 11 after 10 but I do…mm It’s a completely different kind of love.

Martha is SO awesome too! To be fair, I like all the companions, even though I thought the bride was terrible and abrasive.

whatshesaid

I wish I’d have started watching sooner solid be up to date for whatever is happening on the 50th anniversary when everyone comes back!

Sil

whatshesaid – 50th anniversary is supposed to be in november. that’s PLENTY of time to catch up. :)

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So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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