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drank Spiced Chai by Lipton
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It’s a very sad day. Freezing cold, both outside and in my office – and I forgot to toss tea into my purse. I’m at work tea-less. Uggggg
This was my lesser of other evil choices…. :(((


How about you put a secret stash in your desk for emergencies?



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drank Hazlenut by The TeaCupany
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I haven’t logged teas in DAYS. Steepster has just been too difficult to deal with.
Was drinking this one a couple of days ago.
I think it’s good, it’s hazelnut, it’s about the same as Adagios. If you like hazelnut, this is worth a try.


Yeah, I’ve been put off on trying for a bit bc of it.

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Was drinking this last night.
I didn’t get much chocolate, and as for the chili – just lots of peppercorns, so it was spicy, but not really chili.
It was nice to try buy not a favorite.
Sample from SSTTB

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Drinking this cold steeped tonight. It’s ok, it’s good. The peach flavor is nice, not fake and candy – I just wish there was a little more of it. The white base is fine, present but not in the way. This is a decent peach white tea. I have a LOT of peach teas in my house and this one is good but not my favorite.

On that note, drinking the last of this puts my cupboard officially at 299. Goodbye 300s, nice to know you, but don’t ever want this much tea in my house again. Operation cupboard reduction continues…..


Yay! Keep it up :-)


Woohooo! Now, because I’m nice…I won’t send you your box now that you’re under 300 lol

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Last night I hot steeped 3tsp in 16 oz of water. Let it cool and put it in the fridge overnight.

Today, 1 cup cold tea + 1/4 cup skim milk + 1/2 tsp Torani pumpkin syrup = iced pumpkin chai latte which makes Dex happy.



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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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It’s been hot here for the last couple of weeks and I haven’t been drinking much hot tea. It was significantly cooler today, and I drank a BUNCH of hot teas.
I feel like I’ve been writing negative or just ok tasting notes all day. Wanted to end the day with something GOOD.
This is beyond good – this is a great tea. It’s beautiful to look at and it’s beautiful to drink. There are tons of tasting notes about it, so I’m not going to go into long boring details. It’s just a great sweet potato, grainy style black tea.
This makes me happy tonight. :))


You inspired me Dexter. I’m on my second pot of this. Thanks!

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drank Port by Whispering Pines Tea Company
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I have two samples of this in my house – the lovely TheTeaFairy was kind enough to send me some, and then Brendan included this as a sample with my order. Thank you very much to both of you.

This is wasted on me. Sorry guys, can’t do it – I can not get past the pine/eucalyptus/cedar, whatever that tree taste is. I’m not getting any saffron, very little vanilla – it’s just lost behind the tree taste.

Maybe I’m too much of a city girl to appreciate this…..


It sounds like a neat blend, but I’m the kind of person who chewed on spruce sap in the winter, and pine buds in the spring… :)


LOL then you would probably like this….


Maybe. I tried the white wolf from Bellocq, but I found the mint took everything over.

I seriously need to consider a Whispering Pines order. One day. :) Maybe when I have fewer teas!


Oh noooo! So sorry you had such a bad experience…And I’ve been bragging so much about it, lol. Oh well, at least you can scratch off your list :-) i like it so much, I’m dedicating on of my yixing clay pot just for it!

And OMGsrsly, I’m like you!! Totally chewing on pine buds :-)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Aww sad you didn’t like this one! Definitely not for everyone. I think you should give Golden Orchid a try next though ;-)


Just be careful with the spruce sap, TeaFairy! If you don’t get the right variety it dissolves instead of acting like gum. And if it dissolves it’s so gross. :D


Lol “tree taste”

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drank Amortentia by Adagio Custom Blends
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This is just too weird for me – way too much going on and the honeybush is just spoiling the party.
Blueberry, vanilla, coconut, black, and honeybush do not belong in my cup all at the same time…..


I’ve heard these Harry Potter fandom blends are not great, but I left the sampler on my amazon wishlist anyway because I really want the tins lol


LOL yep – the tins are fun. It’s a novelty rather than GREAT tea

Cameron B.

I agree, the tins are super cute! I’ve been using my empty Star Wars ones to keep opened TeaVivre samples in. :D


Dang it, Cameron, now I want Star Wars tins too!

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Hmmmm not getting too much of anything identifiable in this, maybe a little nutty, maybe a little fruity – but not really anything that was promised.
I don’t think this one is doing anything for me tonight…

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I’m thinking that most of the custom Adagio tea I have are just OK – and that’s true of this one too. Not bad, not great just ok.
I’m not getting much strawberry – more stone fruit (apricot), vanilla, cream.
I’m happy to have bought the set, and is fun to try the custom blends, the tins are so cute, but the tea is more of a novelty than great tea.

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.


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