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drank tieguanyin black tea by Verdant Tea
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thanks kittenna for letting me try this one. I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this one. I really didn’t get any floral notes…it was mostly just sweet…and as it got colder, it struck me as being a little like a nice ceylon…but not sure where that was coming from. Given the likely priciness of this one, it’s not something that i see as being different enough to warrant keeping around, but it wasn’t bad. Maybe i just didn’t have particular expectations going in to this one either :)

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noms. this one is really tasty today…a little sweet, a little cocoa-y and just downright tasty.

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drank Black Pearls by CitizenTea
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Saw this in Cavo’s feed this morning, so figured i could start my day by trying it as well. 5 pearls for 3.5 min, just under boiling. This is a smooth brew, there’s no bitterness and i’m for sure getting some chocolate like notes at the back end of the sip. Not sure i’d keep this in my cupboard, but i’d happily add this to an order to get free shipping heh.

time to get to work on sipdowns…this weekend spent with tea friends means i’m back up to 87!


You’re still under 100 though :)

I was at like 17(!) but now I’m up to 36 and I feel bad lol.


I’m trying to remember who else had a black pearl tea with a profile like this, but at least this one is very convenient to order (and FAST), so that’s a huge plus for CitizenTea.


I have some of these but haven’t tried them yet – need to do that soon. The best pearls I’ve had were from Mandala – but they haven’t had them for years :( Second would have to be Teavivre – but would be interested in any others that people like.


that’s my order as well dexter. haha. that’s not to say that these are bad..just not quite what i want full time in my cupboard – i’d pick up teavivire’s for that.


Oh, I forgot about Teavivre’s too! I’ll have to keep them in mind because they were a good price. :D

(Those Mandala ones WERE the best. :( /cue intense sadness/)

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antler tea! i love this way this tea looks…just haven’t figured out if i love it or just like it haha.

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Morning tea! Having a few cups while i get organised for the coming week. lots of things going on with work before the long weekend and our short vacation!

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drank Silver Himalaya by Mariage Frères
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I’ve been drinking this more often – need to stop hoarding delicious teas! I am so thankful that my other half splurged and picked this up for me when we were in paris.

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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
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longest day in a long time. Glad i had this tea to keep me company but man, work needs to just go away for a while. Can’t wait for vacation in uh… a week? ish?

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.


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