Little Terri's Long Awaited Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza!!!

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Hallallujah!! I just updated my tea document, and I must have missed a few sipdowns or something, because my actual end of the month total is 190!!

Since I’m under 200, that means I can place an order for black/red tea from one tea company this month, if I want to. I’ve been thinking I should order from one company per month. I haven’t decided who yet.

And I guess my new goal for October is to get down to 150… or maybe 175…

Sil select said

Careful! One order could be a slippery slope! I’m trying to wait until November with the exception of cardamom French toast haha. Great job on getting under 200 :)

LOL, yup! I did place my one order of the month, with Teavivre, and it’s kind of ridiculous, but lets just say I was getting low on black teas and they have several that I enjoy :)

189. Organic Hangzhou Tian Mu Qing Ding Green Tea – Teavivre
188. Xin Gon Yi White tea – Red Blossom – from Sil
187. Master Han’s Wild Picked Yunnan Black – 2013 – Verdant
186. Caravan – A & D
185. “Rock” Big Red Robe Dark Roast Oolong – Mandala
184. Master Han’s Wild Picked Yunnan Black – Verdant
Farewell to Master Han’s black teas! Gone forever from my collection, although I have plenty of his puerh still
183. Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha – verdant
182. Premium Tai Ping Huo Kui Green – Teavivre
181. Houjicha – Traveling Tea

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My sipdowns have really slowed down this month, but I am still plugging along. Since I was below 200, I allowed myself an order from Teavivre, who I hadn’t ordered from for some time. I was really getting low on black teas, just 8 different choices! LOL, that’s not enough! I need to have 30 choices, a different one for each morning of the month, right?

Anyway, my Teavivre order, with 14 new blacks (some are samples), will round things out nicely, but I’ve made a rule that I can only open 1 package at a time, and only after I’ve completed a sipdown. I’m especially trying to clear out the non-black teas, any ‘novelty’ teas, etc. But I am also trying to polish off those older black teas in my collection.

I also picked up some Assam and a few breakfast blends from Traveling Tea, which is less than a mile from my house, because I was craving something super bold. I only bought small quantities, like an oz or two of each one. I’m not going to add anything into my spreadsheet until the end of the month, and I’ll also update my numbers then as well.

180. Xingyang 2007 Shu – Verdant – sorry to say goodbye to this one, it was very tasty!
179. Vietnam Puer 1980 He Li Xiang – Camelia Sinensis – from Sil
178. 2007 Yiwumahei Bamboo Skin packed – Royal Tea Bay- the last tea from my Sil-Box!

Sil select said

So that means i can send another one! YAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Only 8 choices for black teas is scary. I’m trying to hold off for November before I order again since I’m so close to getting to 4kg/55 teas.

I think we should hold on sending each other anything until after the new year, LOL.

Then maybe we can start our Black box up again?
177. Nonpareil Cha Wang Tai Ping Hou Kui Green – Teavivre

I was hoping to get down to 150 this month, but that’s not looking likely, especially since I’ll be adding in the new teas in a few days, but at least I’m still gonna be under 200!
176. First Picking Laoshan Black – Verdant

My final numbers for October (before I add in the new teas).
175. Master Han’s 2010 Silver Buds Old Growth Sheng – Verdnt
My goals for oct were to stay below 200, and I achieved that barely! I just updated my Tea Menu, and after subtracting all the sipdowns and adding in the new teas, I’m at 197!! So at some point this month I get to order some new black teas from somebody!

Sil select said

go you! that’s fantastic esp considering you ordered tea this past month :)

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Sil select said

January: 111 Teas 6965g
February: 110 teas 6475g
March: 101 teas 6030g
April: 85 teas 5585g
May: 90 teas 5335g
June: 90 teas 5535g
July: 85 teas 4900g
August: 81 teas 4540g
September: 90 teas 4290g
October: 65 teas 3945g

Actually weighed my cupboard this month, so number is a little more accurate than last month. It also means i managed to hit my weight goal early by two months! so that means i can splurge a bit next month with any black friday sales i feel i MUST participate in haha.

I just don’t think I could handle weighing everything, LOL, but my hats off to you! It really is a better, more accurate view of how much tea is in your collection, and the awesome progress you have made!!! (extended applause).

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Hello November!
196. Wild Monk Sheng – Mandala

Sipdowns over the last 2 weeks or so….

195. Laoshan Black 2014 – Verdant
194. Mei Zhan Jin Black – Verdant
193. Jade Citrus Mint – Teavana (no, I didn’t buy this, it was a gift…)
192. Concubines Smile – Verdant
191. 2003/4 Chang Tai Humid Storage – Life in Teacup
190. 2003/4 Chang Tai Dry Storage – Life in Teacup
189. Long Jing – Fen Fu’s
188. Org Jinhao Golden Tip Black – Teavivre
187. Assam CTC – Traveling Tea
186. Temple Stairs – Mandala
185. Golden Monkey – Teavivire
184. Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black – Teavivre
183. Scottish Breakfast – Traveling Tea
182. Shui Jin Gui Wuyi Oolong – Verdant – I have had this forever, and it was still tasty! Now it’s gone
181. Nonpariel yunnan dian hong ancient tree black – Teavivre
180. Irish Breakfast – Traveling Tea

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Dexter said

Just updated my spreadsheet for the first time in forever.
142 teas 8379g

Going back to my corner now…

Sil select said

You can do it!

Yay for updates!

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Hello December!
My final sipdowns from November:
179. Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong – Verdant
178. Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea Full Leaf – Teavivre
177. Tisano Cacao – Traveling Tea
176. Lapsang Souchong Wild Tea – Teavivre
175. Breakfast Assam – Traveling Tea
174. Qu Hao – Traveling Tea
173. Golden Halo Yunnan – Traveling Tea
172. Orthodox Black Beauty Assam – Traveling Tea
171. Pumpkin Ginger Spice

My black friday orders weren’t too crazy, especially since I haven’t hardly ordered tea all year. My starting total for December is 205. I have a lot of Oolongs that I haven’t been drinking much, so I’m thinking my main goal for december is to try to work my way through some of them.

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Sil select said

Last month to go! I started in january with 148 teas – 7900g and i was trying to get to 55 teas – 4000g

January: 111 Teas 6965g
February: 110 teas 6475g
March: 101 teas 6030g
April: 85 teas 5585g
May: 90 teas 5335g
June: 90 teas 5535g
July: 85 teas 4900g
August: 81 teas 4540g
September: 90 teas 4290g
October: 65 teas 3945g
November: 75 teas 3920g

Still trending down, though we’ll see where i’m at once my orders arrive…

Hey, in my order from YS I got Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong in a King Orange. It smells really awesome. Next time I send you a box (don’t worry, it won’t happen for awhile anyway), do you want one? :)

Sil select said

hahaha i totally picked some up too in my YS order – thinking i could share with you lol

Ha! We should compare our orders, to see if there is anything either one of us didn’t get :)

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I started in January with 360 teas, and now I’m down to 205!! Yippee!!
Also my YS order and A&D orders both arrived this week. Those teas are incorporated into my current total. I also made a rule for myself that I can’t open a new tea unless I have a sipdown. So here are my first 2 Dec sipdowns:
204. Songboling Shui Xian Oolong – TTC
203. Keemun Aromatic Snail – Teavivre

Sil select said

that’s great progress!

I have you as my inspiration! :)

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shezza said

+15 with the black friday orders that came in (and more to come…oops)
240. Santa’s Secret – DavidsTea
239. Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Oolong/Maté – 52Teas
238. Apple Brandy Cheesecake – A Quarter to Tea

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237. Eight Candles – Della Terra
236. Ceremonial Matcha – DavidsTea
235. Classic Apple Pie – Della Terra

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234. Jungle Ju Ju – DavidsTea

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233. Blackberries & Cream Shou Mei – 52Teas

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232. Paris – Harney & Sons

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231. Banana Nut Pancakes – A Quarter to Tea

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+10
240. Caramel Baked Apple – A Quarter to Tea

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239. White Tea Champagne – Tea Desire
238. Pumpkin Spice – Harney & Sons
237. Chocolate – Harney & Sons

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236. Spumoni Green Tea – A Quarter to Tea

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235. Chocolate Cherry Latte Oolong – A Quarter to Tea
234. Peach Melba – A Quarter to Tea

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233. Maple Pumpkin Chai – A Quarter to Tea
232. Lychee Konnyaku – Ette Tea
231. Mélange Fauchon Vert – Fauchon

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230. Jin Xuan Oolong – Eco Cha
229. Wuliang Shan 2014 Spring Mini Tuo – Finest Brew
228. Nasi Lemak – Ette Tea
227. Coconut Cheesecake Honeybush – 52Teas

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Sil select said

DECEMBER 31! T-day! haha

I started in January with 148 teas – 7900g and i was trying to get to 55 teas – 4000g

January: 111 Teas 6965g
February: 110 teas 6475g
March: 101 teas 6030g
April: 85 teas 5585g
May: 90 teas 5335g
June: 90 teas 5535g
July: 85 teas 4900g
August: 81 teas 4540g
September: 90 teas 4290g
October: 65 teas 3945g
November: 75 teas 3920g
December: 58 teas 3440g

Not quite where i wanted to be, but damn close! Now to devise a new goal for 2017 and something that includes all my puerh…which has not gotten a lot of love this year.

Damn! Look at you, little sister! 58 teas! I’m impressed!
I need to sit down tomorrow and figure out my end of the year numbers and set some goals for 2017 as well.
On the topic of Puerh, I need to start drinking mine too.

Sil select said

hey you did well this year too!

Dexter said

I’m just in awe at how well you did this year Sil. Your perseverance and restraint is just amazing. Great Job!!!!

^ What Dexter said.

Sil select said

Just hoping i can keep it up. Still have to post my plan for 2017 haha

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