2022: Sipdown Progress Thread

The purpose of this thread is to track your progress on sipdowns over the year, encourage other Steepster members in their sipdown and/or general cupboard reduction/maintenance efforts, and most importantly, have fun while doing so!

Past Years:

2019: https://www.steepster.com/discuss/29734-2019-year-of-the-sipdown-challenge
2021: https://steepster.com/discuss/42494-2021-sipdown-progress-thread

What is a Sipdown?

A “sipdown” is drinking the last of a tea so that it is no longer in one’s cupboard. Since different people inventory their collection differently, some people count sipdowns of each individual package of the same tea, while others wait and only count the sipdown once that particular tea is completely gone from their cupboard. There is no right or wrong way to go about it; the purpose is to drink the tea one already has while reducing binge tea ordering habits to, ultimately, get a tea collection that feels “out of control” to feel more “under control!”

Ways to Sipdown

There are lots of ways to go about challenging yourself to sipdown more tea! Here are a few I’ve heard. Do you have a favorite method? Share your thoughts in the thread and I’ll add it to the list!

-Drink by Date: Clear out the oldest tea in the cupboard first, making room for the newer, fresher tea.
-Drink by Rating: Clear out lower-rated teas, either by experimenting with new ways of drinking them or gifting/trading them away!
-Sampler Sipdown: Focus on samplers or tea packages depleted to just a few servings, by making a dedicated area in the cupboard for teas that meet this criteria. They go quickly and can free up a lot of space!
-Randomizer: There are lots of different ways of using random generators to select a tea to focus on; the surprise from the random selection can be a lot fun!
-Keep Current on Subscriptions: Signed up to any tea subscriptions? Keep caught up on drinking subscription tea so it is out of the cupboard before the next subscription box shows up!
-A to Z of Tea: Drink a cup of tea with each tea name beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical order! It’s a good way to work through cups while having a lot of variety!
-Tea Bracket Tourney: Select 16 teas (or more or less, depending on your preferences) and pair them off in a bracket-style tournament to see which tea makes it to the end! This is a great way to get several cups in of a single tea that is doing well in the tourney!
-Cupboard Clearout: Have packages of tea that have been sitting around because they just aren’t favorites and you can’t seem to get through the packages no matter how hard you try? Then consider hosting a cupboard sale at the Official Stash Sales Thread (https://www.steepster.com/discuss/6840-official-stash-sales-thread), or heading over to the Tea Swaps Board (https://www.steepster.com/discuss?category=tea-swaps&page=2) and starting a Traveling Tea Box or seeing if you can trade/gift your unwanted tea!

The Zen of Sipdown: Acquiring Less Tea

The best sipdown efforts in the world become a moot point if the amount of new tea acquisitions from orders, trades, tea boxes, and gifts exceeds the amount of tea being sipped down. The idea of decreasing the total amount of tea in the stash to a point of feeling in control and happy (note that this “amount” will be unique and different for everyone!) is to drink more tea that you already have than you are bringing in. Here are some tips to help make that possible:

-If you order a lot of tea, set a budget that can’t be exceeded to help curb impulse or binge buying.
-Unsubscribe from tea company mailing lists to resist the urge to jump at every sale e-mail that comes in.
-Go “window shopping”: create carts on tea sites but wait a week before buying. Often the browsing/cart building is the most “satisfying” part, and a week later you may feel different about actually purchasing the items!
-Do not be afraid to say “no” or not participate in teaboxes, tea exchanges, and group-buys.
-Don’t be part of “enabler culture” when you know someone is working hard toward sipdown goals/reducing their cupboard; for some, saying “no” to proposed teaboxes, tea exchanges, and group-buys on a site filled with fellow tea-lovers can be very difficult! Remember to always be supportive of someone working toward sipdown/cupboard reduction goals and never take someone’s decline for a swap personally.

Remember, working towards proper cupboard management does not mean you can never place a new tea order or jump into a teabox or tea swap: it’s about finding and maintaining the right balance for you and your cupboard. Create sipdown goals for yourself! If you meet those goals, feel free to reward yourself with some new tea! Attempt to keep new orders coming in less than the amount of tea cleared out, and cupboard numbers will start to drop!

Monthly Sipdown Challenge

This month, try to find and drink as many teas from this scavanger hunt item list as possible! (Feel free to interpret the items as you see fit, and remember, don’t make a new tea purchase just to “check off” an item from the list… if you are missing something, consider it a reminder of your excellent cupboard management progress!)

-A genmaicha
-An old tea
-A favorite tea
-An earthy tea
-A maple tea
-A mint tea
-A pear tea
-A tea flavored like a root vegetable/exotic fruit
-A white tea
-A winter holiday tea

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I had 264 sipdowns for 2021 (up from 203 sipdowns in 2020). My goals for 2022 are to sipdown all of my 2018 teas and try to fit in at least one gong fu session a month.

Starting Cupboard Size: 215 teas
Ending Cupboard Size: xxx

Jan Sipdowns: 13 [275g]
Feb Sipdowns: 8 [435g]
Mar Sipdowns: 14 [480g]
Apr Sipdowns: 10 [575g]
May Sipdowns: 16 [580g]
Jun Sipdowns: 5 [140g]
Jul Sipdowns: 15 [375g]
Aug Sipdowns: 9 [295g]
Sep Sipdowns: 10 [320g]
Oct Sipdowns: 10 [475g]
Nov Sipdowns: 12 [415g]
Dec Sipdowns: 1

Yearly Total: 123

New Sipdowns:

Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA (50g package)

Total: Approx. xxxg cleared out during November!

Currently Working On:

Hojicha Japanese Pumpkin Flavored Roasted Green Tea by Ocharaka (c/o Yunomi) (50g package)
Jasmine Poached Pears by Bird & Blend Tea Co. (50g package)
Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA (50g package x 2)

Monthly Sipdown Challenge

- A genmaicha
x An old tea – Hojicha Japanese Pumpkin Flavored Roasted Green Tea by Ocharaka (c/o Yunomi)
x A favorite tea – Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
- An earthy tea
x A maple tea – Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
x A mint tea – Chocolate Mint Rooibos by Tealyra
x A pear tea – Jasmine Poached Pears by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A tea flavored like a root vegetable/exotic fruit – Wild Lapsang Souchong by Teavivre (c/o Path of Cha)
- A white tea
x A winter holiday tea – Christmas Cake by Bird & Blend Tea Co.

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Back again for 2022! No specific goals in mind, maybe I’ll try to get one sipdown per day? Also reducing my subscriptions to just one – Kyoto Obubu.

Total 2021 Sipdowns: 520

TOTAL 2022 SIPDOWNS: 403

Starting cupboard size: 304

January
Sipdowns: 41
Teas In: 12
Ending Cupboard Size: 294

February
Sipdowns: 4

July
Sipdowns: 52
Teas In: 21
Ending Cupboard Size: 277

August
Sipdowns: 119
Teas In: 49 (7 subscription, 10 swap)
Ending Cupboard Size: 220

September
Sipdowns: 58
Teas In: 119 (13 subscription, 33 swap)
Ending Cupboard Size: 271

October
Sipdowns: 73
Teas In: 36 (4 subscription)
Ending Cupboard Size: 246

November
Sipdowns: 56
Teas In: 51 (4 subscription, 12 swap)
Ending Cupboard Size: 246

December
Sipdowns: 0
Teas In: 0
Ending Cupboard Size: TBD

520 last year!! woooowww :D

And yet somehow my cupboard size only went down by about 100! XD

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I think I did a decent job last year! I surpassed my goal of 130 sipdowns by 26. New goal for 2022: 150
2019 Sipdown total: 92
2020 Sipdown total: 102
2021 Sipdown total: 156
2022 Sipdown total: 123

January:
[X] An apricot tea – (Adagio – Apricot Orange Vanilla Wonder)
[X] A cream-flavored tea – (Market spice – Cranberry Creme)
[X] An Earl Grey tea – (Teakruthi – The Vanilla Earl)
[X] A latte – (Red Leaf – Caramel matcha)
[X] A new tea – (Silk Road Teas – Dragon Well)
[X] A spicy tea – (Bird & Blend -Mowgli’s Fire Chai)
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite pie – (PudTea – Yule Log)
[X] A tea paired with a favorite hobby – (Adagio – The Woman)
[X] A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage (Angry Tea Room – Sparkling Wine)
[X] A tea with bean notes – (ESP Emporium – Vanilla Black) *not a true sipdown

February
[X] A black tea – (Teavivre – Organic Nonpareil Fujian Black)
[X] A cherry tea – (Tealux – Acerola Cherry Potion) *not a true sipdown
[X] A grapefruit tea – (T2 – French Earl Grey)
[X] A Taiwanese tea – (Green Terrace – Honey Black)
[X] A tea paired to a favorite fairy tale (Pudtea – Gingerbread Man)
[X] A tea flavored like a favorite snack food – (David’s – Genmaicha)
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite muffin – (Della Terra – Dubbele Chocolade)
[X] A tea gifted to you – (Whispering Pines – Cocoa Amore)
[X] A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation (Fusion – Carrot Cake for Ca/Calcium)
[X] A tea you could happily drink every day – (Zen Tea – Phoenix Pearl)

March
[X] A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea – (Teavana – Lavender Creme)
[X] A floral tea – (Yunnan Sourcing – Snow Chrysanthemum Buds Flower Tea)
[X] A French tea – (Dammann Freres – Coquelicot Gourmand)
[X] A green tea – (Teavivre – Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun))
[X] A sleepytime tea – (Bird & Blend – Rockabye Raspberry) *not a true sipdown
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite pancake/waffle topping – (Mahamosa – Raspberry Cream)
[X] A tea from a woman-owned company – (52Teas – Gingerbread Brulee)
[X] A tea that makes you happy – (Mandala – Rice Aroma Ripe Puerh)
[X] A tea with a flavor note/ingredient from a favorite Girl Scout cookie (Davidstea – Chocolate Macaroon)
[X] A tea with spinach/artichoke notes (Matcha Outlet – Eggnog matcha)

April:
[X] A caramel tea – (Simpson & Vail – Chocolate Caramel)
[X] A “health” tea – (David’s – Organic Cold 911)
[X] A pu’erh tea – (PuerhShop.com – 2006 Jinggu Ripe Dragon Egg Pu-erh)
[X] A raisin-y tea – (Della Terra – Oatmeal Raisin Cookie)
[X] A tea from a British company – (What-cha – Roasted Baozhong Oolong)
[X] A tea paired to a book – (Whispering Pines – The Jabberwocky)
[X] A tea paired to the weather – (52Teas – Graveyard Mist)
[X] A tea that includes a color in its name – (Teavivre – Premium Golden Monkey)
[X] A tea with the flavor of your favorite jelly bean – (English Tea Store – Bella Coola)
[X] A woody tea – (Della Terra – Apple Cinnamon Yogurt)

May
[X] A cupboard staple – (Verdant – Spring Harvest Laoshan Green)
[X] A “geeky” tea – (Adagio – Anderson)
[X] A grape/muscatel tea – (English Tea Store – Lover’s Leap Darjeeling) *not a true sipdown
[X] An herbal tea – (Zen Tea – Orange Grapefruit herb fruit)
[X] A lemon tea – (Octavia Tea – Lavender Lemongrass)
[X] A soda tea – (Southern Boy Teas – Vanilla Cola Iced Black)
[X] A strawberry tea – (Pudtea – Eton Mess)
[X] A tea flavored like a favorite baked good – (52teas-SBT – Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish)
- A tea that reminds you of yourself
[X] A tea with a creative blend of ingredients – (52Teas – Explore the World With Us)

June
[X] An African tea – (Justea – Kenya Black)
[X] An iced/cold brew tea – (52Teas – SBT: Neapolitan Ice Cream)
[X] An orange tea – (Simpson & Vail – Caribbean Splash)
[X] A pricey tea – (Teavivre – Organic Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin)
[X] A rose tea – (52Teas – Black(berry) Rose)
- A tea from a place you’d like to visit
- A tea smoothie
- A tea that reminds you of your best friend
- A tea with oceanic notes
[X] A vanilla tea – (Harney & Sons – Vanilla Comoro)

July
[X] A blueberry tea – (Lov Organic – Blueberry Coconut)
[X] A lime tea – (Della Terra – Key Lime Pie)
[X] A mango tea – (Della Terra – Mother of Pearl)
[X] A peach tea – (Harney & Sons- Peaches & Ginger)
[X] A pineapple tea – (Murchie’s – Pina Colada)
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite ice cream – (A Quarter to Tea – Spumoni)
[X] A tea from a Canadian company – (David’s – Coco Colada)
[X] A tea from a US company – (American Tea Room – Nirvana)
[X] A tea paired with a biscuit/cookie – (52Teas – Christmas Cookie Shou Mei) *not a true sipdown
[X] A tea you’ve forgotten about – (David’s tea – Pomegrateful)

August
[X} A banana tea – (The Republic of Tea – Banana Cuppa Chocolate) *not a true sipdown
[X] A cheap tea – (TeaSource – Breakfast Assam) *not a true sipdown
[X] An Indian tea – (Golden Tips – Darjeeling Gopaldhara Clonal Black Tea First Flush) *not a true sipdown
[X] A marshmallow tea – (Davidstea – Unicorn Dream)
[X] A melon tea – (White2Tea – 2006 Little Gold Melon Shu)
[X] A raspberry tea – (Bird & Blend – Vicky’s Sponge Cake)
[X] A tea chosen at random – (Octavia Tea – Himalayan Imperial Black)
[X] A tea the flavor of a trail mix ingredient – (52Teas – Cashew Turtle) *not a true sipdown
-A tea that reminds you of a family member
[X] A tea you’ve never tried before – (white2tea – 2013 shoumei)

September
[X] A breakfast tea – (Numi Organic Tea – Breakfast Blend) *not a true sipdown
[X] A Chai tea – (Harney & Sons – Chocolate Chai Supreme)
[X] A chocolate tea – (Bird & Blend – Yule Log) *not a true sipdown
[X] A coconut tea – (Tiesta Tea – I Gotta Colada) *not a true sipdown
[X] A hibiscus tea – (Bird & Blend – Jelly + Ice Cream) *not a true sipdown
[X] A tea from a tea swap/traveling tea box – (Teasource – Breakfast Assam)
[X] A tea with a strong aroma – (Angry Tea Room – Candy Cane) *not a true sipdown
[X] A tea with honey added – (Twinings – Chamomile, Honey & Vanilla) *not a true sipdown
[X} A tropical tea – (Silver Tips Tea – Mango Chai) *not a true sipdown
[X] A yerba mate – (52Teas – Inscape: A Nos4a2 inspired blend) *not a true sipdown

October
[X] An apple tea – (Simpson & Vail – Apple Cinnamon French Toast) *not a true sipdown
[X] A Chinese tea – (Adagio – Yunnan Noir)
[X] A cinnamon tea – (Harney & Sons – Herbal Hot Cinnamon Spice) *not a true sipdown
[X] A coffee tea – (ESP Emporium – Tiramisu) *not a true sipdown
[X] A de-caf/caffeine free tea – (Bird & Blend – Jelly & Ice Cream) *not a true sipdown
[X] A dessert tea – (Angry Tea Room – Orange Creamsicle) *not a true sipdown
[X] A nutty tea – (Harney & Sons – White Christmas) *not a true sipdown
[X] A pumpkin tea – (Bird & Blend – Spiced Pumpkin Pie) *not a true sipdown
-A tea paired to music
[X] A vegetal tea – (Organic India – Tulsi Original)

November
[X] A cranberry tea – (Tealyra – Tropical Breeze) *not a true sipdown
[X] A ginger tea – (DavidsTea – Ginger Pear)
[X] A Japanese tea – (Yuuki-cha – Gyokuro Kisekirei)
[X] A tea from a small business – (Friday Afternoon – Double Cream Earl Grey)
[X] A tea paired with a sandwich – (Andrews & Dunham – Damn Fine Holiday Blend) *not a true sipdown
[X] A tea the flavor of a favorite cake – (PudTea – Black Forest Gateau)
[X] A tea the flavor of a favorite sundae topping – (Arthur Dove Tea Co – Banana Fudge)
[X] A tea you are thankful for – (Bird & Blend – Candied Yams)
[X] A smoky/roasted tea – (Badger Canyon Herb & Tea Co – Russian Caravan)
[X] A weird tea – (52Teas – Inscape: a N0S4A2 inspired blend) *not a true sipdown

December
-A genmaicha
-An old tea
-A favorite tea
-An earthy tea
-A maple tea
-A mint tea
[X] A pear tea – (Tea Forte – Pear Cobbler)
[X] A tea flavored like a root vegetable/exotic fruit – (Davids Tea – Sleigh Ride)
-A white tea
[X] A winter holiday tea – (English Tea Store – Vienna Egg Nog)

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I’m new here on Steepster, but you might know me from Instagram. I did much better on my sip down this year than anticipated, but also acquired more teas! I’m planning a combination of challenges and no buys, but I mostly want to finish all my open samples and my super old teas.

Starting with 363 teas!
10/2 Current Tea Count:564

2021 Sipdown total: 552
2022 Sipdown total: 641 (worth $875.84)

January: 83 (mostly teabags and samples worth $102.89)
February: 32 (worth $68.84)
March: 45 (worth $104.23)
April: 60 (worth $79.40)
May: 57 (worth $92.69)
June: 74 (Worth $64.58)
July: 63 (worth $52.45)
August: 107 (worth $100.12)
September: 54 (worth $120.43)
October: 66 (Worth $82.85)

I think I’m the only person on Steepster that doesn’t use Instagram (or social media in general) at all, but welcome! Good luck with your sipdown goals this year!

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Not the only one. My “social media” is limited to Steepster and Goodreads. Teas and Books are my passion. :)

Thank you both! Instagram and Youtube are pretty much the only social media I use. Tea and Books are both amazing, but I’m terrible about actually finishing the books I start. I think I only finished 3 this year, but I started many more… oops!

I am not using instagram as well. But welcome here and happy sipping down the teas!

My January monthly challenge: SAMPLES!

x An apricot tea (Touch Organics Apricot White)
x A cream-flavored tea (Fairytale teas Once Upon A Time)
x An Earl Grey tea (Spice & Tea Exchange)
x A latte (Davids Tea Chai Matcha)
x A new tea (Ahmad Earl Grey from Sipsby box)
x A spicy tea (Nepal Tea- Nepali Breakfast)
x A tea flavored like your favorite pie (Bigelow Pumpkin Spice)
-A tea paired with a favorite hobby
x A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage (Octavia Teas Champagne Oolong)
x A tea with bean notes (Davids Tea Hazelnut Chocolate)

My February Month Challenge: ALPHABET!

x A black tea (Harney & Sons Decaffeinated Ceylon)
- A cherry tea
- A grapefruit tea
- A Taiwanese tea
x A tea paired to a favorite fairy tale (Davids Tea Magic Potion)
x A tea flavored like a favorite snack food (Adagio Fancy Lads Snack Cakes)
x A tea flavored like your favorite muffin (Adagio Honeybush Banana Nut)
x A tea gifted to you (Jasmine Tea from Ann)
x A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation (Mei Leaf Nettle… Ne for Neon, one of the noble gasses)
x A tea you could happily drink every day (Tea Maze Lapsang Souchong)

My March Month Challenge: Random teas from stash

x A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea (Adagio Pride and Prejudice Signature Blend)
x A floral tea (The English Tea Room: Renoir’s Repose)
- A French tea
x A green tea (Adagio Earl Grey Green)
x A sleepytime tea (Adagio Peach Serenity)
x A tea flavored like your favorite pancake/waffle topping (Adagio Decaf Blueberry)
x A tea from a woman-owned company (Volition Tea Raw jade wulong)
x A tea that makes you happy (Adagio Marjorie’s Witchy Potion)
x A tea with a flavor note/ingredient from a favorite Girl Scout cookie (Adagio Cat Scratch)
x A tea with spinach/artichoke notes (Adagio Raspberry Green)

My April Month Challenge: Whatever is in my Tea Basket & samples

- A caramel tea
x A “health” tea (yogi breathe deep)
- A pu’erh tea
x A raisin-y tea (Dessert By Deb Hojicha Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding)
x A tea from a British company (Tea Pigs Lychee Rose Cold Brew)
x A tea paired to a book (Adagio Riddle’s Tea Shoppe Dark Prophesies Draft- Harry Potter)
- A tea paired to the weather
x A tea that includes a color in its name (Adagio White Wedding)
x A tea with the flavor of your favorite jelly bean (Adagio Wild Strawberry)
x A woody tea (Davids Tea Hojicha)

My May Month Challenge: Tea Basket and New Teas

x A cupboard staple (Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat)
x A “geeky” tea (Adagio Totoro)
- A grape/muscatel tea
x An herbal tea (Adagio Mamma Mia)
x A lemon tea (Adagio Lavender Lemon)
- A soda tea
x A strawberry tea (Adagio Wild Strawberry)
x A tea flavored like a favorite baked good (Dairy Free Caramel Chai at the Tea Room)
x A tea that reminds you of yourself (Monk’s Blend tea)
x A tea with a creative blend of ingredients (Princess Jamie at the Tea Room)

My June Month Challenge: Tea Basket and Earl Greys

x An African tea (Asami Mombasa Island)
x An iced/cold brew tea (Bigelow Blueberry Citrus Basil)
x An orange tea (Republic of Tea Cranberry Blood Orange)
x A pricey tea (Blue Willow Tea Wuliang Beauty Baby Cake)
x A rose tea (Adagio Cherry Green)
- A tea from a place you’d like to visit
- A tea smoothie
x A tea that reminds you of your best friend (Keto Matcha Blend – gift from my friend Caleb)
- A tea with oceanic notes
x A vanilla tea (Adagio Birthday Tea)

My July Challenge: Cold Brews and New Teas

-A blueberry tea
x A lime tea (Bigelow Cranberry Lime Honeysuckle)
x A mango tea (Oribe Kona Mango)
x A peach tea (Southern Breeze Cold Brew Peach)
-A pineapple tea
x A tea flavored like your favorite ice cream (Adagio Coco Mint)
x A tea from a Canadian company (Dessert by Deb Sweet snickerdoodles)
x A tea from a US company (Tea Goblin The Luscious Lemon)
x A tea paired with a biscuit/cookie (Cookie Tea Almond Cookie)
x A tea you’ve forgotten about (Tazo Passion)

My August Challenge: Samples and Advent Leftovers

x A banana tea (Adagio Honeybush Banana Nut)
x A cheap tea (Ahmad Mango Lychee Cold Brew Green Tea)
X An Indian tea (Organic India Tulsi Breakfast)
-A marshmallow tea
x A melon tea (Bigelow Watermelon Mint Cold brew)
X A raspberry tea (3 Leaf Tea Raspberry Matcha)
x A tea chosen at random (Republic of Tea Cranberry Blood Orange)
x A tea the flavor of a trail mix ingredient (Adagio Coconut)
x A tea that reminds you of a family member (Harney and Sons Tower of London)
x A tea you’ve never tried before (Adagio Nyx)

My September Challenge: Samples and Advent Leftovers

x A breakfast tea (Adagio Hello September)
x A Chai tea (Adagio Apple Pie)
-A chocolate tea
x A coconut tea (Adagio Capricorn)
x A hibiscus tea (Offblak Brighten Up)
-A tea from a tea swap/traveling tea box
x A tea with a strong aroma (The Tea Heaven Holy Basil Green Tea)
-A tea with honey added
x A tropical tea (Adagio White Tropics)
-A yerba mate

My October Challenge: Halloween Teas

x An apple tea (Adagio Candy Apple)
-A Chinese tea
-A cinnamon tea
-A coffee tea
x A de-caf/caffeine free tea (Adagio Dragon Fruit Dream)
x A dessert tea (Spice of Life Strawberry Almond Macaron)
x A nutty tea (Adagio Mocha Nut Mate)
x A pumpkin tea (Adagio Pumpkin Potion)
x A tea paired to music (Adagio This Is Halloween)
-A vegetal tea

My November Challenge: Halloween and Fall Teas Continued

-A cranberry tea
-A ginger tea
-A Japanese tea
-A tea from a small business
-A tea paired with a sandwich
-A tea the flavor of a favorite cake
-A tea the flavor of a favorite sundae topping
-A tea you are thankful for
-A smoky/roasted tea
-A weird tea

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Shae said

I almost hit 200 sipdowns for 2021 which is actually more than I expected! This year I’m planning for 250, and I’m specifically hoping to finish off the older teas in my cupboard. I like the idea of adding a starting/ending cupboard size like some others are doing, so I’ll throw that in this year as well.

2022 Sipdown Goal: 250
Starting cupboard size: 450

January: 13
February: 4
March: 7
April: 37
May: 7
June: 4
July: 7
August: 8
September: 26
October: 62
November: 16
December: 5

2022 Sipdown Total: 196
Ending cupboard size: ???

Shae said

January Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x An apricot tea → Valley of the Heart’s Delight by Satori Tea Company
x A cream-flavored tea → Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
x An Earl Grey tea → Earl Grey Decaf by Twinings
x A latte → Organic Ceremonial Matcha by Amoda Tea
x A new tea → Strawberry by Pickwick
x A spicy tea → Chocolate Marshmallow Spicier Chai by 52Teas
x A tea flavored like your favorite pie → Lemon Sorbetti by Tea Forte
x A tea paired with a favorite hobby → Roasted Dandelion Spice DeTox by Yogi Tea
x A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage → Caribbean Coconut Rum by Pasion Tea
x A tea with bean notes → Golden Orchid by Whispering Pines Tea Company

Shae said

February Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A black tea → Yunnan Black Jasmine by Verdant Tea
x A cherry tea → Cherry Christmas by Piper & Leaf
x A grapefruit tea → Darjeeling Quince by Tea Forte
x A Taiwanese tea → Taiwan Yu Chi ‘Assam’ Black Tea by What-Cha
x A tea paired to a favorite fairy tale → Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life by Yogi Tea
x A tea flavored like a favorite snack food → Salted Caramel by Bigelow
x A tea flavored like your favorite muffin → Peach Cobbler by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A tea gifted to you → Jin Jun Mei by (Unknown, from China)
x A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation → Yuzu Ginger Macaron Cookie White Tea by 52Teas
x A tea you could happily drink every day → Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons

Shae said

March Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea → Nostalgia by Liquid Proust Teas
x A floral tea → Eden Oolong by Tocha Tea
x A French tea → Apple Cinnamon French Toast by Simpson & Vail
x A green tea → Premium Green Decaf by Stash Tea
x A sleepytime tea → Chamomile Vanilla and Honey by Bigelow
x A tea flavored like your favorite pancake/waffle topping → Butter Sencha by DAVIDsTEA
x A tea from a woman-owned company → Chai Houjicha by 52Teas
x A tea that makes you happy → Strawberry Slender Pu-Erh by Teavana
x A tea with a flavor note/ingredient from a favorite Girl Scout cookie → Bonfire Toffee by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A tea with spinach/artichoke notes → Organic Nettle Leaf by Traditional Medicinals

Shae said

April Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A caramel tea → Caramel Sea Salt Molasses by Tea Guys
x A “health” tea → Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings
x A pu’erh tea → Cardamom Pu-erh by Numi
x A raisin-y tea → Chocolate Tea + The Earl of Harlem both by Harney & Sons
x A tea from a British company → Banana Flambe by Curtis
x A tea paired to a book → 1777 Tea Party by Wedgwood
x A tea paired to the weather → Cold Weather Warrior by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A tea that includes a color in its name → Amethyst’s Gold by 52teas
x A tea with the flavor of your favorite jelly bean → Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
x A woody tea → Organic Raspberry Leaf by Traditional Medicinals

Shae said

May Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A cupboard staple → Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
x A “geeky” tea → Whouffle by Adagio Custom Blends
x A grape/muscatel tea → Premium Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
x An herbal tea → Dandy Liver Detox by Lifestyle Awareness
x A lemon tea → Lemon Lavender Creamsicle by 52Teas
x A soda tea → Root Beer Float by 52Teas
x A strawberry tea → The Unicorn! by 52Teas
x A tea flavored like a favorite baked good → Caramel Apple Spice Slim Life by Yogi Tea
x A tea that reminds you of yourself → Scorpio by Adagio
x A tea with a creative blend of ingredients → Trailblazer Blend by Piper & Leaf

Shae said

June Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x An African tea → Honeybush Strawberry by Satori Tea Company
x An iced/cold brew tea → Biarritz by August Uncommon Tea
x An orange tea → Decaf Be Well by Plum Deluxe
x A pricey tea → Dandelion Black Tea by Whispering Pines Tea Company
x A rose tea → Enchanted Narnia by Bird & Blend
x A tea from a place you’d like to visit → Decaf Paris by Harney & Sons
x A tea smoothie → Decaf Earl Grey by Mark T. Wendell
x A tea that reminds you of your best friend → Hibiscus by Feel Good Organic
x A tea with oceanic notes → Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf by Verdant Tea
x A vanilla tea → Decaf House Blend by Plum Deluxe

Shae said

July Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A blueberry tea → Pride Bi Decaf by Adagio Custom Blends
x A lime tea → Grey Grove by 52Teas
x A mango tea → Organic Mango Green Tea by Touch Organic
x A peach tea → Vanilla Peach by Tea Forte
x A pineapple tea → Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
x A tea flavored like your favorite ice cream → Ambrosia by Whispering Pines Tea Company
x A tea from a Canadian company → Emperor’s Chrysanthemum by Cultivate Tea
x A tea from a US company → 2021 Wild Crassicolumna Black Tea by Verdant Tea
x A tea paired with a biscuit/cookie → Banana Fluffernutter by The NecessiTeas
x A tea you’ve forgotten about → Carol by Lupicia

Shae said

August Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A banana tea → Hot Buttered Banana Bread by 52Teas
x A cheap tea → Earl Grey by Stash
x An Indian tea → Earl Grey by Tea Forte
x A marshmallow tea → Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate by 52teas
x A melon tea → Cantaloupe Custard with Honey by A Quarter to Tea
x A raspberry tea → Rainbow Sherbet by 52Teas
x A tea chosen at random → Celtic Song by A Quarter to Tea
x A tea the flavor of a trail mix ingredient → Cookie by Lupicia
x A tea that reminds you of a family member → Chroning by Gnat & Bee
x A tea you’ve never tried before → Plum Clafoutis by 52Teas

Shae said

September Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A breakfast tea → Organic English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
x A Chai tea → Organic Chai Black Tea by steep by Bigelow
x A chocolate tea → Chocolate Chai by Teavana
x A coconut tea → Sister Grey by Gnat & Bee
x A hibiscus tea → Dark Chocolate Cherry by Nelson’s Tea
x A tea from a tea swap/traveling tea box → English Breakfast Decaf by Elmwood Inn
x A tea with a strong aroma → Decaf Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons
x A tea with honey added → Caramel Apple Cinnamon Bun by Dessert by Deb
x A tropical tea → Peach & Passion Fruit by Ahmad Tea
x A yerba mate → Sweet Tangerine Positive Energy by Yogi Tea

Shae said

October Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x An apple tea → Apple Cinnamon Warmth by Plum Deluxe
x A Chinese tea → Ailaoshan Black Tea by Whispering Pines Tea Company
x A cinnamon tea → Cinnamon Chai by Paromi
x A coffee tea → Mocha Chai by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A de-caf/caffeine free tea → Spice Dragon Red Chai by Stash Tea
x A dessert tea → Cookie Dough Chai by 52teas
x A nutty tea → Toasted Nut Brulee Oolong by Plum Deluxe
x A pumpkin tea → Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
x A tea paired to music → 901 of a Kind Coconut Almond by My Cup of Tea (USA)
x A vegetal tea → Wild Spring Laoshan Gan Zao Ye by Verdant Tea

Shae said

November Monthly Sipdown Challenge

x A cranberry tea → Chocolate Cranberry Cream Dream by 52Teas
x A ginger tea → Original Chai by Chico Chai
x A Japanese tea → Ice Cream Matcha by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A tea from a small business → Low Country by August Uncommon
x A tea paired with a sandwich → Smoky Russian by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
x A tea the flavor of a favorite cake → Double Spice Chai by Stash Tea
x A tea the flavor of a favorite sundae topping → Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
x A tea you are thankful for → Housewarming by Plum Deluxe
x A smoky/roasted tea → Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire by 52Teas
x A weird tea → Jiaogulan by Far West Tea Traders

Shae said

December Monthly Sipdown Challenge

- A genmaicha
- An old tea
- A favorite tea
- An earthy tea
- A maple tea
x A mint tea → Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream by Arthur Dove Tea Co.
- A pear tea
- A tea flavored like a root vegetable/exotic fruit
- A white tea
- A winter holiday tea

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Sipped down 183 teas in 2021 (quite short of my goal of 300).

Current cupboard: 304
Goal at end of 2022: 200

I’m also going to join in on the monthly sipdown challenge:

Total January sipdowns: 15

Sipdown challenge:
[X] An apricot tea (Peach Julip- Bird and Blend)
[X] A cream-flavored tea (Guangzhou Milk Oolong- DavidsTea)
[X] An Earl Grey tea (Foggy Coconut-52Teas)
(I didn’t have any kind of milk and didn’t want to buy any just to complete the prompt, so this one was a miss) A latte
[X] A new tea (Blackberry Custard Tart- 52Teas)
[X] A spicy tea (Old Fashioned Gingerbread- 52Teas)
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite pie (Banana Pudding-52Teas)
[X] A tea paired with a favorite hobby (Malloween-Brutaliteas)
[X] A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage (Lapsang Souchong- Theodor)
[X] A tea with bean notes (Matcha Black Soybean Rice-Lupicia)

February sipdowns: 10

February challenge:

[X] A black tea (Imperial Grade Laoshan Black- Yunnan Sourcing)
[X] A cherry tea (Cabaret-August Uncommon)
- A grapefruit tea
[X] A Taiwanese tea (Meishan Jin Xuan- Taiwan Tea Crafts)
- A tea paired to a favorite fairy tale
[X] A tea flavored like a favorite snack food (Peanut Butter Cup- The Necessiteas)
- A tea flavored like your favorite muffin
- A tea gifted to you
[X] A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation (Blueberry Almond Streusel- Dessert by Deb)
[X] A tea you could happily drink every day (Classic Laoshan Black-Yunnan Sourcing)

March sipdowns: 11

March challenge:
[X] A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea (Sweet Zhang- 52Teas)
[X] A floral tea (Magnolia Oolong- DavidsTea)
[X] A French tea (Laponic December 25th, Black – Theodor)
[X] A green tea (Coconut Kiwi Green Tea- 52Teas)
[X] A sleepytime tea (Meadow- Steven Smith Teamaker)
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite pancake/waffle topping (Pancake Breakfast- 52Teas)
[X] A tea from a woman-owned company (Blueberry Almond Streusel- Dessert by Deb)
[X] A tea that makes you happy (Unicorn Fluff- The NecessiTeas)
- A tea with a flavor note/ingredient from a favorite Girl Scout cookie
[X] A tea with spinach/artichoke notes (Organic Kabuse Sencha- Kyoto Obubu)

April sipdowns:

April challenge:
[X] A caramel tea (Caramel Tea- Culinary Teas)
- A “health” tea
- A pu’erh tea
- A raisin-y tea
- A tea from a British company
- A tea paired to a book
- A tea paired to the weather
[X] A tea that includes a color in its name (Black Lavender- Steven Smith Teamaker)
- A tea with the flavor of your favorite jelly bean
- A woody tea

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CrowKettle said

Going to try and be more transparent with myself this year.

TOTAL 2022 SIPDOWNS: 54 (aaaand I lost track in May)

Starting Cupboard Size: 96 ±10
Ending Cupboard Size: xxx

January Sipdowns: 15
[X] An apricot tea → Cranberry Apricot Muffin Honeybush by 52Teas
[X] A cream-flavored tea → O’Connor’s Cream by TeaGschwendner
[X] An Earl Grey tea → Earl Grey Tea Cake by Dessert by Deb
- A latte
[X] A new tea → Mango Pear White by Great Wall Tea Co.
[X] A spicy tea → Golden Glow by Great Wall Tea Co.
[X] A tea flavored like your favourite pie → Banana Tieguanyin by 52Teas
[X] A tea paired with a favourite hobby → Mycroft Blend by Adiago Custom Blends
[X] A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage → Mai Tai by 52Teas
[X] A tea with bean notes → No. 8 Mao Feng Shui by Steven Smith Teamaker

February Sipdowns: 11
[X] A black tea → Metropolitan by August Uncommon Tea
[X] A cherry tea → Cocoa Amore by Whispering Pines Tea Company
[X] A grapefruit tea → Grapefruit Creme Brulee by 52Teas
[X] A Taiwanese tea → ‘Long Feng Xia’ High Mountain Oolong by What-Cha
[X] A tea paired to a favorite fairy tale – Silver Needle by What-Cha
[X] A tea flavored like a favorite snack food – Blood Orange Creamsicle Genmaicha by 52Teas
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite muffin → Anastasia by Kusmi Tea
- A tea gifted to you
[X] A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation → Pancake Breakfast by 52Teas
[X] A tea you could happily drink every day → Foggy Coconut by 52Teas

March Sipdowns: 16
[X] A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea – a bunch of 52teas sipdowns (+4)
[X] A floral tea → Lavender Cream by Murchies
[X] A French tea → Thé de Lune by Mariage Frères
[X] A green tea → Japan Obubu Kabuse Sencha Green Tea by What-Cha
[X] A sleepytime tea → Banana Be Sedated by Brutaliteas (not a sipdown)
[X] A tea flavored like your favorite pancake/waffle topping → Lemon Glazed Scone Black Tea by 52teas
[X] A tea from a woman-owned company → French Vanilla Marshmallow Assam by 52teas
[X] A tea that makes you happy → Sweet Zhang by 52teas
[X] A tea with a flavor note/ingredient from a favorite Girl Scout cookie → Cosmic Velvet by Whispering Pines Tea Company
[X] A tea with spinach/artichoke notes → China Anhui Huangshan ‘Da Fang’ Green Tea by What-Cha

APR Sipdowns: 9
- A caramel tea
- A “health” tea
[X] A pu’erh tea → Dark Tranquilitea by Brutaliteas
- A raisin-y tea
- A tea from a British company
- A tea paired to a book
[X] A tea paired to the weather → Know by Heart by August Uncommon Tea
[X] A tea that includes a color in its name → Red Temple by Whispering Pines Tea Company
[X] A tea with the flavor of your favorite jelly bean → Boy! Oh Boy! by 52Teas (watermelon)
- A woody tea

CrowKettle said

August Monthly Challenge Progress

-A banana tea
-A cheap tea
-An Indian tea
[X] A marshmallow tea → Sun Cloud Mist by 52Teas
[X] A melon tea → Watermelon Raspberry Green Tea by 52Teas
[X] A raspberry tea – Rainbow Sherbet Iced Black Tea by 52Teas
-A tea chosen at random
-A tea the flavor of a trail mix ingredient
[X] A tea that reminds you of a family member → Noël à Pékin by Dammann Frères
[X] A tea you’ve never tried before → Peach Cobbler by Bird & Blend Tea Co.

CrowKettle said

September Monthly Sipdown Challenge

[X] A breakfast tea → Tea & Toast by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
- A Chai tea
- A chocolate tea
- A coconut tea
- A hibiscus tea
- A tea from a tea swap/traveling tea box
- A tea with a strong aroma
- A tea with honey added
- A tropical tea
- A yerba mate

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Tiffany :) said

2021 Sipdown tins/packages (have 3402853945824932942 teas+teawares, clearly not organized LOL): 514
2022 Sipdown tins/packages goal: 660

January: 34 (goal: 55 aka 1.77)
February: 52 (goal: 55 aka 1.96)
March: 54 (goal 55)
April: 50 (goal 55)
May: 54 (goal: 55 aka 1.77)
June: 37 as of 6/22 (goal 60)
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:

2022 Sipdown Total (as of 6/22/22): 281

Shae said

Oh I like how you added the monthly sipdown challenge here! I think I’ll do the same. :D

Tiffany :) said

Looking forward to November and will be back to update what I’ve done this year so far as I’ve been sipping down but have not been on steepster for most of 2022.

January Steepster Monthly Sipdown Challenge
This month, try to find and drink as many teas from this scavenger hunt item list as possible! (Feel free to interpret the items as you see fit, and remember, don’t make a new tea purchase just to “check off” an item from the list… if you are missing something, consider it a reminder of your excellent cupboard management progress!)

—An apricot tea
[x]A cream-flavored tea – Winter White Chocolate Mint (oolong) 3 oz bag (Saturday 1/22)
[x]An Earl Grey tea – This is not a profile I’m a fan of, so this is easy I’m sending all my Earl Grey & EG related teas to @tea-sipper (Sent a stuffed USPS flat rate medium box Friday 1/21)
[x]A latte – David’s Tea Spiced Pumpkin 20 grams as hot plain milk tea (Thursday 1/20)
[x]A new tea – August Uncommon Know by Heart packet as cold-brew pitcher (Monday 1/10)
[x]A spicy tea – Tumeric Teas “Winter” as hot & plain tea (Saturday 1/29)
—A tea flavored like your favorite pie
—A tea paired with a favorite hobby
—A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage
—A tea with bean notes

February Steepster Monthly Sipdown Challenge:
[x]A black tea – David’s Tea Fantasy Island 110 grams bag (Thursday 2/10)
- A cherry tea
- A grapefruit tea
- A Taiwanese tea
- A tea paired to a favorite fairy tale
- A tea flavored like a favorite snack food
- A tea flavored like your favorite muffin
[x] A tea gifted to you – Nepal Tea Kumari Gold (Sunday 2/13)
[x]A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation (Pu Plutonium (94)) – The Chai Box Punjaban Party 2.5 oz (Friday 2/11)
[x]A tea you could happily drink every day – David’s Tea Toasted Walnut 5 gram sample x 2 (Wednesday 2/9)

March Steepster Monthly Sipdown Challenge:
- A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea
- A floral tea
- A French tea
- A green tea
- A sleepytime tea
- A tea flavored like your favorite pancake/waffle topping
- A tea from a woman-owned company
- A tea that makes you happy
- A tea with a flavor note/ingredient from a favorite Girl Scout cookie
- A tea with spinach/artichoke notes

April Steepster Monthly Sipdown Challenge
- A caramel tea
- A “health” tea
- A pu’erh tea
- A raisin-y tea
- A tea from a British company
- A tea paired to a book
- A tea paired to the weather
- A tea that includes a color in its name
- A tea with the flavor of your favorite jelly bean
- A woody tea

May Steepster Monthly Sipdown Challenge
- A cupboard staple
- A “geeky” tea
- A grape/muscatel tea
- An herbal tea
- A lemon tea
- A soda tea
- A strawberry tea
- A tea flavored like a favorite baked good
- A tea that reminds you of yourself
- A tea with a creative blend of ingredients

June Monthly Sipdown Challenge
- An African tea
- An iced/cold brew tea
- An orange tea
- A pricey tea
- A rose tea
- A tea from a place you’d like to visit
- A tea smoothie
- A tea that reminds you of your best friend
- A tea with oceanic notes
- A vanilla tea

July
[] A blueberry tea
[] A lime tea
[] A mango tea
[] A peach tea
[] A pineapple tea
[] A tea flavored like your favorite ice cream
[] A tea from a Canadian company
[] A tea from a US company
[] A tea paired with a biscuit/cookie
[] A tea you’ve forgotten about

August
[} A banana tea
[] A cheap tea
[] An Indian tea
[] A marshmallow tea
[] A melon tea
[] A raspberry tea
[] A tea chosen at random
[] A tea the flavor of a trail mix ingredient
[] A tea that reminds you of a family member
[] A tea you’ve never tried before

September, October need to add here

November 2022:
-A cranberry tea
-A ginger tea
-A Japanese tea
-A tea from a small business
-A tea paired with a sandwich
-A tea the flavor of a favorite cake
-A tea the flavor of a favorite sundae topping
-A tea you are thankful for
-A smoky/roasted tea
-A weird tea

AH, thank you in advance for the Earls. I will enjoy finding a much needed new favorite. :D

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Kittenna said

Maybe this year I’ll actually hit my sipdown goals? I’ve been trying for a few years to do a sipdown a day (or equivalent), which should be quite achievable as I have plenty of teas ready to finish off and drink an average of at least a couple teas each day. I just need to find these teas, and be ok with finishing them!

2021: 127 sipdowns; I was derailed by pregnancy after a good start earlier in the year

2022: 115 sipdowns (as of Apr 29) —> off track (barely)

January Monthly Challenge:
x An apricot tea
x A cream-flavoured tea
x An Earl Grey tea
x A latte
x A new tea
x A spicy tea
x A tea flavoured like your favourite pie
x A tea paired with a favourite hobby
x A tea that reminds you of an alcoholic beverage
x A tea with bean notes

February Monthly Challenge:
x A black tea
x A cherry tea
x A grapefruit tea
x A Taiwanese tea
x A tea paired to a favourite fairy tale
x A tea flavoured like a favourite snack food
x A tea flavoured like your favourite muffin
x A tea gifted to you
x A tea with a name that begins with a Periodic Table abbreviation
x A tea you could happily drink every day

March Monthly Challenge:
x A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea (Banana Oolong – DavidsTea)
x A floral tea (Dong Ding Mr. Chang – Camellia Sinensis)
x A French tea (Thé Jardin Bleu Royal – Ladurée)
x A green tea (Earl Grey Matcha – DavidsTea)
x A sleepytime tea (Coconut Chamomile – Whispering Pines)
x A tea flavoured like your favourite pancake/waffle topping (Maple Baked Pear Honeybush – 52teas)
x A tea from a woman-owned company (Eggnog Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha – 52teas)
x A tea that makes you happy (Shan Lin Xi #1 (Taiwan Oolong) – Butiki TTB)
x A tea with a flavour note/ingredient from a favourite Girl Scout cookie (Blueberry Mint Lemonade Green Rooibos – 52teas)
x A tea with spinach/artichoke notes (Green Lotus Tea (Vietnamese) – Unknown)

April Monthly Challenge Progress:
- A caramel tea
x A “health” tea (Dragonfruit Aloe – DavidsTea)
x A pu’erh tea (Cinnamon Swirl Bread – sTEAp Shoppe)
x A raisin-y tea (Fei Zi Xiao – Verdant Tea
- A tea from a British company
- A tea paired to a book
x A tea paired to the weather (Country Lemonade – DavidsTea)
x A tea that includes a colour in its name (Grays Teacake Roasted Kukicha – 52teas)
- A tea with the flavour of your favourite jelly bean
x A woody tea (Apple Cinnamon Yogurt – Della Terra Teas)

May Monthly Challenge Progress:
x A cupboard staple (Apple Custard – DavidsTea)
- A “geeky” tea
- A grape/muscatel tea
x An herbal tea (Tropic Tango – DavidsTea)
- A lemon tea
- A soda tea
x A strawberry tea (Strawberry Moringa – DavidsTea)
x A tea flavoured like a favourite baked good (Blueberry Vanilla – DavidsTea)
- A tea that reminds you of yourself
- A tea with a creative blend of ingredients

June Monthly Challenge Progress:
- An African tea
x An iced/cold brew tea (Goji Pop – DavidsTea)
- An orange tea
- A pricey tea
- A rose tea
x A tea from a place you’d like to visit (Paris Breakfast – Mariage Freres)
- A tea smoothie
- A tea that reminds you of your best friend
- A tea with oceanic notes
- A vanilla tea

July Monthly Challenge Progress:
- A blueberry tea
- A lime tea
- A mango tea
- A peach tea
x A pineapple tea (Pineapple Bacon Rooibos – 52teas)
- A tea flavoured like your favourite ice cream
x A tea from a Canadian company (Strawberry Bloom – DavidsTea)
x A tea from a US company (A Tisket A Tasket – 52Teas)
x A tea paired with a biscuit/cookie
x A tea you’ve forgotten about (Chocolate Chai Puerh – Della Terra)

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Kaylee said

No real goals but I do want to track how many sipdowns I get through this year (teas I immediately restock don’t count towards this number).

January: 4
sipdown challenge
a cream-flavored tea – Carrot Cupcake by DavidsTea, coincidental but it had whipped cream flavoring so it counts
a latte – Snickerdoodle by Anna Marie’s Teas
tea paired with a favorite hobby – Ginger Lemongrass by Tea Forte

February: 0? didn’t track

March: 2

A discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea – Spanish floral berry herbal
A tea from a woman-owned company – Te Company Ruby Brew

… lost track for a WHILE!

September: 3

A tea from a tea swap/traveling tea box – DavidsTea Honeycrisp Apple; Bird & Blend Tea Co. Nuts About You
A tropical tea – Simple Loose Leaf Tropical Green
A yerba mate – DavidsTea Gingerbread Cookie

October: 2

A de-caf/caffeine free tea – Dollar Tea Club Nutcracker
A nutty tea – Den’s Tea Genmaicha Extra Green (with Matcha)

November

-A cranberry tea
[x] A ginger tea – T2 White Ginger
-A Japanese tea
[x] A tea from a small business – Calabash Tea Lemon Ginger Oolong
-A tea paired with a sandwich
[x] A tea the flavor of a favorite cake – Harney Venetian Tiramisu
[x] A tea the flavor of a favorite sundae topping – Friday Afternoon Baby’s Blend
-A tea you are thankful for
-A smoky/roasted tea
-A weird tea

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