Saturday Sample Sipdown! Who's in?
Aiming to try and get down to 200 again this weekend even if it’ll be back up again on tuesday just to try and keep myself hovering at that 200 threshold lol 8 to go!
This is going to take longer than I thought. Two of my three sip-downs so far today are samples that I didn’t enter in my inventory, so don’t count as a reduction :(
The good news is that my official count is “only” 158.
You can do it! I am thrilled to be sipping an old tea that I had a lot of and didn’t really care for. It’s only one more number from the tally but it feels like so much more!
Yes! Keep on it! :P It’s better to focus on getting to 200 than to give up and watch your numbers soar. cough
lol i have another 15 or so teas coming next week….picking up the travelling tea box today as well so that will slow down my sipdowns while i focus on getting through some of those teas…BUT it will also let me share some tea with people :)
haha back up to 209 already today from the canadian travelling teabox even though i managed a few sipdowns yesterday
It has come to my attention that I have over 150 teas in my stash – AFTER giving a bunch away! So today needs to be about getting through some of them. The goal is 7 teas, which I think is relatively modest and doable. I’m going to be so caffeinated by the end of this…
Sunday “Cupboard sipdown/sample older teas and get organised day!” haha Good times will be had by all today i’m sure.
So it’s not saturday but the SIPOFF! is in full swing for the next 3 days between my tea sister Terriharplady and i. We apologise in advance for the tasting notes that will hopefully flood your dashboards as we complete for the right to be the sipdown champion lol
Day 1 over…Terri is In the lead by a small margin…..sil plots and plans for her domination on Saturday…..
Lol. I’d go in on the bet. What’ll we win? XD
I can just imagine Sil & Terri sitting at a table, a kettle of water between them, staring each other down over their teacups. Rofl!
On a side note, I’m totally looking forward to reading both your notes. ^^
soo one of the great things about this? we were at 262…and now i’m already down nearly 20 teas!
Have you actually drunk 20 cups of tea, or are you just making tiny cups/pouring tea out? Because that is a LOT of tea to be gulping down all in a row.
Lol I’ve probably had more than 20 cups. A lot of heathy samples terri sent me are 1 normal person sized cups worth. When I drink a cup myself, it’s usually the equivalent of two normal sized cups. The only. Teas I’m not drinking are the ones that are intolerable….heh I refuse to punish myself :)
Wow. That’s a crazy amount of tea to drink. I have more than 4 or 5 cups (8oz ones) and I feel like I’m swimming in it. Lol.
and we’re in the final day of the great sip off! Terri pulled ahead on day one, only to have sil come from behind to tie them off at the end of the second day. Day one sees sil off to an early start…who will be crowned ultimate champion at the end of the day….
(also 25 sipdowns for both of us in 2 days = awesome sauce)
262 to 218 for me… 3 days, 44 sipdowns…and a tummy full of tea, sloshing around!
Impressive! I’m not sure I could drink that much tea in three days.
I missed Saturday sip-down, I’m sick and managed to sleep through most of the day. I didn’t wake up today feeling any better, so i’ve declared today a sip-down day for teas I didn’t like. That may sound odd, but I can’t taste anything, so it is a good time to drink the things I didn’t much care for. No reason to sip-down teas I enjoy when I can’t taste them.
So far today I’ve managed to finish off three varieties of tea bags I didn’t like, which also helps me with my random teabag sip-down. I’ve made a lot of progress with the random tea bags, I think I’ve been able to remove about 10 items from my cupboard this week.
I think I’ll move on to some teavana teas next, maybe the sugar coated fruit will help my sore throat.
I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I’m going to finish a few of my Della Terra samples. (Some of the Spring flavours are so not in season now.)
awe yeah… it’s SATURDAY! I was going to try and get to 200 this weekend but then my swap from Dinosara showed up, so that’s not too likely. However, I am still going to try and get as close as possible to 200. I jumped from 222 to 253 withe the arrival of the swap and i know there are a couple little samples on my way from various companies as well. Sooooo if i can get back to 22 this weekend, it will be an overwhelming success!
yeppers – only time i don’t, is if i get something in the mail and i’m going to drink it the next day or same day…but i still count it. Most samples that i get are a few cups worth, and it’s easier for me to keep track of the sheer volume if i put it in my cupboard. Additionally, if i’m doing swaps, even if i only have a couple cups, i’m generally still fine with sharing since that’s all part of the fun :)
I will probably get in 3 sipdowns today and 3 tomorrow. Doesn’t seem like a lot but four of those are gongfu teas so that definitely takes up a lot of time. Gotta get my cupboard into shape before the swap from Sil arrives!
yeah….puerh is the hardest ever to sipdown quickly. especially if you want to enjoy all the steepings. I can usually only get through a couple on the weekend.
Defining Saturday quite literally! One sipdown complete, just after midnight. The goal is 5 more, though I doubt I’ll get that far. Who else is in?
I am always in! I am hoping i can get at least 10 down this weekend, though i suspect there will be more than that happening since i have a lot of little samples, all depends on whether i want new small cups or to drink down some of my larger amounts of tea to help out later heh
Yeah – that’s the hardest thing to balance out! It’s so easy/satisfying to get rid of the smallest ones because it makes you think you have less, and tidies up your stash. I’m trying to rotate between a) tea I just WANT, b) tea that I’m almost out of and c) tea that I bought 9 months ago.
Sunday sipdown! Time to get under 200 now that i’ve organised my entire cupboard and discovered a few teas that i’m not likely to drink, which are now in my swap box. Need to get through 7 today to be under 200, before we head out for dinner with friends.
I’ve decided to define “Saturday” as “the entire holiday weekend” because then I get to claim 7 sipdowns with an ending total of 138. With diligent effort and a bit of luck, maybe I can get under 100 by Black Friday. Although signing up for the Secret Pumpkin swap is probably contrary to that goal. As is plotting another Butiki order. Oy.