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Such an emotional night of TV for me! Just as Watson finds Sherlock after two years of mourning, Abed loses his best bud Troy! I’m going to miss Donald Glover making me smile! I think he’s just one of the funniest people. What will Abed DO? He better not leave too! I’m just very happy that Community is still on TV at all. I hope Troy visits Greendale once in a while? I don’t even know what to think about Sherlock right now. Too much awesome in an hour and a half.

Anyway, today just happened to be a SHERLOCK tea! thanks so much MissB! I haven’t gotten far enough with the Sherlock books to know who “The Colonel” is…he isn’t on the show… hmm. I was a bit worried on this one, since Adagio’s Thai Chai is one of my least favorites from Adagio for some reason. Luckily, this particular blend is AMAZING. It is really well balanced here. I think the Tiger Eye gives it a lovely sweetness. And there was a flavor here that remained elusive until I realized it was cocoa nibs! A nice deep chocolate flavor, if you realize that is what it is and not just the rustic astringency of the black tea itself. There are coconut pieces floating at the top of the infuser. Coconut, chocolate, caramel… oh my. I could have used more cinnamon though. Who is this Colonel and WHY does he get such a nice blend? I can’t believe how Cara McGee can take a blah Thai Chai and add some things to make it one of my favorite chais! So odd.

VariaTEA

This post is so heartbreaking. I haven’t watched the episode yet but I am definitely not excited about Troy leaving.

MissB

I do really enjoy this one, too. So glad that you liked it!

tea-sipper

I’m VERY glad I was able to try it, MissB!

VariaTEA – Hope I didn’t spoil it for you – I’ve known he was leaving for months, but maybe because I’m such a Community nerd.

VariaTEA

No worries. I knew he was leaving too. I think that is part of the reason I am putting off the episode. Although I will probably watch it sometime before going to bed. Now that Dan Harmon is back, I find it hard to not watch the episodes in a timely fashion. That differs from last season when I stopped watching completely as soon as puppets started singing.

tea-sipper

Ah! I know! Dan Harmon must win the award for only person in the world being rehired after being fired! Honestly, I didn’t mind season four just because the show was still ON THE AIR but it is nice to have the brain behind the show back. Season five doesn’t seem the same to me, since they all seem to be “bottle episodes”… or should I say, less crazy antics. This ep got that back a bit though.

VariaTEA

Season 4, for me, felt like it was trying way too hard to recreate what Dan Harmon did but realistically only Dan Harmon can pull it off. Like I would hate for someone’s introduction to Community to be a season 4 episode because it is not at all represented of the genius of the show. Also, I don’t mind the bottle episodes too much because it is reminiscent of the roots. Then again, I do love a crazy paintball war :P

tea-sipper Yes, I would cringe if anyone didn’t start at episode one. Season four definitely doesn’t have the million-a-minute jokes that 1-3 did. Don’t even get me started on this show! :D
VariaTEA

I am definitely glad to have found another fan. I have introduced this show to countless people and half the time I swear the only reason they agreed to watch is so that I would shut up about it.

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VariaTEA

This post is so heartbreaking. I haven’t watched the episode yet but I am definitely not excited about Troy leaving.

MissB

I do really enjoy this one, too. So glad that you liked it!

tea-sipper

I’m VERY glad I was able to try it, MissB!

VariaTEA – Hope I didn’t spoil it for you – I’ve known he was leaving for months, but maybe because I’m such a Community nerd.

VariaTEA

No worries. I knew he was leaving too. I think that is part of the reason I am putting off the episode. Although I will probably watch it sometime before going to bed. Now that Dan Harmon is back, I find it hard to not watch the episodes in a timely fashion. That differs from last season when I stopped watching completely as soon as puppets started singing.

tea-sipper

Ah! I know! Dan Harmon must win the award for only person in the world being rehired after being fired! Honestly, I didn’t mind season four just because the show was still ON THE AIR but it is nice to have the brain behind the show back. Season five doesn’t seem the same to me, since they all seem to be “bottle episodes”… or should I say, less crazy antics. This ep got that back a bit though.

VariaTEA

Season 4, for me, felt like it was trying way too hard to recreate what Dan Harmon did but realistically only Dan Harmon can pull it off. Like I would hate for someone’s introduction to Community to be a season 4 episode because it is not at all represented of the genius of the show. Also, I don’t mind the bottle episodes too much because it is reminiscent of the roots. Then again, I do love a crazy paintball war :P

tea-sipper Yes, I would cringe if anyone didn’t start at episode one. Season four definitely doesn’t have the million-a-minute jokes that 1-3 did. Don’t even get me started on this show! :D
VariaTEA

I am definitely glad to have found another fan. I have introduced this show to countless people and half the time I swear the only reason they agreed to watch is so that I would shut up about it.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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