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drank Bowcaster Brown by AdagioTeas
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‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #1
Thanks so much for the teabox starter, SkySamurai!  I’m trying the teas now on it’s first stop.  Signups still open in the forums!  Such rarities here, and some tea shops I’ve never even heard of.  That’s always good.  On to the first tea…I usually like Adagio blends, and this one sounds like a divine combination, but overall the flavor is mostly flat to me.  Hardly any chocolate or caramel or hazelnut or vanilla… I mean, those flavors in theory sound amazing, but maybe they all cancelled each other out and I’m really only tasting roasted yerba mate.  What a shame.  It’s certainly BROWN in color anyway.  Chewbacca brown.  I think it’s Chewbacca on the tin?  I don’t know (shh.. I only saw the first three Star Wars movies.) 
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoon for a full mug // 7 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep

‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #2
I’ll write #2 here because technically a hot chocolate shouldn’t be listed on Steepster.  It’s Sipology’s Candy Orange Hot Chocolate.   It sounded odd until I realized it is supposed to be one of those chocolate oranges.  I’m a fan of those chocolate oranges.  Yum.  The hot chocolate itself is smooth and rich without being too sugary.  Just how I like it.  I was tasting hints of what should be orange.  Hints but what was there was accurate to chocolate orange.  It’s good!  I definitely didn’t use how much they suggested on the package (to keep the sugar in check).  About a spoon and a half of mix for a mug of milk.  Never heard of this shop before. rating would be 93

Shanie O Maniac

Seeing as how it’s called “Bowcaster Brown” and the Bowcaster is the traditional weapon of Kashyyyk (the Wookiee homeworld), I’m going to say it is probably Chewbacca on the tin.

Sorry, I lived in a Star Wars party house for 2 years. I had this stuff drilled into my head.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I do not know these things. :D

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Shanie O Maniac

Seeing as how it’s called “Bowcaster Brown” and the Bowcaster is the traditional weapon of Kashyyyk (the Wookiee homeworld), I’m going to say it is probably Chewbacca on the tin.

Sorry, I lived in a Star Wars party house for 2 years. I had this stuff drilled into my head.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I do not know these things. :D

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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
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.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

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