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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – June Theme: A June Wedding Tea #1

I might try finding a bunch of teas to fit this theme all month.  I thought finding a tea old, new, borrowed, blue would be too easy if I was looking for a tea to fit only ONE of those categories!  So my rule is that each tea must fit TWO of those options. This tea fits for OLD and BORROWED.  It’s one of my oldest teas.   I think it was part of the first ever teabox I participated in, and then when the teabox was done, there was some of this remaining, so I liked it so much the person who ended up with the teabox actually sent me the remainder of this tea and another one I liked!  So it is “borrowed” on multiple levels.   Flavors are fading now but it still has the most unique smoky flavor of any smoky tea I have ever had. Next time a sipdown.

tea-sipper

And yay, I finally caught up on reading tasting notes!

gmathis

Most of my collection applies under the OLD classification!

Leafhopper

Mine, too! I won’t have any trouble with the “old” or “borrowed” parts of this challenge.

tea-sipper

haha, yes, me too. 90% of the teas around here are old and borrowed. :D

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tea-sipper

And yay, I finally caught up on reading tasting notes!

gmathis

Most of my collection applies under the OLD classification!

Leafhopper

Mine, too! I won’t have any trouble with the “old” or “borrowed” parts of this challenge.

tea-sipper

haha, yes, me too. 90% of the teas around here are old and borrowed. :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
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.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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