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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “2014-02-13 adagio sent me a new bag and it has all the proper sprinkles and orange peels in it. and just as i’m sure you expected, this tea is totally weird. just like our new Bill Wiggins...” Read full tasting note
  • “Who the heck is Billy Wiggins? /dashes to google and returns/ Right. AWESOME. I liked this guy. :D Sherlock needs more people like him. And this tea seems fitting for a brilliant street urchin...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another from shmiracles her swap is what has both saved me in my epic quest to get to 140 for april and caused much of the issue in not being there already haha. The nice thing is, once i get to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I do not know who Billy Wiggins is, but his tea smells like cupcakes. Must be the sprinkles. :) Tony Stark smells like a smoker, and I just can’t deal with that when I’m still sleepy eyed and...” Read full tasting note

From Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee

A bit weird, dirty, and nutty and maybe not entirely good for your health, but also sweet, sincere, and genuine. A tea ready to stand strong and lend a hand.

blended with black tea, lapsang souchong, pu erh dante, natural chestnut flavor

teas: lapsang souchong, pu erh dante, chestnut

accented with sprinkles and orange peels

steep at 212° for 3 mins
inspired by BBC’s Sherlock

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2014-02-13
adagio sent me a new bag and it has all the proper sprinkles and orange peels in it. and just as i’m sure you expected, this tea is totally weird. just like our new Bill Wiggins character. (who reminds me of Super Hans.) (and the actor was also in a few episodes of Inspector Lewis.) (and now i’m wondering what a Wallander tea would taste like… probably loneliness and dust and the leather seats of a car. because that guy is always driving far and away. and that show is pure visual poetry.)

2014-02-07
I just received this tea from adagio, and it doesn’t have the SPRINKLES!!! So sad.
I’m gonna have to message them. And my cup of billy is gonna have to wait :(

__Morgana__

Oh no, no sprinkles. :-(

Sami Kelsh

CRUMBS. I’m hooked on sprinkle teas. :(

Shmiracles

they replaced my bag :)
so now i have two teas in my cupboard. one named “billy wiggins” and one named “wiggins fail”.

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Who the heck is Billy Wiggins? /dashes to google and returns/
Right. AWESOME. I liked this guy. :D Sherlock needs more people like him.

And this tea seems fitting for a brilliant street urchin with a heart of gold. Well, idk if he has a heart of gold, but this tea is messy and smoky and earthy, but also sweet like a cupcake. Magical.

It’s a good tea and it’s enjoyable, but so strange too. I doubt I’d buy 3 oz of this, but I wouldn’t say no to the occasional cup here and there!

Thanks Shmiracles!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Another from shmiracles her swap is what has both saved me in my epic quest to get to 140 for april and caused much of the issue in not being there already haha. The nice thing is, once i get to 140, i’ll still have a few of her samples left over to make a quick bump down a little lower while i continue to work on some of my older teas. :)

This may have sprinkles in it..but man this is a whole lot of lapsang in a cup. I’m not getting much in the way of anything else…but i’m ok with that because it’s kinda what i wanted. haha a little splash of maple and i’m a happy camper :)

edit: 3900 tasting notes…I think i’ll get to 4k before i hit my steepsterverary again haha. May not hit my goal of 2k teas tried though…

Nicole

Anything I can send along to help the 2k goal? Or is it time that you are short on? I can’t imagine you being short on tea… :)

Sil

haha 300 new teas in 3 months :) mostly i just need to keep swapping and trying new things for fun….i will try all the teas!

Nicole

Well, my cupboard is up to date so feel free to request any you haven’t tried. And I will probably be adding to that stash after payday this next week… :)

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I do not know who Billy Wiggins is, but his tea smells like cupcakes. Must be the sprinkles. :) Tony Stark smells like a smoker, and I just can’t deal with that when I’m still sleepy eyed and barely awake. Ugh. Maybe I’ll have some mate before I head into work.

Of course, now that it’s steeped, I really smell the lapsang souchong. Oh well. There are sprinkles.

(As an aside, I used the Quo by Orly gel nailpolish kit yesterday, and holy omg it sucks. SUCKS. My nails are still super soft and bendy, the base coat has not adhered at all, so while I was cooking and doing dishes yesterday 3 (THREE!) whole polish things just… came off. No damage, they just came right off. Red Carpet Manicure base and top coat are way better.)

So this tea. It’s really earthy. And smoky. And sweet because of the sprinkles. And I think there’s some cinnamon or something in here. It’s interesting.

IDK. I’m getting bacon. Maybe that’s wishful thinking.

This tea is weird.

Thank you for sharing, Shmiracles!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

Ech, I’m glad I never bothered with those kits. All I need is a bottle of Seche Vite topcoat. That stuff seals everything off and dries in a few minutes, and makes your nails look like glass.

OMGsrsly

And for me it starts flaking within just a few hours. There is seriously no base and top coat combination that can keep nail polish on my nails, I have tried SO MANY. :/

The Red Carpet Manicure gel kit is A+. I had regular polish sandwiched last week and I had very minor chipping on two fingers after 7 days. For me, that is amazing. I decided to buy the Quo base/top coat and try it because it was on sale. But it doesn’t stick. :(

Fjellrev

You mean Seche Vite flakes off in a few hours? I know many people have shrinkage problems with it, which I get on the edges, but I like how I don’t get the stupid indentations from fabric and what not. I’ve just accepted that I have to change it in three days or so.

Seven days is totally amazing! The whole process of applying and removing gel stuff always weirded me out, though.

OMGsrsly

Yep. Seche Vite just… disappears. The whole polish layer thing can just separate from my nail bed, and next thing you know I only have 2 chipped polished fingers left. :) It’s too bad, because it’s an amazingly shiny top coat.

Removing it is SO weird. I do agree. Soaking in acetone for 10 minutes? UGH. But 7 days wear is worth it for me. And I think if I used a gel polish instead of a sandwich with regular polish, it would last even longer. And I have an LED kit, so no chance of sunburn on my fingers. :)

Mercuryhime

Billy Wiggins makes his first appearance in BBC’s Sherlock in S3 Ep3. He is sort of weird so I guess the tea suits his character.

OMGsrsly

I, uhh, didn’t make it that far. :) I went back to Jeremy Brett as ‘my’ Sherlock Holmes.

Mercuryhime

Of course you can prefer whatever you like. :) I just thought I’d just share the info. Where did you stop watching though? I thought Season 1 was pretty good. Season 2 though… that’s when you really begin to get insight into the characters and see them grow.

OMGsrsly

Season 3, about 15 minutes into episode 2. Sherlock fully transitioned to ‘the guy who thinks it’s funny to emotionally traumatized his friends’ and I transitioned to ‘team Watson can do better’. :) I’ll probably end up watching the rest at some point, but I am very frustrated with this interpretation for a lot of reasons. I do like the style they adopted with S3! And Mary, even tho I’ve been partially spoiled.

Mercuryhime

Oh I see. Yes, S3 Sherlock was more of a jerk than usual, but also more vulnerable, I thought. He handles his emotions like a child. Well, I won’ try to change your mind, but Billy Wiggins is quite amusing and oddly enigmatic for the short time he’s on screen. Maybe you’ll meet him soon. :)

OMGsrsly

“He handles his emotions like a child.” …yes. That’s it, actually. Where in my mind I think Sherlock as a mature person who chooses to not be bound by societal expectations because they’re just not important. Hmm. Something to think about!

I probably will meet Billy Wiggins soon. I’m wiped (and at work on a Sunday whee!) and will probably end up spending some time watching TV/movies this week!

Mercuryhime

That’s what sherlock would want you to think. :)
Enjoy your tv time! It’s so nice to just veg out sometimes.

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