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drank Feng Shui Wellness by Tealux
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So I ordered about 23 or so samples from Tealux. They had a sale! I like samples..I can’t help it! I have so many samples, it would take me forever to get through any ounces of tea, so I choose samples. Sadly, they didn’t have any of the Russian Maple Souchong… which is the reason I ordered from them in the first place. This will be the first of many I will be writing tasting notes for.

I thought this would be a fitting tea to drink last night: New Year’s Eve! It seems like it’d be a healthy tea to start the year with right. I love the rainbow of colors in the blend and the idea that all the elements are here— earth, fire, wood, metal, water. Well, I hope there isn’t any metal in here though. The steep color is a bright reddish orange. The flavor is great for a herbal tea.. but I think the lemon grass and the blackberry leaves are making it a little more medicinal than I’d like. I really can’t stand blackberry leaves in a tea.

Uniquity

I’ve always shied away from samples on the basis of “if I love it and only have a little then I’ll be sad.” Starting to re-think that as I want new tea (despite not needing it)!

MsWhatsit

I love samples. That way, if I don’t like it, I’m not stuck with large amounts, but if I do, I can order a large amount.

Cavocorax

I find samples are essential! I can’t afford to try all the new teas otherwise, and I can justify it because I’m so new to tea. Better to try ALL THE TEAS and see what’s great, then pick those up at the next sale. I already ordered a few from Zen Tea based just on the freebies they gave us.

tea-sipper

The way I see it: If I have over 200 kinds of tea samples, I won’t even be drinking the majority of teas twice a year, so if I have samples with only a few teaspoons instead of ounces, the tea won’t be bad before I drink it.

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Uniquity

I’ve always shied away from samples on the basis of “if I love it and only have a little then I’ll be sad.” Starting to re-think that as I want new tea (despite not needing it)!

MsWhatsit

I love samples. That way, if I don’t like it, I’m not stuck with large amounts, but if I do, I can order a large amount.

Cavocorax

I find samples are essential! I can’t afford to try all the new teas otherwise, and I can justify it because I’m so new to tea. Better to try ALL THE TEAS and see what’s great, then pick those up at the next sale. I already ordered a few from Zen Tea based just on the freebies they gave us.

tea-sipper

The way I see it: If I have over 200 kinds of tea samples, I won’t even be drinking the majority of teas twice a year, so if I have samples with only a few teaspoons instead of ounces, the tea won’t be bad before I drink 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
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

Happy sipping!

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