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drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
3093 tasting notes

Additional notes: So I was craving a coffee tea today and this was a single teaspoon holdout that I was hesitant to sipdown, which I’m pleased to now finish, as I can now order more! Blame my love of this tea on the tea box I found it in. The dry leaves still smell like coffee, even with a best by date of 2015. Yowzas. I love this: black tea, puer, cinnamon, coffee. It’s a unique combo. And the flavor remains the same throughout all three steeps. It hits the coffee craving without me having to actually drink coffee.

After I buy some teas from Cameron and this Lupicia order, I MUST stop buying teas for at least a year. I will try harder than I ever have tried. But I am always breaking my loose ‘no buy’ rules. Tea is truly something I love and appreciate, so it’s hard to resist. I’m going to try keeping track of sipdowns (I remember I tried a few years ago.) To me, sipdowns are less important than enjoying the teas I want to, when I want to, especially when they are fresh. I had a really old blend of Graveyard Mist that still tasted fantastic the other day. There is always something to enjoy in any tea. But I believe I’m a bit overboard on tea for a while, even if I appreciate every tea that arrives at my door, especially from you awesome Steepsterers. :D
2019 Sipdowns: 1

Mastress Alita

Well, I found fossilized milk in a fourteen-year-old unopened box of instant chai… that is when you know a tea is officially Too Old™. There is nothing to enjoy at that point (except the LOLs :-P ).

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Yeah, a 14 year old tea is a little TOO old for me. I think my oldest tea is about eight years old and I’m VERY surprised some of them aren’t older than that… unless I acquired a tea from someone else when it was super old, so I don’t know HOW old it is.

Mastress Alita

I got into my hobby at the end of 2016, so at least for teas I purchased, nothing is older than that (no idea with stuff acquired through trade, though!) As for the tea that expired in 2005, my best guess is I bought it when I moved into this apartment and it got lost in the back of a cupboard and only recently rediscovered… truly like a fossil, hahaha.

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DOUBLE fossil tea.

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Mastress Alita

Well, I found fossilized milk in a fourteen-year-old unopened box of instant chai… that is when you know a tea is officially Too Old™. There is nothing to enjoy at that point (except the LOLs :-P ).

tea-sipper

Yeah, a 14 year old tea is a little TOO old for me. I think my oldest tea is about eight years old and I’m VERY surprised some of them aren’t older than that… unless I acquired a tea from someone else when it was super old, so I don’t know HOW old it is.

Mastress Alita

I got into my hobby at the end of 2016, so at least for teas I purchased, nothing is older than that (no idea with stuff acquired through trade, though!) As for the tea that expired in 2005, my best guess is I bought it when I moved into this apartment and it got lost in the back of a cupboard and only recently rediscovered… truly like a fossil, hahaha.

tea-sipper

DOUBLE fossil tea.

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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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