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Goldfish-shaped teabags!

Now, is there anyone on my f-list with Taiwanese connections who's willing to find out for me where they're available, how much they cost and how much shipping is? (Cost may not be worth it but LOOK AT THEM.)
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Ugh, almost-migraine morning. No pain yet, but that dull pressure in my head that says I AM LYING IN WAIT FOR YOOOOOU! Attempting to head it off with liberal applications of caffeine and ibuprofen.

The caffeine in question is Adagio Tea's Keemun Rhapsody. I don't think I like it as much as I like Fujian Baroque. I need to put another order in soon.
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I sent [personal profile] yhlee some sample teas from Adagio recently, and am posting teh names plus the site's description of them here, for her quick reference.

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Tea blends

Mar. 12th, 2009 10:18 am
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I was poking back at Adagio Teas, to see what they'd come up with since the last time I'd been there.* They offer custom blends of teas now - you can blend like mad and not be obligated to buy - and while I knew about it, I hadn't paid much attention to it.

But now ... I feel inspired to create a Sanzo-themed tea, and have done so. It's currently marked private, until I feel it's right (and dare to buy it). At the moment it's 80% gunpowder and 20% lapsang souchong. Gunpowder is a green tea whose leaves are rolled into little 'bullets,' described as producing a full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness. Lapsang souchong is a tea formed by smoking the tea leaves over a fire, and when it's brewed it smells like wood smoke.** You either love it or hate it, and I love it. You can toss some into another kind of tea when brewing to produce a nice hint of smoke.

Whether I like the blend or not...? The teas I like seem to be described as "smoky" (although not to the literal extent that Lapsang Souchong is), so there's a possibility, although I tend not to like green teas. Hm.

Anyway ... ideas for tea blends for the rest of them? I'd think that Golden Monkey might be a large component of Goku's tea, while Hakkai might sip demurely on an oolong. If you wanted to be literal, Gojyo might be a rooibos (a.k.a. red tea), but ... I really don't like rooibos. :)

* [ profile] chomiji, of the things off my wishlist you sent, I really love the Fujian Baroque. Yum!

** To the point where I don't brew it at work, because otherwise people from down the hall will be sticking their heads into the office, asking what's on fire. No joke.


Jan. 9th, 2008 08:14 pm
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If anyone wants to order tea from Adagio Teas (see previous post for review of one of their teas) and you're haven't ordered from them before, let me know because I can send you a $5 gift certificate. :) (I need email address and a name - send to the email address on my LJ info page.)

I am totally not thinking about how they'll give me 10 "good tea points" for every one redeemed and how getting 100 points gets me a $10 gift certificate. XD You also get a point for every dollar spent.

Tea review!

Jan. 9th, 2008 06:22 pm
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Since I made a cup of one of the teas I got today, I figured I'd review it. :)

Lapsang Souchong )


Jan. 9th, 2008 01:20 pm
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This is why I like Adagio Teas: not only do they sell some pretty great teas, but they also email to let me know that my tea has been delivered. Not just shipped, delivered. :D

(Now I need to go buy another tea strainer thingy for work, as they were temporarily out of the mug and tea strainer combo. My coworker's wife decided we needed a microwave and refrigerator in the systems office, so I can make tea without having to go all the way up to the break room now. XD)

My favorite (so far) variety they sell is named "Golden Monkey." Which always makes me think of Goku. XD

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