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The CommuniTEA Chat
Good evening, Carrie!
Hello there 🌙
OMG Julie I love your horseman!
Seconded on the horseman. You are making the good life choices!!!
Hi Carrie! Happy Friday!
Good evening everyone!
Saw your caption about watching the series and all I have to say is DO IT. It's one of the greatest children's limited series in a long time. I'm a full-on adult but I think it's very neat lol
You are right Cameron, it is an excellent show.
I watched the first two episodes tonight and was sucked right in! But I'm going to make myself wait until tomorrow night to finish the rest of it. :)
Where can I watch this?
Try Hulu. I got through 7 eps this morning. It’s pretty cute! Love Elijah Woods and some of the other actors doing the voice work
Hello tea friends
Hi Jentina, Cool sculpture.
Very cool indeed 😎
Today's dragon is a little lantern all on her own! Heading to bed, have to get up in 4 hours to leave for Dragon Festival!! So excited!!! Goodnight all! Wish me luck <3
Oooh I wanna go to dragon festival!
It's being hosted by the Virginia Museum of Natural History today and Saturday! Its my favorite event to vend at!
Thanks!! I'm really excited <3
That sounds like so much fun! Good luck!
Ali, Have fun,good luck.
Have a fantastic time!!! 🐉
Good luck!—er, break a wing…? Not sure how that works 😊
That sounds like so much fun! Have a great day.
Have a blast!
Sounds like fun! Good luck! And...just remember, you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. ;-)
Best of luck. Hope all of your dragons are adopted to good homes!
I love the pic
I liked the vanilla blackberry combo
Hi Addison & Taco cat.
Hi Sue! You captured the emotions so well on the faces of the characters. 😎
I love over the garden wall.
I have never seen it...I will have to look for it.........(it's on Hulu...added it to my watchlist)
🌙 Hello tea people. Hope everyone is having a wonderful evening 🌙
Hi Julie! You too!.... I am off to bed😴...goodnight all you night owls🦉🌙
You too Julie.
Julie, Love the life size headless horseman! I am also not allowed in the home depot alone this time of the year. LOL
If he wouldn’t have been there, the pirate ship might have followed me home too 😂🤣😂
I adore him! Fabulous choice!
Guess I'll head off to Dreamland too. Night, night!
Good night, sweet dreams 😴
Sue, love the scary forest and scared travelers. Impressed at how you illustrated the lanterns shining! The details really make your work stand out.
Julie they are all illustrations from Over the Garden Wall.. It is such an awesome animation.
Where can I see this?
i believe "over the garden wall" is on Netflix. i only know about this because some people who worked on it are doing the redwall movie and tv show that's in the works.
on Hulu, Prime, You tube.
I definitely have to check this one out. Sounds like a great animated show.
Hi my tea friends my picture Today is a witch that embroider on my sew machine.
So cute! I love that leafy skirt 😍
Thank you Kristin
Good morning Linda & Violet.
Hi Linda, love it!!!
Thank you Julie
Thank you Michele
Linda, she’s so sweet! Her dress is perfect for fall.
Love her...she's so cute!
Ooh, I like this better than plain blackberry. The addition of other berries and that vanilla elevates it to something truly wonderful. 🥰
Yes, completely agree! I didn't like yesterday but I thoroughly enjoyed today's blend!
Good morvening TEAoples!
Hello James 🌙☀️
Such a beautiful teapot!
I got a new tea cup was going to save for the end of month but decided to use it now. I know it has nothing to do with this fandom. But I do not know this fandom! 😔
That is an awesome cup!
Nice new teacup Tiffany.
Love! But I’m biased since I have it too 😊
i hope everyone sleeps well and has a lovely Friday!
That sounds glorious! 💕
Aw nuts, I missed another couple days of reviews in a row. Good thing I plan on getting samples anyway? 😅
Age , Love your lantern and Jack o lantern,the colors are so vivid.
Thank you it was a really fun class at the ceramics studio I go too!!! I am obsessed with your drawing today, too cool!!
Thank you Age.
Age, that’s an amazing piece!
I concur, Sue's drawing today is outstanding.
Age's Spooky Countdown, 17 days till Halloween: a lantern I made the glass panels on with alcohol ink, and a spooky pumpkin friend.
Wow! Now I really want to play with alcohol inks!
It was so cool, I did it at a ceramics studio, we put on safety gear and put the inks down and lit them on fire on the glass and that's the design it produced, it was so neat!
The lantern is beautiful!
Happy Friday, everyone!
Goodnight my tea friends have a Great night and Sweet Dream .😴😴
🌙 Have a pleasant night tea people and I’ll chat with you again tomorrow 🌙
Sleep well, Julie 😴
Hi everyone! Hope your days/nights are great!
I love your embroidery, Linda!
Hi Valerie, I love your photo tonight, that is a very nice lantern (which I covet 😉) and
all of the elements work so well together. Great combination of geometrics!
I love Over the Garden Wall! I haven't watched it in a few yers now, I'll have to change that this weekend!
Well darn, it appears I lost my chat streak ... Could have sworn I chatted yesterday😭. And I so liked the 30 day teamoji ... Guess I'll just keep chatting 😉
I haven’t gotten close to 30… and just started over again. maybe this time? 🤞🏻😁
Over the garden wall is a great seasonal watch. Also this tea sounds amazing!
This tea is complicated and changes taste as it cools,
Good morning/good night!
Hello new day! good morning and good night lol
It's midnight over here, so good morning technically? ^^; And happy Friday everyone!!
Good afternoonight! My non-24 watch says 1:43pm, so I've just had lunch 😄
This was my favorite tea so far this month!
This one's a really nice berry tea! I spruced up the second steeping with a dash of Yunnan Gold, and wow... really good! I wonder why Adagio doesn't let us blend with that tea...
Two reasons - 1) they blend fandom teas by hand in a relatively small room. Can’t fit all the tea 2) all the blending teas have to fit a similar cost structure and yunnan gold is a more expensive tea 😢. I run into the same with jasmine yin hao!
oh man next month has some interesting looking teas but i really need to cut down on my current stash!
I still haven't looked in my box yet. Ilya should have November's calendar up soon. I should have looked before I posted this. It's up now. Lol!
That's how I knew they seem interesting! Gotta be strong, though, I have a lot of tea already!
I am used to get anxious about finishing a bag, now I am proud and use that as an excuse for more tea!
Sue, your drawing today is astounding. How you do such marvelous artwork, and in such a short time, is a mystery to me. I am in awe.
Hope you have a fabulous day today Mary.
Mary, I was drawing it in between trying out the birthday gift my husband gave me early. He can't hide anything from me, I always find stuff early. Anyway, he bought me some stilts that extend up to 4 feet tall. I was walking around in the house last night testing them out, you should have seen the cats giving me looks,lol. I am so excited now I can work on wall murals without climbing up and down and moving the ladder constantly, YAY!! I am sure I will use them for costumes at different times too. :)
I have never tried to walk on stilts. I can just see your kitties wondering why you are so much taller!
How exciting, but my stomach just did flip flops reading this and picturing you up so high. My fear of heights has only become stronger as I age...I could not consider doing this. I would probably faint once I was that high up.
Sue, oh my! My father made stilts for me when I was a young girl. Be careful! (Now I sound like my mother.)
Oh wow. Stilts!!!! That's just incredible! :)
Walking on stilts is one thing but I cannot even imagine having the skill or having enough confidence to paint while balancing on 4foot stilts. Honey, you are amazing!
Amazing! I would be scared to even try walking on stilts as I am a klutz and would end up spending my tea money on Dr's bills.
My hibiscus decided to put out 2 more flowers. It is going to get cool soon, so I think these 2 should be it for this year.
Love those flowers 🌸 🌺
Thank you! 🌺
Have a great day, Dorothy!
You too Shelly!
Morning, Sunshine! LOL I hope you have a great day!
Watched episode one of the show -- fun! will watch more this weekend. I definitely added making a Rock Fact rock to my list of must-do craft projects :) Might make multiples and hide some along the rail trail here :) Will have to sip this tea when I get home from work -- rushing out the door. Everyone have a wonderful Friday!
Good morning Julie☀️
Today is GROUCH day! I adore Oscar the Grouch, and have 2 Grouch mugs! It is also Boss Day,Mushroom Day, and Cake Decorating Day! What are you celebrating today?
Good morning Michelle, Celebrating waking up to another beautiful day.
Grouch Day?!? I love Oscar, too!
Mushroom day! That’s actually my nickname from my best friend due to a very unfortunate haircut in high school 😂
Christine, that must have been some haircut.
Grouch day and boss day are one in the same for some 😂😜
Addison, methinks you'd best keep a close eye on Taco Cat. Lots of energy now for more hijinks.
Sounds like a series, The Hijinks of Taco Cat! There could be guest stars, like all the communitea pets!
Heather, the patch on Fox's chest looks like a tie...all dressed up for the work of the day!
Its so funny, its like a cloud and guessing what you can see in it. I've had others comment on it looking like a dog bone and a tree. Of course folks at work didn't even notice it until the second time he came into the office. They were too busy with the ears the first time! I like it cause the fur is even softer there, so it's my favorite spot to pet.
Good morning, everyone. So thankful that it is Friday! The last warm day here for awhile, so we're going to head out to the lake late this afternoon to kayak. Within minutes of being on the water, I can feel myself unwind and leave all the week's cares behind me. My favorite way to transition into the weekend!
Good morning, Lilly. Have a wonderful weekend.
You, too, Marlicia!
Good morning Lilly, Yes, being on or in the water feels so comforting. Hope you have a rejuvenating weekend.
I find water to be that for me, as well, and may even just stand barefoot in puddles after a rain…. Just maybe…
Nature really is the best elixir after a long, hard week. Have fun, Lilly!
Couldn't agree more! I love sitting by the water or on it in a boat.There is something so calming with that.
That sound wonderful! Have fun Lilly!
Good morning, everyone. Happy Friday! I won't be able to have today's tea until later, but I wanted to drop in to wish everyone a blessed start to their weekend. :)
Good morning! Have a wonderful day.
Thank you. :)
Good morning Marlicia.
Good morning, Sue! :)
Thank you, Carrie. BTW, love your flower. How did you get it?
Marcia...I sent you a message🌼😃
Good morning! Happy Friday!
Good morning Stephanie ☀️
Good morning, Stephanie!
Good morning tea friends! I am loving today's photos and art. I have never heard of this fandom. I might add it to watch tonight. We were planning on watching a family movie tonight. Is this an appropriate movie for children? My youngest is 9, but he is pretty sensitive. We just don't watch a lot of movies.
Chasi, There are some short suspenseful scary moments, but I don't remember any violence.
I love your art today, Sue! In fact, all the details makes me want to watch this fandom. Have a wonderful day!
Sue, I agree with ChasiTea, your artwork makes me want to watch this! I'll see if I can convince my family to watch with me tonight. We usually do "dinner and a movie" (otherwise known as dinner in front of the TV) as a special treat on Friday nights :)
Hello tea peeps, it’s finally Friday! Hope everyone has a wonderful fall day
Hi Julia🍁 I love Lady's costume!
One of my favorites so far this fall. Had it hot this morning and will try it iced this afternoon on the deck.....
The November schedule it up! View October and then click "Next" to slide over to November.
And here's the link to a printable version if anyone is interested: https://1drv.ms/w/s%21AtNHJ7-qHywohxWA095uTr1P4HhA?e=wJQEqG
Thanks for the printable version!!!
You are welcome!
THANK you so very very much. You are a sweetie to share this with us all. (hint: sweetest day tomorrow....however, we don't celebrate it).
You are welcome, Valerie! And thanks for the note on sweetest day, but we don't celebrate it either.
You are welcome!
Thanks for the printable Jeff. You're a doll!
High Five Fox!
yup, well that and battling the evil couch pillows. Silly puppy has it in for them for some reason, he's sure they are puppy eating monsters.
Go Fox! Defeat those evil stuffified beings.
No cat would cooperate today 🤣
Tammy, I have so been there!
Jeff, thks for the printable November calendar! I found having the October month printable to be very helpful! I’m excited to see the Nov tea calendar 🎉
You are welcome, Julia!
☀️ Good morning and Happy Happy Friday 😊☀️
Good morning Julie!
Good morning Sue ☀️
Good morning! Love your photo today, what a thrill!
Good morning everyone. Enjoy your day😊
Good morning Julia ☀️
Hi Julie. Enjoy the weekend.
Good morning Honey, you did it again! The tea setting is lovely! I do remember that gorgeous painting. I would love to see you get back into that ahain
Mom I painted that Monet in the picture today
Mom I painted that Monet in the picture today
Your scones look so yummy again. Don’t think I have ever had blackberry scones.
Good morning Emily ☀️
This is pleasant. It's not as berry as yesterday. I'm going to have to figure out what else I'm tasting. Update: it's the currants. I would have preferred that blackberry be the dominant flavor with vanilla right behind. Currant as more of an accent flavor.
Happy Friday, all! I thoroughly enjoyed today's tea. And, I love the name itself: Songs of the Dark Lantern. How could I not? Have a fabulous day, everyone!
Hi Rachel...I love your teacup!
Thank you, Carrie. I love crows and ravens. I call the crow on this cup Caw, because she does. I made a crow for a demonstration in my first year of college on the brilliance of corvids. It's just thick black poster board, but she hangs now in my art room!
You all aroused my curiosity, so thank you! I just watched the first seven episodes. What fun! Your photo homages are great, so many tea-drinkers are fans of this show! (Looking for the right teapot to wear on my head.......)
So, I didn't like yesterday's tea because of the bitterness but I LOVED today's blend. I think I always need a bit of vanilla and cream to round things out :) So blackberry alone is a nah, but in a blend it's a yay! Happy Sipping and Happy Weekend everyone!
OK, you asked for it! We (Jim & Linda) just got an Adagio Kenya Washed Coffee rewards sample yesterday. We are not coffee experts. I’m not normally a coffee drinker. However, I DO know that I don’t want to get in the way of my wife’s first cup of coffee in the morning! … Setup: Mr. Coffee five cup drip coffee maker. … Brew: Medium bean grind, 15 grams (~three tablespoons) for 25 ounces of water. … Adagio description of tea: Layered notes of citrus accented by sweet sugar cane and milk chocolate. … Our thoughts: Not being experts, we couldn’t detect any of the above flavor nuances. Smooth and typically low bitter aftertastes were noted from start to finish. No “bite” was noted at the end. Otherwise, this coffee tastes fresher and tastier than pre-ground coffee. Linda says that is a really good coffee.
Thanks for the review, Jim! I often don't notice those flavor nuances either, especially with coffee. But a fresher coffee with no bitterness is a good thing. Looking forward to giving this a try down the road.
I just ordered one of each....can't wait to try them! Glad your wife enjoyed her cuppa joe!
Heads up tomorrow is Global Cat day and Feral Cat day. We have a family of feral cats that seem to be moving into our bushes in the front of the house. The cutest Grey kitten… who currently loves people sucked us into providing food. Afraid of more cats, but just don’t have the heart to not offer some form of food and shelter. I may have to catch a picture today for tomorrow!
You are so kind to take care of them...it's hard not too. We have a feral cat program...It's wonderful and we participate whenever we get a visitor. All we have to do is catch them and pay for a rabies shot $5...they spay and neuter for free!!
Just snuck a peak at November and I'm so excited to see HP as well as Howl (my animated soul mate) eek!
Howl is quite amazing for an animated character isn’t he?!
“May all your bacon burn” (ok. So that’s calcifer. But still my favorite line)
Vanilla and berry flavors? Can't go wrong! This is very delicious. It reminds me of something I got in one of those monthly boxes that give you snacks from other countries, there was this Russian marshmallow thing that had currant jam and was coated in chocolate. It was to die for!
That sound absolutely amazing!
Addison, I think Taco Cat is in the planning phase 😂
Oh happy day....It's tea delivery day!!! 😃
November teas are coming today to me along with some MORE TEA 😁
Elizabeth, your fox mug is wonderful!!!
Thank you! I love him 😁. Mom gave me the fox and my SIL a narwhale for Christmas last year!
My coffee press (which I use at the office for both tea and coffee) has started leaking out of the bottom??? I've had my eye on the ingenuities for a while and I'm wondering if anyone's tried using them to make coffee. Would the coffee make all tea made subsequently taste like coffee, d'ya think?
I've found that it's best to never use something that was used for coffee for tea. I'm super sensitive to that coffee residue taste and it totally ruins tea. It's one of my pet peeves at hotels when they interchange the dispenser canisters for coffee and hot water. Not sure about the ingenuitea in specific though.
I agree with you 110%, Carrie. :)
Yep! Even using a plastic travel mug that has had coffee in it will ruin my tea for me :( I only buy ceramic travel mugs now as a result.
I'm very sensitive to the taste of coffee, I really don't like it, so I try never to use something for tea that has previously been used for coffee. My husband got into trouble for using one of my tea mugs for coffee, LOL. It seemed like it took forever to get the coffee taste out of it. :) Just my two cents. God bless...
I hosted two French exchange teachers once. The look on their face when I told them I did not have a coffee maker was kinda priceless
I agree! I used to be a coffee drinker, but now I think it tastes like dirt!!!
With my daughter's help I was finally able to get a square picture to put up. I think it worked well to be able to get in the photo what I wanted to show.
So my mom, brother and I are road tripping to South Carolina and I’m in the backseat. So I did a thing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-q4biuUNi2cLlf9r1vEhWIc8lOpKqd9RdlKBVVYViVo/edit Let me know if I’m missing anything! I’m working on my phone so it’s not formatted or pretty yet.
That is just awesome, Elizabeth! Just awesome! Maybe Ilya can get a CommuniTEA FAQ page up and this should be the source document. You rock!!!
This is so great! I know this would have been amazing to have had when I joined. I feel like another common question from people who get a free week is "how do I buy the rest of the month?"
Ooo good one. Adding that in.
Love this Elizabeth!
That is great Elizabeth. How and who should I contact if there is an issue with my order? Oh and have a blast on the road trip. Is Leia in the car too?
She’s not. Staying home with a friend checking in. This is an 8 hour trip and she struggles to go 20 minutes. It would be miserable for us all! 😅. Adding the order question!
Wow ! Thank you for doing this !
This is awesome! I'll be sure to add these to the communiTEA section of the FAQ! Well done!
Thank you! Glad they’re helpful! 😋
This is GREAT! I would have so appreciated this when I joined.
That is such a big help , Elizabeth !!! And you did it so nicely. You represent the caring spirit that I find is in this group
Hi everyone. I would love to give each of you a big hug to show my appreciation to this lovely group that enriches my life
We are so happy that you are a part of this group, Karen! It’s been wonderful having you join us!
Glad you are here, you make it even better!
Love having you here, Karen! So glad you joined us!
(((HUGS))) to you too!
Hugs to you mom.
That’s so sweet and I agree! 🥰 I’m sorry I only saw your chat message after midnight so could not respond then, but the coffee samples you got will be the whole bean. Per Tea Talk right now we are told that they will be offering ground coffees in the future as well as a coffee grinder. Other members say that coffee grinders are not very expensive and in a pinch you could use a NutriBullet to grind them instead. I don’t know much about coffee myself except that I don’t like it. 😝
Hugs right back Karen! Glad you joined and share your positivity with us!
I’m trying a tea from a different company that was gifted to me, it’s “cream of Earl Grey”. It tastes nothing like earl grey. Anyone familiar with this flavor?
I've never heard of it, but I didn't have much experience before Adagio.
Love the tea and this series! If you haven't seen "over the garden wall" it's a beautiful cartoon that I think adults can enjoy even more than children (that being said its 100% child friendly too)
I've never heard of it, Emily. Do you know if it is also a book? I'll have to check it out.
Marlicia, I think it is a 7 book series and a 33 part kindle series.
I've been meaning to watch this, and I've heard that fall is the time to do it!
I'd never heard of it before. Looks so fun, I think I'll watch with my daughter.
I’m going to try and get into the tea chat, but I think it’s going to time in with our lunch stop and I might be on driving duty after. If I can’t make it, can someone lobby for the drooling teamoji? 🤪🤤
I second that...we need a drool TEAmoji! 🤤
Im looking forward to Fridays tea chat! I will have to step out of it for a brief time but I hope I will be able to get back in before its over. I hate the idea of missing out on any insider knowledge and friendly convo hahaha
I peeked at the November calendar. It looks so tempting! I don't drink as much tea when it's hot so skipped the summer boxes, was planning on buying October's but my mom got sick so I had to go to Florida and I missed the deadline, and now I'm still in Florida and it's hot! To buy or not to buy... Why do I already know all of your answers??
Hope your mom is doing better😘
She’s doing much better, thank you!
lol -- we're pretty predictable as a group when asked whether to buy or not to buy....
Hi Melanie! I hope your Mom is doing better! Yes, U know us well, I say buy…I have found cold brew tea is a refreshing way to taste the teas as opposed to drinking them hot. I just use mason jars and stick it in the fridge the night before. I’ve found a lot of the teas I prefer cold brew. Atleast it’s an alternative to hot beverages in a hot climate.
Thank you, Julia. I’ll have to try the cold brew. I usually prefer hot tea but some tea could be delicious cold. I’ll have to experiment.
You could always get it and cold brew or save them for later?
Love this tea
I'm going to attempt to join in on today's tea chat. I'm at work, but the boss has yet to show and it's really quiet in the office this morning. I may not be able to contribute to the conversation, but I'd love to still listen in.
I still have laryngitis so I won't be saying much!
Hope you feel better soon, Christine!
Loved the tea for today!
This was a really perfect tea for today, cloudy and overcast. Happy Friday ya'all!
Rock fact makes me think of Sifl and Olly and I have NO idea if anyone on here is even familiar with that. 😂
This rings a bell with me, but I can't put my finger on what it is exactly
Gemma planted herself firmly on the work laptop bag. She clearly did not want me to go to work today. I complied.
What a cute little face!
I really taste the currant in this one!
@Sue I absolutely LOVE the drawing today!
I did not see the link to the tea chat. Is it still going?
I am always an hour behind!
Yup! Meeting ID: 81188394229 and password: 876914
I am late too. Aw well...I will be on time someday. What's new? Any fun things coming our way?
So far just coffee :)
I got a whiff of bubblegum again when opening today's packet, though not as strong as yesterday! I have no idea why the blackberry tea smells like bubblegum to me!
Me too :-)
my kitten and my siamese are snuggling with me. I'm forever trapped.
What a purrrrfect way to spend the day.
quite so! 😻
I apologize for misspelling a word in my caption. It has been corrected.
Not the first time and won’t be the last! For whatever reason (for me at least), it seems easier to misspell things on this page than elsewhere!!!
❤ Thank you! Someone got snarky about it during today's Tea Talk.
well, that person was a jerk, and if i had been there i probably would've told them off! there's no reason to be unkind over a typo. even if you are a grammar Nazi like myself 😾 (eta: especially since i legit just did a typo of tols instead of told and forgot how to spell legit.)
Thank you, Sarah! I had to leave shortly after that, and I hope someone did say something. This person was also rudely commenting on the quality of some of the photos, as well.
Double post! Teamoji dump!
The problem was my goofy brain, not your caption -- I don't necessarily process well. Once I read something about a "sand wich on the beach," and couldn't make the leap to sandwich. Kept thinking witches of sand, which made no sense in context of the paragraph. lol Today my brain hiccuped on lair, and couldn't make heads or tails of it til I realized it might be liar. Sorry I'm so slow on the uptake. :-)
If I read something too fast, I will see words that aren't there. Lol!
Good Nighternoon! (will have to miss tea chat today... circadian rhythm's out of phase so it's bedtime)
Amazing tea today!
So, I'm toying with sending someone a CommuniTEA gift box with my accolades. Does anyone know if the gift box is on the same schedule as those who purchase? I mean, if I send it before October 19th (right?), will the recipient get November?
Yes. There will be a QR code in the box that will prompt them on how to connect the communiTEA to a new or existing account so they get all access!
I got an A in this course! My GPA is still 4.0. I need a break though. I am so grateful that I have three months off. Yay!! With which Wicked tea should I celebrate, tea people?
Yay!! Congrats Rachel! A pumpkin potion latte sounds yummy!
Thank you, Carrie! I will do that. :)
This tea is exactly what I needed, Carrie. Delicious!
Congratulations! I say all of them.
Congrats Rachel! I hope you have the best 3 months off.
I just ordered the November box!!
@Michelle Levan(so this doesn't get lost)- I can't shake that mentality because I have several tins of tea from Teavana and now they're pretty irreplaceable once they're gone! But I know they'll just lose flavor sitting in my cupboard for years on end, so I should just enjoy them. I just miss that job!
It took us a long time to finish our stock but that’s what forced me to find Adagio. We did still end up having to toss a couple of the random teas that were bought for my daughter that she no longer wanted.
Today's tea is so much better than yesterday's tea (which I had to dump out). It just tasted too "Fake" in my mind. This is a lovely fruity black tea blend!
Hi guys, how was tea chat? What did I miss?
Hi Cindi! It was a long, rambling talk today. Went for about 3 hours. Talked a lot on fandom blends, copywrite laws and what can/can't be on fandom blends, teachers & preschool teachers salaries, shipping speeds, the tea monthly calendars and a few other things. I then had to drop for a bit, and when I re-joined, there were less people. Near the end we talked a bit about the 5 oz tins being discontinued for certain blends, physical stores, the California warehouse that shut down last year, and a few other things. I did talk a bit about some Zhang Ping Shui Xian
from masters that I was drinking today. 7 steeps and it was still going strong. I showed a bit of my tea corner in my office area. Also talked about doing an after work Tea Talk or something.
Thank you so much Jim !!! I really would enjoy getting in on that discussion more but just isn’t possible. It is so nice to have it recapped for us. I for one certainly appreciate it
Ooh, that sounds like a good chat! I'm down for doing an after work tea chat. It's pretty impossible to attend for me, unless it's like a school holiday or something.. Trotting off to Masters to check out the Zhang Ping Shui Xian (I have no idea how to pronounce that, but it reads cool) now!
I miss the California warehouse! It was so much faster at getting teas here to me in Colorado!
Todays tea makes me sad..
I don't know you, Bethany. But a tea that makes you sad is not good. Why does it make you sad, M'Lady?
What happened to the frequent cups points system? I can’t see the things I can gets with points anymore! ☹️
At the very top of the page(using a browser on the computer) there should be a link that says "rewards" with a little piggy bank, next to the "account" link. Is it not there?
It’s there, but it only shows how many points until next reward. It doesn’t give options anymore for teas that you can win
Huh. Mine still works. The coffee is at the top and I have to scroll past all that, but I can still see things.
Mine has a little pig that says "earn points" (instead of rewards which used to be there) and when you click on it you get a box that has things you can do to earn points, and how you have already earned them, but no rewards. It's weird.
thats so weird, when I go to the rewards page, everything it still listed.
How many points do you have? Maybe you don't have enough to anything yet.
Yeah I noticed that about a week ago. You have to type in "rewards page" in the search bar and then click onto the icon for it that pops up
thanks; I'll have to try that. I like being able to see how many points to go until I can obtain certain products.
thanks; I'll have to try that. I like being able to see how many points to go until I can obtain certain products.
Gotta let the Adagio wizards know!
I am so excited about today's tea! I am a professional animator, and Over the Garden Wall is truly one of my favorite shows!!!
My picture today was right tea but wrong packet. I’m getting all mixed up. Haha must be the extra caffeine. I am getting far too much lately and drinking it all day. I drank three cups of today’s tea with breakfast.
Didn't love it but enjoyed it. I am super curious about the show now though and will have to watch an episode tonight!
Hello hope everyone has a good weekend
hi! i hope your weekend goes well, too 😸
Another nice tea blend today.
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I just noticed the tea advent is now up in new products available for purchase! 🎄
Warm and moody with some nice sweetness, I'm very much a fan. It's really comforting.
Another flavored tea. I expect this will be like most I've tried -- smells nice but tastes less than it smells.
Not bad. I sweetened it with honey that I got for free here in an offer a while back, and I think it's a bit better that way. My wife prefers other sweeteners over honey though, and I don't usually use honey either (but this seemed like a good tea to try it with).
I am forever missing tea chat. Maybe next week
I missed the Tea Talk a lot early on, too. Set a calendar reminder or repeating alarm or something to remind you -- that's what I did.
I want to make it one of these weeks, but I'm afraid work will always end up conflicting with it. :(
Today’s blender has a wonderful no caffeine blend called Toxic Blossom. It’s more sweet than it’s name implies. I’m making a cup right now.
Well i'm a bit bummed. I got my pic up, boiled my water, poured it over my tea.... and was hit with the painful smell of hot vinegar.
Once my boyfriend and I were staying at family's house and I brought my kettle and kept it in the room we stayed in. I poured some water from his bottle on the nightstand, made tea, and thought that it smelled a little off... It would appear he brought some clear mouthwash in a water bottle. The kettle had to get washed many times.
I guess the other day when my girlfriend was descaling our kettle, she forgot to rinse it out. So I just boiled vinegar and poured it over my tea. If smells alone could singe hair, I'd be bald.
Oh that sucks. I have had that happen to me before too!
It smelled good when i opened the packet, at least! Sad I can't try it haha. I'll just have to have something else.
You could perhaps try rinsing the tea, then re-steeping?
Since I was standing directly over the cup/kettle when I poured it, I ended up having to step away when the smell hit me, so I left it a bit too long. It's a shame but It's ok.
I enjoyed today's tea much better than yesterday's. It wasn't as bitter straight and held up well to a little bit of cream.
I just ordered November's box and 10 more teas. I can see how this can get addicting!
I've got teas in my cart.....LOL
Goodnight, everyone. Off to have a date night with my husband. :) Have a wonderful evening! God bless...
Any new info on spice website or more about the coffee beans during Tea talk today?
How was the tea talk today?
Hello all, this is my first time with CommuniTEA, I was given this week's box of teas for free as an introduction. I usually enjoy the full-bodied-ness of coffee, but I love chai teas and am hoping to find more tea flavors that can give me the same type of feels. With that being said, today's tea was a pleasant surprise for me because I'm not a fan of the currant flavor, however this tea with the raspberry hints really worked!
Welcome! It’s always fun when you are pleasantly surprised by a new blend. CommuniTEA is great for exploring.
Welcome! Be prepared to learn a lot about your flavor preferences and to have surprises pretty often.
Agagio has some amazing blends. Does anyone have any idea just how many?
A lot! Adagio’s blends and then fandom blends! A tea for everyone!
I’m trying to imagine these flavors together— having a tough time. Oh well, maybe some other time.
Hot tea for a sore throat, yay accidentally slepeing with mouth open!!
dumped today’s packet into my mug instead of my filter so i had to fish out the leaves with a spoon 🤦🏻♀️ that’s how my friday evening is going 😅
Still better than my tea journey today!
Try a bombilla . Traditionally used for drinking yerba mate but it works for all loose leaf teas you just want to drop in the cup and drink from if you don't mind having to leave Steep there the whole time, it looks like a spoon straw that filters
Absolutely utterly entirely exhausted! BUT we had an amazing day!!! Exceeded the amount of dragons I thought would be adopted today and broke my sales record! Finally checking into our Air BnB, all tuckered out and ready to go tomorrow for day 2! I'm gonna try to make it till midnight for my Tea Photo for tomorrow, since its a REALLY EPIC picture in my opinion <3
Yeah! Sounds awesome, congratulations.
Well that's certainly something
Huh. I still had the homepage up from yesterday and it managed to let me overwrite yesterday's photo... And I can't fix it, so now I look very bad from having seemingly "posted the wrong day" 😰
In the packet this tea sure smells like it’ll be quite bitter.
We've had that "haha youI thought!" October heat wave so I abandoned the Communitea until today. I really wanted to try this blend and I'm disappointed that I don't like it more. I really love the forest berries flavor and I was expecting a version of that with vanilla added, but that's not what this is 😂
It's still good, and I'm mostly enjoying the cup. Just kind of wishing I'd made the yunnan golden needle instead.
Sitting at the airport waiting for a friend to land! Won’t get my picture in till late tomorrow. Trying to catch up on the chat now!! Been a busy day!!
Best of the fruity black teas so far! Did not steep too hot this time!
I'm a big fan of currant in general. Not a very common flavor for drinks, but it works well here
Hi Ct, it's almost a new tea day! Thought I'd hop on and say how much I enjoyed this fandom chilled. I also liked it full strength when I brewed 2 scoops ( using an Adagio's tea scoop) in a 12 oz. mug and let it steep for 4 min. Since I bought a sample tin in Sept. I brewed many cups today. I thought it might be bitter if I went over 3 min. but I ended up liking it more that way. I usually use honey and agave to sweeten so that may have helped the taste.
back at work with bookkeeping and some property management. A tenant today miscalculated the time it took to move 80 boxes of books and personal effects. had to rearrange utilities and moving date with phone work and negotiations.
sounds like what i would do; I'm awful at judging how long something will take me. i hope everything for that person, on their end and yours, resolves quickly without any more headaches for anyone ♥️
we worked it out, fortunately. I usually tell tenants to start packing early 'cause cleaning, packing and loading a u haul gets stressful if you try to cram them in just a weekend or two.