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I caved and bought a larger quantity of this in my recent ETS order, it’s just so delicious! A wonderful twist on Earl Grey, not as rich as an EGC but with just the right amount of sweetness and light floral undertones.

Mercuryhime

Oohh! Sounds great. Now I’m imaging blends for all sorts of classic novels! What would a Jane Eyre blend be like? Something that appears plain but is packed with intriguing flavors. Something forgiving and sweet but also strong. Ideas?

Alphakitty

Hmm, maybe a peppery rose for Jane Eyre—looks simple and sweet on the outside, but packed with flavor! A whole literary tea line would be awesome.

Mercuryhime

It really would!

Alphakitty

It makes me want to try my hand at custom blending, so much potential. I’d love to see a Tale of Two Cities blend especially.

Mercuryhime

Let’s see… Tale of Two Cities… Revolution, conspiracy … Don’t remember the story too well. Was there a love story? kind of? Mistaken identity of some sort? I wasn’t a fan of Dickens… Perhaps an Assam with lavender for harsh times with some hint of goodness still present. I’d have said rose, but lavender reminds me of France. If you want to blend your own tea, you can play around with Adagio a bit. They let you combine their teas and name them what you like. I find it a bit limiting, but it can be fun!

Alphakitty

Assam lavender sounds amazing! I’ve thought about making some at Adagio, it seems fun (though of course you don’t let you taste a bunch of times until it’s perfect haha)

Mercuryhime

Let’s open our own literary tea shop!

Alphakitty

This is definitely my new goal in life, a literary tea shop!

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Mercuryhime

Oohh! Sounds great. Now I’m imaging blends for all sorts of classic novels! What would a Jane Eyre blend be like? Something that appears plain but is packed with intriguing flavors. Something forgiving and sweet but also strong. Ideas?

Alphakitty

Hmm, maybe a peppery rose for Jane Eyre—looks simple and sweet on the outside, but packed with flavor! A whole literary tea line would be awesome.

Mercuryhime

It really would!

Alphakitty

It makes me want to try my hand at custom blending, so much potential. I’d love to see a Tale of Two Cities blend especially.

Mercuryhime

Let’s see… Tale of Two Cities… Revolution, conspiracy … Don’t remember the story too well. Was there a love story? kind of? Mistaken identity of some sort? I wasn’t a fan of Dickens… Perhaps an Assam with lavender for harsh times with some hint of goodness still present. I’d have said rose, but lavender reminds me of France. If you want to blend your own tea, you can play around with Adagio a bit. They let you combine their teas and name them what you like. I find it a bit limiting, but it can be fun!

Alphakitty

Assam lavender sounds amazing! I’ve thought about making some at Adagio, it seems fun (though of course you don’t let you taste a bunch of times until it’s perfect haha)

Mercuryhime

Let’s open our own literary tea shop!

Alphakitty

This is definitely my new goal in life, a literary tea shop!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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http://www.plastikitty.com/

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