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This was another birthday gift. My mother and stepfather gave me this one so that I wouldn’t “forget my roots”. But my mom’s family drinks Red Rose, so I know my stepfather must have picked this one out…

Robust and pungent, they’ve got that right!

I’m quite biased because I grew up drinking teas very similar to this. I prepared this without milk or sugar, but I think that in the future I will drink this tea the way I used to drink black tea when I was a kid: 4 oz. of water, 2 teabags, 5 minute steep, 5 tablespoons of sugar, 4 oz. of milk. Prepared that way, it kind of reminds me of a lukewarm Thai iced tea.

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Rachel J

Wow, 5 tablespoons of sugar??? I have a serious sweet-tooth, but I bow to your sugar tolerance!

CharlotteZero

Haha. If you brew a tea like this so strong, you will need that much sugar!

K S

2 teabags and a 5 minute steep??? Wow! They would have to scrape me off the ceiling. Wow, just wow! :)

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Rachel J

Wow, 5 tablespoons of sugar??? I have a serious sweet-tooth, but I bow to your sugar tolerance!

CharlotteZero

Haha. If you brew a tea like this so strong, you will need that much sugar!

K S

2 teabags and a 5 minute steep??? Wow! They would have to scrape me off the ceiling. Wow, just wow! :)

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

I love to swap, or even just send people samples, so if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message!

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