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We are experiencing such a heat wave here! I was out doing errands for less than an hour, and felt completely sick and nauseous by the end. After I was home awhile and cooled off in the air conditioning, I decided to play “Pretend it’s October.”

If you would like to play, make a pot of your favorite tea that you like with milk and sugar (that would be Thomas for me!), grab your favorite pastry (that would be a pain au chocolat for me!) and sit on the sofa eating and drinking and pretending and say things like, “Good thing we made a pot of tea! It sure is getting nippy, it being October and all!” and “Oh! I may need the blanket! I am chilled in this October air!” and “I just love tea and pastry when the weather is turning cold!”

If you are impressionable, like me, it will work for awhile :)

Thank you once again ashmanra for this extra magical tin of Thomas.

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ashmanra

Once, last year, I took a cold shower and cranked the a/c just so I could really enjoy my hot tea! :) It may BE October somehow…I have a huge, ripe pumpkin in my garden that I didn’t even plant!

gmathis

Don’t forget to light a candle that smells like cloves and spices or pumpkin. Mmm! Smell those lovely wet leaves. I wonder where I stored the long underwear when I put it away in April…

Azzrian

Lovely idea! I’ll play this evening when I have more time to enjoy!
Ashmanra – that is SO cool about the random pumpkin!

JacquelineM

gmathis – ack! I didn’t think of a fall spiced candle! I’ll have to do this again tomorrow :)
ashmanra – a PUMPKIN!?!?!? He hee :) I wonder where that seed blew in from.
Azzrian – if you do it in the evening you can pretend even more things about “How early it’s getting dark!” etc ;)

ashmanra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24998856@N06/7523444624/
Here you go, Jacqueline! That should put you in the fall mood for sure! It is bigger than a basketball! I am sure one of the seeds from our jack o’lanterns fell out of the composer and just took off in the pile where hubby mixes the soil!

gmathis

I rummaged around in my paper stock and pulled out all the fall colors and started thinking about making Thanksgiving cards…

ashmanra

Um….composter, not composer!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – a beauty! You have this year’s jack o lantern all ready, it being October and all. ;) P.S. My burgundy with a yellow center mums are blooming, that’s pretty October, too!

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ashmanra

Once, last year, I took a cold shower and cranked the a/c just so I could really enjoy my hot tea! :) It may BE October somehow…I have a huge, ripe pumpkin in my garden that I didn’t even plant!

gmathis

Don’t forget to light a candle that smells like cloves and spices or pumpkin. Mmm! Smell those lovely wet leaves. I wonder where I stored the long underwear when I put it away in April…

Azzrian

Lovely idea! I’ll play this evening when I have more time to enjoy!
Ashmanra – that is SO cool about the random pumpkin!

JacquelineM

gmathis – ack! I didn’t think of a fall spiced candle! I’ll have to do this again tomorrow :)
ashmanra – a PUMPKIN!?!?!? He hee :) I wonder where that seed blew in from.
Azzrian – if you do it in the evening you can pretend even more things about “How early it’s getting dark!” etc ;)

ashmanra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24998856@N06/7523444624/
Here you go, Jacqueline! That should put you in the fall mood for sure! It is bigger than a basketball! I am sure one of the seeds from our jack o’lanterns fell out of the composer and just took off in the pile where hubby mixes the soil!

gmathis

I rummaged around in my paper stock and pulled out all the fall colors and started thinking about making Thanksgiving cards…

ashmanra

Um….composter, not composer!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – a beauty! You have this year’s jack o lantern all ready, it being October and all. ;) P.S. My burgundy with a yellow center mums are blooming, that’s pretty October, too!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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Collingswood, NJ

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