Ohhhhhhh this is good. Nutty. Pastry. Good tea, present but swirling in with the other flavors. Some sips, I think I taste chocolate, others I don’t. Some sips I taste rose or some other sweet floral flavor! But, nutty, creamy pastry predominates (I added milk and sugar because I was in need of comfort, and it’s delightfully desserty this way).

I would like to try this plain some afternoon. The tea base is part Chinese so I bet it would be a great treat.

Many thanks to ashmanra for this tea!

(Why needing comfort? My 22 year old cat died recently, then the stray cat we’ve been feeding hobbled in with what turned out to be an abscessed bite on his leg. Vet and antibiotics later, it looks like we’re going to keep him in the house now, try and get him healed up, neutered, and on the way to being a spoiled indoor prince. Wish us luck!)

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Hesper June

I am glad you found some yummy comfort.
I am so sorry you lost your furry friend:(
So happy you are helping a Stray Kitty.

TeaEqualsBliss

So sorry to hear about your cat! Mine was with us for 21 years…like a sister to me! I can’t believe she’s been gone since 2003

ashmanra

Oh no! I am sorry your kitty died, and so soon after your pup! Maybe the little kitty has come to you for his leg and your heart to heal. Blessings. I wish I could have a cuppa with you.

Alphakitty

So sorry to hear about your kitty. :( Losing a furry loved one is so difficult.

JacquelineM

Thanks guys :)

Hesper June – Marty was our first cat so it was so hard to lose him. At least he was a good old age and was mobile in his golden years :) This new little peanut took us by surprise. We named him Woody – our town is called Collingswood, and he appeared on our deck out of nowhere. I was convinced he was a kitten because he’s so small (not even 8 lbs.), but the doctor said he was at least a year by his teeth!

ashmanra – it was like we had a cup together since you sent me this tea :) I was thinking of you! It’s been so hard losing them both so close in time like this. Woody is a comfort and I’m so glad to help this little sweetie. Even the doctor commented on what a great personality he had.

gmathis

Scritch him behind the ears for me. I am having midlife housecat withdrawal. Unfortunately, midlife husband with allergies trumps need for something cuddly and portable :)

LadyLondonderry

I’m so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing, Jacqueline. My first cat lived to be almost 22, so I know well how such a cat becomes a fixture in one’s life. I’m glad you have a new furry friend (I didn’t wait very long, either). Woody sounds adorable. Wishing you good luck and much happiness with him!

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Hesper June

I am glad you found some yummy comfort.
I am so sorry you lost your furry friend:(
So happy you are helping a Stray Kitty.

TeaEqualsBliss

So sorry to hear about your cat! Mine was with us for 21 years…like a sister to me! I can’t believe she’s been gone since 2003

ashmanra

Oh no! I am sorry your kitty died, and so soon after your pup! Maybe the little kitty has come to you for his leg and your heart to heal. Blessings. I wish I could have a cuppa with you.

Alphakitty

So sorry to hear about your kitty. :( Losing a furry loved one is so difficult.

JacquelineM

Thanks guys :)

Hesper June – Marty was our first cat so it was so hard to lose him. At least he was a good old age and was mobile in his golden years :) This new little peanut took us by surprise. We named him Woody – our town is called Collingswood, and he appeared on our deck out of nowhere. I was convinced he was a kitten because he’s so small (not even 8 lbs.), but the doctor said he was at least a year by his teeth!

ashmanra – it was like we had a cup together since you sent me this tea :) I was thinking of you! It’s been so hard losing them both so close in time like this. Woody is a comfort and I’m so glad to help this little sweetie. Even the doctor commented on what a great personality he had.

gmathis

Scritch him behind the ears for me. I am having midlife housecat withdrawal. Unfortunately, midlife husband with allergies trumps need for something cuddly and portable :)

LadyLondonderry

I’m so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing, Jacqueline. My first cat lived to be almost 22, so I know well how such a cat becomes a fixture in one’s life. I’m glad you have a new furry friend (I didn’t wait very long, either). Woody sounds adorable. Wishing you good luck and much happiness with him!

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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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