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I recently did something I’ve wanted to do since I joined Steepster – I got my PersonaliTea done! http://www.madpotsoftea.com/index.php/personalitea/

You answer a variety of questions, and Madam Potts does her magic. Three weeks later your PersonaliTea arrives at your door with a lovely card explaining the tea, where she drew her inspiration from in your questionnaire, and some brewing instructions.

My tea was beautiful! Flower petals and fruit galore! It smelled wonderful and unusual. I was surprised to see Savory as an ingredient! Once I brewed the tea, it made sense, though. It was the ingredient that gave the blend gravitas, and dare I say its unique personality! I was a little freaked out because yes, I love Rose and Violet, fig and spice, (i.e. the pretty and exotic) but I do have a deep core of seriousness running through me, and Madame totally got that! I’m so pleased! The allspice/cinnamon/fig/Darjeeling (I would say a second flush) synergy? Off the charts delicious. Like spiced apple figs soaked in port or maybe brandy. Like something your French grandmother might have a secret recipe for. The rooibos gives it depth but it doesn’t taste roiboos-y. And one more thing – the color! It’s this gorgeous golden not quite amber. I wish I had a glass tea cup for this one! (I think I need to invest in a glass tea cup for this one!)

I am pretty amazed that Madam Potts was able to capture so many nuances of my personality in a tea! It’s definitely one that everyone might not like, a little strange and unexpected, a little old-fashioned and European, a little flowery.

I highly enjoyed my experience, and I look forward to many, many cups of this tea!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

oh my what fun!!

gmathis

Hmmm….I don’t know that shredded book pages would taste very well steeped and I’m sure that would show up in my T-quiz!

Hesper June

I had not heard of this. Sounds fun!

DaisyChubb

Wha – so unique and so you!

Azzrian

I had not heard of this either! I will try this once I have money again! :)

Ze_Teamaker

sounds interesting….

KeenTeaThyme

I love Maddam Potts! Her blends are AMAZING! I did a company profile on her last year and I’m still in love with my blend. If anyone ever wants to swap tea blend samples, PM me! :)

http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-had-rough-week-so-imagine-my-surprise.html

JacquelineM

KeenTeaThyme – That’s so neat that she hit your nail on the head, too!

Azzrian

I love the name of this company!

ashmanra

Oh my! That sounds fun and amazing! LOL!

Barb

OK, I went for it. I’ll try to remember to come back and report!

JacquelineM

Barb – please do! I would love to hear!

Rabs

That sounds beyond lovely! :)

ashmanra

I did it, Jacqueline! I am so excited….how long does it take for it to come?

ashmanra

Sorry! Just re-read your post and saw it is three weeks!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – the anticipation is definitely part of the fun :) Every time I would wonder what in the world my tea would be like, I’d get butterflies!

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Indigobloom

oh my what fun!!

gmathis

Hmmm….I don’t know that shredded book pages would taste very well steeped and I’m sure that would show up in my T-quiz!

Hesper June

I had not heard of this. Sounds fun!

DaisyChubb

Wha – so unique and so you!

Azzrian

I had not heard of this either! I will try this once I have money again! :)

Ze_Teamaker

sounds interesting….

KeenTeaThyme

I love Maddam Potts! Her blends are AMAZING! I did a company profile on her last year and I’m still in love with my blend. If anyone ever wants to swap tea blend samples, PM me! :)

http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-had-rough-week-so-imagine-my-surprise.html

JacquelineM

KeenTeaThyme – That’s so neat that she hit your nail on the head, too!

Azzrian

I love the name of this company!

ashmanra

Oh my! That sounds fun and amazing! LOL!

Barb

OK, I went for it. I’ll try to remember to come back and report!

JacquelineM

Barb – please do! I would love to hear!

Rabs

That sounds beyond lovely! :)

ashmanra

I did it, Jacqueline! I am so excited….how long does it take for it to come?

ashmanra

Sorry! Just re-read your post and saw it is three weeks!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – the anticipation is definitely part of the fun :) Every time I would wonder what in the world my tea would be like, I’d get butterflies!

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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

Location

Collingswood, NJ

Website

http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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