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I shaved 30 seconds off of my previous brewing time, and oooh! the tea came to life! I like it much better now :) It’s strong but not bitter and I even tasted some almost fruity notes. Sadly, I also managed to break another of my favorite mugs after drinking this (I had 4, now I have ONE!). I am a devastating combination of a lover of pretty, delicate things and a butterfingers.

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Marie

I like to think a broken cup is good luck (we get to put our own spin on it right?). Out with the old, in with the new, something is a-changin’ for the better. New energy coming your way, an opportunity to appreciate what is not broken in your life right at this moment, and possible insights as to whether what is broken in your life is worth mending, or not worth keeping anymore if it is no longer serving your highest good. Ok…too many deep thoughts first thing in the morning and I haven’t even finished my first cup of black tea yet!!! :)

JacquelineM

I like the sound of that :) Thank you!!!!

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Marie

I like to think a broken cup is good luck (we get to put our own spin on it right?). Out with the old, in with the new, something is a-changin’ for the better. New energy coming your way, an opportunity to appreciate what is not broken in your life right at this moment, and possible insights as to whether what is broken in your life is worth mending, or not worth keeping anymore if it is no longer serving your highest good. Ok…too many deep thoughts first thing in the morning and I haven’t even finished my first cup of black tea yet!!! :)

JacquelineM

I like the sound of that :) Thank you!!!!

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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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