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drank Four Red Fruits by Kusmi Tea
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Traveling Tea Box Tea!!!!!! Very excited to be trying my first tea from Kusmi!

This tea is smelling fantastic whilst it brews! A cloud of berries around my desk!

I’m taking it with half and half and sugar.

sip, sip…I’m getting a nice tea flavor, and the fruits I’m tasting the most are redcurrant and cherry…a little raspberry…not much strawberry. It’s delicious! I’ve read that Kusmi is subtle and that is something I’m noticing and delighting in!! As it cools I’m getting more cherry. This is SUCH a nice afternoon tea. How I wish I was curled up with my book of the moment (The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. Did you read The Historian!? I LOVED it! This is her new one!!! VERY hard to put down!!) and not sitting at my desk. What! A! Treat! My cup is now empty and I’m not even done rambling. Wow.

Preparation
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the quiet life

I loved The Historian too! I’ll definitely have to check out her new one. I’m happy to hear it’s good, too!!

And yay for Kusmi! :)

JacquelineM

So many great books have come out in the past 6 months or so! The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, and The Children’s Book by AS Byatt were both phenomenal! Next on my list is this year’s Booker prize winner Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Then – Barbara Kingsolver’s new one The Lacuna. PHEW!!!

Have you read anything great recently? I’m all ears!

the quiet life

All those sound really interesting! I’ll definitely have to add them to my already extreeeeemely long reading list. :P

I really liked Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. It’s a pretty easy read, but I enjoyed it a lot. It put me in the mood for historical fiction before I read The Historian. :) And I LOVED Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. It’s young adult, but it’s soooo amazing! :)

JacquelineM

I also loved the Book Thief!!!!! I will look for the Howe book on my next book store run :) Thank you!!

Ricky

Isn’t it wonderful?

takgoti

Ooh, yay. Books to add to the list. Recently, teaplz recommended The Book Thief to me and I picked it up but have yet to start it since I’m in the middle of a couple of other books at the moment.

While we’re on the subject of young adult books, I must mention that I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. I found it to be clever, hilarious, and awesome. Sequels, too. I am impatiently awaiting the next installment.

the quiet life

Sounds cool! I’ll add those to the list too. :D I’m always up for magical and adventurous!!

JacquelineM

Ricky – it is!!!!!!! Simply wonderful!!!

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the quiet life

I loved The Historian too! I’ll definitely have to check out her new one. I’m happy to hear it’s good, too!!

And yay for Kusmi! :)

JacquelineM

So many great books have come out in the past 6 months or so! The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, and The Children’s Book by AS Byatt were both phenomenal! Next on my list is this year’s Booker prize winner Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Then – Barbara Kingsolver’s new one The Lacuna. PHEW!!!

Have you read anything great recently? I’m all ears!

the quiet life

All those sound really interesting! I’ll definitely have to add them to my already extreeeeemely long reading list. :P

I really liked Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. It’s a pretty easy read, but I enjoyed it a lot. It put me in the mood for historical fiction before I read The Historian. :) And I LOVED Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. It’s young adult, but it’s soooo amazing! :)

JacquelineM

I also loved the Book Thief!!!!! I will look for the Howe book on my next book store run :) Thank you!!

Ricky

Isn’t it wonderful?

takgoti

Ooh, yay. Books to add to the list. Recently, teaplz recommended The Book Thief to me and I picked it up but have yet to start it since I’m in the middle of a couple of other books at the moment.

While we’re on the subject of young adult books, I must mention that I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. I found it to be clever, hilarious, and awesome. Sequels, too. I am impatiently awaiting the next installment.

the quiet life

Sounds cool! I’ll add those to the list too. :D I’m always up for magical and adventurous!!

JacquelineM

Ricky – it is!!!!!!! Simply wonderful!!!

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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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