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I just made a mug of this (stovetop, simmered in milk then a dollop of honey) and sat on my deck barefoot in the beautiful cool spring sunset time. What a perfect way to enjoy this tea. This is my third spring since moving here amongst the grass and space in this little town, and I can’t believe that it has never occurred to me to do that! That’s what happens when you live in the city too long – your instincts go! It has taken all this time for our city raised dog to own the outdoors too. I hope the summer is slow to come, and I get more spring nights to enjoy gently spiced warm heaven outside.

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Erin

Jersey in the spring. I miss it.

gmathis

Amen and amen. We’ve had a long and miserable winter and I’m soaking up temperate air like a dry sponge. It’s rare when I have the opportunity to wake up with a cuppa in the back yard on a summer morning, but when I do….mmmmm! What a blessing.

Marie

This reminds me that I need to think about restocking my masala chai tea. So happy you had a beautiful chai moment! I have an indian friend who adds fresh slices of giner and a bunch of fresh mint leaves to really punch pu the spicy and coolness factors. It’s divine!

LENA

Mmm, that sounds wonderful. I’m trying to soak up the warm weather any chance I get. Right now it’s a mad dash for me to get home, jump into comfy clothes and then go read out in the sun on my back deck. It’s so nice! The weekends are filled with yard work/gardening (which I love) and then reading out on the deck. lol!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

is jealous. It’s gorgeous weather for outside here too. But so much POLLEN! I let the cats out on the porch with the door cracked while I unpacked the groceries this morning and it’s still quite bad. I hope it goes soon!

Lena ~ What are you reading right now?

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Erin

Jersey in the spring. I miss it.

gmathis

Amen and amen. We’ve had a long and miserable winter and I’m soaking up temperate air like a dry sponge. It’s rare when I have the opportunity to wake up with a cuppa in the back yard on a summer morning, but when I do….mmmmm! What a blessing.

Marie

This reminds me that I need to think about restocking my masala chai tea. So happy you had a beautiful chai moment! I have an indian friend who adds fresh slices of giner and a bunch of fresh mint leaves to really punch pu the spicy and coolness factors. It’s divine!

LENA

Mmm, that sounds wonderful. I’m trying to soak up the warm weather any chance I get. Right now it’s a mad dash for me to get home, jump into comfy clothes and then go read out in the sun on my back deck. It’s so nice! The weekends are filled with yard work/gardening (which I love) and then reading out on the deck. lol!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

is jealous. It’s gorgeous weather for outside here too. But so much POLLEN! I let the cats out on the porch with the door cracked while I unpacked the groceries this morning and it’s still quite bad. I hope it goes soon!

Lena ~ What are you reading right now?

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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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