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drank Colonille by SerendipiTea
1112 tasting notes

I am home today because the tree doctor had to come, and I am sad to say it is bad news. Maple is very sick and rotted. It’s time for her to go. Between her and Wild Cherry that is growing crookedly over the house and could fall and wreak havoc – it’s a terrible, terrible day for old trees and a horrible, horrible day for our bank account (I love trees and there is no way I would ever get one cut down unless it was dire. We had our landscaper alert us to the problem and tell us do it NOW rather then later, and the tree expert echoed his opinion). I don’t think I’l be buying tea for quite awhile after this out of the blue expense!

I needed a surefire pick me up this afternoon, and realized that I have not tried this one yet! Vanilla – my comfort. Ooooooh and this one is gooooooood. So rich and a bit like a liqueur! I used some half and half and sugar and you would think I went and got one of those $10 hot toddy things with whipped cream on it and everything. I feel like I had a very decadent and heavy dessert. I actually feel FULL from this tea!

Thank you, Colonille! You really picked me up this afternoon :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
sophistre

I love this tea! I’m sad about your trees, though. It’s always a bummer when one of the old ones has to go…we had to do that with a few palms at our place when we lived in Florida (you wouldn’t think palm trees could be expensive…but lemme tell you…I feel your pain, sister!).

It’s always nice when a good tea can come to the rescue!

gmathis

Sympathies! Do you still have a good tree to curl up and read and sip under?

JacquelineM

Tea and long baths. I don’t know what I would do without tea and long baths!!!!

The alarming thing is that the tree doctor said that a lot of Maples in the area have been really sick and dying. Ours is not the first he’s seen get rotted in this way and need to come down. I wonder what is going on.

__Morgana__

Sorry about your trees. :-( Now you’ve got me wanting a hot toddy!

JacquelineM

gmathis – not near the deck, no. We have alot of trees in the back but no others near where we sit. The tree doctor said we can plant something more appropriate and intentional when we are ready and I guess he’s right, but…

Doulton

I am so sorry to hear about your trees. It’s also a wretched way to spend money. You deserve the best of teas.

gmathis

This appears to have been a traumatic week for a number of Steepsterites.

LadyLondonderry

My sympathies on all your recent losses. I’m glad your teas are giving you some comfort during this tough week.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Losing a large tree makes me sad too. =(

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sophistre

I love this tea! I’m sad about your trees, though. It’s always a bummer when one of the old ones has to go…we had to do that with a few palms at our place when we lived in Florida (you wouldn’t think palm trees could be expensive…but lemme tell you…I feel your pain, sister!).

It’s always nice when a good tea can come to the rescue!

gmathis

Sympathies! Do you still have a good tree to curl up and read and sip under?

JacquelineM

Tea and long baths. I don’t know what I would do without tea and long baths!!!!

The alarming thing is that the tree doctor said that a lot of Maples in the area have been really sick and dying. Ours is not the first he’s seen get rotted in this way and need to come down. I wonder what is going on.

__Morgana__

Sorry about your trees. :-( Now you’ve got me wanting a hot toddy!

JacquelineM

gmathis – not near the deck, no. We have alot of trees in the back but no others near where we sit. The tree doctor said we can plant something more appropriate and intentional when we are ready and I guess he’s right, but…

Doulton

I am so sorry to hear about your trees. It’s also a wretched way to spend money. You deserve the best of teas.

gmathis

This appears to have been a traumatic week for a number of Steepsterites.

LadyLondonderry

My sympathies on all your recent losses. I’m glad your teas are giving you some comfort during this tough week.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Losing a large tree makes me sad too. =(

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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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