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drank Ruby Sipper by SerendipiTea
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Very delicious tisane! I realized why I like it so much – it tastes like the blood orange Italian sodas I adore! I think I am going to hot brew some this weekend, sweeten it lightly with organic cane sugar, cool it, and add it to sparkling mineral water for a healthier-than-store-bought (and less expensive!) refreshment!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Just smiling at the thought of closing your eyes and clicking your heels as you drink this … there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home …

JacquelineM

Have you read Wicked by Gregory McGuire? A whole new spin on the Wizard of Oz told through the witch’s POV! I loved it!!!

Also – since I was a teenager I have always had a pair of red shoes in rotation – partially for the ruby slippers reference and partially for David Bowie’s Let’s Dance (put on your red shoes and dance the blues. HUGE Bowie fan here).

I was wearing my red shoes a few months ago and a bunch of high school students were in a clump, and one yelled “Follow the yellow brick road!!!” at me! I yelled back “There’s no place like home!!!” They all cracked up – I win!! :)

gmathis

I haven’t read any of the Gregory MacGuires yet … I’ve heard reviews at both ends of the spectrum from people whose opinions I respect. Keep telling myself if I can find it at my favorite Goodwill for a buck, I’ll invest, but not till then.

Red shoes are just happy. My favorite pair ever, long retired, were red ankle-length “elf boots.”

AmazonV

pst -gmathis want me to try and mooch it for you? it’s a good read :) son of a witch was good too, still trying to get the lion book

LadyLondonderry

I spied a bottled blood-orange juice from Italy in the greengrocer at Chelsea Market the other day. I might have to purchase some and mix it with some seltzer, now that you’ve given me the idea.

On the red-shoes front, don’t forget dear Elvis Costello’s “The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes”!

JacquelineM

I hope you like it!! :)

And yes – Elvis Costello!! I was also thinking about the fairy tale the Red Shoes, and all of the work inspired by it (including Kate Bush’s album!)

Yep, I have to always have a pair of red shoes :) (but hopefully none of them will make me dance nonstop until I cut my feel off etc etc etc!).

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gmathis

Just smiling at the thought of closing your eyes and clicking your heels as you drink this … there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home …

JacquelineM

Have you read Wicked by Gregory McGuire? A whole new spin on the Wizard of Oz told through the witch’s POV! I loved it!!!

Also – since I was a teenager I have always had a pair of red shoes in rotation – partially for the ruby slippers reference and partially for David Bowie’s Let’s Dance (put on your red shoes and dance the blues. HUGE Bowie fan here).

I was wearing my red shoes a few months ago and a bunch of high school students were in a clump, and one yelled “Follow the yellow brick road!!!” at me! I yelled back “There’s no place like home!!!” They all cracked up – I win!! :)

gmathis

I haven’t read any of the Gregory MacGuires yet … I’ve heard reviews at both ends of the spectrum from people whose opinions I respect. Keep telling myself if I can find it at my favorite Goodwill for a buck, I’ll invest, but not till then.

Red shoes are just happy. My favorite pair ever, long retired, were red ankle-length “elf boots.”

AmazonV

pst -gmathis want me to try and mooch it for you? it’s a good read :) son of a witch was good too, still trying to get the lion book

LadyLondonderry

I spied a bottled blood-orange juice from Italy in the greengrocer at Chelsea Market the other day. I might have to purchase some and mix it with some seltzer, now that you’ve given me the idea.

On the red-shoes front, don’t forget dear Elvis Costello’s “The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes”!

JacquelineM

I hope you like it!! :)

And yes – Elvis Costello!! I was also thinking about the fairy tale the Red Shoes, and all of the work inspired by it (including Kate Bush’s album!)

Yep, I have to always have a pair of red shoes :) (but hopefully none of them will make me dance nonstop until I cut my feel off etc etc etc!).

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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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