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Today we went to the Talking Teacup as part of my birthday celebration, and I had this tea! I don’t know where it is from, as the shop rebranded all of their teas as their own, but my guess? SpecialTeas! It seemed like many of the teas there either had exact names of SpecialTeas teas and Harney & Sons teas…and I think this was a SpecialTeas. The photo on the SpecialTeas site also looks exactly like the leaves, blue flowers, and off white petal looking things of the loose tea.

Anyway – wherever it is from – it is delicious. It is my first Earl Grey Creme and I lo-o-o-oved it! That touch of vanilla in the Earl Grey was wonderful. It took the edge off the bergamot in the most delicious way. It was so perfect with my “high tea” meal of scones with currant jelly and Devonshire cream, corn chowder, a variety of tea sandwiches, and vanilla cake with buttercream, a brownie and a cookie for dessert!

I liked it so much that I picked up some of the rebranded stuff they were selling in their own 4oz packages. I can’t wait to make some more at work tomorrow!

I only took a few photos at the tea restaurant, but a set of my day is at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiemania/sets/72157624531586464/

sophistre

Awwww! I am SO JEALOUS! And your picture of the little gnome with his fist up seriously cracked me up. That guy looked like bad news!

Rabs

I agree on the jealousy! I also love all the pics — thank you for sharing!

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sophistre

Awwww! I am SO JEALOUS! And your picture of the little gnome with his fist up seriously cracked me up. That guy looked like bad news!

Rabs

I agree on the jealousy! I also love all the pics — thank you for sharing!

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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

Location

Collingswood, NJ

Website

http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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