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My cup of Queen Catherine was SO exquisite this morning!!!! It could be because someone left the window open by accident at work, and the slight smokiness was the exact thing to warm me up. It could be because I’m getting brave and put in a little more leaf, and the flavors hit that happy perfection point. It could be because I needed to drink a tea which was named after a Queen, so that I could imbibe a little regal bearing for what is sure to be a tough day.

For whatever reason, Thank You Queen Catherine! You are so delicious today!!!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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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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Collingswood, NJ

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