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Was pleasantly surprised to find whole leaf in the silken sachet Mighty Leaf tea in the diner I was eating in this evening (why was I in a diner on Thanksgiving? Long story short, we had our dinner at the place my mom lives, a care facility for wheelchair bound people (my mom has MS), at noon, and we were starving again by the evening!) ANYWAY! I was presented a tea chest and could pick which tea I would like, and I chose the Organic Earl Grey.

Maybe I was just desperate for a cup of tea, but I thought it was really quite good! At the diner, they give you a little metal teapot full of hot water – enough for 2 cups – and then your cup and the sachet. This is great because you can time your steep :)

I had my first cup with a little milk and sugar, and my second sans additions. Both steeps were flavorful, not heavy on the bergamot, and to my taste, slightly smoky! Sort of like an English Breakfast type smoky. The leaves handled the two steeps admirably. I wanted to pinch myself because I couldn’t believe I was getting such a good cup of tea in a diner!! Sure, I have much better loose Earls at home, but I would choose this diner over any other in my area not only because the food is good, but because I can get a really nice cup of tea there. Ponzio’s, if you are ever in South Jersey and hungry!

P.S. I finally saw the latest Harry Potter. I loved it. I cried and cried and cried.

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Jaime

No spoilers!! I think I’ll get to go tomorrow!

Ricky

Dobby! Uhhh, I mean 85, but cause of the movie 87!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I saw it today as well and I understand your sadness.

LiberTEAS

I cried too. I need to see the movie again… maybe I will be able to talk hubby into taking me to see it on Monday or Tuesday…

JacquelineM

Jaime – don’t worry – no spoilers! My husband hasn’t read the books but has gone to all of the films with me so he knows all of the characters and goings on. Since this was part 1 he was asking me all kinds of questions about what was going to happen in part two, and my lips were SEALED!

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Jaime

No spoilers!! I think I’ll get to go tomorrow!

Ricky

Dobby! Uhhh, I mean 85, but cause of the movie 87!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I saw it today as well and I understand your sadness.

LiberTEAS

I cried too. I need to see the movie again… maybe I will be able to talk hubby into taking me to see it on Monday or Tuesday…

JacquelineM

Jaime – don’t worry – no spoilers! My husband hasn’t read the books but has gone to all of the films with me so he knows all of the characters and goings on. Since this was part 1 he was asking me all kinds of questions about what was going to happen in part two, and my lips were SEALED!

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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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