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I am in bed with Thomas Sampson and Charlotte Bronte! What a great way to spend friday night!!!

;)

Seriously – I’m CRAVING black tea, and so tired. I really want to stay up to read Villette so I am breaking my no caffeine after 5 rule. Mmmmmm. So good and malty. Sweet and strong. Reviving. Totally worth breaking my rule for!

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~lauren.

Loved ‘villette’ but I had to read it sitting by my laptop and google translater running – my French being non- existent! Your way sounds so much better!

JacquelineM

I only have a little French under my belt – reading Project Gutenberg free text on my Sony Reader with built in dictionaries helping – just double tap on word. Then I sort of finesse it by context etc. I’m probably missing things!!!

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~lauren.

Loved ‘villette’ but I had to read it sitting by my laptop and google translater running – my French being non- existent! Your way sounds so much better!

JacquelineM

I only have a little French under my belt – reading Project Gutenberg free text on my Sony Reader with built in dictionaries helping – just double tap on word. Then I sort of finesse it by context etc. I’m probably missing things!!!

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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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http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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