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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
1112 tasting notes

Sipping Golden Monkey, eating cashews, almonds, and pistachios, and processing the Freshman Declaration of Major forms (so far, Illustration seems to be “winning” :) The smooth, honeyed tea, salty, buttery nuts, and my laughing over how the students manage to put a creative spin on even the most boring administrative form is making for a most enjoyable morning!

Also! I wanted to show you my guest post over at the Villette Read-a-long! It’s about what tea I think each character is :)

http://unputdownables.net/2011/03/17/villette-read-a-long-week-six/

If you like to read, I highly rec this blog! I’ve had so much fun and enlightenment in the read-a-long so far, and Wallace reads so many good books that wind up on my to-read list :)

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LadyLondonderry

Jacqueline, I greatly enjoyed your look at the characters in “Villette” through a tea-stained lens. I’d probably enjoy it even more if I read the book!:)

gmathis

Thanks a lot … I don’t believe I’ll ever be able to read a book in the same way again! I’m already on page 885 of “Coming Home” by Rosamunde Pilcher … now I’ve got to backtrack! :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Lovely idea and post. I enjoyed the back and forth in the comments almost as much. and yours about the author addressing the reader. I read the book ages ago.

JacquelineM

Thank you, chrine!

I’ve been thinking a lot about Bronte this morning, as I just saw the new Jane Eyre last night. I was disappointed: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/cmctci

…but then I am a fanatical Bronte worshipper ;)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I have not seen yet. But planning on it. I am also a major Bronte fan, have been since I was a girl. I love how a lot of us tea drinkers are also readers. =) And enjoy seeing the topics cross in posts.

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LadyLondonderry

Jacqueline, I greatly enjoyed your look at the characters in “Villette” through a tea-stained lens. I’d probably enjoy it even more if I read the book!:)

gmathis

Thanks a lot … I don’t believe I’ll ever be able to read a book in the same way again! I’m already on page 885 of “Coming Home” by Rosamunde Pilcher … now I’ve got to backtrack! :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Lovely idea and post. I enjoyed the back and forth in the comments almost as much. and yours about the author addressing the reader. I read the book ages ago.

JacquelineM

Thank you, chrine!

I’ve been thinking a lot about Bronte this morning, as I just saw the new Jane Eyre last night. I was disappointed: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/cmctci

…but then I am a fanatical Bronte worshipper ;)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I have not seen yet. But planning on it. I am also a major Bronte fan, have been since I was a girl. I love how a lot of us tea drinkers are also readers. =) And enjoy seeing the topics cross in posts.

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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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