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I’m trying to restrain myself from placing a Harney order (new Chinese tea available! free shipping code! Discount code! I have a $5 points thingum! wait – that’s encouraging me – slap my hand!) so I am having another Keemun which Lady Londonderry gave me a very generous sample of (so sheesh! I can certainly hold out a little longer because you KNOW what is going to happen. The minute I place my order some more Harney Chinese teas are going to come out and I’m going to to be mad at myself).

Ahem! You’ve had enough of my internal monologue – let me talk about the tea!

I went heavy on the leaf, and got a really nice cocoa-y, satisfying cup. Rich and delicious.

THEN I gilded the lily! I took Harney’s Chocolate Mint which Ashmanra sent to me into work because I wanted to taste it sans additions. I added a scant teaspoon to the Keemun Mao Feng leaves and had two more steeps of such a treat! The cocoa notes from the Keemun paired with the chocolate and mint was exhilarating! I definitely prefer the Chocolate Mint sans additions. This is so refreshing and chocolatey and Mmmmmm!

Thank you so much Lady Londonderry & Ashmanra! You both helped me keep a sound mind and pocketbook today, whilst having a delicious and decadent tea day!

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JacquelineM

…and after all that balderdash I wound up ordering Wild Wuyi and Keemun Mao Feng. My birthday is coming :) I will still place my big fall order in the fall. This is just a tiny little treat :) :) :)

SimplyJenW

Happy Birthday!
You deserve it!

JacquelineM

Thanks!! It’s not until July 15th but my husband gave me my present early so I feel like birthday season has started! He gave me wonderful Nikon binoculars! I love bird and butterfly watching and this is a prime season – he didn’t want to wait and have me miss things :)

And…after all the discounts, points etc it came to a little over $30 so I shouldn’t beat myself up too badly, right? :)
SimplyJenW

Definitely not! I recently used up my points there on my small teapot and some tea….I did not think it was too bad to spend $40 on a teapot, large tin of Earl Grey Supreme, and small ones of Rose Scented, Vanilla Black, and Black Currant. It was my Harney deal of the year…. plus I added in some Queen Catherine for a friend.

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JacquelineM

…and after all that balderdash I wound up ordering Wild Wuyi and Keemun Mao Feng. My birthday is coming :) I will still place my big fall order in the fall. This is just a tiny little treat :) :) :)

SimplyJenW

Happy Birthday!
You deserve it!

JacquelineM

Thanks!! It’s not until July 15th but my husband gave me my present early so I feel like birthday season has started! He gave me wonderful Nikon binoculars! I love bird and butterfly watching and this is a prime season – he didn’t want to wait and have me miss things :)

And…after all the discounts, points etc it came to a little over $30 so I shouldn’t beat myself up too badly, right? :)
SimplyJenW

Definitely not! I recently used up my points there on my small teapot and some tea….I did not think it was too bad to spend $40 on a teapot, large tin of Earl Grey Supreme, and small ones of Rose Scented, Vanilla Black, and Black Currant. It was my Harney deal of the year…. plus I added in some Queen Catherine for a friend.

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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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