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I am drinking Emperor’s Red in honor of Ashmanra’s mole!

I ate a protein bar with it – no waxworms or earthworms!!!!!

It was really satisfying despite my lack of worms. I think I’ve been very sloppy with my steeping parameters lately, and have been having weak tea! So I measured my leaves carefully, and made sure I did not put in too much water, and ahhhh! There’s my roasty, tangy friend!

If you haven’t seen this cutie yet:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiemania/5850807458/in/photostream

!!!!!!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Awwwww, thank you! After stuffing him with worms, he was released today and seemed very VERY happy! The blow of his departure was somewhat softened by the discovery and capture of a second summer mantis yesterday…

Stephanie

Oh how cute he looks!!!!

ashmanra

He was so soft and sweet, and chirped beautifully!

JacquelineM

I hope he has a very nice new life, but I too will miss him!

mpierce87

I know it seems silly, but I had never really seen a mole. How cute is he!!!

JacquelineM

mrawlins2 – that’s ok, because they have never seen us, either, as they are blind! They are so down in their tunnels they don’t need to see! They have supersonic hearing, though! Can you tell I became fascinated with moles since this? :) :) :)

ashmanra

Oh, and I must tell you….one of the cutest things you could ever see is a sleepy mole yawning! Their mouth is tiny and almost invisible until they yawn, and that long tippy “nose” curls downward and bends in a C shape as his mouth opens. I wish I could have gotten a picture of that! It is baby killdeer cute, and I don’t compare many things to baby killdeer!

ashmanra

We removed some patio boards this morning to study his tunnels! Amazing!

Angrboda

OMG how cute! I wonder if the boyfriend will let me have moles has pets. Although, probably it wouldn’t go well with the kitty plans…

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ashmanra

Awwwww, thank you! After stuffing him with worms, he was released today and seemed very VERY happy! The blow of his departure was somewhat softened by the discovery and capture of a second summer mantis yesterday…

Stephanie

Oh how cute he looks!!!!

ashmanra

He was so soft and sweet, and chirped beautifully!

JacquelineM

I hope he has a very nice new life, but I too will miss him!

mpierce87

I know it seems silly, but I had never really seen a mole. How cute is he!!!

JacquelineM

mrawlins2 – that’s ok, because they have never seen us, either, as they are blind! They are so down in their tunnels they don’t need to see! They have supersonic hearing, though! Can you tell I became fascinated with moles since this? :) :) :)

ashmanra

Oh, and I must tell you….one of the cutest things you could ever see is a sleepy mole yawning! Their mouth is tiny and almost invisible until they yawn, and that long tippy “nose” curls downward and bends in a C shape as his mouth opens. I wish I could have gotten a picture of that! It is baby killdeer cute, and I don’t compare many things to baby killdeer!

ashmanra

We removed some patio boards this morning to study his tunnels! Amazing!

Angrboda

OMG how cute! I wonder if the boyfriend will let me have moles has pets. Although, probably it wouldn’t go well with the kitty plans…

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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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