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Hello Steepsterites! I have missed you all so much! The page would not load for me, but I read on twitter that the Steepster Overlords were doing updates, so I tried this morning and YAY! It works!

We’ve had a stretch of rain and humidity in these parts, which means I’ve been drinking lots of this Earl :) It’s so refreshing in the mugginess, and cheering in the rain. As I’ve said before, I’m not sure what kind of English Magic they put in this tea, but it gives me so much vim and vigor without ever tasting too strong or bitter. I totally agree on the name of Classic in this tea. It’s not rainbows and moonbeams, new or extravagant – it’s an absolutely perfect, dependable in all situations, and never out of place Earl!

I’m so so so glad Steepster is working for me again! Kisses to everyone!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

Yayyyy! Welcome back! You were definitely missed!

SimplyJenW

Oh, and if this one is anwhere as good as the Countess Grey, it is on my list!

Dinosara

Yay! I was missing your posts! I really have to try this tea, it sounds right up my alley!

JacquelineM

Jen, I slurped up all my Countess too! I’m heartbroken that it’s not widely available in the US, and that it’s so expensive to ship from England. They really have a way with that flavor profile!

JacquelineM

Dinosara, glad to see that you are hanging on tea wise in Argentina! I bet you are glad to have your little stash of tea from home with you! I will make this lesson my own :)

SimplyJenW

If enough people end up liking it, we can do a group purchase. Right now it is like $30 to ship 5 items. O.o At least you get twice the tea for the money compared to Williams Sonoma, so it does balance out a little.

ashmanra

We missed you Jacqueline! Youngest and I were just talking about you this morning and wondering where you were, but I had trouble logging on for a day or two also. Hunan Golden Twist on the way…

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SimplyJenW

Yayyyy! Welcome back! You were definitely missed!

SimplyJenW

Oh, and if this one is anwhere as good as the Countess Grey, it is on my list!

Dinosara

Yay! I was missing your posts! I really have to try this tea, it sounds right up my alley!

JacquelineM

Jen, I slurped up all my Countess too! I’m heartbroken that it’s not widely available in the US, and that it’s so expensive to ship from England. They really have a way with that flavor profile!

JacquelineM

Dinosara, glad to see that you are hanging on tea wise in Argentina! I bet you are glad to have your little stash of tea from home with you! I will make this lesson my own :)

SimplyJenW

If enough people end up liking it, we can do a group purchase. Right now it is like $30 to ship 5 items. O.o At least you get twice the tea for the money compared to Williams Sonoma, so it does balance out a little.

ashmanra

We missed you Jacqueline! Youngest and I were just talking about you this morning and wondering where you were, but I had trouble logging on for a day or two also. Hunan Golden Twist on the way…

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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

Location

Collingswood, NJ

Website

http://jackiemania.wordpress....

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