I had one steep of my Chinese Blend – Black so I could have my breakfast then get on to the good stuff – some Rose Congou!

Mmmmm. Musky true rose that perfectly compliments the faintly pastry-esque Congou. Slightly sweet but never sickening or too much. I think of it as pearls and a chignon rose tea (vs some of those… hair extension and fake tan rose teas!)! Money certainly does not equal elegance (this tea is one of the most reasonably priced teas!)! Love!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Again, I have GOT to place an Upton order! There is so much I want from them that I find it hard to know where to start!

LadyLondonderry

LOLing at the “hair extension and fake tan” rose teas! Sounds like what you’d serve at a tea party for some Real Housewives.:)

JacquelineM

LadyL – I saw that show once when I was visiting my mother and I still can’t get over it (esp since I am from an area originally (South Philadelphia) where there are those sort of Real Housewives but they live in row homes not McMansions!). Yes – their tea cups would have lots of crystals glued to them don’t you think!?!?!?

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ashmanra

Again, I have GOT to place an Upton order! There is so much I want from them that I find it hard to know where to start!

LadyLondonderry

LOLing at the “hair extension and fake tan” rose teas! Sounds like what you’d serve at a tea party for some Real Housewives.:)

JacquelineM

LadyL – I saw that show once when I was visiting my mother and I still can’t get over it (esp since I am from an area originally (South Philadelphia) where there are those sort of Real Housewives but they live in row homes not McMansions!). Yes – their tea cups would have lots of crystals glued to them don’t you think!?!?!?

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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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