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Each time I come here to write a tasting note, something pulls me away. Home is busy, work is busy, school is busy! This is my third attempt to write a tasting note today :)

Thankfully there are teas like this one to get me through crazy busy times. I don’t know what they put in this tea, but it makes me so cheerful! It’s perfectly bergamot-y and perfectly good-tea-ish. I love that it’s bold enough to drink in the morning, but fine enough to not need a grain of sugar. I have relied on it several times in the past week.

Love!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

How is hubby?

JacquelineM

He goes to the Dr. to discuss his MRI tomorrow. Fingers crossed. He’s also had elevated sugar levels and I has to stop baking so much! He had another blood test too so we’ll find out all the story. How is your husband’s back?

ashmanra

Started physical therapy last week! Still hurting an awful lot but back at work. MRI in four weeks if it doesn’t improve. Doesn’t pain and illness raise blood sugar? Maybe it will go down once he starts feeling better! Thinking of you both!

gmathis

Hang in there! Hope a holiday weekend does much to rest and restore both of you!

Rabs

I have truly missed you, Fairy Tea-Sister!!! I’ve really been thinking of buying the Fortnum set of teas from W-S, and having your seal of approval seals the deal for me.

So sorry to hear about your (and ashmanra’s) hubbies — all of you’ll be in my thoughts.

SimplyJenW

Every time you review this, I check the Fortnum website. Did you know they have a Diamond Jubilee Orange Marmalade with edible gold leaf in it? I may have to order just to get some tea and the Diamond Jubilee strawberry preserves!

ashmanra

Oh my, Jen! That sounds extraordinary!

JacquelineM

Rabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO nice to see you here!

JacquelineM

SimplyJenW – That sounds WAY too good. I challenged myself to not buy anything on the internet except for tea and books. Do I break my challenge if I buy marmalade WITH my tea? :)

JacquelineM

ashmanra – Dr. said he has some bulging discs and has to go to the orthopedic specialist. His sugar etc is all good but he still has elevated liver enzymes! We have to work on them next. Poor thing.

I hope your husband feels better and does not need an MRI!!!!

SimplyJenW

Yes, I think you can buy the marmalade, too! After all, how many English sovereigns make it to their Diamond Jubilee? Did you know that 250g of Earl Grey Classic works out to be $12 US? It kind of makes up for the shipping if you are buying enough. Throw in a tin of the biscuits that plays “God Save the Queen”, too!

ashmanra and JacquelineM…I hope both of your hubbies are on the mend very soon. Hugs and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

JacquelineM

Jen, I like the way you think! The hampers are so charming too – some have tea, and jelly, and other wonderful English goodies. So nice!

Rabs

Just ordered some today (but it’s backordered until the end of December). So YAY! and ::sniffle::

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ashmanra

How is hubby?

JacquelineM

He goes to the Dr. to discuss his MRI tomorrow. Fingers crossed. He’s also had elevated sugar levels and I has to stop baking so much! He had another blood test too so we’ll find out all the story. How is your husband’s back?

ashmanra

Started physical therapy last week! Still hurting an awful lot but back at work. MRI in four weeks if it doesn’t improve. Doesn’t pain and illness raise blood sugar? Maybe it will go down once he starts feeling better! Thinking of you both!

gmathis

Hang in there! Hope a holiday weekend does much to rest and restore both of you!

Rabs

I have truly missed you, Fairy Tea-Sister!!! I’ve really been thinking of buying the Fortnum set of teas from W-S, and having your seal of approval seals the deal for me.

So sorry to hear about your (and ashmanra’s) hubbies — all of you’ll be in my thoughts.

SimplyJenW

Every time you review this, I check the Fortnum website. Did you know they have a Diamond Jubilee Orange Marmalade with edible gold leaf in it? I may have to order just to get some tea and the Diamond Jubilee strawberry preserves!

ashmanra

Oh my, Jen! That sounds extraordinary!

JacquelineM

Rabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO nice to see you here!

JacquelineM

SimplyJenW – That sounds WAY too good. I challenged myself to not buy anything on the internet except for tea and books. Do I break my challenge if I buy marmalade WITH my tea? :)

JacquelineM

ashmanra – Dr. said he has some bulging discs and has to go to the orthopedic specialist. His sugar etc is all good but he still has elevated liver enzymes! We have to work on them next. Poor thing.

I hope your husband feels better and does not need an MRI!!!!

SimplyJenW

Yes, I think you can buy the marmalade, too! After all, how many English sovereigns make it to their Diamond Jubilee? Did you know that 250g of Earl Grey Classic works out to be $12 US? It kind of makes up for the shipping if you are buying enough. Throw in a tin of the biscuits that plays “God Save the Queen”, too!

ashmanra and JacquelineM…I hope both of your hubbies are on the mend very soon. Hugs and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

JacquelineM

Jen, I like the way you think! The hampers are so charming too – some have tea, and jelly, and other wonderful English goodies. So nice!

Rabs

Just ordered some today (but it’s backordered until the end of December). So YAY! and ::sniffle::

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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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Collingswood, NJ

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