Time For A ReWrite!
A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the Steepster world a favour and list my allergies front and center (fair enough, lol):
-COFFEE … rare, nasty, not even a bit funny if i’m exposed. (call me original)
-ROOIBOOS … is a new appearance. under certain circumstances i’m okay with it (ie if it’s paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.
OH YES! and NOT an allergy, but a genetic abnormality (?) i am incapable of tasting caramel and toffee, it drives my tea buddies bananas, so i thught i’d list it at the top too. (sorry).
Hi! I’m James!
I’m a student: double major of human geography and psychology with the intention of chasing a double doctorate. (reading that over it occurs to me again that i must be crazy).
i’m a live and let live sort. i look and see alot of silver linings. my discovery of tea has only served to further that viewpoint. for me tea is art and nuance, watercolours and bold brushstrokes….
swaps are grand things! the element of surprise in a tea swap completely trumps forrest gump’s chocolate box life metaphor, lol.
favourites: french teas dammann freres, mariage freres and nina’s paris especially.
i have recently discovered a german tea company that has romanced me: tea gschwender (sp?)
mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.
justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their products and their work with farmers who are often TOO POOR for fair trade certification. this is highly relevant to my studies!
90-100 i need more
80-90 i might need more, or it might be a respect vote
below 75? it was likely an oops buy. my evolution into french teas has vastly focused what i like!!
however, i’m always open to trying things.
dislikes: guayasa, darjeeling, i haven’t experienced a really good white (yet).