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thank you to ifjuly for this sample….

it took me a minute to switch gears! i’ve been caught up with french apothecaries since my mammoth swap with ysaurella few months back!

i like the layers in this. there’s a sweet smoke— not a lapsang, almost a hickory dipped peach, an earthy warm tobacco, and then a crisp straightforward black. i like the fact that each layer is distinct but also mutually flattering.

thank you ifjuly! a lovely experience! i would say it’s nice to get back to basics but this really isn’t basic, lol! sneaky is a better descriptor!

very nice!

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boychik

I like it a lot. I also got H&S Rose scented and mixed it 2:1 ratio
I think ashmanra recommended this mix in older posts. Very nice combination . I can send you a sample if you want or even pick up 2 oz in store. I like small amounts;)

JustJames

small amounts are handy…. i am FINALLY getting used to not buying a ton. (though i still do that with my french teas… then hoard them in airtight containers….. and sniff them from time to time, lol)

ifjuly

i agree that it feels sort of like back to basics intro tea, yet has a bit more going on in the wings than expected given that. i have really enjoyed reading your take on teas, and how when we are on the same page you word it so well!

JustJames

we do have VERY similar tastes. i haven’t tried anything you’ve sent that i haven’t vastly enjoyed. =0) swap buddies for life!

ashmanra

I love this tea! It was at my side, encouraging me through some hard places, like when I had radiation. She was an inspiring woman and this tea is a fitting tribute to her, I think.

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boychik

I like it a lot. I also got H&S Rose scented and mixed it 2:1 ratio
I think ashmanra recommended this mix in older posts. Very nice combination . I can send you a sample if you want or even pick up 2 oz in store. I like small amounts;)

JustJames

small amounts are handy…. i am FINALLY getting used to not buying a ton. (though i still do that with my french teas… then hoard them in airtight containers….. and sniff them from time to time, lol)

ifjuly

i agree that it feels sort of like back to basics intro tea, yet has a bit more going on in the wings than expected given that. i have really enjoyed reading your take on teas, and how when we are on the same page you word it so well!

JustJames

we do have VERY similar tastes. i haven’t tried anything you’ve sent that i haven’t vastly enjoyed. =0) swap buddies for life!

ashmanra

I love this tea! It was at my side, encouraging me through some hard places, like when I had radiation. She was an inspiring woman and this tea is a fitting tribute to her, I think.

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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 GREEN and paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.

*NOT an allergy, but an abnormality that drives my tea buddies bananas, i AM INCAPABLE OF TASTING CARAMEL AND TOFFEE. so i thought i’d list it at the top too. it’s very annoying. they smell great!!?

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 gschwendner (sp?)

mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.

justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their exceptional products and and business models, as well as their work with farmers who are 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 so far: guayasa, darjeeling, most peach teas.

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