NOPE! a ‘little’ clove my…. backside! i get no orange, no vanilla- not even any tea…. all i get is clove!!!.

a lovely thought MissB, maybe my sample was just out of balance. that said i am not finishing this cup. )=0(

ifjuly

man, this seriously made me laugh out loud.

JustJames

i like clove too! but HOLY COW!

OMGsrsly

I think you mean ‘holy clove’ there, batman. :)

JustJames

holy SMOKIN’ cloves, batgirl! lol.

OMGsrsly

Awesome! :D

JustJames

i could also go the route of gollum: ‘it BUUUUUURNS us preciousssss!’.

Fjellrev

Smokin’ cloves. Smokin’ cloves?! Methinks Upton slipped in some crushed up Djarums into the mix.

JustJames

OKAY, not going to lie, had to look up ‘djarums’, lol. could very well be. i would concur.

Fjellrev

It’s ok, unless you are/were a goth or hipster, or associate with them, or are so clove-obsessed that you need to get that clove fix to your bloodstream more quickly than ingesting, no one really does know about them.

JustJames

the most i know about cloves is that they are used naturopathically to deaden nerves in the dermal layer (as well as the tongue apparently) in tiger balm. =0) and that it burns like a very rude word if you recklessly scrub your eyes after you apply it.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, I’ve chewed on whole cloves in the past to soothe a sore throat. Do they ever numb EVERYTHING.

ifjuly

yeah, apparently clove oil is good when you have a toothache…

Fjellrev, djarums! that takes me back. warm fuzzies thinking of my reckless early 20s.

Fjellrev

I think that’s why David’s Sugar and Spice kind of weirded me out. As much as I love clove, it reminded me so much of the experimental whole clove lozenge days.

Fjellrev

ifjuly, seriously! Especially Djarum blacks. Like smoking four cigarettes at a time. Whew, are they strong.

JustJames

ifjuly and Fjellrev…. so outside my experience, lol!!!

your dialogue makes me wonder: who would make a djarum tigerbalm cross tea and call it ‘orange spice’?

Amariel

Oh wow, Djarum…I haven’t heard that word since my goth days in high school, err, a while ago.

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ifjuly

man, this seriously made me laugh out loud.

JustJames

i like clove too! but HOLY COW!

OMGsrsly

I think you mean ‘holy clove’ there, batman. :)

JustJames

holy SMOKIN’ cloves, batgirl! lol.

OMGsrsly

Awesome! :D

JustJames

i could also go the route of gollum: ‘it BUUUUUURNS us preciousssss!’.

Fjellrev

Smokin’ cloves. Smokin’ cloves?! Methinks Upton slipped in some crushed up Djarums into the mix.

JustJames

OKAY, not going to lie, had to look up ‘djarums’, lol. could very well be. i would concur.

Fjellrev

It’s ok, unless you are/were a goth or hipster, or associate with them, or are so clove-obsessed that you need to get that clove fix to your bloodstream more quickly than ingesting, no one really does know about them.

JustJames

the most i know about cloves is that they are used naturopathically to deaden nerves in the dermal layer (as well as the tongue apparently) in tiger balm. =0) and that it burns like a very rude word if you recklessly scrub your eyes after you apply it.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, I’ve chewed on whole cloves in the past to soothe a sore throat. Do they ever numb EVERYTHING.

ifjuly

yeah, apparently clove oil is good when you have a toothache…

Fjellrev, djarums! that takes me back. warm fuzzies thinking of my reckless early 20s.

Fjellrev

I think that’s why David’s Sugar and Spice kind of weirded me out. As much as I love clove, it reminded me so much of the experimental whole clove lozenge days.

Fjellrev

ifjuly, seriously! Especially Djarum blacks. Like smoking four cigarettes at a time. Whew, are they strong.

JustJames

ifjuly and Fjellrev…. so outside my experience, lol!!!

your dialogue makes me wonder: who would make a djarum tigerbalm cross tea and call it ‘orange spice’?

Amariel

Oh wow, Djarum…I haven’t heard that word since my goth days in high school, err, a while ago.

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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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