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drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
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What a weekend! As some of you might have seen on the news, a good portion of Tennessee is underwater. Tennessee received more rain this last weekend than the TOTAL COMBINED precipitation for the months of May, June, and July (on average). Crazy stuff. Luckily, we did not have too much damage at our house. One bedroom window began to leak on the second day of nonstop rain…and my flowers received a thorough beating. Nothing major though, thank goodness. My office even closed its doors yesterday due to the roads being flooded…or gone. It was a nice little break filled with repairs, cleaning, TV and tea. Speaking of which…

On to the tea. I received this generous sample from SoccerMom. The leaves are quite stunning and fuzzy. The liquor is silky and finishes on a sweet note. I distinctly taste the spicy/peppery note but the malty flavor is absent. There is a slight earthy quality to the tea that I am enjoying immensely. My first cup was finished rather quickly, but the second steep cooled to room temperature. Both steeps were unique and pleasurable. I’m sure I could squeeze out a third steep, but it’s almost time to head home from the office. Yay! I might have to pick up where I left off today. This is a great tea to have on constant standby.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
wombatgirl

Thank goodness! I was thinking about you the other day, watching the news. I’m so glad you and your house are ok.

Rabs

I’m so glad that you’re okay! I guess I didn’t realize you were in TN. I used to visit my brother in Spring Hill quite often until he moved away. I hope that you and your place remain safe and sound! ::hugs::

gmathis

I’m having trouble getting my jaws to re-hinge after looking at the downtown Nashville footage…when I’m in TN for writers’ conferences, we stay just blocks uphill—some of our regular evening eatin’ places are submerged. Just plain sad!

Which reminds me … there was a neat little tea house in Dickson TN .. Miss Mabel’s maybe? that I visited with a friend. So cool, but I understand it is now closed. Did you ever get to visit?

SoccerMom

Lena, I am glad to hear you and your family and home are good. ;)

Angrboda

i heard on the news you got a monsoon. i’, glad uyou haven’t drowned or foloate awau or so,ething, :)

LENA

Thank you everyone for the well wishes. I’m very lucky to be in a dry area. The looting of the flooded neighborhoods has already started…but cops are quickly arresting them. It’s really sad.

@ gmathis – No, I never made it to the Dickson shop. I’m worried about Franklin Tea…they are right on the square of “Historic Downtown Franklin”. I heard that area is mostly underwater.
@ Angrboda – Thank you for commenting even though you have a hurt finger. Your typing made me laugh. :)

wombatgirl

Ack! No! Not Franklin Tea! I like them!

gmathis

Another Nashville tea room I enjoyed was (I think … I’m always the passenger so I don’t pay much attention to where I am) the Savannah Tea Room; you get to pick your own china cup. It’s far enough from downtown area I’d guess it’d be OK.

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wombatgirl

Thank goodness! I was thinking about you the other day, watching the news. I’m so glad you and your house are ok.

Rabs

I’m so glad that you’re okay! I guess I didn’t realize you were in TN. I used to visit my brother in Spring Hill quite often until he moved away. I hope that you and your place remain safe and sound! ::hugs::

gmathis

I’m having trouble getting my jaws to re-hinge after looking at the downtown Nashville footage…when I’m in TN for writers’ conferences, we stay just blocks uphill—some of our regular evening eatin’ places are submerged. Just plain sad!

Which reminds me … there was a neat little tea house in Dickson TN .. Miss Mabel’s maybe? that I visited with a friend. So cool, but I understand it is now closed. Did you ever get to visit?

SoccerMom

Lena, I am glad to hear you and your family and home are good. ;)

Angrboda

i heard on the news you got a monsoon. i’, glad uyou haven’t drowned or foloate awau or so,ething, :)

LENA

Thank you everyone for the well wishes. I’m very lucky to be in a dry area. The looting of the flooded neighborhoods has already started…but cops are quickly arresting them. It’s really sad.

@ gmathis – No, I never made it to the Dickson shop. I’m worried about Franklin Tea…they are right on the square of “Historic Downtown Franklin”. I heard that area is mostly underwater.
@ Angrboda – Thank you for commenting even though you have a hurt finger. Your typing made me laugh. :)

wombatgirl

Ack! No! Not Franklin Tea! I like them!

gmathis

Another Nashville tea room I enjoyed was (I think … I’m always the passenger so I don’t pay much attention to where I am) the Savannah Tea Room; you get to pick your own china cup. It’s far enough from downtown area I’d guess it’d be OK.

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