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On weekends at home I fall into an unfortunate habit of overcaffeinating myself. That’s the inevitable result when a lover of “hard-core black teas” [tm SimplyJenW] is close to the kitchen all day and repeatedly thinks, “You know what would be great now? A(nother) pot of tea!”

I just brewed my third pot of the day. I ended up second-guessing my choices for Pots 1 and 2 — which involved four different Ceylons, as it happens — but I know that won’t happen with Pot 3, good old Organic China Black FOP. Rich and mellow, a little cocoa, a little vanilla, and nothing I could possibly regret … well, except for the extra dose of caffeine.

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SimplyJenW

I have a sample of this one coming my way…. ;) If you like it, I am sure I will!

LadyLondonderry

I’m sure you will too, Jen! Don’t expect any fireworks; this one is just my very good tea friend that never lets me down. :-)

JacquelineM

Is it back in stock? I love this one!

LadyLondonderry

Jacqueline, I got my current bag of it less than three weeks ago, and it appears to be in stock on the website, which they are good about keeping up to date.

JacquelineM

Goodie! I think I’ll get some and also that Spring Dragon oolong you recommended. Yummy!!!

JacquelineM

Oh – one more thing! Do you have a favorite ceylon from Upton that you think might be good for classic iced tea?

LadyLondonderry

My favorite overall is the Kenilworth Estate OP (the “biscuity” one), but I think the Dimbula BOP might be a better choice for iced tea.

JacquelineM

Thank you! This order is going to be the Lady Londonderry Special :)

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SimplyJenW

I have a sample of this one coming my way…. ;) If you like it, I am sure I will!

LadyLondonderry

I’m sure you will too, Jen! Don’t expect any fireworks; this one is just my very good tea friend that never lets me down. :-)

JacquelineM

Is it back in stock? I love this one!

LadyLondonderry

Jacqueline, I got my current bag of it less than three weeks ago, and it appears to be in stock on the website, which they are good about keeping up to date.

JacquelineM

Goodie! I think I’ll get some and also that Spring Dragon oolong you recommended. Yummy!!!

JacquelineM

Oh – one more thing! Do you have a favorite ceylon from Upton that you think might be good for classic iced tea?

LadyLondonderry

My favorite overall is the Kenilworth Estate OP (the “biscuity” one), but I think the Dimbula BOP might be a better choice for iced tea.

JacquelineM

Thank you! This order is going to be the Lady Londonderry Special :)

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I am a nearly lifelong tea drinker, a habit to which I ascribe much of my good health and good humor. I enjoy all types of tea but find special comfort in strong black teas lightened with a splash of unsweetened almond milk.

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