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OK wow. Long story coming here.

So I went to Chapters today, purposely, to get a book. Not just any book. Hollow City, the sequel to Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The first book was amazing. The perfect amount of suspense, drama, fiction, and history. Highly recommended, by myself anyway. I couldn’t wait for a sequel, not know if there ever would be one, but how can they just leave you hanging at the end of a book like that. I would have rather ordered it online and had it sent directly to my door, but it wasn’t released in time, and I will purposely be reading it shortly. So I went to the store, I put my blinders on. Straight to the books, don’t look around, don’t look around, don’t look around. Dammit, I looked around. Out of the corner of my eye I see a logo that kind of reminds me of the Harley Davidson logo, but is really the Steven Smith Teamaker logo (Steve you are such a bada$$). It took me like 2 seconds to forget what I went for and to get over to the display, which was a bunch of Tea Forte with some Steven Smith hiding in between. I was in heaven. I was still reeling from the adrenaline rush from finding it (I would say until now it was impossible to come across in Canada, and unable to order from the Steven Smith online shop due to shipping restrictions).

Sidenote: What is happening by the way, Fauchon at Winners, now Steven Smith at Chapters, the [tea] apocalypse is coming!

I was completely drawn in. Then I saw Lord Bergamot No. 55. Oh my! I stood just sniffing the box. It got kind of weird because by now the employees were watching my “strange” behavior in the tea section. And every other customer just kept walking by, browsing the Tea Forte. I was screaming at the top of my lungs, but only inside my brain, come on guys, this is Steven Smith! But I didn’t because it is mine, all mine, my precious!

Still reeling from the huge adrenaline rush I stopped at McD’s on the way home. Today was my Rob-Ford-minor-set-back. I will get over it, maybe :)

By the time I got home, I was super wishing I had invested in some expensive and ridiculous gadget that turned my kettle on through an app or something. Because then I had to wait, very impatiently for the kettle to boil. While this was happening I read the very sleek and cheeky tea box. The tea came in sachet form, but there was tonnes of room for expansion. The back of the individual packet reads “Steep 5 minutes, while pondering the Earl’s affair with the Duchess of Devonshire.” No! No. The Earl is mine, we are having the affair. He seductively waved me in with the beautiful scent and steam that arose from the steeping tea. I pretending to resist, but really, who am I kidding.

This. Tea. Is. Magnificent. It is smooth, and creamy, and bergamotty. Definitely a more citrus bergamot. It is creamy and silky, slightly sweet. The blend of base teas is perfect. The bergamot is bold but the base is not. Ahhhhhh! The adrenaline is wearing off and serotonin kicking in.

Steven, you are a genius!

Preparation
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caile

Exciting!! :-)

keychange

I loved this note! I can relate so much to that loss of control and rush of euphoria. I might have even screamed out loud as I cradled my find! I’m so happy you loved it :)

Lala

I know, I do have those moments more often then not with tea. It is such a coincidence, because Terri HarpLady sent me some Steven Smith in a swap and I was complaining about how I couldn’t get it anywhere. Its karma, or deja vu or something like that.

Dexter3657

LOL did you remember to buy your book?

Lala

I did remember to get the book!

OMGsrsly

Yes! I have to check my local Chapters now! Can I wait until February? :)

Nicole

I just now started to read Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children today! I didn’t realize there was a sequel!

Lala

The second one just came out about a week ago! The first one was sooooo good.

Terri HarpLady

As a Harley rider (although I’ll probably be selling my 1200 sportster this spring…I just can’t find time to ride it anymore…sigh…), I noticed that about the SMith Tea logo as well. :)

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caile

Exciting!! :-)

keychange

I loved this note! I can relate so much to that loss of control and rush of euphoria. I might have even screamed out loud as I cradled my find! I’m so happy you loved it :)

Lala

I know, I do have those moments more often then not with tea. It is such a coincidence, because Terri HarpLady sent me some Steven Smith in a swap and I was complaining about how I couldn’t get it anywhere. Its karma, or deja vu or something like that.

Dexter3657

LOL did you remember to buy your book?

Lala

I did remember to get the book!

OMGsrsly

Yes! I have to check my local Chapters now! Can I wait until February? :)

Nicole

I just now started to read Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children today! I didn’t realize there was a sequel!

Lala

The second one just came out about a week ago! The first one was sooooo good.

Terri HarpLady

As a Harley rider (although I’ll probably be selling my 1200 sportster this spring…I just can’t find time to ride it anymore…sigh…), I noticed that about the SMith Tea logo as well. :)

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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