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First, some background:
My first try with this sample was yesterday, and I shared it with the s.o. – who had also never tried a lapsang souchong before. He commented that it tasted, of course, like a campfire. And like scotch.

(Storm prep 101= acquire booze… achievement unlocked)

10:37 am, Alleged Storm Day:
Someone MIGHT have dribbled the teensiest bit of Ardbeg into my second steeping. That same someone might have also added one little brown fancy sugar cube and curled up in her pj’s with a view of the storm. Can’t say for sure. I can say that the first steeping tasted like two very different things; that super primal manmakefirecookbuffalo smell that I find unbelievably sexy, and the house I like to pretend I grew up in. Weird. My grandma’s place is full of antiques, many of them salvaged from her grandmother’s house after the old place had a lightning strike. Camelback steamer trunks, dolls and framed daguerreotypes smell like fire for good reason anyway though.

This. Is. Beautiful.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D I love your reviews!

Londo Mollari

Aww, thank you!

TheTeaFairy

love the humour in the avatar and the review! trusting the booze to be satisfactory :-)

Londo Mollari

Thank you, I like your absinthe fairy.

TheTeaFairy

ooh, no one has picked up on that so far, or at least, no one has mentioned it! Booze and tea do come together at times:-)

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D I love your reviews!

Londo Mollari

Aww, thank you!

TheTeaFairy

love the humour in the avatar and the review! trusting the booze to be satisfactory :-)

Londo Mollari

Thank you, I like your absinthe fairy.

TheTeaFairy

ooh, no one has picked up on that so far, or at least, no one has mentioned it! Booze and tea do come together at times:-)

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Hello, as you may have guessed, I am not really Londo Mollari. Apologies for the deception. I am Melissa.

In addition to my teas, I am a bit of a foodie, have an undying love for red wine and am lucky enough to have all the restaurants of DC and several VA wineries within a lazy reach of home. I have an ever-expanding orchid obsession and I have been known to talk to them. It helps.

To be honest, Tea went from being an interest to a bit of an obsession fairly recently for me – since I quit smoking. Tasting things is amazing, who knew?! Though a nice cuppa now replaces a much worse addiction, I spend FAR more money on this than I ever did on cigarettes.

I have loved tea ever since I was small, probably too small, visiting on the farm in Nebraska and drinking all my grandmother’s sun tea. I still prefer now what I liked then, watching tea slowly stain eddies of water, tasting nature.

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