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Had this tea at a very impressive restaurant. Husband surprised me with a last minute reservation to Dirt Candy for my birthday yesterday. I’ve been wanting to eat there since foreeever! It was everything I dreamed and more. Their dessert menu featured a couple of teas from Le Palaise des Thes, proving that a stunning meal out doesn’t have to be followed by Lipton or stale coffee.

The tea came in a small insulated press pot. Elegant and convenient. I peeked into the pot and saw that this was loose leaf. Amazing. I felt that the ratio of leaf to water was a bit off, but overall, quite tasty! Sweet honey notes. Roasty. More like a dark oolong than black tea. Malty. Perfect end to a perfect meal.

Then we went next door to play with the kitties at the no kill shelter. Husband would normally stop me from doing this as I’m allergic to the cute little things, but it was my birthday! So I’m allowed to get all itchy from cat fur if I want to. :D at some point, I got a bit too wheezy so I dropped a donation and left. Made me happy. :)

gmathis

What a lovely date! Tea and kittens!

Lindsay

Yeah best day ever!

Cavocorax

Sounds wonderful! :D

Kittenna

Happy belated birthday :)

Kashyap

a very curious note and I’m grateful as I have heard of this…happy birthday and dance with the felines and enjoy the burn…good and wonderful hearts a beautiful to behold

ashmanra

Happy Birthday! Good tea, good company, and kittens…sounds happy!

Alphakitty

Happy birthday! I don’t think I can imagine a better way to spend the day than with kittens and tea.

Mercuryhime

Thank you all. :) it was a wonderful evening.

Angrboda

Happy birthday. :D

Mercuryhime

Thanks! :)

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gmathis

What a lovely date! Tea and kittens!

Lindsay

Yeah best day ever!

Cavocorax

Sounds wonderful! :D

Kittenna

Happy belated birthday :)

Kashyap

a very curious note and I’m grateful as I have heard of this…happy birthday and dance with the felines and enjoy the burn…good and wonderful hearts a beautiful to behold

ashmanra

Happy Birthday! Good tea, good company, and kittens…sounds happy!

Alphakitty

Happy birthday! I don’t think I can imagine a better way to spend the day than with kittens and tea.

Mercuryhime

Thank you all. :) it was a wonderful evening.

Angrboda

Happy birthday. :D

Mercuryhime

Thanks! :)

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

My profile pic features my two lovable puppies, Mr. Snuggles and Sr. Caliente.

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