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I’ve been having a bad week. Okay, it’s not bad. It’s just stressful. There are guests and holiday accommodations and arguments and late nights. I’m so tired and stressed out right now. Today I have to spend most of my day preparing food for Thanksgiving. I won’t have time to do much cooking tomorrow. I really need some time with a good oolong. Everything can just take care of itself for a while. Time to break out another sample from Tea from Taiwan.

The smell is amazing. Buttery and bakey. Like fresh biscuits. The first cup is refreshing and comforting. So smooth and rich. I took a deep whiff of the wet leaves. Smells like buttered peas (yum!) and bok choy. This is perfect and exactly what I needed.

Second cup is very sweet and fruity. There’s peas at the end of the sip. Delicious. I love peas. and fruit. (Speaking of fruit, I need to go to the Japanese store and pick up more persimmons…)

I don’t have time for a third cup right now, but I’ll be back. This tea is so good. I’m perked up for now and I’ll need to de-stress with this tea later. :)

Jessie

I don’t know how Americans cope with Thanksgiving this close to Christmas. I always find late November on so stressful for so many reasons to begin with. I hope a good Oolong can help you relax!

Ninavampi

I really miss Thanksgiving in the US… I am taking tomorrow off to honor it!

Mercuryhime

Jessie – I always wondered why Canadians have their Thanksgiving a month earlier than we do. I need to do some research or something. hehe Anyways, thankfully, my family doesn’t do Christmas. My sister and I always spent that holiday season with friends. It’s much easier being a guest than a host.

Ninavampi – Are you having a feast too?

Jessie

I think the basic historical basis boils down to that, as a harvest festival, Canada’s harvest season tends to be earlier than in the US. What with the terrible cold right now, this makes sense to me. In any case, I think American Thanksgiving is a good excuse for me to bake another pumpkin pie!

TeaBrat

this sounds delicious…

Ninavampi

@Mercuryhime – Yep! Stayed home and even ate pumpkin pie! : ) Not in the US but the part of my family that is in Ecuador will enjoy a super feast on Saturday and a mini feast today! : )

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Jessie

I don’t know how Americans cope with Thanksgiving this close to Christmas. I always find late November on so stressful for so many reasons to begin with. I hope a good Oolong can help you relax!

Ninavampi

I really miss Thanksgiving in the US… I am taking tomorrow off to honor it!

Mercuryhime

Jessie – I always wondered why Canadians have their Thanksgiving a month earlier than we do. I need to do some research or something. hehe Anyways, thankfully, my family doesn’t do Christmas. My sister and I always spent that holiday season with friends. It’s much easier being a guest than a host.

Ninavampi – Are you having a feast too?

Jessie

I think the basic historical basis boils down to that, as a harvest festival, Canada’s harvest season tends to be earlier than in the US. What with the terrible cold right now, this makes sense to me. In any case, I think American Thanksgiving is a good excuse for me to bake another pumpkin pie!

TeaBrat

this sounds delicious…

Ninavampi

@Mercuryhime – Yep! Stayed home and even ate pumpkin pie! : ) Not in the US but the part of my family that is in Ecuador will enjoy a super feast on Saturday and a mini feast today! : )

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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…

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