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I am having an increadibly tough month. I am one of the co-organizers of Ruta de las Iglesias. It is a 10km race that goes through the colonial down town of Quito. While I love doing it, it is a real challenge. It is our 8th edition and we have 8000 people already signed up for it. The hardest part of all of the organizing and work involved is working along with someone who is also in charge and many times has clashing ideas. I am exhausted… Emotionally, physically, and all other was possible. I can’t wait to the race day to arrive (for it to be a success again, I hope!) and get on with my relatively more normal life! 

So, on to the tea… I haven’t had this one in a while. I had it tonight slightly sweetened with rock sugar and a snicker-doodle just for good measure (I have lost too much weight from all the stress…). 

Delicious! I really tasted the sugary goodness of cotton candy. I sipped it while watching Sherlock and cuddling with my little Sencha (for those who don’t know her, she is my French Bulldog!). What a great night! While it is late, and I only have a few more minutes before I have to retreat to bed, this tea hit the spot. I think the key to making a good vs a spectacular cup of this tea is getting the sweetener to tea ratio correct. Tonight, I got it just right! Liquid Cotton Candy!

Please forgive my rambling which will probably continue until the 18th of August, the race date. I know that I can count on all of you fellow tea lovers for support during this crazy time and hopefully not go completely crazy! :)

Helena

The tea will help you muddle through it all :D A 10k race does sound like a lot of fun :)

gmathis

Wow—what a project! I have a little poster (with a teacup on it, of course) near my desk at work that has no caption, just initials: KPO. Keep Plodding On. A Winston Churchill slogan, so I hear. Keep plodding, but do take care of yourself with quiet moments and cups of good tea.

Skulleigh

Good luck! Do you run, or just organize? :) I hope everything goes smoothly!

Ninavampi

Thanks everyone! :)
@Skulleigh- This one I organize, it is imposible to run it when I have to be aware of everything that is happening! But other races I run. :)

Madeline Alyce

Wow! That is incredible! When you get stressed out, just take a few deep breaths (or scream… you know, whatever works)!

ashmanra

Hang in there! It will be over before you know it!

Missy

Chin up my friend. I’m sure your race will be spectacular. :D

Fjellrev

Aww keep it up! It’s so admirable that you are helping organizing such a huge event.

Ninavampi

Thanks everyone!!!! You are all amazing help in keeping my chin up through all of this hard work!

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Helena

The tea will help you muddle through it all :D A 10k race does sound like a lot of fun :)

gmathis

Wow—what a project! I have a little poster (with a teacup on it, of course) near my desk at work that has no caption, just initials: KPO. Keep Plodding On. A Winston Churchill slogan, so I hear. Keep plodding, but do take care of yourself with quiet moments and cups of good tea.

Skulleigh

Good luck! Do you run, or just organize? :) I hope everything goes smoothly!

Ninavampi

Thanks everyone! :)
@Skulleigh- This one I organize, it is imposible to run it when I have to be aware of everything that is happening! But other races I run. :)

Madeline Alyce

Wow! That is incredible! When you get stressed out, just take a few deep breaths (or scream… you know, whatever works)!

ashmanra

Hang in there! It will be over before you know it!

Missy

Chin up my friend. I’m sure your race will be spectacular. :D

Fjellrev

Aww keep it up! It’s so admirable that you are helping organizing such a huge event.

Ninavampi

Thanks everyone!!!! You are all amazing help in keeping my chin up through all of this hard work!

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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Quito, Ecuador

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