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I’m just gonna sorta sneak in here with my tail between my legs. I’ve finally returned to the land of tea last week when I came down with a nasty head cold. Since then I’ve been drinking this almost non-stop (still as awesome as ever). And with drinking this I naturally thought of Steepster and that I’d kinda fallen off the face of the earth here. And I really feel bad with how I’d been planning to send out gift bags of tea and utterly failed at that after people had shared their mailing addresses with me (so very, very sorry!). Every-once-in-a-while I’d think of that plan and just wanna crawl into a hole and die because of my lack of follow-through :(

Onto happier notes — I am really very happy with how much better this site is running! Six months ago — the last time I posted (eek!) this site ran like molasses for me, taking almost a minute for each page to load. I stop by this evening and holy-molie is it fast! And my stuck “Notices” have finally cleared up! So, huzzah to the Steepster overlords!

So, I’m going to try and post at least once-a-week here. Things are still hectic in my life, but I’m finally getting into a rhythm. And I think my return to tea is a nice indicator of that. However, I won’t be reviewing much new. I am determined to get through lots of my teas in my cupboard before I order any more. Uh, except for the Fortnum teas I just discovered at Williams-Sonoma. Yeah, I’m gonna have to try those. But nothing beyond that. I hope!

I have missed you all and hope that everyone is doing well!

LiberTEAS

Great to see you back! I missed you!

ashmanra

Wish my stuck notices would get unstuck. Welcome back!

ScottTeaMan

Welcome back!

Angrboda

Don’t sneak. :) It’s good to have you around again. And yes they did something to the site speed. It’s still not perfect, but it’s a whole lot better.

Rabs

Thank you all so much! I know that I’m an utter goober, but that doesn’t excuse my lameness. I just need to re-prioritize some aspects of my life — and tea/Steepster should be higher up on that list :)

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LiberTEAS

Great to see you back! I missed you!

ashmanra

Wish my stuck notices would get unstuck. Welcome back!

ScottTeaMan

Welcome back!

Angrboda

Don’t sneak. :) It’s good to have you around again. And yes they did something to the site speed. It’s still not perfect, but it’s a whole lot better.

Rabs

Thank you all so much! I know that I’m an utter goober, but that doesn’t excuse my lameness. I just need to re-prioritize some aspects of my life — and tea/Steepster should be higher up on that list :)

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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