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I could not decide on a tea this morning. I stood in the kitchen, the kettle merrily boiling away, staring at my stash in bleery indecision. Nothing sounded quite right out of the teas I’ve got currently, so I turned my attention to my little bowl of samples.
Poor sample bowl. I’ve been rather ignoring it lately, in favor of other teas. But I’ve still got a few teas to try for the first time, and its a good idea to try.
JusJames, I think, sent me this one a while back, and I’d forgotten all about it. Well, now is the time!
This is a very pleasant cup of strait black tea. Warm and mellow, with just a hint of astringency, and a pleasant finish, with just the slightest hint of honey to tease the mouth.
I’d say it was a good choice for this puzzled morning.

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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Light steep. Thats whats key about this one. Light steep to make this the best it can be.
How is it Monday? How is it Monday already? Argh!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Last cup of tea before monday rolls around again. I’ll savor it, along with the last moment of weekend, before I take me off to bed.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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Tea of the afternoon.
What did I do to this? It came out a little bitter. Hmm. Maybe my water was too hot, or my steep too long.
Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

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drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
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Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and wishes yesterday. I’m doing just fine, and the neighborhood, while quiet, I think is coping as well. It used to be a street where the kids were always playing outside, but its quieted down this weekend. I cant blame them.
We only know a little bit more, but hopefully soon we get information from the police about what is going on.
So delicious tea. I require it, and am not going to mess about with only sub par tea today. Help me, floating cloud tea. Help!
Its delicious this morning, and just what the doctor ordered.


Sorry about what happened. Where do you live?


Glad things are a little better for you today :-)

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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So the commotion last night that kept waking me up turned out to be someone being shot to death across the street. I left my house to a swarm of police.
Yesterday was a very surreal day, with me sort of floating through things, unsure as to what was going on, and, when I turned the news on, seeing my house as the backdrop of police activity.
Eeeesh. I’m unsettled. Last night was calm, but I think the whole neighborhood feels a little off right now.
But life keeps going. I have tea to drink, and to go to work, and see a friend, and generally feel odd all day long.
Not my most cheerful steepster post.


So sorry, what unsettling, sad and horrible experience.

Terri HarpLady

Wow! Sending good vibes for you & your neighborhood. And a hug.


Sorry for this terrible event…we’re here for you…


hope police will resolve the case soon as you can feel better and more secure


Oh my gosh, I was wondering what had happened – that is awful!


Thanks guys. Its gonna be very weird this week, I think. Thank you for your vibes and cyber hugs.


Oh, my. Praying for peace and safety for you!

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A terrible nights sleep. Terrible! At two in the morning there was a lot of shouting and dog barking and sirens, and I did not bother to get out of the bed to see what it was. And then maybe someone came to knock on my door at 5 am? Maybe? By the time I got there I didnt see anyone.
Sheesh. I’m exsausted. And a full day ahead. Tea! Bring me the tea! Gah. No fiddling about with so so teas this morning, bring me a favorite.


Hoping you get a good night sleep tonight :-)

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drank Rose Darjeeling by Lupicia
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A pot of this during my break today. Whee.
This is a sipdown, and I’ll miss this. Its bold, daring, and I enjoy it a great deal. It probably wont be gone forever, but bye for now!

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drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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Its morning! Booo! But I’ve got this, a good, solid, everyday kind of tea, and its enjoyable and hot an its going to help me wake up. Maybe.

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Ooof, I’m going to be sore tomorrow. Lots of lunges in fencing tonight. I’ll stretch before I go to bed.
A cup of citrus is just what my tastebuds ordered, especially as I sit down to watch some Once Upon a Time (just started, and am obsessed and devouring it in big chunks. I love a fairytale).
Tea and tv. Not a bad evening!

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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