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I was out at the salon today to get rid of my gray. I know I should be growing old gracefully, but surely a little upkeep is allowed. Anyway, the Queen was there to pick me up upon the offer of a cup of hot water. Since I usually travel with some kind of tea in my purse, I am always ready. I am glad I chose this one, because I am not ever disappointed when I do.

JacquelineM

I decided not to color my hair anymore, and am waiting for a dramatic streak of grey so I can be distinguished, but I have like, a couple paltry ones! Tap, tap, tap feet! C’mon grey hairs!

teawing

Just be glad you have hair to color or not…I won’t have any gray if I keep losing at this rate! The beard however, is another story! Alas, teawing the gray!

ashmanra

I told my hubby how much I appreciate him going gray before me, and most of it is in the beard! You know what they say…as you get older, your hair either turns gray or it turns loose!

SimplyJenW

Yes, but my hubby looks distinguished with the gray. Me, not so much.

ashmanra

Fortunately, I am still in the pluck them when I see them stage, but that will eventually lead to baldness, I guess! JacquelineM sent me a book and a model was quoted as saying something like, “I can’t wait to grow old. White hair, bones, and diamonds!”. At this rate, my bones won’t be showing. I am too fluffy!

SimplyJenW

No threat of any bones showing here, either. But diamonds might be nice!

Jenn

Screw growing old gracefully! I’m blonde with highlights, but I have noticed some squirrely recently that I suspect are greys. sigh I would just love to have completly clear skin for a few months before the wrinkles set in. Is that too much to ask? Oh, and, no bones here either :)

Jenn

*double sigh * I meant to write “squirrely hairs” because otherwise the sentance makes no sense.

gmathis

It is absolutely no fair to have to deal with pimples, wrinkles, and those confounded stray hairs on your chin all at the same time.

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JacquelineM

I decided not to color my hair anymore, and am waiting for a dramatic streak of grey so I can be distinguished, but I have like, a couple paltry ones! Tap, tap, tap feet! C’mon grey hairs!

teawing

Just be glad you have hair to color or not…I won’t have any gray if I keep losing at this rate! The beard however, is another story! Alas, teawing the gray!

ashmanra

I told my hubby how much I appreciate him going gray before me, and most of it is in the beard! You know what they say…as you get older, your hair either turns gray or it turns loose!

SimplyJenW

Yes, but my hubby looks distinguished with the gray. Me, not so much.

ashmanra

Fortunately, I am still in the pluck them when I see them stage, but that will eventually lead to baldness, I guess! JacquelineM sent me a book and a model was quoted as saying something like, “I can’t wait to grow old. White hair, bones, and diamonds!”. At this rate, my bones won’t be showing. I am too fluffy!

SimplyJenW

No threat of any bones showing here, either. But diamonds might be nice!

Jenn

Screw growing old gracefully! I’m blonde with highlights, but I have noticed some squirrely recently that I suspect are greys. sigh I would just love to have completly clear skin for a few months before the wrinkles set in. Is that too much to ask? Oh, and, no bones here either :)

Jenn

*double sigh * I meant to write “squirrely hairs” because otherwise the sentance makes no sense.

gmathis

It is absolutely no fair to have to deal with pimples, wrinkles, and those confounded stray hairs on your chin all at the same time.

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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