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drank Troika by Kusmi Tea
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I was reading fairy tales this morning (Jorinde and Joringle, and Hans the Hedgehog) and then topped it off with watching a Russian animated tale called Hedgehog in the Fog, which is completely adorable animation-wise. You can find a subtitled version on Youtube if you wish.

After all that, I wanted a Russian tea to drink, even if I don’t have a samovar to bubble at me all day. I picked out Troika, which is lovely and citrusy. Not sure if it’s terribly Russian really though. I mean, how many orange trees grow on the Steppes? If I were living in the Steppes or in a deep Russian forest, I think I would want something smokey and somewhat spicy.

But in a suburb of America, reading fairy tales, it makes for a nice cup of tea. The citrus flavors are mild, and taste good made into a latte with sugar and half & half.

I still want a samovar though…

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
inguna

Hedgehog in the Fog is one of the best animations ever.

Skulleigh

It’s so charming!

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inguna

Hedgehog in the Fog is one of the best animations ever.

Skulleigh

It’s so charming!

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, I received a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

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