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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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I haven’t felt much like drinking tea lately, and even less like writing about it. My dog of 14 years passed away over the weekend and the days leading up to it were pretty tough. I’m trying to hold it together so my kids don’t see me lose it completely, but whenever I have a moment to myself I’m a mess. But I need to return to my new normal and get back to some of the things that make me happy. Two of which are tea and steepster.

So I made this one today as it will last over and over so I didn’t have to think about what tea to have next. I saw Bonnie say to add cream and sugar in someone else’s comment so I gave it a try. I steeped it for 5 or so and added the cream and sugar and it was like drinking caramel. I had that over and over today. This is a really yummy tea, especially doctored just a bit.

Kittenna

I’m so sorry to hear about you dog :( Hopefully you can take some comfort in returning to old routines (e.g. tea/Steepster).

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your dog.

Kaylee

Condolences on the death of your dog. I hope the memory of the many wonderful years you had together will help carry you through this sad time.

tigress_al

Sorry for your loss. Dogs are pretty special animals

Nxtdoor

I’m so sorry for your loss.

K S

I don’t know how old your kids are but I am sure they are mourning as well. Hang on to the memories and each other.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Sorry about your canine friend passing! Pets are very precious.

ashmanra

I am so sorry! It breaks our hearts because they fill our hearts so much.

greenteafairy

I’m so sorry to hear this.

Tea Sipper

I am so sorry to hear you lost your dog!

Nicole

Aw… that’s hard. Sorry to hear.

ifjuly

This is really late to the party (I just tried this for the first time tonight). I am sorry to hear about your dog.

That is really good to know someone as experienced as Bonnie says it’s ok to put milk and sugar in a pu erh—I was thinking for some reason pu erh would be one of those tea types people think should never be adulterated, but this is so INTENSE I’ve been thinking some milk would help. I mean I know I can do whatever I want really, but still, it’s reassuring.

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Kittenna

I’m so sorry to hear about you dog :( Hopefully you can take some comfort in returning to old routines (e.g. tea/Steepster).

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your dog.

Kaylee

Condolences on the death of your dog. I hope the memory of the many wonderful years you had together will help carry you through this sad time.

tigress_al

Sorry for your loss. Dogs are pretty special animals

Nxtdoor

I’m so sorry for your loss.

K S

I don’t know how old your kids are but I am sure they are mourning as well. Hang on to the memories and each other.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Sorry about your canine friend passing! Pets are very precious.

ashmanra

I am so sorry! It breaks our hearts because they fill our hearts so much.

greenteafairy

I’m so sorry to hear this.

Tea Sipper

I am so sorry to hear you lost your dog!

Nicole

Aw… that’s hard. Sorry to hear.

ifjuly

This is really late to the party (I just tried this for the first time tonight). I am sorry to hear about your dog.

That is really good to know someone as experienced as Bonnie says it’s ok to put milk and sugar in a pu erh—I was thinking for some reason pu erh would be one of those tea types people think should never be adulterated, but this is so INTENSE I’ve been thinking some milk would help. I mean I know I can do whatever I want really, but still, it’s reassuring.

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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