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I have a scary story to tell you. It even took place on Halloween! I was out trick or treating with the wee ones while the teenagers stayed home to watch movies. When I arrived home, my mom, told me the teenagers had come down and “gone through” my tea stash (Um, yeah, that was scary on it’s own), but when I looked, all was still in order…

The next day I was cleaning up from the nights festivities and noticed that my brand new yixing tea mug (the one I posted about here: http://tastybrewtea.blogspot.com/2013/10/crazy-cute-new-yixing-mug.html) was missing. Literally, my heart was in my throat. I had only used it once and loved every tiny detail of it. I looked all over and then remembered those teenagers. I went upstairs and found it on the floor, full of hibiscus tea. HOLY $%^&(&^%^&*(!!!!!! So many things wrong with this:

1) Teenager knew it was my new special mug and to NOT touch it.
2) It was left on the floor of a bonus room
3) it was filled with HIBISCUS tea!!!! The worst strongest grossest flavor I would ever want my yixing cup to absorb.

Anyway, after much panic and restrained anger, I cleaned out the mug and put a bunch of scoops of Laoshan Black in it and let it sit all day. Then I did it again yesterday.

Today I’m finally brave enough to see if my mug will insert hibiscus flavor into everything. I chose a strong Laoshan Black to test with and am quite pleased to say I think I avoided a near catastrophe.

Seriously. Teenagers. Argh!

Fjellrev

Wow, of all things, hibiscus too! I’m glad the crisis was averted.

TastyBrew

Yeah, seriously, I think rooibos would even be preferable to hibiscus. And the tea was called “Big Hibiscus” too, from steven smith. I enacted a, ‘you don’t go near any of my tea stuff if I’m not here’ rule for the time being. I like that she’s getting interested in tea so I in no why want to stifle that, but… c’mon… hibiscus tea sitting overnight in my yixing mug? I

MissLena

Oh my goodness, happy to hear it was okay! I probably would have flipped out lol, especially because it was hibiscus! At least they didn’t steal it though!

TastyBrew

Yeah, at first I thought it had gotten broken and then just thrown away. So at least it was still in one piece!

Terri HarpLady

geez, I think that’s scarier than the Zombie movie I just watched!

Nicole

That is one seriously cute mug. So glad it survived.

mpierce87

Eek, hibiscus shudders
I’m glad everything worked out for you though.

Sil

how does this tea compare to verdant’s? (and i’m glad the tea mug survived!)

ifjuly

Ack! Glad it worked out.

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Fjellrev

Wow, of all things, hibiscus too! I’m glad the crisis was averted.

TastyBrew

Yeah, seriously, I think rooibos would even be preferable to hibiscus. And the tea was called “Big Hibiscus” too, from steven smith. I enacted a, ‘you don’t go near any of my tea stuff if I’m not here’ rule for the time being. I like that she’s getting interested in tea so I in no why want to stifle that, but… c’mon… hibiscus tea sitting overnight in my yixing mug? I

MissLena

Oh my goodness, happy to hear it was okay! I probably would have flipped out lol, especially because it was hibiscus! At least they didn’t steal it though!

TastyBrew

Yeah, at first I thought it had gotten broken and then just thrown away. So at least it was still in one piece!

Terri HarpLady

geez, I think that’s scarier than the Zombie movie I just watched!

Nicole

That is one seriously cute mug. So glad it survived.

mpierce87

Eek, hibiscus shudders
I’m glad everything worked out for you though.

Sil

how does this tea compare to verdant’s? (and i’m glad the tea mug survived!)

ifjuly

Ack! Glad it worked out.

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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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