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I have new neighbors! And they are perfect. She drinks tea and has 2 boys that are right around the same age as my little man and they love playing together. They came over yesterday for some playing and we were going to have some tea. She warned me ahead of time that she pretty much only drinks tea with milk and honey (which is totally fine, I do that with several of my teas, and used to do it with all of them!)

But I thought I’d give her something she’d enjoy straight. There is a sense of accomplishment (I know, weird) that comes with realizing you enjoy tea totally straight. At least there was for me. Given my luck with Butiki’s wild mountain black with my father in law, this seemed like another good one to give her.

I used my little orchid yixing pot that is just too adorable for words and dumped a ton of leaves in it. Then we just had cup after cup of it. She was totally blown away and was super excited that she found a tea she enjoys drinking straight. It was also cool to talk to her about yixing pots and the history behind them and explain leaf hoppers. We’ve decided to make a weekly playdate/tea party as she is curoius to learn more.

These taiwanese teas are great converter teas. They can convert anyone!

Sil

that’s so awesome! I wish i had someone in the building who would come have tea with me…epsecially on weekends! :)

TastyBrew

Yeah, it’s pretty great all around. The boys yell at each other across the fence and then we’ll send them to one side or the other and sit and relax. We moved to a new house a year ago and it’s not as much of a neighborhood as the place we left so I was worried the kids wouldn’t have that ‘neighborhood’ experience, but it worked out great!

Nicole

That sounds awesome!

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Sil

that’s so awesome! I wish i had someone in the building who would come have tea with me…epsecially on weekends! :)

TastyBrew

Yeah, it’s pretty great all around. The boys yell at each other across the fence and then we’ll send them to one side or the other and sit and relax. We moved to a new house a year ago and it’s not as much of a neighborhood as the place we left so I was worried the kids wouldn’t have that ‘neighborhood’ experience, but it worked out great!

Nicole

That sounds awesome!

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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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