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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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It snowed about 5 inches here yesterday, which is a lot for Portland. I woke up this morning wanting something warm and cozy. Special dark is like a nice warm blanket that always makes you feel better, whether it be to warm you up, you’re sad, you’re sick, or cough a tad hungover. I’ve had several cups this morning while watching the kids, who are so excited by the snow, play, and the birds go crazy at our bird feeders. My favorite is the little hummingbird who has realized that i keep thawing the nectar so he pretty much just sits on the feeder and eats all day until it’s frozen. Then I bring it in and take out the thawed one. He chirps at me when I bring it out and then takes his perch again. So funny. They are such amazing little creatures.

Garret

Yes! a nice warm blanket – exactly. And a good session with this tea will mos def warm me up on a chilly day. A great pre-sauna sesh with this tea makes the sweat happen much sooner :)

Thank you for the write up!

with gratitude,
Garret

Dinosara

Awww hummingbird! Glad he’s figured out where to get a good meal! :)

OMGsrsly

The hummingbird sounds so cute!

TastyBrew

There are two hummingbirds now and they keep having mini in-air battles. Been taking some slow motion videos with my phone. So cool to see their wings in slow-mo.

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Garret

Yes! a nice warm blanket – exactly. And a good session with this tea will mos def warm me up on a chilly day. A great pre-sauna sesh with this tea makes the sweat happen much sooner :)

Thank you for the write up!

with gratitude,
Garret

Dinosara

Awww hummingbird! Glad he’s figured out where to get a good meal! :)

OMGsrsly

The hummingbird sounds so cute!

TastyBrew

There are two hummingbirds now and they keep having mini in-air battles. Been taking some slow motion videos with my phone. So cool to see their wings in slow-mo.

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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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