Yes, I’m drinking this again, even though I have a whole bunch of flavored black teas at my disposal. I guess I’m just in an unflavored black tea phase! I have about 2 cups worth of this one left. I’m getting a lot of dark chocolate from it today. Yum!

Gotta get my rear in gear, stop stalking my orders from Butiki and Teavivre, and go running before it gets too hot! Has anyone gotten a shipping note from Stacy yet from her big sale? I suppose the 6 business days aren’t over yet, but I’m so anxious to enjoy the teas I ordered!


I got a shipping note from Stacy I want to say Friday….no, Thursday.

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I got a shipping note from Stacy I want to say Friday….no, Thursday.

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Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)


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