And here is the third selection from the April TOMC. The appearance of this one is long gently twisted leaves, the color of dark ash, with tan, mahogany, & greenish tinges here & there.

The aroma is of roasted caramelized stone fruit, again I’m thinking peaches or apricots. This is a sweet, creamy, fruity tea, with more of a darker kind of roasting that I tend to prefer in Oolongs. In the later steepings there was a bit of the incense quality similar to the Dancong.

Lynne-tea

How on earth do you already have the TOMC?! Its the 15th today!

Terri HarpLady

I know! I always seem to get it before anyone else! The PO lines from Minnesota to St. Louis must just super fast.

teabird

Funny – my TOMC is in the mail, and I didn’t know what was in it yet, but was just randomly in the mood for this tea today! Fortunately I had some already :)

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Lynne-tea

How on earth do you already have the TOMC?! Its the 15th today!

Terri HarpLady

I know! I always seem to get it before anyone else! The PO lines from Minnesota to St. Louis must just super fast.

teabird

Funny – my TOMC is in the mail, and I didn’t know what was in it yet, but was just randomly in the mood for this tea today! Fortunately I had some already :)

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My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

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