The Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box arrived yesterday! WOW, it’s HUGE!
I immediately sat down with my laptop & 2 additional boxes. I put all the teas on my futon, (photo coming soon), & then made a list of all the teas, dividing them between the 3 boxes:
“No Thanks” went back into the original box. This is anything with artificial flavors, or just something I have no interest in, for one reason or another.
“Sample” I think that’s pretty self-explanatory. These are teas that might be interesting to try once, but once sampled will most likely end up in the “No Thanks” box.
“This one is mine” Originally titled, “I’m keeping this sh*t!” I guess you know that those are the ones I’m keeping to drink after the box is back on it’s way.

I’m at Tony’s for most of the weekend, with the exception of leaving for part of tomorrow to go play a wedding. I brought several of the tea samples with me, & I included the fig formosa in the sampling category because I love figs, especially fresh figs, & I figured, “Why not”. Unsweetened it is meh ;p
Sweetened, it tastes like grapejuice. There is oolong in there, but I’m not sure where. There are lots of flowers. Definitely going in the “no thanks” box.

Awkward Soul

Woot, the teabox arrived! it is quite a monster, but yeah, quite a bit I wasn’t into either, but there was crazy amount of selection for sure.

Tea Sipper

THAT is an awesome system! It helps all the choices from becoming overwhelming.

Terri HarpLady

Given the number of teas in the box (98), it seemed like the easiest way to handle them! It really is an amazing array of teas, with something for everybody!

ashmanra

This has to be the very same one I bought at Tin Roof Teas, even has the same name. Definitely tastes like grape juice, and doesn’t scratch my oolong itch at all. But last week I had people over and three of them drank 96 ounces of this. I really hoped for lots of fig flavor, but I got grape Kool-Aid or Dimetapp vibe more than anything else.

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Awkward Soul

Woot, the teabox arrived! it is quite a monster, but yeah, quite a bit I wasn’t into either, but there was crazy amount of selection for sure.

Tea Sipper

THAT is an awesome system! It helps all the choices from becoming overwhelming.

Terri HarpLady

Given the number of teas in the box (98), it seemed like the easiest way to handle them! It really is an amazing array of teas, with something for everybody!

ashmanra

This has to be the very same one I bought at Tin Roof Teas, even has the same name. Definitely tastes like grape juice, and doesn’t scratch my oolong itch at all. But last week I had people over and three of them drank 96 ounces of this. I really hoped for lots of fig flavor, but I got grape Kool-Aid or Dimetapp vibe more than anything else.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

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.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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