drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
135 tasting notes

Oh Rum Raisin, how I’ve missed you! You have been out of stock for many, many months – how could Lupicia let this happen?

I have greatly missed your raisin and vanilla bean flecked tea base. Post steep, you greet me with a sweet rumminess that cries out for a little cream and sugar. I willingly oblige. In return, my cup wafts with the sinful smell that has others wondering if this tea drinker has spiked her cup. Giddy, she eats the lone raisin from her steeped leaves.

You have found your way home, back into my cupboard where your four bags have been properly tined – always at attention, waiting to be enjoyed. To many, many cups of happiness, may my tin never be empty.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
gmathis

Sounds wonderful. I’ve been reading a plausible sequel to “Treasure Island;” I should be swigging something rummy as I read!

Bonnie

Now that’s a good question! Start a thread on book and tea pairings!

gmathis

Search a little in “discussions” and I think you’ll find one started some time back—but it’s been a while since anybody added to it.

gmathis

(Of course, I loved “Muppet Treasure Island” so much, I can’t see anybody but Tim Curry as Long John Silver as I read.)

gmathis

Oh, pooh. I’ve forgotten how to edit comments, so I’ll just string on another one: http://steepster.com/discuss/1172-novel-teas-what-to-sip-while-youre-reading?page=2

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gmathis

Sounds wonderful. I’ve been reading a plausible sequel to “Treasure Island;” I should be swigging something rummy as I read!

Bonnie

Now that’s a good question! Start a thread on book and tea pairings!

gmathis

Search a little in “discussions” and I think you’ll find one started some time back—but it’s been a while since anybody added to it.

gmathis

(Of course, I loved “Muppet Treasure Island” so much, I can’t see anybody but Tim Curry as Long John Silver as I read.)

gmathis

Oh, pooh. I’ve forgotten how to edit comments, so I’ll just string on another one: http://steepster.com/discuss/1172-novel-teas-what-to-sip-while-youre-reading?page=2

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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