Steeps 3 and 4 of this flavored oolong sent by K S – thank you!

These are so different from the first! The oolong is coming forward as the Meyer lemon and lime flavors start to fade. By fade, I mean they are coming down to the normal level of flavoring you would expect to find in a flavored tea. I don’t mean that in a bad way – quite the opposite. The first two steeps are candy candy candy! I don’t add sweetener, but if you did I bet you would feel like a kid in a candy store on allowance day. And it is a strong citrus flavor without being perceived as tart.

Now we have a nicely flavored adult beverage, still sweet and tasty enough to be a treat, but not candy-like anymore. I love how many good steeps you get from this tea without telling yourself you are saving money by resteeping on the last cup just to get through it because it is so weak. Four steeps, and this one isn’t weak yet.

Thank you, K S!

gmathis

Horton’s Dime Store! We’d stock up on Lik’M’Aid and those nasty wax pop bottle things; Swee-Tarts and Necco wafers—-major fourth grade status symbols on the bus :)

ashmanra

Fayetteville Drug Company here! Wax pop bottles – NASTY? No way! LOL! But Necco wafers, ick! My friend loves them, though. Sweetarts were my favorite, and Smarties! And what fun to chew some overly sweet bubblegum until it started to lose its flavor, then wrap it around a Spree and chew until the Spree was gone, then wrap it around another…oh, Lik’M’Aid definitely! And how I cried every time my mother cut my hair into a pixie cut. Then she finally let me start to grow it out, and I remember in third grade it was the perfect length for the wind to blow the ends right into my Charms Blow Pop. My hair was frequently crispy on the sides! LOL! How about Sixlets? Did you get those? Tom’s Peanut Butter Logs? Mary Janes? Sugar Daddies and even better, Sugar Babies!

gmathis

Should your travels ever take you to Branson, MO, there’s a bona fide Dick’s Five and Dime in the older section of town where you can get ’em all, plus Teaberry gum. Major tourist attraction; aisles are always packed.

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gmathis

Horton’s Dime Store! We’d stock up on Lik’M’Aid and those nasty wax pop bottle things; Swee-Tarts and Necco wafers—-major fourth grade status symbols on the bus :)

ashmanra

Fayetteville Drug Company here! Wax pop bottles – NASTY? No way! LOL! But Necco wafers, ick! My friend loves them, though. Sweetarts were my favorite, and Smarties! And what fun to chew some overly sweet bubblegum until it started to lose its flavor, then wrap it around a Spree and chew until the Spree was gone, then wrap it around another…oh, Lik’M’Aid definitely! And how I cried every time my mother cut my hair into a pixie cut. Then she finally let me start to grow it out, and I remember in third grade it was the perfect length for the wind to blow the ends right into my Charms Blow Pop. My hair was frequently crispy on the sides! LOL! How about Sixlets? Did you get those? Tom’s Peanut Butter Logs? Mary Janes? Sugar Daddies and even better, Sugar Babies!

gmathis

Should your travels ever take you to Branson, MO, there’s a bona fide Dick’s Five and Dime in the older section of town where you can get ’em all, plus Teaberry gum. Major tourist attraction; aisles are always packed.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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