drank Olivia’s Cup of Bling by Custom
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As my bio states, I am a music teacher – a very blessed one! Yesterday a group of sisters that I teach surprised me with Christmas gifts, and one of the gifts was a tiny tin of tea that the young lady had blended out of her own stash just for me!

I am guessing at the ingredients but I see mostly black tea with some green leaves that are probably blackberry leaves. There are some red petals that the French Teas call poppy but Steepster wouldn’t let me add poppy flowers as an ingredient for some reason. There are also small chunks of sweet zest. (Yes, I ate one!)

The scent of the dry leaves was sweet and I thought I picked up a lot of bergamot. But the tea was completely different from the scent! I sipped it expecting a berry Earl Grey, but what I tasted was a smooth lemony tea. There is no astringency, just fresh, bright lemon taste and a hint of briskness, making me wonder if there is some high grown Ceylon in here as well. My daughter and I drank a pot of this last night, and youngest gave it a thumbs up immediately.

This young lady has done a good job of choosing teas to blend. She is always willing to try new foods at my house, and when she tried homemade kefir she was spot on describing what she was tasting. We may have a gifted culinary artiste on our hands!


What a lovely thoughtful gift!

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What a lovely thoughtful gift!

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve 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 and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

I am also reviewing for Sororitea Sisters now!

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…


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