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Ordered this at the beginning of September and here it is a month later that I get around to drinking it. I brewed two cups for the recommended three minutes, transferred the tea to a warmed pot with some milk already in it, topped up with cold milk until it was the proper tawny milky color, and took it to a morning meeting. On the first sip I was immediately reminded of the tea served to me when I was bumped up to first class on British Air in the late ‘80s on a flight from London to Edinburgh. I was tired from the trans-Atlantic part of my journey and the tea was so tasty, so nourishing and calming at the same time, and, barely out of my teenagerdom, I felt so sophisticated enjoying a proper cup of morning tea in a real china cup along with my complimentary wee packet of Twix bars, as we looked down on grey clouds and smidges of England below. It wasn’t fancy but it was gooood. Made the difference in my morning then, just as this tea did on a dull Thursday morning meeting these many years later. Just for laughs I brewed a second pot from the spent tea, using only one cup of water and brewing it for five minutes. It tasted dusty — just like a cup of tea made with an okay teabag.

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Bonnie

Hi there..hope I’m not repeating myself. If you look at the discussion board for newbies, you’ll find information about how to get free tea from Teavivre. No strings! I’ve been enjoying their tea for almost two years. All I have to do is write a review on what I get. There are traveling tea boxes with samples. Good way to try tea. My favorite companies don’t use artificial flavors. I’m picky! If you ever have questions drop me a message above!

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Bonnie

Hi there..hope I’m not repeating myself. If you look at the discussion board for newbies, you’ll find information about how to get free tea from Teavivre. No strings! I’ve been enjoying their tea for almost two years. All I have to do is write a review on what I get. There are traveling tea boxes with samples. Good way to try tea. My favorite companies don’t use artificial flavors. I’m picky! If you ever have questions drop me a message above!

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A highly domesticated creature living in the outer boroughs of New York City.

Dad worked for Lipton, but we drank Swee-Touch-Nee instead. Later found out that “Swee-Touch-Nee” is a rough transliteration of the Russian word for flowery: цветочной.

I am a foodie first and a tea drinker second. But one informs the other, of course.

My tea preferences vary according to season and weather. I know just what to do with a raw cold wet dark winter day: East Frisian with milk! On the other end of my taste range is Tazo’s Cucumber White, chilled – a good antidote for a humid hot stagnant summer day. Middle ground: Frances Bissell’s Special Blend Ceylon; Upton’s Mincing Lane Black Tea Blend; Scottish Breakfast; Upton’s Baker Street Black Tea Blend.

I am still exploring and learning about tea. Think of me as an advanced beginner.

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