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drank Sunrise Sensation by sTEAp Shoppe
672 tasting notes

I’m not a Cyber-toothed -tiger! (Cyber Monday in the U.S.A.!)

I’ve been in my pink polka-dot jammiesALL DAY’ because I don’t feel well. Over these jammies, I’ve wrapped myself in a red plaid shawl …and I have red fuzzy socks on my feet. When My body aches I drink tea, go to sleep…drink tea…come here and ’I’m Thankful’ that ya’ll can’t see me!

I can’t afford all the sales that are out there today, sorry to say. Maybe next year I’ll be ready for them. We’ll see. I still have lots of tea to drink in my cupboard and some samples from sTEAp Shoppe to review!

This little tea had a curious combo of ingredients. I couldn’t imagine the tea taste. Sometimes, I have an idea of what I’m about to taste. The ones I can’t imagine can be a disaster if the ingredients are weird.
None of the ingredients in this tea were unknown to me, just never imagined together in a tea. Especially curious to me was the Lingonberry which is sweet/tarte little seed-like berries mixed with Black Tea.

Brew Time:
I set the brew time as suggested (2 minutes). My later comment to Janet at sTEAp Shoppe was that I liked a little longer steep (2.5 to 3 minutes) and a 3 minute second steep worked well also.

Taste:
I didn’t expect this tea to taste fantastic. Lack of respect on my part. I should know better!

At first, before the fruit flavors developed in the black tea, it tasted like yummy Black Tea with Vanilla.
Then, with a little longer steeping…the Honey flavor developed and a little Lingonberry, which was so light, popped up in the background.

Goodness…this tea was so full of rich, layered flavors that it caught me off guard.

Even though there are Maple Sugar Crystals in the tea, you don’t taste Maple. What you taste is Vanilla Honey woven with a Caramel Trio of Black Tea’s and a subtle hint of Lingonberry (like Jam).

This was like having a European layered pastry. A waffle!

So, good. FYI, BTW …(I sweetened my dessert waffle tea!)

Ysaurella

hope you’ll get better soon Bonnie – I am wrapped in a red fleece plaid every evening …you’ll lend me your red socks one day :)

Bonnie

But Ysaurella, your red fleece plaid is in France which makes it ‘haute couture’ and mine is in the U.S. and is ‘haute Macy’s’!

Ysaurella

it is a Spanish one from casa shop ;)

TheTeaFairy

Oh Bonnie, what a vision you must be :-) One can only feel better wearing pink polka-dot jammies!

Bonnie

Unless it’s KS or Mrmopar or Roughage…but one can never tell.

TheTeaFairy

Oh, never underestimate men’s secret wishes!!

BoxerMama

LOL! Loving this banter!

Bonnie

MAN UP! WHICH ONE HAS PINK POLKA DOT JAMMIES! (You know this is the end of sample/swaps from these guys!)

TheTeaFairy

(Hush, Hush, they don’t know we know about their little secret…)

mrmopar

Haha I got a pair of fuzzy red slippers…story later..bonnie you will get a kick from this story!

Bonnie

Knew it!

Indigobloom

Feel better soon Bonnie!!

Bonnie

Sanks u bloomer!

Indigobloom

Yousa most welcome! (JarJar Binks anyone?

Nik

Aww, I hope you’re feeling better already, Bonnie! No pink polka-dots here, but I love animated characters and especially anything Cookie Monster (as some of you may already know). Currently I’m wearing my Grinch pyjamas and listening to holiday music. =)

Amariel

How did you get the text to change colours in this note?

Bonnie

There’s a page somewhere that explains lots of tricks. Can’t remember.

Sil

heather – it was on the first page or so of the discussion threads if you still haven’t found it…

Amariel

Thanks!

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Ysaurella

hope you’ll get better soon Bonnie – I am wrapped in a red fleece plaid every evening …you’ll lend me your red socks one day :)

Bonnie

But Ysaurella, your red fleece plaid is in France which makes it ‘haute couture’ and mine is in the U.S. and is ‘haute Macy’s’!

Ysaurella

it is a Spanish one from casa shop ;)

TheTeaFairy

Oh Bonnie, what a vision you must be :-) One can only feel better wearing pink polka-dot jammies!

Bonnie

Unless it’s KS or Mrmopar or Roughage…but one can never tell.

TheTeaFairy

Oh, never underestimate men’s secret wishes!!

BoxerMama

LOL! Loving this banter!

Bonnie

MAN UP! WHICH ONE HAS PINK POLKA DOT JAMMIES! (You know this is the end of sample/swaps from these guys!)

TheTeaFairy

(Hush, Hush, they don’t know we know about their little secret…)

mrmopar

Haha I got a pair of fuzzy red slippers…story later..bonnie you will get a kick from this story!

Bonnie

Knew it!

Indigobloom

Feel better soon Bonnie!!

Bonnie

Sanks u bloomer!

Indigobloom

Yousa most welcome! (JarJar Binks anyone?

Nik

Aww, I hope you’re feeling better already, Bonnie! No pink polka-dots here, but I love animated characters and especially anything Cookie Monster (as some of you may already know). Currently I’m wearing my Grinch pyjamas and listening to holiday music. =)

Amariel

How did you get the text to change colours in this note?

Bonnie

There’s a page somewhere that explains lots of tricks. Can’t remember.

Sil

heather – it was on the first page or so of the discussion threads if you still haven’t found it…

Amariel

Thanks!

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

Location

Fort Collins,Colorado

Website

http://www.teaandincense.com

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