(Reposted this older review under the new tea heading for Happy Lucky’s online… this CTC is very inexpensive and a staple kick in the pants caffeine boost when I need a strong tea that tastes good! )

As soon as Andy puts the information on the website, i’ll review their new Ugandan CTC which is unique. I’m loving these new tea’s from small farms in Africa and Happy Lucky’s makes sure the sourcing is ethical!…stay tuned!

I was out and about, running errands and stopped in at Happy Luckys to meet up with tea guru Eric (who works at Happy Lucky’s) to taste some Pu-erh that I received from a Steepster friend. That review will be on my blog in a few days and is remarkable!

When we finished our Puerh tasting, I still wanted some tea! Our little delicate cups of gentle Shu were wonderful but now it was time to pour the big lady serious tea and get down and dirty.

I was sitting at the bar.
I wanted a pot of Lucky Tea House’s finest black tea. Now.
Sam looked at Eric and said under his breath, “How about the Kenyan Ajiri?…no, no, it’s too strong…well…maybe she would like it, she likes strong tea. What do you think?”
“Hum, Eric laughed, maaaybe, OK.”

Then they turned to me.
“Let’s do it guys, I’m that kind of gal, wild and crazy! Set it up!” I said.

First, Sam brought me a tin of the super-small black leaves
(they looked more like poppy seeds) which smelled salty and savory.

Then, the wet leaves which were smaller than coffee grinds were presented with a very malty, rich aroma.

Last the dark brown liquor which was very strong tasting, and I liked it! It wasn’t smoky or malty but tasted solid and a bit fruity. I sipped for awhile.

I then added some cream (I was told the tea was too strong to drink plain but found it to be smooth enough for me).
After drinking a full mug of tea, I ordered a ginger cookie to eat along with my tea. The taste of these two together was out of this world! I’m a bit of a ginger cookie, black tea lover. An addiction as a treat!

A great piece of information!
100% of the profits from the tea sales of AJIRI goes to pay for uniforms and books for orphans in Western Kenya! What a great way to
enjoy tea and help others!

Check out www.ajirifoundation.com

Asante sana (thank you very much!) http://flic.kr/p/dphd5h

Terri HarpLady

I want a ginger cookie!

Bonnie

I love-um with strong black tea!

Terri HarpLady

I need to come up with a gluten free ginger cookie recipe…

Bonnie

If you want an easy out, make a ginger spice rice crispy treat. I made lemon coconut cardamom squares yesterday.

Roughage

Happy Lucky’s have an online store now? Ooh, is it time to order large quantities of their smoky LS?

Bonnie

Yes happyluckys.com you can see the wall choose by country or type and so on. If you’ve never had Ajiri etc it’s cheap, strong and a good morning kick. Take a look at the English and Scots Breakfast Blends (Joe created these). Chocolate Tea (Tisano chocolate hulls) is very good and not easy to get. I add this to puerh. Check out the spices…they have Real cinnamon chips and other ingredients to add to tea. Make sure they don’t charge you U.S. tax by accident.

Roughage

My wallet is not happy with you for pointing this out, Bonnie! I, on the other hand, am very pleased to see this. :)

Bonnie

By U.S. and probably British standards they aren’t expensive ( not sure about the shipping).

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Terri HarpLady

I want a ginger cookie!

Bonnie

I love-um with strong black tea!

Terri HarpLady

I need to come up with a gluten free ginger cookie recipe…

Bonnie

If you want an easy out, make a ginger spice rice crispy treat. I made lemon coconut cardamom squares yesterday.

Roughage

Happy Lucky’s have an online store now? Ooh, is it time to order large quantities of their smoky LS?

Bonnie

Yes happyluckys.com you can see the wall choose by country or type and so on. If you’ve never had Ajiri etc it’s cheap, strong and a good morning kick. Take a look at the English and Scots Breakfast Blends (Joe created these). Chocolate Tea (Tisano chocolate hulls) is very good and not easy to get. I add this to puerh. Check out the spices…they have Real cinnamon chips and other ingredients to add to tea. Make sure they don’t charge you U.S. tax by accident.

Roughage

My wallet is not happy with you for pointing this out, Bonnie! I, on the other hand, am very pleased to see this. :)

Bonnie

By U.S. and probably British standards they aren’t expensive ( not sure about the shipping).

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