673 Tasting Notes

Thank you Teavivre for this sample tea!

At first, I underbrewed this tea. It was very pale and delicate…

I let the leaves steep longer in the gaiwan, observing the transformation…playing with the water, moving the lid back and forth in a figure eight then straining the liquor.

The color had changed only a half tone and the taste was as it should be. A delicate whisper.

The flavor was a thin coat of unsalted sweet butter brushed lightly across my tongue, tingling towards the back and a subtle floral finish.

I would never drink this tea in the morning. I’d roll over and go back to sleep if this was next to my bed.

It’s too…relaxing…it…floats in my mind…like sunbeams flickering through the trees.

I’m sipping this Ali Shan and I want to sit by a stream, lay in a hammock, watch the Fall leaves waving back and forth…back and forth out my window.

This is a soft, gentle, tranquil tea.

Lovely.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Lovely review!

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Thank you Brenden for the surprise in my mailbox of this sample tea!

The last time I had some tea from Whispering Pines was…well…in the beginning of the company during the short phase where most of the tea’s (if not all) were smoky. There was a lot of feedback from Steepster folks that Brenden listened to (this is what makes a great tea vendor by the way) and now there is a wide variety of tea’s to choose from on his Whispering Pines Website.

I’ll have to admit though, that I hadn’t looked at the website for a long, long time (over a year).

Brenden noticed my lack of attention to his company (he being a regular Steepster hawk), and sent me a couple of tea samples (smart man).

Kudo’s that this Fujian isn’t smoky! It arrived not contaminated with smoke from the other tea’s that Whispering Pines is known for…the outdoorsy tea’s!

I’m not going to play games with a long review. I’ll get right to the point and then explain.

If you love tea’s like chocolaty Laoshan Black or Fujian Black Pearls this is the tea for you!

Brenden doesn’t lie when he discribes his tea as chocolate. It doesn’t taste like barley or bread, just chocolate tea with a hint of malt. Medium thickness, rich and smooth with a gentle fading of the flavor lingering softly in the mouth.

Delicious dessert tea!

This is the only truly chocolaty black tea that I’ve tasted other than Verdant’s and companies that carry Fujian Black Pearls (which are maltier).

If this was a stock, I’d buy it! Winner!

Hope you don’t mind but I’m attaching another little musical piece by my granddaughter with my photo’s. http://youtu.be/bOKtmS5L9BQ
We’re collaborators.

Added note Oct. 4th I just discovered a talent that Brenden from Whispering Pines has… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUYSjbD0kW4&feature=share&list=UUIhSZ7loxDZ7166OavqfrhA

COOL

Sil

interesting. :)

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Last night, after many months explaining the health benifits of tea and constant invitations to join me at Happy Lucky’s Tea House, two members of my Fibromyalgia Support Group showed up at the tea bar!

I was so elated!

Like most (if not all) our group members, these ladies don’t leave their homes unless it’s necessary. It’s just too painful to move and walk even short distances, and a sort of brain fog is a common side effect that comes and goes…making it embarrassing to dialog with other people.

I know how hard it is to function, but being alone is worse!

We sat at the bar where I introduced my friends who graciously served us tea and explained how tea benefits health. Eric served some of his personal tea from a gaiwan before we ordered an herbal blend and finished with Chocolate Aire.

As much as my friends enjoyed the new world of tea, which they did, was gift of inclusion offered to them in the tea shop. They were not outsiders looking in, but accepted. This is what I love about my tea shop, many beloved tea vendors and the people here on Steepster!

It was ‘Food Walk’ evening in Old Town. This is an evening where many shops give out free samples of food as you walk through town every third Friday of the month, and it’s fun! There was a Fall ’Apple" theme, with Apple Pie Tea at the tea shop.

The ladies wanted to try a walk around 1 block. Can you imagine not knowing if your body can take the pain of 1 block?

Off we went to the cheese shop for apples and goat cheese and chedder, then a spice shop for cherries with 5 spice and apple cider…past the outdoor concert where families were dancing and a booth with childrens meals had the biggest Rice Krispie Treats I’ve ever seen!

We made our way in and out around and back to Walnut Street where Happy Lucky’s is located, watching the hummingbird moths gather nectar in the flowers.

Our evening cost under $4 for a pot of tea but was priceless for the joy it gave me to share with these ladies.

Tea is my amazing friend, but it’s meant to be shared.

A note on sharing: (Many already do this, some may like to begin)
When I read about sip-downs it makes me a bit sad, as though tea is something to be gotten rid of. Forgotten, old, unwanted tea once enjoyed or loved.
Consider, instead of ‘sipping down’ unwanted tea’s, could they be sent to a student or struggling Steepster short on funds to buy tea? Newer Steepsters would benefit from the run-off from many of our overstocked, bursting cupboards too. Swapping isn’t always necessary. When one person has nothing in their cupboard to swap gifting would be an act of hospitality! This is the way of tea.

Nxtdoor

Your stories are a great read always. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie

I know tea is something that I drink and I’ve reviewed this one earlier, but the sharing part is just as important…and I can’t help myself…I hope everyone will try and find a place to meet-up with other tea drinkers!

K S

I took the virtual tour of Happy Lucky’s. It is a awesome environment. I would love to see it full of friends (new and old). Post some pictures, if you haven’t already. Provide a link if you have. I so do understand your ladies group. A block might as well be a mile. Often when we go out, if I can’t park a couple spots from the door – I drive off and come back later. Strangely comforting to know others understand and don’t judge.

Bonnie

KS glad you took a look. If you check pinterest or Facebook under Bonnie Johnstone you can find pictures of the shop. I go to the shop at 4:30 Fri. Nite right before town gets crowded for parking. There’s a parking structure a block away which is free on weekends and always free the first two hours when you go to tea otherwise. I use a cane for sidewalk stability. Getting to know your community helps and becoming a regular. There are events going on almost every weekend right outside the door of the tea shop…free and fun!

Bonnie

http://flic.kr/p/dk1JWZ Here’s some flicker photo’s

K S

I clicked on the happy lucky’s set link from the above. There are some pics of the packed house. I can’t even imagine being able to share the passion/addiction/love of tea with a crowd like that. So awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie

They have a big room in the back, the tea bar and tables outside and in the front. Works out. I know from experience when it’s really busy and when it’s not. I bring tea for tasting with the guys at quiet times and Friday evening is more of a Pub Crawl with a bit more noise and meeting of friends. Friday finally quiets down…but it’s all fun!
I hope everyone knows that I’m not trying to brag about my local shop, it’s not mine…I’m fortunate to have it! I write about it so that people will get together and create their own place to share or look for a shop that has a heart like mine! There are fine shops out there if people look for them! Stay away from the commercial chain stores if you want to find the real deal tea shops!

Ali Bee's Bake Shop

really sweet post

CelebriTEA

I love reading your Tea Notes,but this is especially lovely

Bonnie

Thank you CelebriTEA!

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Most people have never tasted Yak Butter Tea made with REAL Yak milk, myself included. So I was very interested when my Steepster friend ‘Roughage’ (who lives in England) sent me a notice that Yunnan Sourcing had just added a salty and sweet versions of real Yak Butter Tea! We had discussed the real taste before, because he had some on a visit to China.
One problem for me is that Yunnan Sourcing has huge shipping costs.
There is however, a Yunnan Sourcing US website that’s way less expensive to order from, so I checked to see if the new tea was available there.

No

I emailed a note…and received a prompt reply from Scott Wilson:

OK… I will eventually offer it on the US site. Thanks for your feedback!
- Scott

Hooray!!

No review of Yak Butter tea on Steepster yet, but an encouraging note that a vendor is willing to supply customers with the tea they want to drink because we ask. This is good to remember.

If you’re in Europe, these two varieties are available now, sweet and salty, for $6.50 a box U.S. Let us know if you try it!

I’ll be waiting for a note from Yunnan U.S. when it’s available!

JustJames

an awesome effort on the part of the vendor….. though i would sniff it alot before actually tri it. yak butter. hmmm.

Bonnie

I like the cow’s milk version and my friends who have had it in China say Yak milk is a little bitter but not much. (A lady friend was in a yurt about a year ago and drank several large bowls so it must be ok).

mrmopar

I have wanted to try this too. I need to get Scott’s email as a few things on the Chinese site I would love if they carried it on the US site.

Bonnie

All I did was send a regular contact note on the Yunnan Sourcing US site and he responded. Let him know you talked to me so that he knows the Steepsters are communicating with each other about the vendors!

mrmopar

Thanks Bonnie, I will email him!

Ag

Wow, never thought I’d see yak butter tea here on Steepster! I had it about eight years ago when I went to Tibet with my uncle and cousins and really enjoyed it. I remember it was very rich and almost reminded me of goat’s milk (it’s been a while since I’ve had either, so my memory might be off). The last time I heard about it was three years ago, when my intro to cultural anthropology professor talked about his research in Tibet. I’m definitely going to have to try some of this if it becomes available on the US site!

Bonnie

You can get this on EBAY but I’ll wait for Yunnan Sourcing US to carry both kinds.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
673 tasting notes

There is never going to be a time that isn’t right for a review of Laoshan Black tea…

this is my favorite…my ‘chicken soup’ cure-all tea!

However, I’m using this today because I wrote about it AGAIN on my blog… www.teaandincense.com

Hear ye hear ye

caile

Your blog is so beautiful.

Bonnie

Oh thank you..thats so nice of you to say! Now the reality is that I took the main photo with the censor and tea balanced on my bed with some scarves. I don’t even know how to use all the settings for my simple camera but I still enjoy myself.

caile

Smiles – I am not good either with technical gadgets etc. But that photo did turn out lovely!
The most beautiful part of your blog though is the content – really, it is so inspiring to me!

Bonnie

I have no tracking so as far as I know, nobody reads it so thank you!

Indigobloom

Thanks for posting. <3 your blog Bonnie!

Bonnie

You’re that kind of person that always makes people feel better when they’re around…like a light in a dark place. That’s you Ibloom…a light!

Indigobloom

Awww you are so sweet Bonnie. I hope you are in a bright place :)

tigress_al

I enjoy your blog as well. Stunning photos! Too bad about the storm. I hope recovery is quick!

Bonnie

Wish you all were here, I’d throw a party!

Indigobloom

One day! we’ll have a visit!

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Thank you to Teavivre for this sample tea!

As always the service from Teavivre is of the highest quality with the best packaging and kind notes from Angel!

Now and then I encounter a tea that is…“not my cup of tea” and there is no way to get around saying it. I can’t possibly love all tea’s… nobody can.
I discovered last year is that I can’t taste some green tea’s whatsoever! A few Butiki’s flavored green tea’s taste like water to me because I can’t taste the base tea. Silly taste buds!

The fault isn’t the tea or Teavivre or me, it’s what happens in human beings.

All that being said, I’ll tell you what the tea tasted like to me and you might chuckle (or not).

I’m a super-taster of sorts due to the health condition I have which gives me a stronger than average sense of taste and smell. I have to be careful not to wear perfumes when I drink tea. I tasted Golden Monkey on two occasions to make sure there wasn’t anything interfering with my senses.

What I tasted both times was like V8 Juice.
Primarily Celery leaf juice, brothy diluted tomato with mixed vegetables. Not the best tasting tea if you know what I mean, but an ok soup.

I know, I know… different than anyone else…yada yada.

I’m a black tea lover not a hater but this one hit the stranger than strange tea alarm in my mouth.

Sorry Angel, this one was a giggler. It happens.

Indigobloom

Soup!! I love soup :P

Bonnie

Hi cutie professional lady!

Indigobloom

hehe hi hi Colorado belle :D

Stoo

Coincidentally, I’m drinking this TeaVivre Golden Monkey Black Tea right now! My allergies-racked taste buds also detect a different taste to this one than TeaVivre’s other black teas but V8 Juice isn’t registering. I’m thinking…hhmmm…something more like…broccoli!

Bonnie

Mmmm breakfast broccoli! I loved the rose black and keemun….um…going to go look for those. You should have added a little lapsang souchong to your broccoli tea since you like it and that would make a soupy cuppa. I’m nuts huh!

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
673 tasting notes

Thank you Stacy for this sample tea!

I sellected Ruby Pie this morning because it matched the beginning to my day. How? It matched the color of the sunrise this morning!

Vibrant rose, streaks of gold and cream… bright lights in a black sky.

I was awake at 5:45 AM, the wind howling hard through the trees and if I hadn’t been disturbed, would have missed the most glorious sunrise.

If you watch the you-tube video (made this morning), the last pictures this special sunrise. My granddaughter Megan’s music is paired with it, as a tribute to the 100 year storm we’ve been through here on the Frontrange.

Here’s the You-Tube morning photo’s with music… be kind, it’s my first attempt! http://youtu.be/vaIUqSXnqDE

Ruby Pie isn’t heavily hibiscus (thank’s Stacy) or too strawberry either. The blend is pie-ish. I like that word, ‘pie-ish’ because it means that Stacy got it right, adding cookies (huh?!) to the tea blend. Comforting, dessert tea.
Stacy’s nuts, so she added those too! Nut’s, crust, berries and a little tang in a colorful combination that makes me chuckle at how creative she can be. (What tea delights will transformulate (made that up) from her brain as she becomes a Whovian?!)

Goodness Stacy!

Butiki Teas

Great video! Love all the pics. Gorgeous sky photos. The music works perfectly, your granddaughter is very talented!

Bonnie

She’s never had a piano lesson…Thanks Stacy.

Butiki Teas

Wow, that’s impressive!

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After the storm

Thanks to all who sent me little notes of encouragement during the 1000 year storm in Colorado last week!

When you live by yourself, kindness is appreciated, especially when my daughter was across the river unable to get to this side of town and her phone and internet was down (poor thing)!

What you’ve seen in the news isn’t ever what is happening on the ground. Anyone who’s been in a major disaster knows what I mean.

The National News (even what you’ll see tonight with Brian Williams) will be all about Boulder, where less than 200 homes were lost. That is a horrible tradgedy!
I don’t mean to underplay what was lost in Boulder, but here in Larimer County we’ve lost 1500 homes, flooding is still happening out on the plains right now, 20,000 homes are damaged and rescue helicopters (the big ones that can carry 20 people) have been flying low over my house since yesterday.

Over 100 people are still missing here…and rescues are going on as I write this!

Bridges, roads, businesses are gone and farm animals will need feed…if not found dead. 13 Post Offices are gone, sewage plants gone. http://youtu.be/IfvfIEMZ0tg A Short from Friday before copters could get in the air for assessment (Monday was the first dry day).

This 1000 year storm is our Katrina.

Tea
Granddaughter Schey called… the phone service was on at the house, and internet so I invited her to tea at Happy Lucky’s and dinner at my house.

Some of the bridges over the Poudre River are open (but not all).

The sun was out, people were flocking into the shop for tea and to talk about the flooding.

I ordered this tea, knowing that Schey loves mint, and we chatted with all the people coming and going. Joe’s mom, Paxton from Firehouse Bookstore, and Maggie (a new tea slinger who lived in China).

When we finished our tea and visit we went to one of the candy shops for malt balls (needed for watching Derek with Ricky Gervais on Netflix). On the way back, we saw something new…which neither of us had seen before. A Hummingbird moth flitting around the flowers in a large flowerpot. It looked like a tiny hummingbird without a beak. http://youtu.be/Jn9zx1gHD6I

I’m mindful at the best and most challenging times of how blessed I am to have kind people in my life. People here on Steepster, kind people at my Tea Shop and a granddaughter who regularly checks up on me and meets me for tea.

If you get a chance to see the new Netflix series Derek, pay attention to the main theme which is kindness. It is charming and refreshing.

Enjoyable to watch with malt balls candy and Chocolate Mints (made some at home too) by the pot! (I’ve indulged myself!)

FYI To people who have sent me tea to review, I have been too distracted with the storms and not sleeping well. Weather alarms, helecopters and all… I couldn’t do a good job reviewing your tea… but will get back to normal soon with some rest.

Sil

So glad you’re safe and staying well Bonnie

looseTman

Agreed! Given all the damage from this 1000 year flood, will you be OK this winter?

Ysaurella

I’m glad you and your family are safe Bonnie, we just have few images here in French news and it looks terrible. they are also only speaking of Boulder and I thought it was because it was “better” in your area…I was wrong, I send you hugs from France

Bonnie

Looseteaman, our snowy months are March and April with an inch here and there the months before. Average rain in the Fall and Winter is almost zero! Our rainy month is May…and this is a semi-arid zone, very dry! Unless we have a 1000 year snow, we’ll be good in the lowlands but there isn’t time to rebuild all the bridges and mountain roads that are gone. The road to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park was destroyed. They get snow up there through more of the year at 7000ft and higher.
Thanks for the hugs Ysaurella! I know you have storms there too!

The fact that more lives have not been reported lost as yet is promising and NO looting at all! 20,000 homes damaged and thousands in shelters and NO looting! There is even feed and hay banks for animals and staging with vets for herds of cattle, horses and goats. The Prairie farms have been flooded, not just the mountains. Tonight one prairie town river is cresting 11feet above flood stage.

And so it is.

Kaylee

Wow. Glad you’re all right!

Thank you for the broader insight into what’s happening. Here’s hoping for a smooth, full, and relatively speedy recovery (one can dream, no?).

Bonnie

I remember when we didn’t hear from people during hurricane Sandy…even Stacy at Butiki had losses and power outages. When theres trouble I worry about my steepster friends!

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Thank’s to Verdant for this sample tea that came with my Laoshan Black order!

Could not go anywhere today, neither could my daughter because of the rain/floods. Not sleeping well until this is over so my review might be squashy. Apologies.

This is one of the tea blends that I had been wanting to try, and it came at the best of times… weather-wise, this has been the worst of times for thousands here in the Colorado floods.

Yesterday was especially hard. My TV had been bleeping frequent emergency warnings for many days. Three nights with not enough sleep caught up with me.

Because of so many road closures and flooding everywhere… I sat and wrote on my blog about the importance of sharing tea with others and said it’s not good to drink tea alone all the time.
When I finished writing, I checked my Facebook, and had a note from Preston (who works at the tea house) inviting me to come to town…and he’d buy me a free pot of tea.

What great timing! I had just written about how sharing tea with others produces kindness and here I was receiving this exact gift.

I arrived as tea slinger Joe was leaving…off shift for the day at 5 PM. He stopped short with his cool bike helmet still on his head to make me some lovely sea urchin tea that he went and pulled from the back room.This was a tea not for sale…but his gift to me.

Sam was sitting at the bar, having a dinner break. He got up, walked over and brought me a ginger cookie (my favorite) to go with my tea.

Preston made me his custom blend with cocoa nibs and puerh. Very tasty!

Like adopted Grandsons, these young men made sure that Tea Shop Grandmother Bonnie was taken care of, not alone in the storm.

I was humbled by them and truly blessed.

If you have time, you might like to read what I wrote before I was summoned to tea. www.teaandincense.com

Tea Review:

For my breakfast tea, I made Sweet Cinnamon Puerh! Perfect rainy weather tea!

I make my own puerh blends using Old Comrade and Laoshan Black with cinnamon chips and cocoa nibs or whatever I want to add…Winter Ginger Blend is good to use with puerh. In the past, some Verdant puerh blends were seasonal and I couldn’t get them so I improvised.

I’ve done pretty well, so I was skeptical about the sweet cinnamon puerh being better than my own blend if I’m being truthful.

I made a small pot of tea and was surprised at the velvety sweetness of the cinnamon.

You can order expensive, sweet ground cinnamon but not chips that are as sweet as Verdant’s…and I’d bet Verdant is producing their own since I remember a conversation about creating spice chips with David Duckler some time ago.

The mint and goji berry add needed complexity but take a back seat to the comforting Cinnabon-like cinnamon.

This is Fall and Winter Puerh! Grandma’s kitchen with baking pies and inviting warmth!

I will purchase this, I can’t replicate the cinnamon and I want it!

caile

Such a lovely post!

looseTman

It’s good to know you haven’t needed a boat! ;-))

Bonnie

No boat! Sadly, over 1200 people are still unaccounted for, 17,000+ homes damaged and roads and highways not just damaged but gone. Bridges gone too. With Winter a few months away…this will be a race to repair access to communities in higher elevations such as Estes Park. Unlike other States, we have one major North/South Highway and it was closed! (May still be) No trucks or cars!
Rescue has been like Katrina by helicopters when the weather was good enough. I’m thankful that my neighborhood is ok.

looseTman

Agreed, there’s no question that CO is in the midst of an unbelievable major disaster similar to Katrina. Thus, I’ve been following your posts to make sure you’re OK. Please excuse my feeble attempt to try and lighten a very sad situation and to express joy that you’re OK despite the massive flooding.

Bonnie

I know my tea grandkids (you and the teahouse crew included) are looking out for me! Latest count on the news right now is 808 missing in just my county (Larimer) so I’m grateful that my whole family is safe!

RogersCK

Glad to hear your family is safe.

Bonnie

Thank you for being so caring!

tigress_al

Hope you and yours stay safe

Bonnie

Today is all about the rescue helicopters going overhead. I’m going outside to the end of the block to photograph them flying into the hills where people have been trapped for days.

looseTman

We’re glad to see you’re still able access Steepster from the flood zone. Is it still raining? Are they still issuing flash flood warnings?

Bonnie

Stopped raining so copters can finally fly in. Flood warnings will continue until tomorrow because rain water flows downhill from 16,000 ft peaks to us at 5000 ft. I’m fine but lots of people don’t be doing well.

Bonnie

Anyone can see my pictures posted as public on Facebook, Bonnie Johnstone

JC

I’m glad you are OK. How’s your daughter doing? Everything ok across the river?

caile

I’m glad you’re still safe!

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drank Cuppa Coffee by sTEAp Shoppe
673 tasting notes

Thanks to Janet for this sample tea still in the testing stage!

Just because I Love Tea doesn’t mean that I ‘hate coffee’!
Coffee was my first love, and occasionally I’ll request a Vietnamese coffee (with sweetened condensed milk) at Happy Lucky’s Tea House. They make it with Chicory Coffee from New Orleans, Community Coffee. It’s so rich that it’s like having a thick, coffee flavored truffle!

I was surprised to see this blend coming from tea lover Janet, but then remembered her location in Northern California where coffee tradition runs deep. Bridging the tea/coffee world is smart.

Chicory as an ingredient is potent. A third the amount of chicory to coffee for brewing is the rule or the result would be too bitter for drinking. The amount used in this blend is perfect and forms a base for the puerh, black tea and espresso.

The use of cocoa nibs didn’t make the blend chocolate flavored but added maltiness and the maple syrup didn’t add maple flavor but added enough sweetness for those wanting to drink the blend with just added milk or straight up.

It’s the allspice that transforms the coffee-tea drink into something different.

Chicory and puerh can be a bit spicy or tangy on their own which would have gone unnoticed except for the addition of allspice.
The allspice whispered chai. I kept going back, refilling my cup and wanting more.

I’m not sure if the name should be changed to Spiced Cuppa Coffee or Exotic or something else…or if the spice isn’t intended is it necessary (even though I liked the allspice quite a bit).

Naturally flavored Puerh blends that Janet has been creating are fun and this is another one that I’ll give a thumbs up!

Just got an invite from Preston and Sam for free pot of tea and a cookie so I’m off…

New blog entry… www.teaandincense.com

Bonnie

BTW for anyone who hears the news about Colorado right now. The rains are still here and there are places we can’t go like the one freeway North to South. Can’t go the 14 miles to church (Loveland) or to my daughter’s across the Poudre river or North or South of town or into the hills of course. I can make it to the tea house. Internet, Phone is down in places (like my daughter’s house). I live at the foot of a dam but it’s 7 miles long and won’t overflow. In some area’s about 30 miles (Loveland) away this is called a 500-1000 year storm. Friends are stranded but this will pass. Everyone is fine really and the sun will shine next week. Have to get past the rain this weekend and to the communities where the roads were distroyed in the mountains higher up like Estes Park. Thanks for all the lovely notes!

Shelley_Lorraine

I was worried it would be flooding here in WY too. It’s been just raining everyday the past week! craziness. Glad to hear that you and your family are well.

Jillian

Stay safe, hon.

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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

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