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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I have a sore throat and I may be fighting off a bug (which makes sense bc the baby is coughing too) so I tried to start the day off with lemon tea. It was THE WORST. Granted it was just safeway brand bagged tea, but… it’s lemon? How do you get that wrong? I had to dump it.

The rest of the day has been ALL ABOUT pumpkin tea! I promised Lis I would send her some, and when I checked my tin to make sure I had lots left (yep!) I started making some.

The first steep I only put water in the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of the cup, and steeped it extra strong. Then I nuked up some cream and used my little wand thing to froth the heck out of it. Then I poured that on top for a DIY latte! It was pretty good, but… lacking in something? Maybe I’m not doing this right, or maybe I should have added sugar. It was good, but it couldn’t compare to my gingerbread latte from starbucks.

Second steep was 5 minutes for a full cup and a heaping spoon of brown sugar added it. That’s more like it. There’s a lot of depth to this tea, and I couldn’t notice it with all that cream. I’m gonna sit and sip away at this and read Game of Thrones while the baby sleeps. She’s been down for half an hour – I hope I get half an hour more to relax! :)

Ozli

___ sounds so good dude! wand thing – like a hand blender?

Cavocorax

Sorta: http://www.aerolatte.com/ I got one as a gift a few years back but stopped using/forgot about it until recently. AIR think they bought it at the Bay?

Oh I should check out the recipes to see how to improve my lattes!

Ozli

ooh thx for the link!

CrowKettle

That does sound relaxing- Pumpkin Chai and brown sugar go so nicely together! Hope you’re enjoying Game of Thrones :)

Cavocorax

Thanks! We watched the first season and I loved it. Now I’m halfway through the first book and am totally hooked. Now that I’ve seen what happens I like reading and guessing what happens in the later books based on hints now.

CrowKettle

Ah, the books and TV show are so addicting!I just finished the second book and it’s a real temptation to pick up the third one right away and ignore my papers.

Cavocorax

Oooh, good luck staying focused! It’ll all be over soon enough… :P (Not like I’m one to talk – the LOTR movies came out during my exam period and I just re-read the entire trilogy while studying… )

CrowKettle

I’m the worst at putting things off- I even procrastinate in layers.
For LOTR, since about age ten, I’ve read the first two books and The Hobbit (movies soon,eh?) a handful of times but I’ve NEVER read Return of the King. It’s disgraceful. This year…maybe? :/

Cavocorax

I can’t wait for the Hobbit movies, although I’m not sure it warranted THREE movies. That’s just overkill.

And you never finished LotR eh? But… Don’t you want to know how it ends? Or are you reluctant to let go? :p Good luck with it, but I can understand getting tired of it – Tolkien sure loved descriptions. I remember skimming large parts…

CrowKettle

Yes, I’m curious to see how they are going to go about making three movies. I’m both skeptical and excited :)

I very much want to know how the books conclude despite the “vivid” descriptions. I think at the time that I first read through the series I was at an age where I didn’t want to imagine anything but the happiest of endings- LotR being the darkest thing I had read at that point. I think I’m finally ready to invest myself in the heavy conclusion! Maybe drinking some of this Pumpkin Chai will help me get through it too ;)

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Ozli

___ sounds so good dude! wand thing – like a hand blender?

Cavocorax

Sorta: http://www.aerolatte.com/ I got one as a gift a few years back but stopped using/forgot about it until recently. AIR think they bought it at the Bay?

Oh I should check out the recipes to see how to improve my lattes!

Ozli

ooh thx for the link!

CrowKettle

That does sound relaxing- Pumpkin Chai and brown sugar go so nicely together! Hope you’re enjoying Game of Thrones :)

Cavocorax

Thanks! We watched the first season and I loved it. Now I’m halfway through the first book and am totally hooked. Now that I’ve seen what happens I like reading and guessing what happens in the later books based on hints now.

CrowKettle

Ah, the books and TV show are so addicting!I just finished the second book and it’s a real temptation to pick up the third one right away and ignore my papers.

Cavocorax

Oooh, good luck staying focused! It’ll all be over soon enough… :P (Not like I’m one to talk – the LOTR movies came out during my exam period and I just re-read the entire trilogy while studying… )

CrowKettle

I’m the worst at putting things off- I even procrastinate in layers.
For LOTR, since about age ten, I’ve read the first two books and The Hobbit (movies soon,eh?) a handful of times but I’ve NEVER read Return of the King. It’s disgraceful. This year…maybe? :/

Cavocorax

I can’t wait for the Hobbit movies, although I’m not sure it warranted THREE movies. That’s just overkill.

And you never finished LotR eh? But… Don’t you want to know how it ends? Or are you reluctant to let go? :p Good luck with it, but I can understand getting tired of it – Tolkien sure loved descriptions. I remember skimming large parts…

CrowKettle

Yes, I’m curious to see how they are going to go about making three movies. I’m both skeptical and excited :)

I very much want to know how the books conclude despite the “vivid” descriptions. I think at the time that I first read through the series I was at an age where I didn’t want to imagine anything but the happiest of endings- LotR being the darkest thing I had read at that point. I think I’m finally ready to invest myself in the heavy conclusion! Maybe drinking some of this Pumpkin Chai will help me get through it too ;)

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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