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I received a sample of this tea from a swap with an acquaintance on Ravelry.

My dogs often wake me way too early in the morning, and they are not patient about waiting when they want/need to go out. So, many, many mornings I stumble blindly out of bed, let the hounds loose, and grope my way blearily towards the tea kettle. When I am in that state, I want a good, stout breakfast tea that will stand up to a bit of sugar and milk. Something that will metaphorically kick my arse into motion, and not something that is necessarily refined or subtle.

This tea fulfills that requirement for basic stimulation, but adds to it a smoothness, and a sweet caramel smokiness that makes those 5:00 am wakeups into something almost pleasant.

Almost. I’d still rather sleep late, to, say, 5:45 am.

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zeitfliesst

Wow you must be a morning person. 5:45am is still pretty early for me. I only get up that early to catch the World Cup games.

ashmanra

I know exactly the feeling you mention. I call it “waking up frumpled.” This is a great tea for days like that, and if one day you wake up extra frumpled you might like to try Queen Catherine by H&S. It is just a tiny bit stronger and a tad smoky, though a real lapsang drinker would laugh that I called it smoky at all! It is great for kicking my arse into the day!

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zeitfliesst

Wow you must be a morning person. 5:45am is still pretty early for me. I only get up that early to catch the World Cup games.

ashmanra

I know exactly the feeling you mention. I call it “waking up frumpled.” This is a great tea for days like that, and if one day you wake up extra frumpled you might like to try Queen Catherine by H&S. It is just a tiny bit stronger and a tad smoky, though a real lapsang drinker would laugh that I called it smoky at all! It is great for kicking my arse into the day!

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I found my way here from the tea drinking discussion group on Ravelry. I knit, sing, garden, cook and generally putter around on the Gulf Coast. I have a husband and two beagles.

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