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I woke up five minutes before class, oops! Grabbed some of this on the way out to have later. This was my favorite of the Earl Greys from my first go around, so I thought it would be nice to have on a morning that started out…not optimally.

So I wrote in my first tasting quote that I love Earl Grey But Moar teas, which is why I thought this stuff was great. This time though….I got soap! I blame Tippy Earl Grey. Or perhaps the water wasn’t hot enough? I was using water cooler water, which I assume does not go all the way up to boiling. It’s kind of tempting to say that going through all of those tastings with the Golden Moon sampler has refined my palate or something, but I refuse to accept the idea that in the space of a couple of weeks my tastes have completely changed regarding Earl Grey.

I guess I’ll bring my rating down. Maybe next time it will taste good again!

In other news I have the Robot Unicorn Attack song stuck in my head. This has nothing to do with my Earl Grey tasting like soap, but it’s not making me feel any better about it.

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Rabs

“Open your eyes…I see…your eyes are open.” How can this song possibly not help make you feel better? ::intentionally smashes unicorn into cliff:: “Shun the non-believer! Shun!!!” (yeah, I know I’m jumping unicorn references, but I can’t help it) ;)

Stephanie

Is that an Erasure song? I haven’t listened to that in ages! I loved that song—it is a happy song. :)

Ewa

It is because, you see, I am not very good at Robot Unicorn Attack ;_;
Also because it is a silly song.

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Rabs

“Open your eyes…I see…your eyes are open.” How can this song possibly not help make you feel better? ::intentionally smashes unicorn into cliff:: “Shun the non-believer! Shun!!!” (yeah, I know I’m jumping unicorn references, but I can’t help it) ;)

Stephanie

Is that an Erasure song? I haven’t listened to that in ages! I loved that song—it is a happy song. :)

Ewa

It is because, you see, I am not very good at Robot Unicorn Attack ;_;
Also because it is a silly song.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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