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So everybody seemed to be having froot tea today, and I was filled with the urge to have some myself, but! I had no fruity tea! It’s all desserts, or minty stuff, or earl greys, or straight blacks or chais or…well, not fruity anyway.

But then I found this! I mean, it’s still a black, but it’s at least blueberry flavored, so that’s you know, close enough. This was a souvenir from mum’s trip to Alaska, and other than being charmed by the fact that the name is stupidly long (Story aside! When I was an undergrad I was in a program called Plan II, which was an interdisciplinary honors program that offered a general education and was characterized by the fact that all of it’s classes had ridiculously long names, let me try to remember some of them for you: Religious Sectarianism And Civil Violence in Modern Times; Emerging Selves: The Autobiographical Impulse in Women’s Writing; War Games, Military Intelligence And Other Oxymorons. They were ALL LIKE THAT. Ever since, I have had a weakness for things with stupidly long names) I was somewhat skeptical. Icewine? Yeah, sure ok. I am not even sure that is a real drink (it is).

The tea (it’s in bags, I know, ew) doesn’t really smell like anything except black tea. Once steeped though, I start to get the blueberry. And indeed, if it were just called blueberry tea, it would be great! Exactly what it says on the box! Well-balanced! And I’m a big fan of blueberries, so awesome all around! But…where’s the Icewine? Now, as revealed by my skepticism of it existing, I have no idea how Icewine tastes, so that COULD be the problem. But when the box says “contains real icewine” on the side, you are expecting something noticeable! Oh well, at least it’s tasty.

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__Morgana__

Plan II eh? Bet I know where you graduated from. :-)

Rabs

Icewine? Never heard of it – must google it!

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__Morgana__

Plan II eh? Bet I know where you graduated from. :-)

Rabs

Icewine? Never heard of it – must google it!

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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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