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drank Love Heart by Niks Tea
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This is another amazing tea sent to me by the most generous Hallieod.
It makes me a little sad though. I just bought a condo, am still unpacking and settling in and I’m going to have to sell it.
All the wonderful teas that Hallieod has sent me has made me realize that I LOVE European Teas. I need to move to Europe. I need to win the lottery and move to Europe – I’m thinking Rome. I can live a life of leisure and drink amazing teas all the time. ;))

Oh yeah the tea, I don’t have much to say other than – Fantastic, Amazing, Best Raspberry Tea ever. I made it hot and adored it, can’t wait to try it cold!!!!!

Hallieod

Hah – I was completely worried on reading that you were going to have to sell your condo! Shouldn’t do anything before 2nd caffeine hit of the morning. Your new life in Rome sounds brilliant. I’m happy to be your European tea mule until you’re settled there though. :)

yyz

Rome is great! But let me recommend a town in Le Marche, Italy, named Urbania if you were so lucky to win the lottery. For a town of 3000, it has an opera house, Many beautiful cafes and restaurants including ones where you can sit down and have tea without having to pay extra for the privilege. Has great hiking and outdoor activities near by. Has a fabulous market and is in an area of Italy that has many markets with nice quality items. It is near the birthplace of Raphael, and is under 3 hours from Bologna, and Florence. It has a great community and is the type of place where one often has prosecco for breakfast if you wish.

Nxtdoor

Let’s just run away to Romania. It’s cheaper and from there you can go practically anywhere in Europe.

Dexter

LOL Awesome, would love to be able to try more of those amazing teas!!
Le Marche……You might be right, when I win the lottery I will consider spending time in various parts of Italy, finding that perfect little out of the way place….but Rome….oh to be able to go to Rome!!!
Run away to Romania? I’m invited? I was planning on just sneaking into your place and hiding in your suitcase before you leave…

yyz

Why does Rome peak your fancy? I do love it, really I do, I ’ve been there many times for work and travel. It has an amazing colourful history, is a great walking city and absorbs tourists amazingly well avoiding the curse of becoming renaissance Disneyland like Florence ( never visit Firenze during high season if you can avoid it, its amazing during the rest of the year) but if I had to live in a large city in Italy I would choose Bologna.

Romania would be awesome, could I come?

Dexter

I have read MOUNTAINS about Ancient Rome, I am just fascinated about that time period. There is just something about how “ahead of their time” they were in democracy, status of women, social services (the bread dole), architecture, technology (yes I know they stole some of it from the Greeks) and yet at the same time they were just barbaric and brutal. I find that contrast puzzling and perplexing. I’ve never been to Rome and I’m just dying to go and breathe in the history. (my next tattoo will be something Roman).
Kenya is also calling my name…but that’s another story.

yyz

That’s cool, there is definitely a lot to see there of ancient Rome, Both hidden and open to the public it’s fun exploring to see what you can find. I get what you mean about that time period. Latin was one of my favourite classes in high school, our teacher was a thespian and a great story teller and I loved how the Cambridge Latin course taught the Language using history and story telling. I’ve read De Bello Gallico and other texts and have a love/hate/ fascination with Julius Caeser. If you are interested in Roman ruins you should probably visit Ostia Antica as well. It’s close to Rome, and less crowded than visiting Pompeii ( which was amazing, but very sad at the same time). Totally get the fascination now and you will get there I know you will!

Dexter

I hope so……..
I also find it interesting (and I hope this makes sense to you) how sometimes you are drawn to a place because of how it feels or how you felt when you were there.
For example: Paris beautiful city, stunning architecture, amazing museums, food…oh the food and yet I have NO desire to go back. Been there done that. Lucerne Switzerland I can’t even explain to you how I felt in Lucerne, it’s like I was home, just at peace, loved every moment I was there. Would go back in a heartbeat. (it’s another consideration on my lottery win list…lol)

yyz

Totally understand! There are some places that draw me like that or that I have felt such a pull as well, whether it is regard to its history, its culture or the natural energy of the place. I would definitely go back to India, I love Talin in Estonia and I loved Copehagen. I agree about Paris, definitely glad I visited, but I prefer Lyon, or somewhere in the Southwest ie the Dordogne, or Languedoc, Rousillon. I’ve also always been drawn to Wales, which is really weird because I share no family history there that I know of.

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I’m feeling the need for Steepster to allow searching for people by region (Ravelry has it, Goodreads has it, can’t be that impossible!), after adding this small Irish tea company. Hello, Dublin??

Anyway, bought this in Fallon & Byrne’s the other day, totally intrigued by the list of ingredients, and always willing to pick up a new tea. When I drank it, it was an enjoyable but horrendously confusing experience – there is so, so much going on there it’s hard to describe! Also, I’ve never tasted green rooibos straight, so don’t know what that’s adding to the mix. Nor do I know what mallow blossoms, pomegranate blossoms, sea buckthorn berries, or even ginseng taste like. It ended up tasting very fruity, mostly some fruit that’s rather tangy – almost like Ribena without the sweetness, but not as far on the tangy scale as hibiscus. Apricot is not a heavily apparent flavour, though it could be part of the tangy fruity! With a little floral and — I don’t know. Slightly embarrassing admission – I dissected the leaves & other material after I’d finished. Lot of goji berries, but they aren’t that strong a taste even alone. I like it, despite its confusion-inducing properties, and made it last night and Cara also liked it, despite etc. It’s not my ideal fruity rooibos, but it’s tasty and keeps the taste buds awake!

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I agree about searching people by country, and got more ideas such as like in goodreads, being able to compare tea ratings and reviews with people directly, but oh well, Steepster has not been out of beta yet!

For looking for people in your country, a trick, try going to places and look for local places and see if there are reviews. Often those reviews are from locals. I only found one spot though

http://steepster.com/places/2573-joy-of-cha-dublin-dublin but the trick seems to not have produced any dubliners! but here goes just the same in case it is useful.

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