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I don’t have much of this one left… just a cup or so.
This has become one of my favourite unflavoured blacks…it’s just absolutely delightful. :) Since I drink it without added milk or sugar, I’m fine with it not being exceptionally strong, and find myself reaching for the tin whenever I want just a really good, not too fussy, cup of tea.
If I drink it in the morning, I tend to pair it with a big bowl of porridge, complete with a giant dollop of preserves (blackberry being preferred, but I’m fine with variety… today it was blueberry, actually). I love the texture of steel cut oats, or pinhead as they’re sometimes called, mixed with rolled oats, toasted first before adding the cooking liquid…. it’s the perfect breakfast on a cold rainy day.
So, along with my bowl of porridge , I drank this tea…and felt so comfortable. The drizzle outside only managed to add to the warmth emanating from my mug.
This tea will have to be reordered when I run out…. My cupboard is sad without it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

Irish oatmeal is the best! I luv McCann

DeliriumsFrogs

That’s exactly what I was eating, boychik! Opening the McCann tin along with the tea tin is always a great morning treat. :)

ifjuly

that breakfast sounds divine. i really want some proper oatmeal now…and then to make muffins with the leftover oatmeal (if there is any…) a la orangette!

this blend always makes me happy when i drink it, ‘cause i think it’s one of the very first you ever sent me! i always think of you. and your old irish man persona, hee.

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boychik

Irish oatmeal is the best! I luv McCann

DeliriumsFrogs

That’s exactly what I was eating, boychik! Opening the McCann tin along with the tea tin is always a great morning treat. :)

ifjuly

that breakfast sounds divine. i really want some proper oatmeal now…and then to make muffins with the leftover oatmeal (if there is any…) a la orangette!

this blend always makes me happy when i drink it, ‘cause i think it’s one of the very first you ever sent me! i always think of you. and your old irish man persona, hee.

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Oh, tea….
you’ve taken over my life, but I’m ok with that.

I’m pretty new to the tea scene, only drinking tea bags most of my life, but my friend ifjuly really got me into it (that sounds bad…). Butiki, Harney, and Verdant seem to be my ‘go to’ places to order from, but I LOVE trying new teas and companies. The variety is partly why I love tea so much…you can’t possibly get sick of it.
Well, that, and the transporting aroma of each cup…. I love that. It’s why I love wine, and tea does it just was well.

Really want to learn about different tea vendors out there, and about tea in general… it’s all so interesting to me.
I’m really excited to be part of this community and learn from all of you.

I don’t usually sweeten or add milk to my teas, so my notes are based on that….also, the rating system kind of throws me—I’ve always been horrible with giving number ratings to things, so don’t take those as set in stone.

random info: music and art are pretty important in my life… i also thoroughly enjoy nerdy things like video games, anime, Doctor Who (the 10th is my favourite…), A Song of Ice and Fire, and random cartoons and such…. and i love, love, love to read. :)

I’m married to my best friend (I’ve known him since I was 15….we were totally going to be in a band together. It was going to be HUGE…), and we’ve got three kiddos. They’re pretty neat, too, even if they try to put sugar in my Verdant tea when they drink it….

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