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My second Butiki for the day. It is a “Ten” weather wise here in Atlanta, and I think I need to move outside for tea tasting this afternoon-perfect tea drinking weather, but then again, there is never a bad day to drink tea. Others have described this excellent Assam very accurately. I am grateful this sample came in my box from Stacy, but I regret not having more because it is a winner. I would say that this is a rich tea that does not have the astringency that I have experienced with the Indian Assams I’ve tried, but I must admit, I haven’t had a lot of Indian ones. I agree with Azzrian, this in not your mother’s Lipton. Until I tried some black teas recommended on Steepster, I didn’t even know I liked black teas because my mom always got Lipton tea bags and it never did much for me. Lately, I’ve been favoring black teas over almost anything else. My first impression is that it is a really good Assam and I plan to put it on my next order. Now, on to Butiki #3-which one will it be…hmmm…

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IrishBreakfastLass

Hey, I’m a couple hours north of Atlanta- LOVING this weather!
I, too, was shocked by the complexity of black teas, having been brought up on Lipton for a black tea and Sleepytime for chamomile.

Terri HarpLady

Count me in as a Black tea lover! This is a tasty Assam, for sure, & I’m getting down near the bottom of my bag…
On the topic of weather, it was a beauty here in St. Louis today too, the bluest of skies, I think it topped out at 70. I had to drive 90 minutes each way for a 90 minute wedding, & the weather, coupled with the still beautiful fall trees, made for a pleasant drive both ways!

Donna A

IrishBreakfastLass, I sent a PM. Terri, sent a PM to you too. Sounds like you have a fabulous job-the drive sounds great-too bad it’s not possible to brew tea and drive at the same time!

Terri HarpLady

Actually, I made the mistake of drinking way too much tea this morning before I left the house, & had to make 2 pit stops on the way to the church.

Donna A

Haha! Too funny. I can identify.

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IrishBreakfastLass

Hey, I’m a couple hours north of Atlanta- LOVING this weather!
I, too, was shocked by the complexity of black teas, having been brought up on Lipton for a black tea and Sleepytime for chamomile.

Terri HarpLady

Count me in as a Black tea lover! This is a tasty Assam, for sure, & I’m getting down near the bottom of my bag…
On the topic of weather, it was a beauty here in St. Louis today too, the bluest of skies, I think it topped out at 70. I had to drive 90 minutes each way for a 90 minute wedding, & the weather, coupled with the still beautiful fall trees, made for a pleasant drive both ways!

Donna A

IrishBreakfastLass, I sent a PM. Terri, sent a PM to you too. Sounds like you have a fabulous job-the drive sounds great-too bad it’s not possible to brew tea and drive at the same time!

Terri HarpLady

Actually, I made the mistake of drinking way too much tea this morning before I left the house, & had to make 2 pit stops on the way to the church.

Donna A

Haha! Too funny. I can identify.

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Tea became a passion for me a year or so ago. I fell into it almost by accident, but now I would say it has captured me. Tea is more than something tasty to sip on, it is an experience-it helps create a mood and is quite interesting to read about and study. I discovered loose tea at the tea store at my mall. I was looking for alternatives to Coke Zero and white wine. Say what you will about that mall chain, but I’m sure it has raised awareness about tea where I live, in the land of bagged mass produced black tea prepared with lots of sugar, Atlanta, Georgia. That’s what happened with me, and then I started perusing the internet and found Steepster.

When I take on an interest or a hobby, I go into it full force and become a little obsessive about it in the beginning. I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and once I discovered there was so much more out there than the Lipton tea I saw my mom drinking when I was growing up, I started trying many different varieties of loose tea. I have discovered I like all kinds of tea. I I veer a lot toward straight teas, especially blacks, but occasionally drink flavored also, especially Earl Grey. I like flavored Matcha lattes too. I’ve completely given up diet cola, which was becoming too much of a habit. I think tea is a lot healthier. When I rate a tea, it’s just my personal taste, so I don’t tend to post on things I don’t care for. Also, I tend to sweeten my tea with natural stevia (a no no for some!) I am a married Registered Nurse, with two kids in college and one in medical school. My husband is not hooked like I am, but he often enjoys a cup with me. I enjoy many other interests, including reading, gardening, and the arts. I’ve taken up hiking in the past year too. Anytime I can include tea in these pursuits, I do! It has become a bit of an obsession for me.

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