drank Mother's Bouquet by Harney & Sons
1767 tasting notes

Neck and shoulders in Gordian knots after a stressful day yesterday. This was a lovely “unwind.”

Chamomile doesn’t have exactly what I’d call a strong flavor, but it’s definitely insistent and is hard to mask. The orange in this combination holds its own against the floral and wasn’t uncomfortably tart.

And while we’re thinking about the calm and soothing little ritual of an evening cuppa, here’s a really good read I found recommended elsewhere by Alexander McCall Smith (a favorite author of mine): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097484/Alexander-McCall-Smith-tackles-decline-teapot-symbol-Englishness.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Angrboda

I’ve been enjoying Alexander McCall Smith recently too. I’m totally new to him, but I’ve been listening to the books about Professor Von Igelfeld on audiobook (the first three unfortunately only available abridged) and plan to try some of his other books as well when I’m finished with the last one.

Uniquity

A few years ago he released a novel chapter by chapter (Corduroy Mansions?) in a newspaper, which was wonderful. They were done in audio by Andrew Sachs which I adored.

gmathis

I’ve spent most of my time with No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but have fallen behind and not read the last two since the Unfortunate Incident. Looking forward to catching up … someday.

Angrboda

I’ve been leaning mostly towards No. 1 Ladie’s Detective Agency as well, but I have also been warmly recommended the series that takes place in Scotland. Can’t remember the specifics…

gmathis
  1. Scotland Street, et. al. Liked the first one; that’s all I"ve read.
Uniquity

Is that the one with bertie? i enjoyed that one greatly, but never did the No 1 Ladies, actually. It’s such a long series that getting each of the books from the library seemed intimidating.

gmathis

Yes, #44 introduces Bertie. The No. 1 series are all very easy and fun reads. With tea figuring prominently.

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Angrboda

I’ve been enjoying Alexander McCall Smith recently too. I’m totally new to him, but I’ve been listening to the books about Professor Von Igelfeld on audiobook (the first three unfortunately only available abridged) and plan to try some of his other books as well when I’m finished with the last one.

Uniquity

A few years ago he released a novel chapter by chapter (Corduroy Mansions?) in a newspaper, which was wonderful. They were done in audio by Andrew Sachs which I adored.

gmathis

I’ve spent most of my time with No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but have fallen behind and not read the last two since the Unfortunate Incident. Looking forward to catching up … someday.

Angrboda

I’ve been leaning mostly towards No. 1 Ladie’s Detective Agency as well, but I have also been warmly recommended the series that takes place in Scotland. Can’t remember the specifics…

gmathis
  1. Scotland Street, et. al. Liked the first one; that’s all I"ve read.
Uniquity

Is that the one with bertie? i enjoyed that one greatly, but never did the No 1 Ladies, actually. It’s such a long series that getting each of the books from the library seemed intimidating.

gmathis

Yes, #44 introduces Bertie. The No. 1 series are all very easy and fun reads. With tea figuring prominently.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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