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drank Hampton Breakfast by Ahmad Tea
1625 tasting notes

Last night was proof that my family no longer does severe thunderstorms well. I know Whose hands I’m in—last spring and summer brought living proof of that—but I can’t seem to get that message across to my central nervous system. Hamster heart and clenched muscles.

And it looks like I’m waking up to a day of the same weather conditions, which despite my screaming desire to stay sheltered, I have to go out in for elder care duties.

Therefore, I was deeply grateful that the Xmas Bunny (a subsidiary of Easter Elephant, Inc.) remembered that even yucky birthdays should start somewhat pleasantly and left one last tin of KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON British tea.

Good and stout—the Kenyan in the blend is the most noticeable; the other varieties (Ceylon/Indian) keep it from getting out of hand. First cup straight up for fortification; the second with a splash of half and half, which makes it mild but strong at the same time.

Someday I am going to indulge my inner tea geek (inner? who am I kidding? who doesn’t know that I am?) and do a side-by-side tasting of my beloved British breakfast blends (say that five times fast) and arrange more precisely by strength so I can accurately pick the blend to fit the morning.

Psalm 91 to y’all. Stay safe.

Ninavampi

Wait… If I understood right, it is your birthday and the Xmas bunny came on behalf of the Easter Elephant to make a stormy birthday morning more enjoyable for a special you? If this is right, Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a great day! : ) Lucky you!

I am still sad that Easter Elephant Inc. can’t make it to Ecuador though…. ; )

teawing

Oh, oh, can we hear the British breakfast blend results soon? I will sitting in anticipation of your noble exercise in the palatable aspects of BBB’s.
In the mean time, keep your head down up there and you know where in your trust lies…

ashmanra

Happy Birthday! May this coming year be blessed and full of goodness and peace. :)

Indigobloom

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I have a huge mug that says keep calm and carry on :P

Dylan Oxford

Happy Birthday!

gmathis

(That was a shameless birthday self-plug earlier; apologies, but I was wallowing in self pity at the time. My thanks to all of you.)

gmathis

And P.S. upon returning home, there was yet another tea treat waiting for me to go with my BBB’s … a Shakespearean insult mug from my son. I shall treasure it always :)

teawing

PS Most Happy of Birthdays may you have…can you tell a Star Wars movie was in my recent past?
Yippee! More BBB’s!!!

JacquelineM

Happy Birthday GG!! I am hoping you have an utterly calm, uneventful, and boring year ;) You know what I mean!!! xoxox

gmathis

I think that is my favorite birthday wish so far! xoxoxox back.

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Ninavampi

Wait… If I understood right, it is your birthday and the Xmas bunny came on behalf of the Easter Elephant to make a stormy birthday morning more enjoyable for a special you? If this is right, Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a great day! : ) Lucky you!

I am still sad that Easter Elephant Inc. can’t make it to Ecuador though…. ; )

teawing

Oh, oh, can we hear the British breakfast blend results soon? I will sitting in anticipation of your noble exercise in the palatable aspects of BBB’s.
In the mean time, keep your head down up there and you know where in your trust lies…

ashmanra

Happy Birthday! May this coming year be blessed and full of goodness and peace. :)

Indigobloom

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I have a huge mug that says keep calm and carry on :P

Dylan Oxford

Happy Birthday!

gmathis

(That was a shameless birthday self-plug earlier; apologies, but I was wallowing in self pity at the time. My thanks to all of you.)

gmathis

And P.S. upon returning home, there was yet another tea treat waiting for me to go with my BBB’s … a Shakespearean insult mug from my son. I shall treasure it always :)

teawing

PS Most Happy of Birthdays may you have…can you tell a Star Wars movie was in my recent past?
Yippee! More BBB’s!!!

JacquelineM

Happy Birthday GG!! I am hoping you have an utterly calm, uneventful, and boring year ;) You know what I mean!!! xoxox

gmathis

I think that is my favorite birthday wish so far! xoxoxox back.

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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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