drank Lichee Black by Choicest Tea
1757 tasting notes

Got to treat myself to a lingering morning cuppa (took a couple hours off to be supervisory parent at our first college bookstore run—-but don’t get me started) and this was my tea o’choice.

I’m still trying to figure out what I’m tasting in the lychee that makes it lychee; but it’s sweet and light and balanced nicely by whatever black base the Choicest folks chose to match it with.

(OK…I have to say it: do we really need three purchased textbooks for “The University Experience” required freshman orientation course? I learned how to study for free. There. I said it.)

Bonnie

AMEN! 3 books for Orientation?! You jest?! So who’s complaining about the price of tea in comparison with the price of education?!

mpierce87

I hate how universities in general like to pile on the textbook requirements. I had a grad course last semester that required 4 different, and not cheap, books. Madness!

Bonnie

Let’s all write textbooks and get rich!

ashmanra

Just drove middle daughter through the campus to show her where to park, where to buy her books, etc. Infuriating that they are FORCED to take a course called Study Success Skills and pay for it, when they learned all of that when they wrote their ninth grade research paper. And the price of books! Ay yi yi!

Alphakitty

My professors got around that by just scanning sections of the books if we didn’t need the whole thing, it was pretty nice! Textbooks can be killer, they $200-500 a semester for me and on a tight student budget that’s brutal.

gmathis

Thankfully, they have a rental program, which I know saves a bundle, but there are still “mandatory purchase titles.” I think that’s my beef with the orientation thing - you learn to be a student by being a student, yes?

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Bonnie

AMEN! 3 books for Orientation?! You jest?! So who’s complaining about the price of tea in comparison with the price of education?!

mpierce87

I hate how universities in general like to pile on the textbook requirements. I had a grad course last semester that required 4 different, and not cheap, books. Madness!

Bonnie

Let’s all write textbooks and get rich!

ashmanra

Just drove middle daughter through the campus to show her where to park, where to buy her books, etc. Infuriating that they are FORCED to take a course called Study Success Skills and pay for it, when they learned all of that when they wrote their ninth grade research paper. And the price of books! Ay yi yi!

Alphakitty

My professors got around that by just scanning sections of the books if we didn’t need the whole thing, it was pretty nice! Textbooks can be killer, they $200-500 a semester for me and on a tight student budget that’s brutal.

gmathis

Thankfully, they have a rental program, which I know saves a bundle, but there are still “mandatory purchase titles.” I think that’s my beef with the orientation thing - you learn to be a student by being a student, yes?

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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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