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drank Vanilla Oolong by Adagio Teas
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Just after kind and loving tea friends helped to re-stock my pantry, we hit a hot weather stretch that makes hot cuppas a little less appealing. HOWEVER, this tumbler-full got neglected at work (our school district had seven buildings tornado-damaged, so it’s chaos professionally too) and after icing it down at lunchtime, I discovered a real treat! Almost milkshake flavor. SimplyJenW, thanks!

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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
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Was able to carve out a very few brief moments to enjoy this at my parents’ farm yesterday before a day full of packing, power washing, and insurance headaches. I think I may be getting my chops back - could really enjoy the dark, cocoa essence that I’ve been reading about.

In case you need to know, it is impossible to put one’s life completely back together from scratch in three weeks working 14-16 hour days. Therefore, since it’s a lost cause anyway, I am going to resolve to carve out a little time to restore with a cuppa and a good book (right now, I’m hanging on to my Good Book for dear life) every day. Life can wait.

Thanks again, Doulton, for providing this lovely respite-in-a-pouch.

ashmanra

I have seen such amazing reviews for this tea – I am so glad you have it! You are still in our prayers. Sending virtual HUG right now! PM me your new physical address!

QuiltGuppy

I’d love to send you a happy tea package, too, if you’d like. :) I can’t imagine how difficult your work must be.

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A post-storm gift from SimplyJenW that was much appreciated on my new, hopefully very temporary, 40-mile commute. I don’t know if research can confirm that trauma messes with your taste buds, but I’ve been having trouble picking up subtleties in what I’ve been drinking. Can sure tell there’s some Assam in here, which was a real treat.

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My tea hero Doulton sent this my way … had to make the morning cuppa with rural farm water (Hard. Blecch.) so mineral taste cancelled out a lot of the subtlety. Even so, I caught the sweet notes I’ve read about and am looking forward to a better cup on a better day.

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drank Hu Kwa by Mark T. Wendell
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Taking a break from household reconstruction to flit online and discovered this review is posted: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2213/tea-review-mark-t-wendell-hu-kwa-lapsang-souchong-2/

Incidentally, the cup in the profile picture survived the storm; it’s handle didn’t. :(

ashmanra

Sorry about your cup. I couldn’t tell in the picture what was on it but it must have been a dear one for you to post it as a profile pic! And I tremble to ask…what about the teapot from Mema? Has it been found?

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drank Caramel by Adagio Teas
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Another storm survivor; dirt and sawdust free. Drank a cup in an unchipped mug on the farm where we’re refugeeing with my feet put up on a Rubbermaid tub. Was a blessing, for just a few moments, to lay eyes on a landscape that was green and lush and had trees with leaves and bark.

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drank Rouge Bourbon by Mariage Frères
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YES, FRIENDS, THIS TEA CAN WITHSTAND AN F5 TORNADO. One rubbermaid tub contained some bits and pieces…I had some for breakfast. Amen and amen. Miracles continuing to happen in my family. Thanks for your prayers.

ashmanra

They should add that to their advertising!

teawing

Hang in there, we have some friends who drove up to help with the clean-up today.

gmathis

We have been absolutely blown away (pardon the pun) by the kindness of total strangers. Yesterday two ex-military grads from Denver CO to do a bunch of heavy lifting that my husband couldn’t handle alone.

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drank Organic Green Tea by Bigelow
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This may be the only tea I get to rate for a while—it’s in my mom’s kitchen, and because of the F4 tornado in Southwest Missouri, my collection … uh … may be steeping the entire Missippi River.

What really matters, is we are safe because of miracles. God’s protection is amazing. The first person to meet us at the door of the hotel where we refugeed said, “Would you like a cup of tea?”

SimplyJenW

It is good to hear from you! No worries on the collection. I plan to send a care package soon! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I am so happy to hear you all are well. Sorry to hear about what happened but like you said the important thing is you made it through. Please let me know as well if there is anything I can do to help.

KeenTeaThyme

I’m glad to hear you are safe. Likewise – if you need anything, please let me know. :)

teawing

Glad to hear it too, just a ways south and praying for you all up there.

JacquelineM

So happy to hear you are safe. Lots of love, and strength. Please keep us updated when you can!!

gmathis

Thank you all. Please keep my family in prayer, if that’s your custom. Many hard days ahead.

On the flipside, help is coming from people and directions I never would have dreamed of. We are blown away. Literally :)

VegTea

Glad to hear you are ok! How nice of them to offer you tea.

I always appreciate that coffee makers are standard in hotel rooms so I can make my tea, even if it does take a few passes to get the coffee flavor out. :)

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Beware! This tea will give you an uncontrollable urge to read Little Women!

(Just kidding. Sorta. I’m itching to go blow dust off my copy right now.)

Thanks to SimplyJen, I have just been introduced to what could be one of my favorite fruit teas ever! I’m getting more of a blueberry scent and taste than blackberry, but the cream/vanilla punctuation makes this really outstanding.

Hoping I can muster up the self-control to ration enough of this to try a small batch chilled.

gmathis

Incidentally, I am aware that Jane Austen had nothing to do with Little Women. You read your favorites, I’ll read mine :)

teawing

I know what you mean! Downloaded a few
of her books to my Kindle after my first cup.

JacquelineM

He hee – I got that urge recently after finding a copy at my local used book store – can’t figure out where my childhood copy got to. I really enjoyed reading it, and found it much more…tumultuous than I remembered! :)

Uniquity

Oh good.. I was a little worried about the Little Women comment : )

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This one is waiting for a full review at itsallabouttheleaf.com, but quite tasty—made a pot big enough to ice down when weather gets warm this afternoon, but I don’t think it’s going to last that long.

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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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