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drumroll please………
I WENT SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON TODAY!!!!! I love to ski but I haven’t been able to go as I had hernia surgery at the beginning of February and that sort of wiped out my options of skiing because I didn’t go in January. But I got to go and it was nice and powdery and lovely and I am so sore right now but it was worth it.

Anyways, I’ve noticed that when I’m sore I have a craving for Earl Grey. That sounds really awkward but it’s true-after I work out (something else that’s been put on hold :( ) or run or anything that makes me sore, I crave Earl Grey. So I dug this out from the samples that Bonnie sent me and brewed it up.

It’s honestly a sip down. Not because I’m in a hurry but because it’s so easy to drink. I’m not picky about my Earl Grey’s-as long as I can definitely taste that there’s bergamont in there, I don’t care. And this is pretty good. I added milk and sugar (pretty much the only way I drink black Earl’s) and it’s now almost gone. Not amazing, but not at all bad.

Thank you Bonnie!

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Scatterbrain

I used to live out by Mount Hood in Oregon and I would snowboard/ski all the time, but now I (unfortunately) live in a very weak state for doing either. : /

Ian

That sucks :( We always contemplate moving to Texas because we have family there and one of the things I always say is that we can’t ski in Texas

TeaBrat

I’ll take Vermont over Texas any day…

Ian

One thinks differently when it’s -10 degrees outside :P

TeaBrat

You do have a good point there. :)

ashmanra

It was over eighty degrees in Raleigh today. I was in a tank top, skirt, and sandals and still got hot walking around the art museum trails.

Bonnie

Then there’s COLORADO…best of both worlds…you can ski and have sun too! It’s been going up and down 50’s and 60’s then an inch or two of snow…melt then up but sunny alot. You drive and hour or so and ski. No rain all Winter. No tornado’s if you don’t live on the Prairie.

Kittenna

I find that the appeal of a Cream of Earl Grey versus plain Earl Grey is that it’s smoother and tastier without milk and sugar; if you add the two in I suspect the difference in flavour would be negated. Just my two cents – drink your teas as you wish! :D

Ian

@ashmanra: I don’t think I could deal with THAT all the time either. As much as I hate the cold, I’m also not a huge fan of the hot.

@Bonnie: That actually sounds perfect. It sounds like spring weather, and that’s my favorite season

@Krystaleyn: Hmm, I might have to try it straight up next time. It’s a force of habit with a lot of black teas (especially breakfast teas) that I’m trying to break.

Bonnie

I steeped this tea in hot milk let it chill and made vanilla pudding…ala earl grey!

Kittenna

Ian – I definitely understand the habit. My boyfriend does it as well. He’s trying to wean himself off of adding milk/sugar though (or so he says), and really loves the Cream of Earl Grey because it is closer to milky sweet tea than regular Earl Grey. I will admit that I find regular Earl Greys tough to drink without something in them (which is why my packet of The Earl’s Garden is sitting in my work desk untouched, as I have neither sweetener nor milk available there!)

Kittenna

And Bonnie – that sounds delicious. All these cooking-with-tea recipes that I keep encountering are really intriguing!

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Scatterbrain

I used to live out by Mount Hood in Oregon and I would snowboard/ski all the time, but now I (unfortunately) live in a very weak state for doing either. : /

Ian

That sucks :( We always contemplate moving to Texas because we have family there and one of the things I always say is that we can’t ski in Texas

TeaBrat

I’ll take Vermont over Texas any day…

Ian

One thinks differently when it’s -10 degrees outside :P

TeaBrat

You do have a good point there. :)

ashmanra

It was over eighty degrees in Raleigh today. I was in a tank top, skirt, and sandals and still got hot walking around the art museum trails.

Bonnie

Then there’s COLORADO…best of both worlds…you can ski and have sun too! It’s been going up and down 50’s and 60’s then an inch or two of snow…melt then up but sunny alot. You drive and hour or so and ski. No rain all Winter. No tornado’s if you don’t live on the Prairie.

Kittenna

I find that the appeal of a Cream of Earl Grey versus plain Earl Grey is that it’s smoother and tastier without milk and sugar; if you add the two in I suspect the difference in flavour would be negated. Just my two cents – drink your teas as you wish! :D

Ian

@ashmanra: I don’t think I could deal with THAT all the time either. As much as I hate the cold, I’m also not a huge fan of the hot.

@Bonnie: That actually sounds perfect. It sounds like spring weather, and that’s my favorite season

@Krystaleyn: Hmm, I might have to try it straight up next time. It’s a force of habit with a lot of black teas (especially breakfast teas) that I’m trying to break.

Bonnie

I steeped this tea in hot milk let it chill and made vanilla pudding…ala earl grey!

Kittenna

Ian – I definitely understand the habit. My boyfriend does it as well. He’s trying to wean himself off of adding milk/sugar though (or so he says), and really loves the Cream of Earl Grey because it is closer to milky sweet tea than regular Earl Grey. I will admit that I find regular Earl Greys tough to drink without something in them (which is why my packet of The Earl’s Garden is sitting in my work desk untouched, as I have neither sweetener nor milk available there!)

Kittenna

And Bonnie – that sounds delicious. All these cooking-with-tea recipes that I keep encountering are really intriguing!

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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