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First tea of the year!

Steep notes: 1 tbsp. leaf, 500 ml. water, a splash of milk and sugar.

I love love LOVE night shift. I know some people switch their sleeping habits back and forth to be in the land of the living when they’re off, but I feel like all that’s happened with me is I’m finally able to KEEP the way I sleep the same now, since I had to change my habits to fit in on days. Anyway, it’s awesome and I don’t ever feel sleep deprived and can just take my time without worrying about being late/traffic/etc. LOVE.

So now that it’s okay for me to stay awake until 3 or 4 am on non work days I spend alot of extra time reading/drinking tea/being on Steepster when I’m off. Like last night, when I practically made a spreadsheet out of my cupboard and what was tinned, what wasn’t, what I was almost out of, etc. I figure it was a virtual spring cleaning of sorts.

This one went into the category of ultimately not being replaced. It’s a limited blend anyway, so that works out. I like that you can taste everything – caramel, pumpkin, a hint of cheesecake at the end – but I can’t drink pumpkin all year round. I can enjoy it while I have it though, so that’s what I will make a point of doing.

Happy new year everyone!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Tor Lumière Marie

That tea sounds absolutely amazing. I’m not a massive pumpkin fan (it’s not a case of disliking it, it’s more that we don’t really have anything pumpkin-flavoured in the UK?) but caramel and cheesecake? Love. Happy new year!

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Tor Lumière Marie

That tea sounds absolutely amazing. I’m not a massive pumpkin fan (it’s not a case of disliking it, it’s more that we don’t really have anything pumpkin-flavoured in the UK?) but caramel and cheesecake? Love. Happy new year!

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I have come to the point (as of October 2014) where quality in tea is more important than quantity. Especially because I’m a seasonal tea drinker where hot tea is concerned, and a SLOW one to boot. I generally don’t resteep only because I’d be here all day if I did, though I do break out a gaiwan from time to time.

I adore French teas in practically every iteration, Japanese Sencha (specifically from the Uji region, as they offer the most seaweed flavor), and Dan Cong oolongs. I am trying to focus on plain teas and so companies like Verdant, Upton, and Butiki are on my favorites list.

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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