I woke up freezing this morning, and dreaded getting out of bed because I knew I would only feel colder still. I finally hauled myself up and braved the walk into the kitchen. I didn’t want to think too hard about which tea I wanted this morning, so I just defaulted to this one. I actually really enjoyed it. I steeped it for about five minutes, added in a teaspoon of rock sugar and made sure not to add too much cream. It resulted in a perfectly balanced cup, that was creamy, smooth, and reminded me of apples next to a wooded forest. I don’t even know why the term “appley” comes to mind; the tea does not taste at all of apples. But it somehow has the smooth, hard texture one might associate with a firm, juicy apple, or resting one’s cheek against the smooth, polished surface of a new wooden dresser.
If art of tea’s shipping prices weren’t so prohibitive, I think I’d actually go ahead and place an order for a larger size, but as it stands, that might have to wait. My sample is nearly empty now, which is increasingly unfortunate.

Anyway, hump day today, and I can’t wait to head home this evening. It’ll mean that the upcoming weekend is closer to you than the weekend you just finished, and that feeling is utter bliss.

JustJames

and for me it’s mariage freres…. sigh. is it wrong to propel yourself through school thinking ‘with my degree done i can afford tea!’? lol.

keychange

Haha, not at all weird. I’m done school and still feel I can’t afford anything, though somehow that never stops me.
Also, I’m dying to try some mf. A friend of mine is going to the UK and i’m hoping she can bring me back some.

Sil

i’m trying to find a way to take a vacation over there just to pick up teas… sigh

keychange

I only wish I could plan the same! I was going to go visit a friend in Scotland this upcoming January, only now she’s decided to come back to Ontario! I was like wtf, please stay there until I visit. haha.

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JustJames

and for me it’s mariage freres…. sigh. is it wrong to propel yourself through school thinking ‘with my degree done i can afford tea!’? lol.

keychange

Haha, not at all weird. I’m done school and still feel I can’t afford anything, though somehow that never stops me.
Also, I’m dying to try some mf. A friend of mine is going to the UK and i’m hoping she can bring me back some.

Sil

i’m trying to find a way to take a vacation over there just to pick up teas… sigh

keychange

I only wish I could plan the same! I was going to go visit a friend in Scotland this upcoming January, only now she’s decided to come back to Ontario! I was like wtf, please stay there until I visit. haha.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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