I brewed this up in my timolino for work today. It’s definitely a very fresh and almost watery take on blueberry, although I think my steeping parameters allow for the juiciness of the blueberries to stand out, the black base to be detected, and for the whole drink to not have a watery mouth feel. As I sipped at it, I tried to decide if it was a good work tea, although I can’t exactly describe what that would be. Certainly a good tea lends itself to travel muggage, but it’s more than that. The tea can’t remind you (or me, rather) too too much of home, because then I’ll lose my focus and just wish I was at home in my pjs, drinking that very tea. I’ll try taking it to work again a few times, I think, as it’s work probation period has only begun haha.

In other news, I’ve been unbelievably exhausted lately, and think I’m having some eye pressure issues related to my eye condition. The good news is that a lot of other people with my eye condition are reporting similar problems (wtf is that all about?), but the bad news is that a) no one seems to really know what to do about it; and b) I can’t see an ophthalmologist unless I set up camp in the ER for like five weeks because the waiting list to see one is like decades long, and although I’m really uncomfortable, I’m not quite at the point where I want to scoop my eyes out (I don’t even know if my eye is the problem!). Anyway, flu or eye problems, I’m out for the count for a little while. But tea is a constant companion and confidante, so I’m actually in pretty fine spirits. I’m off to make myself a cup now, in fact…that is if my laziness doesn’t prevail, which it likely will.

Sil

oh man.. hope that clears up for you hug

Abby Noelle

Hope all is well! I actually just pulled out my cold brewed blueberry jam myself!

keychange

Thanks! At this point I don’t really care what’s causing it, I just need for it to go away so I don’t come across as a bad employee! LOL

Abby Noelle

Oh yes, exactly how I feel right now, as I type away on steepster at work!

cryptickoi

I hope you get it figured out…It’s good to hear you have god spirits..

caile

Hope all goes well!

cryptickoi

good spirits

keychange

Thanks guys! and abby, enjoy your blueberry jam! I bet this is great steeped. How much leaf and water did you use?

MissB

I hope you feel much better soon. :)

greenteafairy

I hope you’re able to figure out what’s going on soon. Feel better!

keychange

Thanks so much guys. You’re all so very kind.

TheTeaFairy

Sorry to hear about that keychange…feel better, sending good vibes your way :-)

Kamyria

Awww… Feel better keychange!! I hope your eye troubles get figured out soon! :)

Fjellrev

I am so sorry you are experiencing complications with your eyes. The lists are horrendous. My mom was originally supposed to have glaucoma surgery back in 2006 but it got pushed back until now, when she is on the verge of going blind herself. It’s unfortunate there aren’t more ophthalmologists to take care of all the patients, and crack down on what is causing these symptoms.

keychange

Yes, definitely a shortage. Because although this isn’t technically an emergency, I think going to the eR is the only way to see one—which is kind of unfortunate, but there are probably only like three in the whole province. I hope your mother is adjusting comfortably.

OMGsrsly

Oh that sucks, keychange. I hope it works out for you and you get this resolved sooner rather than later.

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Sil

oh man.. hope that clears up for you hug

Abby Noelle

Hope all is well! I actually just pulled out my cold brewed blueberry jam myself!

keychange

Thanks! At this point I don’t really care what’s causing it, I just need for it to go away so I don’t come across as a bad employee! LOL

Abby Noelle

Oh yes, exactly how I feel right now, as I type away on steepster at work!

cryptickoi

I hope you get it figured out…It’s good to hear you have god spirits..

caile

Hope all goes well!

cryptickoi

good spirits

keychange

Thanks guys! and abby, enjoy your blueberry jam! I bet this is great steeped. How much leaf and water did you use?

MissB

I hope you feel much better soon. :)

greenteafairy

I hope you’re able to figure out what’s going on soon. Feel better!

keychange

Thanks so much guys. You’re all so very kind.

TheTeaFairy

Sorry to hear about that keychange…feel better, sending good vibes your way :-)

Kamyria

Awww… Feel better keychange!! I hope your eye troubles get figured out soon! :)

Fjellrev

I am so sorry you are experiencing complications with your eyes. The lists are horrendous. My mom was originally supposed to have glaucoma surgery back in 2006 but it got pushed back until now, when she is on the verge of going blind herself. It’s unfortunate there aren’t more ophthalmologists to take care of all the patients, and crack down on what is causing these symptoms.

keychange

Yes, definitely a shortage. Because although this isn’t technically an emergency, I think going to the eR is the only way to see one—which is kind of unfortunate, but there are probably only like three in the whole province. I hope your mother is adjusting comfortably.

OMGsrsly

Oh that sucks, keychange. I hope it works out for you and you get this resolved sooner rather than later.

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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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