My stomach still isn’t feeling entirely back to normal yet, and I also woke up for no reason at about 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. Actually, that’s a lie: there is a reason. yesterday morning, I woke up feeling incredibly weak and exhausted, and knew I wasn’t going to make it into work. I ended up sleeping until about 4:00 in the afternoon, at which point I forced my zombie-like body to at least sit up. There are those people who, even in the absence of any sort of structure that requires them to be up at a certain time, will nevertheless maintain a fairly consistent and conventional sleep schedule—they may sleep and wake a bit later than the average business shift workers, but still sleep at night and are awake during the day. I, on the other hand, will revert to god knows what in the absence of structure. I think it’s due to a condition called “delayed sleep phase”, where you actually do sleep for a normal number of hours, but it’ll always be later than those in your time zone (and unfortunately this condition isn’t just corrected by, like, taking off to England, so I sadly can’t use that as an excuse). Anyway, sorry. You didn’t come here to read about my poor sleep habits.

I knew I wanted a lighter tea this morning, and that a black tea might feel too harsh on my stomach. This cup was a bit varied for me. Some sips brought me right back to the creamy wonderland of cantaloupe goodness I remembered, while others left something to be desired. There’s also the fact that this tea is more delicately flavoured, so won’t necessarily hit you over the head with intensity, and sometimes it takes a few sips to really recognize that and appreciate the nuances. But appreciate them I did. I’m dangerously close to a sip down on this one, but am probably due for a Butiki order soon anyway.

Kaylee

I accidentally steeped this one for over six minutes yesterday and it actually brought out more of the cantaloupe flavor without the base tea suffering/getting bitter. So try that. :-)

keychange

Oh, that’s a great idea! I’ll try that!

OMGsrsly

Oh geez, I do that too! During Christmas break (campus is closed so I don’t have to work every day), my schedule shifted so I was going to bed at 6 am and sleeping for my usual 7.5 hours. So annoying. But maybe a night shift would work better for me…

keychange

How annoying! and yes, I’ve often wondered if I’d do better working at night.

OMGsrsly

I’ve been applying for admin jobs in the hospitals, so I may get a chance to find out. :)

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Kaylee

I accidentally steeped this one for over six minutes yesterday and it actually brought out more of the cantaloupe flavor without the base tea suffering/getting bitter. So try that. :-)

keychange

Oh, that’s a great idea! I’ll try that!

OMGsrsly

Oh geez, I do that too! During Christmas break (campus is closed so I don’t have to work every day), my schedule shifted so I was going to bed at 6 am and sleeping for my usual 7.5 hours. So annoying. But maybe a night shift would work better for me…

keychange

How annoying! and yes, I’ve often wondered if I’d do better working at night.

OMGsrsly

I’ve been applying for admin jobs in the hospitals, so I may get a chance to find out. :)

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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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