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drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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I liiiiive! So much has happened in the last few weeks, but the biggest is that my wife, De, quit her job with the abusive boss and found a new one with better benefits and pay within two weeks! Go De!!

And we got a tortoise, a redfoot, named Da Hong Pao, aka Big Red Robe because most of our pets have tea-themed names (an orange cat named Pekoe and a grey cat named Earlie). We call her Pao for short .

Anyway, onto the tea! We finally got to get our hands on the summer collection (it came out THE DAY AFTER De quit her job, so money was not to be spent of frivolity) and this is the tea I just had to try to go. So good. So weird. It tastes like that juicy fruit (I think) gum that was mint on the outside, but the middle was liquid watermelon. Weird. But incredibly refreshing and enjoyable. I’m just not sure if it’s something I need to keep around. I got 20 grams to try coldbrewed at home, we’ll see what the verdict is!

Christina

Congratulations to De on the new job! That’s great that she was able to find such a good job so soon. (Maybe I should get her to rub my head for luck?)

aisling of tea

I will pass it on! I was extremely impressed with her, he treated the job search like a job. She’d start at 9 and apply to jobs until 5, with a few breaks here and there. Actually, what we did is set up alarms on my phone every hour on the hour, and when it went off, we would get up and clean or just chill for a few minutes, etc etc. Do anything other than jobhunt. And then at a quarter after, she’d go back to work. And at 5, she was done, no more jobhunting for the day, we’re going to focus on something else now.

Within two weeks, she set up six interviews and two call-backs from the first round of interviews.

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Christina

Congratulations to De on the new job! That’s great that she was able to find such a good job so soon. (Maybe I should get her to rub my head for luck?)

aisling of tea

I will pass it on! I was extremely impressed with her, he treated the job search like a job. She’d start at 9 and apply to jobs until 5, with a few breaks here and there. Actually, what we did is set up alarms on my phone every hour on the hour, and when it went off, we would get up and clean or just chill for a few minutes, etc etc. Do anything other than jobhunt. And then at a quarter after, she’d go back to work. And at 5, she was done, no more jobhunting for the day, we’re going to focus on something else now.

Within two weeks, she set up six interviews and two call-backs from the first round of interviews.

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have four live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put sugar in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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