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Oooooh, this tea. This tea, this tea, this tea. I am halfway through my cup and still not entirely sure how I feel about this tea. When I opened the package from Kristin (thank you!) this afternoon, I immediately opened this one and smelled it. And then again…and again. I love the way this tea smells.

I made myself wait until this evening so I could try the caffeinated ones earlier and it is a nice cup to round out my day with. It’s tart, but not too tart, sweet, but not too sweet, and just…juicy. That’s the word I’m searching for. Juicy.

I think I like it, there’s just a hint of something that makes it not 100%

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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Kristin

I think it’s the rooibos woodsy flavor that makes it not quite 100 for me… and that it can get medicinal if brewed for long.

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Kristin

I think it’s the rooibos woodsy flavor that makes it not quite 100 for me… and that it can get medicinal if brewed for long.

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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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