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Gah! For some reason my browser wasn’t letting me access steepster over the last day or so. It was driving me nuts, I didn’t realize how much time I spent on this site!

Anyway, yesterday we spent some time with my in-laws, who just returned from Nova Scotia. De’s Aunt was apparently getting rid of some “tea for one” teapots (you know the kind with the teapot on top and the mug on the bottom?), so my mother in law snagged them for us, which was very kind, especially since they were flying. I’ve always avoided this kind of teapot because if I’m going to just make enough tea for one cup, why dirty a teapot over it? But I am in love…I’ll have to get De to take a picture for me. The cup is somewhat shallow, but wide and my tea cools to drinking temperature much faster when in the cup, something I need. And my pot holds enough for about two cups of tea, so it works out beautifully for me. I love this pot…I’ll have to try the other one too.

That all being said, I think I’m going to start my own tea blog for things like this. I always feel like my reviews are too wordy and more story than review. This way I’ll have a central place for my stories and my reviews and my recipes.

I still love to hate this tea. After careful consideration, I’ve decided not to place an order with Harney and pick it up from my parents in the States when I visit them in August. I just…yeah, I still have no desire to support them…though I can’t say I’ll be able to resist if we duck into a B&N and see this tea there. My willpower…she is weak.

Angrboda

I like the story aspect of the review. But then maybe I’m biased as I have the same sort of tendency. I don’t know, sometimes I just think it’s cool to also have the circumstances in which a tea is tried, what sort of mood the person was in to choose it. So if it was up to me alone, I would say please don’t stop doing it here as well.

IllBeMother221B

I agree, I like learning about why a particular tea was chosen over another. Keep us posted on the blog front.

QuiltGuppy

I never heard from them either, when I sent them that letter of concern.

aisling of tea

My stories will likely still appear here, as I can’t seem to keep myself from telling them XD.

QG- Yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever be willing to place an online order with them again. They’re not worth the drama.

That being said, my new blog is up and running! Feel free to check it out! http://aislingoftea.wordpress.com/

Indigobloom

Me to, the story part of tea is what makes or breaks the experience sometimes. It makes things so much more interesting :)

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Angrboda

I like the story aspect of the review. But then maybe I’m biased as I have the same sort of tendency. I don’t know, sometimes I just think it’s cool to also have the circumstances in which a tea is tried, what sort of mood the person was in to choose it. So if it was up to me alone, I would say please don’t stop doing it here as well.

IllBeMother221B

I agree, I like learning about why a particular tea was chosen over another. Keep us posted on the blog front.

QuiltGuppy

I never heard from them either, when I sent them that letter of concern.

aisling of tea

My stories will likely still appear here, as I can’t seem to keep myself from telling them XD.

QG- Yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever be willing to place an online order with them again. They’re not worth the drama.

That being said, my new blog is up and running! Feel free to check it out! http://aislingoftea.wordpress.com/

Indigobloom

Me to, the story part of tea is what makes or breaks the experience sometimes. It makes things so much more interesting :)

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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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