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Hot, the wife and I were a little disappointed in this one. But iced….it’s so good! It lives up to the promise delivered by the smell of the dry leaves. It’s citrusy and minty without being overly tart, and it is cool and very refreshing on this ridiculously hot Toronto day!

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Cattibrie

So I am going to have to try this one iced then. And try and forget people are calling it a substitute for Pink Flamingo. Maybe tomorrow.

aisling of tea

Yeah, I don’t know where people are getting that. It is nothing like Pink Flamingo, but it is sooo good.

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So I am going to have to try this one iced then. And try and forget people are calling it a substitute for Pink Flamingo. Maybe tomorrow.

aisling of tea

Yeah, I don’t know where people are getting that. It is nothing like Pink Flamingo, but it is sooo good.

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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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