This is the tea I always wanted this tea to be. Short steep time, not-quite-boiling water, perfection. Nearly bitter, but not quite, I found it almost too strong and my wife found it a little weak. This is not a tea we were destined to share. But it’s so good when done properly…I might have to seek this one out more often. The creamy vanilla always wins my heart. Bumping up the rating…you’ve earned it.

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dlonie

That is one of my favorites, too! I think I’m finally finished flooding the “Explore” stream ;-)

Camiah

I really liked this one. It is definitely going to be making an eventual appearance in much larger quantities in my home.

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dlonie

That is one of my favorites, too! I think I’m finally finished flooding the “Explore” stream ;-)

Camiah

I really liked this one. It is definitely going to be making an eventual appearance in much larger quantities in my home.

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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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