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It’s cold. It’s snowy. It feels like a never ending winter. So I treated myself to some English Breakfast Tea this morning. (Since I am only having one caffeinated cup per day, I normally save it for something more exotic or interesting.) And it was a really good cup. Better than I even remembered Twinings to be. But, that could easily be because it’s been a while.

takgoti

Seriously, this winter is out of control. We need leash laws for the weather.

laurenpressley

Amen! I’m supposed to drive to a meeting about 45 minutes away tomorrow. Right now, it’s not looking too likely! I hope you’re keeping warm!!

takgoti

Oh noes! I hope they cancel!

[And yes, I have on about four layers currently. And fuzzy slippers. And I just brought in a poop ton of firewood. So I’m set, I think! Sending you brainwaves of Fiji or other appropriate environs!]

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takgoti

Seriously, this winter is out of control. We need leash laws for the weather.

laurenpressley

Amen! I’m supposed to drive to a meeting about 45 minutes away tomorrow. Right now, it’s not looking too likely! I hope you’re keeping warm!!

takgoti

Oh noes! I hope they cancel!

[And yes, I have on about four layers currently. And fuzzy slippers. And I just brought in a poop ton of firewood. So I’m set, I think! Sending you brainwaves of Fiji or other appropriate environs!]

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

Location

Blacksburg, VA

Website

http://laurenpressley.com

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