Trying this one out before I leave for the thrilling roads of North Georgia and North Carolina. I was going to wait till like noon, but I don’t want to have to stop to eat, so eating an actual breakfast it is.

I love black bears. One reason I’m even going up to NC is because it’s a year since I got Bruno: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/251468_2016482060693_2781157_n.jpg Bruno is my honorary pet (I’m not paying a $500 pet fee for a dog, no way) and road trip mascot, and I got him up there. The Smoky Mountains are filled with bears! So this is the perfect tea before I head off. And it is Bruno-approved.

This is nice. A bit spicy, a bit smoky, with just the right hint of elderberry flavor for a touch of sweetness. I am still pretty new with mate, and some blends are a little too much for me but this one is perfect. I could see this being something a bear would like on a rough morning for being a bear.

So far it has helped me remember one thing I NEED to take already…a flashlight. I definitely tripped over uneven ground last year in the dark. Yay last minute decision making.

Now just to hope I don’t fall back asleep. There are mountains to drive over! Can’t wait to try my other Whispering Pines samples, but they will have to wait until I return because I want to be able to spend some decent time with them!

TeaEqualsBliss

YET ANOTHER…I will have to try in the near future :)

Azzrian

Nice! Love your pet bear! :) Cute.

TeaBrat

Wow – everyone is into the Whispering Pines, did I miss a free promo or something?!

momo

They have a deal on samples: http://whisperingpinestea.com/samples.html Buy at least 3, get one free. They’re $2 each and shipping is free!

CupofTree

This one wasn’t in my sample choice but I love the name and I love bears too. I’m also jealous of your trip to the mountains. Me and my boyfriend stayed in a cabin on Blue Ridge not too long ago. I’m sure you’ll have an awesome trip :)

Bonnie

Bruno is so cute!

TeaBrat

Thanks Amanda!

momo

Bruno appreciates the compliments! I love the Blue Ridge area, mainly for the orchards…it’s almost time to go back up that way for apples again!

Donna A

Ran across your post and started thinking about all the incredible hikes I have done in North Georgia and all over Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge area has one of two temperate rain forests in the entire US, the other one being in the state of Washington. Loads of waterfalls and some pretty neat towns as well. Our dog, a Cairn terrier, loves to hike with us. The last Bed and Breakfast we stayed at in NC was owned by a woman from the UK and she served up big fresh pots of loose tea she gets from the UK. Delish!

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TeaEqualsBliss

YET ANOTHER…I will have to try in the near future :)

Azzrian

Nice! Love your pet bear! :) Cute.

TeaBrat

Wow – everyone is into the Whispering Pines, did I miss a free promo or something?!

momo

They have a deal on samples: http://whisperingpinestea.com/samples.html Buy at least 3, get one free. They’re $2 each and shipping is free!

CupofTree

This one wasn’t in my sample choice but I love the name and I love bears too. I’m also jealous of your trip to the mountains. Me and my boyfriend stayed in a cabin on Blue Ridge not too long ago. I’m sure you’ll have an awesome trip :)

Bonnie

Bruno is so cute!

TeaBrat

Thanks Amanda!

momo

Bruno appreciates the compliments! I love the Blue Ridge area, mainly for the orchards…it’s almost time to go back up that way for apples again!

Donna A

Ran across your post and started thinking about all the incredible hikes I have done in North Georgia and all over Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge area has one of two temperate rain forests in the entire US, the other one being in the state of Washington. Loads of waterfalls and some pretty neat towns as well. Our dog, a Cairn terrier, loves to hike with us. The last Bed and Breakfast we stayed at in NC was owned by a woman from the UK and she served up big fresh pots of loose tea she gets from the UK. Delish!

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