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So I originally gave this a rating of 5 and that was pretty damn harsh given it is actually not that bad. Mostly it is a mediocre black tea but the aftertaste is nice and mapley. Not a bad cup to sip on as I wait for my flight.

On a completely unrelated note, I am sitting next to a table and a plug by my gate at the airport. Despite there being seats everywhere, a young boy came and sat on the other side of the table. He then proceeded to lay out all the books he had in his backpack in a row and plug in his iphone to charge. Then, after playing with a motorized car for a bit, he would pick up the different books and go “HA” and read for a minute and then put it back down. After a while, he started talking to me but he was speaking French and I had to tell him I didn’t understand. He then proceeded to keep talking at me anyways. The moral of the story: children are pretty entertaining.

So are cab drivers. Mine decided to blare pretty intense Bollywood music the whole way to the airport. And if that wasn’t enough, he then proceeded to sing along. All in all, it has been a pretty interesting day so far.

Anna

People-watching while traveling is my favourite people-watching.

keychange

Haha at least your cab driver was happy! I’d take that over a curmudgeonly fart any day. Have fun in Florida!

yyz

People watching and meeting people at airports or trains can be lots of fun and can range from interesting, amusing to disturbing.

Amusing: watching a tiny young thing throw back a 375 ml bottle of wine in the security line up when the carry on reg changed in Italy.

Having a middle aged man volunteer to go over my Italian grammer exercises. He was in for a long trip. Naples to Trieste.

Interesting meeting journalists and editors from Russia and the middle east.
Meeting someone who worked in rescue for the coast guard.
Meeting the consular general from Bolivia and being proud of myself that I could keep up in Spanish despite not really using the language in a while.

Bollywood music can be quite fun. I’m subjected to hours of it at my friends house. I still remember watching the children dance in India. I don’t know if I ever successfully got the hip shake down but th four year old girls were experts at it;)

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Anna

People-watching while traveling is my favourite people-watching.

keychange

Haha at least your cab driver was happy! I’d take that over a curmudgeonly fart any day. Have fun in Florida!

yyz

People watching and meeting people at airports or trains can be lots of fun and can range from interesting, amusing to disturbing.

Amusing: watching a tiny young thing throw back a 375 ml bottle of wine in the security line up when the carry on reg changed in Italy.

Having a middle aged man volunteer to go over my Italian grammer exercises. He was in for a long trip. Naples to Trieste.

Interesting meeting journalists and editors from Russia and the middle east.
Meeting someone who worked in rescue for the coast guard.
Meeting the consular general from Bolivia and being proud of myself that I could keep up in Spanish despite not really using the language in a while.

Bollywood music can be quite fun. I’m subjected to hours of it at my friends house. I still remember watching the children dance in India. I don’t know if I ever successfully got the hip shake down but th four year old girls were experts at it;)

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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