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Thanks to Katiek for including this in her incredibly generous mystery box.

I started cold steeping this yesterday when our air conditioner broke and I needed something to cool off with. I’m pretty sure my house is falling apart, I had to replace the refrigerator on Saturday and I’ll need to replace the furnace before winter sets in. What little bit of money I had in the budget for tea has now officially disappeared sigh guess I’m officially on a tea hiatus that I’ll need to stick to this time. [ok, i’m done complaining now so on to the tea]

I haven’t been drinking a lot of green tea lately and for the life of me could not tell you why. I love green tea and this one is really nice. The grassy flavor really stands out and the apricot adds just a hint of sweetness. I’m not sure I would enjoy this as much as a hot tea, but it sure hits the on a warm summer day.

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Iced
K S

Hoping things improve quickly! If your mystery box looks like mine – you can go a long long time just off what you now have.

JustJames

i can commiserate: we live in a constant renovation… it’s more relaxing to be in my car than it is to be in my house most of the time. it will all be okay, i’m sorry about your hiatus. xoxo.

Short Sorceress

KS The mystery box was such a treat and full of a lot of things I have really enjoyed. I’ve been using a lot of the teas for cold steeps the last few weeks and should be able to continue doing so for a very long time.

JustJames I know that feeling. Our house was a short sale (pre-forclosure) so i’ve lived with 4 years of very slow renovations as I have the time, energy, and money (all of which are in short supply with a toddler running around.) It wasn’t in the best shape when we purchased it, but we were able to live in an area with much better schools for our son that we would haven’t been able to afford otherwise. I’m a pretty handy person, but we seem to have spurts where there are a lot of problems at once and it just wears on me after awhile. I was hoping to get a little more life out of the appliances, but it is what it is. I just have to remind myself how much better the schools are here and that it will be worth it in the end.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

It really sucks when everything happens at once. Hopefully ths is the last thing for a while!

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K S

Hoping things improve quickly! If your mystery box looks like mine – you can go a long long time just off what you now have.

JustJames

i can commiserate: we live in a constant renovation… it’s more relaxing to be in my car than it is to be in my house most of the time. it will all be okay, i’m sorry about your hiatus. xoxo.

Short Sorceress

KS The mystery box was such a treat and full of a lot of things I have really enjoyed. I’ve been using a lot of the teas for cold steeps the last few weeks and should be able to continue doing so for a very long time.

JustJames I know that feeling. Our house was a short sale (pre-forclosure) so i’ve lived with 4 years of very slow renovations as I have the time, energy, and money (all of which are in short supply with a toddler running around.) It wasn’t in the best shape when we purchased it, but we were able to live in an area with much better schools for our son that we would haven’t been able to afford otherwise. I’m a pretty handy person, but we seem to have spurts where there are a lot of problems at once and it just wears on me after awhile. I was hoping to get a little more life out of the appliances, but it is what it is. I just have to remind myself how much better the schools are here and that it will be worth it in the end.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

It really sucks when everything happens at once. Hopefully ths is the last thing for a while!

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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