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Oh, delicious maple! How I have missed you.

I bought a nice 100g bag of this this time around, along with a 50g bag of caramel rooibos. She was also selling some Revolution teas (which I have not been able to find ANYWHERE, so I was quite surprised); buy one, get one free. So I finally get to check Lavender Earl Grey off of my shopping list, and also got a box of White Pear free. I also wandered by the used book store and left my name and contact in case they come across a copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which I have been pursuing for a while. Also wandered into my favourite comicbook store, but didn’t end up buying anything. I had meant to ask if I could put in an order for some comics not normally sold in this country (copyright complications, you see), but I forgot the information I had written down for them—ISBN and all that. Sad.

All in all, it was a good day.

Of course, I don’t hear the timer go off and thus oversteep it. I don’t know by how long.

Somehow the full Due South theme seems appropriate to listen to while sipping this.

♪ You can walk a hundred-thousand miles and never find a home. You always knew one day you’d have to strike out on your own. You look up to the clouds and you can see which way the wind is blowin’. ♪

Just as I remember it, and I don’t seem to have oversteeped it too badly. Nice, strong, maple flavour on a fantastic base. Delicious. No sugar needed, and it’s got a touch of sweetness on its own.

Due South, that’s the way I’m goin’, due south. ♪

Every time I pass tea-aisles in stores, I look at their maple flavoured teas, but in the end, I’m glad I hold out and try to ignore them because this is always divine. I’ll try not to oversteep it next time.

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of college, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

When I was a kid, I used to experiment by ripping open bags of Tetley’s and stuffing in extra ingredients.

I prefer Earl Grey, and a good friend of mine (who considers himself a great tea enthusiast) hates me because of it. I cannot explain his irrational hatred of bergamot.

Also, I am a Doctor Who fanatic. As one may have noticed by my icons. For the record, my favourite Doctor is number three, Jon Pertwee.

“But you should never turn down tea, when it’s offered. It’s impolite, and impoliteness is how wars start.” ~Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann

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