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Thomas, we need to talk.

I like you. It’s just that…well, it’s not you. It’s me. I’ve been talking to your pal Jackee, see, and…I’m sorry. I think you knew this was coming, right?

Ok, but in all seriousness, the description of this tea [besides being clever and chuckle-worthy] contains a warning that I should have paid more attention to – do not oversteep this tea. And by oversteep, I don’t just mean let it sit there for too long, I also mean that if you have a tendency to put more tea in the cup and steep for shorter times like I do, DO NOT FORGET THAT YOU DO THIS.

Oversteeping this tea results in something not unlike a right hook to the uvula, and while I’m sure my face was HILARIOUS when I took a sip, it also scared me off from trying this again until today.

This tea is good – a little darker in taste with a bit more bitterness than the teas I tend to gravitate toward, but complex and something I would like to spend a little more time with to try to parse the flavors out of it. It’s kind of earthy, though not in the same way that pu-erh is, and for me it begins to hint at raisins once I’ve let it sit long enough.

Still, in a battle of dukes I’d have to give the first few rounds to Jackee Muntz thus far.

As an aside, now that I’ve had the privilege of peeking at the wondrous bounties that Andrews & Dunham has to offer, I desperately want them to bring back Series 1 so that I can get my hands on some tins.

Also, though not really related, while I’d like to be able to claim that their theme on this series conjures up images for me of something not ridiculous, I found myself going back to a website I haven’t been to in years.

http://homestarrunner.com/oldtimeyween.html

That’s right. The Homestar Runner. IT’S DOT COM!

LENA

Ah, the joys of Homestar Runner. It’s been awhile since I visited as well…but the visions of Trogdor burninating the countryside and the peasants will last forever.

Oh and tea…yeah…let me know if your second try is better. I’m not down with raisin tea.

takgoti

Trogdor was a man. Or maybe, he was a dragon man. Or maybe he was just a… dragon. But he was still TROGDOOOOOOR! My friends and I got so much leverage out of Trogdor alone, it’s a wonder I’m not sick of him now. But I still can’t get enough.

I’ll definitely be drinking a lot of Andrews & Dunham over the coming month[s], so I’ll keep you posted for sure. The Series is worth purchasing for Jackee Muntz alone, though, if you ask me.

And then Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!

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LENA

Ah, the joys of Homestar Runner. It’s been awhile since I visited as well…but the visions of Trogdor burninating the countryside and the peasants will last forever.

Oh and tea…yeah…let me know if your second try is better. I’m not down with raisin tea.

takgoti

Trogdor was a man. Or maybe, he was a dragon man. Or maybe he was just a… dragon. But he was still TROGDOOOOOOR! My friends and I got so much leverage out of Trogdor alone, it’s a wonder I’m not sick of him now. But I still can’t get enough.

I’ll definitely be drinking a lot of Andrews & Dunham over the coming month[s], so I’ll keep you posted for sure. The Series is worth purchasing for Jackee Muntz alone, though, if you ask me.

And then Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!

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