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drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
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Today I was in a happiness mood because the cramps have finally alleviated! Yay! Thanks so much to everyone for the well wishes. :)

I figured that I could finally have something caffeinated again, so I figured I’d get jiggy with it (LAME). Something nice, basic, black, and tasty for my morning cup. I actually had forgotten how absolutely pretty the leaves are! When I opened the tin, I was pretty surprised by the golden and delicate twists of this Jig.

I steeped it up with a bit more leaf than usual, to make up for the wiryness than won’t fit into my teaspoon. The resulting cup was definitely more powerful and bold, but not bitter. It actually smelled like toasty cocoa, if that makes any sense. Warm and deep and delicious.

Because of the extra leaf, I actually think that I might have tasted a bit of the peppery taste that has been eluding me the entire time I’ve been drinking this. It was extremely faint, but I think I finally might have caught a taste of it!

Wrapping Christmas presents and sipping this was pretty much bliss. And happiness. Add onto that the fact that I’m not curled up in the fetal position, or rocking back and forth in pain, Paranormal Activity-style, this is turning out to be a fairly good morning indeed.

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LENA

yay! glad you are feeling better.

I have Paranormal Activity in my Netflix queue…I was too much of a sissy to see it in theaters. I have to watch scary movies at home…and during the day while the sun is shining.

LENA

oh…and wrapping Christmas presents while drinking a good cup of tea is the absolute best. I did the same thing.

sophistre

I wonder what’s wrong with my tin of this. Some of the leaves are golden, but not many…most of them are dark. I’m almost curious enough to reorder it just to see if my ‘batch’ was over-processed in some way.

takgoti

I refuse to watch Paranormal Activity. I hate scary movies. I’m a wimp who can’t deal with most doses of freakiness very well.

Also, your Will Smith reference made me giggle. I used to know the Men In Black dance. I wish I were kidding.

teaplz

sophistre, not all of the leaves are gold, that’s for sure, but some of the tips of leaves are. It’s still pretty.

And tak-tak and Lena, I haven’t seen Paranormal Activity, but I have heard horribly scary things about it, like what I just posted up there. I saw the trailer and got frightened. :(

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LENA

yay! glad you are feeling better.

I have Paranormal Activity in my Netflix queue…I was too much of a sissy to see it in theaters. I have to watch scary movies at home…and during the day while the sun is shining.

LENA

oh…and wrapping Christmas presents while drinking a good cup of tea is the absolute best. I did the same thing.

sophistre

I wonder what’s wrong with my tin of this. Some of the leaves are golden, but not many…most of them are dark. I’m almost curious enough to reorder it just to see if my ‘batch’ was over-processed in some way.

takgoti

I refuse to watch Paranormal Activity. I hate scary movies. I’m a wimp who can’t deal with most doses of freakiness very well.

Also, your Will Smith reference made me giggle. I used to know the Men In Black dance. I wish I were kidding.

teaplz

sophistre, not all of the leaves are gold, that’s for sure, but some of the tips of leaves are. It’s still pretty.

And tak-tak and Lena, I haven’t seen Paranormal Activity, but I have heard horribly scary things about it, like what I just posted up there. I saw the trailer and got frightened. :(

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