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I’ve been working on this tea for quite some time now :)

My goal was to create a tea with cocoa, citrus, and smoke notes that had no bitterness or astringency that would be the perfect companion on full-moon walks in December, when the moonlight reflecting off of the snow makes it as bright as daytime.

This ended up being one of those teas that is so smooth that it’s hard to set down. It’s a rustic blend, perfect for outdoor lovers. It withstands oversteeping very well, making it ideal for the backcountry.

Enjoy! =)


December, you are the month of chills. The month of campfires that die from the bitter cold wind. The month of snowfall and of embers and the moments one cannot wish to describe. December, in all your bright white moonlight and soul-stirring knee-high snowdrift steps, I love you. You are hot cocoa and orange peels with cloves and the warmth of the fireplace dancing across my toes reminds me of nothing but the moments I spent last night shivering cold with snowflakes on my beard. How is it that the bite of your night is so painfully addictive as to keep me wanting more? Perhaps I will ponder your eerie charm with another full moon walk and a cup of tea.

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Bonnie

I hope your as romantic with another person as you are when writing about tea and nature Brenden! Just sayin what others are thinkin! You need to write Call of the Wild or something. (I hope you don’t mind indulging this old woman when I take liberties and speak my mind).

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Oh, I try my best to love my girlfriend the same way I love tea ;)

I used to be pretty into writing poetry but that comes and goes with time. I have many ways of expressing myself — writing, tea, photography, slacklining.

Life is romantic. I feel saddened that not everyone sees romance in nature…I fall in love with pretty much any moment fringed with pine trees or wood-smoke in the air :)

Bonnie

Good for you!(and her!) I’m one of those most fortunate ones who have had the opportunity to live (sometimes for short stints) in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, a historic mining town before it was public land, rural interior Puerto Rico and now Colorado. I’ve seen many majestic places…Alaska, Peru, Kauai,Santorini and the Greek Isles. The redwoods smell the best,blended with ponderous pine, bay, laurel, manzenita and arbutis. (I think I’ve spelled wrong).
Yes, around Santa Cruz…Scots Valley CA has the best Redwood smell!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Mmm redwoods are amazing. I got the chance to highline the redwood forests in Arcata, CA a couple years ago. It was beautiful :) Here’s a video of someone up there from this year: https://vimeo.com/65440223

Bonnie

That’s where my mom was born in 1924. My grandfather went to work in lumber during the San Francisco dock strike. I have pictures of family felling redwoods with huge 4 man saws. (No chain saws back then). Great picture! Primeval! Redwoods have a way of making you feel small.

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Bonnie

I hope your as romantic with another person as you are when writing about tea and nature Brenden! Just sayin what others are thinkin! You need to write Call of the Wild or something. (I hope you don’t mind indulging this old woman when I take liberties and speak my mind).

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Oh, I try my best to love my girlfriend the same way I love tea ;)

I used to be pretty into writing poetry but that comes and goes with time. I have many ways of expressing myself — writing, tea, photography, slacklining.

Life is romantic. I feel saddened that not everyone sees romance in nature…I fall in love with pretty much any moment fringed with pine trees or wood-smoke in the air :)

Bonnie

Good for you!(and her!) I’m one of those most fortunate ones who have had the opportunity to live (sometimes for short stints) in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, a historic mining town before it was public land, rural interior Puerto Rico and now Colorado. I’ve seen many majestic places…Alaska, Peru, Kauai,Santorini and the Greek Isles. The redwoods smell the best,blended with ponderous pine, bay, laurel, manzenita and arbutis. (I think I’ve spelled wrong).
Yes, around Santa Cruz…Scots Valley CA has the best Redwood smell!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Mmm redwoods are amazing. I got the chance to highline the redwood forests in Arcata, CA a couple years ago. It was beautiful :) Here’s a video of someone up there from this year: https://vimeo.com/65440223

Bonnie

That’s where my mom was born in 1924. My grandfather went to work in lumber during the San Francisco dock strike. I have pictures of family felling redwoods with huge 4 man saws. (No chain saws back then). Great picture! Primeval! Redwoods have a way of making you feel small.

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