I thought this one, prepared stove top, would be a delicious cap to a great 4 day weekend, but I left it steeping on the stove for three times as long as usual because my husband and I were playing around with the drawing application on his ipad! Oh dear sweet tea leaves we were up ALL NIGHT!!! It was full bodied and tasty, not bitter or unpleasant in any way, but strong as anything!!!! Now I know – if I ever want a wake me up chai, steep for 30 or so minutes after the 8 minute simmer. PHEW!!!!!!


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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes


Collingswood, NJ



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