I am going to try to make today a sweet, happy one by giving it the 1-2-3 treatment -

Steep 1. Earl Grey de la Creme
Steep 2. to those leaves add a generous pinch of Rosy Earl Grey (Teas, etc)
Steep 3. and then to those leaves add a generous pinch of Cherry Blossom Green Tea

I just finished a lovely cup of the Earl Grey de la Creme (with a little rock sugar!) – delicious, sweet and creamy! Now a pinch of Rosy – Ah Rosy! You are so happymaking, jasminey and, again – sweet! I think I may do two steeps with you, and add the Cherry Blossom Green in the afternoon…maybe. I may just stick with Miss Happy Rosy – I’ll letcha know!

Oh oh oh!!! Just noticed that this was my tasting note number 500! Wow! I didn’t think I would make 500 before my one year Steepsterversary (Dec 1) but there you go. Apparently I drink a lot more tea than I thought!

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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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