Ice Storms plus First Day of Semester Crazies!


After coming in damp and frizzled to a line out the door, I threw some tea from the first tin I grabbed into my brewer mug. Thankfully luck was on my side, and it was Hot Cinnamon Spice! PERFECT tea for the cold, and very invigorating. It is now 5 (5!!!!) hours later, and I finally have a moment to have a second steep. Spicy, sweet, cheerful, warming. Instant pick-me-up.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Hope you’re feeling de-frizzled.

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Hope you’re feeling de-frizzled.

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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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