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This chance combination: Vanilla Comoro by Harney and Sons, and Chocolate Almond by Talbott Teas.

I was so tired from a long week at work that I thought I could use a wee bit of caffeine even though it was evening. As I was preparing this pot, one teaspoon of the tea decaffeinated, one with caffeine, I had a deja vu. “Didn’t I do this before? And wasn’t I restless the entire night because of it?” flashed through my brain as the tea steeped. Ah, no turning back now!

The result was as I expected. A delicious, nutty, chocolatey vanillaish dessert tea…that kept me tossing and turning all night. Oy oy oy I will NEVER learn! No matter how tired I am, I will not sleep at night if I have real tea this late – even just a little!

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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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