So I’ve had about 20 cups of tea in the last 4 days. I couldn’t write a note on any of them because they pretty much all tasted like hot water with an essence of tea. I got the friggin flu. I still have it. It sucks! It’s like the worst cold in history plus the added benefit of chills and body aches. Awesome.

Anyway, my only method of staying hydrated has been tea. And I’ve had a ton. But like I said, I haven’t been able to taste it. Until last night.

I have no idea if this tea is nearly as good as I thought it was, but I could taste it, and it tasted amazing. Maybe it’s the high fever or simply the desire to taste something so badly, or that it really is good. Regardless, I enjoyed it. Immensly. I love genmai cha. I love chai. But it really sounds like a strange combo, but I’m not turned off by strange, so I bought it. It is so perfectly roasty & toasty and even a smidge salty, but really spicy as well. I guzzled it down and immediately made some more.

I’ll have to try it again whenever this flu finally goes away. Hopefully that’s not as far off as everyone says. Assuming I have any left by the end it.


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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.


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