drank Vanilla Jasmine by Golden Moon Tea
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I am adding this to my cupboard, because I received a beautiful washi paper tin of this from JacquelineM last week! EEEEE!

Tea party is always a little…well, probably not what you expect. For example, for reasons that are too involved to explain here, we are required to say “Speaking of naked…” at least once during the conversation. Last week, it was discovered that two people in attendance love Taco Bell, so we agreed to have Taco Bell for the beginning of tea party!

What do you serve with Taco Bell? It is really hot, and I thought, "Perfect! I will serve Vanilla Jasmine iced and lightly sweetened, and it will be like having a root beer, but we still will not have caved and served soda! "

My first student’s mom got to enjoy this tea hot with me while she waited for her daughter.

I iced it for tea time and it was so good! My guest really liked it and said it reminded her of root beer. I have also heard it compared to cream soda. Both are pretty close to the taste you get. This tin will be gone very soon now that we know how good it is iced!

For the inquisitive, you may have the explanation. I lent the movie “St. Yves” to my guest a long time ago. She is retired and she and her husband live alone, but out of habit and as a parent I did warn her that there is a scene with brief nudity but nothing too raunchy. Later in the tea time, she interrupted conversation with, “Speaking of naked….” and proceeded to talk about the movie “The Aviator.” My daughters were so startled to hear her say that, they burst out laughing and couldn’t stop. It is rather unexpected from a dear, sweet, great grandmother! She is anything but grandmotherly though, being a real techno geek who likes to drive FAST!

Thank you, Jacqueline! Everyone who comes to tea at my house regularly feels like they know you already!

gmathis

I love your tea party day stories and dearly wished we were a few hundred miles closer! I would bring gummy, chewy fried rice noodles. Pair something with that!

ashmanra

Challenge….ACCEPTED!! :)

Azzrian

Great story! Thank you for sharing! Speaking of Naked – this tea sounds really yummy!

JacquelineM

Awwwwwww! That made my…year! :)

Azzrian

:) yay! Hehe

Jim Marks

We used to have this running joke when I was an undergraduate. Our residential quad had several very long, very straight paths which intersected near the center. So you had a long way to see people approaching you on another path.

It emerged over the years that if you recognized who was coming along, you would time things such that just as you got close enough to them for them to begin to overhear your conversation you would interrupt whatever you’d actually be saying and start in with something like

“…so by the time the police arrived we weren’t technically naked, and thank God the sheep hiding in the bathroom didn’t make any noise until after the left… "

by which point you’d have crossed paths and your conversation would again be out of earshot.

People began to come up with some very interesting lines to use.

ashmanra

LOL! Nice one, Jim! I lived on a very similar quad, but we were not as creative…well, I bet the guys were, but we girls were not! Sigh. Lots of Frisbee playing in that quad…

Jim Marks

I still play frisbee, actually. It is weird to be playing ultimate with kids who are about as old as the number of years I’ve been playing the game.

ashmanra

Same here! I am not terribly good at it, and I don’t play ultimate, but hubby and I started back tossing it to each other when we were at the beach last month, and we are trying to teach the dog to catch it. We have one for us, a little doggie one for him, and for Father’s Day the dog gave him a hippy dippy crocheted cloth one from a store I found in Raleigh. The dog catches that one easily, and though it doesn’t go far, it is fun to throw and we can play in the front yard without worrying about hitting the cars with it. (Can’t play in the backyard! Too many big old trees, which I love more than I love my house!)

Jim Marks

Whole Earth Provision Co. sells those knit ones. They turn over very quickly, it seems, but maybe I could get the Lhasa to chase it…

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gmathis

I love your tea party day stories and dearly wished we were a few hundred miles closer! I would bring gummy, chewy fried rice noodles. Pair something with that!

ashmanra

Challenge….ACCEPTED!! :)

Azzrian

Great story! Thank you for sharing! Speaking of Naked – this tea sounds really yummy!

JacquelineM

Awwwwwww! That made my…year! :)

Azzrian

:) yay! Hehe

Jim Marks

We used to have this running joke when I was an undergraduate. Our residential quad had several very long, very straight paths which intersected near the center. So you had a long way to see people approaching you on another path.

It emerged over the years that if you recognized who was coming along, you would time things such that just as you got close enough to them for them to begin to overhear your conversation you would interrupt whatever you’d actually be saying and start in with something like

“…so by the time the police arrived we weren’t technically naked, and thank God the sheep hiding in the bathroom didn’t make any noise until after the left… "

by which point you’d have crossed paths and your conversation would again be out of earshot.

People began to come up with some very interesting lines to use.

ashmanra

LOL! Nice one, Jim! I lived on a very similar quad, but we were not as creative…well, I bet the guys were, but we girls were not! Sigh. Lots of Frisbee playing in that quad…

Jim Marks

I still play frisbee, actually. It is weird to be playing ultimate with kids who are about as old as the number of years I’ve been playing the game.

ashmanra

Same here! I am not terribly good at it, and I don’t play ultimate, but hubby and I started back tossing it to each other when we were at the beach last month, and we are trying to teach the dog to catch it. We have one for us, a little doggie one for him, and for Father’s Day the dog gave him a hippy dippy crocheted cloth one from a store I found in Raleigh. The dog catches that one easily, and though it doesn’t go far, it is fun to throw and we can play in the front yard without worrying about hitting the cars with it. (Can’t play in the backyard! Too many big old trees, which I love more than I love my house!)

Jim Marks

Whole Earth Provision Co. sells those knit ones. They turn over very quickly, it seems, but maybe I could get the Lhasa to chase it…

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about nine years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

I am also reviewing for Sororitea Sisters now!

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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