drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
2402 tasting notes

I have reviewed this tea 57 times already. Why do it again today? Several reasons!

First, we had this yesterday at tea party. We tried a new recipe for French Silk Pie which my guest promptly renamed “Death By Chocolate” and said we needed to put it on the rotation and this was the unflavored black served with it. We followed with Dark Obsession Chocolate Rose.

But I had made a lot of it and we had eight ounces left, which I heated and put in my Thermos and took to the Cancer Center with me. I wasn’t really thinking when I did that, it was just the first tea handy. But Catherine has given me fortitude through some though times. She was with me every morning after radiation and kept me going strong. So how fitting it was that she was with me this morning when the doctor released me – FOR GOOD – from coming to the Cancer Center! I am not officially at the five year mark but he said he felt that my primary care physician could take of things from here on!

Nice to have her there for my celebration!

In addition, I noted some changes in flavor from drinking it in the thermos. The maltiness seemed amplified and there was also an element of hearty green tea about her today. Back in the day when I used to put her in a thermos I also added milk and sugar but I don’t use them anymore. So it was a pleasant little surprise to discover the little change of nuance in my reliable Queen.

Doug F

That’s great news! Congratulations. Tea is indeed more than just a drink.

Equusfell

So good to hear! Tea is a great companion :)

KiwiDelight

Congratulations! I’m glad you have a tea to have kept yourself going.

K S

I just did an out loud Woot! Awesome news.

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Congratulations! That is amazing!!

Roswell Strange

Congratulations! That’s absolutely fucking amazing news! It’s lovely how tea will always have connections and ties to positive memories like this one – now every time you sit down with The Queen you’ll get to relive the feeling of hearing that great news :)

dragondrool

I am astoundingly happy for you!

Christina / BooksandTea

That’s awesome! Congratulations!

mrs.stenhouse12

Congrats!! That is wonderful news! It’s always great to have a great tea by your side for excellent news! I am very happy for you :D

TeaBrat

Congrats!!!

boychik

Fantastic news! so happy for you!!!

Rosehips

How wonderful! Congrats!

mrmopar

Congrats God has blessed you again!

Nicole

Fantastic! Congrats!

ashmanra

Thank you, everyone! I was pretty excited when I went in, thinking this was my next to last appointment and that I would get released from the center next February when it was officially five years since the end of treatment. It was really neat to get “set free” today!

Maddy Barone

What awesome news! Congrats!

caile

That’s great news!! :)

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Doug F

That’s great news! Congratulations. Tea is indeed more than just a drink.

Equusfell

So good to hear! Tea is a great companion :)

KiwiDelight

Congratulations! I’m glad you have a tea to have kept yourself going.

K S

I just did an out loud Woot! Awesome news.

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Congratulations! That is amazing!!

Roswell Strange

Congratulations! That’s absolutely fucking amazing news! It’s lovely how tea will always have connections and ties to positive memories like this one – now every time you sit down with The Queen you’ll get to relive the feeling of hearing that great news :)

dragondrool

I am astoundingly happy for you!

Christina / BooksandTea

That’s awesome! Congratulations!

mrs.stenhouse12

Congrats!! That is wonderful news! It’s always great to have a great tea by your side for excellent news! I am very happy for you :D

TeaBrat

Congrats!!!

boychik

Fantastic news! so happy for you!!!

Rosehips

How wonderful! Congrats!

mrmopar

Congrats God has blessed you again!

Nicole

Fantastic! Congrats!

ashmanra

Thank you, everyone! I was pretty excited when I went in, thinking this was my next to last appointment and that I would get released from the center next February when it was officially five years since the end of treatment. It was really neat to get “set free” today!

Maddy Barone

What awesome news! Congrats!

caile

That’s great news!! :)

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten 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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