We started drinking this late last night. We are moving youngest into her own room this week and it involves painting (including the ceiling – what a pain in the neck!) and finding a home for all my crafting supplies. (Gulp. I buy those like I buy tea.)

Last night’s four steeps were all Western style and combined two at a time. The predominant aroma was mushroom. Or maybe I should say MUSHROOM. I haven’t had a powerfully mushroom pu in a while, so this was a refreshing change.

This morning as we have it with breakfast, i am struck by how creamy this is. This is smooth and mild and has a silky mouth feel.

I need to do a gong fu session with it sometime, but it has been great by the (large) pot. I think six steeps are the limit on this one for me. The final one took a while to color up but had nice flavor when it did.

gmathis

“…but I can’t give that away…I might use that. With my kids.” (The kid thing immediately makes my hoarding sound noble :)

ashmanra

Yes! I sit here right now surrounded by the 48 bottles of glitter THAT I KEPT after making a bag to give away…

Evol Ving Ness

What a happy thing glitter is!

ashmanra

Evol Ving Ness: Twenty-four bottles of the glitter (it was in a boxed set) were purchased while I was high on pain medicine after finding out that my cancer surgery would have to be repeated as I didn’t have clear margins and they wanted to do a mammogram just TWO WEEKS after my segmental mastectomy to see what we were dealing with While I was under the influence of whatever they gave me before the mammogram, my daughter drove me to lunch and then the craft store, where I fortunately used coupons for my purchases. Apparently I made a card when I got home. I was very confused when I found said card because I did not remember buying the dies to cut out hearts and wondered how the heck I cut them out, until it slowly filtered back into my brain that I had gone to a craft store while high. I am grateful that I am thrifty even while under the influence.

gmathis

At least you had something to blame it on. I just have no self-control and I’m on coupon mailing lists for Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann’s. I think we may need a support group.

ashmanra

Definitely a support group and not an intervention!

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gmathis

“…but I can’t give that away…I might use that. With my kids.” (The kid thing immediately makes my hoarding sound noble :)

ashmanra

Yes! I sit here right now surrounded by the 48 bottles of glitter THAT I KEPT after making a bag to give away…

Evol Ving Ness

What a happy thing glitter is!

ashmanra

Evol Ving Ness: Twenty-four bottles of the glitter (it was in a boxed set) were purchased while I was high on pain medicine after finding out that my cancer surgery would have to be repeated as I didn’t have clear margins and they wanted to do a mammogram just TWO WEEKS after my segmental mastectomy to see what we were dealing with While I was under the influence of whatever they gave me before the mammogram, my daughter drove me to lunch and then the craft store, where I fortunately used coupons for my purchases. Apparently I made a card when I got home. I was very confused when I found said card because I did not remember buying the dies to cut out hearts and wondered how the heck I cut them out, until it slowly filtered back into my brain that I had gone to a craft store while high. I am grateful that I am thrifty even while under the influence.

gmathis

At least you had something to blame it on. I just have no self-control and I’m on coupon mailing lists for Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann’s. I think we may need a support group.

ashmanra

Definitely a support group and not an intervention!

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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.

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