I am so glad my order arrived yesterday, because I neeeeed this tea right now.

Yesterday we spent seven hours cleaning at my mother-in-law’s house. She died eighteen months ago but the house has been vacant much longer than that. Fifty year old carpets were pulled out. But the house is nearly empty now and it was time to remove all the staples and tacks strips and do some cleaning. If you have ever cleaned a house that has been vacant for four years but absolutely stuffed with things most of that time, you have an idea. My hands were numb this morning when I woke up, I suppose from pounding on a pry bar without the gloves my husband suggested that I eschewed.

So today my body needed turmeric but my soul needed this. This tea right here. And boy, does my soul feel better now.

You know who said it best? TerryHarpLady. She said it tastes like sweet potatoes sprinkled malt powder. BAM. Nail on the head.

Today as I sipped it, I was trying to decide what made a tea a really good tea for me, and I determined it was probably LAYERS. Low notes and mid-tones and high notes. Some things that I didn’t like when I first started drinking tea have become more palatable, like briskness, which I used to think was just astringency and always bad.

This tea is round and smooth and sweet and thick, full of body. The more I drink, the drier my tongue gets and I want more, and while I am drinking my senses are filled with sweet potato malt.

My soul has had a little vacation here at breakfast, and my sore body will recover soon.

evol-ving

Such a hard but necessary thing. Therapeutic too. This tea would be my choice to soothe after the hard things too. Sending hugs to you.

gmathis

Been there! Stale air and sentiment is a pretty potent combination :) We keep finding nooks and crannies with oddments that need to be sorted and culled before the estate people do their thing.

ashmanra

The roof is leaking so I think we have an actual mold problem. It smells like mold and general discomfort in there. We have almost everything out now. I will be so glad to see this all wrapped up and done! I know you will on your end, too, gmathis!

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evol-ving

Such a hard but necessary thing. Therapeutic too. This tea would be my choice to soothe after the hard things too. Sending hugs to you.

gmathis

Been there! Stale air and sentiment is a pretty potent combination :) We keep finding nooks and crannies with oddments that need to be sorted and culled before the estate people do their thing.

ashmanra

The roof is leaking so I think we have an actual mold problem. It smells like mold and general discomfort in there. We have almost everything out now. I will be so glad to see this all wrapped up and done! I know you will on your end, too, gmathis!

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

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