drank Darjeeling by Choice Organic Teas
2077 tasting notes

Of late, convenience trumps elegance, so I have been swigging away at bagged teas. Found this Darjeeling at my sister’s house when we were cleaning (more on that in a minute). I’ve had Darjeelings that are so dry they shrivel your tongue, which is why they don’t get much airplay at my house. This one doesn’t fit that pattern. It’s got that fruity grape peel thing happening, but it’s round instead of sharp and squiggly. (I’ll let you figure that analogy out yourselves :) Incidentally, Choice does a great bagged kukicha as well.

Sister’s house. I mentioned elsewhere that she passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly last month. It’s been a hard loss; it has taken a while to even want to handle the words aloud. However, my brother pointed out that her piano had been recently played and the hymnbook was open to “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” She did, and I do, so all will be well. I brought home a carload of her recipe boxes (priceless), exquisitely appliqued quilts (even more so), her Pillsbury Doughboy t-shirt, and several boxes of tea to sip in her honor.

ashmanra

I am having a nice cry now…the piano and the hymnbook…precious….the recipes…perfect….so glad you have great memories of her and these moments to hold. My husband is going to wonder why I am ugly crying on the couch when he gets home for lunch…

gmathis

Doesn’t take much for me these days :)

Kawaii433

:( gmathis hugs

Maddy Barone

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad that you can find some comfort in that small indication of where her heart was. Hugs.

mrmopar

Prayers for you. A sibling is such a big loss.

tea-sipper

See, us Steepsterers need tasting notes like these. Thank you for posting it.

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ashmanra

I am having a nice cry now…the piano and the hymnbook…precious….the recipes…perfect….so glad you have great memories of her and these moments to hold. My husband is going to wonder why I am ugly crying on the couch when he gets home for lunch…

gmathis

Doesn’t take much for me these days :)

Kawaii433

:( gmathis hugs

Maddy Barone

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad that you can find some comfort in that small indication of where her heart was. Hugs.

mrmopar

Prayers for you. A sibling is such a big loss.

tea-sipper

See, us Steepsterers need tasting notes like these. Thank you for posting it.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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