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Additional notes: I thought I’d have some of this while reading Pride and Prejudice today. I can’t believe the book is 200 years old this year! Just as Austen isn’t my favorite 19th century writer, this tea isn’t my favorite Adagio blend. If only there were actual blackberries or blackberry flavor, rather than just the leaves! Kind of like how I wish there were more than just marriage and money in Austen’s books, which is why I prefer other 19th century writers. But I thought it was time to give Pride and Prejudice a chance. But the tea does have a nice syrupy sweet flavor. Oversteeping is bad though, with this one. Two minutes!!

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Anyanka

I get so sad when people don’t like Austen. I lurve her. She has this sly sense of humor that pokes fun at all of the emphasis on marriage and money, but doesn’t come out and say it. I feel like she was as bold as her time would allow and I suspect she was bitingly funny in real life. But, I can absolutely see why people don’t like her. I read her complete works in order this year and it was a bit much even for a fan.

Cavocorax

When I first read P&P I missed a lot of the subtle humor and wit. I’m happy I went back to it later.

My bf will never read it bc it’s so self absorbed that the Napoleonic war, and decline of the nobility don’t factor in at all, so I can see why she wouldn’t be for everyone.

I hope you enjoy it more than you expected to. :)

tea-sipper

Anyanka – I followed you today because I saw your username and icon! Poor Anya. :D I do see more humor in P&P than I did in the other Austen I read, Sense & Sensibility. (At least that I remember.) I’m early in the book, so we will see how I like it.

Cavocorax – I’m definitely seeing some of the humor! But I just wish the books could be about money, marriage, AND everything else in a life. Like your bf thinks, it isn’t really looking at the bigger picture.

Anyanka

I’m rewatching all the Buffy seasons and I made my Steepster account right around the time Anya was reintroduced. I’ve been happy to see how many steepsterites know who she is.

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Anyanka

I get so sad when people don’t like Austen. I lurve her. She has this sly sense of humor that pokes fun at all of the emphasis on marriage and money, but doesn’t come out and say it. I feel like she was as bold as her time would allow and I suspect she was bitingly funny in real life. But, I can absolutely see why people don’t like her. I read her complete works in order this year and it was a bit much even for a fan.

Cavocorax

When I first read P&P I missed a lot of the subtle humor and wit. I’m happy I went back to it later.

My bf will never read it bc it’s so self absorbed that the Napoleonic war, and decline of the nobility don’t factor in at all, so I can see why she wouldn’t be for everyone.

I hope you enjoy it more than you expected to. :)

tea-sipper

Anyanka – I followed you today because I saw your username and icon! Poor Anya. :D I do see more humor in P&P than I did in the other Austen I read, Sense & Sensibility. (At least that I remember.) I’m early in the book, so we will see how I like it.

Cavocorax – I’m definitely seeing some of the humor! But I just wish the books could be about money, marriage, AND everything else in a life. Like your bf thinks, it isn’t really looking at the bigger picture.

Anyanka

I’m rewatching all the Buffy seasons and I made my Steepster account right around the time Anya was reintroduced. I’ve been happy to see how many steepsterites know who she is.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
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AprTea.com
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Lupicia
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Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
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justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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