100

Additional notes: I’m running low on this save-from-a-fire tea. Next time will be a sipdown! I was worried it had no flavor left based on the fragrance alone, but upon steeping, the flavor bloomed right into the mug. VERY HAPPY about that. I really wish I could find if this tea was sourced anywhere else. It is probably my favorite tea ever and DEFINITELY by favorite Earl. My pouch is from Steepster Select so maybe they know where the source is from?
Anyone have recommendations of their favorite funny novels? I’ve been reading too many darker books lately…. (hence why I needed to dive into some bright bergamot today).

Martin Bednář

Hmm. I hoped I can remember more from Czech authors. But I can recommend Saturnin by Zdeněk Jirotka, Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek or something from Karel Čapek.
Of course I could not forget “The Joke” by Milan Kundera. But that’s not actually much of funny.

tea-sipper

Thanks so much for the suggestions, Martin! I had to look up some of these – I found out that Saturnin is compared to Jerome K Jerome and one of my funniest books ever (for me) is definitely Jerome’s ‘Three Men in a Boat’.

LuckyMe

Come to think of it, I can’t think of any funny novels I’ve read recently. Most of time when I need a break from the heavier fiction, I pick up a YA or graphic novel.

tea-sipper

Oh gosh, usually the YA I have read as an adult is absolutely more sad than not YA, so funny for me does not mean YA books. haha

Martin Bednář

Then check out Saturnin. I haven’t read something from Jerome K Jerome, but I am going to when I finally find some time. I think you will enjoy it!

tea-sipper

awesome, thanks

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

If you like dry-but-funny, fantastical british books like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you should check out Terry Pratchett. One of favorite places to start with Pratchett’s world is Guards, Guards!

tea-sipper

Thank you! I’m a HUGE fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide… but haven’t read any Pratchett yet, though I have a few around here… I forgot I’ve also been meaning to read Good Omens!

ashmanra

Pratchett for sure!

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Martin Bednář

Hmm. I hoped I can remember more from Czech authors. But I can recommend Saturnin by Zdeněk Jirotka, Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek or something from Karel Čapek.
Of course I could not forget “The Joke” by Milan Kundera. But that’s not actually much of funny.

tea-sipper

Thanks so much for the suggestions, Martin! I had to look up some of these – I found out that Saturnin is compared to Jerome K Jerome and one of my funniest books ever (for me) is definitely Jerome’s ‘Three Men in a Boat’.

LuckyMe

Come to think of it, I can’t think of any funny novels I’ve read recently. Most of time when I need a break from the heavier fiction, I pick up a YA or graphic novel.

tea-sipper

Oh gosh, usually the YA I have read as an adult is absolutely more sad than not YA, so funny for me does not mean YA books. haha

Martin Bednář

Then check out Saturnin. I haven’t read something from Jerome K Jerome, but I am going to when I finally find some time. I think you will enjoy it!

tea-sipper

awesome, thanks

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

If you like dry-but-funny, fantastical british books like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you should check out Terry Pratchett. One of favorite places to start with Pratchett’s world is Guards, Guards!

tea-sipper

Thank you! I’m a HUGE fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide… but haven’t read any Pratchett yet, though I have a few around here… I forgot I’ve also been meaning to read Good Omens!

ashmanra

Pratchett for sure!

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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
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.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. :D

Happy sipping!

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