A few years ago I went on a Kickstarter Binge, and one of the projects I supported was Winterwoods Tea Company. Their teas are lovingly hand made from organic ingredients, and I got a box full of them. I have to confess, when I first opened each package, most of them smelled like alcohol to me, and being a recovery person, that wasn’t very appealing. So I let them age for awhile, and gratefully the alcohol aroma seems to have departed!

So this is a classic licorice tea, naturally sweet because licorice is so, a little little spicy in a mild chai like way, and a little medicinal, because it is. I’m feeling a little under the weather, as if I’m either coming down with something, or having the start of spring allergies (which is what I suspect). Either way, warm tea always helps, and since I’ve already drank my fill of both Elderberry (anti viral) and Nettles (for allergies), I decided to go with a small pot of this one. Licorice root has a balancing effect on my adrenals, the marshmallow, ginger, and fennel are all soothing, and the orange peel and cinnamon add some nice flavor.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


St. Louis, MO



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