drank Rhubarb Green by Fru P Kaffe & The
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I have fond memories of rhubarb growing up – eating it raw from the garden at the neighbor’s across the street (just stay away from the green bits!) and then learning how to stew it and make it into pie. Ah…. yes, and definitely yum. The tart, sweet, creamy and gelatinous mix always turned my crank, although it’s likely been 30 years since I’ve had any. Does this tea remind me of that? Maybe, however I fear there’s something strawberry-ish in the mix for flavor, as I’m having a mild allergic reaction to the tea. Boo.

I must have gotten this from Angrboda, although I swore it came from Ysurella. I really need to start labeling my teas better! :) Regardless, thank you for sharing this with me, as it’s really a lovely, light tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
TheTeaFairy

Ahhh, I LOVE raw rhubarb!! People always go “ewww” on me when I tell them I just eat it like that. Isn’t it the best tartness ever? It makes my inner cheeks squeak :-)

Suziqzer

Ok, so I’m one of those people that says yuck to raw rhubarb. My parents have a couple of plants and mom makes rhubarb desserts, but I never could handle the stuff raw. I guess you really have to like tart/sour!

Angrboda

That was definitely me, unless Ysuarella has a Danish source that I don’t know about. Fru P is a local shop in the city where I work and she doesn’t have a webshop. I’m sorry about the reaction though. :(

Dustin

I have never tried rhubarb raw! I have read that you can grow it in Texas, but it is difficult because it is a cold loving plant.

Such a shame that you have reactions to strawberries! Strawberry and rhubarb seems like two tastes that were made for each other.

MissB

I used to love strawberries and rhubarb together… it was only a few years ago that I developed this allergy, which I’m told is quite common to get as an adult.

Angrboda: of course you’re right. My bad! Thank you again for your generosity. :)

Angrboda

Husband’s mother can’t have strawberries either, but that’s because of the little seeds not agreeing with her. The seeds in tomatoes cause problems as well or poppy seeds. Any sort of seed in that general size is avoided.

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TheTeaFairy

Ahhh, I LOVE raw rhubarb!! People always go “ewww” on me when I tell them I just eat it like that. Isn’t it the best tartness ever? It makes my inner cheeks squeak :-)

Suziqzer

Ok, so I’m one of those people that says yuck to raw rhubarb. My parents have a couple of plants and mom makes rhubarb desserts, but I never could handle the stuff raw. I guess you really have to like tart/sour!

Angrboda

That was definitely me, unless Ysuarella has a Danish source that I don’t know about. Fru P is a local shop in the city where I work and she doesn’t have a webshop. I’m sorry about the reaction though. :(

Dustin

I have never tried rhubarb raw! I have read that you can grow it in Texas, but it is difficult because it is a cold loving plant.

Such a shame that you have reactions to strawberries! Strawberry and rhubarb seems like two tastes that were made for each other.

MissB

I used to love strawberries and rhubarb together… it was only a few years ago that I developed this allergy, which I’m told is quite common to get as an adult.

Angrboda: of course you’re right. My bad! Thank you again for your generosity. :)

Angrboda

Husband’s mother can’t have strawberries either, but that’s because of the little seeds not agreeing with her. The seeds in tomatoes cause problems as well or poppy seeds. Any sort of seed in that general size is avoided.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.

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