Life in general has been beating the crap out of me so I decided that today is a rat lunch day! It made me smile to think of KS and our rat lunch reviews and I needed a smile and a good memory.

For those who don’t know, rat lunch is toasted cheese and tea – good, solid, black tea specifically. We got it from the children’s book “I Was A Rat” that JacquelineM introduced me to. And I really wanted to try this gift from derk and this is the perfect time since I am alone today for lunch and don’t have to pick a tea that everyone else likes.

May I say….it could not have been more perfect. It has everything one loves about Assam but not the thing that keeps me away from Assam so often – boiling heartburn. As soon as I smelled it, I knew. I fell hard for this guy and he is probably going to make me break my “no ordering” ban. (Ha, like I really observe that anyway!)

Malty, bready, rich, thick, full body, dark, just the right amount of tingle. It is the perfect tea for today. It resteeps well. Rat lunch has done me a lot of good.

Thank you, derk!

tea-sipper

Stop beating up ashmanra, life!
Hope things get better for you soon – you deserve it.

Kawaii433

Hope things improve for you soon, ashmanra!

mrmopar

Life on earth is just a precursor to what is after. The trials here will do merit elsewhere. Rat lunch , haven’t heard that in a while. I hope my old buddy KS will have it again with me in attendance this time.

derk

You’re welcome, ashmanra. I’m glad this special tea and the fond memory of your friend afforded you the fortitude to make it through another day. You know the sources of your strength <3

Martin Bednář

I hope you will feel better soon!

gmathis

We had grilled cheese on rye for dinner :)

Ilse Wouters

As we say in Spain : “Animo!” …and if a rat lunch (thanks for making me aware of this, I´ll use it!) can make you feel better, we´ll all drink (tea) on it!

gmathis

mrmopar, let’s just schedule a Steepster family reunion right now ;)

mrmopar

@gmathis I would be up to that. I came across his blog searching a while back. Had to reread some of those notes…

ashmanra

Thank you for your good wishes, everyone! Life has some hard seasons. This is one of them. I am trying to pay attention to all those things I have to thankful for, like you folks here on Steepster, <3

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tea-sipper

Stop beating up ashmanra, life!
Hope things get better for you soon – you deserve it.

Kawaii433

Hope things improve for you soon, ashmanra!

mrmopar

Life on earth is just a precursor to what is after. The trials here will do merit elsewhere. Rat lunch , haven’t heard that in a while. I hope my old buddy KS will have it again with me in attendance this time.

derk

You’re welcome, ashmanra. I’m glad this special tea and the fond memory of your friend afforded you the fortitude to make it through another day. You know the sources of your strength <3

Martin Bednář

I hope you will feel better soon!

gmathis

We had grilled cheese on rye for dinner :)

Ilse Wouters

As we say in Spain : “Animo!” …and if a rat lunch (thanks for making me aware of this, I´ll use it!) can make you feel better, we´ll all drink (tea) on it!

gmathis

mrmopar, let’s just schedule a Steepster family reunion right now ;)

mrmopar

@gmathis I would be up to that. I came across his blog searching a while back. Had to reread some of those notes…

ashmanra

Thank you for your good wishes, everyone! Life has some hard seasons. This is one of them. I am trying to pay attention to all those things I have to thankful for, like you folks here on Steepster, <3

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

I am also reviewing for Sororitea Sisters now!

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