drank Formosa Dragon by TeaMaze
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Enjoying an absolutely delicious Sunday break, bathing in a sunbeam aimed directly on my rocking chair (although Tazo is glaring at me because he claims to be the rightful owner of any and all winter sunshine spots).

Close to hand is this nice, silky, buttery oolong from our new favorite shop in the Ozarks. Its fruit flavor and scent is not far from peach cobbler, and while I don’t generally choose oolongs first, I’m glad hubby talked me into bringing this home. Little pricey, so I hope it holds up well in subsequent steeps.

You would have laughed at my Sunday church kids—10 and 11 year olds. They asked me for another tea and cocoa day, and it was fun watching them paw through my chest of random bags and man the electric kettle like grown-ups. Shiloh loves Good Earth Sweet and Spicy with enough sugar to fill a hummingbird feeder; David insists he only likes “sweet tea,” and Jonathan, on a dare, tried a cup of Lapsang Souchong: “Hey, that’s not so bad!”

ashmanra

Ooooo, I love it! Get them broken in! A new tea generation rises!

derk

<3 I’m trying to figure out how to spread my love of tea to my many coworkers now that I’m on the Fun Committee (cheesy, but we have a former youth pastor running the circus). I was thinking about introducing several themed teabags each month and doing a once-monthly tea tasting with loose leaf. Aside — we’re having a chili cook-off next month; I’ve been busy this evening shelling bags full of heirloom beans I harvested from the garden today.

To anybody reading this, I’m open to suggestion for decent bagged teas that can be brewed with boiling water!

Martin Bednář

derk – some are on the way. Even that orange ones what I sent you last time. I think that one would be perfect for it :) but not chili like.

Ashmanra and gmathis: I am happy to see there are children who like teas, they will know it is not always bad. Like Lipton Ice teas. :D

gmathis

I sold the Lapsang Souchong kid with “it tastes like bacon.” For office purposes—I’m finally getting some buddies on the bandwagon — good old Bigelow supermarket varieties are pretty reliable and predictable, no matter how you abuse them. (And inexpensive, so you don’t flinch seeing good tea thrown away.) Some of my non-teaist coworkers have recently fallen in love with Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice, also pretty cheaply and readily available.

Best wishes with that “fun committee” thing. Once in a while, that rears its ugly head here, but we manage to tamp it back down pretty quickly ;)

derk

Thank you for the recommendations, gmathis. The Fun Committee seems well received here; there are no forced group activities. We basically just get fed :)

gmathis

That part we do well at our work, too! And just for the record, lest you think I am completely petrified, when it comes to playing with children, I am a sparkly bundle of mirth and frivolity. ;)

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ashmanra

Ooooo, I love it! Get them broken in! A new tea generation rises!

derk

<3 I’m trying to figure out how to spread my love of tea to my many coworkers now that I’m on the Fun Committee (cheesy, but we have a former youth pastor running the circus). I was thinking about introducing several themed teabags each month and doing a once-monthly tea tasting with loose leaf. Aside — we’re having a chili cook-off next month; I’ve been busy this evening shelling bags full of heirloom beans I harvested from the garden today.

To anybody reading this, I’m open to suggestion for decent bagged teas that can be brewed with boiling water!

Martin Bednář

derk – some are on the way. Even that orange ones what I sent you last time. I think that one would be perfect for it :) but not chili like.

Ashmanra and gmathis: I am happy to see there are children who like teas, they will know it is not always bad. Like Lipton Ice teas. :D

gmathis

I sold the Lapsang Souchong kid with “it tastes like bacon.” For office purposes—I’m finally getting some buddies on the bandwagon — good old Bigelow supermarket varieties are pretty reliable and predictable, no matter how you abuse them. (And inexpensive, so you don’t flinch seeing good tea thrown away.) Some of my non-teaist coworkers have recently fallen in love with Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice, also pretty cheaply and readily available.

Best wishes with that “fun committee” thing. Once in a while, that rears its ugly head here, but we manage to tamp it back down pretty quickly ;)

derk

Thank you for the recommendations, gmathis. The Fun Committee seems well received here; there are no forced group activities. We basically just get fed :)

gmathis

That part we do well at our work, too! And just for the record, lest you think I am completely petrified, when it comes to playing with children, I am a sparkly bundle of mirth and frivolity. ;)

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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