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I went to a yoga retreat last weekend. My first ever. It was interesting. I’d go again.

Anyhow. I very rarely have an audience so willing to try tea, so I shared a pot of this with the group. Four infusions, I think? Maybe five. One lady really loved it. As in she said it was mind blowing – and she will remember it forever. It doesn’t sound like she will be a convert, but I’m glad to have given her a nice memory! The cocoa really came out, and in later steeps, more of that menthol with some hay background, perhaps caramel. Was too busy serving to really enjoy much myself! If I go for another retreat one day, I’ll need to put more thought into which one I bring. An oolong perhaps.

Evol Ving Ness

Where was your retreat and what kind of yoga was it?

Indigobloom

It was with East Meets West yoga, the lady has a gym near Lansdowne Station on Bloor. The venue was Harmony Dawn up near Cobourg. The yoga was pretty gentle. More focused on meditation. There was some Yin as well – was craving a flow class on Monday when I returned, after being so sedentary all weekend! :P

Fjellrev

A yoga retreat! You are badass. And even more so for sharing tea with the group.

Indigobloom

awww thanks!! it wasn’t scary at all. I may have a new very expensive addiction. SO wanna go again

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks for the details, IndigoBloom! It sounds fab!

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Evol Ving Ness

Where was your retreat and what kind of yoga was it?

Indigobloom

It was with East Meets West yoga, the lady has a gym near Lansdowne Station on Bloor. The venue was Harmony Dawn up near Cobourg. The yoga was pretty gentle. More focused on meditation. There was some Yin as well – was craving a flow class on Monday when I returned, after being so sedentary all weekend! :P

Fjellrev

A yoga retreat! You are badass. And even more so for sharing tea with the group.

Indigobloom

awww thanks!! it wasn’t scary at all. I may have a new very expensive addiction. SO wanna go again

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks for the details, IndigoBloom! It sounds fab!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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