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So I technically had Shakespeare’s version of this tea thanks to Mastress Alita (thanks again!). But I love it so much I had to stock up and English Tea Store has the same blend. It’s on sale for the month at an already amazing price. I’m also happy to report that the tea still tastes the same! CUCUMBER. MELON. I’m always happy when different harvests are similar. So many cucumber slices, whoa! Also, 52Teas had a blend similar to this one (the general idea anyway) that I also love.
I’ve been eating a ton of actual cucumber from the garden lately, as I’m the only one around here that can tolerate cucumber…. and the garden will give about… FORTY or so cucumbers this year. So I made a cucumber dip today. And I’ll be making little tea sandwiches at some point. I also just like dunking some cucumber pieces in a dip of cream cheese, sour cream, and a bit of olive oil. Nothing too fancy. Also, one blueberry bush in the yard (spindly in my opinion) had about three pints of blueberries over the course of a month. I absolutely appreciate that blueberries don’t all turn blue at once… it’s gradual so you can enjoy blueberries for about a month even with one plant, if you’re willing to look every 2-3 days.

Flavors: Cucumber, Melon

AJRimmer

I love cucumber sandwiches! We do it one way with mayo, salt, and pepper, and a second way with cream cheese and dill!

Mastress Alita

Well, it should taste the same, Shakespeare’s sources it from English Tea Store. :-P Few tea shops make their own blends vs. outsourcing.

Kawaii433

Sounds really good, tea-sipper. I love cucumbers with vinegar, salt, and pepper. I’m also a huge an of tzatziki dressing.

tea-sipper

Mastress Alita – I knew it was the same source, thanks to you telling me that before, but I’m always worried with harvests possibly changing over the years. So I was just glad I didn’t seem to find a difference. :D

AJRimmer & Kawaii – I’m starving now, I got to go find something to eat (already had some cucumbers today) haha

derk

Cucumbers are wonderful <3

tea-sipper

haha derk. I don’t LOVE cucumbers… they were supposed to be for my bro but he can’t eat 40 of them. Yikes. I guess I have a newfound love for them now? And many of my fam are allergic to them so I kind of thought I would be too. I guess not! Well, some are now on a table next to the road for anyone to take. :D

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AJRimmer

I love cucumber sandwiches! We do it one way with mayo, salt, and pepper, and a second way with cream cheese and dill!

Mastress Alita

Well, it should taste the same, Shakespeare’s sources it from English Tea Store. :-P Few tea shops make their own blends vs. outsourcing.

Kawaii433

Sounds really good, tea-sipper. I love cucumbers with vinegar, salt, and pepper. I’m also a huge an of tzatziki dressing.

tea-sipper

Mastress Alita – I knew it was the same source, thanks to you telling me that before, but I’m always worried with harvests possibly changing over the years. So I was just glad I didn’t seem to find a difference. :D

AJRimmer & Kawaii – I’m starving now, I got to go find something to eat (already had some cucumbers today) haha

derk

Cucumbers are wonderful <3

tea-sipper

haha derk. I don’t LOVE cucumbers… they were supposed to be for my bro but he can’t eat 40 of them. Yikes. I guess I have a newfound love for them now? And many of my fam are allergic to them so I kind of thought I would be too. I guess not! Well, some are now on a table next to the road for anyone to take. :D

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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