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So good. Sweet and malty and boozy. Just what I needed on a totally crappy day. I woke up with my neck pretty impressively fucked, and going for a massage only helped a bit, so I’m hurting and grumpy today, and a bit stressed about work and getting ready to move, since the day is coming up fast.


Sorry to hear about the crappy day, but glad you had good tea. :) Hope tomorrow goes better!


Glad that the tea improved your day. Neck Pain is the worst! Hope you feel better soon.


Sleep and physio today also helped somewhat. I’m still hurting, but I can move my head and arm again.


Hope you have someone else to do the physical part of the moving for you.


Yeah I’m hiring movers which is SO. AWESOME.


YES. :)

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drank Spring Pouchong by Cornelia Bean
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drank Grand Cru Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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I am sooooo wired right now, in a good way, but I figured a matcha latte would help me calm down a bit and it has. I used this since I can’t find my kitchen grade matcha, and this is a lovely change, as it’s much smoother in texture.


hehe, I can drink a Matcha latte (or just Matcha) and pretty much run around the house going WEEEEEE for about an hour. Such a fun kick of caffeine

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drank The People's Tea by Tippy's Tea
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Ah my sweet, reliable People’s Tea, when I need something that’s guaranteed to be delicious. I only got about two sips before I had to work, but it was a lovely cup to come back to when I was done. Smoke and malt and orchid. This is one of the best combinations ever.

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drank Apple Tarte Tatin by LuxBerry Tea
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drank Private House Blend by Say Tea
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Makes an awesome latte. Lots of bergamot & black currant flavour.

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Excellent cup. Malty, light and delicious.

One week till we move, so my giant pile of tea has been moved into a box (well, soon to be two boxes – one medium moving box cannot contain it all.) So for the next week I’ll probably just be grabbing whatever is near the top to drink.

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drank Chai Guarana by DAVIDsTEA
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I grew up drinking jasmine green tea with meals, but really fell in love with tea on a trip to Britain in elementary school. My first great love was Earl Grey, and I still adore it and all its variants.

I discovered the beauty of loose leaf tea much later, when, on impulse, I picked up a few teas that were on clearance at a home store. My introduction to loose leaf teas were Masala Chai and Provence Rooibos by the Metropolitan Tea Co and an unknown brand of kukicha and gyokuro (little did I know what a precious treasure I’d stumbled onto with that.)

At the time I was lucky to live in a place with multiple tea shops and several places to have afternoon tea, which is a delight I still miss.

Tea is part of my daily ritual and a nice, affordable way to appease the collector in me.

I enjoy distinctive whites, greens and oolongs, flavoured blacks, and herbals that are heavy on the citrus, lavender or mint.

Rating rubric, to give myself some consistency:
0-15 Yuck, not even drinkable.
16-30 Disappointing, not really inclined to give it a second try.
31-45 Disappointing, but maybe there’s potential? Worth one more try, prepped differently.
46-60 Mediocre, not terrible but not memorable.
61-75 Not bad. I’ll definitely finish what I have and might buy again.
76-90 Very enjoyable. Tasty, complex, it’ll keep me coming back.
91-100 BEST! I love everything about it and I will drink it forever.

Beyond tea, I’m a sex educator, polyamory activist, and radical queer. I love backwoods camping, abstract painting, baking & cooking, nail polish, cats, ceramic sculpture, and home nesting.


Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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