drank Peppermint Stick by Cuppa Geek
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Hooray! I got a new (to me) tea yesterday for the advent random draw!

When I saw peppermint stick I was disappointed at first because some mint teas I have tried are just harsh black tea and sharp mint. I generally prefer spearmint to peppermint but there are some mint teas that I really love, and often they feel very soothing to me even if they are not my favorite.

But when I smelled this I was really happy because clearly there was more here than JUST black tea and mint! It smelled a lot like the Red Bird mints that dissolve super fast in your mouth and feel like they are soft and full of holes. I checked the ingredients and saw the cream flavoring and I cheered.

This smells so good! It is exactly what it says – black tea, peppermint, and cream. Nice balance. I got out three pieces of Quality Street candy, called my bestie to Facetime, and downed three lovely steeps as we chatted and sipped for the first time in a long time.

Check on all your peeps and make sure they are okay! And if you are not okay, check in with someone! You are loved and you are not alone.

Edit: So I just realized that there are peppermint sticks with the texture of Red Birds! I think they sell them as hot cocoa stirrers a lot and that is no doubt what this is named for. I have only really had candy canes and the hard candy sticks that come in tons of flavors like root beer and orange and peppermint.

Courtney

Love the end of your post. :) So cute, and so important (especially right now).

gmathis

Red Bird? Not a brand we see around here, but I know exactly what you’re talking about.

ashmanra

Courtney: I am a homebody, but this is even getting to be a bit much for me sometimes! I can not imagine what it is like for the truly extroverted people and for those who live alone. We must rally!

Gmathis: I buy them at BJs and Christmas Tree Shops! I end up with too many (BJs size tub!) and send some to work with my husband so he can share.

Mastress Alita

I’ve lived alone for so long that I consider myself social distancing before it was the cool thing to do. :-)

White Antlers

I’m an introvert and have lived alone since my wife died over a decade ago. I have worked from home for years, too. Yet and still, this confinement/loneliness is all starting to grate on me and make me feel like I am going nuts…

ashmanra

White Antlers: I am so sorry! I hope connecting here on a Steepster helps. I am praying for you. It feels so lame to say I am sending you a virtual hug, but as my love language is physical touch, it will be heartfelt. I hope you feel loving arms around you today.

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Courtney

Love the end of your post. :) So cute, and so important (especially right now).

gmathis

Red Bird? Not a brand we see around here, but I know exactly what you’re talking about.

ashmanra

Courtney: I am a homebody, but this is even getting to be a bit much for me sometimes! I can not imagine what it is like for the truly extroverted people and for those who live alone. We must rally!

Gmathis: I buy them at BJs and Christmas Tree Shops! I end up with too many (BJs size tub!) and send some to work with my husband so he can share.

Mastress Alita

I’ve lived alone for so long that I consider myself social distancing before it was the cool thing to do. :-)

White Antlers

I’m an introvert and have lived alone since my wife died over a decade ago. I have worked from home for years, too. Yet and still, this confinement/loneliness is all starting to grate on me and make me feel like I am going nuts…

ashmanra

White Antlers: I am so sorry! I hope connecting here on a Steepster helps. I am praying for you. It feels so lame to say I am sending you a virtual hug, but as my love language is physical touch, it will be heartfelt. I hope you feel loving arms around you today.

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve 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!

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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