This is another birthday tea from Youngest!

I am hunkered down waiting for the big storms that are supposed to hit in a few hours. I moved the rockers and table, rolled up the outdoor rug, and put my car under the back carport. I don’t think this is a storm I would care to sit and watch from the rocker…Now I am sipping tea and reading everyone’s notes. Ashman will be at work until the storm ends and I am hoping for no tornadoes, no downed power lines, and no wind damage!

Of the two Czar Nikolas teas I received, this is my favorite! The other is bergamot with some extras and is a nice Earl Grey stand-in, but I don’t reach for Earls that much. This one is rose and I love me some rose tea!

The tea is broken leaf, not CTC. The pink and yellow rose petals are very faded but the safflower is very bright red/orange. Maybe they just hold color better. It is still a pretty blend.

The rose flavor is thick, as in rose oil thick. Thicc. It says it has natural and artificial flavors and I am sure this is how they achieve of the strong rose note but I don’t care. I dig rose and this has it in spades! It is smooth enough to drink without milk and sugar. As rosey as it is, I feel like sugar would be too much and would ruin it for me because mild rose really just tastes like sweetening to me. Strong rose would surely be overpowering with sugar.

The base is smooth and doesn’t anger my tummy like many black teas do. This is going to be a breakfast staple for a while…

Thank you, Youngest!

Shae

Stay safe today! The same storm system came through here yesterday and it’s always so stressful with the tornadoes.

Martin Bednář

Never happy to read the news about storms. I am happy that they are rarely here that serious!

ashmanra

Welp, I have filtered two extra gallons of water and secured the patio furniture…and it is really nice out. 77F. That’s 30 degrees higher than it was 36 hours ago. Cloudy with a breeze. Threat level has dropped from 4 to 3, so that is all good! I guess we wait and see now. It looks like we may be spared any truly severe weather. Here’s hoping!

White Antlers

Stay safe! It’s been raining here for the past 2 days, but it’s just par for March.

Lexie Aleah

Glad to hear that the threat level has dropped. Stay Safe!

ashmanra

It turned out to be a beautiful day with a windy spell, then a sudden deluge of rain. Better safe than sorry, but wow I enjoyed the nice weather! Spent the evening rocking on the porch.

Martin Bednář

Yay! As you said, better safe than sorry. Glad it was okay!

Shae

Happy to hear you didn’t have any damage!

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Shae

Stay safe today! The same storm system came through here yesterday and it’s always so stressful with the tornadoes.

Martin Bednář

Never happy to read the news about storms. I am happy that they are rarely here that serious!

ashmanra

Welp, I have filtered two extra gallons of water and secured the patio furniture…and it is really nice out. 77F. That’s 30 degrees higher than it was 36 hours ago. Cloudy with a breeze. Threat level has dropped from 4 to 3, so that is all good! I guess we wait and see now. It looks like we may be spared any truly severe weather. Here’s hoping!

White Antlers

Stay safe! It’s been raining here for the past 2 days, but it’s just par for March.

Lexie Aleah

Glad to hear that the threat level has dropped. Stay Safe!

ashmanra

It turned out to be a beautiful day with a windy spell, then a sudden deluge of rain. Better safe than sorry, but wow I enjoyed the nice weather! Spent the evening rocking on the porch.

Martin Bednář

Yay! As you said, better safe than sorry. Glad it was okay!

Shae

Happy to hear you didn’t have any damage!

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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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