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Wow!!! I am back!

a4760It is tea season finally.  the weather is cooling, and to be blunt, I drink normal sweet tea during the summer months with Essential oil’s spearmint added to it.

So.. I was bad.  Now I can tell you the fall season has arrived and so has the teas!

I did a new post on the teas, and tried a new tea and new tea blend.  Pumpkin Spice Oolong tea.  I didn’t like it so much in the store, but could see possibilities.  Glad I did, cause it is a favorite right now!!!

It needs to be sweetened, so I will warn those that don’t like sweetners.

If you are interested, look for the 10/11/14 post under the October 2014 tea blends.  It has the recipe I used today!

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Today I Mourn…

Tea-tea-13893600-1920-1200For today is the last of the Apple Cider Tea.  Yes, I have nursed it, done all I could to keep it around.  but I made my mom her tea to take to work, I saw there was too little to have really.  Not for the amounts I use to make her teas.

So it is in my tea today, and man… I am going to miss this tea!

This is the tea that introduced me to the tea world.  I made it with Maharaja  and Samurai tea, and it started this crazy trend of mine.  Since then, we found out it is a seasonal tea.  One that was highly popular, and have a lot of people to ask for it.  And when it goes on sale, I will know to buy tons of it.

Goodbye, Apple Cider Tea.  I and my family will miss you.

Wendy

ps. I know I have failed on keeping up on this blog.  I am trying.  But while we have tons of teas to play with, I haven’t been playing.  It is a lucky day for me to make any.  I have been having sleeping issues, so tea is a no no since it has a lot of caffeine.  But I am getting there.

What is this? An Actual Post?

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Ok, I just fail at posting a lot.  Weddings, being sick, helping to form a new site for Crossover’s.. Its been so busy that I haven’t been making teas!!!

So I will tell you the one experiment I did do.  Strawberry lemonade with the Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea.  It was good, but you didn’t get the lemon taste you were anticipating with the smell.  I may actually add some lemon into it next time.

I also took GrandmaKitty to Teavana.  Seems she is to stop drinking coffee, but it is hard on her.  So I got her the Morning Mate with the Caramel Almond Amaretti Herbal Tea.  She raves about it to everyone.

Right now I am drinking the Morning Mate, the Caramel Almond Amaretti Herbal Tea, with Tulsi Doshi and Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea.  This is one that has the smell and taste of morning coffee, but with the other flavors, the chocolate is hidden, and you get a very good smooth tea.

I hope to update with more later, but I have NOT forgotten the tea Blog!

Posting weekly, Fail. But I am here!

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I know, I know.  But Real Life has been way too busy and I barely had time to make tea, much less play with it.  And when a story has me like this one, yeah, it is almost painful not to be writing, but I have so much to catch up on!

I also ran out of much of the tea, and the stores along with me.  So a lot of stuff waited for this past Friday, and even then, I had to order a lot online.

One of the things I had shied away from is Black Teas.  They have a two minute seeping, and when they warn you from overseeping, they are NOT kidding.

Like me, most of you have been exposed to black teas.  And found that they are bitter.  This, my friends, is because black teas are not to be seeped more than 2 minutes.  If you follow this, most black teas become actually sweeter, smoother.

Now the ladies (and gents) in my local Teavana in the Baybrook Mall here in Houston, are VERY helpful.  I think they cheer when they see me coming in, since I usually spend a lot of money getting teas.  They listen to me, and when I tell them how I mix, and even that I have this blog, they try to help me find stuff to blend, and we talk about flavorings and so on.  Other customers think I am weird, but when that store has none, all of them get into it with me.

They had been trying to coax me to try the black teas, and I finally gave in when they told my favorite tea could be mixed with the Black teas, and be used more than once.  Am I glad I listened!

This is a three blend tea, and the smells were heavenly. The first taste was a bit too hot, but dang were the smells tempting.  When it cooled to drink (About after I was done updating the teas I had bought and were in, or coming in).  My first drink was heaven.  Sweet, but no bitterness at all, in fact it was smooth.  Yes, I use Sugar in the Raw, but this tea is a lighter sugar content.  (As is the Tulsi I love so much).

So if you are wanting a quick tea with some spice, check out today’s recipe under March’s blend.

Yes, I know summer is coming, and while I probably won’t give up my morning cup of tea, I will be making cool teas.  I don’t like Icing down teas, I rather make them full strength and then cool in the fridge.  You have to double the recipes I give for iced teas.

Until tomorrow (Since I have another recipe to give you then)!

Wendy

So good

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Yeah I know, not updating.  But after tomorrow, I plan to get a lot of teas.  I have been going, and they have not had teas!  But tomorrow, one way or the other I am getting some.  Even if I have to send off.

This weeks tea, yes this week, was my normal Mahajara and Samurai teas, mixed with the Caramel Almond Amoretti.  Its so smooth, but I cannot wait until we get the Tulsi back, less sugar needs to be used with that added.

This is short, and I am very sorry, but the Muses are calling on the stories.  Just wanted to let you know what I have been up to!

Wendy

Yep, Still Alive!

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So last night we ran out of the Tulsi Dosha!!!  OMG What are we to do?!?!?!!

Well, if you are me, and by yourself to experiment for the first time since Thursday, you play!

I took away the Tulsi Dosha (Not hard when you have none) and added My Morning Mate.  This is the tea that smells and tastes like Chocolate coffee.  Instead of getting that strong coffee flavor (which they used some black tea to give it that coffee bitterness by cooking it too long, brilliant!) I got a nice smooth tea, with a little kick at the end.  And tasting more of caramel than coffee, but you get after hints of the other flavors.

All in all, a pot I will finish and be happy to make some more for this really cold day.

Hope you have a brilliant day and I will see you next time I play!

Wendy

Another Monday

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Nothing new that I am trying, my mom is home because of her surgery and we have been drinking the new favorites.  Right now it is the blend of Tulsi, Maharaja, Caramel Almond Amoretti and Sumarai.  WE both needed the tea to be good, cause this morning has been stressful.  Shoot this afternoon has been stressful.

So I wanted to let you guys know that I am not forgetting you, Just a series of issue that have popped up since Friday has made this not a fun time.

Amazingly enough, it is the tea that keeps up calmer.  Who would have figured.

Wendy