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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.


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.


So good


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!


Yep, Still Alive!


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!


Another Monday


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.


Kinda Disappointed


Really.  I decided to try the Spiced Mandarin Oolong Tea mixed with my two favorite teas.  My tea shipment came in, so I used the sample pack that they included this time.

It seems each time I use this sample one, that there is often a disappointment, so I think I will drink the tea how it comes.

But I will try this one later again.  But tomorrow I think I will do the My Morning Mate blend a couple of days ago, or even the one I loved yesterday.  so don’t expect to hear from me, since I will be drinking an already tested one.  Plus tomorrow I plan to work and do things.   Besides cook I mean.  LOL!

An Amazing Blend!


So yesterday is my day off, but instead of relaxing like it is supposed to be not only for me, but my hubby too, we worked.  We finished the office.  Well with what we have, we finished the office.

With my grumbling, I made a tea, using the Caramel Almond Amoretti with my favorites, Samurai, Maharaja and the Tulsi I got refilled.  Threw it together, just wanting to have a yummy tea to wake me up.

Imagine not only mine, but everyone’s in the family when they tasted this blend! I cannot place what it is in particular that makes it taste so good.  It’s chai, but not overwhelming with the spiciness, nor does it really have one flavor that overrides the others.  When it cools some, well normally I don’t like it that way, but this is one I drink no matter the temp, and since I ended up working on the rest of the house Tea got placed down and even with tumblers, it cools.

I loved the tea so much, that we used ALL of the reuses of the tea leaves, throwing in some Maharaja to make sure that didn’t lack in the flavor, and drank ALL of that pot too.

When it cools some, the cinnamon helps keep the spicy feeling going on and you can possibly taste the almond flavor, but this also has the Tulsi in it, so the vanilla in it often helps smooth out the spice.

I highly recommend this mixture, and have the recipe (With the measurements) in the February Tea Blends.

Hope you guys have a wonderful day.  I am sitting here sipping my tea, and enjoying the ability to just sit here and maybe getting some work done.

Good Evening!


I know this is late, but I spent the day with my grandma at first, went to breakfast with her, then walked every where with my mom and dad as we looked for ideas for mom’s side of the office.

While we were out, we got a refill of Dad’s tea (The one I tried yesterday).  I also found I did NOT like his tea unless it was piping how.   Blech.

I got myself some new teas, My Morning Mate and Spiced Mandarin Oolong.  I also got a refill of my Tulsi  and the Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea.  (updated on the Tea’s I have Page and the Links are there.)

Thirsty and wanting to unwind, I mixed, CocoCaramel, My Morning Mate, Samurai, and Tulsi to make tea for tonight.  I did not think of caffeine content, so oops.  But I got a very chocolatey drink that doesn’t taste like tea, it taste more like coffee.  But no bitterness with it, which I kinda thought they would have.  They purposely have Black tea in the My Morning Mate to give that hint of bitterness.

But all in all, I’m happy to have a Coffee like tea that has nothing that will tear up my stomach, and that all I had to add was sweetener.  All goodly in my book.

Tomorrow I am supposed to be off, just to let you know.  Hopefully.