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It’s been four months since I’ve practised yoga and, omg, it felt like taking the nicest hot bath in the universe. That’s probably a weird thing to say, but if you understood how stiff and dormant my muscles had become you’d understand. I need this in my life as a regular thing. Never going without it again.

Anyways, I thought I’d celebrate the occasion by drinking a new tea and writing a note, which is something else I was starting to neglect. I’m up to 92 teas, so the need to drink them up and send out some parcels is apparent.

Mulberry is an interesting combination with Genmaicha. It’s not my favourite 52teas genmaicha blend, and the flavouring is in a super subtle way. The mulberries add a hint of golden sweetness and emphasize the nutty rice notes in a low-key but rich fashion. I just wish there was a bit more to it (maybe coconut, idk- I miss DT’s Gold Rush).

Flavors: Berries, Honey, Nutty, Toasted Rice

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

Totally relate to the absence and presence of yoga in my life. This week, I begin a new yoga class with the teacher of my regular yoga instructor whom I adore. Yoga full stop has been on break for a whole month for the holidays and my body so misses it. I am both welcoming and dreading my first class back at the same time.

And yes, coconut sounds like a splendid possible addition to this mix!

Indigobloom

I’m going to my first yoga class in months tonight as well!! I love it, and miss it… and gosh darn I’m going to go despite this darn flu bug I’m getting over (It’s been over a week now. I can’t stay home forever haha).

Interesting. I miss gold rush too!

Sil

I’ve been trying to find a place in Toronto that isn’t obscenely expensive, is welcoming and actually works for my schedule….

Evol Ving Ness

Indigobloom, hope you are on the mend and dispatch this thing speedily.

Sil, have you considered the Prana Passport to get an idea of what’s out there?

Indigobloom

ah well that never happened (yoga). Had to stay late at work. Bah. Thanks for the hope <3

Sil

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Evol Ving Ness

Totally relate to the absence and presence of yoga in my life. This week, I begin a new yoga class with the teacher of my regular yoga instructor whom I adore. Yoga full stop has been on break for a whole month for the holidays and my body so misses it. I am both welcoming and dreading my first class back at the same time.

And yes, coconut sounds like a splendid possible addition to this mix!

Indigobloom

I’m going to my first yoga class in months tonight as well!! I love it, and miss it… and gosh darn I’m going to go despite this darn flu bug I’m getting over (It’s been over a week now. I can’t stay home forever haha).

Interesting. I miss gold rush too!

Sil

I’ve been trying to find a place in Toronto that isn’t obscenely expensive, is welcoming and actually works for my schedule….

Evol Ving Ness

Indigobloom, hope you are on the mend and dispatch this thing speedily.

Sil, have you considered the Prana Passport to get an idea of what’s out there?

Indigobloom

ah well that never happened (yoga). Had to stay late at work. Bah. Thanks for the hope <3

Sil

Evol – the what now?

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry, Banana, Melon, Pineapple, Persimmon, Rhubarb, Passionfruit..

CITRUS
Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Yuzu (orange is a hit or miss)

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Musky, “Fresh,” and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc. ALL the flowers!

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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