drank Pina Colada by Teaopia
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So this is not my own tasting note, per se… But prior to Christmas, my workplace gave a pregnant coworker a big basket of anticipating-your-baby gifts. (There was a name for it…I forgot it.) When I was told about it and asked to contribute, I somewhat misunderstood the intentions of the collective gift (i.e. to give her a bunch of baby-stuff to get her started) and understood it to be a, “we’re giving you some nice things to relax with when you can after the extreme stress of popping out your first kid.” Whoops.

Anyway, naturally I thought of tea! I made her a little tea set, with an infuser and a bunch of samples I put together from my own stash. It seemed to actually go over well, despite being incongruous with all the tiny pink footsies and baby toys.

Well, a few days ago she updated her Facebook mentioning drinking this one. And her newest update is about her being excited to have bought some bags of fruit teas for $5.

Converrrrt! Maybe I’ll make my own cup of this to celebrate when I get home.


what a thoughtful gift!! I’m thrilled to hear about a convert :P

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what a thoughtful gift!! I’m thrilled to hear about a convert :P

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

The guy in my avatar can be bought at Teaopia or here: http://www.jas-etea.com/products/Jingdezhen-%22Easy%22-Gaiwan-%22Blue-on-White-Phoenix%22-100ml.html

I currently work for Teavana. But I just work there, and my opinions about any of their teas are entirely my own and not meant to be reflective of the views of the company.

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