Advent Sipdown #11 – I could have sworn this was going to be number 12 but I just counted the empties.

I only had enough left for a single cup and Ashman is at work for the winter storm, so I am eating nonstop, drinking tea, reading, and throwing wood on the fire.

I wanted a simple black tea to have along with a Harney and Sons Blueberry Green White Chocolate candy bar, and it needed to be able to cut the sweetness. This classic Ceylon did the trick mighty well.

Cameron B.

I’m almost done with this one too!

ashmanra

I have a few tins with only a cup’s worth of leaf in them, but a few that are shockingly full! I still hope to finish them all by the end of January.

gmathis

Hope the siege is over soon! Whatcha readin’?

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.

What is going on there with storm? Downed trees? Snow banks?

Hope this all passes easily enough.

ashmanra

Gmathis: I am revisiting the Thrush Green series by Miss Read. It has been a decade or two since I read them!

Evol: Cold! For us, anyway! We had rain, then freezing rain, and finally last night a beautiful snowfall! About three inches I guess? Last night, the bridges iced up quickly. They couldn’t brine beforehand because of all the rain. It would have been pointless. A few places had power out from downed limbs and trees and but really it was mostly a dry powdery snow here once the freezing rain stopped, so far less trouble than expected. Ashman still has to work 12 hour night shifts until at least tomorrow, which is actually an improvement as he sometimes has to spend days at a time out there in various types of storms.

The big issue now will black ice at night as the melting snow refreezes on the roads. Temps in the teens are rare for us but here we are…

gmathis

Wow…for your part of the world, that’s Snowpocalypse! You and Miss Read enjoy the rest of your weekend. I’ve read a couple of them salvaged from the 25 cent bin at Always Buying Books, but I’ve never hunted them down in order.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh dear. That’s a lot.

Hope things are back to normal for you soon. And that this becomes easier for you all to cope with.

The snow here is up to my knees, but this is an area that should be used to such things at this time of year.

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Cameron B.

I’m almost done with this one too!

ashmanra

I have a few tins with only a cup’s worth of leaf in them, but a few that are shockingly full! I still hope to finish them all by the end of January.

gmathis

Hope the siege is over soon! Whatcha readin’?

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.

What is going on there with storm? Downed trees? Snow banks?

Hope this all passes easily enough.

ashmanra

Gmathis: I am revisiting the Thrush Green series by Miss Read. It has been a decade or two since I read them!

Evol: Cold! For us, anyway! We had rain, then freezing rain, and finally last night a beautiful snowfall! About three inches I guess? Last night, the bridges iced up quickly. They couldn’t brine beforehand because of all the rain. It would have been pointless. A few places had power out from downed limbs and trees and but really it was mostly a dry powdery snow here once the freezing rain stopped, so far less trouble than expected. Ashman still has to work 12 hour night shifts until at least tomorrow, which is actually an improvement as he sometimes has to spend days at a time out there in various types of storms.

The big issue now will black ice at night as the melting snow refreezes on the roads. Temps in the teens are rare for us but here we are…

gmathis

Wow…for your part of the world, that’s Snowpocalypse! You and Miss Read enjoy the rest of your weekend. I’ve read a couple of them salvaged from the 25 cent bin at Always Buying Books, but I’ve never hunted them down in order.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh dear. That’s a lot.

Hope things are back to normal for you soon. And that this becomes easier for you all to cope with.

The snow here is up to my knees, but this is an area that should be used to such things at this time of year.

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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.

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