drank 1001 Nights by The Devotea
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I go in & out of phases with mints. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I don’t. There are also some mints I enjoy more than others, with peppermint being my true favorite, & spearmint not so much. I used to love drinking Republic of Tea’s Moroccan mint over ice, it was just SO refreshing! Anyway, for the last couple of years I haven’t really liked mints in my tea so much, although I do enjoy it shredded in a Vietnamese style salad, especially freshly picked from my back yard. I grow several mints, & I used to grow an amazing curly peppermint, which took over a large portion of my yard at my old house. I meant to bring some with me, along with the jewel weed, but in the hub bub of moving, I didn’t. I went back later to get some, & they had dug it all up. There was none to be found. For a long time I couldn’t find that mint anywhere, but I recently found a source online, & I’m looking forward to getting some!

This is a pleasantly nostalgic cup, & I love the addition of lemon myrtle especially, an herb which I’ve always enjoyed! The aroma of the dry leaf is amazingly fresh, thanks to the peppermint, & the tea itself is lightly sweet & reminiscent of my younger days :)

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


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