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tea

cup of green joy

Upton Tea (A local company, very close to here in Hopkinton Massachusetts) is my preferred tea purveyor and has been for years. Inexpensive, perfect customer service, and what they don't spend on marketing they pend on providing awesome tea at low prices.


I celebrated a long-delayed check with some green tea, which arrived today. And they had thrown in a sample of Gen-Mai Cha with it.


Oooh, this is nice.


A++, will drink again.


2013-02-28 14.30.14

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Nom. There is a local purveyor of teas with interesting fruit blends who sell their tea through a local nursery (Spring Is The Horrific Time Of Temptation; they have Territorial Seeds and lovely, lovely potted plants). I'm known as the "Lapsang lady" because that's what I get there regularly.

Lovely Moss Rose cup, there, or is it a similar pattern?

We subscribe to cheap seats for the Oregon Ballet Theater, and over the past few years one of the rewards of early subscribing has been a custom-mixed tea from Steven Smith Tea, a Portland boutiqueish tea blender. Very nice blends, with unusual combinations--the one we got for this year has black teas, Rooibos, fragrant hyssop, linden flowers, mint, and natural essence of bergamot. They're promoting it as a "reduced caffeine" blend.

Edited at 2013-03-01 02:09 am (UTC)
That sounds lovely.

I don't know the pattern of the teacup; it's Royal Doulton, and was a gift. *g*