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Old 07-11-2007, 03:23 PM   #31
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Thanks for the kind words Alix! I'm still chuckling at your !
Don't you just love that little smiley? He's a personal fave of mine.

BT, you are not into herbals at all? OK, I'm off to do my count. I forgot!
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:31 PM   #32
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Black tea:

Twinings Earl Grey
Twinings Lady Grey
Twinings English Breakfast
Twinings Irish Breakfast
Red Rose (orange pekoe)
Stash Earl Grey
Stash Double bergamot Earl Grey
Stash Exotica Reserve Blend
Second Cup Holiday tea

Green Tea:
(Not too many at the moment as I'm sort of "off" green tea.)
Moroccan Mint (stash)
Jasmine and green (stash)
Dragonwell green (stash)

Herbal:
Stash White Christmas (white tea with ginger and mint)
Stash Peppermint
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime
Celestial Seasonings Peppermint
Celestial Seasonings Lemon zinger
London Fruit and Herb sampler including:
Blackcurrant, Orange Spice, Lemon Lime, Raspberry, Strawberry vanilla, Peach, Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon.

There are also a few lone teabags floating around, got a Tazo Awake, a Berry something or other, a couple of chamomile and some wild sweet orange.

OK, I know that list looks huge, but you should have seen my tea cupboard a year or so ago. It was absolutely CRAMMED with different flavours.
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:15 AM   #33
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Oh my God... That's quite a substantial collection you have there... Ha ha!
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:48 AM   #34
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I did mention I have a serious tea addiction didn't I? I like to make sure I have lots of choice available.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:03 AM   #35
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alix, you are a sick woman.

no, no herbals for me. i don't know why, but most of the added flavorings in herbal teas taste fake to me, as in imitation flavors, even when they're supposed to be all natural. especially in iced teas.

hey, i do get wild with the extra bergamot in my earl grey supreme!
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:00 PM   #36
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Its a little embarrassing isn't it? And this is a pared down version of what I normally have. LOL.

BT, if you ever think you might like to retry herbal teas I highly recommend the London Fruit and Herb ones. They actually taste like the fruit. And the ingredient list is all natural. I'm kind of a purist on that myself and they satisfy my palate.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #37
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Two friends and I do a bit of a tea ministry to homebound and elderly ladies in our church (really any ladies who don't get socialized much). We take everything except the water. I have amassed quite a few teas and used to get the Stash teas at a local grocery. Since they don't sell it, I order it. Around the holidays they have a really good deal - several different types in a beautiful box. I usually take about 5 different types and let them choose what they like. We make 2 different tea foods, muffins, scones, sandwiches, sweets, etc, each so it isn't hard on any of us. We enjoy it, but the recipients really enjoy it. We take pictures and send them a copy to remember.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:57 AM   #38
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Licia that sounds lovely.

Alix, I think you need help. :)
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:25 AM   #39
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lol, certainly not from licia!

licia, i wanted to say that it's a very nice thing that you're doing, and i'm sure, greatly appreciated. my mil would have loved to have had visitors for tea, when she couldn't get out anymore. even with us there, you could tell she was somewhat lonely in her last years.

so, yay licia!
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Thanks so much. I didn't do my post to receive accolades, but I do appreciate what was said. It is so amazing to see the ladies virtually come out of their shell when they see what we are doing. We use cloth napkins, china dishes, etc. One lady we took tea to was 94 years old. We didn't know it, but the day we were there turned out to be her birthday. We didn't tell her we didn't know it, since she was thrilled to be remembered. Some things just really work out well. It makes us thankful to be able to help them have pleasant memories. They tell some interesting stories about their lives. One lady's husband had played in an orchestra. She had asked him not to attend our tea party, but he wanted to be a part of it. He even played his coronet for us, and he was still good.
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