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Old 09-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #21290
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Close the doors, light the lights.
We're stayin' home tonight,
far away from the bustle and the bright city lights.
Let them all fade away.
Just leave us alone.
And we'll live in a world of our own.

We'll build a world of our own
that no one else can share.
All our sorrows we'll leave far behind us there.
And I know you will find
there'll be peace of mind
when we live in a world of our own.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5pvpIvz5YQ )


Good morning, everyone! It's SATURDAY!!!!!!! Yeah, I know... it's happened before. But never like this one. It's brand new! To celebrate, I'm having a big mug of East India Company's "Royal Breakfast" tea, tuna salad, and some grapes! Then we're off for ride up into the mountains to a hiking trail that leads to 43 waterfalls. At least, that's the 'name' of the trail. There are actually more than 43 cuz the Japanese call any water that goes over a rock a waterfall. But there are several along the way that are 10-15 meters tall, and it's a beautiful walk in the woods beside the stream anyway.

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Originally Posted by CRussel View Post
A new blend every year. Subject to the blender's whims and the available small lots.
Therein lies the advantage of tea blender like East India Company or Taylors of Harrogate. Their blends haven't changed in 150 years. If I'm not mistaken, you prefer your blends with Darjeeling, which I don't care for at all, and I love Assam which isn't a favorite of yours. To me, Assam and Keemun are like 'garlic': you can add them to anything except chocolate ice cream and make it taste better!
I really wish I did like the Darjeelings... One of the shops here carries about 10 different estates of the stuff and I've tried them all... No go... I've just recently found a shop that is selling three different estates of Assam tea and I'm anxious to experiment with them.


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