Fujian Baroque is a black tea grown at 800 meters above sea level in the Fujian province of China. Its general attributes are similar to the Golden Monkey, but the leaf is finer and the aroma even more pronounced. The exquisite tapestry of naturally sweet cocoa notes, fruitiness, and glimmers of spice are unmatched by any other tea. Softly sweet and velvety, with leafy autumn notes and soft, mineral aftertaste. Fujian Baroque can be brewed light or strong; the taste will remain smooth with very delicate astringency.
I just finished a hot cup of your Bay Breeze Iced tea and it’s delicious! I’m going to cold brew some in the morning and try it that way too before posting my review, either way it’s a five star. 🤗
Great message to wake up to, Woodie! Same to you!
Thank you, Shelly! I hope you had a fabulous tea day. :)
You too Woodie. Peanut is a marvelous packet model and has become quite adept at posing. Such a cutie.
He truly is, Mary! He’s Hollywood star material 😎
He's a cutie patootie...we love him soooo much.
Rest well all, and dream of tea!
fun picture today, Kimberly!
Yes, nice photo. But yesterday's was brilliant! Loved it.
Love that muffin picture! Makes me crave one...maybe I'll have to get one sometime soon. Have a great day, everyone. ;o;
You too! Muffins are good any time of the day.
Owo, there's so much to love about muffins. Time for me to make some.
This tea was amazing
Today's tea dragon are little woodland mushroom dragons!
very creative, Ali! And they're so cute.
Thank you <3
Wow, you are able to successfully incorporate any theme into a dragon sculpture. Amazing.
Thanks! I've had a TON of practice!
Sabby kissed and nuzzled the camera today, this is the result 🤣😂🤣😂🤣 102 days till Halloween 🎃
Lol, Age we have that view often, especially when we wake up from a sound sleep and can't quite focus. It's usually the cold nose that gets us up though. Give Sabby lots of skritches. Have a good thursday!
Michelle Sabby says meow. I usually wake up to the same, lol💜🥰
That's what I thought too....kitty boop!
Awww! Smooches back atcha, Sabby 😘
Kisses back, Sabby, and hugs for your mom.
Big hugs to you Mary!! Sabby says meow🥰💜🐈⬛💜
beautiful picture, Bambi!
Michelle, your art work is wonderful!
Thank you, AF. I must admit, I've never seen blue coneflowers, but I had fun painting them. Have a peaceful night and a wonderful day!
Gorgeous! I love the softness of it. You always use your mixed media so well, Michelle!
Michelle, you keep outdoing yourself. The colors are gorgeous, and the artwork is beautiful. Marvelous composition. Hi Pepito, you little cutie! Hope you have a good day, Michelle.
This was an interesting contrast to yesterday’s green. Rich and black. Worth trying again.
Today's tea is a good one for breakfast! Happy tea dreams!
Good evening, good morning CT! 🫖🪴🪴🪴. The pictures are a wonderful tonight, I don't know where to start. Ali, your mushroom dragons are precious. Steffi, that is a very cool ugly duckling teapot. Kimberly, Vickie, and Jazzy Tea Frond, beautiful layouts, as always. I love all the fur babies, pretty scenery, and flowers 💐🌹. And Andrea you and I share a love for this tea! I don't want to leave anyone out but I should probably stop rambling on. One last word, Peanut clearly has the patience of the saint!🐶
The photos are joyful! I love the creativity in our group 😎
So my son broke my milk frothing whisk by sticking it in the blender making smoothie bowls with his girlfriend. Seems like a very Gladys thing! Who still has a blender? It seems like this is not a household staple anymore?
We have one, I bought it specifically for making smoothies and salsa.
I have a Vitamix to make smoothies and peanut butter.
Tanya, best peanut butter ever! I like to do frozen bananas in mine for a delicious treat 😎
Yes, still have one!
Aww, what a casualty! If you’re in the mood to try something new to replace it, I have a Vitamix immersion blender and really love it. Powerful for smoothies and useful for many other things.
My immersion blender, although an inexpensive one, is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I use it all the time. So much easier to clean than a blender and no more risking life and limb pouring hot soups into the blender container.
We have one. I use it often when cooking. I have to make pretty much everything from scratch to keep my hubby on a low fat, low sodium regimen.
We have a blender. We make smoothies or even crushed ice if we need it. 😊
Does a Nutri-Bullet count? Protein smoothies are a favorite meal, especially when I am too lazy to make anything else!
I think that counts! It is in the same family!
I have one, and like everyone else it's mostly for smoothies, but I use it for other things, too...salad dressings and even the occasional muffin batter. A blender may seem passe, but smoothies are still "all the rage" enough to warrant having one, I suspect.
I had one from college that didn’t get used much, both because of where I had to store it and because it was just…not good. I bought vitamix on prime day last year and boy-o do I love it!!! In the last three weeks I have: made cucumber soup, peach gazpacho, juiced blueberries…and perhaps made an adult beverage!
My blender is not that good, hence he stuck my frothier whisk in to help it along….
I have one and mostly use it to make margaritas when we have company. I should start making smoothies again.
Sure only when you have company ;)
I have one that's over 20 years old. Still working great, so why replace it? It doesn't get a ton of use. But now that I just got an ice cream maker I imagine it'll be a busy little blender, mixing up ice cream bases for the rest of the summer .
I just pulled my blender out from my cupboard a few days ago and started to use it to make...... smoothie bowls. Sorry about your frother.
Also, it is junk food day! Sound in on your favorite junkfood! I love funions and cookies (though not together!)
We went to In ‘N Out today and got cheeseburger for lunch. I haven’t had one of those in a long time. They are soooo good!
BK's impossible whopper and French fries are sounding good now...hmmmm
I love In N Out burgers!
What is In N Out? My father mentioned this to me as he travels across the country but we don't have whatever that is here.🤣
In n out burger is a popular chain on the west coast. I think the furthest I’ve ever seen it inland is Colorado.
Hubby and I went to Wendy's and tried the strawberry frosty. And it was good.
Mmm! Ice cream! How is the new frosty?
Funions, mint girl scout cookies, cheese puffs, bugles.
Bugles! They are so under appreciated, but are so ooo good! The GF girl scout cookies are excellent! Have you tried them?
I love just about any gummy/chewy candy! Gummy bears... Gummy worms... Swedish fish... Starbursts... etc.
Rita's has swedish fish ice that is spot on for flavor, without having to pick your teeth :)
Chips and dark chocolate are a couple of weaknesses of mine.
Honey bbq chips are a go to for me, if I am craving chips! Do you have a fave?
I do not count dark chocolate as a junk food. I am a firm believer that a little bit every day is good for you. Antioxidants, you know. ;-)
Michelle, I love sweets, but salty sweet carries the day. I enjoy ice cream with pecans or any snack mix with nuts and chocolate or dried fruits. An open bag of potato chips won’t last too long in my presence 😉
I often put salty nuts in yogurt or pretzels, salty sweet is a greatcombo!
Dark chocolate and peanut butter together...coffee frozen yogurt with dark chocolate...Mocha Frappe at McDonalds
Oh my… their Carmel frappe, with added chocolate syrup, gives me the jitters, but is soooo good!
My favorite junk food is Chex Mix and the Magnum bars with the crunchy nuts in the chocolate. 😊
I used to LOVE Chex mix (pre going gluten free), I will live vicariously through you!
Cassidy, sorry not to have answered you a lot sooner but I forgot. In n Out is a great burger place. They have yummy burgers made up several different ways, and some of the best French fries I’ve ever had. They are fresh cut and fried on the spot with their skins on, and if you like them really crispy like we do, you can order them well done. It used to be a drive-through only place with a line down the street and outdoor tables, but now you can find some that have regular indoor dining as well.
Hmmm, drive thru items would be Eggrolls from Jack in the Box, or a Jumbo Jack with cheese. Grocery store sourced, I've been snacking on the cheddar/caramel popcorn blends lately, and I love Chex Mix in all varieties. Cookies lately have been the butter almond cookies.
I thought the cheddar Carmel blend sounded odd, is it good? I am guessing so, now!
The cheddar caramel blend popcorn is so good! I love sweet and salty mixed snacks.
Salt n' vinegar chips! Butter cookies! And Lindt Intense orange chocolate bars!!
Okay, I am going to HAVE to try the Lindt bars!
Seconded on the chocolate! I also really like their lychee chocolate... Which reminds me that a sort of junk food that I like are lychee and peach milk boxes!
Hmm, so many choices, but French fries - good, salty ones - jump to my mind this morning. In terms of sweets, brownies are probably my greatest weakness.
French fries hot are spectacular! I must confess my brownies are always from a box mix ;)
Deep River cheddar and horseradish potato chips and a decaf Java Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks.
Decaf frappuccino! That gives me ideas... Is it like a McDonald's frape? They have too much caffeine for me...
I love popcorn and cheetohs! As much as I love homemade sweets, big bag of the puffy cheetohs is my favorite gaming snack, and I usually munch on a bag during dnd.
I adore cheetos. I don't let myself get them often, but I will always by one of the big 10 pack boxes at the grocery store before a road trip and they are my vending machine snack of choice!
Our cheetos always go to waste, the puffy ones never get eaten, only the small crunchy ones
Invite me over Michelle. I’ll eat your puffy Cheetos for you. I can eat a giant bag in one sitting on my own. Cheetos do not last longer than a day in my house lol
Michelle, stick the puffy ones in a ziploc and crush them up. Then roll a ball of cream cheese in the crumbs. voila! It’s a pumpkin cheese ball!!
Ice cream, chocolate and cookies (sometimes all together) are my go to sweet junk foods. For salty, it's probably french fries or funions.
Mmmm chocolate 🍫. I love chocolate!
Oh wow! That sounds neat, I might have to try it!
I thought I had already said good night but I guess not. Hope you all are having pleasant dreams and looking forward to the coming weekend.
Even though the local meteorologist said they were weakening, we're having a fairly energetic thumderstorm. Lol! It was not supposed to be this strong by the time the line got here.
It was just a lot of noise and light and rain. But at 2 am? Please! I'm trying to sleep! 😉
Hope it passed quickly! Ours did 😊
It did. But, it seems the nights are too short without the rude sleep interruption! 😉
So does that cat game everyone was talking about yesterday have a barf button? Zen engaged his, so I’m up cleaning that from the carpet. 🤢 of course on a night I was hoping for good sleep since I have to get up extra early for work. He patiently watched me clean the mess then promptly went and loaded up the cannon with food and water. 😆
Ugh! One of our cats (Mouse) gave us a lot of notice. He would start by saying "No". Then it would be "Oh, no". Then "Ohhh, no no no" and so on. We had plenty of time to find him and get him to a hard surface floor.
Ruth, we also have a cat named Mouse! And he is a frequent puker, but unfortunately without much warning ⚠️.
Oh I wish Zen would do that!
Oh no. Our Laddie gets hubby up way too early...4:15 at times. Sadly I don't hear well so with no hearing aids in I never hear him and sleep right through his barking. I feel guilty as I would be happy to take turns.
Oh no! I'm so sorry. 😟 My cat has been sick with COVID because of me and I feel so bad. At least she gives me a little warning so I can get her over some packing paper. She usually starts with Help? And then it progresses into Oh no! Hurts!! And then 🤮 and then she feels bad for barfing so I comfort her and get her some water.
I feel your pain. We had one do that at 4am, right in the middle of the hallway. 😖
Twice now in the last 24-hrs or so I have refreshed this page on my iPhone and it refreshes but scrolls me all the way to the bottom. Just as I was aiming to click something else, I instead click the Send button as if I was sharing tea with someone. It pops up with something like “we hope your friend likes the tea” , but no name or address was entered. Sorry for the phantom clicks Adagio Team if that initiated any strange result on your side.
Michele, I really dislike using my IPhone for CommuniTEA. I can never click LIKE to leave an emoji - never! every time I attempt to - it just refreshes the page instead. I am lucky if I am able to leave a comment. Being away from my computer makes keeping up with chat difficult. I applaud those of you who use your phone to do it.
Oh interesting, I wonder why yours does that?! I use my iPhone X almost exclusively for anything Adagio and don’t usually have any issues. I only use my computer for a few cards tasks like adding/removing the lock.
@shannon I spy a regal lady in your photo today 😉 She seems to be in a zen mode!
She is on duty as garden security 🐾
Good morning, everyone. I'm just popping in to say hello. I've got to get ready for an potentially all day doctor appointment for one of my daughters, so I might not be in much today. I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and that you enjoy your tea. God bless....
Hi Marlicia! Hope all goes well. Have a great day!
Thank you, Shelly. It went well, in that we were blessed that it will be the lesser of the two conditions that we will be dealing with. It looks like she'll be heading to surgery in September. She may post more here when she gets the chance. God bless...😇🫖🍫
Praying all is good. Hopefully you'll have a little time to enjoy a spot of tea.
Thank you, Mary. Your prayers are very much appreciated. I am having a cuppa of Woodie's Candy Bar Chai, and it is just what the doctor ordered. No pun intended. 😇🫖🌞😉🍫 God bless...
I hope everything goes well Marlicia.
Thank you very much, Samantha. It went the way we hoped, which means a surgery in September for her. My daughter may say something more, or give me permission to do so later.😇🌞🫖 Thank you again. God bless and have a wonderful day.
They're definitely not the prettiest cookies I've made but they're definitely interesting! These are strawberry cheesecake cookies with fresh strawberries mixed into the dough and centers stuffed with a cheesecake filling. They taste pretty dang good but I definitely want to work on getting them looking a little prettier haha. Hope everyone has a good night/morning, happy Thursday!!
They look inviting to me. I'll be right over for a taste test.
They look good enough to eat. You’ve met that prerequisite. I’m sure a lot of people here are salivating for them.
It’s ThursYAY! Hope everyone has a super day!
Really stoked for today's tea!
It's really yummy.
It's been one of those sleepless nights...ugh! Maybe I can squeeze in a nap later. Happy Friday, jr everyone
My night had way too little sleep. I’m addicted to Stranger Things. Still in season 1 so no spoilers please!
We are in season four. The addiction does not improve! Luckily our dog barks at us constantly when it is time to go to bed so we haven't been up all night binging.
Thank you for all of the birthday wishes for my daughter yesterday...we had a great day and I am looking forward to today too. Lunch and a little shopping. Going to Kendra Scott to get her 50% off birthday item😃 I have to share something I think is priceless. For as long as my daughter could talk at 9:13 pm on her birthday she comes up to me ...gives me a big hug and says " Thanks for pushing Mom" ❤️ (my husband started that)
Awe! That is precious!
Carrie! That brought tears to my eyes! We never stop pushing for our babies 🥰
What a thoughtful daughter you have. I would love that.
That's so sweet! My baby is rarely awake at 6:41 AM. Haha!
Carrie, that is absolutely adorable, and priceless!
That’s so sweet! You and your hubby raised her right.
Tiffany, love your photo of adorable Cannoli.
Fujian Baroque is a staple in our tea cupboard. Yum!
Good morning tea friends!
Good morning! Another one I recently purchased, so I get to sip along with you today. This has been such a great week!
Hehe. I'm loving all the "If it isn't 'baroque'" references - in photos and reviews alike. Oh, Cogsworth. Not my favorite Beauty and the Beast character, but still fun. I personally preferred Mrs. Potts. Did you have a favorite (Disney) Beauty and the Beast character?
As corny as it is, I always resonated with belle, the bookworm princess. But I also love madam garderobe and chip! I secretly also wanted to be one of the silly girls in the stage production cuz I just thought it would be fun
An actor friend of mine played Lumiere in three productions of the musical. He was hilarious, and now that is my favorite character.
I almost identified Lumiere as my favorite!
I love Chip and I've always been amused by the little foot stool dog. LOL
Good morning everyone!!!
Good morning, everyone! I'm feeling better this morning (again). 🤣 I'm hoping I'm ACTUALLY getting better this time. Say, where's the September CommuniTEA box? I was hoping it'd be released yesterday. 😯
Good Morning! Fox sends thanks for the wishes yesterday! He had a wonderful treat filled day.
So how does he like being a one-year-old?
He says it’s much the same as last few months but wants to know if he gets all the treats again today and everyday going forward!
Good morning! Sipping today's tea....one of my favorites! Cooking basmati rice in the instant pot so the apartment smells so gooooood this morning! Today is my Friday, so almost the weekend!! Just one more 10! Got my tea packets all laid out for today and just doing some random house cleaning before work. Hope everyone has a great day today!!!!
Same here on the tea!
Isn't it yummy! I love it as a morning tea -- relaxes me!
Good morning! Admittedly, I got hooked into the book that called my name so strongly yesterday. It takes place in an area that I am familiar with so I am so engrossed in it! I only started reading it just after dinner last night and I'm over halfway through. Naturally, I did have some tea this morning, I did the Strawberry Shortcake from my mystery box as a cold brew and I liked that a lot better that way.
So curious -- what book are you reading?
Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell. I've always loved her Kay Scarpetta series. Livid is the next one and it releases this fall.
Murder in a space station...now I want to put off exercising to just read until I finish because I really want to know how it gets investigated. It is chaos!
Curious as well. Always looking for a good read..
OMG -- sounds great!! *Jumps right online to find book* :) I read several of her Kay Scarpetta books and loved them! Never did read them all though -- definitely need to remedy that situation!
Julie, it's been years for me; I read a number of them, but I should probably start over and read them in order. Kay is so feisty!
I've read them all, finished this one now. It is the smallest in the series, 370ish pages.
Jennifer, I read it too. Hard to put down.
Yeah, I was resenting the need for sleep but read it soon as the kids finished lessons for the day. I compromised and walked as I read.
Good morning, make it a great day!
G'morn, Sue! 🐾😸
Sue, what a beautiful quilt you are making. Love the colors and the butterflies!
Her quilting is the really amazing part. It's extremely intricate and detailed.
My goodness, Sue. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt. I love it. I can't even imagine how one would go about doing all that glorious stitching.
And good afternoon from CA! Sue your quilt is so beautiful.
Hi Sweet Sue! Your quilt is so pretty 😘
Delicious tea today. I plan to follow it with Caramel Chocolate Chai, one of Woodie’s blends.
I'm so looking forward to this tea! I will be having it shortly. Absolutely loved yesterday's tea as well :)
Good morning everyone ☀️
TRADES: I have portion size cards of the following for trade: Taurus, Maple Creme Oolong, Peach (black), Vanilla (black), Berry Blast, Mango (black), and Masala Chai . I can't have ginseng, mate or chamomile (allergies) and don't like rose in tea. Other than that -- I'm open to about anything. Just make an offer!
Offer made. Feel free to counter if you don’t like it.
As always, Julie, if you see some something of mine that is not locked that you like, please feel free to make me an offer. (I don't see any Turmeric, so that's good. I don't want any turmeric, LOL) God bless...😇🌞🫖
Good Morn, all! Great cup today, in CT! Fujian Rain, I just couldn't do..but Fujian Baroque and Fujian Ti Kuan Yin..💯..Really like those!
Nice Baroque not ba-roke clock, Tyrell!
Thanks Twyla! It actually is ba-roke, the clock doesn't work anymore but I keep all my pens and pencils in it next to my art desk 😅
It will still be right twice a day!!!
Repurposing in action!
Good morning, Tanya!
Sue, I have to say you are wonderfully multi-talented....Love the quilt!
Good morning! I'm just finishing up listening to an audiobook about Chernobyl today and it's fascinating. I wanted to learn more after watching the HBO miniseries, which was terrifying but SO good. Anyone else watch it?
I loved the mini series and watched it twice. The second time, because I'm apparently a masochist and russian forces had just overtaken it this spring and weren't allowing the workers to actually properly maintain the site.
Yes, as soon as we finished it, my husband and I both said that we wanted to watch it again! And so true that it's even more interesting having been in recent headlines.
I have such an interest in Chernobyl and watch/read all I can about it all. It's one of those things that I don't know why I am extra fascinated by it, but I am.
I totally get that! I love to dig into a range of topics - some just grab and hold your attention, even if you don't totally know why. :)
I loved the mini series and have read or listened to several books on it. I can remember the news headlines from the days after it happened, so find it really interesting. Different topic but still interesting book is The Radium Girls about workers in watch and clock factories that painted dials with radium & had bad health effects from it.
Radium Girls is an amazing read! It is sad though.
I read Radium Girls . A sad story. How weird that they thought radium was good for you
What's the name of the audiobook?
The audiobook I listened to is Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham. I'd definitely recommend it!
A truly great dramatic production that told a tragic and very important story.
While I did indeed remember to start today with cocomint, I forgot to pack RJ and Christine's teas and I am otherwise out of communiTEA member teas at school (except one of mine) so I'm digging in to Irish Stout now and plan to have Christine's Stone Fruit tea when i get home! 😁
Nothing wrong with Irish Stout! :)
I love Stone Fruit, just finished the last of it a week ago. It’s good hot or cold.
Aww you guys, you make my heart swell lol ☺️
Oh, I haven't tried Christine's Stone Fruit, but it is now in my cart. The name caught my eye because I made a few blends recently and only one made me happy. You might like Summer Stonefuit Spice ;-) https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=202295
Tiffany, I love your mug❤️ Your cat guarding it is pretty cute too 😻
I recently bought a single sized electric kettle that fits in my carryon for air travel! It's so nice to have this on vacation. I also will cold steep tea overnight in the hotel fridge for iced tea the next day. The individual samples from the communitea are my favorite to bring, I just dump them into a disposable tea bag! It's so nice not to buy a $5 tea that probably isn't the quality I want anyway! Do you guys have any travel tea habit, or travel tea hacks?
I road trip more than I fly, so I bring a clear water bottle with me and a big thermos of cold water. Fill up my bottle with tea leaves and make sun tea right in the car. Takes about an hour for a single serving, but car tea hits different.
I love that idea!!!
I did the cold brewing overnight in hotel fridge on my last trip. Forgot my fine mesh strainer, but hotel provides coffee filters so used them to strain out
Smart!!! I'll bet it was lovely!
I am one of those terrible people that just runs hot water through the hotel room coffee pot to make tea most of the time. I do bring my own tea usually.
Hey of it works, it works!! Once I packed a huge stash for tea on a trip - then left it at home by accident. I had warm water from the coffee station and some very old Lipton tea bags I found during the class I attended. 😂 It worked!
It's definitely better than my go-to move: melting disposable cups in hotel microwaves.
We've all been there 😂😂
Love this tea today!
Anyone else initally see this tea's name as Fujian Barbecue? Just me?
Someone is hungry :) lol
Yes! It's clearly a sign for what I should have for lunch today
Mmm barbecue. Makes me want ribs.
I don't have the yummy tongue emoji yet, so you get the tongue sticking out one instead
This is one of my favorite teas! I have a fondness for China blacks; Keemun and Yunnan Noir are also high on my list.
Noir is one of my favorites too.
You and my hubby think alike.
I love most black teas from Fujian or Yunnan; they are wonderful!
I was half asleep when I made my tea and I oversteeped it terribly! so bitter that I had to dump it 😭
Bridgette revealed a trick a while back that really works (I mean. Not that Bridgette would steer us wrong!). If you over steep, or your tea is too bitter, add just a smidge of salt. Science = magic.
This tea was very good iced. Definitely will have to add this to my wishlist.
Happy National No Pet Store Puppies Day! We have been big supporters of having rescue pets. Our current two dogs are #6 and #7, and #7 is the only non-rescued. Thankfully my daughter and her husband feel the same way about adopting. When the dog they had inherited from her step-brother suddenly died, they were devastated. My daughter wasn’t going to have another dog, but luckily, my SIL went to the pet store where a rescue organization was displaying dogs. He came home with Roxie, who is in my pic today. That was in the fall of 2019. She is a sweet, loving, and rambunctious dog, and has brought much joy to their lives. I think rescue dogs are the best because they somehow know they were saved! But as the bumper sticker I have seen says, “Who Rescued Whom?”
Roxie is really adorable. So sweet looking. Harley, who shows up in most of my photos here, is a rescue. He adopted me a little over two years ago when he was 14. I can't imagine why someone would give him up. He's a fabulous friend and loves everyone--people, dogs, cats, horses, anyone. His former owners tried twice (unsuccessfully thank God) to have him euthanized.
Oh my gosh, who indeed would give up Harley, unless it was an older person who worried about what would happen to him when they died. My mother-in-law was the same way in her later years, said she didn’t know what to do about her dog when the time came and that she guessed she would have to put her to sleep. Obviously there were other options, which included us as well as my sister-in-law and her husband. I was dumbfounded that she even said that so that’s apparently what Harley’s owner(s) thought too. I’m so glad that they weren’t successful in getting him euthanized. He’s looking great for a 16-year-old “puppy.” How did he find you?
How could anyone want to get rid of Harley?! I love seeing your pictures of him, especially when he burrows into his blankets lol
Nancy, I am so glad you were able to rescue him. I look forward to his photos every day. His personality shines through!
Our Laddie is a rescue, and we've had him for 11 years. What a joy he is!
Mary, our Molly is 15 years old. We got her as a puppy from a rescue group that was at PetsMart on the weekend (I learned not to go there on Saturdays). She had been brought back by someone who had her for a month. The woman who managed the group didn’t say why she was returned and I didn’t ask. She has always been rambunctious, and she is a typical small dog (18#) who thinks she is a big ferocious dog!
On a whim I went on Petfinder.org. My beloved lurcher, Sam had passed away about 2 months earlier. Harley had just been listed. As happens with these things, his adoption coordinator was a greyhound rescue volunteer also, so we had lots in common even though Harley is not a greyhound. It was a long drive to meet him, but I was delighted with him from the very beginning.
I used pet finder or something similar (I forget which one exactly) to find Leia too. She was all the way out in south East Maryland. Scheduled my meet and greet (and fortunately take home) on my way home from the Ren fair! My friend and I showed up in full garb (that happened to be VERY WET, it poured that day 😝) and thankfully did not weird out foster mom too badly!
We love our rescue dogs. We adopted Howie from a shelter. Kilo came to us from my husband's best friend. The friend had adopted him as a puppy for his 8 year old son. They named him Monkey Butt. However, he and his wife just had their second child. The puppy was just a ball of energy and they were afraid the baby would get hurt. So my husband brought him home and changed his name from Monkey Butt to Kilo. At 16 years old he is still a ball of energy, just much bigger. LOL
Kilo is a much better name 😂
Jan that is wonderful. I know I shared a story about Doc; we did a road trip to rescue him from deathrow on his last day. My husband swears that Doc understands that. Doc is the sweetest, most devoted and protective dog. I am so glad we took a trip that day!
Hmmm guess I forgot to hit send on my comment?? Oh well! Today I wanted to share my new color changing mug that I got when I was at Disney on Sunday. But as I was setting up for the picture Cannoli decided she want to be part of the photo shoot! And she was not going to budge!!! So that is now todays picture! 😂
What a cute mug! My husband and I have our next Disney World trip planned for October, for a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and I'm hoping I can score a cute Halloween mug then! 🎃
I love your mug, Tiffany! Where on the mug does it change colors? Jessica, I like that idea of looking for a Halloween mug. I’m a big fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tiffany, maybe you can post when Disneyland has their Halloween things in the gift shops. I might just make a trip there for that, since we are only about 45 minutes away.
I will be happy to!! As for the color change. Honestly it is a little disappointing. It has very little color change only a few stars and clouds! :( but I m a huge electric parade fan. So… I still wanted!! 😂
Cannoli and the mug are both fabulous. It is a bit disappointing that the mug doesn't have much of a color change but love the bright color on the inside.
I know I've had this tea before, but I guess I never reviewed it until today. It is just as good as I remember it.
I swear I had it too! :) But no review...
Me too. I thought that on a few teas this month.
I tried the tea plain and felt the need to get the milk. I felt the same way with the Golden Monkey black.
Hi my tea friends hope you have a great day.☕️🫖🐈⬛❤️
Hi Linda and Violet 💜 I hope you’re both keeping cool today 😎
6 hours until my weekly card! Fingers crossed for something that isn't rooibos, chamomile, or peppermint this time! XD
If you get a Rooibos you don’t want, maybe we can make a trade if I’ve got something you would rather have. I’ve got to agree with you about chamomile and peppermint though.
I have a fair amount of Rooibos, if you're interested, and I have also sent you an offer, LOL, if there is anything else you'd like to trade that isn't Turmeric. 😇😉🫖🌞God bless...
I have some cards available for trade if you are looking to complete a sample. I have 2 of Turmeric Bliss, 1 of Kukicha, and 1 of Chamomile. I would love to get Mocha Nut Mate, Assam Melody, Earl Grey Bravo and Moonlight, and most Rooibos and Honeybush teas. Make me an offer!
Jan, I just sent you an offer. Feel free to counter offer for anything that isn't locked. No Turmeric for me. 😉🫖😇🌞 God bless and have a super day.
Thanks for the trade, Marlicia!
I have offered you a trade. Like Mom said, feel free to counter offer for anything not locked. God bless...
Hope everyone is having a good day!
Threw a bunch of leftover pantry stuff into the crock pot at 5 am to make soup, crossing my fingers it turned out okay now that I'm awake and not sleep deprived. Broth tastes good so far!
I’m sure it will be great! How can you go wrong with crock pot soup? What’s in it?
Jan, as I am looking at the online people right now, Nancy appears to be third from the end (farthest from my picture). I think it's a dog lying down. Just click on her avatar and you should be able to message her from there. God bless...
Sometimes those random ingredients make the best meals. And then you can't recreate them. LOL
I feel this - too many good off-the-cuff recipes have been lost to time!
We just got back from my daughter's out of state doctor appointment. I'm now doing some paperwork for my checkup on Tuesday, among other things and sipping a nice cuppa of Woodie's Candy Bar Chai. This is my first time trying it and I'm loving it so far. I'm not sure why that surprises me. Woodie is a very talented blender. I hope you are all enjoying your day and your tea. God bless...
Prayers and gentle hugs for Tahlia 😇
Thank you very much, Shelly. Those things mean a lot to us. God bless and sleep well...
I drank the wrong tea today, whoops!
Well, I may have just received my Adagio order (courtesy of my oldest daughter's anniversary gift to me). I got a set of the 8 oz tins, my To Have and to Hold (3oz ) blend, and Woodie's Rudolph (3 oz) and Candy Bar Chai (sample) blends, along with a free week of communiTEA for August (thank you Adagio). I was going to wait until Tahlia and I podcast on Monday to start the teas, but I really wanted something to lift my spirits, so out came Woodie's Candy Bar Chai. I've been wanting to try it and wow! is it amazing. Well, I'm off to paperwork, bills and other daily duties, 😇🌞🫖🍫 God bless and enjoy the rest of your afternoon.
Nancy, I don’t know how to find you to send you a private message but I was unable to accept your kind trade offer because it was gone by the time I got your message. Do you like Turmeric Bliss? I have 2, plus a chamomile if you want to trade.
Hi Jan. I sent you a private message. Neither of those are ones I'm particularly looking for, but if I have something you'd like that's not locked, send me a trade offer and I'll be glad to accept.
I'm glad you responded, Nancy. I tried to help Jan out, but Adagio seems to have eaten my post, twice, LOL. My third post and your post seem to have crossed. Too funny. God bless...
Thanks for responding, Nancy. I don’t know why I couldn’t find you but I’m so glad to have added you to my list of friends. Thanks for the help in finding her, Marlicia. Nancy, I will take a look at your message now.
Hmmm...I tried to send a response out to you twice, Jan, with no luck. Nancy appears to be the fourth avatar (of online sippers) from the right, as you look at the screen. Click on it and you should be able to message her. I hope that helps. God bless...
I keep forgetting to photo my tea, or even photo it early then forget to post.
I try to do it all at once. I set an alarm on my phone to remind me it's Tea Time☕️
That's a good idea! I tend to do it in the morning, over breakfast.
Hello everyone! I'm just now drinking my tea! It's delicious and a perfect relaxation tea. I've been running around today (paying bills, gardening, cleaning around the house) and realized I'd been drinking herbal tea all morning after my matcha... Needed a pick me up!
Traveling and my tea packets accidentally got let behind. Ugh
That happened to my wife & I on our last trip... we accidentally left a couple packets there. One was a cherry-flavored one, so it wasn't a big loss
just a few more days until my vacation! i cannot wait to escape this heatwave lol
Where are you headed?
whoops double post 😛
It's not a bad tea. Just tastes like black tea. Can't really taste anything unique about it.
Hi, Sharon. When you use some sweetener, you get more flavor. Brings out the distinct FB flavor.
Me too other Sharon
It's just black tea
Karen G - I recognize that waterfall! ❤️
I bought a bag of this not too long ago, so I've had this recently before today. I prefer unflavored black teas like this, so it's a thumbs up from me.
Today's tea sounds wonderful!
Headache is mostly gone today, huzzah! Remembered to take a Zyrtec before bed, which definitely helped with the sinus congestion as well. Hope you’re all doing well! My morning tea was a blackberry blend from a previous month.
Im putting together a tea box to send a friend! Cant wait to share my favorite adagio teas with her :) What are some of your faves?
ve, LOVE jasmine teas.
Hate, hate, HATE Jasmine Teas. Lol ;)
I’m with you, Red!!!
My preference is unflavored black teas, and pretty much all of them here are good. Scottish Breakfast is one of my favorites. I also like the Yunnan Noir and Black Dragon Pearls.
Those are some amazing teas! I might have to check out Yunnan Noir. I know I like some sort of Yunnan, but I can't remember which one.
Tahlia - all the yunnans!!! Every one of them is amazing.
Oh my gosh, I have such a wide variety of favorites- Berry Blast, Chamomile, Citrus Mint Green, Darjeeling Spring Tip, Earl Grey Moonlight, Golden Needle Yunnan, Green Rooibos Blueberry... So many more. XD Good luck!
Good evening everyone. Hi tea friends, I hope you had a wonderful tea day, enjoying your favorite teas.
Jasmine tea is way too easy to oversteep for some reason... If it's made too strong it can be too powerfully bitter. I only like it when it's loose-leaf and no more than 2min @ 165°F
Depends on which Jasmine— I love Jasmine Silver Needle ( did I get that right?), but dislike some cheaper kinds. I agree, though, with steeping it very carefully…
Goooooooood Evening Tea-land! Today's tea was delicious, with a little sweetener. Love today's Tea! One of my favorites for many
Since Karen is vacationing in my stomping grounds (Finger Lakes), how about a little FL trivia? Which screenwriter, radio and television narrator and producer lived on Cayuga Lake? Hint - think Cayuga Productions....
Good evening everyone! I hope you all have had a good day. I've been hiding out, avoiding the heat. I'm so glad I got the new air conditioner this year 🥵
Same! But our new AC can't keep up with the heat. :( I live where you live so I feel you with this heat...
Well, I got my wish! My weekly card wasn't rooibos, it ended up being ti kuan yin, which I've never heard of before! I still have a few older rooibos cards up for trade if anyone wants them. :)
If you end up redeeming your Ti Kuan Yin, I've had that tea before and thought it was amazing! I found it was good with burdock and manuka honey, or if you're going more fruity you can do mango, orange peels, raspberry leaves, strawberry, and sourwood honey, or if you're more a floral person you can do butterfly pea flowers, hibiscus, rose hips, rose petals, and sourwood honey, or even if you're feeling adventurous and sweet this tea is good with cocoa nibs and rock sugar. This tea is good hot or iced as well so, as you can tell, it's super versatile! Enjoy! :D
That's a good one! Way better than rooibos!
I love Ti Kuan Yin!
Good afternoon/evening everyone. I'm getting ready to call it a night. Enjoy the rest of you night. God bless, sleep well and have pleasant dreams.
Sweet dreams, Marlicia.
Thanks, Shelly. Good night and sleep well.
So I have an in person meeting tomorrow (little anxious about that) that is starting with a “pop tart pot luck”. Now. Keep in mind. First. This is gonna be a hella lotta pop tarts. Second. I’m annoyed because yet again, this is a food based bonding I can’t easily participate in (gf). So. I decided to make lots of work for myself out of annoyed spite and also as a reason to use a recipe i pinned about a year ago. And I made my own home made cinnamon sugar pop tarts. Picture coming tomorrow
SO MANY gatherings are food-based and that’s really tough for people who actually cannot have gluten. 🥺 I’m sorry. Here’s hoping yours are amazing and the envy of all others. 😊
Whenever food concerns (not just gf, any) are taken into account at meetings like this, I always go out of my way to thank organizers to let them know how much it’s appreciated. I do have to be careful myself because mine are made with almond flour. The recipe was very clear that couldn’t be subbed out.
I bring my own food, or an addition I can eat. Pizza party, I am bringing salad, or I just don’t eat, which can be weird….
This is what I often end up doing and it’s exhausting. But 🤷🏼♀️
Yours sounds delicious though!!!
I haven’t quality controlled them yet, even though one didn’t turn out awesome (the top layer flopped). I know I’m not the only gf person and the recipe only made 9 so I’m trying to have enough to share
Who made this decision?? A hungover college intern? We’re adults, we can have better breakfasts lol. Unpopular opinion but I think pop tarts are gross. Your homemade one sounds way better.
We’ll see! At least I’m contributing!
I think it's so sad that this happens so much. I have worked jobs where we had bake-offs, stew-offs, picnics, etc. I always, always, always tried to cater to every employee there. And I have seen the opposite view - which was a guy who was like How are you supposed to make gluten-free, vegan, organic, etc etc. cookies?! You can't! And the director of accounting literally pointed him in my direction as I had made that exact recipe. People just can't comprehend, they can't think outside the box. Hahaha! 🤣
I used to have an 18th c salon for my students where they role played the enlightenment thinkers and debated each other. I brought food in and served tea. I was the only one allowed to bring food because I knew all the allergies and religious exemptions. The year I made vegan nut free and gluten free is the year I still claim I used unicorn farts as an ingredient
I have a couple of those pinned too, I was envious of my son’s pomegranate one. How’d they turn out?
Thanks for the trade offer, Tahlia, but I had to decline. I just got that one today in a trade and I’m trying to get a complete set. Wishing you a very good evening and night.
No problem. I get it. I wasn't sure when you got you got the tea in a trade and how attached you were to it. I knew you might want to keep that one but figured nothing ventured nothing gained. God bless
Sorry I got the wrong emoji first and it won’t go away! Are you also collecting the Zodiacs? If I get any duplicates, I’ll let you know if you don’t already have them. P.S. the mistake emoji did go away! Yay!
I look forward to my cup of tea after a long day. Nite all.
My work week is done! We went out and got some groceries....back home in the AC. And now I'm just going to relax with some coldbrew tea and watch something on tv. :) Relatively good day for DDTS (drinking down the stash): drank today's CT packet (yummy!) then had packets of: Princess Sereni-Tea (white), Sencha Overture (green....and didn't like it any better than last time LOL), Ghostacles Time, and Mellow Spiced.
I need to start bringing my packets to work too. Usually I just make whole pots of tea!
I’ve got some of those same teas along with me on our trip at the moment too. It seems that for some reason, I missed a number of days in April. Looking forward to checking them out. Which was your favorite of the catch-up teas today?
Really enjoyed today’s tea!
I drank today’s tea hours ago but forgot to comment. At first I was disappointed it wasn’t a flavored tea but I remembered there are plenty of folks in this group that prefer the plain teas. Then I thought of my Mum who only drank Red Rose and would have loved this tea. Then as I let it settle, I decided it is a nice smooth black tea. I would still choose one of my flavored teas over it but I certainly wouldn’t decline it if offered.
Hi, Jan. I love most teas flavored and plain. but I wish communiTEA club would have more plain black teas. In my opinion, we have an overload of flavored teas in the club. Don't get me wrong, I do love the Fandom blends, flavored greens, flavored herbals-tisanes-flavored whites, but I just wish more non-flavored black teas would be added.
Exact opposite opinion Irishman (more in Jan's camp). I don't care for black teas, especially high caffeine, so would love a lot less of them 😄
Getting in under the wire again. Enjoyed today's tea very much. Cold brewed it to enjoy on my day of exploring. Hope everyone is great!
Enjoy all the Fujian teas. They're smooth oolongs with a nice black tea taste.
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