Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, We’ll all have tea! (Thanks, Grandma!)
I started this blog a few years ago to help me get through a particularly horrible Masters degree. It was much easier to write about tea than to write about formative assessment in the ESL classroom – which proved to be kind of useless when I quit my teaching job two years after graduation. Teacher burnout is real, it’s life-changing, and it’s devastating. I went back to college (3rd time’s a charm, right?) and have since started a new career in Communications, working for the provincial government in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am starting to get my life back. I have free time again for the first time in 6 years. I’m reading tons and tons, and teaching myself how to play the ukulele. I hope to travel again one day, but before that happens, I need to pay off about 3 million dollars in student loans.
I love to share my tasting experiences. What I really love about tea is its ability to transport me through time and space. My posts are a little bit nostalgia, a little bit escape, a little bit meditation, a little bit self-help, and a lot of learning about new teas. I’m not a trained tea professional. I would love to do a ‘Tea Sommelier’ program someday… after the dust settles. My tea tasting reactions are straight from the gut and unpolished. If you find any errors or misinformation, please let me know. I have a lot to learn yet! Comments are welcome!
I do accept samples, and when they have been provided, I note it in the post. Provision of samples does not affect my review. I try to maintain objectivity, regardless of the source. Even if I don’t like a tea, I will try to use it cold, or in a cocktail, or in cooking. Those will be posted too!
My photos and my words are my own, and I believe in sharing, but I ask that if you re-post my photos or my reviews, please give credit and link back to my blog, as I will give you credit for your amazing teas, and provide links to your site. Thank you for sharing responsibly.
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