What Story Would Your Tea Cup Tell?

Every tea cup has a story to tell.  What would your tea cup tell about your flavor preferences, habits or favorite person to share teatime with? Thanks to my partnership with the Tea Council of the USA, I’m sharing thoughts on my tea cup would tell along with a lovely giveaway… read on!

What Story Would Your Tea Cup Tell?

My cup of tea would immediately convey that I prefer fruit flavors and/or a bold and full-bodied blend.  This beautiful cup of warm goodness would also likely tell you that I tend to actually drink teas that are not teas!  Herbal teas (also referred to as Tisanes) are typcially “my cup o’ tea,” primarily because they are generally naturally decaffeinated and because I can even grow my own for some super fresh brews.

I really have yet to meet a tea I haven’t like, though.  From chai tea to iced tea to matcha tea to bubble tea, I enjoy them all.  Did you know that black tea is the most commonly consumed tea in the world? It’s often the highest in caffeine, so I reserve this tea for morning breaks only.

You would also find that I like to indulge in tea, iced and hot, throughout the day and when dining out.  My absolutely favorite social tea is a fresh pot of Oolong Tea from our local oriental restaurant.  It’s always served in a special ceramic pot with plenty to share during a long lunch with great conversation!

What Story Would Your Tea Cup Tell?

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What does your tea cup say about you?

In honor of the beloved beverage and celebration of National Hot Tea Month (January!), the Tea Council of the USA has launched the second annual #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes , to give tea lovers across the nation an opportunity to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea.

All you need to do is:

  • Share a photo, video or explanation of the unique ways, times, and places you like to cook with or sip your favorite tea (specifically black, green, white or oolong) on http://bit.ly/individualiTEA and on Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil
  • You’ll be prompted to finalize your entry for a chance to win at http://bit.ly/individualiTEA

The sweepstakes runs through January 31, 2018. A copy of the official rules can be found here. You can enter as many times as you’d like and don’t forget to tag and tell your friends!

What Story Would Your Tea Cup Tell?

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What story would your tea cup tell?  Do you have a favorite tea you love to enjoy?

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Cheryl
    • December 20, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell that I’m hot and cold with a variety of flavor preferences.

    • professionalnapper
    • December 20, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell the story that I can never drink just one cup at a time.

    • Elena
    • December 20, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell a story of my travels around the world with different exotic flavors

    • Grace
    • December 20, 2017
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    My tea cup would reveal that I am a woman of many moods and tastes. I love herb teas as my comfort drink and I love Japanese tea blends to ground me. When I feel festive I drink tea brewed from our peppermint.

    • Michel
    • December 20, 2017
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    It would definitely be a tale of my adventures!

    • Maryann D.
    • December 20, 2017
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    My cup of tea would tell a story that I look forward to a few cups a day. I like variety flavors and enjoy tea with soy milk or creamer.

    • Josh D
    • December 20, 2017
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    It would say I love chestnut tea, but am very clumsy and spill frequently!

    • Nicole Martin
    • December 21, 2017
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    It would tell the tale of how tired I was before my tea.

    • Debbie
    • December 23, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell how much I love to hold it to keep my hands warm.

    • nyfoodhistorian
    • December 23, 2017
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    It would tell of happiness, days of fear and sorry, and of my hopes of a better tomorrow.

    • Sara Perrera
    • December 23, 2017
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    It would tell how much I like sweet things. Lots of sugar in my tea.

    • Lori Walker
    • December 23, 2017
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    Lots of honey and green tea.

    • Linda G.
    • December 23, 2017
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    It would tell how I love a cup of tea with a cookie

    • ELIZABETH C.
    • December 23, 2017
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    It would tell me that I love a variety of teas and I enjoy it with honey, lemon & a piece of ginger in it !

    • Tara Darity
    • December 23, 2017
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    My tea would say I really enjoy a cup on a cold night!!

    • Stephanie Phelps
    • December 24, 2017
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    My tea cup with mystery and lots of joy!

    • Azeem Isaahaque
    • December 25, 2017
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    My tea cup would say I love to read

    • Sarah Mathias
    • December 25, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell the story of a good book and comfortable chair.

    • beth shepherd
    • December 25, 2017
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    My tea story would be happy and full. THank you

    • alice minx
    • December 25, 2017
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    My tea story would tell that I drink 3 cups a night to stay awake at work

    • Emily R.
    • December 26, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell the story of my love of exotic tastes.

    • Nickole Heim
    • December 26, 2017
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    My teacup would tell you i love flavors from all around the world. sometimes hot sometimes cold

    • Karley Moore
    • December 27, 2017
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    My teacup would tell the story that i’m always trying something new.

    • heather kaufman
    • December 27, 2017
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    That my life is super busy, but very happy.

    • Jake B
    • December 27, 2017
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    My tea cup could tell you how often I been so cold with while sipping my tea or coffee to warm up.

    • Tara
    • December 27, 2017
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    It would tell of my new love of tea!

    • jenny
    • December 28, 2017
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    Clearly a story of exhaustion and would probably lead to a second cup!

    • Fredrick Pauly
    • December 28, 2017
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    A story of love, adventure, heartbreak and every other emotion

    • nancy
    • December 28, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell a story of special moments with my son’s tea cup! It’s special Mom and Tai tea time!

    • Donna Clifford
    • December 28, 2017
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    I need to relax and let go.

    • Monique Rizzo
    • December 28, 2017
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    It would tell me to slow down!

    • Carolyn g
    • December 28, 2017
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    It would tell a story of comfort and peace

    • Jean Fischer
    • December 29, 2017
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    It would tell just how many cups I drink each day

    • deana
    • December 30, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell the story of my 3 beautiful children!

    • angie w
    • December 30, 2017
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    Mine would tell the story of my travels because I have a teapot set that I bought overseas and have various teas that I bought around the world.

    • Michelle C
    • December 30, 2017
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    My tea cup would tell a story of loving a wide variety of flavors!

    • cindy
    • January 1, 2018
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    my teacup would tell the relaxing story of mint

    • Karen Gonyea
    • January 1, 2018
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    My tea cup would tell a story of cherishing the moments.

    • Lorena Keech
    • January 1, 2018
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    My cuppa would tell you that a prefer a strong tea with no adornments, with no preference as to hot or iced. Just strong and black, please.

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    oh my goodness, my tea pot would tell the story about the mad hatter and rabbit at the table for tea in Alice in Wonderland!

    • jberry
    • January 1, 2018
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    Mine would be Keep Calm & Carry On…..hopefully enjoying a cuppa along the way.

    • Stephanie L.
    • January 2, 2018
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    My tea would tell the story of how I like things calm and simple in life.

    • Michael
    • January 2, 2018
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    Nice Variety!

    • Amity J
    • January 2, 2018
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    my tea cup would tell me to take a break and use another one for a change, I drink everything out of it 🙂

    • Lisa Voyce
    • January 2, 2018
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    That I really like my hot beverages in the mountains.

    • Susan (@fdp4life)
    • January 2, 2018
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    my tea cup would say that i love to drink tea and i drink it all day long.

    • Leela
    • January 3, 2018
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    I like mine hot with a touch of sweet.

    • Chris L
    • January 3, 2018
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    My teacup would tell the story of an exhausted mom that needs a nice cup of tea to relax.

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    My tea cups would tell you about the things I love. They’re all related to passions of mine.

    • Carrie McCarthy
    • January 3, 2018
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    My cup of tea would say I’m so cold and need another cup of tea!

    • Brenda Elsner
    • January 3, 2018
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    My tea cup would tell me to slow down and enjoy some me time.

    • Angie Ford
    • January 3, 2018
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    My tea would tell story of lazy days curled up with a good book!

    • I Think Thrifty (@ithinkthrifty)
    • January 3, 2018
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    It would be able to recite the numerous books enjoyed while in it’s presence =)

    • Michelle H.
    • January 3, 2018
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    My tea cup would tell that I drink more coffee than tea.

    • Amy Deeter
    • January 3, 2018
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    How tea is so much more tastier than coffee and anything else

    • Peggy Johnson
    • January 3, 2018
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    My tea cup would say that it gets filled multiple times a day with all different flavors.

    • Sandy Preti
    • January 3, 2018
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    My thankfulness and complaints LOL

    • Julieh
    • January 3, 2018
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    My tea cup would reveal that I like earl grey with lemon.

    • rnash
    • January 4, 2018
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    Tea seems better for you

    • Brenda M Robinson
    • January 4, 2018
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    My tea cup would say ” You are a creature of habit” You have your favorites!

    • kim keithline
    • January 4, 2018
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    my cup of tea would tell that I love to try new things

    • melee191
    • January 4, 2018
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    How my life is crazy and loud but I seek the quiet

    • jenny
    • January 4, 2018
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    My tea cup would tell how I like to curl up under a blanket and watch old tv shows like twilight zone and I add two cubes of sugar sometimes to my tea

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    It would tell me to visit Disney more

    • Peggy Rydzewski
    • January 4, 2018
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    I would hope it would tell that I LOVE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    • Lisa
    • January 4, 2018
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    My tea cup tells everyone that I love tea and that I am a cat lady.

    • Yana Ryjova
    • January 4, 2018
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    My tea cup tell a tale of warmth because i hold it in my hands and close to my heart.

    • Kathryn C
    • January 4, 2018
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    my tea cup would tell the world how much I love cats and tea!

    Kathryn C
    kacor7@hotmail.com

    • Trina
    • January 4, 2018
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    It would tell the story of me and my four daughters, I just gifted them tea markers for Christmas so this would be perfect!!!

    • Carla Sue Thompson
    • January 4, 2018
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    Mine would tell that I don’t drink the same flavor each time, and that I don’t always get the tea stains out!

    • Carolyn Daley
    • January 4, 2018
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    I love a nice cup of tea to keep me warm.

    • Kathy Green
    • January 4, 2018
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    My tea cup would say I’m a woman of many moods and each flavor will tell that story.

    • Hesper Fry
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would tell how much I love tea because I drink about 4-5 cups per day!

    • Lisa Romine
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would say that I am someone who loves their family and I’m excited about the new granddaughter on the way in April.

    • Janice B
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would tell how I love enjoying green tea at night after work while all curled up under my blanket. My favorite way to relax.

    • Seyma Shabbir
    • January 5, 2018
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    It would say I love tea, my favorites being Earl Grey, Green Tea or Apricot Tea.

    • Stephanie
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would tell how hopeful I am for the future.

    • tndcrtz
    • January 5, 2018
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    My cup of tea would say how it’s better sweet.

    • Kerry p
    • January 5, 2018
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    It would tell the story of health and variety.

    • Derek Jennings
    • January 5, 2018
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    Cinderella!

    • jackie
    • January 5, 2018
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    To keep my family well

    • Buddy Garrett
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would say The tales I could tell but I’m only a teacup.

    • Heather Swarthout
    • January 5, 2018
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    My cup would tell me how much I love my children but I love my tea that takes me on a vacation all the time!

    • kathy pease
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would tell how relaxed I feel when I sit and have a cup of tea in the evening with a candle lit at the kitchen table.

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    It would tell others that I had many misadventures in my life but that my life is turning around and it is going to be so much better.

    • Elizabeth Ray
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would say that I’m CHEAP! (That, of course, would be one of the chipped cups, that really needs to be replaced…)

    • Tracy Shafer
    • January 5, 2018
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    That it’s the simple things that make me happy

    • farmermomwife
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would tell that I like to travel.

    • Kayla Klontz
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would tell all of the stories I read about.

    • Julie Terry
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would tell that I need to relax.

    • buttmuffin
    • January 5, 2018
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    my cup would say i love all things irish and cozy 🙂

    • Jennifer H.
    • January 5, 2018
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    I would say that I am busy all day long.

    • John H.
    • January 5, 2018
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    It would tell that I like to have tea when I read my book.

    • laura588
    • January 5, 2018
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    My teacup would tell of wonderful times of relaxation while reading a book. It would tell of a amazing scent of chamomile and lemon.
    Laurie Emerson

    • Stephanie Grant
    • January 5, 2018
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    My cup of tea would tell my flavor profile of exotic flavors.

    • heather c
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea would say, hey, look at all these things you’ve tried in your life! Kudos!

    • Trisha Musgrave
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would say that it is warm, tasty, and makes people happy and relaxed!

    • Vikki Billings
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would say that I use it so much and with the most delicious teas ever.

    • BRYAN E.
    • January 5, 2018
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    My large tea mug, repeatedly filled with extra strong Irish breakfast tea every day of the week, multiple times a day, would simply express the desire to be soaked with bleach solution once in awhile due to over use…

    • Kim Naumann
    • January 5, 2018
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    Mine would say move somewhere warm.

    • Eileen Boyce
    • January 5, 2018
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    Mt tea cup would say wake up sleepyhead!

    • Karen Porm
    • January 5, 2018
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    My cup of tea would tell me to get off my butt and start living life more.

    • Tabathia B
    • January 5, 2018
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    That I love walt disney world and the characters from my childhood

    • Trisha McKee
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea would tell the story that I am sweet and young at heart.

    • Jessica Whitehouse
    • January 5, 2018
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    I enjoy chai, cinnamon, vanilla, and spicy teas in the winter. Summer is great for peachy, citrus, and fruity flavors.

    • Monica Young (@Monnie311)
    • January 5, 2018
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    My cup of tea would say how glad I am that the holidays are over. Though I am very happy to start fresh with a new year.

    • Yona Williams
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would say that I rarely sweeten my brew because I like to really enjoy the flavor.

    • Sand
    • January 5, 2018
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    That I brew a lot of loose leaf teas!

    • Philip Lawrence
    • January 5, 2018
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    My tea cup would show a story of hope for the future.

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