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Today's review features a lovely green tea by Teavivre. It's a sweet and smooth green tea with a consistently smooth and sunny vegetive flavor.
Seller Description: "XiHu (West Lake) Dragon Well green tea, or Long Jing as it is known in China, is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting head's of states.  This premium Long Jing...
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That's very good, and enjoy your tea

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Tablet Weaving with Silk
Since I wasn't entirely happy with my last tablet weaving project, in linen, I got a wild hair and decided to try weaving with silk. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was silk thread, so what started off as a lark suddenly became the smallest, finest weave I...
Since I wasn't entirely happy with my last tablet weaving project, in linen, I got a wild hair and decided to try weaving with silk. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was silk thread, so what started off as a lark suddenly bec...
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Tablet weaving has intimidated me for a long time, but I finally faced my fear of chaos and was able to bring just a wee bit of order to it... enough to learn the process and complete two projects within the first 24 hours of getting my cards!
I like order. There! I admit it! I took to rigid heddle weaving like a duck to water because it's so damn orderly. Everything perfectly in its place. There's a beauty to that. But eventually, if you're going to leave your com...
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One of my current summer projects. The linen may not be an entirely period color, but I'm trying to work with what I have on hand. Constructive comments appreciated!
The skirt, post seam-ripping This summer vacation, I'm trying to step up the authenticity (and documentation) of our garb, using materials I have on hand. As such, I'm recycling projects that either turned out a little wonky ...
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Medieval Necklines - Green Wool Dress
I made this dress recently to repay a local lady for her incredible kindness in caring for our kitties while we were at Gulf War. She has a tremendous love of Pendleton Wool, so Mom swung by their outlet in Washington and sent a care package my way. After c...
I made this dress recently to repay a local lady for her incredible kindness in caring for our kitties while we were at Gulf War. She has a tremendous love of Pendleton Wool, so Mom swung by their outlet in Washington and sen...
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Sorry it's been a while, but we've been trying to keep our beloved kitty, Mei-Mei, alive. Unfortunately, she lost the fight this week.
Seller Description: "Rated as the best of Chinese black teas, Keemun is an absolute delight to drink. TeaVivre's Premium Keemun represents the highest quality of this tea generally available to the public, and has a taste, ar...
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Mom's Age of Exploration Unit: Apron Dress Retrofit
What happens to your old garb?  Think about the early sewing projects that make you wince when you look at them now. How about the pieces that just don't fit right... they could be a little too short, or bind too much around a slightly rounder belly than yo...
What happens to your old garb?  Think about the early sewing projects that make you wince when you look at them now. How about the pieces that just don't fit right... they could be a little too short, or bind too much arou...
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Tablet weaving has intimidated me for a long time, but I finally faced my fear of chaos and was able to bring just a wee bit of order to it... enough to learn the process and complete two projects within the first 24 hours of getting my cards!
I like order. There! I admit it! I took to rigid heddle weaving like a duck to water because it's so damn orderly. Everything perfectly in its place. There's a beauty to that. But eventually, if you're going to leave your com...
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Apron Dress Hand Stitching Techniques: Part 2
As I mentioned in the blog post for Part 1 of this project, this summer vacation is dedicated to bumping up the authenticity (and documentation) of our garb, using materials I have on hand. This apron dress was originally an Edwardian style linen skirt, and...
As I mentioned in the blog post for Part 1 of this project, this summer vacation is dedicated to bumping up the authenticity (and documentation) of our garb, using materials I have on hand. This apron dress was originally an ...
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Finally, another blog entry - and this one comes with a coupon code!
Seller Description: "Our Vanilla Rooibos Chai tea features a delightful blend of masala chai spices, red rooibos and a hint of vanilla. Rooibos Vanilla Chai is naturally caffeine, making it a perfect any-time tea. Much like i...
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Finishing Gores and Hiding Knots - Gray Apron Dress
While I have been in the SCA on and off since 2000, I've never had a partner who was a heavy fighter. I had absolutely no idea how much armor costs, so when Jake decided to learn we both suffered a little sticker shock. Luckily, my sewing is a marketable sk...
While I have been in the SCA on and off since 2000, I've never had a partner who was a heavy fighter. I had absolutely no idea how much armor costs, so when Jake decided to learn we both suffered a little sticker shock. Lu...
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Viking Coat/Kaftan Project
Kasha definitely tell you when she wants attention! I grew up in Oregon, and we went camping on Mt. Hood almost every summer. Those experiences taught me the importance of layers, and planning for unexpected weather when there's only a thin tent wall betwee...
Kasha definitely tell you when she wants attention! I grew up in Oregon, and we went camping on Mt. Hood almost every summer. Those experiences taught me the importance of layers, and planning for unexpected weather when t...
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I'm a writer, educator, costumer, craft nerd... okay, to be completely honest, I'm a bit of an all-around nerd!
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I'm in my early thirties, and while my heart calls the Pacific Northwest home, I currently reside in Dallas, Texas with my husband and our two rescue kitties: Mei-Mei and Akasha.
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Steppes Artisan Competition 2014
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Today I attended my first Steppes Artisan competition, and I was completely overwhelmed by the awesomeness. From metalwork and stonework, em

Mom's Age of Exploration Unit: Viking Under Tunic
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Sometimes learning history can be a bit of a drag, but in my mother's classroom it is a fantastic journey of discovery. For her upcoming uni

Apron Dress Hand Stitching Techniques: Part 1
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The skirt, post seam-ripping This summer vacation, I'm trying to step up the authenticity (and documentation) of our garb, using materials I

Nutcracker Sweet by Celestial Seasonings
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Our Thanksgiving meal has been all packed up, and the kitchen is now clean. Time to light some candles, sit back, and enjoy the moment. I de

Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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Seller Description: "For the past four years, all we wanted for Christmas was a gingerbread tea. Every winter, we’ve pestered David for a sp

Earl Grey French Blue by Mariage Frères vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo Teas
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This is the last face/off before our final round, and I have to say that I'm a little relieved. I didn't realize everything this project was

Earl Grey Black by Teavana vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo
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Today marks the final face/off of the second elimination round, and after this there will only be three face/offs left until we have our cha

Earl Grey Organic by Mighty Leaf vs. Earl Grey French Blue by Mariage Fr...
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We've made it to the third face/off of the second elimination round! The face/offs are getting closer and closer, and soon we will have a wi

Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black by Verdant vs. Earl Grey Impérial by Mariage...
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Slated for today is the second face/off in the second elimination round of the Battle of the Earl Greys! Today, two excellent opponents are

Victorian Earl Grey by Simpson & Vail vs. Organic Earl Grey by Teali...
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Welcome to the second elimination round of the Battle of the Earl Greys! Today we have a couple fantastic teas ready to go head to head: The

Earl Grey by Arbor Teas vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo Teas
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Today, in the second-to-the-last of our first elimination rounds, Arbor Tea's Earl Grey is going up against Teajo's Silky Earl Grey. May the

Earl Grey Black Tea by Teavana vs. Earl Grey Supreme by Harney & Sons
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Now that I'm finally feeling better, we have some face/offs to get back to! Today Teavana's Earl Grey Black is going up against Harney & Son

Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea by Teavivre
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Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea by Teavivre Seller Description: This Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea is made in the same method of

Earl Grey Extra by Simpson & Vail vs. Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black by...
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Today I'm excited to announce the fourth face/off in the Battle of the Earl Greys, between Verdant's Rose Bergamot Laoshan Black and Simpson

Unbridled Love Fruit Tea by Teavivre
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Unbridled Love Fruit Tea by Teavivre Seller Description: TeaVivre's Fruit Tea's make great, low calorie, caffeine-free, refreshing drinks fo

A Gongfu Fighting Moment
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Everybody was Gongfu fighting Those steeps were fast as lightning... What can I say? Every time I see or even think the word, "Gongfu," that

Silver Needle White Tea by Teavivre
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Silver Needle White Tea - Pale 1st and 2nd Steeps Seller Description: "The Silver Needle White Tea owns a beautiful name, Bai Hao Yin Zhen.

Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio vs. Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious
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Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious vs. Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Today we have the second bout of the Battle of the Earl Greys, where Adagio's

Lady Grey by Tealicious
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Lady Grey by Tealicious Teaware: 16oz infuser mug Measured dry: 2 tsp Water Temperature: Boiling Steeping Time: 4 minutes Additives: 4 tsp S

Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious
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My little teacup infuser, still going strong! Teaware: 8oz depression glass cup and tea ball infuser Measured dry: 1 tsp Water Temperature: