Vacation, Resting, Relaxing, Tea Drinking, Tea Reviewing, Need Your Ideas – Please

Next week my family and I are leaving for short little getaway to Door County, Wisconsin in search of peace and quite. Mostly, we want to avoid all distractions real life inevitably brings if we stay home.

Imagine log cabin, wood burning fireplace, 2 whirlpool tubs, full kitchen, and if I recall correctly 1,300 square feet of space plus a garage. We have been here many time but this will be our first time in the winter. Let’s just say Ralph (dear hubby) and Alexandria (dear daughter) and I can’t wait to go. We have even rented a seperate cabin for my sister, her husband, and two kids as their Christmas present. Believe me my sister could use this getaway, as could the rest of the family.

It has been a trying year for us, with the later of the year more difficult than the previous. Some days keeping a positive mindset has been harder than other days. So needless to say, we all need and want this to be the trip to help us recharge and get ready for what 2012 has in store for us.

Long story short this trip is about rest, relaxation, family time, and last but not least tea. I have decided to pack up some tea cups, my Zojirushi, a tea pot, taster sets, and a Trader Joes sized paper bag full of teas I haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying. There are A LOT of teas in this bag and it is my intention to sample as many as I can until the experience is no longer pleasurable. I want to review each tea here on Tea Trade and Steepster. However, I didn’t think writing an individual note for each tea would be wise. I would be hogging the Tea Trade Activity timeline and very possibly boring everyone to death with my possible repetitive brain spewings. So I am looking to you fellow Tea Traders to give me a few ideas on the best way to share my reviews without taking over the timeline or boring anyone.

I appreciate your help in advance.

Happy Holidays!
Rachel C.

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Hi, my name is Rachana Rachel Carter.I am a long time tea addict, foodie, and wine enthusiast. Along with all my passions at the core I am a huge health and fitness advocate.Plus a bit of a geek and as crafty as can be.
When I am not running after the kids, managing the household, and homeschooling my oldest I enjoy blogging about my passions and how it applies to my life.

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    May King says:

    There is always room for one more tea reviewer, Rachel. I don’t think you’d bore us! As consumers, people love to read reviews and if people agree with your review, they will want to hear more from IHeartTeas. So I say, go for your life, review all the teas, post them on TeaTrade, Steepser and other places. Good luck and best wishes for the festive season! Look forward to reading your next review :o)

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      iheartteas says:

      Thanks and Happy Holidays to you too. Although I have reviewed many teas in the past this would be my first attempt to review so many within a short period of time. I wonder if it best to one post for all teas I have recieved from the Steepster of the Month Club and all Teavivre in one post or of each individual teas deserves it’s own post.

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      iheartteas says:

      A Trader Joes bag is the size of any standard brown paper bag that can is used for bagging groceries. Although the idea of a bag needing its own truck sounds appealing I fear I would be literally swimming in tea. I hope you and the Mrs have a Merry Christmas too.

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    ms.aineecbeland says:

    Review away; Trader Joe is as good as it gets with their teas. Also coincidence, I did think to venture to Trader Joe’s today but not while doing errands. I am at times lazy and remain in one place; paranoia over takes me at times. Or something. Anyhow, do enjoy…as it does sound a bit like that Home Alone movie but not. Kudos!

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    ThePurrfectCup says:

    I’m looking forward to your reviews! I miss seeing them on Steepster! But be sure to take plenty of time for yourself and with the family. After all it is a get away. 🙂

    As for the posts…break them up in to as many or as little as you like. I’ll read them. Have a great holiday!

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      iheartteas says:

      Thanks, I miss posting them too. Life has a way of changing plans sometimes. Hoping in the new year I will have the chance to focus a little more on the things I enjoy as well.

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      iheartteas says:

      Thanks for your suggestion. I think that is exactly what I will be doing. However, on Steepster I will be sure they appear individually, granted I have no other option on there anyhow.

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