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Totally Off-Topic: Steepster.com

So I a reader that munches.  Nothing makes me happier in the winter than curling up with a good book, on the heating vent with a blanket, a plate of cookies or grapes and hot tea within arm's reach.  (I may have mentioned this before.) 

I bring this up because I was recently exposed to an addictive new website called Steepster.com, which is a Twitter-like site for tea fanatics.  Registered members log cups of tea as they're brewed or bought, and review blends from companies around the world.  It seemed like a perfect site for me, because I am constantly drinking tea, enjoying it, and promptly forgetting what was in my cup and where I purchased it.

It's bad for my wallet, I admit.  Reading other peoples' reviews of teas makes me think "Gee, I want to try that!" and before I can stop myself I've gone to the company website to see how much the tea costs and where I can buy it.  I'm especially fond of flavored oolongs, and thanks to Steepster I've found a half-dozen to buy when my next paycheck comes in.

Anyway.  I associate tea-drinking with reading.  They go nicely together, like peanut butter and jelly or marshmallows and chocolate.  So by extension, other readers might also be tea-drinkers, and some of you might LOVE this site if you knew it existed.  So now you do!  You can thank me later.

PS - http://steepster.com/fashion_piranha  (If you wanna read some reviews.)


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Nov. 9th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Wow. Bad for the wallet indeed. But thank you so much for linking this site. Especially with the weather getting colder, this is a fantastic resource.
Nov. 9th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
I'll have to show that to my dad. He'll probably dig it a lot since he's always trying to get me to try some weird-ass new tea he bought. He is apparently willfully ignorant that my tea drinking pretty much begins and ends with plain green tea. Although I did get some First Flush tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation a while ago that was pretty kick-ass. Kind of like a bitter green, but with a sort of artichokey finish to it. I'd probably drink it all the time except it's seasonal, hard to find, hard to get, and costs almost as much as pot (like $26 an ounce, plus shipping). It was kinda worth it though.
Nov. 9th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Keeping a tea-journal is a bit much for me, but I follow their Twitter account, and it's adorable!
Nov. 20th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
I love Steepster. I haven't written very many reviews (haven't been on the site very long), but I love reading other people's reviews and yes, I'm definitely buying more tea now.

I'll add you...my book blog was bookloversdiary on LJ btw. On Steepster, I'm "notarevolution".
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