Spring 2015 Interview – Amanda (My Thoughts Are Like Butterflies)

My Thoughts Are Like Butterflies

Q1. What is your name?

Amanda, or SoggyEnderman

Q2. What is the name of your blog or organisation?

My Thoughts Are Like Butterflies

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Kansas City, MO

Q4. What currently is your favourite drink and why?

This is always such a hard question to answer, easily it is tea, but which one is the toughie. Since it is spring I have found myself wanting teas that reflect the nature of the season: light Chinese greens, delicate white teas (my favorite white teas are from Kenya) and Sheng Puerh. Though I do still have black tea first thing in the morning, usually a Chinese black done Gongfu style or a Darjeeling…also kinda Gongfu style since I use my Yixing pots!

Q5. Do you change your drinking habits during Spring?

Only really to match taste (even though it is not all the time, still go for those robust roasted oolongs whenever I get the chance, especially on rainy days!) and as for why, I think part of it is because I am tasting seasonal teas for the blog so I start really being in the mood for it…also because outside gets so beautifully alive that I want teas to reflect it, it gives me peace.

Q6. Is there a coffee or tea you think others should try?

Oh most definitely! I think Xin Yang Mao Jiang from Whispering Pines Tea, Anji Bai Cha by Nannuoshan, Kenyan Silver Needle by What-Cha, and Huang Shan Mao Feng by Teavivre really capture the spirit of spring. Also Jin Jun Mei by Teasenz, Tangering Blossom Red by Shang Tea, and Darjeeling Red Thunder by What-Cha if you are looking for a morning tea to wake you up…so you can enjoy the rest of the day!

Q7. If cost wasn’t a factor, where would you like to be right now enjoying a drink?

Ooh, probably on the dock at Star Island in Cass Lake, Minnesota. I spent a summer there a few summers ago working as a Naturalist, I would love to go back some day, it is one of the most beautiful places I have experienced!

Q8. Where can people find out more about you?

http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com My Tea Blog

https://instagram.com/soggyenderman/ My Instagram

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