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Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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Hi guys,

Just back to give further thoughts on the teas. I've long since finished off my box of Gandalf the Grey tea, and have been delving into the very refreshing Meadow Mint.

But the true star is the one I've saved for last. The Bilbo Baggins Breakfast Blend is truly lovely. From the moment the hot water splashes onto the tea bag, you have a gorgeous scent of cinnamon wafting to your nose. It's bright, it's cheerful, and it's warming...exactly what you look for in a morning tea. Though I must say I like the taste of it so much that I'm nearly through it after only a couple of days.

I may well have to get some of my American counterparts to order me some more and ship it sans-boxes (to save shipping).

Thanks again, Urulókë!

Posted on: 2010/6/23 22:55
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Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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Hi all,

Many thanks to Urulókë for the tea! It arrived in a very moist England last week and Mrs Burns and I have been enjoying it very much.

I first tried the "Gandalf the Gray" (always throws me that they've chosen to spell grey with an 'a' instead of an 'e') tea. Not having read much on what ingredients went into the teas, it seemed obvious to me that it would be an Earl Grey (Mr Burns' favourite) equivalent.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was chamomile and red bush and actually reminded me very much of a Twining's Green Tea with Chamomile I'd had years ago. Not as green-tasting, of course...in fact better tasting in that regard!

The mint is also very refreshing in the morning or at the end of a tough day in th'office!

We've not tried the breakfast tea yet, but will hopefully get on here to tell you about it when I do.

Action shot! (haha)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ ... GxLzY15P4?feat=directlink

Thanks again!

PS - That's not me in the pic...it's a coworker. And he doesn't know I sneakily snapped his pic on my iPhone. Shh!

Edit: Embedded for convenience.

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Posted on: 2010/5/11 0:19
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Re: Looking for info on map/poster
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Don't know anything about it...but that is very, very beautiful.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 14:22
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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Khamul - Sweet, fancy Moses! I didn't expect anything nearly so detailed! Thank you very, very much!

Stu - As I only have 1-4 & 7 in paperback, I'd essentially be interested in having a look at whatever you're willing to part with!

Posted on: 2010/4/21 15:52
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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Hi laurel

Thanks for the advice. As you suggest, shopping around for early impressions via various sources is the option I've chosen. I imagine this will take several years, but it will be more fun that way (the hunt) and at least it won't be a single large sum coming out of my pocket at once.

For the record, here's the reply I received from HC when asking what discount was offered on the complete set:

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Dear Mr Burns

Thank you for your recent e-mail to Harper Collins regarding the Tolkien print on demand series.

We are happy to offer you a 10% discount when ordering the whole series of 13 titles. The total of the order would therefore be £468.00 plus free delivery to UK.

As these are print on demand titles these books get made on a customers request, therefore the delivery time is roughly 28 working days.

Can you please advise if you wish to order these titles.

Kind regards
Michelle

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Needless to say, I thanked Michelle but chose not to order at this time. Perhaps I'll order the hardback Index one day, but I think looking for copies already out there is a better way forward.

Anyone have favourite haunts for seeking out the HoME series? My plan was going to involve lots of Google, Amazon, Ebay and garage/yard/car boot sales. I'd be surprised to find something of this calibur in a bargain book shop.

Posted on: 2010/4/16 14:11
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