[CAN-DUH-KEE] Kandeke is a play on kandake, an ancient Nubian word meaning "warrior queen." This word has an empowering attachment to well-respected, uncompromising women in ancient African civilization, the cradle of all civilization. We are universal, too.
Once you've had an excellent tea, it's impossible to go back to the grocery store stuff, or to any cafe that doesn't put precedence on the quality of teas they serve. And as for finding teas of premium quality, it's pretty expensive if you don't know what you're doing or where to go. However, times are getting better. Less money in Lady's pocket is getting wasted on finding a reputable tea vendor, and more money is going into discovering which teas I genuinely love. I have Steepster to thank for this. Steepster is Twitter meets Digg meets e-commerce. You create a profile, review tea businesses and teas (can't find the tea/biz you're looking for? add it), give directions on how you like to brew your favorite teas, and follow people who can also follow you. What this all means is... if said tea from said business gets a delicious 85/100 rating, you now know where to find said delicious tea, especially if members with similar tastes (who you've been following!) have rated the tea already and left comments.