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Decided to try this in my wee oolong pot. 1 teaspoon to 4 oz of water. One thing about white teas that I don’t like is that you have to use so much! This little pot preserves the illusion of only using a teaspoon a pot, and you get plenty of tea from the multiple infusions (again, why did I wait so long to try this little wonder pot??!!)! There are a few tea leaves in my poured cup, but nothing terrible! Perhaps I can read my tea leaves after I’m done :)

My kettle only goes as low as 175, so I decided to brew at a higher temp than what is recommended on the package. The tea tastes just as spectacular thankfully! I might even prefer it a notch more – it’s more tea-y (and not bitter, which was my fear). I think I’ll continue to brew this at 175.

The black currant flavor and the mellow, delicious white tea is so enjoyable in the afternoon. Each successive steep is milder in both fruit and tea flavor, but very good. I made 5 steeps altogether, increasing a minute each steep.

Yay! This made my afternoon!

If you are curious about my tea leaves, I saw a:

BIRD – good news, psychic powers, movement, motion, good luck, a lucky sign; good news if flying, a fortunate journey

DOG – good friend, love, fidelity, faithful friends

LEAF – prosperous results of your diligence, new friends, and satisfaction

LETTER – signifies news

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Rabs

Hooray for an afternoon being made! :D

Is there a good place online to look up tea leaf meanings?

Cofftea

I agree! My standard 2.25g/6oz cuppa is often more than a TB!

JacquelineM

I have my favorite link bookmarked at work – I’ll send it to you tomorrow! But at home I have a Nelros cup and little book about it.

My cup is like this one:

http://artandtea.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/tea-leaf-reading/

and you can read the pictures on the cup and tell time and seasons and stuff, or read what you see like you would on a blank cup.

Rabs

Eee!!!!! Added that cup to my wishlist! I look forward to checking out the link. :)
Thank you!

52teas

By the way, who DOESN’T see a “LEAF” when reading their tea leaves? :)

Rabs

LOL! Touché :D

JacquelineM

My leaf looked like a large maple leaf! Ahem! ;)

52teas

Just to be clear: There are no birds, dogs, letters or maple leaves in our tea. Just yumminess.

JacquelineM

:) :) :) Frank, you’re a gem! You’re funny and you can blend tea like nobody’s business!

Rabs

LOL! I almost choked on my bagel when I read your comment Frank XD
But Frank — think of the marketing possibilities! You could put a tiny prize in each tea like Cracker Jacks, most kids cereals, or Wade of England ;)

52teas

I did get an order of calendula (marigold) petals once for our teas, and it had FEATHERS in it. I haven’t ordered from that supplier since.

JacquelineM

FEATHERS, Large feathers signify achievement and prosperity; to authors, literary success; small feathers denote something of which you are afraid, but which you will meet with courage. (he hee)

Kristin

@52teas… ew, that’s pretty gross. Glad to hear you aren’t ordering from them again.

JacquelineM

…and if anyone doubted the tea leaves – I got some good news regarding work – a summer stipend for additional work to be done :) It was what I had in mind when I was drinking and swirling. !!!

Rabs

That’s wonderful! Congratulations :D

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Rabs

Hooray for an afternoon being made! :D

Is there a good place online to look up tea leaf meanings?

Cofftea

I agree! My standard 2.25g/6oz cuppa is often more than a TB!

JacquelineM

I have my favorite link bookmarked at work – I’ll send it to you tomorrow! But at home I have a Nelros cup and little book about it.

My cup is like this one:

http://artandtea.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/tea-leaf-reading/

and you can read the pictures on the cup and tell time and seasons and stuff, or read what you see like you would on a blank cup.

Rabs

Eee!!!!! Added that cup to my wishlist! I look forward to checking out the link. :)
Thank you!

52teas

By the way, who DOESN’T see a “LEAF” when reading their tea leaves? :)

Rabs

LOL! Touché :D

JacquelineM

My leaf looked like a large maple leaf! Ahem! ;)

52teas

Just to be clear: There are no birds, dogs, letters or maple leaves in our tea. Just yumminess.

JacquelineM

:) :) :) Frank, you’re a gem! You’re funny and you can blend tea like nobody’s business!

Rabs

LOL! I almost choked on my bagel when I read your comment Frank XD
But Frank — think of the marketing possibilities! You could put a tiny prize in each tea like Cracker Jacks, most kids cereals, or Wade of England ;)

52teas

I did get an order of calendula (marigold) petals once for our teas, and it had FEATHERS in it. I haven’t ordered from that supplier since.

JacquelineM

FEATHERS, Large feathers signify achievement and prosperity; to authors, literary success; small feathers denote something of which you are afraid, but which you will meet with courage. (he hee)

Kristin

@52teas… ew, that’s pretty gross. Glad to hear you aren’t ordering from them again.

JacquelineM

…and if anyone doubted the tea leaves – I got some good news regarding work – a summer stipend for additional work to be done :) It was what I had in mind when I was drinking and swirling. !!!

Rabs

That’s wonderful! Congratulations :D

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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