I drastically oversteeped this because I was attempting to courteously answer a very rude email from a student (!!! ever notice the ruder the person, the more in the wrong they usually are? but I digress!) but I am pleased to note that while the tea is stronger than usual, it’s still absolutely delicious…and this is with nary an addition! I love the lemon verbena. Give me a strange old fashioned floral and/or herbaceous tea blend, and I’m all over it :)

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200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
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RE: ever notice the ruder the person, the more in the wrong they usually are? … YES! So glad you being the better person by taking time to respectfully answer the email didn’t result in crappy tea. Too bad your desk isn’t big enough to keep a Breville at it:)

JacquelineM

I have a breville at my desk, but it’s the variable temp kettle, not the one that brews your tea for you. I got it maybe a month or two before the new fancy one came out! Bad timing!

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RE: ever notice the ruder the person, the more in the wrong they usually are? … YES! So glad you being the better person by taking time to respectfully answer the email didn’t result in crappy tea. Too bad your desk isn’t big enough to keep a Breville at it:)

JacquelineM

I have a breville at my desk, but it’s the variable temp kettle, not the one that brews your tea for you. I got it maybe a month or two before the new fancy one came out! Bad timing!

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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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