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I have been camping all weekend. All the weather did was rain. It was a horribly cold and wet experience, but at the same time, I had lots of fun. I had planned to make a lot of sun tea all weekend using this tea. I put a few bags in an old 2 gallon pickle jar and filled it with water and left it “in the sun”. That means I put it on the picnic table and all it saw was cloud and got rained on. So it was more of a cold brew type tea. Never the less it was delicious. I just kept filling up my cup, and left the tea bags in the jar the entire time. I used varying amounts of ice and sugar in my cup depending on how I was feeling. Towards the end of the jar, it was getting pretty strong, so I just used more ice to water it down. It was quite refreshing, no astringency, and even though it was getting strong towards the end, it never got bitter, just more bold. This made the camping trip totally worth while. I should do this more often at home.

canadianadia

So glad that the rain didn’t ruin your fun. I love the idea of the sun tea. My friend and I used to do that as kids and I forgot all about it. It’s something that I definitely need to try again now that I have so many new tea options

Lala

I rarely make sun tea, not sure why. I like it. It is so easy when camping. My mom told me that she made sun tea for me and my siblings when we were young and she couldn’t keep up with how fast we drank it. I remember none of this. But I guess it shows I just really do like it.

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canadianadia

So glad that the rain didn’t ruin your fun. I love the idea of the sun tea. My friend and I used to do that as kids and I forgot all about it. It’s something that I definitely need to try again now that I have so many new tea options

Lala

I rarely make sun tea, not sure why. I like it. It is so easy when camping. My mom told me that she made sun tea for me and my siblings when we were young and she couldn’t keep up with how fast we drank it. I remember none of this. But I guess it shows I just really do like it.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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