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Hello my Steepsterites! I hope everyone is well and having a wonderful holiday. I’m traveling at the moment and finding a lack of good teas. Germany actually has a really good tea culture. coffee reigns here, but tea enjoys a pretty high status as well. Rooibos is plentiful, as are herbal teas of all sorts. But I just don’t have the equipment or place to make a good cup of tea usually. sad. But I did bring some odds and ends of teas and tea bags from my collection. I’m finishing this sample of milk oolong at the moment.

Steeping this in what I think is called the ‘old man’ method. Put leaves in a mug and add hot water. Drink straight out of the mug. My mom does it this way usually. It’s really interesting because instead of getting the different notes and flavors in different steeps, you get them all in layers as you sip. The tea starts out floral and creamy and ends up savory and vegetal at the bottom of the mug. I’m enjoying this a lot more than the first time I had it. It has also been forever since I last had an oolong.

Can’t wait to get home to my tea and my puppies!! And keyboards where I know the locations of the symbols I want…

TeaBrat

I want to go home to my tea collection too… hee hee

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TeaBrat

I want to go home to my tea collection too… hee hee

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

My profile pic features my two lovable puppies, Mr. Snuggles and Sr. Caliente.

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