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So my poor attempt at budgeting just flew out the window – 3 different tea companies just got orders from me in the past 12 hours. And a fourth is probably coming since their coupon is only good through April. I must take a vow to not purchase any tea or teaware in May. This is redonkulous.

Okay, onto the tea! And we have a frontrunner on the Black Tea I will most likely purchase from GM. Yup, I shall add this to my shopping list so that it can join the Nepalese Afternoon Tea. I can’t really tell you much about this tea except that it’s smooth, complex, and what I think an ideal black tea with oomph should taste like – especially on the 2nd infusion. That’s where the sweet kicks in – not so much while it’s hot, but as it cools it gets sweeter and sweeter. Naturally all I can think of is how amazing this would be as an iced tea. NE

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
JacquelineM

Welcome to our budgetary nightmare!

Ewa

I have made a vow to 1. not buy anything at all tea related until May and 2. To not buy any more samples until I have gotten rid of at least a third of my current ones. I am also taking bets as to which one I’ll break first. (Current odds are on: both at the same time)

Rabs

Lol! I think that I actually need to create a budget vs. the vowing not to purchase for a period of time. Kinda like dieting – you go too strict and you collapse and do worse than if you’d allowed yourself some treats along the way :)

__Morgana__

Personally I am considering combining the two and giving myself permission to order tea related stuff if I stick to my diet for a period of time. Something small for one week, something bigger for two, etc. I have been lousy about keeping track of my food and exercise these past couple of weeks.

JacquelineM

I’m allowing my next tea order to happen after I take my final this semster :) May 12th!!! Dragon Balls, here I come!!

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JacquelineM

Welcome to our budgetary nightmare!

Ewa

I have made a vow to 1. not buy anything at all tea related until May and 2. To not buy any more samples until I have gotten rid of at least a third of my current ones. I am also taking bets as to which one I’ll break first. (Current odds are on: both at the same time)

Rabs

Lol! I think that I actually need to create a budget vs. the vowing not to purchase for a period of time. Kinda like dieting – you go too strict and you collapse and do worse than if you’d allowed yourself some treats along the way :)

__Morgana__

Personally I am considering combining the two and giving myself permission to order tea related stuff if I stick to my diet for a period of time. Something small for one week, something bigger for two, etc. I have been lousy about keeping track of my food and exercise these past couple of weeks.

JacquelineM

I’m allowing my next tea order to happen after I take my final this semster :) May 12th!!! Dragon Balls, here I come!!

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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