90

2 tsp in 8 oz.

Fantastic tea. A smoother, sweeter tea than I would have expected at this price point. It’s kind of like the Harney and Sons Formosa Oolong I like, but with more body. It’s lighter than the Fujian blacks I’ve tried.

I think I’m going to have to come up with a 3-tier system for the teas I like. I’m starting to realize there are a few teas in the $2/oz range that I consider good enough (and inexpensive enough) to drink often — as in daily, teas in the $5/oz ballpark (like this one) that are good for once every couple of days, and teas in the $10+/oz range that I can indulge in maybe once a week.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Sil

i agree! this is where most of my thinking is starting to align with as well. “stuff that’s not as expensive that i’d drink everyday vs stuff that i’ll drink once a week that’s in the more expensive range as a treat”

Rachel J

Yeah. I feel like I have to narrow things down a bit now that I’ve tried a lot of different kinds if teas and am understanding where my preferences lie.

Terri HarpLady

I like this line of thinking as well. I think the reason I originally made a check-list was to get myself to quite drinking the really ‘awesome but pricey’ teas every single day, LOL. If I can’t drink a tea again until I’ve sampled all the other ones, that helps me to spread the really special ones out a little.

Rachel J

Terri, what’s your checklist look like? Intrigued… I have a spreadsheet, lol.

Terri HarpLady

It’s just a basic Table format, with 4 rows, from left to right:
Type (of tea, white, fl white, green, fl green, etc)
Name of tea (that column is the widest)
Brand (sorted alphabetically by brand, BTW)
Re (as in re-order? This is the smallest column)

I’ve got all the white teas listed first, then flavored whites, then green, & on & on through puers. Then I have all the TOMC & TOMCRs listed by month, then the tea trades I’ve done with people, then tisanes. Once I’ve sipdown something I delete it, unless I might want to re-order it, in which case I put asterisks around it…
LOL, this is incredibly organized for a right brainer like me, but that was an evening when Ms Theresa took control. She likes to create elaborate systems (which usually are doomed to failure). SO, anyway, starting this week I’m gonna print it out once a month & attempt to drink everything on the list once, LOL. It’s a pretty long list…262 currently. I think I need to start the new month with a serious sipdown spree!!

Rachel J

Nice… That’s a LOT of tea! At the height of my tea obsession, I had 50 once, and I thought I had gone over the cliff. You are way way way over the cliff!

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Sil

i agree! this is where most of my thinking is starting to align with as well. “stuff that’s not as expensive that i’d drink everyday vs stuff that i’ll drink once a week that’s in the more expensive range as a treat”

Rachel J

Yeah. I feel like I have to narrow things down a bit now that I’ve tried a lot of different kinds if teas and am understanding where my preferences lie.

Terri HarpLady

I like this line of thinking as well. I think the reason I originally made a check-list was to get myself to quite drinking the really ‘awesome but pricey’ teas every single day, LOL. If I can’t drink a tea again until I’ve sampled all the other ones, that helps me to spread the really special ones out a little.

Rachel J

Terri, what’s your checklist look like? Intrigued… I have a spreadsheet, lol.

Terri HarpLady

It’s just a basic Table format, with 4 rows, from left to right:
Type (of tea, white, fl white, green, fl green, etc)
Name of tea (that column is the widest)
Brand (sorted alphabetically by brand, BTW)
Re (as in re-order? This is the smallest column)

I’ve got all the white teas listed first, then flavored whites, then green, & on & on through puers. Then I have all the TOMC & TOMCRs listed by month, then the tea trades I’ve done with people, then tisanes. Once I’ve sipdown something I delete it, unless I might want to re-order it, in which case I put asterisks around it…
LOL, this is incredibly organized for a right brainer like me, but that was an evening when Ms Theresa took control. She likes to create elaborate systems (which usually are doomed to failure). SO, anyway, starting this week I’m gonna print it out once a month & attempt to drink everything on the list once, LOL. It’s a pretty long list…262 currently. I think I need to start the new month with a serious sipdown spree!!

Rachel J

Nice… That’s a LOT of tea! At the height of my tea obsession, I had 50 once, and I thought I had gone over the cliff. You are way way way over the cliff!

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I happily reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my husband, our baby son, and our dog. I teach over 40 piano students per week at my home studio and created “Fundamental Keys”, a classical piano method book and video series.

My husband and I are vegan and have been for about 8 years. We are enjoying bringing up our little one in the vegan tradition!

I went through a major tea phase some years ago (2006-2009) and had quite a collection and tasted hundreds of varieties. Then I went off caffeine when I decided to have a baby, and after he was born I got into a nasty coffee habit. Now I’ve come back to tea, thank goodness. I’m finding my tastes have changed quite a bit since my first go at tea fanaticism. Really enjoying some of the amazing and deliciously complex teas I’ve learned about through Steepster!

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