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Tisane of the evening…..

Yes, JacquelineM is responsible for my now having this in my cupboard. Who can resist “Holy Dumbledore’s Lemon Drops” when you love lemon tea and are a Potterhead? I needed a few things from Mountain Rose Herbs anyway, and I am trying to incorporate more herbals in my life. So, when I hear about a good one, especially a good lemon one, I tend to cave. I should be good for a while, now. I did get a decent amount of this along with some Assam and Lapsang Souchong, as well as the ingredients for my Comfort Tea blend.

This is lemony for sure. There are herbal notes, too, but it is mostly lemon. I think my non-tea drinking daughter might have a go with this as she needs to drink lemon tea for her musical pursuits. Yes, even flutists have to manage throat goo. I am giving her a Kati cup with a tree on it in the hopes that she will eventually be taken with tea.

Teapot method, 8 minutes. Lightly sweetened with Splenda. I might try the local honey next time. I need to be doing better at consuming it for my allergies.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

good luck making another convert! it looks like you have an “in” there! :P

TeaBrat

oooh! this sounds nice, I think I would like it. :)

JacquelineM

I love this one with honey! Do tell how the Lapsang is. :) My husband is crazy for Lapsang and I’m always looking for different ones for him to try.

Bonnie

Real authentic, and more rare Lapsang Souchong comes from the village of Tong Mu and you can get it from Stash Tea for a really good price. I’m going to try some myself. It is more assertive I’ve read and produced in small quantities. This village is the origin of the tea.

TeaBrat

I love Hu Kwa!!!

JacquelineM

Bonnie – I love fascinating information like that! Thank you! I am going to seek out that Tong Mu Lapsang.

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Indigobloom

good luck making another convert! it looks like you have an “in” there! :P

TeaBrat

oooh! this sounds nice, I think I would like it. :)

JacquelineM

I love this one with honey! Do tell how the Lapsang is. :) My husband is crazy for Lapsang and I’m always looking for different ones for him to try.

Bonnie

Real authentic, and more rare Lapsang Souchong comes from the village of Tong Mu and you can get it from Stash Tea for a really good price. I’m going to try some myself. It is more assertive I’ve read and produced in small quantities. This village is the origin of the tea.

TeaBrat

I love Hu Kwa!!!

JacquelineM

Bonnie – I love fascinating information like that! Thank you! I am going to seek out that Tong Mu Lapsang.

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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