Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

91

Tea of the morning……

Yes, I am still around. I have had to significantly cut the amount of tea consumed as I had a kidney stone in late August. Such a bummer. I am also really falling into a rut of just drinking the favorites since my drinking is limited. I still love tea….rarely drink soda or coffee, but I had to cut back for a good reason. I do still come here to read often.

This tea is turning out to be very much a favorite. I recently tried to order some more Goute Russe from Dammann Freres, but had issues with getting my credit card to go through. Since this one is very close in taste for me, much cheaper, and so much more easily obtainable, it wins. Light Earl Grey with a hint of sweet grapefruit. Yum. Thank you to Harney & Sons for offering it loose.

Usual teapot method.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
teaNsympathy

Oh no! Glad you’re back and hope you’re feeling better!

JacquelineM

Egads! Hope you are on the mend — I heard that they are very painful :(

Dinosara

Sorry to hear that your tea consumption has to take a hit! Hope you are feeling better, and continue to feel better!

SimplyJenW

Thanks so much for the concern! I am feeling pretty good now that I stopped eating so much raw spinach and cut from three pots of tea a day to 1 or 1 1/2. It is also Marching Band season (only a few more weeks!) and I am a uniform parent. Busy, busy, busy and I am able to keep up just fine.

TeaBrat

sorry to hear that!

Azzrian

Nice to see you around! Hope that everything is better now!

ashmanra

Those are painful!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

teaNsympathy

Oh no! Glad you’re back and hope you’re feeling better!

JacquelineM

Egads! Hope you are on the mend — I heard that they are very painful :(

Dinosara

Sorry to hear that your tea consumption has to take a hit! Hope you are feeling better, and continue to feel better!

SimplyJenW

Thanks so much for the concern! I am feeling pretty good now that I stopped eating so much raw spinach and cut from three pots of tea a day to 1 or 1 1/2. It is also Marching Band season (only a few more weeks!) and I am a uniform parent. Busy, busy, busy and I am able to keep up just fine.

TeaBrat

sorry to hear that!

Azzrian

Nice to see you around! Hope that everything is better now!

ashmanra

Those are painful!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.)

Location

Ohio

Following These People