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Tea of the morning…..

Yes, you will be seeing lots of repetition from me. Kind of boring for you, but definitely not for me. There are very limited new acquisitions coming in. I have found a place of tea contentment with black teas of all price levels. (I just have this odd dread of running out of a staple tea!…which leads to hoarding tendencies, but I digress…) So with the epic weather that is record cold for many areas in the US (Yes, we are so untrained at this like my Canadian friends!) I needed to choose an epic tea. Stay warm, Friends!

So dreading the shoveling. The snow blower is in the shop. :(

Usual teapot method.

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gmathis

Contentment is a wonderful thing. Working on that myself!

LadyLondonderry

I am in very much the same place, and it is good! I recently sorted through my tea cupboard and tossed a lot of stuff. I love my full-bodied black teas best but have to moderate my consumption of them, for the sake of my nerves and my stomach. So all I really need is a few good Keemuns and Yunnans and a flavored/floral tea or two for when I’m in a fancy mood. :)

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gmathis

Contentment is a wonderful thing. Working on that myself!

LadyLondonderry

I am in very much the same place, and it is good! I recently sorted through my tea cupboard and tossed a lot of stuff. I love my full-bodied black teas best but have to moderate my consumption of them, for the sake of my nerves and my stomach. So all I really need is a few good Keemuns and Yunnans and a flavored/floral tea or two for when I’m in a fancy mood. :)

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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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