Second tea of the morning……..

This one and the herbal version have had a resurgence in my life. I recently gave up sugar and grains in my diet, and am trying to cut back on all artificial sweeteners. I am so grateful for this tea as its sweetness naturally comes from cinnamon. (Or at least I am hoping so, because it is a real treat these days!) I decided to stock up on some sachets for travel, too. Since most of the tea I drink these days are higher quality China blacks for which it is difficult to find in sachet form, this will be my tea for travel from here on out. I purchased the wrapped sachet form, too, which means I can always have a few sachets in my purse at all times. Easy. I know I could travel with all the tea regalia (and I used to!), but I tend not to want to make a mess wherever I go taking up kitchen space of those I visit. However, I will still take the electric kettle……

Flavors: Cinnamon

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

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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