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drank Anji Black by Harney & Sons
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Tea of the morning…..

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women out there. And I mean all the women, because I am sure at one time, you made sacrifices for another. We are kind of wired that way. So, I raise my cuppa to you and say, Thank you. Someone out there comforted me when my own mother passed, another brought a few meals when my children were born, another listened to me when something weighed heavily on my heart. You are all remarkable regardless of whether you have children, or a living mother. And don’t forget it.

I picked one of the teas I hoard for today and made a whole glorious pot. It is wonderful! So, I say, today, drink the good tea!

Usual teapot method.

MzPriss

I’m not a mother (except to my dogs) and won’t ever be one but I’m grateful for my own Mom. This is beautifully expressed. Thanks for this. And YES! Drink the good tea.

looseTman

An excellent and very fitting Steepster tribute to all the women in our lives! Well done!

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MzPriss

I’m not a mother (except to my dogs) and won’t ever be one but I’m grateful for my own Mom. This is beautifully expressed. Thanks for this. And YES! Drink the good tea.

looseTman

An excellent and very fitting Steepster tribute to all the women in our lives! Well done!

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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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