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My morning tea. Good stuff. Brewed in my jumbo mug, but next time a small teapot.

I finally decided it was time for a smaller teapot. My current one is 45 oz, which is perfect for tea for many, or traditional brewing of tea for iced (it is about the same volume as my favorite glass pitcher). Next week, my lime For Life 24 oz pot should be here. I went with the For life rather than the Chatsford because the infuser is all stainless, and parts of the infuser on the Chatsford are plastic. Can’t wait!

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ashmanra

I love my Forlife pot. I think you will like it, too. I also have Beehouse 22 ounce pots and they are great as well. Their lid comes off if you want to heat in the microwave, the small Forlife pot lid does not. The larger ones do, though. I have been thinking about getting one of the larger ones for me, I already bought one for a friend and she uses it ALL the time! New tea stuff! EEEEE!

ashmanra

Oh, and I just ordered another sample of this tea. I can’t remember what it tasted like! It should be here in a day or two.

JacquelineM

I have the 10 oz brew cup that has the little cover for work and I love it since I’m such a resteeper. I raved about it so much that my husband asked me to get him one. Now he is hooked on it! I love the stainless infuser!!

JacquelineM

Oh I meant to say the Forlife 10 oz blah blah blah!

SimplyJenW

@ashmanra…The small For Life pot just has a silicone seal and the infuser comes out, so the lid could go in the microwave, but I’d probably leave it out. I love my large one…it is in my avatar!

@JacquelineM….One day I might have a brew in cup, but for now I use a basket in a jumbo mug with a bread plate over the top. Kind of the same concept, just bigger!

ashmanra

That is exactly the pot I bought for my friend. Even the same color!

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ashmanra

I love my Forlife pot. I think you will like it, too. I also have Beehouse 22 ounce pots and they are great as well. Their lid comes off if you want to heat in the microwave, the small Forlife pot lid does not. The larger ones do, though. I have been thinking about getting one of the larger ones for me, I already bought one for a friend and she uses it ALL the time! New tea stuff! EEEEE!

ashmanra

Oh, and I just ordered another sample of this tea. I can’t remember what it tasted like! It should be here in a day or two.

JacquelineM

I have the 10 oz brew cup that has the little cover for work and I love it since I’m such a resteeper. I raved about it so much that my husband asked me to get him one. Now he is hooked on it! I love the stainless infuser!!

JacquelineM

Oh I meant to say the Forlife 10 oz blah blah blah!

SimplyJenW

@ashmanra…The small For Life pot just has a silicone seal and the infuser comes out, so the lid could go in the microwave, but I’d probably leave it out. I love my large one…it is in my avatar!

@JacquelineM….One day I might have a brew in cup, but for now I use a basket in a jumbo mug with a bread plate over the top. Kind of the same concept, just bigger!

ashmanra

That is exactly the pot I bought for my friend. Even the same color!

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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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