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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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My tea of the afternoon…or with lunch, actually. We have been on a short, last of summer trip this week, and we just happened to be in the neighborhood of the Harney & Son’s Millerton Shop. We stopped for lunch and I had Black Currant tea service with a Mike sandwich (ham and gruyere on baguette and grilled). It was lovely, and of course, I had to buy some teas to try out.

JacquelineM

Sounds so lovely (and I also want a Mike sandwich!)!

LadyLondonderry

I envy you with the Mike sandwich! But I’m grateful their menu includes gluten-free selections. When I had lunch at the Soho shop recently I had the Lapsang Gravlax on Rice Crackers with green tea cream cheese, accompanied by a pot of Panyang Congou (shown in my avatar).

JacquelineM

LadyL – that sounds INCREDIBLE! I hope I can make it there soon! There is no excuse once the fall comes!!!

LadyLondonderry

Let’s have a fall mini-meetup there!

Ashley Bain

green tea cream cheese.. that sounds lovely. I’m obsessed with green tea ice cream. And jealous of your stop at the Harney shop!

JacquelineM

That would be wonderful! When I have an idea when I’m going I’ll let you know for sure :) When the humidity drops you will see me!!!!

Indigobloom

green tea icecream, yah!!! so good. I saw a chocolate green tea once but didn’t buy it- haven’t seen it since and now regret that I left it alone!

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JacquelineM

Sounds so lovely (and I also want a Mike sandwich!)!

LadyLondonderry

I envy you with the Mike sandwich! But I’m grateful their menu includes gluten-free selections. When I had lunch at the Soho shop recently I had the Lapsang Gravlax on Rice Crackers with green tea cream cheese, accompanied by a pot of Panyang Congou (shown in my avatar).

JacquelineM

LadyL – that sounds INCREDIBLE! I hope I can make it there soon! There is no excuse once the fall comes!!!

LadyLondonderry

Let’s have a fall mini-meetup there!

Ashley Bain

green tea cream cheese.. that sounds lovely. I’m obsessed with green tea ice cream. And jealous of your stop at the Harney shop!

JacquelineM

That would be wonderful! When I have an idea when I’m going I’ll let you know for sure :) When the humidity drops you will see me!!!!

Indigobloom

green tea icecream, yah!!! so good. I saw a chocolate green tea once but didn’t buy it- haven’t seen it since and now regret that I left it alone!

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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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