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My tea of the afternoon (I had Golden Snail this morning, but how many people need to hear about it over and over?)

Nice, light almond flavor, hint of cinnamon, and the tea base is slightly smokey. Very good and it reminds me of cookies. I got this one from Dinosara from our Hoppitea swap. Are there any swap/holiday opportunities coming up? I thought it was fun!

The only bummer note as of today….my electric kettle is flaking out on me. I really want it to work, but sadly, I think it is a bust. Functionality is much more important than looks…..but it looks so nice!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I got a package today! Did I know this was coming? :)

SimplyJenW

@ashmanra…no, you did not. It was a surprise! Were you surprised? If so, it worked!

Ellyn

I’d also like a new tea swap! that was great!!

QuiltGuppy

It seems like Jen was the Tea Fairy to many this week! :)

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ashmanra

I got a package today! Did I know this was coming? :)

SimplyJenW

@ashmanra…no, you did not. It was a surprise! Were you surprised? If so, it worked!

Ellyn

I’d also like a new tea swap! that was great!!

QuiltGuppy

It seems like Jen was the Tea Fairy to many this week! :)

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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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