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Second tea of the day…..

I have gone a few days without any yerba mate. Man, I can feel it. I am sure some of my sluggishness could be the weather changing from Summer to Fall, and the wierd barometric things going on. I still miss the pep from my yerba mate. This is my favorite blend of all of them that I have tried, and I just stocked up on the Roasted Yerba Mate from Upton as well as purchasing a tin refill’s worth of the Vanilla Black on a recent trip that took us through Millerton to Harney’s. (I must say, I love the idea of being able to refill my tins rather then buying new ones. Remeber the days in the beginning where you had a hard time finding containers for your tea and samples?..now I am almost overrrun!)

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DaisyChubb

You’ve def inspired me to get some yerba mate in my first Upton order! I love the idea of mixing it yourself, it’s cheaper and you can get just the right amount. It’s waking me up just thinking about it

SimplyJenW

You might be able to find some local… I looked at Whole Foods, and some vitamin stores have it, too. Just make sure you get the roasted….

DaisyChubb

Oh good idea, we have a few stores that might carry it here – I’ll check them out first, thanks!

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DaisyChubb

You’ve def inspired me to get some yerba mate in my first Upton order! I love the idea of mixing it yourself, it’s cheaper and you can get just the right amount. It’s waking me up just thinking about it

SimplyJenW

You might be able to find some local… I looked at Whole Foods, and some vitamin stores have it, too. Just make sure you get the roasted….

DaisyChubb

Oh good idea, we have a few stores that might carry it here – I’ll check them out first, thanks!

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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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