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Tea of the afternoon…..

I bought this one as an afterthought on my stop at the Millerton shop. I knew it was going to be a hit or miss, because there are some spicy teas that don’t agree with me as far as taste. (Come to think of it, I had probably better re-test those ones I did not like again at some point as the palate does change a little over time…) My first reaction was WOW, which I even said out loud twice. And then I read the description (look at just a little below half way on the decription here on Steepster..)LOL! This tastes like liquid red hots or cinnamon hearts. Also, a little bit like the Brach’s cinnamon disks. It is definitely going on the shopping list for an amount of more than 2 oz! It is very uniqe in comparison to what I have in my cupboard, and I can see drinking this often when the NE Ohio blizzards hit this Winter.

24 oz teapot, 4 tsp tea, freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened, but I am thinking even lighter on the sweet next time.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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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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