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Tea of the afternoon….

Darn. I am getting a cold. I usually do this time of the year, but I though I had missed it for the most part. So I am trying to drown myself in spicy teas….it has been this, a ginger peach tea, and holy basil. Well, my ChOTD, too.

I did a few things different this time. For the first steep, I completely forgot to sweeten it. Turns out, it does not need it…at all. I think I need to start buying the herbal version of this by the pound. I also did a second steep on this one for the first time. It was lighter on the cinnamon, but still very enjoyable. I amy have to add honey tomorrow just to kick this cold to the curb.

1st steep 4 minutes, 2nd steep 6 minutes.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Alex

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

ashmanra

Drink lots of tea and feel better!

JacquelineM

I hope you feel better soon!

A pound of this arrived on my porch yesterday :) I am splitting it with my coworker’s boyfriend who I hope will let my coworker have some :) Last time I gave him some he drank it all before my coworker could have some, he loved it so much!

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Alex

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

ashmanra

Drink lots of tea and feel better!

JacquelineM

I hope you feel better soon!

A pound of this arrived on my porch yesterday :) I am splitting it with my coworker’s boyfriend who I hope will let my coworker have some :) Last time I gave him some he drank it all before my coworker could have some, he loved it so much!

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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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