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Tea of the morning……

Yes, I am still on a Hot Cinnamon Spice kick. I tried some other teas yesterday and the day before, but with all this congestion, they just don’t taste like I remember. I am feeling a ton better, but I am definitely not quite back to normal.

What I love about this tea…it is sweet without additions. (The spicy part is nice, too!) Let’s face it, I am essentially addicted to anything sugary, or fat-laden, and it is very refreshing to find something that I love in the world of beverages that is without any sugar, sweeteners, (or fat…..mmmm…milkshakes!).

Made by the usual parameters.

(Is anyone on IE 9 having issues with the slider bars for Steep Time and Water Temp? I just upgraded and I can’t make them work consistently.)

Jenn

LOVE! Get well already :) Do you remember the Shel Silverstein poem Sick? Tomorrow is Saturday and you should be going out to play.

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Jenn

LOVE! Get well already :) Do you remember the Shel Silverstein poem Sick? Tomorrow is Saturday and you should be going out to play.

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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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