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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Tea of yesterday afternoon…..

So far the only tea (ther than the Hot Cinnamons) that has been tasting right with this darned cold. I have a few more to try, but am keeping it to the cupboard stapele for now. I want to be able to enjoy m samples and be sure not to miss anthing!

Steeped by the usual parameters.

teataku

You know, my fiancé told me that there’s a bagged tea by Yogi that will pretty much completely knock out any cold you’ve got. I don’t remember the exact name, but it’s Triple Echinacea something-or-other, stimulates immune function… that. I haven’t tried it, but he said he’s tried it for multiple colds/bugs, and every time it helped him get over it. Don’t know how you feel about bagged tea, or echinacea, or herbals in general… but if you’re desperate, it might be worth a shot. :)

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You know, my fiancé told me that there’s a bagged tea by Yogi that will pretty much completely knock out any cold you’ve got. I don’t remember the exact name, but it’s Triple Echinacea something-or-other, stimulates immune function… that. I haven’t tried it, but he said he’s tried it for multiple colds/bugs, and every time it helped him get over it. Don’t know how you feel about bagged tea, or echinacea, or herbals in general… but if you’re desperate, it might be worth a shot. :)

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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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