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I have heard instances where one drinks a tea while ill that becomes unpalatable once one is feeling better. That is so not the case with this one. I really am starting to think I have a problem. What do they put in this stuff?! I get a craving for tea…and this one is the first one to come to mind. I was heading to knitting group last night thinking I was going to drink something else, but the Herbal Hot Cinnamon was what I ended up drinking, and nothing else would do. I don’t know if I really need help, but I can say I have never gone through a tea so fast…and I feel I am neglecting the rest of my precious tea stash! I know this is not a tea for everyone….but for me it is definitely the tea of the moment. I love the sweet spiceyness with no additions!

Anyway, Thank You Mr. Harney for making this fantastic tea!

Steeped by the usual parameters. No additions.

Tabby

I’ve never negatively associated a tea with being sick — only with feeling better while being sick.

SimplyJenW

I guess it is one friend who drank lots of Earl Grey while sick and it kind of ruined her taste for it for a time….. I tend to agree more with you!

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Tabby

I’ve never negatively associated a tea with being sick — only with feeling better while being sick.

SimplyJenW

I guess it is one friend who drank lots of Earl Grey while sick and it kind of ruined her taste for it for a time….. I tend to agree more with you!

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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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