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drank Laos Black #05 by Steepster
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Brought my second sample packet from a previous Steepster box into work, and I brewed it this morning. I really should bring a teapot into work. I think these leaves really need a chance to expand, and my cramped work mug is not the implement in which to do it.

The dry leaves smelled heavenly.

I’m not liking it as much this second packet, but it’s really hard to brew a great cup at work, so I don’t fault it. I can still tastes the hints of awesomeness that made me really like the first packet.

Also, I may be grumpy and overly picky this morning. :D
harumph.

Sarsonator

Tea at work is such a PITA! I want my variable temp kettle and all my home equipment, but it’s just not reasonable. The hottest water I can get is 182 degrees. :(

Skulleigh

Yes it is! I have no idea how hot the water even is in our hot water dispenser. I am flying blind! I should report this to HR, this is not a tolerable work environment ;) LOL

Sarsonator

Exactly! I took matters into my own hands and brought a battery operated thermometer. I already have that kind of thing for brewing beer, and I really wanted to know how hot the water gets coming out of the dispenser.

I’ve taken to brewing a variety of whole leaf oolongs grandpa style, since they tend to do well with the 180 range temps, and clean up is super easy.

Skulleigh

I have a jasmine that I used to brew grandpa style a lot, but the tumbler I used was plastic and started making everything taste plastic. So it got tossed. Ick.

I will have to check into a battery op thermometer after my spending fast, and rearrange my work teaware.

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Sarsonator

Tea at work is such a PITA! I want my variable temp kettle and all my home equipment, but it’s just not reasonable. The hottest water I can get is 182 degrees. :(

Skulleigh

Yes it is! I have no idea how hot the water even is in our hot water dispenser. I am flying blind! I should report this to HR, this is not a tolerable work environment ;) LOL

Sarsonator

Exactly! I took matters into my own hands and brought a battery operated thermometer. I already have that kind of thing for brewing beer, and I really wanted to know how hot the water gets coming out of the dispenser.

I’ve taken to brewing a variety of whole leaf oolongs grandpa style, since they tend to do well with the 180 range temps, and clean up is super easy.

Skulleigh

I have a jasmine that I used to brew grandpa style a lot, but the tumbler I used was plastic and started making everything taste plastic. So it got tossed. Ick.

I will have to check into a battery op thermometer after my spending fast, and rearrange my work teaware.

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, I received a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

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