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reviewed One Touch Tea Maker by Breville
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I love this thing. I use it for brewing all my black teas. Being a mom of two young kids, I was always forgetting my tea and ending up with really bitter cold tea. Not a problem anymore. I do my green teas in my cast iron pot so that i can do multiple steeps.

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drank Sweet Almond by The NecessiTeas
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I just made this. A nice afternoon treat on a rainy portland day! If you like almond, you can’t go wrong with this tea. It really does have sweet flavor to it, but doesn’t taste fake either. I really enjoyed it. I added a little raw honey and some steamed milk and made a latte out of it. Really good stuff. If you like almond, of course.

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This is a pretty decent chai when making it the quick way by steeping the tea in boiling water for about 8 minutes and then adding milk and honey. It’s an AMAZING chai when you simmer it on the stove with the milk in there. My new trick is to steep in the water and then add steamed milk. Faster than the stovetop method, but still tastes really good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Starry Night by Art of Tea
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After trying many vanilla teas, a black vanilla tea was the first tea that got me interested in loose leaf tea, this one has been my go to for awhile. The vanilla doesn’t have an artificial taste to it and the black tea is strong enough to stand up to it. The little white stars are cute, but I could take them or leave them.

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I’ve been going through a masala chai phase. Seems like some just have too much clove or not enough cardamon or ginger. I really like this one. It’s pretty light on the clove and heavy on the rest of the spices including cinnamon, but not in a overly spiced way. In fact I could almost take a little more pepper of some kind, but all in all, it’s my go to chai right now.

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100

This is one of my favorite teas. Really has a pastry flavor to it. I never let my cupboard run out before ording more.

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I love this too. I love my Gen Mai Cha nutty and brothy and this just right. Love the added matcha. This teas is truly a green tea.

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

Location

Portland, OR

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