Guess what I got for Mother’s Day? Yes, the kids found a way to combine two of my loves – tea and thinkgeek, or geekiness in general. My youngest daughter ordered this tea and the little tea cups that look like Control, Alt, Delete buttons. LOL!

I was very surprised by the instructions on the tin. They say to use one teaspoon of leaves for a small pot of tea, or 1/3 teaspoon for a single cup. What? Well, I decided to go with the amount I normally use as I was making two large mugs. I put one teaspoon of leaves in my 8 ounce tea press and steeped three times in a row, combining the three steeps. Using this method, I got a well-flavored cup. This is a dark, roasted oolong and tasted very good, though I want to review it again at home with my regular teapots and non-beach water. The water here is very good compared to the beach we used to go to. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t even consider making tea with it.

My oldest daughter who just started drinking tea not long ago had the other mug of tea. When I asked her later how she liked it, she said she didn’t remember! We supposed that if she had hated it she would definitely have remembered that!

This is a 2 ounce tin, bigger than the tiny tin set from Thinkgeek.

Thumbs up from me!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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