drank SBT: Mango Peach by 52teas
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This first time I made this, I was multitasking and messed up. It was ok, but not great, and all my fault. The second time it must have been good because two people drank almost the whole gallon within a few hours of its being made.

This morning I really paid attention. I measured my boiling water carefully, but I steeped it three times instead of two. I added water and ice. I had added one cup of sugar while it was hot, and added enough water to bring it up to a full gallon of tea.

This is delicious! I am getting more mango than peach, which is what I was hoping for!

An aside: I am a little weepy as I write this – partly for joy, partly a little sad. Miss Arcluckle, our little pullet, never laid an egg. I checked her hips faithfully and they never spread enough for laying. She became HUGE – twice the size of my other hens. Then three days ago, she crowed! “She” took over guardianship of the flock, and assumed all rooster duties because…well, she is a he. Which means we had to get rid of him because you can not have a rooster in city limits. It is very difficult to place a rooster and most are just given away, but it is hard to know what happens to them. (Sometimes dinner) However, a breeder needed some fresh genetic material for his flock for next year, and he wants him! So Mr, Arcluckle is going to a lover, instead of Coq au Vin!

JustJames

oh dear and oh yay! any change is sad after you name them and love them…. at least he’s going to a happy place. and i’m very glad you got the essence of mango you wanted!!

Veronica

I’m glad a breeder wanted him. Hopefully he will be well cared for and will have a high old time with his new brood of hens. :)

Terri HarpLady

Yay for Mr Arcluckle!!! Every rooster’s dream is to have his own harem, where he can strut & cluck & crow, & it sounds like his dream is coming true! Even though his good fortune is a little bitter-sweet, it would make for a fun children’s story! :D

K S

Still chuckling – trust me the rooster couldn’t be happier where he’s going.

OK, I have a package of Mango Black tea. It says it makes a gallon. How should I prepare this? I’m not sure what you did above.

ashmanra

Here is what I do with all of these – pour sixteen ounces boiling water over bag right in my measuring cup or in a pitcher. Steep 2min 30 sec, pour off tea, add sixteen ounces boiling water to bag again, steep 3 minutes maximum, pour off tea. Add sugar if you wish, then top up with cold water and ice to make a gallon. For a little extra flavor, you can steep the bag a third time but I still only add enough water to bring it up to a gallon, and you really don’t need the third steep.

K S

Thanks. Got it. I hadn’t opened the pouch yet and did not realize there is a bag inside. Your directions sound like how my parents prepare Lipton – minus the whole keeping track of the time thing ^^ and adding the sugar.

CHAroma

Mr. Arcluckle! What a great name! I’m sorry that you had to give him up, but at least you found him a nice new home.

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JustJames

oh dear and oh yay! any change is sad after you name them and love them…. at least he’s going to a happy place. and i’m very glad you got the essence of mango you wanted!!

Veronica

I’m glad a breeder wanted him. Hopefully he will be well cared for and will have a high old time with his new brood of hens. :)

Terri HarpLady

Yay for Mr Arcluckle!!! Every rooster’s dream is to have his own harem, where he can strut & cluck & crow, & it sounds like his dream is coming true! Even though his good fortune is a little bitter-sweet, it would make for a fun children’s story! :D

K S

Still chuckling – trust me the rooster couldn’t be happier where he’s going.

OK, I have a package of Mango Black tea. It says it makes a gallon. How should I prepare this? I’m not sure what you did above.

ashmanra

Here is what I do with all of these – pour sixteen ounces boiling water over bag right in my measuring cup or in a pitcher. Steep 2min 30 sec, pour off tea, add sixteen ounces boiling water to bag again, steep 3 minutes maximum, pour off tea. Add sugar if you wish, then top up with cold water and ice to make a gallon. For a little extra flavor, you can steep the bag a third time but I still only add enough water to bring it up to a gallon, and you really don’t need the third steep.

K S

Thanks. Got it. I hadn’t opened the pouch yet and did not realize there is a bag inside. Your directions sound like how my parents prepare Lipton – minus the whole keeping track of the time thing ^^ and adding the sugar.

CHAroma

Mr. Arcluckle! What a great name! I’m sorry that you had to give him up, but at least you found him a nice new home.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five 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 and oolongs.

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