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Uggg tired! I did lots of canning today!

Yesterday was 30lbs of tomatoes – diced tomatoes, pizza sauce (with roasted tomato) and a couple jars of salsa.

Today was watermelon jelly and chunk pineapple. Both were a little stressful as we ended up with more product than what the recipe said! But oh man, that watermelon jelly tasted fantastic before I processed it – like magic!

Anyways, I was working on this tea while I was working at cleaning, chopping fruit and making syrup. I went with 175 for 3 minutes and the tea came out a little sweeter and mellower than I remember! Great perky flavored tea to have while working.

I really wanna make tea jelly sometime, but need more jars and some time to experiment.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Wow! Canning is such a lost art. Growing up, had to help Mom, but never got much more advanced than dill pickles.

ashmanra

I have never made pickles, and there is a specific recipe called lime strips that is AMAZING with egg salad. I need to learn to make those pickles. It was my mother’s recipe and she never made them – just had the recipe. A friend makes them and used to bring a bunch when she came to visit but she doesn’t travel much anymore. I have only canned peach preserves, pear preserves, grape hull preserves, and grape jelly.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I got this tea from them a few days ago! I can’t wait to try it! :D

Terri HarpLady

I applaud your hard work! I haven’t done much canning, although I’m thinking I should can some of my San Marzano tomatoes this year. I roast & freeze bags of them. I do a lot of cultured veggies too, right now I have dilly beans, dill pickles, & little onions each incubating in their own jars on the counter. I’ll probably pick enough cukes to start another jar of pickles this week.

TeaBrat

Wow! good for you! :)

Stephanie

Woohoo canning! My tomato harvest has been weak this year. I think we have a soil fungus :( I love to can tomatoes though, and pickle stuff and make jam!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Here’s a picture of what I canned this weekend: http://oolongowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/IMG_4991.jpg

I wanna do a tea jelly, but I’m out of jelly jars right now.

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gmathis

Wow! Canning is such a lost art. Growing up, had to help Mom, but never got much more advanced than dill pickles.

ashmanra

I have never made pickles, and there is a specific recipe called lime strips that is AMAZING with egg salad. I need to learn to make those pickles. It was my mother’s recipe and she never made them – just had the recipe. A friend makes them and used to bring a bunch when she came to visit but she doesn’t travel much anymore. I have only canned peach preserves, pear preserves, grape hull preserves, and grape jelly.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I got this tea from them a few days ago! I can’t wait to try it! :D

Terri HarpLady

I applaud your hard work! I haven’t done much canning, although I’m thinking I should can some of my San Marzano tomatoes this year. I roast & freeze bags of them. I do a lot of cultured veggies too, right now I have dilly beans, dill pickles, & little onions each incubating in their own jars on the counter. I’ll probably pick enough cukes to start another jar of pickles this week.

TeaBrat

Wow! good for you! :)

Stephanie

Woohoo canning! My tomato harvest has been weak this year. I think we have a soil fungus :( I love to can tomatoes though, and pickle stuff and make jam!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Here’s a picture of what I canned this weekend: http://oolongowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/IMG_4991.jpg

I wanna do a tea jelly, but I’m out of jelly jars right now.

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I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk. I am also a crochet / knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 512 Teas May 2015.

To contact me for reviews, check out my blog and email me at [email protected]

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