100

Used this baby last night for a pu-erh session with hubby and a movie. Not once did I have to leave my seat to make water or anything. I LOVE THIS! LOVE!
Upping rating to 100!!!

LiberTEAS

I considered getting one of these before I got my breville, but, I don’t think I need it. Sure, it’d be handy (and nice) to have, but, I don’t think I’d get the use out of it to justify the expense.

Azzrian

Well I don’t and won’t get AS much use out of it as I do my Breville but it sure is nice to have when you know you will be sitting and re-steeping a lot. I usually avoid my better re-steepable teas because I really don’t have time to keep going back to my breville. HOWEVER with this now I can use it in the evening or anytime I have sit my rear down and enjoy my life time and use my Breville for when I am working and just making a few teas through out the day. Oh also this is so light and easy to carry around with the handle I am going to take it when we go to St. Louis in a couple of weeks. That way it will be in the hotel already hot and ready to go when I want a tea and I can get in the room – steep the tea – and get out again. :) So I would say if you have any desire for things like that – it is TOTALLY worth it.

ashmanra

Doggone it, I didn’t think I needed anything like this, but now you are talking me into it!

Will Work For Tea

That’s a good point – using it on the road. Please update after your trip and let us know how it handled as a “traveling companion” :)

Azzrian

I shall update after the travels! I just anticipate without it I would suffer not having time to steep good tea. This I can put in the water, leave and come back and the water is ready to go – even for a black it reboils quickly as it holds the heat at 208 if that is what you set it at.
Timer allows for up to 10 hours which is AWESOME!
Also I know how I am in the mornings – on travel its even worse! This is going to make mornings SO much easier on everyone haha.
I would not dare take my breville on a trip and while I do have my kettle with the thermometer on it which would be handy to take it still would not be as simple as having the water right there.
This thing reminds me of something you would see at a convention, or a wedding party, or something.
There are a ton of different styles but this is one of the smaller ones which is perfect for me.
I don’t know if they all have a handle though and the handle is NICE!

LiberTEAS

I don’t do a whole lot of traveling… but I can definitely see how this could become a necessary item if you do a lot of traveling… very good point!

Azzrian

Looking on Mandala it looks as though they do all have the handles.

Kittenna

Damn…. I really want one. It’s such a pain to be constantly heating water, especially for multiple-infusion teas.

Azzrian

You should get one when you can. At least you won’t be buying TEA lol

chadao

My only problem with the Zojirushi is that it only has three set temperatures. A super-high quality green or white tea (which I don’t drink often these days, considering a tight budget) responds much better to a slightly hotter temperature, maybe 180-185 degrees. I have seen water heaters that will heat water to the degree, but they are hard to come by and more expensive than Zojirushi. In the meantime, I will have to deal with watching for the shrimp eyes at the bottom of my saucepan.

Azzrian

Well for the most part I got mine for pu-erh however does have that added benefit of transportability but the re-boil feature was the big draw for me.

Babble

I’ve thought about one of these. I’ve heard great things about them. Did you get yours from somewhere special or get a good deal on them?

Azzrian

I got mine from Mandala Teas online.
I love Garret the owner.
The prices were fair, online with what you would see them for on Amazon.
I did find one about 4 bucks cheaper but I prefer to buy from Garret at Mandala.
When I was looking into yixing pots and such, he spent over 45 minutes to an hour with me on the phone just chatting about tea. He took the time and was not in a rush, he explained things, answered a million questions, responds to email, facebook, and here on Steepster quickly.
He not only is a tea guru but he runs a spiritual healing business which is in the genera of work I am in so that is cool as well.
I just like the guy and its always great to keep our money invested in small business.
I paid 125.00 for mine and has been worth every cent.

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LiberTEAS

I considered getting one of these before I got my breville, but, I don’t think I need it. Sure, it’d be handy (and nice) to have, but, I don’t think I’d get the use out of it to justify the expense.

Azzrian

Well I don’t and won’t get AS much use out of it as I do my Breville but it sure is nice to have when you know you will be sitting and re-steeping a lot. I usually avoid my better re-steepable teas because I really don’t have time to keep going back to my breville. HOWEVER with this now I can use it in the evening or anytime I have sit my rear down and enjoy my life time and use my Breville for when I am working and just making a few teas through out the day. Oh also this is so light and easy to carry around with the handle I am going to take it when we go to St. Louis in a couple of weeks. That way it will be in the hotel already hot and ready to go when I want a tea and I can get in the room – steep the tea – and get out again. :) So I would say if you have any desire for things like that – it is TOTALLY worth it.

ashmanra

Doggone it, I didn’t think I needed anything like this, but now you are talking me into it!

Will Work For Tea

That’s a good point – using it on the road. Please update after your trip and let us know how it handled as a “traveling companion” :)

Azzrian

I shall update after the travels! I just anticipate without it I would suffer not having time to steep good tea. This I can put in the water, leave and come back and the water is ready to go – even for a black it reboils quickly as it holds the heat at 208 if that is what you set it at.
Timer allows for up to 10 hours which is AWESOME!
Also I know how I am in the mornings – on travel its even worse! This is going to make mornings SO much easier on everyone haha.
I would not dare take my breville on a trip and while I do have my kettle with the thermometer on it which would be handy to take it still would not be as simple as having the water right there.
This thing reminds me of something you would see at a convention, or a wedding party, or something.
There are a ton of different styles but this is one of the smaller ones which is perfect for me.
I don’t know if they all have a handle though and the handle is NICE!

LiberTEAS

I don’t do a whole lot of traveling… but I can definitely see how this could become a necessary item if you do a lot of traveling… very good point!

Azzrian

Looking on Mandala it looks as though they do all have the handles.

Kittenna

Damn…. I really want one. It’s such a pain to be constantly heating water, especially for multiple-infusion teas.

Azzrian

You should get one when you can. At least you won’t be buying TEA lol

chadao

My only problem with the Zojirushi is that it only has three set temperatures. A super-high quality green or white tea (which I don’t drink often these days, considering a tight budget) responds much better to a slightly hotter temperature, maybe 180-185 degrees. I have seen water heaters that will heat water to the degree, but they are hard to come by and more expensive than Zojirushi. In the meantime, I will have to deal with watching for the shrimp eyes at the bottom of my saucepan.

Azzrian

Well for the most part I got mine for pu-erh however does have that added benefit of transportability but the re-boil feature was the big draw for me.

Babble

I’ve thought about one of these. I’ve heard great things about them. Did you get yours from somewhere special or get a good deal on them?

Azzrian

I got mine from Mandala Teas online.
I love Garret the owner.
The prices were fair, online with what you would see them for on Amazon.
I did find one about 4 bucks cheaper but I prefer to buy from Garret at Mandala.
When I was looking into yixing pots and such, he spent over 45 minutes to an hour with me on the phone just chatting about tea. He took the time and was not in a rush, he explained things, answered a million questions, responds to email, facebook, and here on Steepster quickly.
He not only is a tea guru but he runs a spiritual healing business which is in the genera of work I am in so that is cool as well.
I just like the guy and its always great to keep our money invested in small business.
I paid 125.00 for mine and has been worth every cent.

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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