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drank Dragon Blend by Blendz Coffee
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So we went to Blendz for fancy drinks and I grabbed a shaken iced tea (black dragon blend). It’s really good. They added lemon to it and I can’t help but wonder why my ice tea isn’t as good when I make it.

More experiments needed. Maybe they added sugar to this?

Lilysmom

I haven’t been able to make an iced black tea that I have liked yet at home. Always too bitter…..I guess I should try a cold brew…..

OMGsrsly

I put a pinch of baking soda in while it’s brewing, and do a short brewing time with slightly cooler water. This is pretty much only for black teas, though. :) It’s still not perfect, but I find it’s better.

Cavocorax

Lilysmom – I’d try cold brew – I think you’re less likely to get bitterness that way.

And baking soda? Crazy. I would never have thought of that!

OMGsrsly

Yeah, something about the baking soda interacts with the tannins. It’s pretty cool.

Lilysmom

I cold brewed a big pitcher of H&S black black currant overnight ….. It was ok, not bitter, but possibly still over brewed……drinkable tho……do you think cold brewing keeps any caffeine in the tea? I would love a cold black tea with caffeine to drink in the morning…..will try the baking soda magic and see how that works……

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Lilysmom

I haven’t been able to make an iced black tea that I have liked yet at home. Always too bitter…..I guess I should try a cold brew…..

OMGsrsly

I put a pinch of baking soda in while it’s brewing, and do a short brewing time with slightly cooler water. This is pretty much only for black teas, though. :) It’s still not perfect, but I find it’s better.

Cavocorax

Lilysmom – I’d try cold brew – I think you’re less likely to get bitterness that way.

And baking soda? Crazy. I would never have thought of that!

OMGsrsly

Yeah, something about the baking soda interacts with the tannins. It’s pretty cool.

Lilysmom

I cold brewed a big pitcher of H&S black black currant overnight ….. It was ok, not bitter, but possibly still over brewed……drinkable tho……do you think cold brewing keeps any caffeine in the tea? I would love a cold black tea with caffeine to drink in the morning…..will try the baking soda magic and see how that works……

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
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