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The July TeaLog Catchup !

Can I use iced tea as a way to use all this up? (My mom gave me 8oz of it after she brought it on sale at William & Somona.) Why, yes, I think I can!

For my first jug of it, I cold steeped 2 rounded teaspoons and 1 heaping teaspoon in 32oz of water for 8 hours then re[cold]steeped the same leaves for another 24 hours and combined the two steeps. It was very light in color and faintly orange, faintly tea, and a bit floral.

Now I hate the taste of water. I know, how can I hate the taste of water? It tastes like nothing, right. I know, but I do. So even a tiny bit of added flavor makes it palatable to me. I will drink hot tea/liquids all winter long. But summer hot weather is another story. I rarely like things very cold and am picky enough to add only 2 ice cubes when at home. But where this was going is that I can drink chilled water with only a drop of Mio added just fine. So the faintest tasting tea works well for me, and was quite good.

But I still want to try hot steeping this then chilling it because I think it will take less time/work or something. That doesn’t actually make sense now that I’ve typed it out. But I think the iced tea will be stronger that way too.


I know exactly what you mean – I don’t like the taste if plain water either.

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I know exactly what you mean – I don’t like the taste if plain water either.

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no


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