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Oh, Oh this is “wicked-awesome” (to steal a phrase from a co-worker)

I loved everything about this, from the fact that I was able to steep 1.5 tsp twice and still was strong enough to pour over ice and not loose flavour!

I offered my hubby a sip and without telling him what kind of tea it was he sniffed and said: “I smell cinnamon, something citusy, cardamon? No, but defiantly cinnamon” and I will say that after that sip I was done sharing. I sip, savoured and drunk the entire cup to myself and was excited enough about this one to put it on my MUST buy list!

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aisling of tea

I love, love, love this one. It’s wonderful in their travel press in the winter!

DaisyChubb

I can’t figure out how to do a rooibos in the travel press yet without a bunch of loose bits coming up the sides. Am I crazy?
Anyways – yay to this tea!

Cattibrie

Which travel press? I am looking for a good one.

DaisyChubb

I got the DavidsTea Bodum one for my bday. I can’t find any reviews of people actually using it, so I don’t know if mine is an exception and most travel presses work really well! I just don’t know x_x

aisling of tea

I have this one: http://www.davidstea.com/accessories/david-s-travel-press (in pink!). I used it a lot last winter, and never had any problem with tea leaves escaping. Of course, I’m also afraid to use it on anything but rooibos lol.

DaisyChubb

Ahhh that one! Maybe I should get that one too, I’m temped. I love the green.
This is the one I have: http://www.davidstea.com/accessories/davidstea-by-bodum-travel-press
I can’t do roobois, but I like to watch the leaves unfurl in my black teas etc!

DaisyChubb

p.s. sorry to bombard your rating with comments Erin! lol

Cattibrie

Aisling how does it work? Do you pull the handle? I keep looking at that one. Daisy my mom has the one you have and I had wanted it until she got it. I figured it would press the leaves but there is lots of liquid left in the bottom of the mug so I assume that the tea would continue to steep.

DaisyChubb

Yeah I think the same thing Cattibrie. Sometimes I do it just right and there’s an air bubble, but most times it appears to keep steeping. I’m sticking to tisanes and forgiving teas like Movie Night until I can figure it out. OR until I get this one that aisling has, please do tell us how it works Aisling :)

aisling of tea

It works like the others, there’s a push-down thingy in the middle of the lid. I’ve never tried anything other than a rooibos in it. What the girls at DT told me was the press pins all the leaves against the bottom of the cup and keeps them from expanding and steeping that way. shrugs…I’m going to test that right now because I’m bored.

DaisyChubb

haha you’re wonderful!
Thanks ^^
I think the problem with the clean one is that it leaves too much room at the bottom something, depending on the tea, so it doesn’t get a chance to smoosh them

MaddHatter

I cheat, (it’s horribly unevironmentally friendly… but) I put the rooibos into a T-sac and then put that into my DAVIDs travel press, or my 8 cup Bodum at work…

DaisyChubb

I’ll have to do that Erin, Thanks! I compost my Tsacs so I don’t feel too bad n_n; I use a lot of them ._.

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aisling of tea

I love, love, love this one. It’s wonderful in their travel press in the winter!

DaisyChubb

I can’t figure out how to do a rooibos in the travel press yet without a bunch of loose bits coming up the sides. Am I crazy?
Anyways – yay to this tea!

Cattibrie

Which travel press? I am looking for a good one.

DaisyChubb

I got the DavidsTea Bodum one for my bday. I can’t find any reviews of people actually using it, so I don’t know if mine is an exception and most travel presses work really well! I just don’t know x_x

aisling of tea

I have this one: http://www.davidstea.com/accessories/david-s-travel-press (in pink!). I used it a lot last winter, and never had any problem with tea leaves escaping. Of course, I’m also afraid to use it on anything but rooibos lol.

DaisyChubb

Ahhh that one! Maybe I should get that one too, I’m temped. I love the green.
This is the one I have: http://www.davidstea.com/accessories/davidstea-by-bodum-travel-press
I can’t do roobois, but I like to watch the leaves unfurl in my black teas etc!

DaisyChubb

p.s. sorry to bombard your rating with comments Erin! lol

Cattibrie

Aisling how does it work? Do you pull the handle? I keep looking at that one. Daisy my mom has the one you have and I had wanted it until she got it. I figured it would press the leaves but there is lots of liquid left in the bottom of the mug so I assume that the tea would continue to steep.

DaisyChubb

Yeah I think the same thing Cattibrie. Sometimes I do it just right and there’s an air bubble, but most times it appears to keep steeping. I’m sticking to tisanes and forgiving teas like Movie Night until I can figure it out. OR until I get this one that aisling has, please do tell us how it works Aisling :)

aisling of tea

It works like the others, there’s a push-down thingy in the middle of the lid. I’ve never tried anything other than a rooibos in it. What the girls at DT told me was the press pins all the leaves against the bottom of the cup and keeps them from expanding and steeping that way. shrugs…I’m going to test that right now because I’m bored.

DaisyChubb

haha you’re wonderful!
Thanks ^^
I think the problem with the clean one is that it leaves too much room at the bottom something, depending on the tea, so it doesn’t get a chance to smoosh them

MaddHatter

I cheat, (it’s horribly unevironmentally friendly… but) I put the rooibos into a T-sac and then put that into my DAVIDs travel press, or my 8 cup Bodum at work…

DaisyChubb

I’ll have to do that Erin, Thanks! I compost my Tsacs so I don’t feel too bad n_n; I use a lot of them ._.

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I love to read and what goes better with reading than a hot cup of tea on rainy winter nights and an ice-cold tea on a hot summers day?

I used to drink copious amounts of coffee but that was just a joke, because I never drank enough water to flush out that one cup of coffee (32oz of water to 8oz of coffee?!?) and the variety in tea gives me what I need – it is not often I will drink the same thing twice.

Tea is defiantly more gentle on the waistline… Espcially since when I crave apple pie I can reach for a cup of “Mom’s Apple pie” or if I want caramel corn for my movie night, I just have to brew a cup of “Movie Night”…

I definitely have a preference for Oolongs, flavoured Blacks and a select number of flavoured Rooibos.

I love you tea, this can only get better as the extra weight continues to tapper off!

Oh, did I mention I am a reader, a childcare worker, a teacher, a friend, a sister and so many other things in a day?

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