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Dear Toronto Water:
YOU SUCK!!!… all the goodness out of Darjeeling tea. You leeched out the lovely deep fruity round and delicate notes and left me with soggy flowers and mulch.
Please leave my innocent Darjeelings alone. I offer you my White teas in lieu. Deal?

Sincerely,
your neighbourhood tea lover IndigoBloom

Bonnie

Unfortunately we are all left to buy spring water…ah well…

Daniel Scott

Hmm. The water in south Calgary is…gross…and has floaty things in it. We’ve had a water dispenser/mini fridge in our kitchen since we moved in, basically, and instead of bottled water, we have a charcoal filter on top. Seems to work pretty well. Maybe you could get a small charcoal filter for inside your fridge?

Indigobloom

we have a water filter in the fridge but use it mostly for drinking. It flows so slowly that we usually use tap water. Maybe I’ll experiment one day and try it with filtered. or distilled :)

Bonnie

Honestly, my daughter and I both buy Spring Water especially for the non highly flavored tea’s and another thing that helps tap water is to let it run for a minute to decrease the icky taste that I seem to find especially in the Winter. Rocky Mountain water is way better than the Silicon Valley water I used to drink (Morgan Hill,California had awful water). I should get a Brita water filter I guess to save money.

Indigobloom

Funny, I actually quite enjoy it for drinking, and Toronto is known for having decent tap watero. I wonder if it has to do with soft/hot water… I’ll try this one with filtered water and see if it makes a difference!!

Tina S.

kidnaps all your white teas to save them from this horrible fate

Indigobloom

LOL But they can’t be kidnapped if they follow you home!

Tina S.

grin I am the Pied Piper of White Teas!

TeaBrat

I have a Brita filter but oddly enough I never use the filtered water to make tea. I’ve heard our water comes from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park and it’s supposed to be pretty good.

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Bonnie

Unfortunately we are all left to buy spring water…ah well…

Daniel Scott

Hmm. The water in south Calgary is…gross…and has floaty things in it. We’ve had a water dispenser/mini fridge in our kitchen since we moved in, basically, and instead of bottled water, we have a charcoal filter on top. Seems to work pretty well. Maybe you could get a small charcoal filter for inside your fridge?

Indigobloom

we have a water filter in the fridge but use it mostly for drinking. It flows so slowly that we usually use tap water. Maybe I’ll experiment one day and try it with filtered. or distilled :)

Bonnie

Honestly, my daughter and I both buy Spring Water especially for the non highly flavored tea’s and another thing that helps tap water is to let it run for a minute to decrease the icky taste that I seem to find especially in the Winter. Rocky Mountain water is way better than the Silicon Valley water I used to drink (Morgan Hill,California had awful water). I should get a Brita water filter I guess to save money.

Indigobloom

Funny, I actually quite enjoy it for drinking, and Toronto is known for having decent tap watero. I wonder if it has to do with soft/hot water… I’ll try this one with filtered water and see if it makes a difference!!

Tina S.

kidnaps all your white teas to save them from this horrible fate

Indigobloom

LOL But they can’t be kidnapped if they follow you home!

Tina S.

grin I am the Pied Piper of White Teas!

TeaBrat

I have a Brita filter but oddly enough I never use the filtered water to make tea. I’ve heard our water comes from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park and it’s supposed to be pretty good.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)

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