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drank Sweet Ginger Heat by DAVIDsTEA
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Hmm… I need to figure out how to get my leaves into my Timolino basket without getting them everywhere (I use a rather wide spoon to measure things out and with the basket being a bit smaller than I’m used to it’s been interesting.) That said, I think I’ve figured out the trick to brewing in the slightly smaller basket… Flip the Timolino upside-down and let it steep that way; I give it a shake every once and a while too but this seemed to give the leaves plenty of room to expand and still have space for the water to get in.

Onto the tea… had a minor emergency come up while I was brewing this so I over steeped it a touch, no bitterness though just really, really gingery, which worked for me today as I just couldn’t get warm. Lots of heat in my mouth and a really lovely tingle left over… the extra time also brings out a bit more of the orange peel and pepper than I’m used to tasting.

keychange

Yes yes yes steep it upside down! I’m so glad you do this too!!

keychange

also you can lay it on its side and roll it around a bit.

Kirlika

chuckles I do that I’m likely to roll it off my desk! :) But that does sound like it would work nicely too.

keychange

I spent so long being irritated at how short the basket was, but am glad there’s an answer. You don’t find that steeping it upside down led to any leaves getting trapped in the drinking holes though?

Kirlika

I did the first few times I opened it but I’ve started to give it a quick swish/shake before flipping it back over to loosen everything up and that seems to have helped. That said I’ve only done this a few times now so I’ve not got the best sample size to really say much :)

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keychange

Yes yes yes steep it upside down! I’m so glad you do this too!!

keychange

also you can lay it on its side and roll it around a bit.

Kirlika

chuckles I do that I’m likely to roll it off my desk! :) But that does sound like it would work nicely too.

keychange

I spent so long being irritated at how short the basket was, but am glad there’s an answer. You don’t find that steeping it upside down led to any leaves getting trapped in the drinking holes though?

Kirlika

I did the first few times I opened it but I’ve started to give it a quick swish/shake before flipping it back over to loosen everything up and that seems to have helped. That said I’ve only done this a few times now so I’ve not got the best sample size to really say much :)

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Ever since I discovered the wide world that is loose-leaf teas, I haven’t been able to go back. It doesn’t seem to matter what type it is or if it’s “straight” or “flavored” tea is my thing. It’s actually quite funny as I’m surrounded by coffee lovers who just can’t quite grasp why, to me, tea is better than coffee. :D (which considering it’s less-than a 5 minute walk to each of 2 separate Tim Horton’s, a Starbucks AND a Second Cup… that’s saying something!)

On the whole I tend to prefer my tea strong and “au natural” with no sweeteners, milk or other additions, but like most everyone there’s always exceptions to the rule… just not many of them.

Aside from tea I love reading (especially if there is a fireplace or campfire involved), camping/hiking, horseback riding and Healing Touch (similar to Reiki). Oh and computers and board games (euro style, is there anything else? ;)) and… and… chuckles OK so I have a large variety of interests.

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