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I’m always skeptical when people say you can resteep, but I was so in love with this tea when I tried it for the first time yesterday afternoon, I just had to try it. I was also a little worried because the leaves had expanded a lot with the first steep, and I was afraid they might be too big and displace the water in my cup! When I took them out of the fridge this morning, they smelled “green”, and I was also afraid that my tea may have taken on a green quality overnight. A lot of worries, as you can see.

But of course my worries were all in vain. It was heaven in a cup again, and as I brewed it (and even afterwards), my entire kitchen was filled with the fragrance of a garden full of lilac bushes. I honestly have no idea how Stacy does it. I never thought I’d be able to literally drink the scents I love so dearly.
Thanks, Stacy, for this very generous sample with my first order!

In other news, I fell asleep in under ten minutes last night, and it seemed like one of those heavy sleeps where I’d wake up feeling wonderful in the morning. I woke up at about 4:00 however, and couldn’t get back to sleep. I’m now at work, and I think I’ll power through the morning, but I know that shortly after lunch, I’m going to hit that infamous wall and risk falling asleep at my desk. Luckily I brought along some Taiwanese mountain black to keep me going, although I imagine I’ll guzzle that right quick and only want more. I really should invest in a second timolino! Do you guys have multiple mugs you take to work/school/wherever it is you spend most of your day?

Stephanie

I’m lucky because I have access to hot water at my office, and can therefore make pretty much whatever teas I want throughout the day as I work!

keychange

You are lucky indeed! do you just bring a tea ball infuser to work?

MissLena

I usually bring one in the morning and make a second one at my place at lunch and bring it back. We have a kettle at work that I do use, but the water tastes a bit funny in it, and has a weird smell, bleck it kind of ruins the teas lol, but if I’m desperate, I’ll put up with it lol

Stephanie

I usually use drawstring filters. Wasteful, I realize, but I can fill 2 or 3 to bring with me in the morning and they’re nice and portable and disposable and I don’t have to fiddle with washing anything except my cup and spoon. I am also super lucky because we have an AWESOME office water purifier! My favorite filters http://www.davidstea.com/david-s-tea-filters?&TF=384C2498270F&DEID=

keychange

Wow, you’re really lucky! but then I’d have to wash my timolino at work, which would get kind of annoying. basically I’m just looking for ongoing justification to get another one! (it’s only 10:00 Am, and I’ve already drained my timolino…and I’m here until 5:00!).

keychange

I should bring an electric kettle to work to just keep at my desk. But I really should try and reign in my obsession even a tiny bit haha.

keychange

Stephanie, I have those filters as well and they’re great! I’m annoyed though, because I take my tea with milk and sugar, and I could bring the sugar to work no problem, but bringing along cream would be a bit more cumbersome.

Stephanie

I very very rarely put any milk or cream in my tea. I make matcha lattes sometimes but always at home only!

MissLena

^^when I make tea at work I use the drawstring filters as well, I bought a box ages ago and didn’t use them so I’m like hmm I can use them at work until I decide if I want to bring a steeper to keep here permanently.

^And I do have 2 timolinos haha even with going home at lunch, then I don’t have to waste time washing them, I’ve brought them both to work on occasion too, I probably look like a crazy tea fiend :D I love my timolinos!

keychange

I’m sure I’ll start to get some odd looks as well! I was thinking that there’s really nothing stopping me from bringing some cream to work if I want some! We can justify/work around pretty much anything for our obsession, it would seem.

Dexter

I’m never complaining about tea at work again. You don’t realize how good you’ve got it until you read comments like this. I work in the office at a hotel. I take one of these to work: http://www.davidstea.com/david-s-perfect-infuser?&TF=384C2498270F&DEID= along with a couple of tea choices. I just take the resealable pouch that most teas come in.
At work I have access to pretty much everything I need. I just go to the restaurant take coffee mug and pour hot water, I have access to milk/cream/sugar/sweetener/honey – pretty much anything I could want. Take cup back to my desk and remove infuser when it’s steeped long enough. I really don’t have an issue at work other than phone ringing and forget to remove leaves from water.
I hope the rest of you find easy solutions to the issues. :))

keychange

Well, rub it in why don’t you! ;)
I have the perfect infuser as well, actually, and it’s great when I’m in a rush and don’t want to make more than one mug of tea. But then I’m always making more for the timolino so I use the perfectea maker by teavana (so far so good). But man, the tea in my mug always seems weak and watery, and I’m now blaming the fact that I perhaps don’t add enough milk/cream, but then how do you bring more to work, and yup, be happy that you work where you do, tea-wise at any rate!

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Stephanie

I’m lucky because I have access to hot water at my office, and can therefore make pretty much whatever teas I want throughout the day as I work!

keychange

You are lucky indeed! do you just bring a tea ball infuser to work?

MissLena

I usually bring one in the morning and make a second one at my place at lunch and bring it back. We have a kettle at work that I do use, but the water tastes a bit funny in it, and has a weird smell, bleck it kind of ruins the teas lol, but if I’m desperate, I’ll put up with it lol

Stephanie

I usually use drawstring filters. Wasteful, I realize, but I can fill 2 or 3 to bring with me in the morning and they’re nice and portable and disposable and I don’t have to fiddle with washing anything except my cup and spoon. I am also super lucky because we have an AWESOME office water purifier! My favorite filters http://www.davidstea.com/david-s-tea-filters?&TF=384C2498270F&DEID=

keychange

Wow, you’re really lucky! but then I’d have to wash my timolino at work, which would get kind of annoying. basically I’m just looking for ongoing justification to get another one! (it’s only 10:00 Am, and I’ve already drained my timolino…and I’m here until 5:00!).

keychange

I should bring an electric kettle to work to just keep at my desk. But I really should try and reign in my obsession even a tiny bit haha.

keychange

Stephanie, I have those filters as well and they’re great! I’m annoyed though, because I take my tea with milk and sugar, and I could bring the sugar to work no problem, but bringing along cream would be a bit more cumbersome.

Stephanie

I very very rarely put any milk or cream in my tea. I make matcha lattes sometimes but always at home only!

MissLena

^^when I make tea at work I use the drawstring filters as well, I bought a box ages ago and didn’t use them so I’m like hmm I can use them at work until I decide if I want to bring a steeper to keep here permanently.

^And I do have 2 timolinos haha even with going home at lunch, then I don’t have to waste time washing them, I’ve brought them both to work on occasion too, I probably look like a crazy tea fiend :D I love my timolinos!

keychange

I’m sure I’ll start to get some odd looks as well! I was thinking that there’s really nothing stopping me from bringing some cream to work if I want some! We can justify/work around pretty much anything for our obsession, it would seem.

Dexter

I’m never complaining about tea at work again. You don’t realize how good you’ve got it until you read comments like this. I work in the office at a hotel. I take one of these to work: http://www.davidstea.com/david-s-perfect-infuser?&TF=384C2498270F&DEID= along with a couple of tea choices. I just take the resealable pouch that most teas come in.
At work I have access to pretty much everything I need. I just go to the restaurant take coffee mug and pour hot water, I have access to milk/cream/sugar/sweetener/honey – pretty much anything I could want. Take cup back to my desk and remove infuser when it’s steeped long enough. I really don’t have an issue at work other than phone ringing and forget to remove leaves from water.
I hope the rest of you find easy solutions to the issues. :))

keychange

Well, rub it in why don’t you! ;)
I have the perfect infuser as well, actually, and it’s great when I’m in a rush and don’t want to make more than one mug of tea. But then I’m always making more for the timolino so I use the perfectea maker by teavana (so far so good). But man, the tea in my mug always seems weak and watery, and I’m now blaming the fact that I perhaps don’t add enough milk/cream, but then how do you bring more to work, and yup, be happy that you work where you do, tea-wise at any rate!

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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