With the medicine in me today, I am feeling pretty good. I think I’ll go to band practice tonight and see how it goes.

Prepared this one again today to see how my taste buds and smeller are reacting to the medicine. I did not add sweetener, which as many of you know is almost unheard of from me. I have learned to use less leaf with this so as not to get overpowering floral. I used 2..5 g with 5 oz water and 195 F water for 1 minute. The jasmine is well behaved. There is just a hint of bite and a slight cheek tingle. It also seems slightly salty. That may be the medicine, but otherwise I think I can taste again.

On the sad side I noticed a crack in my favorite teapot. Apparently I must have bumped the spout of my crystal teapot on the sink. The crack runs down the top edge of the spout. I’ll keep an eye on it but will continue to use it unless it gets worse. I never cared for teapots until I got this one. This one is borosilicate (sp?) glass. It was less than $20. I wonder if the more expensive ones are just as fragile?

ashmanra

Sorry about your pot! (I have typed the word “pot” quite a number of times lately for various reasons and it always says POOT when I look at my screen. LOL!) I have a tiny borosilicate glass pot and it has held up well. I have some of the Bodum iced tea pots for loose leaf that were on special at TJMaxx and they have also done well. I have a cheap regular glass pot that I just don’t use because the glass infuser shattered right away and I can tell the pot would break very easily. It was a gift. If I were purchasing, I would stick with borosilicate. I don’t know if spending more gets you a higher quality of glass or not.

K S

My Bodum press is borosilicate glass. In fact I have two. They have been extremely rugged and lasted several years. A friend shattered his same exact press just by accidentally tapping it wrong on the sink. So my crystal teapot may have been sturdy enough had I not hit it exactly as I did. Not being familiar with different versions it will leave me wondering if it was me being clumsy or the poot (just for you).

ashmanra

LOL! Just for me! :)

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ashmanra

Sorry about your pot! (I have typed the word “pot” quite a number of times lately for various reasons and it always says POOT when I look at my screen. LOL!) I have a tiny borosilicate glass pot and it has held up well. I have some of the Bodum iced tea pots for loose leaf that were on special at TJMaxx and they have also done well. I have a cheap regular glass pot that I just don’t use because the glass infuser shattered right away and I can tell the pot would break very easily. It was a gift. If I were purchasing, I would stick with borosilicate. I don’t know if spending more gets you a higher quality of glass or not.

K S

My Bodum press is borosilicate glass. In fact I have two. They have been extremely rugged and lasted several years. A friend shattered his same exact press just by accidentally tapping it wrong on the sink. So my crystal teapot may have been sturdy enough had I not hit it exactly as I did. Not being familiar with different versions it will leave me wondering if it was me being clumsy or the poot (just for you).

ashmanra

LOL! Just for me! :)

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