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I prefer this to their Cream tea, it reminds me of, well, french vanilla ice cream or french vanilla frosting. Yum.

…and then the black base steps in. It makes me sad. I’ve tried three of their teas in three different steeping parameters all with the same result. Next I’m going to try adding rice or soy milk, but I hate having to go to that. I just wish I could handle astringency in tea better. This is totally just a matter of personal taste, I like my teas weak.

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Uniquity

I know you know all this jazz, but if you’re find it astringent, try giving it a shot with a slightly lower temp – it can do wonder for frash black teas! : )

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nods I was just thinking that….and trying to convince myself to pause ANTM long enough to make a cuppa XD.

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That sounded snooty, sorry. >.

Uniquity

Oh man, the typos in my post. Frash tea. Yanno. Not brash tea. : ) All good!

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Uniquity

I know you know all this jazz, but if you’re find it astringent, try giving it a shot with a slightly lower temp – it can do wonder for frash black teas! : )

aisling of tea

nods I was just thinking that….and trying to convince myself to pause ANTM long enough to make a cuppa XD.

aisling of tea

That sounded snooty, sorry. >.

Uniquity

Oh man, the typos in my post. Frash tea. Yanno. Not brash tea. : ) All good!

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have four live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put sugar in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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