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Overnight Coldbrew

And the verdict is in! This is not a tea I need to have in my cupboard.

It is hot in my condo, and I do mean hot. They haven’t turned the AC on yet and while I love the huge windows in every room, I’m essentially living in a green house. Curtains are no help at all.

So I’m sprawled out in front of two fans and I’m chugging my iced teas to try and beat the heat. Even the cats, who don’t always get alone, have called a truce to all be sprawled out in the coolest room in the house with me.

So a cooling, refreshing tea is just the ticket, right? Wrong, This is just not the tea for me. It tastes like a melony toothpaste and it’s not a sensation that I enjoy. When I’m hot, I get nauseous, and this tea is only making things worse. It’s not cooling me down at all and the taste is off-putting.

I put the rest of my sample in the fridge to coldbrew for tomorrow, and then that will be the end of it.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 8 min or more 10 g 25 OZ / 739 ML
Cavocorax

Right? It’s so hot. I was almost sweating just waiting for the bus at 8 am. And it’s May. Ontario is all extremes, isn’t it?

aisling of tea

It is ridiculous. I would say I’m going back home, but that’s Tennessee and it’s 40ish there today.

Plunkybug

I agree. I tried it in the store and was not a fan.

Plunkybug

I was in Tennessee a few years ago and it was 108F. I had to do a double take that it was the temp on the dash, not the time.

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Cavocorax

Right? It’s so hot. I was almost sweating just waiting for the bus at 8 am. And it’s May. Ontario is all extremes, isn’t it?

aisling of tea

It is ridiculous. I would say I’m going back home, but that’s Tennessee and it’s 40ish there today.

Plunkybug

I agree. I tried it in the store and was not a fan.

Plunkybug

I was in Tennessee a few years ago and it was 108F. I had to do a double take that it was the temp on the dash, not the time.

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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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