This is the tea that made my wife fall in love with tea. It is so yummy, but goes bitter very easily. I was avoiding it because it seemed no matter what I used, tea bag, ball, or infuser, tea escaped and by the time I got around to drinking it (I like my tea lukewarm), it was too bitter.

But yesterday my wonderful wife surprised me with a looseleaf brewer and it seems to be making the difference! I only steeped it for 3 minutes, might go longer next time, and it is so yummy. Reminds me of why I fell for them in the first place. Also, the tea is gorgeous as it steeps…I’m now transfixed every time I steep a cup of tea, I love this brewer.

There are others I prefer, but it is definitely time to bring the cream of earl grey back to the table.

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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!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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