drank Golden Peach by Tealish
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Mmmm peaches. Few things in life leave me happier. After I’ve had a tall glass of this, I feel like I just ate a big juicy peach, which is exactly what I wanted. It’s fruity and juicy and tastes like, well, a peach! Yum, yum, yum. This is my first iced tea and will be making many, many more. I’m going to go put on a sundress, pour myself another glass, and pretend it’s summer.

For this, I used 3 tsp of leaves in my 1.5 L teapot and steeped for 30 seconds, and then added probably another 1 L of cold water to fill the jug and then put it in the fridge. Next time I’ll probably boil more water and resteep the leaves for the second L, but it’s still flavorful and yet delicate. Yum.

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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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.


Scarborough, ON



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