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300th tasting note! Jeez!

For the occasion, I’m breaking in my newest teapot, a lovely little china piece my mother-in-law bought me for my birthday. It’s white with teddy bears and puppies. Of course, it also has a lovely inscription that I didn’t read until we got home:

“Wellington was left at a bus stop, where he was chewed on by a dog. Can you give him a loving home?”

…most depressing teapot ever. But I love it.

Thanks to the lovely people at http://steep.it/, I am now in the habit of only letting my white tea steep for 30 seconds, and they always turn out beautifully for me. I still prefer them cold, but I can appreciate them hot as well now.

I don’t know how it happens, but the short steeping time has given it more flavor than previously when I let it steep for 4-5 minutes. I love this tea. It’s warming and delicious and tastes just like my mom’s rhubarb crumble. Yum. Best way to celebrate my 300th note!

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
QuiltGuppy

Happy 300th! Looks like it was a good choice, too. :)

Uniquity

Hmm…Will try this 30 seconds nonsense, but it just seems wrong. Especially since i don’t use enough leaf.. : )

aisling of tea

I used two “perfect spoon”s because the leaf is so large, and it made a 24 ounce pot that was plenty strong for me, and held up well through another resteep of about 45 seconds. Nonsense, hmph! ;)

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QuiltGuppy

Happy 300th! Looks like it was a good choice, too. :)

Uniquity

Hmm…Will try this 30 seconds nonsense, but it just seems wrong. Especially since i don’t use enough leaf.. : )

aisling of tea

I used two “perfect spoon”s because the leaf is so large, and it made a 24 ounce pot that was plenty strong for me, and held up well through another resteep of about 45 seconds. Nonsense, hmph! ;)

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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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