92

Oh, I am loving this tea. I grew up on bagged orange pekoe, as most of us did, Lipton was my mother’s brand of choice. However, we didn’t drink much hot tea, Lipton was reserved for the summer and sun tea. Sun tea, for those who don’t know, is when you put several bags of tea in a clear pitcher with a tight-fitting top and set it outside to brew in the sun for a few hours. A lot of my summer memories involve mom’s sun tea and how she never let me add sugar to it.

When I moved to Canada, one of the first things my mother-in-law and I bonded with was an after-dinner cup of tea, where she and I (and sometimes other family members) would sit and just chat about everything and nothing. She’s a Red Rose fan and though I do enjoy looseleaf teas much more now, whenever we’re at her house for dinner, I always say yes to that after-dinner cup of Red Rose.

When drinking bagged orange pekoe hot, I have to add copious amounts of sugar and cream, yes, cream. This has the sweetness and touch of creaminess I was looking for in the bags I used to drink. I added 1 tsp of sugar, as is my habit, but next time I might try less. I only let my black teas steep for 2 minutes, and that worked well for this tea.

Long, long story short, this is the best orange pekoe I’ve ever had and definitely one I plan to keep in stock and use year ’round.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

AGH. And I had decided pre-emptively that I wouldn’t even smell this one when I go to DT after work to continue my black tea quest. So much for that…

aisling of tea

XD. I’m starting to try morning and breakfast teas, De’s heading to DT after work today too to pick me up some simple black teas. Great minds think alike! I really enjoy this one, though.

Uniquity

Well, my black teas from David’s venture failed. They’ve discontinued the cheapest ones and the ones with highest ratings on steepster. Still online, but not in stores. Surprise surprise.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Uniquity

AGH. And I had decided pre-emptively that I wouldn’t even smell this one when I go to DT after work to continue my black tea quest. So much for that…

aisling of tea

XD. I’m starting to try morning and breakfast teas, De’s heading to DT after work today too to pick me up some simple black teas. Great minds think alike! I really enjoy this one, though.

Uniquity

Well, my black teas from David’s venture failed. They’ve discontinued the cheapest ones and the ones with highest ratings on steepster. Still online, but not in stores. Surprise surprise.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

“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.

Location

Scarborough, ON

Website

http://aislingoftea.wordpress...

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer