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I decided to give this one a try since it was featured on Steepster Select yesterday. I loved that you can visually make out the cardamom, cloves, and pieces of cinnamon along side the green and black tea. The tea, itself, was good, but kind of what I expected… After trying the plain tea, I added agave nectar and almond milk (based on advice from my yoga teacher). As I drank it, I liked the tea more and more. And at the end of the cup I found myself wishing I had another sample. In that cup, I’d boil the tea and use less water so that with the milk it’d be stronger.

Pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/tags/kashmirichai/show/

takgoti

Enjoying your photos! We should start a club!

Angrboda

Hey there already is a Flickr group for the Travelling Tea Box. You could do a new group for steepster-pics… I’d follow it. :)

teaplz

Pretty! I loved this one when I made it in a traditional chai way.

But now I’m starting to wonder if any chai tastes good that way, just because everything melds together awesomely on the stovetop.

Hrm.

But wonderiffic pictures!

laurenpressley

Good idea, Angrboda! I set one up over at http://www.flickr.com/groups/steepster/… now, off to the discussion boards to let folks know!

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takgoti

Enjoying your photos! We should start a club!

Angrboda

Hey there already is a Flickr group for the Travelling Tea Box. You could do a new group for steepster-pics… I’d follow it. :)

teaplz

Pretty! I loved this one when I made it in a traditional chai way.

But now I’m starting to wonder if any chai tastes good that way, just because everything melds together awesomely on the stovetop.

Hrm.

But wonderiffic pictures!

laurenpressley

Good idea, Angrboda! I set one up over at http://www.flickr.com/groups/steepster/… now, off to the discussion boards to let folks know!

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

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Blacksburg, VA

Website

http://laurenpressley.com

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