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Today I went a bit paint crazy. I loaded up on nail polish, and then I found out you can get colored chalkboard paint! So I got bright red. I want to paint my tins and jars with it so then I can just write what tea’s in there, no more labels. Also, bright red everything.
I just eventually have to buy a bunch of tins. I’ve been meaning to do that for ages now. Oops.

I haven’t had this one in what feels like ever, and I still love it so so so so so much. I love that it’s sweet and I don’t have to add anything. Maybe one day a touch of milk might make it interesting but it’s so good how it is!

This one is definitely the most pumpkin tasting of the pumpkin teas I’ve tried, and today the tea itself smells a lot like pie crust too.

The only thing I question and probably have mentioned before, my bag says 2-3 minutes for a steep and here on Steepster it says 5 minutes. That’s quite the difference…I only steeped it for 2.5 (not sure about last time, sigh) and while it is good I am wondering if I am maybe somehow missing out on more? Like maybe the black tea itself?

Fixing it on the package to try a longer steep next time though. Now that it’s cooled a bit I can tell 2.5 minutes was way too short.

Shmiracles

I just got this tea in the mail yesterday!
I am excited for your paint and tea organizing enthusiasm!

Cavocorax

Me too! I love the chalkboard paint idea, although with my current setup I’d just accidentally wipe the chalk off.

If you find cheap tins, please post where you got them. I’m relying on DavidsTea tins atm, but it’d be nice to have more.

momo

I’ve heard about this, so I was thinking about using them: http://www.specialtybottle.com/teatincontainersmi.aspx but they only ship to Canada via UPS and that sounds expensive. (Also they claim you can’t place an order online but you can email them your order, haha like that isn’t still online?)

Cavocorax

Thanks for the link. And yeaaah, that sounds complicated. I guess I could email for a shipping estimate as Seattle isn’t too far from me.

Kittenna

In my experience, Della Terra flavoured blacks typically need 4-5 minutes. (Except for Saveur de Paris and Earl Grey Cream).

Shmiracles

i did place an order from the specialtybottle website this weekend (it’s like your reading my mind), almost 2 dozen 8oz tins. but i’m in the states.
also, thanks Kittenna for the steep time tip, cuz i’m gonna make my first Della Terra cup this morning.

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Shmiracles

I just got this tea in the mail yesterday!
I am excited for your paint and tea organizing enthusiasm!

Cavocorax

Me too! I love the chalkboard paint idea, although with my current setup I’d just accidentally wipe the chalk off.

If you find cheap tins, please post where you got them. I’m relying on DavidsTea tins atm, but it’d be nice to have more.

momo

I’ve heard about this, so I was thinking about using them: http://www.specialtybottle.com/teatincontainersmi.aspx but they only ship to Canada via UPS and that sounds expensive. (Also they claim you can’t place an order online but you can email them your order, haha like that isn’t still online?)

Cavocorax

Thanks for the link. And yeaaah, that sounds complicated. I guess I could email for a shipping estimate as Seattle isn’t too far from me.

Kittenna

In my experience, Della Terra flavoured blacks typically need 4-5 minutes. (Except for Saveur de Paris and Earl Grey Cream).

Shmiracles

i did place an order from the specialtybottle website this weekend (it’s like your reading my mind), almost 2 dozen 8oz tins. but i’m in the states.
also, thanks Kittenna for the steep time tip, cuz i’m gonna make my first Della Terra cup this morning.

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