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Confession time. I am a t-sac junkie. Here’s how it goes: I buy a pack of t-sacs with the intention to only use them at work, while traveling, and when I’m on the run in the morning, but then I just end up using them for every single flipping cup of tea I make because I am supremely lazy. It’s gotten so bad that I ended up finishing a pack of 100 filters within the span of a couple weeks. Time to stop putting a strain on the environment and my wallet and just use a darn infuser basket! I will conquer this laziness. I just bough two new perfect mugs from DT last week, so now I have no excuses :)

Which leads me to my beloved Mayan Chocolate Chai. This was my first time making it with an infuser rather than a t-sac, and holy heck is it ever spicy! I can’t believe the difference sans t-sac. The pepper is the first flavour I taste and it remains dominant for the whole sip. Yum! Spicy, spicy goodness. I can’t believe how much flavour I was losing before. All the more reason to permanently kick my t-sac habit.

Babble I use T-Sacs a lot, too, especially for teas that I know have a stronger scent and might leave a smell on my infuser. A local coffee/tea shop of mine was clearencing out some t-sacs for $2.50 each! So you can understand how excited I was.

Where do you get your T-Sacs from? I know Upton has them for a fairly reasonable price.

softrevolution

Ooh great find! I get mine at David’s, because it’s the only place I’ve been able to find them locally. But at 7 or 8 bucks a pop, and with how much tea I drink, they get pricey really quick. Adagio has them for about $3 for 100, but of course they’re always out of stock! I’ve been keeping my eye out for cheap places to buy them online.

Babble

I think Upton is the cheapest I’ve seen. I won’t pay more than $5 for them. The ones I got on sale were actually the really big t-sacs, but I don’t mind. A T-Sac is a T-Sac.

This might be a good topic to post on the Steepster message boards. If you go through them so quickly, there might be a better place to buy a larger quantity of them.

Indigobloom

I used them because I didn’t have a second infuser for the longest time. And for Chamomile. Ugh, I hate cleaning chammy out!

Babble

I use them all the time for rooibos. That’s even more of a pain to clean out. I don’t have rooibos very often, though.

Indigobloom

Yah that is bad to! but I don’t like the way t-saks make the rooibos taste like paper. Only sometimes…

DaisyChubb

Oh smart to use them on strong smelling teas though! I’ve been using them with my Mother’s Little Helper so I can leave the bag in and drink it strrrong. I’ve had a Tsac addiction as well – but trust me, the Perfect Mugs will save your life <3

Shmiracles

i acknowledge that this review is anti T-sac….., but since i never use them, you actually made me want to try them for a change. so i’m buying them! woops!

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Babble I use T-Sacs a lot, too, especially for teas that I know have a stronger scent and might leave a smell on my infuser. A local coffee/tea shop of mine was clearencing out some t-sacs for $2.50 each! So you can understand how excited I was.

Where do you get your T-Sacs from? I know Upton has them for a fairly reasonable price.

softrevolution

Ooh great find! I get mine at David’s, because it’s the only place I’ve been able to find them locally. But at 7 or 8 bucks a pop, and with how much tea I drink, they get pricey really quick. Adagio has them for about $3 for 100, but of course they’re always out of stock! I’ve been keeping my eye out for cheap places to buy them online.

Babble

I think Upton is the cheapest I’ve seen. I won’t pay more than $5 for them. The ones I got on sale were actually the really big t-sacs, but I don’t mind. A T-Sac is a T-Sac.

This might be a good topic to post on the Steepster message boards. If you go through them so quickly, there might be a better place to buy a larger quantity of them.

Indigobloom

I used them because I didn’t have a second infuser for the longest time. And for Chamomile. Ugh, I hate cleaning chammy out!

Babble

I use them all the time for rooibos. That’s even more of a pain to clean out. I don’t have rooibos very often, though.

Indigobloom

Yah that is bad to! but I don’t like the way t-saks make the rooibos taste like paper. Only sometimes…

DaisyChubb

Oh smart to use them on strong smelling teas though! I’ve been using them with my Mother’s Little Helper so I can leave the bag in and drink it strrrong. I’ve had a Tsac addiction as well – but trust me, the Perfect Mugs will save your life <3

Shmiracles

i acknowledge that this review is anti T-sac….., but since i never use them, you actually made me want to try them for a change. so i’m buying them! woops!

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Queer femme looking for love in the form of tea. Currently on a (seemingly never-ending) quest to convince my girlfriend of the magic of loose leaf.

Let’s see..I’m a 23 year old seemingly perma-student, having finished at university and moved on to college. I love reading. I love tea. I love reading while drinking tea. It really doesn’t take much to keep me happy.

Black tea is my all time favourite, preferably hot with milk and sugar. I like flavoured blacks the best, and my taste is embarrassingly unrefined. If it has some outlandish candy or dessert or fruity sounding name, I’m all over it. Especially things like coconut, caramel, chocolate (the usual suspects), bubblegum, cotton candy, and the list goes on. If it’s supposed to taste like something it’s not, odds are I’m going to love it. I also love a good earl grey, floral teas, and anything with currants. Love me some currants!

When it comes to iced teas I love fruity herbal blends and matés, for the most part. They are my hydration option of choice in the summer and I always have at least a glass ready for me in the fridge, if not a pitcher.

I am a self-proclaimed David’sTea fangirl, so please excuse the fact that most of my logs tend to be a little biased in their favour. I just can’t help myself, I must try all-the-tea from David’s!

I’m starting to get interested in matcha, and though I’ve loved the cups I’ve had prepared for me by others, I’ve never tried making it myself. I’m going to have to break down and order some soon, if only just to try.

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