300 Tasting Notes
Steeping and clean-up is easy with the removable rotating infuser that fully extracts tea flavors. It easily twists on and off the airtight pouring lid. The leak-proof lid allows the Iced Tea Maker to easily store the fresh brewed tea on its side in the refrigerator and can even be inverted without spills. Conveniently stores upright on shelves or inside refrigerator doors. Made of crystal clear, BPA-free AcraGlass, which is more durable than glass, stain- and odor-proof and dishwasher safe.
I just recently purchased this pitcher from Camping World. I had been looking high and low for a pitcher to use for cold brewing tea leaves.
I liked it so much, I bought another one for my daughter:)
The brew basket is much like a Chatsford brew basket in construction keeping even the smallest tea leaves out of my cup.
According to my cupboard, I have drank this tea 17 times. FALSE I say! This is one of two teas in my cupboard that get a lot of drink time. I buy this tea in bulk, because I do not want to ever run out. I just love the smoothness of this one and yet it the undetones are complex. The first brewing I always add some type of sweetener and a splash of milk. The second brewing is good plain, hot or cold. Versatility in one tea sounds like a bargain to me:)
Ordered a sample of this when I ordered my bulk order of Sinharaja. The color in my cup is darker than Sinharaja, but the overall feel and taste is sooooo similar to my beloved tea that I don’t really see the point of purchasing this one too. A good cuppa, don’t get me wrong…smooth, really drinkable, no bitterness that I can detect. A GOOD cup of tea this AM.
I am finishing the last of this tea tonight and since I am expecting a new shipment in a few days, I thought it safe enough to empty the tin. This has long been a favorite of mine, I love the smoothness, the lack of astringency and the versatility…let me explain that last point: as I was strolling around the GM website, I read the description of this tea from Marcus," If you drink the tea without milk and sugar/honey, then the second infusion is better than the first ." So my routine is to brew up a pot of this wonderful tea, add raw sugar and milk and drink that right up. The second brewing I drink plain(it pairs very well with dark chocolate):) I get that milky first cup of the morning AND I get another great cup of Ceylon…which is good hot or cold.
Sweet, peach smell from the dry leaves which look like tiny little balls. The minute the water hit teapot BAM those little balls turned into huge leaves that consumed my teapot. Sweet, smooth..I am not getting the creaminess of milk, but I do like this and could see myself drinking this on a regular basis:) The second infusion was still peachy enough that I enjoyed this cuppa as much as the first…no veggie taste here (I am so glad) just pure tea enjoyment.
I must say that I like doing business with thepuriTea folks, they were quick to answer my emails and I got my order in less than a week. I ordered their clear tea tin (for my blood orange black tea…the prettiest tea in my cupboard) & two oolong samplers…when I opened the box I found four more samples!!! Great customer service and the free shipping for Presidents day made me smile:)
I am so glad this is on the permanent list!
This one seems to benefit from a longer brew time, then pour up into an insulated cup and leisurely sip away. Cinnamon is on the back of my tongue with each sip.
I brewed up a pot of this in my new Japanese teapot! Hubby took me to an estate sale, I got a cute little teapot with four sipping cups for $10. This did make up for yesterday’s dismal day of shopping at Canton Trade Days.
Inside the teapot, the leaves had plenty of room to unfurl:) This is what I should drink when I want popcorn. Very savory and meaty yet light and satisfying. Less caffeine than black teas makes this one a better choice for nighttime drinking.
Strawberry goodness in a cup!
IF you have not tried this tea, you must place an order right now! You will be so glad that you did and your taste buds will happy with ripe strawberriness..is that a word? LOL:)
Thank you libertea! Today I used a heaping tsp to 12 ounces of water, lowered the water temp and only brewed for three minutes. I did add a packet of raw sugar…awesome! There is a lesson to be learned here…don’t give up so quick. But I do agree with mrawlins2, she told me that life is too short to drink bad tea.
This blend has got me puzzled. My first cup was perfectly balanced, I drank the entire pot in just a few minutes. My next brewing yielded a bitter mess…down the drain it went:) My third brewing was this morning..boiled the water, brewed for four minutes(thought I might follow the directions this time around…Ha!) the more I drank, the smokier it got and when the thought of cigars crossed my mind, BAM I was done and down the drain it went:) I just don’t understand how it could be so good at first and now I can’t get a decent cuppa out of it.