This poor, poor tea. It didn’t deserve what I did to it this weekend. I tried so many different ways to heat water during our 36-hour power outage, but getting water hot enough to properly steep it just wasn’t in the cards.

The closest we came to a proper cup was when I stuffed extra tea lights into my teapot warmer, but even then it would only be lukewarm once it did everything it could do to steep.

I did manage to get a little crafty, but alas, without tea:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2013/12/beaded-tea-infusers.html

gmathis

We did 8 days without power some years ago, courtesy of a wicked ice storm; one of the coldest and most miserable weeks I can remember. We grilled soup. The first real cuppa when the lights came back on was heavenly.

wheezybee

Yeah… a miserable time. Sorry you had to go through that, but glad to hear you made it through okay. Like you, I’m delighted it’s over! I’m very, very grateful that we’re back up. There are still something like 130,000 customers still without power down here. It’s funny… we roughed it more in Dallas than I did living in Alaska!

Nicole

Cute addition to a tea infuser!

wheezybee

Thank you!

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gmathis

We did 8 days without power some years ago, courtesy of a wicked ice storm; one of the coldest and most miserable weeks I can remember. We grilled soup. The first real cuppa when the lights came back on was heavenly.

wheezybee

Yeah… a miserable time. Sorry you had to go through that, but glad to hear you made it through okay. Like you, I’m delighted it’s over! I’m very, very grateful that we’re back up. There are still something like 130,000 customers still without power down here. It’s funny… we roughed it more in Dallas than I did living in Alaska!

Nicole

Cute addition to a tea infuser!

wheezybee

Thank you!

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.


Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!

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