drank Classic CTC by TeaMaze
2150 tasting notes

Second run-through of this CTC…at its hottest, just off the steep, it is strong (I’m sticking with the dark pumpernickel descriptor I used previously) and smooth; as it cools, it starts acting like those stupid alarm clocks that get LOUDER AND LOUDER IF YOU DON’T SHUT THEM OFF. Sharp and brash. Which is OK. sometimes I need brash to get moving in the morning.

Realistically, this would be best toned down with a bit of milk and sugar. Builders’ tea.

Oh…British tea…(rabbit warning)! If you are a historical mystery fan, have you discovered Maisie Dobbs? Spans post WWI to (currently) early WWII and the London blitz. Delicious storytelling. At any rate, I’m reading the blitz installment and it mentioned a wartime tea ration of 2 ounces per person per week. So today’s tea chat topic…how would you manage?

Martin Bednář

55 grams / week. Well, I think it is okay. Could be worse, I think it is manageable. Depends on tea, though.

Roswell Strange

Definitely too little for me – there are 100% days where I have more than that in a day.

ashmanra

I could make it, but in true Orwellian fashion (based on his tea treatise) I would make myself have a day or two with no tea so I could really enjoy a good strong cuppa when I needed it. Also, Orwell said that that pensioners got a larger tea ration than the young, so I wonder how much more?

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Martin Bednář

55 grams / week. Well, I think it is okay. Could be worse, I think it is manageable. Depends on tea, though.

Roswell Strange

Definitely too little for me – there are 100% days where I have more than that in a day.

ashmanra

I could make it, but in true Orwellian fashion (based on his tea treatise) I would make myself have a day or two with no tea so I could really enjoy a good strong cuppa when I needed it. Also, Orwell said that that pensioners got a larger tea ration than the young, so I wonder how much more?

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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