82

Additional notes: This is a good candidate for sore throat drinking. It’s got BIG pieces of ginger. It’s got lemon. It’s still very tasty! Raising the rating from 78 because it’s such a nice tea to have around at the moment. Maybe Anne should do a reblend for these times. It’s just very scary if this sore throat is from the one time I left the house and went to the store. I also went to the post office two days before that. Immediately using hand sanitizer when I got in the car both times. Otherwise, I’ve been distancing… so be careful everyone. I guess the virus can stay in the air for three hours, so this leaves many many places very unsafe if anyone with it is coughing sneezing.
Also, my tea kettle broke a couple days ago, so it’s back to stove steeping in a pot for me for a couple days. I thought I had JUST bought this tea kettle but a quick search of my e-mail orders says it was mid 2014. Cripe, time flies.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

gmathis

Got zinc lozenges? I find those to be helpful, especially at the first hint of a throat tickle (you almost have to start sucking on them before you have symptoms :)

tea-sipper

I’ve never heard of zinc lozenges? So I definitely don’t have any

gmathis

Cold-Eeze is one brand name, and I believe Airborne may have branded ones as well. I just grab store brand generics when I can.

Michelle

My kettle finally gave out after 10+ years and I did some research before settling on a Secura stainless inside and plastic outside. I don’t want to worry about plastic in my hot water. I really like it, though it is rather loud.

tea-sipper

I JUST brewed up my new kettle! A $20 Bodum is good enough for me, if it lasts six years.

tea-sipper

gmathis – oh okay, I’ve heard of those. :D

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gmathis

Got zinc lozenges? I find those to be helpful, especially at the first hint of a throat tickle (you almost have to start sucking on them before you have symptoms :)

tea-sipper

I’ve never heard of zinc lozenges? So I definitely don’t have any

gmathis

Cold-Eeze is one brand name, and I believe Airborne may have branded ones as well. I just grab store brand generics when I can.

Michelle

My kettle finally gave out after 10+ years and I did some research before settling on a Secura stainless inside and plastic outside. I don’t want to worry about plastic in my hot water. I really like it, though it is rather loud.

tea-sipper

I JUST brewed up my new kettle! A $20 Bodum is good enough for me, if it lasts six years.

tea-sipper

gmathis – oh okay, I’ve heard of those. :D

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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