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    I am so picky about tea. I basically dislike most flavors... I simple prefer ceylon black, little sugar, little lemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpukas View Post
    Good teas are far more expensive than coffee, and IMO tea is under-rated and under-estimated in our culture which has become dominated by good coffee. I love coffee too!

    You really only need to buy 4-6 oz of good tea at a time, and you can get 3-5 good cups from teaspoonful. I steep my tea in a 20 mug (about a tablespoon) and usually get 3 mugfuls out of it. Depending on how long I steep each round, the last cup can be quite mild.
    Agreed on good tea being underrated. I am currently drinking a tea that will give around 12 infusions, it is the highest quality tea I have seen, not a single imperfect leaf or stem piece in the 8oz. or so I have been through already, all perfect, uniform small green leaves coated in a white fuzz. So, a good tea will last a bit longer than a low quality tea that will only give one or two infusions.

    I have been steeping in a Pyrex 2-cup measuring cup, no strainer or anything like that, I have found that the leaves need to freely float for the best infusion. I just carefully pour the liquor off while tea leaves settle in the bottom of the cup.

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    I'm prolly s'posed to keep this on the DL, just for those in "the know," but ya'll, share so much with me...
    http://www.smithtea.com/shop/
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    Allegedly, he's aleady made his fortune and now has begun this self-named, self-ran, company out of passion.

    I generally drink Teavana Jasmine Oolong and occasionally Davidsons Myer Lemon (not a flavor guy, but this is an excellent beverage). Smiths has come highly recommended by a couple of my most trusted friends (one a professional distiller, so you know he has a palate). I have yet to receive my first care package, so I have not experienced it yet.
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    Glasseye: so which tea is this that you are enjoying so much?

    Wenus2: youre nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    I'm prolly s'posed to keep this on the DL, just for those in "the know," but ya'll, share so much with me...
    http://www.smithtea.com/shop/
    Portlandia newest darling. A personal pet project brought to you by the guy who founded Stash (sold it) and then went on to make Tazo a household name (and then sold it to $bucks).
    Allegedly, he's aleady made his fortune and now has begun this self-named, self-ran, company out of passion.

    I generally drink Teavana Jasmine Oolong and occasionally Davidsons Myer Lemon (not a flavor guy, but this is an excellent beverage). Smiths has come highly recommended by a couple of my most trusted friends (one a professional distiller, so you know he has a palate). I have yet to receive my first care package, so I have not experienced it yet.
    I have tried some of the Smith Tea, it wasn't good enough that I wanted to buy any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    Glasseye: so which tea is this that you are enjoying so much?

    Wenus2: youre nice.
    All I really know is that it is a JingXuan that was given to me by someone who got it from an ambassador that brought it as a gift. It is the tea that opened my eyes to the potential of good tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    Yeah, there is a lot of nice looking teas on that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    I have been steeping in a Pyrex 2-cup measuring cup.
    And my wife was trying to tell me Im the only person in the world who does this!

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