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Re: The Tea Thread
« Reply #150 on: June 02, 2009, 01:33:31 pm »
oh no, that sucks. That is a great thing about the zarafina you don't have to worry about over brewed bitter tea.

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #151 on: June 02, 2009, 01:34:50 pm »
    oh no, that sucks. That is a great thing about the zarafina you don't have to worry about over brewed bitter tea.
    I know...you'd think I would have learned that by now.

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #152 on: June 02, 2009, 01:40:21 pm »
    I had China Golden Yunnan from TG today. Very good! It was smooth and malty black tea without bitterness. One of my new favs!

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #153 on: June 02, 2009, 01:43:14 pm »
    Yay for new favs!  BAH on bitter over brewed tea (and shame on you Cowgirl... SHAME!).

    The white tea was not nearly as yucky from the 'fina, so I'll not throw the bag out.  I will also never order it again.  Meh.

    Have a good evening, all!
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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #154 on: June 02, 2009, 01:46:46 pm »
    DH & I both are notorious about forgetting, so we finally developed the habit of using a timer whenever we make tea.  It's the only way we can manage it.
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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #155 on: June 02, 2009, 02:48:06 pm »
    BAH on bitter over brewed tea (and shame on you Cowgirl... SHAME!).
    I deserved that!

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #156 on: June 02, 2009, 05:58:56 pm »
    What I want is a TeaWaker (TeasMade). They are very popular in the UK. Not so much over here. http://www.teasmade.com/
     

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #157 on: June 03, 2009, 02:55:16 am »
    LOL looks interesting. But you cannot set the tea type.

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #158 on: June 03, 2009, 05:06:19 am »
    What I want is a TeaWaker (TeasMade). They are very popular in the UK. Not so much over here. http://www.teasmade.com/

    I would never remember to put the water in at night.  I can just see it... getting in bed and looking at the clock, saying "CRAP" because I forgot the water.  I'd go get it, but the water is WAAYYYY down the stairs... telling myself "I'll get it when I get up in the middle of the night," but of course I won't because I'm really still asleep.
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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #159 on: June 03, 2009, 07:43:49 am »
    I wonder if the TeaWaker has different tea settings?

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #160 on: June 03, 2009, 02:42:16 pm »
    My Zo hot water machine came today and I already made a cup of cherry green tea and a cup of vanilla almond black. So far I'm liking it.

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #161 on: June 03, 2009, 02:57:10 pm »
    Just finished making three batches of jam, so now I'm pooped, and tea sounds so good.  I'm off to get a cup....

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #162 on: June 03, 2009, 05:01:37 pm »
    Carol--what kind of jam?

    Okay, so I broke down and bought a Zarafina from Tuesday Morning yesterday (on a Tuesday morning!).  I'm trying to decide if I want to bring it to work, because it'll get used and abused there.  But I'll be able to make great tea for awhile...hmmmmmm

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #163 on: June 03, 2009, 06:05:01 pm »
    frojazz...I'd use it wherever you drink the most tea. Have you tried it out yet?

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #164 on: June 03, 2009, 06:16:28 pm »
    Oh, I didn't say: it is a backup machine.  I have had one for about a year now, but at $39, I couldn't pass up getting another.  It makes such good tea.
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    « Reply #165 on: June 03, 2009, 06:18:56 pm »
    Yah I got a back up also. I paid $49 on amazon and thought that price was amazing until the Tuesday Morning ad came out for $39. I have even thought about getting a third one to give as a gift sometime.  

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #166 on: June 03, 2009, 06:32:16 pm »
    If you have two, bring the old one to the office and leave the new one at home.

    Carol: What type of jam and what type of tea?

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #167 on: June 04, 2009, 04:47:54 am »
    Mornin' y'all.  This morning's tea = water.  I've got an upset tummy and haven't braved anything else yet today.  Maybe later.

    Jazz, I agree with Crash.  Old one to office and new one at home.  I have mine at the office, but it's on my desk in my office so no one else uses it.

    MMmmmm...  home made jam.

    Cowgirl, I know what you mean. I'm trying to think of someone else to give one to just so I can buy one at Tuesday Morning!  LOL!  Maybe I WILL get one to save as a backup.
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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #168 on: June 04, 2009, 05:58:33 am »
    Rooibos Jungle Fire for breakfast today. Nice and spicy.

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #169 on: June 04, 2009, 06:36:11 am »
    That Jungle Fire sounds like a good one.   I'm trying to decide what the flavor of the day will be.

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #170 on: June 04, 2009, 07:20:08 am »
    Jam:  4 batches!  I was pooped!
    2 batches pineapple-apricot
    1 batch strawberry
    1 batch blueberry-red raspberry  (In my book, Baling, this is Aunt Jess' secret jam recipe that always wins!)

    Plus I froze apricots to use later when I can't get 'em in the store.
    Trying to decide today if I should do some more.....

    And the tea?  Yorkshire Tea by Taylors of Harrogate.  Off for my second cup....

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #171 on: June 04, 2009, 07:28:16 am »
    Jam:  4 batches!  I was pooped!
    2 batches pineapple-apricot
    1 batch strawberry
    1 batch blueberry-red raspberry  (In my book, Baling, this is Aunt Jess' secret jam recipe that always wins!)

    Plus I froze apricots to use later when I can't get 'em in the store.
    Trying to decide today if I should do some more.....

    And the tea?  Yorkshire Tea by Taylors of Harrogate.  Off for my second cup....

    Dibs on pineapple/apricot!  ;D
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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #172 on: June 04, 2009, 07:35:48 am »
    Carol...I'll take a jar of strawberry please!

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #173 on: June 04, 2009, 07:51:59 am »
    blueberry-raspberry for me!

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    Re: The Tea Thread
    « Reply #174 on: June 04, 2009, 07:57:05 am »
    Now mind you, this is not the low-cal stuff.  You would shudder to know the proportions of fruit to sugar!  In fact, it's best to not even think about it, just enjoy it! 

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