Posting weekly, Fail. But I am here!

Cup of black tea

I know, I know.  But Real Life has been way too busy and I barely had time to make tea, much less play with it.  And when a story has me like this one, yeah, it is almost painful not to be writing, but I have so much to catch up on!

I also ran out of much of the tea, and the stores along with me.  So a lot of stuff waited for this past Friday, and even then, I had to order a lot online.

One of the things I had shied away from is Black Teas.  They have a two minute seeping, and when they warn you from overseeping, they are NOT kidding.

Like me, most of you have been exposed to black teas.  And found that they are bitter.  This, my friends, is because black teas are not to be seeped more than 2 minutes.  If you follow this, most black teas become actually sweeter, smoother.

Now the ladies (and gents) in my local Teavana in the Baybrook Mall here in Houston, are VERY helpful.  I think they cheer when they see me coming in, since I usually spend a lot of money getting teas.  They listen to me, and when I tell them how I mix, and even that I have this blog, they try to help me find stuff to blend, and we talk about flavorings and so on.  Other customers think I am weird, but when that store has none, all of them get into it with me.

They had been trying to coax me to try the black teas, and I finally gave in when they told my favorite tea could be mixed with the Black teas, and be used more than once.  Am I glad I listened!

This is a three blend tea, and the smells were heavenly. The first taste was a bit too hot, but dang were the smells tempting.  When it cooled to drink (About after I was done updating the teas I had bought and were in, or coming in).  My first drink was heaven.  Sweet, but no bitterness at all, in fact it was smooth.  Yes, I use Sugar in the Raw, but this tea is a lighter sugar content.  (As is the Tulsi I love so much).

So if you are wanting a quick tea with some spice, check out today’s recipe under March’s blend.

Yes, I know summer is coming, and while I probably won’t give up my morning cup of tea, I will be making cool teas.  I don’t like Icing down teas, I rather make them full strength and then cool in the fridge.  You have to double the recipes I give for iced teas.

Until tomorrow (Since I have another recipe to give you then)!



So good


Yeah I know, not updating.  But after tomorrow, I plan to get a lot of teas.  I have been going, and they have not had teas!  But tomorrow, one way or the other I am getting some.  Even if I have to send off.

This weeks tea, yes this week, was my normal Mahajara and Samurai teas, mixed with the Caramel Almond Amoretti.  Its so smooth, but I cannot wait until we get the Tulsi back, less sugar needs to be used with that added.

This is short, and I am very sorry, but the Muses are calling on the stories.  Just wanted to let you know what I have been up to!


Yep, Still Alive!


So last night we ran out of the Tulsi Dosha!!!  OMG What are we to do?!?!?!!

Well, if you are me, and by yourself to experiment for the first time since Thursday, you play!

I took away the Tulsi Dosha (Not hard when you have none) and added My Morning Mate.  This is the tea that smells and tastes like Chocolate coffee.  Instead of getting that strong coffee flavor (which they used some black tea to give it that coffee bitterness by cooking it too long, brilliant!) I got a nice smooth tea, with a little kick at the end.  And tasting more of caramel than coffee, but you get after hints of the other flavors.

All in all, a pot I will finish and be happy to make some more for this really cold day.

Hope you have a brilliant day and I will see you next time I play!


Another Monday


Nothing new that I am trying, my mom is home because of her surgery and we have been drinking the new favorites.  Right now it is the blend of Tulsi, Maharaja, Caramel Almond Amoretti and Sumarai.  WE both needed the tea to be good, cause this morning has been stressful.  Shoot this afternoon has been stressful.

So I wanted to let you guys know that I am not forgetting you, Just a series of issue that have popped up since Friday has made this not a fun time.

Amazingly enough, it is the tea that keeps up calmer.  Who would have figured.