84

Additional notes: I’m always surprised by how well this older-than-the-hills tea turns out. It just melds together. The coconut is hardly noticeable in this ancient blend, so I’m glad it isn’t ruining the tea yet. But the coconut lends a sort of smoothness to the spices. I love the blend of spices here… it’s the perfect amount of everything. It’s always a really good cup and because it’s a really old tea, I always expect it to be terrible.
Also, I LOVE all of B&B’s chai blends and now they have a few more.

I thought I would be getting to newer teas, but with worrying about too much chlorine being in my tap water at the moment, I don’t want the chlorine either ruining teas or my inexperience with steep times from boiling water in a pot on the stove ruining teas either. So it is irritating I’m not getting to the newer teas I also couldn’t get to reviewing during my internet hiatus… but I will gradually get used to steeping teas from the stove and start the newer teas again.

Flavors: Raisins, Spices

Mastress Alita

I only use a fridge pitcher to filter my water, not anything that hooks to the pipes/faucet. I watch the internet YouTube show Good Mythical Morning and sometimes they do a segment where they put random things through a water filter pitcher — I can remember which one they were using without finding the exact episode (and I’m at work so I can’t play it/listen anyway) but it made Mountain Dew come through clear white. The same brand of that fridge pitcher they were using from that episode may have a tap version, may be worth researching. GMM or Good Mythical Morning + water filter may bring up the episodes.

tea-sipper

Whoa, thanks for the tip — I’ll have to find that.

Tim

Wow I used to watch that show, didn’t know that water filters could do that. We use one though. I will have to watch that episode, and now for some reason I want to know what filtered Mountain Dew tastes like.

Mastress Alita

Now that I’m not at my (actual librarian) job I can do the research legwork at home. So there were three episodes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLZoBFKvNk <— (the Mountain Dew one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDbDdA35ZFM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP_ZaC7aK20

The water filter pitcher they are using is the “Zero Water Pitcher” (not a sponser). This is their product page:

https://www.zerowater.com/zerowater-products.php

It does not appear that they make an on tap/pipe version, only different kinds of fillable pitchers that filter water. I’m using a pitcher to filter the water I use in my tea kettle, though I’m using the PUR brand one. My issue isn’t chlorine though, just hard water water in these parts.

Tim

Thanks! will check it out!

Tim

Haha, awesome. watched all of those. Well, I definitely feel like water filter pitchers are more than just a gimmick now.

tea-sipper

Awesome, thanks again for your research. I WAS thinking of getting a Zerowater. Originally when I saw the Mountain Dew bit I thought they really had poured water in it instead of Mountain Dew! But they they started throwing all manner of things in there.

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Mastress Alita

I only use a fridge pitcher to filter my water, not anything that hooks to the pipes/faucet. I watch the internet YouTube show Good Mythical Morning and sometimes they do a segment where they put random things through a water filter pitcher — I can remember which one they were using without finding the exact episode (and I’m at work so I can’t play it/listen anyway) but it made Mountain Dew come through clear white. The same brand of that fridge pitcher they were using from that episode may have a tap version, may be worth researching. GMM or Good Mythical Morning + water filter may bring up the episodes.

tea-sipper

Whoa, thanks for the tip — I’ll have to find that.

Tim

Wow I used to watch that show, didn’t know that water filters could do that. We use one though. I will have to watch that episode, and now for some reason I want to know what filtered Mountain Dew tastes like.

Mastress Alita

Now that I’m not at my (actual librarian) job I can do the research legwork at home. So there were three episodes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLZoBFKvNk <— (the Mountain Dew one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDbDdA35ZFM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP_ZaC7aK20

The water filter pitcher they are using is the “Zero Water Pitcher” (not a sponser). This is their product page:

https://www.zerowater.com/zerowater-products.php

It does not appear that they make an on tap/pipe version, only different kinds of fillable pitchers that filter water. I’m using a pitcher to filter the water I use in my tea kettle, though I’m using the PUR brand one. My issue isn’t chlorine though, just hard water water in these parts.

Tim

Thanks! will check it out!

Tim

Haha, awesome. watched all of those. Well, I definitely feel like water filter pitchers are more than just a gimmick now.

tea-sipper

Awesome, thanks again for your research. I WAS thinking of getting a Zerowater. Originally when I saw the Mountain Dew bit I thought they really had poured water in it instead of Mountain Dew! But they they started throwing all manner of things in there.

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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
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.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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