I spent most of the morning & early afternoon drinking resteeps of the 3 TOMC teas from Dec, which were still in their Gaiwans. I just gave them each a rinse, & then started up where I left off last night. That carried me through a 90 minute lesson with one of my students (piano & harp), & lunch. Finally, I had to load up to go play High Tea at the nursing home, so I made a cup of this to take along. It’s been awhile since I had this one, & we’ve had a few ups & downs, mostly me adding too much tea (uh, I think we can blame that on little terri’s usual over-exhuberance). Also, although this is nice plain, it really shines IMHO with a little sweetness added. I really love using Maple syrup as a sweetener, but unfortunately I can only get away with that once in awhile. All forms of sugar make me feel like crap. It’s just the facts. I use to use stevia (sweetleaf), but I’ve gotten where I don’t like it so much either.
So the other day while I was at Cheryl’s Herbs I bought some of her stevia powder. It resembles something I might have snorted back in the day, & I’ll have to say that a pinch goes a very long way, it doesn’t have any fillers in it, & it doesn’t seem to have that bitter anise taste that some stevias have. And it set the yumminess factor of this tea on high!