Saturday, August 1, 2020

Still Sharing Tea outside of Quarantine....




I took bubble tea to the ladies that my mom works with....


There is always that one guy.....I am back at work and still making tea, hahaha.  This one co-worker has me make him iced tea when he is in the office.


Funny, that even when I play Words with Friends, the computer will ask me if I want a spot of tea...lol!!!


Looks like a tip from someone for some tea I made.  I found money in my teapot the other day.  It made me chuckle. I guess it had been there for over a day before I found it.



I made bubble tea for a friends birthday.  The girls all showed up with their own cups and I made them bubble tea.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Republic of Tea, Iced Tea





I went into Fresh Thyme, In Canton Ohio, for the first time. I wanted to see what teas they had. I was super excited to find Republic of Tea - iced tea on sale. Normally around $9 in other stores, they had three kinds on sale for $6.99. 8 pouches of iced for $6.99 is a great deal. Check them out if you are out that way.


I got two new flavors I have not tried before.  I will say I really like the Hibiscus Sangria one.  That is my favorite of the two.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Shui Zian Oolong, Ohio Tea Company





I went to Ohio Tea the other day and asked what new teas they had.  This Oolong was one of them.  Oolong is my favorite kind of tea.  

I was excited to take my tea on the go set and have tea at work.  This is a good tea to make in the Gaiwan tea set as well.


This type of tea is pretty old, not this tea, but this kind of tea.  It is not as sweet or floral as some of the Oolongs I prefer, but I still enjoyed it.  

This is the more brown twiggy Oolong as opposed the the rolled Oolong.


Shui Xian is an oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China with a heavy honey fragrance. This Oolong tea is named after Narcissus, a Greek mythological figure. The tea is oxidized to about 60%, and its taste improves with age. It has a subtle burnt taste and is very popular with Chinese restaurants. The infused color is very dark brown showing that the tea is a very dark Oolong


I added the water to the pot, which was 185 degrees.  I then measured out my one teaspoon of tea and added it to the pot and let it steep for 4 1/2 minutes.  It says 4-6 minutes, but I like to do it on the lower end to get more cups of tea out of one serving.  But, play around and see what you like.


This tea pot hold exactly enough water for two cups of tea.  It is fun to drink from these little cups.


This tea is darker and probably not a tea I would drink a lot, but I did enjoy it.  Next time I have Chinese food I will make this tea.  It does have a slight burnt taste, but they say that does well with Chinese food.  Also steeping it a shorter time it does not get as strong as it could be.  I will keep it on the more mild side.

You can read more about tea in Asian restaurants.  I found this VERY interesting. 





Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ohio Tea Company, Bonita Green Rooibos



I picked up Rooibos teas....okay before you say, but you wait you don’t like Rooibos teas, I learned something today. There is green Rooibos and red Rooibos. And when I told Kurt I like Winter Wonderland Rooibos but not other Rooibos- he said maybe I liked green and not red Rooibos. So I got Bonita green Rooibos. He said Bonita is new and good iced! I let you know if it is a green vs red thing. Love Ohio Tea- they are so helpful and knowledgeable !!!!!


From the website,  "Green Rooibos Bonita is light-bodied with a natural subtle sweetness, green rooibos plays well with a variety of flavors. This summer fruit inspired blend of green rooibos with peaches, strawberries, and citrus is juicy, nectar-like and supremely refreshing. This "palate pretty" medley of flavors is "muy delicioso"; hot or iced and naturally caffeine-free.


Extra Info:

Rooibos is well known to be one of the most relaxing hot beverages you can brew. The needle shaped leaves of the Red Bush, (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) produce a caffeine free drink that is noted by nutritionists and health consultants the world over for its soothing character.

Ingredients:

green rooibos, orange pieces, marigold flowers, strawberries, natural peach flavor, natural strawberry flavor, natural orange flavor. "

Learn more about Rooibos tea, I found this a great read.  https://simplelooseleaf.com/blog/green-tea/green-rooibos-tea-benefits/

I took my tea pot and strainer to work and made myself two pots of tea during the day.


It is true...I like green rooibos.  This tea is really good.  It is light and has great fruity notes.  This tea is really good hot and cold. 


Enjoying my kK cup!  It is like it was made for me- kerrie Kaufmann

Monday, July 27, 2020

Dltsli Travel Ceramic Tea Pot Infuser Set






 $19.75

Features:
Designed for tea fans who can enjoy tea in a modern&convenient way, changing your tea variety for a new taste experience without a complex tea making process.
Just simply put it on the infuser, your favorite loose leaf tea will pour out smoothly into the mini holes at the bottom of the infuser.
All In One Design, all food grade parts are detachable,inspiring your curiosity by assembling this teapot piece by piece,it definitely creates a fun DIY process.
Plus a solid & trendy portable bag, it provides the ceramic tea set with full protect and it is convenient to brew tea at office,home and hotel etc.

Package Includes:
1 x Teapot (with cover)
2 x Tea Cup
1 x Tea Infuser
1 x Carrying Bag

                 

  • Portable Travel Tea Set: Lightweight and comes with hand carrying protective bag, easy to carry, perfect for tea lover to travel or outdoor use.
  • Exquisite Appearance Ceramic Teapot Set, with high grade porcelain material, BPA-Free, health and safe to make tea, green tea, black tea, scented tea, craft tea, fruit tea.
  • Chinese Style Ceramic Tea Pot with traditional manual craft, the high temperature resistant, suitable for office/ home/ outdoors/ traveling. Also an ideal gift for tealover, family, friends or co-workers.
  • Compact and mini design teapot set with infuser and 2 Cups, store all in one portable bag, space-saving and practise use on the go.
  • Ceramic Teapot with Infuser and Cup, perfect for making your favorite loose leaf tea, and easy to clean and store, enjoy the happy and free time.



This is a great portable tea set.  I have enjoyed taking it to work and making tea.  The tea hold holds enough water to make two cups of tea.