earl grey

I\’ve been drinking tea at work but since I\’m in a communal area I\’m not taking pics of my tea.I left the tropical green up there and while the first cup is always remarkably bitter I do enjoy it. of course, who doesn\’t enjoy the glorious earl grey?esp with a couple of almond biscotti(qq I\’m…

tropical green

I am still trying to work out a good time/temp for this guy.ugh.pic from one of the several cups I had this morning steep time: 4 minssteep temp: 160 º Fadded: n/a

wild sweet orange

I wanted something more bitter after I-dunno-how-many cups of heavily sweetened earl grey steep time: 5 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: n/a

earl grey

because some like it sweet 😡I love bigelow\’s earl grey.  seriously love it, just the smell when I tear open the packet makes me happy.a cup of this, heavy on the sweet, with one of those chocolate pumpkin pie biscotto…gonna be a great morning/glances at clockwhatevs steep time: 2:30 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4…

english breakfast

decided to go with old faithful after the failure of last mug\’s tea.also breaking out one of the chocolate pumpkin pie biscotto to help ease my suffering steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4 teaspoons of rock sugar

organic acas white

so double bagging has actually really improved this tea.I have a 14 oz mug and the bags are for 8 oz of water so it\’s not really surprising.I only had 5 bags left and have been so happy with double bagging that I decided to triple bag one mug so instead of 2 mugs with…

cococaramel sea salt

yay getting rid of teas~did not even have enough for a batch of this stuff, but I didn\’t wanna just throw the last bit away.I don\’t remember if I liked it when I had it last, but I\’m not optimistic as the first ingredient listed is \”cocoa kernals, \” with \”chocolate flakes\” listed shortly after….

tropical green

still kinda bitter, even with the different kettlegonna try varying the water tempstill smells fucking amazing though steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 175º Fadded: n/a

tropical green

I remembered to get pics this time!tea was still pretty bitter even though I lowered the water temp a bit.I brought the tin home to try it on my fancy kettle, so if it\’s still bitter it\’s just bitter tea. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 165º Fadded: n/a also a pic of the finished product:

chamomile

when I ordered from harney & sons they sent me a few samples.I had the chamomile and made the organic green for the bf.I had wondered if the reason I disliked the chamomile tea I\’ve had before is because celestial seasonings is a shit supermarket brand, and while the stuff from harney & sons was…

organic acai white

double bagged this bad boy because:1) was kinda weak the last time I had it2) the box is huge and I wanna get rid of it3) drinking it with two bags at a time cuts it down to only a zillion servings left with two bags it\’s actually quite nice – stronger flavor yet still…

tropical green

I forgot to take a picture >_<I got some harney & sons tropical green to take to work.after steeping the tea leaves had expanded quite beautifully.I didn\’t much like the tea, though.to be fair, it smells so AMAZING that I\’m not sure it could possibly taste as good as it smells. I was using my…

jade citrus mint

you guys know what jade citrus mint looks like.think I\’m gonna quit taking pictures of it.that\’s gonna be my plan for stuff I drink a lot of. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

jade citrus mint

it looks warm but it\’s actually cold outside! steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

blueberry bliss & pineapple kona pop

this is the bf\’s favorite non-green tea.it\’s a blend of teavana\’s blueberry bliss and teavana\’s pineapple kona pop.pretty tasty! steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2 teaspoons of rock sugar

english breakfast

so I kinda knew this, but had forgotten…  the teavana perfecteaspoon is not a teaspoon but about a teaspoon and a half (or something).  so in order to more accurately count calories, I\’ve switched to a teaspoon.  there is not a lot of sugar in this cup of tea.  >_> steep time: 4 minssteep temp:…

jade citrus mint

hot tea after a long day is so nice. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

jade citrus mint

you know the drill.I drink a lot of this tea especially when I\’m counting calories, since I drink green tea without adding anything. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

jade citrus mint

I took some jade citrus mint to work with me this morning (I started my job today).having another cup before bed. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

rejuvenate

I\’ve been feeling gross the last couple of days, and teavana has this wellness line…   or they used to…/shrug steep time: 2:30 minssteep temp: 200º Fadded: 2 perfeteaspoons of rock sugar

coconut with pineapple

it\’s kinda earthy and kinda fruity.pretty good, actually. steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar

organic acai white

found this box of tea in the move.not really in the mood for setting up the kettle so using bags sounds great.let\’s see how it goes. steep time: 4:30 minssteep temp: ~ 175º Fadded: n/a

chai pumpkin spice

double bagged it since I wanted it strong 😡 steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar, 1 half & half

chocolate puerh

this tea smells and tastes so familiar and I can\’t figure out why.it\’s so good though!will def be having this again.  I\’m on the verge of tagging this as \’is it tea you\’re looking for\’ but will wait for another cup before doing so. steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 205º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of…

wild sweet orange

this tea seems a little bitter but I\’m not sure if it\’s the tea or just all the sweetened teas I\’ve been drinking today.the more I drink of it the less jarring it is, so it may just be that the other teas have been much sweeter. steep time: 5 minssteep temp: ~ 205º Fadded:…

earl grey lavender tea

this is an oolong, how interesting steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~195º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar

english breakfast tea

this is so good!  strong and sweet…  yum~I had planned on adding half & half but opted against. steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 195º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar

sweet ginger peach tea

it smells really good, if a bit artificial, but I think it could stand to be a bit sweeter. steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 190º Fadded: 1 perfecteaspoon of rock sugar

golden chamomile herbal tea

I\’m super hesitant to try this one but after how good the last one was, here we go! steep time: 5 minssteep temp: ~ 195º Fadded: n/a

tropical green tea

I\’ve never tried these before so I\’m excited!it smells great! steep time: 2 minssteep temp: ~ 175º Fadded: n/a

mint medley

wahoo!  last mug of mint medley!sorry it\’s a bit darker than usual, I didn\’t turn on the lights =/ steep time: 2 minssteep temp: ~ 195º Fadded: n/a

white chocolate peppermint

there\’s no need for desert with this guy around!so warm and sweet and decadent…  love it! steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar

mint medley

since I bought the bags of chai pumpkin spice, I hafta make room in the tea bag organizer.so I\’m gonna binge mint medley.this is one of the teas the bf was trying when he was still looking for a go-to tea.it\’s not bad at all, a bit more minty than I prefer, but whatevs. steep…

chai pumpkin spice

I\’m a sucker for pumpkin and I love chai so here we are ^_~ steep time: 3 minssteep temp: unknownadded: 3 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar, 1 half & half

huang shan mao feng v2

so I added more tea and also increased the temp and steep time.just look at these leaves!and the tea had more color this time.  bit more bitter though. steep time: 2minssteep temp: 175º Fadded: n/a

huang shan mao feng

one of my profs gave me some tea he had been gifted by someone who brought it back from china.my prof dislikes green tea, so jackpot for me.the leaves are much bigger than what I\’m used to, and I think I will use more for the next batch I brew.  and maybe try a higher…

cherry black

nothing like some hot tea on a cold morning ^_^ steep time: 2 minssteep temp: 200º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar

jade citrus mint

after that horrid experience I decided to go with something I know and love.and I do love this tea.I still check teavana everyday to see if it goes on sale so I can buy another pound.this is a tea that I have kept on hand since I first started drinking it.rip jade citrus mint, you…

javavana maté

I ended up with about 2 teaspoons left…  clearly not enough for another pot…  so this round of tea is just gonna be especially strong.I\’m focusing on bags that are already open with about 1 pot\’s worth of tea left.it\’s going well, I think. steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 1 perfecteaspoon of rock sugar…

almond plum perfection

didn\’t really have enough of this left for a proper pot, but I guess I\’ll just hafta live with weak tea.but!  another tea has come and gone.great progress. this tea isn\’t bad.  I mean, I like it well enough.it was part of a sample pack or something.don\’t think I\’ll buy it again, which is a…

vanilla rooibos

so you know how I\’d been saving the last serving of this tea?well, 2 things.1) I\’m celebrating – I got a job.  my previous employer is taking me back.2) I actually ordered another tin on amazon a couple of weeks ago. I love this tea ^_^ steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 3 heaping…

green tea with mint

I ended up saving the last two bags of green tea with mint to have with the bf.he declined, so I\’m having green tea with mint again today. steep time: 2 minssteep temp: unknownadded: n/a

fall cleaning

so, the bf bought a light to put under the cabinet where I keep my kettles, and holy shit my kettle looked gross. honestly I\’ve been meaning to clean it for aaages but I have no idea which box the kitchen scale is in. I broke down and bought a cheap kitchen scale last night…

green tea with mint

if I can have 3 more cups of green tea with mint,we\’ll be out of green tea with mint.it\’s gotta happen, especially since I just replaced the green tea with mint cubby with sweet dreams ^_^ steep time: 2 minssteep temp: unknownadded: n/a

spiced chai

smells so amazing, and since I have half and half I\’m gonna binge chai today ^_^ before/after/after with cream steep time: 3 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 3 perfectea spoons of rock sugar, 1 half & half

strawberry guava

I love guavas.I have discovered, however, that I dislike guava tea.unfortunately, I bought several guava teas back before I knew this.as far as guava teas go, this one is actually really good.but with all the other options out there,  I don\’t think I\’d buy it again. before/after: steep time: 2:30 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2…

lavender lemongrass

this was a lovely tea!  reminded me very much of khan\’s delight. before/after: steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 212º Fadded: about 1 and a half perfect teaspoons of rock sugar

black velvet chai

I had some after-dinner tea last night at the restaurant we were at.it was a much more mild chai than I think I\’ve ever had before.I\’m not sure how much of that was due to water temperature, though, as I had no control over it.I\’m interested in buying some and trying it out again, but…