Tea Time

Amoeba and I are tea drinkers. We like hot, caffeinated tea for breakfast, flavored ice tea any time all day long, and a nice hot cup of herbal mint tea (Amoeba) or Chamomile-Honey tea (me) before bed. We occasionally use bagged tea, but we prefer loose tea seeped properly in a warmed pot. To make perfect tea, warm the pot, add the tea in the infuser of your choice, and then pour the boiling water over the top. Each tea has it’s own preferred steep time to ensure peak flavor.

Amoeba takes a thermos full of hot tea to work with him and sips it all day long. He likes to change up his flavors from time to time. I am thinking of ordering him a Russian Samovar Tea from the TeaGschwendner Internet Shop and a lovely ceylon tea, perhaps Nuwara Eliya, as well. They would be his lunch time teas this go around. I am a white tea fan and am also considering the Fancy White Peony for me.

We have a lovely glass teapot with a built in infuser. Amoeba and I generally use that pot when we are both going to enjoy the same tea. If we each want different flavors — which often happens with our last cup of the evening — I just brew our individual choices in mugs using individual serving infusers.

If you are tea fans, you’ll want to check out the TeaGschwendner Internet Shop. It has a great variety of tea choices. You will also find tea pots, mugs, infusers and other tea related treats. I have my eye on a lovely green tea carafe. I am also liking the black cast iron coasters.

Make Mine Coffee, Thanks

She: “What’s that swimming in your tea?”

He: “The only thing swimming in my tea is tea. Which is how I’d like to keep it, please.”

She: “I guess you don’t want to go camping with me then.”

He: “Huh? Why would tea have anything to do with whether I go camping with you?”

She: “Well, on the camping trips I’ve been on, you boil the water over the campfire and pour the tea. When you do that, all these little gnats come sniffing around. They go straight for the water in the cup and dive in. Presto. Open swim.”

He: “And gnat-flavored tea. Probably not in the markets for a reason.”

She: “Hey. It’s protein.”

He: “Is it? Does that mean you get any relief from the insects after you’ve graduated from high school?”

She: “Not really. You see, they’re pro-teen, but they’re also not anti-aging. Otherwise, they would be in the markets. Everybody’d be drinking the stuff.”

He: “Right. I can see the marketing slogan now.”

She: “Oh?”

He:This Stuff Bugs Me!