Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Single Serving of Comfort

Back in January, my friend, Chris, sent a bunch of boxes with a whole variety of items inside. One of the boxes is a very important part of our life still.

I opened the bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms and have snacked on a few. It's going to take me a very long time to eat through all the M&Ms on top of the fridge. Friends were quite generous to me at Christmas.

There was a lot of tea in the parcels this year. This is good. I drink a lot of tea. Chris sent a box of tea from a company called Tea Forte. They were billed as single serving. I decided it was time to try them.

Well, if the English Breakfast is any indication, I will like these. It's loose tea, something I didn't see clearly on the front of the box. It's there, but I didn't see it. There is about a tablespoon of leaves in the pouch. I have a mug sized strainer so I dumped in the leaves, added the water and steeped for 2 minutes. The result was rich and aromatic and oh so good.

Technically, I should toss the leaves into the compost pile after one use, but I know from experience, that there's a lot of tea left in those leaves. So far, I've made 2 cups and 1 travel mug from the first pouch. After tonight's mug of tea, that will probably be enough and I'll need to open another pouch.

I'm pleasantly surprised by these. If I had a strainer I could take with me in my purse, I could see keeping a couple in my purse for those times when "I'd like hot tea, please" results in the staid Lipton kind. I used to carry tea bags in my purse but bags tend to get beaten up and I'd wind up with a mass of leaves at the bottom of the bag. This pouch could take the bending and twisting that comes with a handbag.

There are four other flavors to try from this box. I'm going to enjoy myself.

Beverage:  English Breakfast Tea


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