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Dezin Electric Kettle Upgraded, 2L Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, Fast Boil Water Warmer with Auto Shut Off and Boil Dry Protection Tech for Coffee, Tea, Beverages?

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13th Jul 2020

So I originally got a bunch of my stuff off amazon, but if I could go back in time and do a re-do I’d take some time to buy from smaller tea shops. (Links will be to amazon for examples but tea or coffee shops will usually have the same things for at most ~$10 more)

I have an electric kettle, and I would just google what the ingredients of the branded teas I liked were and buy bulk teas with the same or similar ingredients (for example This orange Spice Tea is basically Constant Comment but a lot cheaper)

Head and shoulders above the rest this is my favorite strainer. It’s crazy easy to clean and fits almost any cup and most pitchers, but for travel I do use this one.

For a simple cup of tea you’ll probably enjoy it just estimating the amount of loose leaves you would see in a teabag (about 1-2 heaping teaspoons) and steep time “rule of thumb is 4 to 5+ minutes for herbal tea and black tea and 3 to 4 minutes for white tea and green tea.

And that’s all you really need for a standard cup of tea! If you’re like me and you want to kind of get into it though, a candy thermometer works well for measuring water temperature and buying in bulk from smaller stores gets you really good service and usually some samples, as well as instructions on making each each specific brew “properly” (temp, amount of leaves, and type.)

I also recently got into buying the ingredients for tea in bulk but while that has a good ROI, it also has the highest initial buy-in. For example, “Sleepytime” Tea is just a bunch of herbs (Chamomile, tilia flowers, valerian, spearmint, lemongrass, and hawthorn.), and if you buy the herbs separately you just have to scoop the correct ratios out when you make a cup for it to taste the same.

Also for a look at cost: going off of Celestial Seasoning’s website, a box of 20 bags is ~$4, so about .20/cup of tea. I’d say that I drink 6 cups of tea a day (don’t @ me I work overnights) and my $50 purchase of bulk tea lasts me for 4-6 months for 720 cups of tea, making each cup at maximum .06/cup.