Hey everyone, I'm a newb to it and just looking to educate myself more and have a tendency to like to listen to other's personal experiences rather than reading from an info site only.
I've always loved tea since my mom gave it to us with milk and honey when we were sick as kids. Well, at the ritzy mall they opened up a "teavana" store (teavana.com) and I went in there yesterday and decide to try a few things. One of the most exciting finds of mine was the Mate teas. I find myself consuming large amounts of caffeine in order to get my school work done (last semester for my BFA). This week is my week of experimentation. I got some of their Mate Yerba, Mate Vana, and the guy recommended Spice of Life white tea since I like spiced teas like Chai. I also got a better steeper because I have been attempting to use one of those little metal looking tea bags where you have to screw both halves together and its impossible once full of tea. This is the one I picked up...
Picture isn't very good...
They also have a nice looking Nissan Stainless steeper/thermos. Has anyone used this or have something similar they like? I love the Thermos Nissan Stainless products because they're truly the only thing I've found that keeps the heat. My scolded mouth after the first use of my mug a few years ago was testament to that. :thumbsup:
I refuse to pay $27 so I'm on a hunt for something similar.
Anyhow...thanks for reading my rambling, I'm looking forward to learning all about the finer side of teas!