I figured I’d make a post about (hot) teas that I love. Some people I talk to call me a tea connoisseur. I tend to brush these comments off as I’m still learning.
For hardware I recommend an infuser with a very fine mesh. It should also have plenty of room for the tea leaves to spread out as they brew. My favorite is the Hook Handle Tea Infuser & Dish Set from Forlife. The dish works as a resting spot for the infuser so you don’t have to worry about spills from the infuser.
Also keep in mind that different teas needs different temperatures to brew. If you use too high of a temperature for brewing, you will burn the leaves and make the tea bitter. Black and Herbal can take boiling water temps (208-212 degrees Fahrenheit). Oolong is a medium boil (180-190 degrees Fahrenheit). White and green teas have to be hot but not boiling (170-185 degrees Fahrenheit).
I’m caffeine sensitive, so for the most part I only go as far as green teas. I used to drink a bit of black tea, but sometimes lately it’s just too much for me.
On Thursday I attended my first book event of the year. It was a discussion and signing of the book “The Radius of us” by Marie Marquardt. As it turns out this is her second book. I was very fortunate to snag a copy of her first book while I attended the event. (Her first book is about the Dreamers.)
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, a lot of reading was done this year. Covers were screen-capped from LibraryThing and put together in the image below. The text is listed, roughly, in order of reading. The Darkwing Duck comics were scattered throughout the year.
I know. I know. A lot of people complain how bad 2016 was. However for some people it really wasn’t a good year. Such is the case for my year.