Captain Picard references aside, I finally tried Earl Grey tea. Hot.
I have never brewed loose tea before. Laura and I finally found time to check out Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville. I was impressed. Very reminiscent of Trader Joe’s. They have a loose tea dispenser on the north wall of the store. That’s the left side if you are looking at the front of the building. Much to my surprise, they had Earl Grey. I thought to myself, “Self, let’s brew some loose tea.”
On the way home I realized that I didn’t have a tea strainer. Wal-Mart to the rescue. I don’t think I’ve ever made it out of Wal-Mart only spending $3.
Next problem, I didn’t actually know how to properly brew loose tea. Me being the geek that I am, I Google it. I don’t have a proper tea-pot, so a medium sauce pan would have to do. I’m still not sure if I did it right, but the tea tasted good and strong the way I like it. Sweetener aside, I drink tea and coffee black. No milk or lemon for me.
My usual hot tea is Constant Comment® from Bigelow. I have always bought it in bags, but I just found out that they sell it loose in a can too.