With the move all over and things having started to settle down here at the new Casa de Analog, the wife decides she is going to splurge a bit and went and got one of those water coolers that has the 5-gallon jug sitting atop of it. I’d show you a picture, but the damn thing doesn’t seem to exist on this here internet thingy yet.
I’m liking it alot because City of Tacoma water is just about the nastiest water I’ve tasted in my life, pretty much like what I figure urine tastes like, and while it checks out OK for washing humans, dogs and dishes, I’m not going to drink or cook with the crap.
The machine not only cools water to a chilly 35 degrees, it also heats it up to damn near a boil, which brings me to my topic for the day: Hot drinks.
Before I met the Analog Wife, I was an avid tea drinker. When there was time for a quite day or evening, I could drink myself some Lapsang until my kidneys begged me to stop. Pouchong was my standby/Iced Tea/Thermos mix and I kept some cutsey little Jasmine seashell teas around for when women I thought highly enough of to have over would stop by.
But it has been over six years since I’ve even used my infuser. I found it in amongst the stuff I took out of storage and I’m looking to put it to use in short order.
I’ve Googled “Tea” and “Tea Distributers” and a number of other things and I have found a couple different places that’ll sell what they say are quality teas over the interweb.
But I want to hear from the tea-totalers out there about what you drink, where you get it and how to get good Oolong without going through the Chi-Coms.