Haley, it's time for tea.
Would you like to help brew it?
Good. Come to the kitchen. Look for a tea to feature.
How about this Capricorn tea from Solstice Brews?
Is this loose tea?
I have a bag.
Put in in the cup.
Does anything else go in?
Yes, we add a little bit of sugar and a splash of milk.
The cup is ready. Now for the water.
Haley, haven't you heard? A watched pot doesn't boil.
We'll be able to hear when it is ready.
Water's ready! (Steam doesn't photograph very well. Sorry about that.)
Now we let it steep.
Is that all?
Well, it can be longer. Up to five minutes.
Why do we do three?
This blend has chicory root in it. Chicory root can also be used to brew a coffee like beverage. So if it steeps too long it tastes more like coffee than tea. BLECH!
Ohhhh. This looks and tastes really good.
Where did you find this one?
Solstice Brews was one of the vendors at the Steampunk Unlimited event we attended in early November. It is fun to try new blends so I bought two from them. We will try the Absinthe Aethers another time.
(laughing) That's my zodiac sign and Melody's too.
Congratulations on your first tea!
Thank you. It was fun. I hope to help again.
Have a great day! Stay warm with a nice cuppa tea.
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