After I left the store I expressed my concern over the expensive tea. My daughter got out her calculator and figured out that the amount of tea I bought would come out to 62 cents a cup. I calmed right down, because really that's quite reasonable.
I've had the tea for over a month and I have 2 cups a day. I still LOVE it. I even bought more. Every time my daughter talks to me I've bought more tea. MOM! She says knowing it's not cheap. I only got 2 more flavors. I got Opus Rouge for making ice tea. It was very strongly grape flavored almost raisiny and I don't care for raisins too much. So, I bought another flavor called Wild Orange Wulong to combine with the Opus Rouge. The combination is so good. So, good I started combining it with the Youthberry too.
|Fresh and ready to dry.|
|After a few hours of drying.|
February 28th the next morning. Garage never did get a wonderful orange smell to my disappointment. What it lacked in smell outside it smelled fantastic inside the dehydrator. I opened it up to see my little beauties dried to perfection!
I sliced up 8 oranges that weighed about 5 pounds.
They dried up to weigh 1 pound. They were the perfect size. I sliced the fresh orange in 1/2 inch slices. Then I quartered them. They dried to 1/4 inch thick pieces just like what came in my tea from Teavana. As I was leaving for my knitting meeting a threw a couple slices into my tea to go. The extra orange flavor was delightful.