Lonnie's Chinese Sweet Tea

My good friend Susan Rebecca Miller asked me for my recipe for the way I make tea.  I decided to document it today.

The tea that I used was given to me by my good friend Fen Taylor.  She gave me two large wheels of Chinese Pu’er tea.  I am almost out, but I will order more online.  I love this tea.  Below is a scan of the paper that the tea was wrapped in.

Here is the website where you can order this tea.  The tea is called Spring tree Bada.  I will verify with my friend Fen Taylor if this web site is selling the round wheel or the bags.  I do not want bag tea as it usually has the lowest grade of tea.
First I start with 1/3 cup of tea.  I break of a chunk from the round and break it up and add it to the measuring cup.
Then I add boiling water to fill up my 8 cup measuring bowl.
I add three tablespoons of organic raw local honey.

I let the tea leaves set in the water about 10 to 15 minutes.   While the tea is brewing I start another pot of water boiling.  I like tea that you cannot see through.  I get the tea jar ready for the brew.
I put a strainer on top of the jar and pour the tea through it.

Now I have 50% of my tea ready.  I repeat the process with the second batch of water.  I do not add more honey.  This gives me almost a full jar of tea.  I do not dilute the tea until I drink is as I may add some ice cubes.

The tea is put in the refrigerator to chill.

This method of making tea may produce a tea that is too strong for most, but I like it.

Lonnie’s Chinese Sweet Tea

My good friend Susan Rebecca Miller asked me for my recipe for the way I make tea.  I decided to document it today.

The tea that I used was given to me by my good friend Fen Taylor.  She gave me two large wheels of Chinese Pu’er tea.  I am almost out, but I will order more online.  I love this tea.  Below is a scan of the paper that the tea was wrapped in.

Here is the website where you can order this tea.  The tea is called Spring tree Bada.  I will verify with my friend Fen Taylor if this web site is selling the round wheel or the bags.  I do not want bag tea as it usually has the lowest grade of tea.
First I start with 1/3 cup of tea.  I break of a chunk from the round and break it up and add it to the measuring cup.
Then I add boiling water to fill up my 8 cup measuring bowl.
I add three tablespoons of organic raw local honey.

I let the tea leaves set in the water about 10 to 15 minutes.   While the tea is brewing I start another pot of water boiling.  I like tea that you cannot see through.  I get the tea jar ready for the brew.
I put a strainer on top of the jar and pour the tea through it.

Now I have 50% of my tea ready.  I repeat the process with the second batch of water.  I do not add more honey.  This gives me almost a full jar of tea.  I do not dilute the tea until I drink is as I may add some ice cubes.

The tea is put in the refrigerator to chill.

This method of making tea may produce a tea that is too strong for most, but I like it.

Finally a Windows Server Environment

This year my cycling miles are not what they were last year.  I am making good use of my time when I am not riding my bike.  I am drawing more and I am finally making some headway into developing my computer skills.  I have two VmWare EXSi 6.0 host and I have set up a Domain Controller, IIS server and MS SQL database.  I have also set up a separate VLAN and wireless network for all of these servers.  My goal is to get a SharePoint server up and running as well.

I am a self taught learner and I like to dive in and figure out stuff by doing it.  As the information on the Internet increases is is almost impossible to find a limit to what you want to learn by watching a YouTube video or reading a Blog posting.  The way my brain works may seem strange to most, but while some folks find peace in meditation or reading a book, I find relaxation when I listen to music while drawing or while I configure servers and develop web applications.

I am also using a CentOs 7 desktop to access and manage all of these servers.  I have decided to once again migrate my primary desktop back to Linux.  I recently had to rebuild a failed Windows 10 desktop laptop that had a failed solid state drive.  That experience forced me to set up a new Windows desktop for my wife and start backing it up using Windows backup on an external drive.  I decided to move my desktop to a Linux environment.  All of my files are on Google Drive, but I still clung to the Adobe Creative Suite products.  I may finally give them up, but for now I am going to stay with CentOs 7 for my primary desktop.

My current web development environment is on my private network, but I am planning on making the SharePoint site public soon. I will publish Windows and Linux based websites.