After 12 days of repeat teas I get to the final tea...
#25 Christmas Day Bonanza
Tea Style: Rooibos.
Flavours: cinnamon, rooibos, hibiscus, ginger, coconut, lychee.
In which I post a reference, mostly for myself, on how to update my chosen media server...
I'm not going to cover how to install Plex on FreeNAS as it is very easy using the plugins system explained in the docs.
Upgrading, however, is a different issue. While the plugin does get updates that will preserve your data they are often quite behind the release schedule of the Plex team. Also I have had issues with some of my Plex plugins (like Trakt.tv) after using this upgrade method. In the past I have tried a hodgepodge of different methods to acheive it but now the most reliable method is using the PMS Updater script.
In which I get some download tracking for my podcasts...
If you listen to podcasts you won't be surprised to hear adverts for Squarespace's hosting platform. It's also what this website and my associated podcasts run on. The inbuilt analytics are pretty decent but when it comes to RSS feeds for podcasts they suffer from all the limitations that tracking RSS has.
Podtrac is a service that aims to fix this. Unfortunately it used to be a massive faff to get it working with Squarespace. Fortunately following the latest update to the platform it is now really easy.
In which I post a scrambled eggs experiment at Mike's behest...
For many years I have been making a variation on Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs.
In which I review the year that was...
It's been a pretty exciting year for me. I've started two podcasts, changed jobs and started reviewing food and drink for Luxury London. Less travel in my new job means that I've been able to spend more of my spare time on my side projects. All in all that's lead to:
And I'm hoping there will be many more in 2018.
In which I update an old recipe...
I usually make a Christmas Cake around this time of year to take to work. As I now have vegan colleagues I decided to look into making it safe for them to eat. Luckily this is quite easy to achieve with a stodgy cake like this one.
In which I am slow again so a double tea...
So yesterday night I drank tea #7 but then went to bed so here are teas 7 & 8.
In which I belatedly start on my advent calendar...
Let me spin you a tale, dear Reader, of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and stock control. Don't worry it isn't that boring. I was sadly on a last minute business trip last week which means I missed the opportunity to purchase an advent calendar. I figured that I would be able to get an interesting and different one in the States but alas I was wrong. I also figured that I would be able to pick up a discounted one in a UK supermarket on the 2nd after I landed but alas Tesco's stock control meant they didn't even have an awful one left!
I had basically resigned myself to not finding one this year.
Sorry for the delay everyone I have been busy with work and generally not drinking enough new tea :S
As with most of the loose leaf teas I have reviewed a 3-5 minute brewing time as a matter of personal taste is required.
Tea coloured. This is quintessential tea!
It smells like tea. I feel I may have to start reviewing more exotic teas to stop making this section a little boring :S
I think I prefer this to the Twinings English Breakfast. It seems to have a fuller flavour and is very good for kick starting your day :)
Funnily enough I bought this tea in Harrods and have since enjoyed it on many occasions. Despite what you may have heard about Harrods this won't set you back any more than other leaf teas on the market. If you are a tea (or coffee) lover I can really recommend the Tea & Coffee section of Harrods. The staff there are very knowledgeable and helpful. There is also a ridiculous range of more expensive blends to try if you like :)
A very good cup of tea. Also not as expensive as you would expect!
See you all next week!