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Official Tea Thread

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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Nabe » 7 years ago

Honey in tea, experts. Is there a rule? 'cause I pretty much use it every time.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Redsy » 7 years ago

Agave >>>>>>> Honey.
Honey in tea is actually gross in my opinion.
Agave is where it's atttt.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Bartle » 7 years ago

Redsy wrote:The first part rhymed.
But yeah, idk. Tea is expensive sometimes, and I can't even mix anything with the pomegrante white tea I have because they discontinued that particular kind for who knows why, so I don't want to waste it ;_;
I used to rhyme like Doctor Seuss but soon began to make a noose

I don't think I've ever bought tea at more than £10/50g. I still think that's a little expensive but it's still cheaper than what most cafes charge per cup.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Deidara Iwahara » 7 years ago

I only use honey when it is one of my favorite fancy honeys or i am sick and need its antiseptic properties. I actually need to fix my sourwood honey because it crystallized, it's really good for green tea.

Otherwise honestly i just use varying types of sugar. I don't like agave or "regular" clover honey or anything like that.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Redsy » 7 years ago

Bartle wrote:I used to rhyme like Doctor Seuss but soon began to make a noose

I don't think I've ever bought tea at more than £10/50g. I still think that's a little expensive but it's still cheaper than what most cafes charge per cup.
That's unfortunate.

That's like.. $15. I think. Some teas I get, mostly white teas, are $20+/50g. Which is too bad, really.

Oh, I have this one black tea, and it tastes like root beer, and it's so cool, and it's great~
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Bartle » 7 years ago

Deidara Iwahara wrote:I only use honey when it is one of my favorite fancy honeys or i am sick and need its antiseptic properties. I actually need to fix my sourwood honey because it crystallized, it's really good for green tea.
For a while after pancake day most years I'll have some maple syrup left over. It only works with some teas but it's just about the only time I ever put something like honey or syrup in tea.
Redsy wrote:That's like.. $15. I think. Some teas I get, mostly white teas, are $20+/50g. Which is too bad, really.
Something like that. I buy locally and since I live in the UK prices from merchants here are almost always substantially lower than most global companies, which is one of the many benefits of living in the UK
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Deidara Iwahara » 7 years ago

Redsy wrote: Oh, I have this one black tea, and it tastes like root beer, and it's so cool, and it's great~
Ok where can i obtain root beer tea because i need some of that in my life.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Redsy » 7 years ago

Maple syrup...
Being Canadian, I must try that.

As for root beer tea, umm..
http://www.davidstea.com/organic-root-b ... 78B9&DEID=

There's a cherry cola one as well, but I guess it's being discontinued. I don't remember if I actually bought any, but I've tried it and it tastes good ><
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Deidara Iwahara » 7 years ago

Redsy wrote:Maple syrup...
Being Canadian, I must try that.

As for root beer tea, umm..
http://www.davidstea.com/organic-root-b ... 78B9&DEID=

There's a cherry cola one as well, but I guess it's being discontinued. I don't remember if I actually bought any, but I've tried it and it tastes good ><
This place also has birthday cake rooibos?! And strawberry white tea sounds good... Well now i know where my next paycheck is going.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Redsy » 7 years ago

Hahaha yeaaaah, I had a %50 discount when I was working there, plus free tea while working. I bought a lot of things. A lotttt of things.

Birthday cake rooibos is delicious, and I want to try that with maple syrup. xD
That or the Oh Canada rooibos.
The strawberry white tea is really good too. It tastes like strawberries. And tea. v.v
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Bartle » 7 years ago

That place is bizarre. If ever I'm in America or Canada I'll definitely chase one down and check it out. For all the good tea places England has to offer it's remarkably dour in its presentation; you're unlikely to find anywhere that sells 'novelty' tea blends like those, which is a shame because Buddha's Blend sounds great. Hibiscus is an amazing flavour and it blends effortlessly with green tea, in my experience.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Redsy » 7 years ago

Oh I love hibiscus! <3

Also I don't think you can find many of them in America. There's many in Canada though~
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Bartle » 7 years ago

Many? Alright so Canada is lakes, snow and DavidsTea now?

I wish I had the patience to make tea for myself in a teapot everyday or the time to have tea parties with friends more often. Yeah I have tea parties and no it doesn't make me a little girl but sometimes I do wear a frock just in case
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Redsy » 7 years ago

I spent my new year's having a tea party with Bilbo Baggins. I even bought a bloom tea for it. ;_;

And yeah, I suppose that's what Canada is.
Though, David's Tea isn't as common as Tim Horton's. =3=
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Ashan » 7 years ago

Redsy wrote:Though, David's Tea isn't as common as Tim Horton's. =3=
My city has one David's Tea and I think 7 Tim Horton's.
I really wish the David's Tea was closer to my location...
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Nabe » 7 years ago

I'll have to try agave sometime maybe.

David's used to have a wintergreen tea, but now I am sad and alone.

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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Dollop of Mayo » 7 years ago

There's some crazy tea place here in Vegas (I live in Las Vegas) that has a bunch of crazy teas for crazy tea people. Loose leaf stuff, of course, because they're not barbarians.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Bartle » 7 years ago

BREAKING NEWS

Adding grated ginger to Korean breakfast tea (dancha) before steeping makes the tea taste like ginger biscuits. This is easily one of the best blends I've come up with. More on this story as it unfolds
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Deidara Iwahara » 7 years ago

Bartle wrote:BREAKING NEWS

Adding grated ginger to Korean breakfast tea (dancha) before steeping makes the tea taste like ginger biscuits. This is easily one of the best blends I've come up with. More on this story as it unfolds
Trying this.

Also Teavana has this new white tea called Spice of Life that's full of nuts and orange peel and cinnamon and it tastes really good blended with their chai mate and iced. This i learned yesterday.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby TheVulpineHero1 » 7 years ago

So, I finally took the plunge and moved from bags to loose leaf. Got the teapot, the filter, jam jars to keep the leaves fresh when they're open, all that stuff. Haven't got one of those infusers that Ashan was talking about, but I intend to pick one up if I see one.

Gotta say, there is a noticable difference in tea quality. Not a massive, life-changing difference, but that's probably down to poor tea quality -- I don't know any tea specialist stores, so I just went with off-the-shelf Twinings Assam. It's nice, though, and it means I get to use a teapot, which adds character to my kitchen and makes the brewing process more enjoyable. Fringe benefits. (It helps that if you're not buying either premium or bargain basement teas, bagged is cheaper than loose in supermarkets.)

That said, back on the barbarian front, I was trying out some fruit tea bagged blends (more Twinings stuff -- nobody around here sells anything else). There was this really nice one with orange, mango and cinnamon, as well as one with orange, mandarin and african honeybush. Really I think I'm a sucker for the citrus smell, which I adore. Can't stand camomille, though.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby kingmetaknight1 » 7 years ago

Green tea with honey is what I'm currently literally drinking. *sip*

I also go through insane amounts of yerba mate from an internet herb store, it's pretty great.

Grew up drinking 4C iced tea. Meh.

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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby freelop » 7 years ago

Today instead of reaching for washing tabs to put in the washing machine I reached for the teabags.

Can't help but wonder what it would have been like if I hadn't stopped (other than utterly ruining my white clothes)
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby Bartle » 7 years ago

freelop wrote:Today instead of reaching for washing tabs to put in the washing machine I reached for the teabags.
Sometimes when nobody's around I climb into the washing machine with a basket of tea leaves and take it for a spin
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby BeatBoxingBoo » 6 years ago

Yesterday my dad was like "I want some tea" completely randomly, which motivated us to go to the store. We got some black and green tea, both English Breakfast blend. And it took me six freaking cups to figure out how to get it to taste like something other than hot water (added milk a sugar, finally).

Then I placed my cup halfway on and halfway off my desk, and it started teetering and I managed to stop it and move it to a proper place before it spilled. Only like ten seconds later did I realize how horrible that could have been.
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Re: Official Tea Thread

Postby PichuVSLink » 6 years ago

I'm not a huge tea fan myself, but one of my siblings is practically a tea fanatic. In fact, for her birthday she got a big box of pokémon-styled teas, with specific 'mons and a flavor that matches the pokémon's design and powers. It's pretty great.
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