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Re: Coffee

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Post by mgil » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:39 am

I’d like to get more into boutique teas, but I’m way too lazy. For the entry level consumer, teas seem to be a far safer bet in terms of flavor when compared to coffee.

I’d like to try a well-curated cup of coffee one day, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to make it. Too lazy.

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Post by Hanley » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:26 am

mgil wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:39 am I’d like to get more into boutique teas
Don't get me started on tea.

If you want to get into boutique teas, order from this lady:

http://www.floatingleavestea.com/

For Japanese Green Tea, either

https://www.o-cha.com/en/

or

http://www.hibiki-an.com/contents.php/cnID/4

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Post by Skid » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:00 am

Speaking of teas, I was in China on business with my eldest son. We happened to be in a tea growing area and went to a tea shop to buy some to take home. The lady there asked us what tea we wanted and my son said what is the best. She said you probably don't want it as it was upwards of $2000 per small container. I didn't realize that you could spend that much money on tea. Apparently the higher in altitude it is grown the slower it grows and the cost is higher.

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Post by Manveer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm

New thread for tea.

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Post by Root » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:23 pm

Manveer wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm New thread for tea.
Thanks. Can't have this silliness cluttering threads about good beverages.

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Post by BenM » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 pm

Irish Breakfast.

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Post by mgil » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:59 pm

Root wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:23 pm
Manveer wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm New thread for tea.
Thanks. Can't have this silliness cluttering threads about good beverages.
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Post by Mahendra » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 am

Hanley wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:26 am
mgil wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:39 am I’d like to get more into boutique teas
Don't get me started on tea.

If you want to get into boutique teas, order from this lady:

http://www.floatingleavestea.com/

For Japanese Green Tea, either

https://www.o-cha.com/en/

or

http://www.hibiki-an.com/contents.php/cnID/4
Funny, I wanted to make a thread about tea, but thought no one would care.

Thanks for the links, @Hanley!

Do you have a solution for making good tea whilst at work, without it being a PITA? I used to drink a lot more loose leaf green tea, but it's more cumbersome to make than simply flicking a switch on a crappy pot of coffee...

Maybe I should just make the time to make a good cup of tea in the afternoon...

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Post by cgeorg » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 am

Our pu-erh talk didn't make it over here, so. Pu-erh.

It's aged/fermented, sometimes sold loose but generally pressed into a cake. Also sometimes stuffed into hollowed out dried mandarin rinds. Generally has an earthy, almost mulchy sort of feel to it. I love it. Reminds me of my favorite kind of wines - if you're into flavors like cabernet franc or even just prefer something from the Rhone Valley to something out of Napa, go for it.

Edit: Please don't get it bagged, it needs to be loose or a cake or whatnot. You'll need a tea store or the internet, nothing at a typical american grocery store will be worthwhile. It's on the expensive side - the cheaper stuff you're looking at a 1.5-2x premium over other black teas, and it only escalates from there. It's worth it, and you can re-steep the same leaves at least 2 times, sometimes more depending on strength.

Also it could just be me or psychosomatic, but the caffeine fro pu-erh effects me differently, in a focused and productive way. Unless I have like 3 strong cups in which case I scurry around like a frantic lunatic trying to do 9 things at once. I'll actually get like 7 of them done but I'm annoying AF while doing them.

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Post by Hanley » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:00 am

Mahendra wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 amDo you have a solution for making good tea whilst at work, without it being a PITA?
Sorta. I have an old version of this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GTOU5 ... XMMVWVMR8S

I just fill it with a hot water dispenser. Pretty easy.

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Post by DoctorWho » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:07 pm

Hanley wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:26 am
mgil wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:39 am I’d like to get more into boutique teas
Don't get me started on tea.

If you want to get into boutique teas, order from this lady:

http://www.floatingleavestea.com/

For Japanese Green Tea, either

https://www.o-cha.com/en/

or

http://www.hibiki-an.com/contents.php/cnID/4
Hanley, you and I probably agree on just about everything important, but I realized I am anti-Hanley on everything unimportant. FFS, better is the enemy of good enough.

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Post by Chebass88 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 pm

I enjoy this stuff:

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Post by Hanley » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:40 pm

DoctorWho wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:07 pm FFS, better is the enemy of good enough.
We value different shit. [shrug]

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Post by DoctorWho » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:50 pm

Hanley wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:40 pm
DoctorWho wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:07 pm FFS, better is the enemy of good enough.
We value different shit. [shrug]
I won't take the bait. You're about to write 500 words on toilets.

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Post by Hanley » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:53 pm

DoctorWho wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Hanley wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:40 pm
DoctorWho wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:07 pm FFS, better is the enemy of good enough.
We value different shit. [shrug]
I won't take the bait. You're about to write 500 words on toilets.
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Post by acelticmonk » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:58 pm

Mahendra wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 am
Do you have a solution for making good tea whilst at work, without it being a PITA? I used to drink a lot more loose leaf green tea, but it's more cumbersome to make than simply flicking a switch on a crappy pot of coffee...
I was a Kickstarter supporter of this nifty little thing. I can brew three or four infusions a day with no hassle. Its not for sale anymore, but something similar should be helpful:

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Post by mgil » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:32 pm

Chebass88 wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 pm I enjoy this stuff:

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Missed this post.

This tea is fantastic.

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Post by cwd » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:05 pm

You don't need a machine to brew one cup of loose tea.

Just put the tea in the cup, pour in water, wait for the leaves to settle. Drink that last sip carefully.

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Post by DCM » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:37 am

Do they sell Twinings Tea in the States? I saw a box of Tetley Tea in the background of one of Rip's vids on Facebook while back, so maybe UK teas are available over there. Twinings 1706 Strong English Breakfast Tea is perfection in a tea cup. With a dash of milk, of course.

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Post by ch » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:04 am

DCM wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:37 am Do they sell Twinings Tea in the States?
Yes, they do. I just did a little grocery store Earl Grey taste test. Twinings was my favorite.

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