Tea Anyone?

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  1. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    Now that is a thought... sassafras beer mmmmmm. My cousin's husband enjoys brewing beers and has some going at all times. I'll have to suggest a sassafras brew when I see him over the holidays. Thank you for the idea. I tried one of his batches that was brewed with a black tea as a base. It wasn't bad at all. Not something you would long for but a very pleasant beer.

  2. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    I have a very good book with a few interesting beer recipies.
    The Alaskan bootlegger's bible [Book]

    Hot Pepper being the most unusual! :eek:

    @Roze sorry for going off topic, I'm a beer nut! :D
  3. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Today is Stash Ginger Breakfast black tea. Its doing double duty since I had an upset stomach and now I don't.
  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    That's the best :) Tea is just lovely when it helps with your throat or upset stomach.

    I am still rocking the Genmaicha :)
  5. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I should really branch out and try some of the better teas.
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Oh, you definitely should!!! I wasn't into tea until recently. Now I just want to explore and indulge your tea taste bud ;)
  7. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    This is a helpful thread -- I'm more the coffee type, but since my horizons for tea = earl grey or earl grey, this is helping give some idears :D
  8. danaj

    danaj Well-Known Member

    I am drinking lady grey today. I also like yerba mate....tomorrow will be some chai.
  9. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Today, I'm having Pai Mu Tan White Tea.

    I bought a sample of 3 different tea leaves to try and this is one of it. Like all white tea, the taste is very subtle and light. Something to start you off in the morning :) I do feel that there's a bit of green tea leaves mix in with the white as the taste is a bit stronger than other white tea I have. When I look at the leaves, I only see half of the leaves with the white fur buds that white tea is known for.

  10. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Hate tea. My fiance on the other hand...

    There's a guy in the UK who if you furnish him with personality traits etc, will create you a custom blend. Made a good Christmas present..
  11. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    You are SO unBrit there, Dan :p
    What did you say for her personality and did she like her personalized tea?
  12. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    LOVE TEA. I always drink it black, no milk at all :p
    I'd drink 3 to 6 cups a day :eek:
  13. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    What kind of black tea? :)
  14. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Original Blend Lyons. Never seen it sold outside Ireland.
  15. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    I was recently reading about proper Tea Time Etiquette; when to serve tea, how to serve tea, and what one never does and must always do at High Tea.

    Too much work, but I might try to hookup with a few proper English wimmen and experience a proper tea time.
  16. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I went to high tea at a 4 stars hotel. Had I known that the cost of high tea is the same as a delicious steak at a steak house, I wouldn't have gone.
  17. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    Steak>Tea. Sorry. I love tea but it's not in the same league with steak. Now if you could brew up a KC strip... that would be something.

    Back on track here.... Has anyone used one of those electric tea machines? I don't quite understand how they work or why they command such a high price. Are they any good? Special? ...or just a good ol American gimmick to sell me something I don't really need?
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    It wasn't just her personality though.

    I essentially said she was tall, kind, gentle, quiet and likes earl grey.

    She did like her blend yes :)
  19. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    +1 *drools* STEAK.....

    The tea in the specialty container that you put in and you get your tea?

    So it's something earl grey :) So did he tell you what he use for tall, kind, gentle and quiet? :)
  20. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Today I am having a ginger green tea. The tea leaves smell absolutely delightful with a strong sweet ginger aroma. So guess how disappointed I was when I realized that the smell did not translate to the flavour. It's a good tea, but you care barely taste the sweet ginger in it :(

    This tea gets a 7 for being a good green tea but not a good ginger green tea. I am back on my quest to find the perfect ginger green tea!!!
  21. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I have a ginger black tea that's delicious. Although for tea people its probably not the same cause its in a tea bag. :D
  22. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Tea bags ain't bad, it's just not fresh. So, it depends on the quality of the tea in the bag. The Lipton Pyramid line is pretty good and I love the Starbuck Tazo tea :) Both are 'fresh' tea leaves bagged. lol Tazo tea is kind of pricy now and cost more than most 50g bag of lose leafs tea. I rather go with something more fresh ;)

    I actually have organic tea bags that I use to bag my tea :) The thing about tea bags is the convenient of carrying the tea with you. Lose leaves = messy, lol.
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  23. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Tea bags are great! Using leaves isnt really practical in the morning when you are rushing, or in the evening after a hectic day at school/work/training session. I find pyramid bags diffuse better, though that may be all the marketing giving a placebo effect ;)
  24. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    My tea time is a calming ritual for me. I make my tea when I get into work though, so I'm not rushed at all lol.

    I think pyramid tea bags diffuse better because of the surface area of the bag. :) They are also pretty to look at, lol.
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    D'ya know I can't remember. I shall have a look.

    He has the blend on record so we can re-order at a cheaper price :)

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