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  1. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

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    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.
     

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    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

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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    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

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

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    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

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    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

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    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 This Topic's Starter

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

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    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 This Topic's Starter

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

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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    What kind of black tea? :)
     
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    Original Blend Lyons. Never seen it sold outside Ireland.
     
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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    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

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    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?
     
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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    +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 This Topic's Starter

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    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 :(

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    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

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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    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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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    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

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    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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