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  • OT: Tea thread

    This actually isn't a parody... that would require it to be funny or disingenuous.



    I love me some tea. Started a little over a month ago. I stopped drinking, and needed a substitute activity. Soda was not an option, nor was coffee, so I decided to tea the **************** out. Hot tea. None of that iced or sweet ****************. Don't get me wrong, I like sweet tea as much as the next guy, but this isn't that thread.



    Right now I'm just in the bagged supermarket varieties, as I poke my head around and try to get a handle on stuff. Figure I might as well try all the amps at Guitar Center before I go looking for a Diezel, y'know? Been at the English breakfast varieties, as well as the greens, for the most part. About my favorite so far has been green tea with mint. Though I do have a rooibos red tea that's not too shabby, either.



    I generally do two bags per cup, and have a default of two teaspoons of sugar, sometimes less, depending on the tea. They're flat spoonfuls, not the big heaping ones, too (aka the American spoonful). But, I do have a wicked sweet tooth, so even if that's blasphemy, it's gonna keep happening. Honey and raw sugar are on the shopping list for the weekend. Would have done honey sooner, but I literally keep forgetting it every single time I go to the store.



    So... who else loves them some mother****************ing tea, and how to you take it?
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    I'm curious why you threw coffee out the window as an option?



    They both have caffeine, right? Just curious buddy! I've never been a tea guy, but I'm gonna stick around in this thread to see if something peaks my interest.
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    • #3
      Depends on the tea really. I like herbal with chamomile and lemongrass with honey.



      My favorites though are gyukuro and silver needle.
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      • #4
        man-- love me some decent tea. we've got a great shop that sells loose stuff here in town, and by comparison to bags-- if you do it right in a porcelain pot... damn.



        is there anyplace around-- even those funny 'teavana' joints-- to try out some loose stuff? the steeping really makes a difference in how it tastes- and is fully worth reading up on.. i had no idea, and usedta just chuck it in a mug... or a metal teapot...



        i typically dig the black teas most, just 'cause i guess i associate it with 'tea' more.. but stuff like russian caravan is one of my faves.. i dig the smoky stuff like lapsang souchong as well for a now and then thing. theres TONS of really nice fruit/tea blends, and we've got one at the house that's apricot with something... and love that as well.



        i always drink it black... grew up on milk and honey tea... and i'm just not that english, honestly...

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        • #5






          Honestly I don't know much about tea. I get some from my friend who works at Teavana and I brew it with some ginger root usually because my nervous system is usually in shambled. Really relaxing.
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          • #6
            My fav is PGtips. Americans can get it in Publix in the brit section.



            Milk and two sugars FTW.



            I also like green tea but why is it so fkn expensive in the US? And in tiny boxes...And I think it's supposed to be loose tea and not bags.



            I drink that stuff with nothing in it, but double bag it because I like it strong as fek like I had it in Japan. Fek it. I am going to buy some bancha from ebay.



            Remember british teabags need boiling water and to sit for about 3 mins. Green tea needs almost boiling/hot water and dresses and harps and ****************.
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            • #7
              Haven't done tea in a very long time but my favorite used to be Stash's Black (not green) Lemon Spice. Yeow good.
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              • #8
                Hmm, this thread makes me wanna brew some since I'm at home today. Sencha overture
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                • #9
                  Who's significant other buys that sleepy time tea because they like the box, uses it once, makes a face like they sucked a lemon while hissing and scratching at their tongue to make the taste stop?



                  They all end up in my ice tea.



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                  • #10




                    Preferred vessel

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                    • #11
                      Earl Grey for me, thank you. Im addicted to it.
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                      • #12
                        Im a coffee drinker ( used to be multiple cups throughout the day but now its just one strong cup in the morning) However, about 10 years ago, I decided to try tea on a regular basis and really enjoyed it. I still prefer coffee but every year for about 2 months, I give up coffee and drink tea exclusively. I tend to alternate between various greens and blacks; Herbal teas dont do a thing for me. In the summer, Im constanly making Iced green tea with honey lemon and ginger and its practically my favorite non alcoholic beverage...
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                        • #13
                          I've been drinking a couple varieties of pu'er that comes in mini blocks.











                          need to find an online source for it.. i'm nearly out.

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by almightycrunch
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                            Earl Grey for me, thank you. Im addicted to it.




                            Word. Mrs Watt recently got me hooked. Add a bit of Sweet & Lo & some honey = yummy
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                            • #15
                              The Bergamot oil has such an alluring scent. almost as alluring as coochie, but not quite.
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