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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:44 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote Back to top

Having some more of the black tea. With more lemon too.
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I haf another flowering tea cone today withsome lemon. Now I'm enjoying a nice cup of sencha ariake.
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Tisanes don't count. I have no clue why they're called herbal tea in English when there's zero tea in them.
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That's fair. I couldn't decide because there was no page 1 canon on the issue. Anything after page 1 is of unclear canonicity.
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One last cup of decaf Marsala chai and I'm off to bed.
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I received a Zojirushi water boiler/warmer and some Yun Wu tea as a gift from a friend. So between that and this very cold weather, I've been drinking a lot of green tea.
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I'm doing a double bag PG right now! teatime
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Mitsurugi CP wrote:
I received a Zojirushi water boiler/warmer and some Yun Wu tea as a gift from a friend. So between that and this very cold weather, I've been drinking a lot of green tea.


Nice! teatime

Nother tea cone, more lemon for me.
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Having some Tamaryokucha Imperial. A nice Japanese green tea. teatime
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I had some Bancha Hojicha last night and some Genmaicha now. No one else is winning the teas.
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I just had a delicious cup of Intelligentsia coffee. I brewed it with my new ceramic V60 cone, but not yet a gooseneck kettle. That's in the mail.
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I don't really know what all these crazy contraptions are.
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The white ceramic cone here is the V60. The filter they're using seems absurdly large, but whatever floats your boat.

The kettle is a gooseneck kettle, designed to have good control over the flow of water (unlike some coffee cones, the V60 has a large hole at the base, so the brew time is much more controlled by the pour speed--the steady pouring also helps agitate the beans). That's not the one I'm getting, but same basic idea.


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I've also been grinding my coffee with one of these for awhile:



It works somewhat like a pepper grinder. Unlike the basic bean-smashing grinders, you can set the grind size.
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I do this all while listening to vinyl jazz records.

I wish! Our record player is quite far from our kitchen.
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The cone looks like a cup. It even has a handle.
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True. I hadn't thought much about the handle, but it's nice to have on there.
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One of our members donated something this a while ago:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HYUNTAQ/ref=asc_df_B01HYUNTAQ5327607/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395009&creativeASIN=B01HYUNTAQ&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198065490425&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8358351470088310985&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004247&hvtargid=pla-393712592595

I was more interested in the green tea and jasmine tea she donated on the same day though.
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That thing's weird. I guess it's... sort of clever?
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At least it does the job. I tried one of those back in December when we organized a scrabble day, it was decent coffee.
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This is the kettle I'm actually getting. Also the glass carafe from the picture above. Out for delivery right now!
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I love the temperature setting. That's great for green teas. I usually just wait for awhile after boiling before brewing green/white teas.
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The Zojirushi has a 175 preset for green teas, but I just use the 195 and let the water heat the ceramic cup before I put in the green tea, otherwise the cup cools the water too much and it doesn't taste as good.
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Ah! Yes. I've seen tea brewing instructions that involve pouring water in and out of cups, but never done it. I don't brew in cup anyway, but I suppose the same applies to teapots. Perhaps I should pour some boiled water in first to pre-warm it.
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There's a bengal spice tea at work and I love it and keep drinking it. <3

These fancy tea and coffee contraptions are very fancy. Very fancy indeed!
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Is it the Celestial Seasonings one, or is it a different brand?
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I believe it is the Celestial Seasonings one. It has a gorgeous picture of a bengal tiger on it.
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Speaking of Celestial Seasonings, I had chamomile last night. It wasn't Celestial Seasonings, but chamomile makes me think of Celestial Seasonings.
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I've used the swanky kettle twice now.

It's very pretty and very nice to pour from. Check!
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Might as well add a gif to the mix of coffee-brewery images on this page of the tea thread.


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I got bored with Yun Wu tea and decided to try that Bengal Spice tea Vibing_V was talking about earlier. It is pretty good.

And some Taylor's English breakfast tea this morning.
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What's the Yun Wu like? Is that one that tastes similar to Bi Luo Chun?
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I honestly don't know how to describe how it's different from other green teas; I'm not much of a tea aficionado.

It tastes a little smokey (kinda like the difference between scotch and other whiskeys, except not really) and "fresher". Although the green tea I drank before my friend got me this stuff was whatever bagged jasmine tea was available at my grocery store.
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Jasmine's good if it's not too much. I've had really good jasmine and also way too strongly scented jasmine.
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Mitsurugi CP wrote:
I got bored with Yun Wu tea and decided to try that Bengal Spice tea Vibing_V was talking about earlier. It is pretty good.

And some Taylor's English breakfast tea this morning.

Isn't it great? love
It tastes empowering.
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Neat: https://qz.com/1176962/map-how-the-word-tea-spread-over-land-and-sea-to-conquer-the-world/
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That is some super cool information and yeah I did always wonder about the fact that tea is pretty much one of two things in just about every language.
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