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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:41 pm
by UncleBob
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:40 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Why You May Want to Avoid Drinking Piping-Hot Tea
A word of caution to tea lovers: Let your cuppa cool a bit before taking a sip. A new study from China finds that drinking tea at extremely high temperatures may increase a person's risk of esophageal cancer, especially if that person also consumes too much alcohol and is a smoker.
Considering they all drink, smoke, and live in cities absolutely surrounded by the foulest of carcinogens, tea is clearly the problem.
Exactly.

:bacon:

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:00 pm
by sweetandsour
Box received! Very nicely packed; and lots of stuff to try. I hope to get it back in the mail system by mid-week next.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
by sweetandsour
I've tried the Kirkland Green, which has a mild flavor, even with extended steep time. The enclosed card says to be sure and sprinkle matcha powder into the cup, though, which I haven't done. In fact I haven't found the matcha powder; maybe I'm over-looking it.

I've also tried the Aracha Genmaicha from Yunomi, just to see what all the hubbub is about, and I like it, aroma and taste, both. But so far I haven't been able to avoid at least a small amount of tiny crumbs ending up in my mouth. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

Tomorrow I'll try a sample of both of the coffees. And then a few more of the teas. This is a very interesting box pass. I hope I have a few items worthy to pass along. I may not, but I'll try.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:14 am
by JudgeRusty
Interesting. Taking notes.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:53 am
by Brigid
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
I've tried the Kirkland Green, which has a mild flavor, even with extended steep time. The enclosed card says to be sure and sprinkle matcha powder into the cup, though, which I haven't done. In fact I haven't found the matcha powder; maybe I'm over-looking it.
Shake the green teabag wrapper over your cup.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:38 am
by sweetandsour
Jester wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:51 pm
I will be sending the box to sweetandsour after work tomorrow.

I didn't take very much out of the box but I did learn a lot. I added a large unopened container of Gunpowder Green Tea and a small sample of whiskey coffee to the box.
Is the whisky coffee labeled as such?

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:09 am
by sweetandsour
Brigid wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:53 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
I've tried the Kirkland Green, which has a mild flavor, even with extended steep time. The enclosed card says to be sure and sprinkle matcha powder into the cup, though, which I haven't done. In fact I haven't found the matcha powder; maybe I'm over-looking it.
Shake the green teabag wrapper over your cup.
I'm thinking about a dash of angostura bitters also.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:41 pm
by sweetandsour
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:38 am
Jester wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:51 pm
I will be sending the box to sweetandsour after work tomorrow.

I didn't take very much out of the box but I did learn a lot. I added a large unopened container of Gunpowder Green Tea and a small sample of whiskey coffee to the box.
Is the whisky coffee labeled as such?
NM, I found it. Tried to stretch a couple tbls into making 4 cups and it's too weak, so I really messed that up. Good flavor though, ended up adding a dollop of Eagle Rare to my cup to compensate for my error. I should have ground it to fine and doubled the filters.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:48 pm
by sweetandsour
Ok, the kitchen was smelling good this afternoon. The aroma from just the herb and red bag could be a great candle scent. Anyway, my takes were a cup or 2 each of, (clockwise): whisky coffee, Russian Caravan, Czar Nicholas, Aracha Genmaicha, and Sen-Cha. Also a bag each of the Yorkshire Gold, Kirkland Green, White Peony, White Peppermint,and Lemon Green. (The Teavana spoon was already mine, and got in the pic somehow.)

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My puts, so far: ~2oz Blueberry Bingo, 2-3 oz Sen-Cha (courtesy of my Secret Santa), Mango Black, Lemon-Ginger herbal, 6 oz Earl Grey, ~2-3 oz Monks Blend (black tea with grenadine and vanilla, but smells like butter rum), 1lb of Community Cafe De Olla coffee, ~1lb +/-, 3-Peckered Billy Goat coffee (re-gifted white elephant), a jam spoon and spreader (re-gifted white elephant), and of course for Hugo, a few bags of Lipton.

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I'll get the box in the mail early this week, to JimVH.

Edit: BTW, I was very tempted to try the green tea "bulb", that apparently blooms and/or sprouts when placed in hot water. (?) But, no, I passed that one on for someone else to try, and then tell me about it.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:12 am
by sweetandsour
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Ok, the kitchen was smelling good this afternoon. The aroma from just the herb and red bag could be a great candle scent.

Image

Anyway, my takes were a cup or 2 each of, (clockwise): whisky coffee, Russian Caravan, Czar Nicholas, Aracha Genmaicha, and Sen-Cha. Also a bag each of the Yorkshire Gold, Kirkland Green, White Peony, White Peppermint,and Lemon Green. (The Teavana spoon was already mine, and got in the pic somehow.)



Image

My puts, so far: ~2oz Blueberry Bingo, 2-3 oz Sen-Cha (courtesy of my Secret Santa), Mango Black, Lemon-Ginger herbal, 6 oz Earl Grey, ~2-3 oz Monks Blend (black tea with grenadine and vanilla, but smells like butter rum), 1lb of Community Cafe De Olla coffee, ~1lb +/-, 3-Peckered Billy Goat coffee (re-gifted white elephant), a jam spoon and spreader (re-gifted white elephant), and of course for Hugo, a few bags of Lipton.

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I'll get the box in the mail early this week, to JimVH.

Edit: BTW, I was very tempted to try the green tea "bulb", that apparently blooms and/or sprouts when placed in hot water. (?) But, no, I passed that one on for someone else to try, and then tell me about it.
Edit: Fixing some pics, and adding one.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:13 pm
by sweetandsour
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:09 am
Brigid wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:53 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
I've tried the Kirkland Green, which has a mild flavor, even with extended steep time. The enclosed card says to be sure and sprinkle matcha powder into the cup, though, which I haven't done. In fact I haven't found the matcha powder; maybe I'm over-looking it.
Shake the green teabag wrapper over your cup.
I'm thinking about a dash of angostura bitters also.
Kirkland with the powder sprinkled in the cup was much better.
The white peony was not bad with a couple dashes of bitters, and was much improved with addition of a tbls of Eagle Rare.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 am
by Pepik
How is this still a Possible Box Pass?

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:44 am
by UncleBob
Pepik wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 am
How is this still a Possible Box Pass?
It's one of those "Schrodinger's cat" things. Like Star Trek. Or Glee.

:chili:

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:03 am
by sweetandsour
Pepik wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 am
How is this still a Possible Box Pass?
It's possible there will still be some tea in the box by the time I get it to the p.o..

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 am
by Pepik
sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:03 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 am
How is this still a Possible Box Pass?
It's possible there will still be some tea in the box by the time I get it to the p.o..
Well - at least I'll have stuff to put into there for Brigid.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 am
by sweetandsour
Ok, the box is now back in the mail. Is one size larger now, btw. PM sent to JimVH with details.

Had a cup of Yorkshire Gold yesterday. Very good tea, and worth obtaining more of.

Good luck, everyone.

Oh, and btw Brigid, Merry Christmas to you also. Very nice card.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:36 am
by UncleBob

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:46 am
by hugodrax
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:36 am
I found hugodrax's favorite tea cups.
Purchase made. Delightful.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 am
by JimVH
I have the football.

Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:42 am
by sweetandsour
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:36 am
I found hugodrax's favorite tea cups.
Those are ok, but our man Hugo could do much better.