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Re: Tea

Post by joegoat » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:12 am

JimVH wrote:
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:45 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:49 am
Skip wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:43 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:57 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
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coco wrote:
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I am presently drinking Twining's Lapsang Souchong, a fine tea. Thanks, Hugo.
I am presently drinking Harney's Lapsang Souchong, a fine tea. Thanks, Amazon.
PSA: you can find Harney & Sons in a few places now, but the best bulk price I've found is still at their site.
Are any of these in tea bags? Twinings was recommended for LS in bags and I have yet to order any and I am curious. Taylor LS bags from Amazon do not have my recommendation.
I haven't seen Harney's in bags anywhere. It's the only brand I've tried.
https://www.harney.com/collections/all/ ... g-souchong
They're called "sachets" rather than bags. Hold out your pinky while you say it.
I personally go for loose tea all the way.
I think I mentioned it somewhere else, but we drink coffee and tea at Milans while smoking there. The set up is just not convenient for a few guys to have infusers there and to clean them out after use. The little "kitchen" barely has enough room for the coffee maker and the electric kettle. Comparatively, bags make it easier for folks to have tea at the same time. I have a tin of Harney's in my office at work.
Check out the sachets. They look like silk/mesh bags.
I needed a visual:
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While the quality of leaf in "sachets" is far above the powered stuff found in bags, I can't justify the outrageous price for convenience. If you're opposed to using a reusable tea strainer of some sort you might be interested in buying loose leaf tea and fill your own tea bags. They run about $5 for 100. It's the economical way to be lazy.
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Re: Tea

Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:23 pm

joegoat wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:12 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 am
Skip wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:45 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:49 am
Skip wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:43 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:57 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Skip wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:22 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:32 pm

I am presently drinking Harney's Lapsang Souchong, a fine tea. Thanks, Amazon.
PSA: you can find Harney & Sons in a few places now, but the best bulk price I've found is still at their site.
Are any of these in tea bags? Twinings was recommended for LS in bags and I have yet to order any and I am curious. Taylor LS bags from Amazon do not have my recommendation.
I haven't seen Harney's in bags anywhere. It's the only brand I've tried.
https://www.harney.com/collections/all/ ... g-souchong
They're called "sachets" rather than bags. Hold out your pinky while you say it.
I personally go for loose tea all the way.
I think I mentioned it somewhere else, but we drink coffee and tea at Milans while smoking there. The set up is just not convenient for a few guys to have infusers there and to clean them out after use. The little "kitchen" barely has enough room for the coffee maker and the electric kettle. Comparatively, bags make it easier for folks to have tea at the same time. I have a tin of Harney's in my office at work.
Check out the sachets. They look like silk/mesh bags.
I needed a visual:
Image
While the quality of leaf in "sachets" is far above the powered stuff found in bags, I can't justify the outrageous price for convenience. If you're opposed to using a reusable tea strainer of some sort you might be interested in buying loose leaf tea and fill your own tea bags. They run about $5 for 100. It's the economical way to be lazy.
Filling and sealing 100 tea bags with measured amounts of tea.
"Lazy." You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Re: Tea

Post by Fainn » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 pm

I despise tea in all of it's forms. It is from the devil.
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Re: Tea

Post by Winton » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:40 pm

Just enjoyed some Key Largo Roobis tea.

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Re: Tea

Post by A_Morley » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:42 am

Fainn wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 pm
I despise tea in all of it's forms. It is from the devil.
And suddenly the source of all of your problems, social, intellectual, and theological becomes glaringly apparent.
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Re: Tea

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:36 am

A_Morley wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:42 am
Fainn wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 pm
I despise tea in all of it's forms. It is from the devil.
And suddenly the source of all of your problems, social, intellectual, and theological becomes glaringly apparent.
A big plus 1 on Morley's observation. And you're running for office in Mississippi? Brag on how good your sweet tea is, and how much you savor a tall glass of iced sweet tea in the summer, after a hard days' work. In fact, make it your campaign mantra ... You'll be to the city what sugar and lemon is to iced tea, etc. You're a politician man, for crying out loud, lie if you have to. After all, you're right next to Louisiana.
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Re: Tea

Post by JimVH » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:56 am

JimVH wrote:
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coco wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:51 am
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The green teas I've tried always seem bitter. Makes me wonder if I'm doin it wrong.
While green tea is more bitter than black, you should make sure to try steeping it with the proper water temperature, if you have not yet done so. Shoot for 140°F - 185°F. The boiling point of water is 212°F, so just let the water cool for a few minutes after the kettle whistles before steeping.
Yep. I'm doin' it wrong.
I know you've all been on pins and needles concerned about my green tea dilemma, so here's an update:

I lowered the steeping temperature and it did help with the bitterness. I then switched to gunpowder green tea and that brought more improvement. I still don't get it, though. After I finish a cup I'm left with a 'what's the point feeling', completely unsatisfied. I've decided I'm just not a green tea guy.

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Re: Tea

Post by A_Morley » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:46 am

I'm still not sure weather my trademark Irish Breakfast tastes better out of my Shakespeare mug with the chip in the rim or out of my favorite green mug. I'd do a comparison, but I don't actually care.
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Re: Tea

Post by A_Morley » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:58 pm

I'm just now brewing up a pot of a fairly standard English breakfast blend that, somewhat uncharacteristically, contains a portion of Keemun. A local blender makes it up for me in a continued effort to find an ideal combination of Assam, Ceylon, and China black teas. Any of the two can be combined, but mixing the three together soon proves more daunting a task than one might realize initially.
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Re: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Pretty sure this thread is kosher.
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Re: Tea

Post by joegoat » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:50 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:23 pm
joegoat wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:12 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 am
Skip wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:45 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:49 am
Skip wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:43 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:57 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Skip wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:22 pm

PSA: you can find Harney & Sons in a few places now, but the best bulk price I've found is still at their site.
Are any of these in tea bags? Twinings was recommended for LS in bags and I have yet to order any and I am curious. Taylor LS bags from Amazon do not have my recommendation.
I haven't seen Harney's in bags anywhere. It's the only brand I've tried.
https://www.harney.com/collections/all/ ... g-souchong
They're called "sachets" rather than bags. Hold out your pinky while you say it.
I personally go for loose tea all the way.
I think I mentioned it somewhere else, but we drink coffee and tea at Milans while smoking there. The set up is just not convenient for a few guys to have infusers there and to clean them out after use. The little "kitchen" barely has enough room for the coffee maker and the electric kettle. Comparatively, bags make it easier for folks to have tea at the same time. I have a tin of Harney's in my office at work.
Check out the sachets. They look like silk/mesh bags.
I needed a visual:
Image
While the quality of leaf in "sachets" is far above the powered stuff found in bags, I can't justify the outrageous price for convenience. If you're opposed to using a reusable tea strainer of some sort you might be interested in buying loose leaf tea and fill your own tea bags. They run about $5 for 100. It's the economical way to be lazy.
Filling and sealing 100 tea bags with measured amounts of tea.
"Lazy." You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means.
Sorry, I am the type of guy who goes to the trouble of scrounging lead pipe from junk yards, cutting it to usable sizes, melting it down, casting ingots, then melting those ingots again to cast muzzleloader bullets. I guess lazy is a relative term. :lol:
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Re: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:33 pm

joegoat wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:50 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:23 pm
joegoat wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:12 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 am
Skip wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:45 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:49 am
Skip wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:43 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:57 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:59 pm

Are any of these in tea bags? Twinings was recommended for LS in bags and I have yet to order any and I am curious. Taylor LS bags from Amazon do not have my recommendation.
I haven't seen Harney's in bags anywhere. It's the only brand I've tried.
https://www.harney.com/collections/all/ ... g-souchong
They're called "sachets" rather than bags. Hold out your pinky while you say it.
I personally go for loose tea all the way.
I think I mentioned it somewhere else, but we drink coffee and tea at Milans while smoking there. The set up is just not convenient for a few guys to have infusers there and to clean them out after use. The little "kitchen" barely has enough room for the coffee maker and the electric kettle. Comparatively, bags make it easier for folks to have tea at the same time. I have a tin of Harney's in my office at work.
Check out the sachets. They look like silk/mesh bags.
I needed a visual:
Image
While the quality of leaf in "sachets" is far above the powered stuff found in bags, I can't justify the outrageous price for convenience. If you're opposed to using a reusable tea strainer of some sort you might be interested in buying loose leaf tea and fill your own tea bags. They run about $5 for 100. It's the economical way to be lazy.
Filling and sealing 100 tea bags with measured amounts of tea.
"Lazy." You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means.
Sorry, I am the type of guy who goes to the trouble of scrounging lead pipe from junk yards, cutting it to usable sizes, melting it down, casting ingots, then melting those ingots again to cast muzzleloader bullets. I guess lazy is a relative term. :lol:
Yes. The term you are looking for is "nuts."
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Re: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:43 pm

I'm enjoying iced tea from Taco Villa.
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Re: Tea

Post by coco » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:51 pm

Lapsang Souchong in a Grateful Dead mug
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Re: Tea

Post by A_Morley » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:08 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Lapsang Souchong in a Grateful Dead mug
I approve of half of that sentence.
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Re: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:34 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:08 pm
coco wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Lapsang Souchong in a Grateful Dead mug
I approve of half of that sentence.
I approve of the whole damned thing. He's drinking tea out of a mug. My reaction to the drug addled weirdos on the mug is hardly germane.

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Re: Tea

Post by A_Morley » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 am

The wait is the hardest part. Somebody should write a song about that.
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Re: Tea

Post by coco » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:00 am

A_Morley wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 am
The wait is the hardest part. Somebody should write a song about that.
Most are too petty to do so.
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Re: Tea

Post by JimVH » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 am

coco wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:00 am
A_Morley wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 am
The wait is the hardest part. Somebody should write a song about that.
Most are too petty to do so.
It's the anticipation. It's keepin' me waitin'.

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Re: Tea

Post by A_Morley » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:01 pm

I'm on my fourth cup. I'm slipping.
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