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Sharing place for Tea nerds :D

A place to share tips, brewing methods, tea brands, types etc for all who enjoy the tea in all its glorious forms. .green, black, rooibos, camomile.....and many many more
I have become an unashamed tea nerd.

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  • HozanHozan Veteran

    DhammaDragonVastmindwojciech
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    We were given three sample bottled cold teas. Very nice, small amount of cane sugar but water is sweet anyway ...

    Gonna make a jug of tea later to cool. What? Maybe just green and zest ... or fresh ginger root peelings ...

    DhammaDragonHozan
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    I buy my pure matcha from a German drugstore because it is inexpensive.
    Then I drink matcha (2%), green tea and herbal tea varieties from Pukkha and Yogi brands.
    I like ginseng, tulsi, ginger and adore Pukkha's "Three Licorice" as a sort of after-dinner dessert.

    Hozanlobster
  • KeromeKerome Did I fall in the forest? Europe Veteran

    I drink Twinnings chamomile snore-EZ, English breakfast tea, early grey, green tea, lapsang souchong, fresh mint tea from mint I grow on the balcony, and sometimes a bit of yerba mate. So I'm about as much as a tea nerd as a coffee nerd.

    I do go out of my way to find a really nice lapsang souchong though, I just love the smokey flavour. The organic stall on the market has a nice one, but there is some variation and there are some lovely tea shops around which sell speciality ones.

    lobster
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    lobsterDhammaDragonwojciech
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    My current stock

  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    I have completely forgotten mate tea!!
    I drink a lot of mate tea from the gourd, especially here in Argentina...

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    I have this...

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    DhammaDragon
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Love to try the real deal like in your photo @DhammaDragon . What I have is nice but obviously the way you have it brewed there looks great!

  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    Yerba mate in tea bags tastes so much better when drank with hot milk, as a chai tea, @Hozan.
    The real deal can be shocking for the gringos :3
    It takes some getting used to...

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Yo soy gringo. Guidado gringo!

    DhammaDragon
  • KeromeKerome Did I fall in the forest? Europe Veteran

    When I first started drinking Yerba Mate I got some Mate Cocido which came in standard tea bags. It's apparently something less strong which they give to children amongst others. Might be worth a try for those who want something less strong.

    Personally I didn't think the normal Mate had anything wrong with it, but then I like strong teas.

    Hozan
  • wojciechwojciech I yam whatever you say I yam Veteran

    Green tea with a bit of mint...all the way B)

    Hozan
  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    I used to buy my mum Captain Scotts extra strong tea, she would leave the tea-bag in as well, gawd!!

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Mother, would you like a cup of tea to chew on....?

    marcitko
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    @Kerome said:
    When I first started drinking Yerba Mate I got some Mate Cocido which came in standard tea bags. It's apparently something less strong which they give to children amongst others. Might be worth a try for those who want something less strong.

    Personally I didn't think the normal Mate had anything wrong with it, but then I like strong teas.

    "Mate cocido" is usually yerba mate drank with hot milk, as the Indian chai tea.
    Children drink that a lot.
    Mate drank from the gourd is very strong and not for the faint of heart.
    It was the only beverage that kept me awake in the long nights that I had to study for college exams.

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Have I committed a Tea Crime? One mug. One bag of Peppermint Tea. One bag of Camomile Tea.
    I call it Peppermile ! Have I sinned?

    lobster
  • HozanHozan Veteran

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    It is sacrilicious !

    karastilobster
  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Veteran

    You broke tea purity law :open_mouth: :lol:

    I find I don't drink much tea in the summer. I do make iced green tea which is quite good. But i most drink just water or fruit-infused water. In the winter, I can hardly manage to drink water, it just tastes off. So then I drink tea by the gallon. Oddly, I still drink coffee in the summer so it's not just the warmer temp that turns me off of tea. Not sure what it is!

    Hozan
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Absolutely, you have sinned! It's called Chamomint!! I mean to say, really!!

    Hozan
  • Discovered a "Dirty Chai Latte" recently at a coffee shop. That's a masala chai latte with a shot of espresso. What an odd and flavorful combo. Can't take the high sugar content of the masala, so I brew Celestial Chai tea and add a shot of pressed french roast coffee and enjoy one every morning now.

    lobster
  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Veteran

    I looove masala chai. I make my own so it varies a little in flavor every time. That way, there is no sugar. Most coffee shops use syrups to flavor, but it's so much better if you use loose spices. Cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom pods, black pepper, fennel, star anise, a little ginger. And then the black tea. I don't always put fennel or ginger. Some people I know put coriander, but it has such a specific taste i do not like it in my masala. The flavors are really rich if you make your own because you have to grind them just before making the tea. I love the process which is why I do it myself. Cardamom pods can be really expensive though, so I buy them online.

    lobsterHozan
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Masala tea! [lobster swoons]

    Here is my secret recipe [not so secret anymore - somebody has tried to steal it - so don't click on the tealchemy link on the page ...]
    http://yinyana.tumblr.com/day/2012/12/30

    Here it is again without the mantra, which somone is trying to 'verify'
    https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=11722#p170116

    My method takes six hours ...

    Here is the rushed version - pah!
    https://www.keeperofthehome.org/how-to-make-real-indian-masala-chai-tea-in-5-minutes-2

    You can even get [blasphemous] masala tea bags ... and for the coffee heretics, Jaffna coffee is a masala coffee ...

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