What's /ck/ brewing up?
It's a Noveltea to drink some Qualitea !
OP your post was cute and i like it. very wholesome content, 10/10
i'm not a big tea drinker but i'm trying to do the whole green tea in the morning thing. does anyone know what i can add to it to make it a little easier to drink besides honey/sugar? looking to spice it up a little
OP here. Yeah I know that feel, pretty sure people think i'm gay for loving tea so much.
Constant Comment is also great and popular with people who usually don't like hot tea so well.
My dream is to someday find a cozy tea cafe where I can go and chill for the day. A place that's never busy and lots of space to find a nice little spot to listen to music or read a book, and maybe someday going there long enough I could find a women who shares the same passion of tea as me to be with.
>tfw this cost me less than 50$
should probably last for atleast 3 months of daily drinking
Right there with you man. If I can't find one, then I'm going to make one. Have a little teahouse with all the best oolongs and matcha, big overstuffed chairs, soft jazz and classical playing in the back, and monthly rotation of great books on sale or in a lending library. Here's hoping you find your paradise, friend.
pic unrelated, blooming tea is a novelty at best
backing up what >>7306976 said.
Tea isn't supposed to be bitter. If it is your letting it steep for to long or you're just using shitty tea.
If you want good tea you need loose tea instead of bags. Sencha is pretty good green tea. Genmaicha as well.
I didn't know drinking green tea in the morning is a thing, Why is it though. Just drink whatever tea you like at whatever moment you like.
>live in the city
>comfy cafes are overcrowded and loud
>live in the sticks
>no tea cafes, let alone comfy
>live in the suburban areas
>cafes are chains and not comfy
Ceylon green tea. Step it up plebs, I'm telling you.
I'm always on the lookout for a cozy tea lounge, we need more folks like you who can envision such a concept.
i know that feel in fact:
>live in the sticks
>would love to OWN a tea house
>people wouldn't drink anything that isn't mountain dew or ranch dressing
I live in an area bordered by universities.
I'd have thd exact opposite problem in which I'd have hipsters shit on the vibe of a quant, comfy oriental teahouse with a zen garden and coy pond, and all the accroutrements.
My zen is a warm gun for hipster untermensch trash. Worse than fuckin' daesh.
Reishi mushroom tea with honey and a little lemon, great for all your body's systems; i swear a regimen of the above once a day is good when you've got a ladyfriend. Good fucky fucky.
Ancient Chinese secret.
Left: one or two in my thermos on the daily (coffee in morning, tea during day)
Right : when I'm feeling fruity or very late so I don't want more caffeine (which is rare)
Left: haven't had it in a long time but it had a nice deep flavor albeit mild
Right: yet to taste it. Green tea with pineapple and strawberry bits along with other things. Smells like amazing gummy worms
Very very cheap black tea. Simple with no frills. As stated i drink a thermos of it everyday. Better than water in every way.
Maybe look up "gunpowder green tea" you inbred. As for the the "flavoring" I was gonna point that out since I'm sure whatever that is, its what's giving it the ungodly strong scent. Tisane (or herbal tea) tend to have a long list of hodgepodge ingredients. They're almost always pretty expensive so I don't pick them up much. That tea in the picture was a Christmas gift.
Why do a lot of loose leaf teas from China sound like they're martial arts moves?
Are they really traditional Chinese teas or something American companies got into and started giving names on?
Honestly 6/10 would consider doing it again
Anyone tried a "tea press"?
>be at home
>sit in comfy chair, brew oolong, be comfy
>be at work
>want something warm to drink when working
>drink cup after cup of easily bittered, unpleasant store brand teabags
mine is kinda like that except I just press them downwards when they're done brewing so they don't float around
it seems like a bad idea overall because the tea just gets bitter over time because the leaves are still in the water so I'll probably get a new pot soon
The press on the one I have pushes the tea into the bottom portion of the infuser, and acts like a seal preventing the tea from coming into contact with the rest of the water.
And I'd presume that the compressed tea that can't freely mix with water grows bitter more slowly.
tea stock currently consists of ceylon, black currant, masala chai, dan cong oolong (GOAT), white peony, and some herbals.
I usually brew in either a single serving mug/basket or my cast iron pot.
What is it like? I am bit distrustfull about that, since Ceylon produce mainly mediocre black tea.
Ad right one: When i worked in tearoom, we had something similiar. All the old, unsellable tea put together, mixed with spice. Fancy name and you still sell it. Well, it wasnt THAT bad, just overpriced for what it was.
>I hated selling that shit to people.
I am not sure, but i think those are traditional names. Do you mean original names (Long Jing, Tie Guanyin, Yin Zhen, etc) or translations (Dragon Well, Iron Goddes of Mercy, Silver Needles)?
DESU i named quite a few characters in MMOs i play after teas, because they have badass names.
Be sure to share results, anon!
I haven't had tea in a while, but tonight I'm gonna brew up some oriental beauty. I been a lot more interested in coffee lately.
i got it from silkroadteas but they don't have it atm. hopefully these guys carry a good stock: http://www.teaspring.com/Buddha-Hand.asp or http://www.teacuppa.com/Buddha-Hand-Oolong-Tea.asp
>they don't dip malt biscuits into their Australian afternoon tea
I have no idea why that picture was so blurry.
Let me describe it: strong taste of ginseng, a mild natural sweetness.
Possibly the brand?
A lot of tea cultivars are named after colors but I've never ever heard of a turqoise tea.
cui yu - jade
jin xuan - golden lily
da hong pao - great red robe
qing xing - green heart
>mfw never have to go out to buy matcha lattes again
Trying the tea press.
I guess it's alright, though I'd have to use it more to say much about it. The bottom portion of the infuser, which the tea is pressed into, seems more or less sealed off.
>Yeah I know that feel, pretty sure people think i'm gay for loving tea so much.
do you perhaps live in the land of the burgers?
cooking up some nice valley darjeeling drinkin cherry coke and johnny walker
sounds like a decent mixture desu, one cold one hot. today was a really weird day, lots of shit to think about.
I spend $60 a week on Japanese imported tea
I'm drinking Winterberry. it's good but very tart. i would like tea that is not so tart.
I had this super cheap sencha I put onto an o-cha order way back when and I decided to pair it with a not very sweet strawberry ice cream I got from a local place. It's fucking amazing, passed all expectations (which were close to 0 but that's not the point)
Not him, but if I had that kind of budget I could do the same without hording, I drink 5+ cups a day
Get one of these m8, it change my office life.
I microwave 2 cups of water for a couple of minutes until boiling, add some lipton bags, and steep for 15 minutes. Then I remove the bags, stir in 2 cups of sugar, and pour it all into a pitcher. Pour six cups of cool water on top of that and add a bit of mint to garnish if you want to get fancy with it.
I've been drinking mighty leaf tea bags for a couple of months; so good. I don't add anything to it; just the water and tea.
Decided to step it up a bit and use real leaves so got a sampler pack and some cups.
Did I do alright? Pic is related.
What type of filter is recommended for tea (silicone, plastic, cloth, or anything)? I've read somewhere that the metal filter is harmful for tea. Maybe for antioxidant content.
America has successfully disfigured tea in this society. Over 80% of all tea consumed here is ice tea which makes me sad knowing people don't know anything beyond black tea doused in sugar and corn syrup.
Somehow managing to be worse than coffee elitists
I make sure to get my strawberry tea in my mustache when i drink my first cup and it gently smells like tea with strawberry all day ^_^
It still feels like I'm doing it very wrong (I just pour water over it, cover the cup and wait for 3 minutes).
It even tastes like plain water with little to no flavor.
I just want to make acceptable tea for myself, since I can't stand drinking coffee.
And I usually get Oolong.
Tea rookie here. I usually drink PG tips but I recently bought pic related which was nice. Almost a tobacco flavour to it. What should I try next as a beginner? I really don't like flavoured teas as it doesn't really taste like tea but overpowered spices.
I have a pretty bad sweet tooth, so this sweetish tea satisfies my cravings for sweet stuff. It's cheap, pleb, but tastes dope.
I'm trying Verdant tea out currently. Planning to put in an order once February comes around as they're doing CNY sales. If you like jasmine tea, they do a white jasmine which is probably the only jasmine I've ever liked. They've also got a supplier who specialises in tieguanyin oolongs, and one that specialises in long jing.
Anyone have one of this things? how is it?
Yeah I know... I fucking love sweet though, but doing hardcore diet ATM (132lbs in 6 months... it's not fun, beginning to question if reaching this goal is worth it when life is so shitty while getting there).
Good news is that after a while it doesn't taste artificial and disgusting anymore.
Germany. I'm mostly looking to import from some trustworthy place in China so I don't have to pay markups that the shops here like to put on their products. I used to order shincha from a local shop until I realized that I could get better product for half the price if I ordered it from Japan.
Fleurdecafe (I just checked) also delivers in Germany. They get their tea from the source themselves (biggest independent in NL), and have the highest quality tea available (as far as I'm concerned). For measure, dragon pearls are about 10.50/100 grams. Haven't tried their new dragon eyes yet, which are supposed to be even better.
I think you are reading that correctly.
I have no clue what the process of dragon eyes is (no other webshop seems to sell it), so I can't say if that's good or not. They do tend to be the first for many teas though, again because of their direct contacts with farmers.
Got this in the mail a few weeks ago.
Not only is the infuser great for cleaning, but the cup itself feels good to hold in my hand. Its roundness fits perfectly in my palms when not using the handle. It also has a magnifying affect because of how round it is which makes the colors pop out more.
I call it the Venus cup because it looks like a planet when fully infused.
I've been drinking masala chai made the traditional way, but I'm trying to cut back on sugar so I'm having jasmine tea w/ lemon and a bit of honey.
Pic is of the masala chai I have that I found via google.
Tea infuser of the future.
I got you senpai
I bought it from one of those "organic" grocery stores. I guess to appease their mentally ill soccer mom customers they have to put "gluten free" on everything.
>Hōjicha (Houjicha) (ほうじ茶?) is a Japanese green tea. It is distinctive from other Japanese green teas because it is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, whereas most Japanese teas are steamed. The tea is fired at a high temperature, altering the leaf color tints from green to reddish-brown.
It tastes quite nutty, with a hint of caramel.
>"The tea boils at different temperatures"
>Temperature doesn't seem to be user-programmable, using instead the company's own capsules: will likely be expensive out the ass
>$1300 for a glorified kettle with extra bells
No thks, m80
This is not my bag. It infuses for like 4 seconds per infusion profile run.
$199 - maybe. There's people who could afford to try it.
$1299 - kiss my asshole with your tongue out.
Yeah, for being a shitty, cash-grab company, this infuser is the shit. There's some tricks to cleaning that you'll learn in the first 10 or so washes. After that though it's smooth sailing for a damn long time.
I want to get the glass one.
Tried some Wuliang Golden today. Not very impressed. Maybe I just don't appreciate black teas that much because it didn't taste that different from much cheaper assam or darjeeling or whatever.
No, what I mean by 'black oolong' is the category of oolong, with high oxidation levels, that produce a brown colour when brewed rather than yellow/green. It has a roasted, sweet and mellow taste usually, and is quite distinct from black teas like assam.
I'm still drinking lots of leftover holiday teas. This one's pretty good. The candy cane one is weird as hell, but I started using the tea water from it to make a sort of peppermint-ish hot chocolate. Not bad at all.
When I drink Oolong I feel like a mountain man in a cabin brewing up a tin pot over the brick fire place. The nutty roasted wooden flavor gives me the feeling of being a man rolling up my sleeves and getting to work.
I've been meaning to try more teas. So far I've gotten through Long Jing, Oolong and Matcha, along with standard black teas like earl grey etc, which I liked the first, didn't really enjoy the second (may try another cup now) and loved the latter enough to buy a proper set to prepare it. Any Aussies living in Brisbane know any good tea places? T2 seems like commercialized shit, but it's the only place I know of that's close to me.
Thinking of trying Sencha next, or some sort of white/silver tea. Really want to get my hands on some red tea as well.
>ceylon green tea
learn your roasting before you post, pleb. go look at monkey picked oolong, drink it, then tell me who the peasant is.
mind you, the best tea that you can find is often in the small pleb tea store that doesnt charge an arm and a leg for some ceylon shit that all of sri-lanka pumps out.
I started having that with cold sensations since the last time I got a tooth cleaning procedure done by my dentist. Pretty annoying when brushing your teeth or drinking cold stuff but at least I can still drink hot tea.
Have you had a filling in that tooth before?
I had one in one of my teeth and everytime I had something hot or cold, it had a weird sensation in it. Turns out, botched filling job, needed to go get a root canal after my face started swelling up. Watch that.
I bought these recently, a bit disappointed with the gunpowder green (thought it would be smokey, but it's not at all) and the marrakech mint (not very minty at all), but I love the genmaicha and the jasmine dragon pearls
Here's a picture from a tea house in the city god temple in Shanghai, came with some tea eggs- (quail), some really good tofu and some sweets.
I've been drinking 3 cups of pic related daily after hearing spearmint reduces body hair growth. Started around new years and it seems to be working but that might just be placebo. Can anyone else vouch for its effects? Should I be using something more potent than this herbal blend?
fuck me, my local shitmart stopped stocking both the bigelow mint medley and the plantation mint
the fuck you got against hot minty tea, shitmart
did the NSA tell you I haven't been dumping my mandatory two cups of sugar in
Anyone else find that a good vape flavor complements tea really well? Yea I know,
>dude vape lmao
I actually really find that dark desserty flavors complement fruity teas and vice versa.
>almost a tobacco flavour to it
man I'm sold, thanks for the insight
anybody knows how their aromatic earl gray is?
just found it for dirt cheap on amazon and I'm wondering if it would be worth it
anyway right now I'm drinking loose leaf twinings gunpowder tea and I'm looking for something with more character
you have any advice family?
and another thing
should gunpowder green tea produce a green colored water or yellow-pale orange colored water?
Throw it in the trash in favor of based Aguave. Your body metabolizes it better and I happen to prefer the taste.
>Do you guys usually put honey in your tea?
I used to when I drank english breakfast in the morning tho
the honey was some kind of acacia honey bought from a friend of my fathers and it did very well
also bonus question
how's Ahmad tea in general?
>Alright. Is it just not accepted to add something sweet to your tea?
>bothering about what others prefer
nothing is "unacceptable", If anybody tell you otherwise disregard all of what he says
drink tea how you prefer it
if you're asking about what's common then it depends on the tea - it's not common to put sugar in green tea, let alone milk, but it's historically very common to put milk in English breakfast
so anything goes as long as you like it
I wish the west would finally adopt that term.
Black tea just sounds murky like coffee.
Red tea sounds like vine elegant wine.
>generic name for teas from Ceylon
This, I think. I'm not very good at names, but I kind of thought saying "a ceylon" would imply a generic, kind of shitty black tea of dubious roast.
Oh my no! no the reason women don't like those guys is because they're exceedingly boring! Just a book to quote, and tea to drink, It's not that 'oh gurls juts wanna hav fun' it's just they never really have anything interesting to talk about, and everything they do talk about you could hear from any other dime a dozen dude whose writing a book about their old tried and told introspection on life.
Probably a long shot but anyone knows where can i get some tea in mexico?
I have been drinking this sencha for months.
okay motherfuckers. I'm getting real sick of Teavana's horse shit.
12.98 for 2oz of some actually decent stuff.
there are only 15 tbsp per 2 oz
3 tsp per doublesize cup.
ONLY 5 CUPS FOR $13 - $2.60 a cup!?!???
Teavana ain't organic.
People are drinking their pesticides in a cup synthetically altered chemicalized "tea".
How much did the Chasen and Chasaku set you back? I know mine blew me around 50aud, although the Chasen was made in good old nippon, and I was willing to spend the cash because by god do I love Matcha.
It was 20 bucks for the chasen, and two dollars for the chasaku. Their bowls were pretty overpriced so I just make it in a rice bowl. The tea itself was $20/oz. I know it can get really expensive if you want the best quality. They were also selling Koicha and Usucha but that would have gone over my budget.
What's the best tea to go with lemon? Earl Grey doesn't work.