Hi, /jp/! It's been a while since the last thread....
I like tea. Do you like tea?
Let's discuss tea.
dens has a 3 dollar sampler that has a pretty thick booklet about brew times/temps and introduces you to a decent variety of green teas.
It also has a coupon for 3 dollars off any order with them. Might be worth peeking at.
I'm more of a coffee drinker, myself. However, Japanese sencha is to die for. I sometimes get the really good stuff at a tea store nearby. Anyone else living in Japan drink the bottled green tea by Itoen? That stuff is really good, too.
I bought a nice tea set for my birthday
I want to make nice tea. What is a nice tea to buy? I like a lot, but I do not like raspberry or grapefruit. I had grapefruit tea yesterday and it was bad.
I've developed a six cup a day habit of coffee and cheap black tea and now if I try to quit I get headaches
Yeah, I used to lovingly brew my own masala tea in whole milk from loose leaves and hand-ground spices but when I started living alone it was cheaper and more convenient to buy Irish Breakfast and Russian Caravan bags in bulk and just steep it in microwaved water. Now I drink two or three cups of black coffee or tea every morning and at least three to five more cups of black tea througout the day and stopping for even two days gives me headaches and severe insomnia. I really don't think this is healthy.
Tea isn't really bitter unless you make it that way. It's just kind of strong compared to other hot drinks. If your tea is noticeably bitter then either you're drinking tea that's meant to be bitter or you've brewed it way too long.
I tend to drink Chinese white teas, like baihao yinzhen and bai mudan, since they have such a light and refreshing taste. I really want to try white darjeeling, but I have no idea where I can purchase it. Help please?
Been thinking about getting an ubaguchi kettle
I've really been getting into Longjing, though occasionally switch back to Kyoto Gyokuro. My taste is suffering because I'm poor.
When I'm too lazy for loose leaf, I just have some genmaicha or average peppermint.
I think you might be brewing it wrong, then. Steppe it at a lower temperature homie.
When I went to japan, I tried to tell them I would drink anything but green tea, because I hate the stuff. Somehow I fucked up and they thought it was my favorite, so I got it at every meal.
We went to a tea ceremony at the high school club, and I know you're supposed to take it in 3 sips or whatever, but it took me like 17 because that shit was piping hot and foul as fuck. 2nd worst thing I've ever tasted. Then they gave us some awful-ass candy whatevers, which were the 1st worst thing I've ever tasted.
Later, after we played basketball against some class, they had a water cooler and I got a cup because I'm tired and thirsty obviously. Turns out, it was ice-cold green motherfucking tea. Actually better cold than hot, but still.
I'm a fucking weeb, but I do not have Japanese taste buds.
I haven't made tea for almost a month because my family accidentally broke my kyusu and I have been meaning to fix it via a poor man's kintsugi, but I am afraid it is going to look like a 3rd grader fixed it as I have no artistic talent. I should have just bought a new one. I like sencha and genmaicha tea.
I have an electric kettle with temperature settings and used to prepare it according to the instructions, but that aside, overbrewing makes tea bitter, not sweet. Gyokuro just doesn't do anything for me.
most puerh should be able to last 10+ infusions. part of what makes it so great
i like taiwan tea the best. currently drinking classics charcoal roasted tgy and jin xuan. wish i could have more in stock or just better tea but not enough money. I cant even drink
I've been feeling tea-curious lately, problem is I don't know anything. Is there any nice site about making tea I could read?
Till now I've only had crappy teabags that taste like muddy water.
like I said, dens tea has a really thick how-to book along with some samplers of some nice tea for 3 dollars.
If you ever wanted to get into greens, it's a really good starting place and a pretty interesting read.
Black tea with lemon.
Comfy and warming, yet refreshing. Two spoons of sugar, squash the lemon to shit with your spoon.
A piece of heaven right there.
Are you meant to heat the milk before adding it? Adding cold milk makes the tea lukewarm.
What do you think of Teavana? I like their tea with candied fruit inside, it makes for tasty tea.
theyre overpriced but their leaves arent too bad. I've had afew things from them and it's mostly alright.
I'd stick to stuff not tied into the starbucks monopoly though, honestly.
Last new years they gave me my tea for free just because they wanted to. The quality is okay though if you have the extra money to waste it's okay if there's nothing else around.
Let's not forget chai. That stuff is to die for. Especially when you mix it with milk. Heaven.
>Especially when you mix it with milk.
You're supposed to brew it in milk actually. Indian tea is made specifically with milk in mind, which is part of the reason it's so often heavily spiced or flavored with things like almonds, since it's inevitably less strong than tea brewed in water. This also makes ideal for dipping things like tea biscuits and rusk. That watery shit you get at Starbucks isn't chai.