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*puts the kettle on*


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Originally posted by Motley:
What about bubbletea?

I was initiated to bubbletea by Froggy, in a small green cafe in London, where I drank mango fruit tea with large black tapioca balls through an enormous straw.

Now it seems they have tiny Bubbleology tea shops springing up everywhere, which may be over rated - I liked it better when part of a meal.

I haven't tried it yet because the idea of one of those tapioca pearls getting stuck in the straw and then having to suuuuuck until it flies up my throat and kills me scares the shit out of me. (Yeah, I'm weird.)
The tea shops annoy me to no end. They are the harbingers of gentrification - a fad hipster thing that suddenly pops up everywhere and if you don't like it you're not cool.
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Originally posted by Jena:
wait, people put the tea in the mug of water BEFORE they microwave it?? I can sort of understand heating the water in the microwave if you don't have a kettle (I DO, Smaug!) and not getting it quite to boiling so the tea is weak, but putting the tea bag in the microwave?? That's just gross.
When we were in NZ, Psi asked if I'd mind making him a cup of tea. I then explained my method of making a cup of tea:
  • Fill cup with cold water.
  • Put tea bag in water.
  • Put cup in microwave.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Add a bit more cold water.

    The look of horror and disbelief on his face was priceless.

    Chinese tea houses were quite popular back in the day, as a way to while away mornings. The tea houses began serving little appetizers with the tea, and eventually these evolved into the modern dim sum restaurants.


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    That's how my mum made tea. And she'd just let the tea bag in there while she drank it. She added some milk, too.

    She often wondered why I never liked tea.



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    [ETA: Oh, man. Spamming in the tea thread. Be glad I'm the one who got this, because they other mods? They'd cut you. - DiD]

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    I like tea.

    I like serving bettyjmaar tea and pushing her over a cliff as she drinks it.

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    I've read this thread right through and have found NO mention of a teapot! Does anybody make tea in a pot anymore, when making multiple cups for friends (in cups and saucers no less?)


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    I am the only one who likes tea and I don't really have friends come and visit and I haven't gotten into loose tea yet, so no teapot here.



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    i mostly make my tea in a pot, when i'm at home. i've become lazy recently, and haven't used leaves so much, but when i use leaves, i use a pot. i have a perfect little teapot that my mother made, that is JUST the right size for my favourite mug. it's gorgeous. i should take a photo and post it, right?

    anyway. yes. mostly pot. and if i'm going to be making tea for lots of people, ALWAYS a pot. i have a nice big one for up to 6 cups.


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    I make my tea in a pot, and then any I don't drink right away gets put in the fridge for iced tea.


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    quote:
    Originally posted by Motley:
    I've read this thread right through and have found NO mention of a teapot! Does anybody make tea in a pot anymore, when making multiple cups for friends (in cups and saucers no less?)


    If I ever entertained anyone else who liked tea I would have a teapot. Instead, at work I use this weird tea steeper thing that works with loose leaf, and drains when you put it on top of a cup. It works quite well for one large mug.

    If that thing hadn't been sitting around the office for some reason I probably would have just gone with a tea ball.


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    Oh good. All this talk of microwaves was making me nervous.


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    Cold-press coffee.

    Maximum caffeine intake and smooth.


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    Cold-press coffee.

    Maximum caffeine intake and smooth.


    I keep reading about this and thinking I should try it.



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    Angry Orchard Cider is pretty badass.


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    I have recently discovered that I like rooibos, aka red bush. It was a bit of a two cups situation though, i.e., for the first couple of cups your tastebuds aren't sure what to make of it but then they realize that it's meant to taste like that and it's all good.


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    I forgot about this thread!

    Years later and my favourite teas are Williamson's Assam and Taylors of Harrogate Assam.

    I got back into coffee, but I'm still searching for just the right version. I do know I generally prefer Sumatra over African coffees and Guatemala/Peru over Mexico/Bolivia.

    I got some from a roaster in Maine, because they were featured in an NPR story about Cascara Tea - it involves the husk of the coffee cherry and it does smell amazing. Tastewise, it's... weird. I think cold-brew method would be better, and I'll try it sometime. The coffees I bought are OK, but... the taste is slightly burnt and it's turning me off. It's not as good as the Stumptown coffee I tried.

    Cold brew coffee is indeed amazing! I just have to remember that if I want it, I have to do it the night before.

    I also bought a ridiculously expensive coffee grinder and I think it's amazing. It's a Baratza Preciso. Dad does only automatic drip, but I needed something that would grind from pressure espresso machine (yes, I know it's not proper espresso) to French press and this thing certainly does that!



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    I just bought a lovely masala chai from a market vendor in Winchester. Beautiful tea.


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    I was given a tin of fancy (fabric!) tea bags for Christmas.
    Excited to try it, it's "spiced holiday tea".


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    I want to try the sekrit santa tea that was sent across the pond. Silly me. Should have kept it!


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