thai tea steeper/infuser

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Hello,
i'm trying to find thai tea steeper/infuser and having hard time doing
that. i'm in nyc. i went to thai store on Mosco st in chinatown but
the guy said he ran out. i tried almost every store/supermarket in
that area and noone has it. i tried searching amazon and the web but
all i could find was a steel steeper/infuser. can anyone suggest a
thai specialty store in ny metro area or a site on the web where i can
find it?
thanks


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Try Upton tea.  Plastic net and empty tea bag offerings.     Toci


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Question - what's the difference between a Thai infuser and any other
infuser?  Just curious - I've never heard of a Thai Tea Infuser
before.

Desirea


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Thai iced tea is made with a finely powdered material.  Sometimes it's just
tea, but more often it has some star anise and poontalai added to it in order
to use cheaper tea with less of an anise flavour to it.  But the stuff is
so fine that it would go right through a conventional tea basket.
--scott
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"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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On May 30, 7:01 pm, klu...@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
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I see - not to do a plug for my store, but I think I have a product
that might help.  The IngenuiTEA has a filter at the bottom that is
extremely fine - similar to that of a permanent mesh coffee filter.
Also, I think paper filters would work as well.  Wouldn't a french
press work too?  If you'd like a coupon for my store, just email me.

IngenuiTEA
http://shop.steepingpot.com/proddetail.php?prod=TSP16OZ
Paper Filters
http://shop.steepingpot.com/proddetail.php?prod=TSP100F

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A french press would leak a lot, and I suspect that the IngenuiTEA would
as well.  Paper coffee filters are the usual solution these days... usually
folks will make a large quantity at a time and stick it in the fridge, so
you need a large filter that won't clog.
--scott


--
"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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All the actual Thai people I know use drip coffeemakers to make their
iced tea.

The real problem is getting high quality tea.  Too much of the Thai tea
powder you see in the US is cut with cheaper teas and has coloring added.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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