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Green tea suggestion
I am new to regular tea drinking. I have read about the qualities and virtues of green tea. Whether they are true or not is not important. What I am looking for is a green tea that has more flavor ...
16 years ago 12
 
Water and your tea
Dear Tea lovers: I would like to know what kind of water do you use during your tea brewing. Spring water or mineral water? I use Evian or Mont Fleur(French Mineral water) or Pits( Austrilian spring ...
16 years ago 15
 
How many of us are really drinking pure Drajeeling tea?
Dear tea lovers: I will talk about something really more sensitive and more political matter about Darjeeling tea. We might all know one thing here is- the ratio between Darjeeling tea's demand/supp...
16 years ago 8
 
Tea and brain
Hi, everyone! Does anyone know exactly what effect tea has on brain? I'm asking because I heard that tea is an addictive drug. Of course, its effects may be weak, but sometimes after drinking quite a ...
16 years ago 8
 
Used to drink store bought tea but now.....
Just joined buyers group and get tea direct from India. So I started my own little business. I love the stuff myself too. My favotite is Apple Tea, a blend of Apple flavour & Darjeeling leaf tea. Come...
16 years ago
 
what do you find thrilling about
As part of a larger project, I'm researching the thrill of food. I'm looking through all the sub groups in rec.food looking for answers. Have you had a thrill involving tea? I proudly drink Yorkshire...
16 years ago 3
 
Cooking with tea
Does anyone know a resource for tea recipes (that is, meals the preparation of which involves handling C. sinensis leaves)? I have some lapsang I'm wondering if I can do something with other than dr...
16 years ago 4
 
Keemun
Tea lovers: How many kinds of Keemun are there? What's the differences are between Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A and Keemun Hao Ya B? How is Keemun Mao Feng Green tea? I am a Keemun lover, just c...
16 years ago 16
 
Chilli Tea
Came across this in an e-mail newsletter; of course strictly speaking it's a tisane rather than a tea. He called it chilli tea (and he says this is a Commonwealth spelling of 'chile' something for wh...
16 years ago
 
brewing kukicha
I was having a discussion about brewing tea today. One person mentioned a Chinese tea which was brewed by pouring boiling water over the leaves, throwing out that water after 30 seconds, then pouring...
16 years ago 9
 
Tea Alone or with Munchies
For some reason this morning I ended up with a healthy, nutritious and satisfying breakfast of a small amount of jalapeno potato chips. Of course, I did not forsake my pot of Irish Breakfast (I've be...
16 years ago 8
 
Reishi aka Ling Zhi Tea, where can I buy it in the UK!
Recently I read about this tea in a UK Sunday paper, the times I think. From what I remember reading the tea apparently encourages longer life and reduces weight, historically it was consumed exclusiv...
16 years ago 1
 
what tea did you buy today?
I just placed an order with The Real Tea Company who are in Wales. Anyone ever use them? I ordered - some of their chai some genmaicha after reading about it in The Telegraph this past week-end kai...
16 years ago 15
 
yerba mate - looking for a few facts
Yerba máte seems to be becoming popular, but I am having trouble untangling just what it is. From what I have read, it is a South American herbal tea drunk communally - i.e., hot water is added to ...
16 years ago 10
 
Yixing pot, or not?
I have a small, red clay pot which looks like it might be a Yixing. There is no manufacturer mark on the bottom (or anywhere else that I recognize), but there are what appear to be Chinese ideograms ...
16 years ago 4