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Afternoon Tea (lemmy.world)
submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/tea

I've always wanted to throw an Afternoon Tea party. Does anyone have any experience doing so that they'd be willing to share? I just want to hear the stories. I'm not sure if I'll ever really get the chance; none of my friends are local to me, so I'd probably just be hosting for my mom in law and sister in law, but a tiny tea party could still be fun!

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

I've been exploring/enjoying Sencha. And I came across the idea of cold brewing. It seemed heretical at first, as I was used to precise temperature and time. I've found that I enjoy it very much. https://www.sugimotousa.com/blog/how-to-cold-brew-green-tea-and-why-you-should-do-it#sencha

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Best sampler? (startrek.website)
submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

Hey, folks! I'm fairly new to hot teas. I've been very much so enjoying my English and Irish breakfast teas, Earl Grey, and a few other Walmart specials. But I find that I think most of them taste weak, and i use multiple bags. I'd like to try a loose leaf, and maybe something a little stronger. I'm not a fan of green tea for the same reason, it feels weak/watery. I'm a US southerner, so I guess I sort of ruined myself to tea strong enough to get out the pot and slap you. Haha.

Can anyone recommend a sampler of stronger teas? I have a fancy kettle that you can set the temperature on if they need some specific temp, as I know some teas do.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

I enjoyed the Jasmine tea and the white tea, which tasted like incense smells. The green tea tasted like spinach and the oolong didnt taste like much. The fermented tea tasted like cut grass. The Cardamom Ceylon black tea didnt have a strong flavor at first but with sweetener, the cardamom really pops. I had hoped that I would like tea unsweetened so that I would have a healthy beverage but it is either no strong enough, bitter, or tastes like plant. To be fair, only the cheap store brand tea has been bitter. Any suggestions for teas to try that are more on the fruity, nutty, floral, or spice teas?

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

Recently tried a batch of new tea leaves (Jade/Oolong) and the first brew was so good, it made me think about sharing it with a larger community.

The flavor profile of Jade is floral, light and slightly sweet.

I did about 4 grams of tea with 300 ml of water (200 degrees F/ 93 C).

Brewed for about 4 minutes.

I wish I could upload the smell on this post!

Highly recommend y'all try this tea - also as always, if you're looking to buy, whole leaf single origin is the way to go. I'm doing this gongfu style, so hoping to get another good 5-6 brews out of this.

Also, I'm coming from Reddit, and noticed the tea community here is much smaller than the tea sub.

Hoping this community continues to grow~

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

I found both the sencha and the corn tea at the same Asian International Market. I doubt it is the highest quality but it is the first japanese green tea I have tried.

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

I was suprised that none of the thrift stories had any teapots. Coffee machine pots sure, but no teapots. The third antique store had one that was the size I was looking for given I make tea for one. Its a brown betty I guess and its makers mark implies it is at least 50 years old.

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

It was sold to me as a 2011 gushu sheng puerh. Would be grateful for any further information. It's around 80g without the box and heavily compressed. I haven't unwrapped it yet.

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5276349

Cross-posted from HN

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submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

Cross-posted from HN

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Cold brews? (lemm.ee)
submitted 8 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

Probably not the best time for this topic as we're heading into cold weather, but...

do you drink cold brew? What teas do you use for cold brew? How long do you steep in the fridge? Do you start with room temp water or cold water?

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

And how do you guys find Japanese green teas? What are your favourites?

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submitted 9 months ago by aika to c/tea
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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

Second time this happened and my favourite one at that :cccc

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submitted 10 months ago by aika to c/tea

Exceptionally good, quadruple roasted mountain oolong.

Have you had any exceptional tea today?

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Today's brew (pic.udg.pub)
submitted 10 months ago by aika to c/tea

In desperate need of caffeine I whipped out the Shrimp Pu-Erh.

What are you brewing today?

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submitted 10 months ago by aika to c/tea

For me it's three kinds of oolongs, two pu-erhs, a white cake, and a couple of greens.

What's yours?

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submitted 10 months ago by aika to c/tea

For me it was a blend of oolongs aged between 1989 and 1995. It tasted buttery smooth but with a hint of a very dusty attic.

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submitted 10 months ago by aika to c/tea

Kicking the day off with some Sheng Pu-Erh. What's your today's steep?

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

No.

Unless you're doing it wrong by like.. adding sugar or something.

Time for another cup, I had 2 large heaped teaspoons of Gyokuro this morning, now I'll have some China Jasmine.

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

Nice relaxing and well narrated amateur documentary on tea

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/tea

I am a big chai fan, UK based, and I'm always on the lookout for a good blend. Tick Tock used to make a delicious vanilla chai rooibos and clipper still make a lovely chai blend.

I wonder if anyone has good recommendations, from any source, either tea bag or loose leaf?

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Yunnan Gold Tips (discuss.online)
submitted 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago) by [email protected] to c/tea

A cup of tea and a net cup with used leaves next to it Smells leafy. Almost not bitter at all, sliiightly sour. Overall pretty balanced.I don't have much experience at describing tea but I can tell I like this one :)

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