I got matcha tea and a bamboo tea set for the matcha for Christmas. I think I've also gotten an eletric kettle, so I'll do something with those soon.
i have a bunch of gyokuro in a washi tin, also got shincha and fukamushicha>>51209
gongfu is really relaxed and simple. basic idea is you just steep for how long you feel like it, and your guidelines for steeping will be based off your preferences and past experiences. gaiwans are pretty cheap are really simple, you just have to learn how to hold them in your hand without burning yourself.
for tea, if you wanna try black teas, i'd recommend mostly black teas from yunnan (also called dian hongs). they're pretty tasty, and if you get a good batch they can taste like cocoa. rule of thumb is around 6 grams per 100ml of water, would usually look like a third way up your gaiwan with dry leaves (unless your leaves are shit and all crumbled). i recommend a temp of 80-85 C. usually successive steeps are longer, and the hotter the water, the shorter the steep. first steep (after a quick rinsing steep with hot water) is generally between 10-30 seconds depending on your preference/amount of leaves/etc.
if you like more mellow or bitter flavours resembling various produce, i'd recommend green teas. my personal favs are anji baicha and bi luo chun, but in general i prefer japanese greens, which you wouldn't brew gongfu. rule of thumb is 3g/100ml and 80-85 C water. it's been my experience that you don't get as many steeps from greens as much as other teas.
white teas are really varied, parameters span the whole range between green and black, depending on the type of tea. really, it's up to your preference for how to brew it, just experiment with what you like.
if you want to get into puerh, that's a completely different post.
The store I go to doesn't have sugar cubes for sale. Just a box of packets and a bunch of artificial sweeteners. The artificial ones burn my tongue. I don't want to buy sugar packets though. It feels cheap and ruins the experience. I'm going to have to find somewhere to buy them…
At some point a few years ago I came upon a tea which would practically end my hunger and calm me.
I used to drink like 4 a day. Lost like 10 kilos without suffering.
I cannot find it anymore. Does anyone have any idea of what I'm trying to find ?
i drink Uncle Lee's Organic Green Tea.
they sell it at my walmart for $4 for a box of 100 tea bags.
i was concerned with the cheap price, but it tastes fine and it has an extremely high caffeine content for some reason. i drink a half liter of two tea bags and i'm shaking from the caffeine. it's very cool.
I can chug a pot of thick coffee, where the filter is filled halfway up, and almost not feel anything.
Is that tea of yours gonna work on me?
the strongest caffeinated teas are probably at most half of a cup of coffee, so no
but you're getting fucked up from only two tea bags, so is the tea highly caffeinated, or is your caffeine tolerance just low?
>>52161>I can chug a pot of thick coffee, where the filter is filled halfway up, and almost not feel anything.
It is more that yours is just way too high for it to be effected by non-artificially enhanced teas at this point no matter how strong their caffeine content is relatively speaking.
Coffee has more caffeine then tea, and you already can drink large amounts of strongly brewed coffee and feel almost nothing. The only step up caffeine wise is energy drinks and pills at your stage of tolerance.
i like to drink tea while doong stuff, but i dont like making it. i usually just take portions of caffeine pills otherwise ill get a headache at the end of the day. instant tea might be suitable for me idk
Teabags have flouride in them
I just recently learned this, so a heads up to you tea wizards
The fluoride comes from the tea leaves. Don't know why he mentioned teabags specifically.
Any tea recommendations?
This brand is terrific in general. I like their decaf black tea. The flavour is really strong.
never drink a jasmin thea that infused too long, the boiling hot water masked the taste but afterward i realized how horrible it was and it made me wanna puke.
Never boil the water for jasmine tea wizzie. Remember, jasmine tea is just green tea, Heat the water until large bubbles start to form at the bottom of your pot and use it at that temperature. Here's a wiz video to explain the whole thing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGqMsS8Cfso
(it starts at 6:40)
nice. was thinking about doing a similar thread. I just spent all my money on teaware and shit.
I especially like the flowery oolongs
>How do you guys store your teas btw, once a packet is opened flavour and fragrance tend to go away quite fast, the first few bags always taste the most. Using a metal box now but I feel like I should try getting some air tight jar or something instead.https://www.specialtybottle.com/metal-tin-containers/tea
>Here's a wiz video to explain the whole thing.
ngl, a wiz video on tea reminds me of cocoa wiz all those years ago.
So I think from what I've seen, I'll try Earl Grey tea, maybe >>53006's chai recipe, and matcha?
Man I forgot how much I love mint tea.
Really need to get some more the next time I am at the market.
Buy a mint plant in a pot. Pluck a leaf every few days. Put that leaf in a cup and pour hot water on it. Freshest mint tea ever.
Can someone recommend me one of those tea infuser mug things? I was wondering if they were a meme or it's worth the $30 to spend
The ones that allow you to make loose leaf tea on the go?
Or is it just a normal mug with a tea strainer that comes with it?
Because you can get a basket strainer that works about the same and fits mugs you already have.
Like do you have picks of the product you are talking about.
You can get those steel tea strainer for around a bug a piece
Otherwise I would recommend trying grandpa style brewing where you just drink directly out of the mug/glass with leafs inside and pour new water in when it's around a quarter empty
It only works with teas that don't tend to get bitter like green tea.
Pu'er Babi boi, classic, fuck wet pilings
I bought a mint plant for mint tea.
But then the leaves get in my teeth, i don't wanna look like a grandpa with teeth leaves :(
Grandpas are cool though.
Just be sure to keep it in it's pot.
Those little buggers can take over whole yards and not in a good way if you let them run rampant.
I prefer drinking black tea nowadays. Here are some teas I tried (names from the online shop):
* Earl Grey: very flavorful, and a pleasure to drink, but I prefer a more neutral black tea to drink regularly because the flavor gets old
* Assam: a little more special taste than Ceylon Orange Pekoe, and stronger too
* Ceylon Orange Pekoe: very neutral black tea
* Lapsang Souchong: smokey flavor, very nice smell, very different from normal black tea, doesn't work well with sugar
* Keemun: his one has a bit of a green tea vibe
* Yunnan: and this one has a bit of a Pu Erh vibe
I usually don't add any spices or condiments, but often add about one spoon of sugar per mug.
I brew my tea in a mug in a tea strainer. I pre-warm the cup quickly with hot water, and brew two teaspoons of tea for two minutes.
I like nestea
the instant tea shit in the jar? I used to buy that all that time until a year ago
why can't I find jars of nestea instant tea in any big name grocery store around here? what happened?
I recently learned to appreciate ripe puerh again.
You should look into semi and post fermented teas
There are also a lot of "black" oolongs out there.
Where do you get your tea?
Local dealers here are quite expensive and the quality leaves to be desired.
this place sells some solid teahttps://www.aliexpress.com/store/1269947?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.5d9d3c00S47Lcm
all puer cakes I got were genuine.
They are propably lying about leaf grades and such, but the maofang and longjing I bought there also tasted pretty genuine. Due to the low prices it's good if you're getting into tea. I recommend getting the 35pcs tea assortment first.
Next I want to try some more expensive oolongs from taiwan sourcing.
because they use the cheapest tea you can find in there and the leaf is completely cut, it releases the contents in a completely different way
all you need is this.
you can hang it in a glass brew gongfu style
contains some useful information regarding tea
try mixing some dried fruits or flowers. most tea shops now sell this kind of mixes.
probably rooibos, it looks like fucking mulch and has little sticks and shit in it
it's literally composted tea and the brew is a thick heavy liquid that tastes like old lake water>>55961
it also has sticks and shit in it
Having tea grampa style.
Just put the leaves in a cup. Pour hot water over it, then just drink it without giving a fuck about straining it.
assuming you're talking about puerh or whatever right