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Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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In search of Darjeelings by Joanne PR
This past week I received 2015 First Flush Black Teas from Teabox and GoldenTipsTea and 3 White FF Darjeelings. So far, I have been alittle underwhelmed with...
30-04-2015 01:09 PM
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Ingredient lists on labels on blends and tins by Scott Dorsey
Oregonian Haruspex wrote: I avoid blended teas specifically for this reason. However, I do enjoy regular old Lipton, as...
30-04-2015 08:32 AM
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In search of Darjeelings by M. Blot
On 07/04/2015 5:04 PM, mandy george wrote: On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:19:45 PM UTC-4, mandy george wrote: I love Darjeelings but have found it tricky...
18-04-2015 02:13 PM
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Pu-erh counterfeiting caught on vid by Dario Niedermann
Check this video out: https://instagram.com/p/1LQgpuHjLd/ Description: Caught this guy rubbing a puer brick on the street in the Kunming market to make the...
14-04-2015 07:15 PM
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Tea stain by notbob
One of my fave teas is good ol' Earl Grey. I've found only one brand I did not like, but this outta many EGs. Basically, I wanna know if EG and other black...
28-03-2015 03:33 PM
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Jasmine green by mandy george
Just returning to the group after a few years absence -- left when it got taken over by some real vicious jerks. Looking for advice on finding jasmine...
28-03-2015 02:05 PM
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[British-style tea] What did Orwell mean? by Dario Niedermann
Referencing the famous article "A nice cup of tea" by George Orwell. What do you think he meant when writing that the teapot is best warmed by placing it on...
24-03-2015 02:40 PM
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Yixing Ware by Scott Dorsey
So, my parents gave us a set of yixing teaware for Christmas, labelled "Tang Chaoxing Purple Teapots." They smelled right, the color seemed right, but I...
16-03-2015 05:52 AM
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[Announcement] Buyer's Club for Rare Tea by [email protected]
Hello everyone -- I've run a private buyer's club for several years, specializing in rare teas. We pick a tea, pool our funds, buy, and distribute to the...
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Why do you start drinking tea? by Chih Ting
Why do you start drinking tea? Some people are attractive by the tea aroma and some others believe tea is health and good for their body. Today tea has become...
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07-02-2015 04:24 PM
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Returning member by Joanne PR
It has been awhile since I posted in the group- Where is everyone? It seems that most of tea chat has gone away. I am retired now and living in Broward County,...
07-02-2015 04:20 PM
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We Cup Darjeeling by Scott Dorsey
I tried two steeps of each of four fully-withered second flush darjeelings. None of these have the strong grassy odor that has become typical of modern first...
01-12-2014 12:56 PM
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Tea in Flushing by [email protected]
On Monday, November 10, 2014 2:35:19 PM UTC-5, Scott Dorsey wrote: I was in Flushing NY and happened across a small Chinese tea shop called Fang Tea. They...
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Good procedures for better tea. by xeiman
Hi, I'd like to ask you which temperature do you use to infuse tea leaves. I use to boil water and then turn off the boiler, waiting some seconds and put...
26-11-2014 06:14 PM
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Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder by Alan4001
Have you tried Matcha? It's Japanese green tea and it's powder, so you prepare it kind like coffee (you don't use a tea box). Apparently it's great for your...
26-11-2014 05:55 PM
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I make my love China Tea by abcsilicone
Tieguanyin Tea is one of the most famouse tea in China ,it is made of Anxi Fujian China ,most of Chinese have it in dayly life ,it is one part of our life...
17-11-2014 05:08 AM
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Enjoy my life -Longjing Tea by abcsilicone
Tea ,it is a famous product in China ,every family have it in a year and a year ,it is away of our life ,it has thousand years history . Xihu Longjing Tea is...
06-11-2014 12:21 PM
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Malawi not good for iced tea by Oregonian Haruspex
On 2014-07-23 14:35:12 +0000, toci said: Malawi is too bitter. On to the next- Toci Reduce temperature by 10 degrees F, steep for an extra minute. ...
23-10-2014 01:16 AM
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Getting together my teas for autumn by toci
I think I have all the large categories covered, so should wait before I get new. Toci
02-09-2014 06:04 PM
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Samples from Upton's by toci
On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:15:59 AM UTC-5, Scott Dorsey wrote: toci wrote: "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres...
10-07-2014 11:53 PM
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Current Best Tea Sites? by Aaron W. Hsu
Hey All: It seems like a bunch of online tea shops come and go. I am wondering, what do you consider the current top runners for quality tea? -- Aaron W....
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Help to find this tea by Hog Flier
Can anyone recognize this tea brand? If so do you recall where to purchase it? This is the best oolong that I have ever tasted. It was a gift and the person...
09-06-2014 03:33 PM
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Pressed tea block.. in a bag! by Scott Dorsey
Someone from the UK gave this to me at a science fiction convention. His wife is from China and drinks it (but I did not think to ask where she got it). It's...
02-06-2014 09:12 PM
by Lewis Perin Go to last post
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Hello people. What's up? by Warren Peltier
I haven't been on here in awhile. Mostly hang out on reddit now. But how are things going? I wish there was more intelligent tea conversation on reddit, but...
24-05-2014 04:19 PM
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Grinding the Green Leaf into a fine powder by Oregonian Haruspex
On 2014-05-12 08:28:28 +0000, P Jameson said: Here people are offering Sencha leaves that are ground into a fine powder: ...
22-05-2014 05:19 AM
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