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Lets have a tea thread! What are you guys drinking, whats you're favorite kind of tea?
Here is a nice cup of green tea.
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Many thanks to the sushi who recommended me Yuuki-cha a while ago.


I'm a huge fan of Assam black teas. Darjeeling is good as well. I have yet to try any Chinese black teas but maybe I'll do that for my next order.


Riding on genmaicha + powdered green tea mix and i love it. I just need a new tea strainer.
By the way, on the bag it says to soak it just 30 seconds.. But it feels so weak for me, i soak it for like good 5 minutes. Not sure what that's about.


If you like Assam and Darjeeling, you'll probably enjoy Keemun, too.


White tea is also super nice. I have always liked the lighter, not as strong teas. Darjeeling is delicious, though.

Actual question - how do you guys prepare matcha lattes? I tried one once at some cute café and I really liked it, but is there some secret to it? I already have the matcha itself.






I sometimes get that when I drink regular black/green tea. A bit of a pain when I play online games with friends due to "brb toilet" every 10 minutes.


I like english tea and spearmint the best. No milk or sugar ofc.


I've been drinking a lot of green tea lately. I don't like the taste but I'm trying to speed my metabolism because it basically doesn't work anymore. It's really depressing how little I eat and the weight still doesn't shift.

Has anyone had any success from doing this?


Tea made from dried mint is a killer.
Also, seeing the winter is near (at least here where I live) recommending The Winter Tea! Honey, ginger, cinnamon, lemon. Drinking this God's nectar in freezing winter evening is a bliss.


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Recently ran in to this stuff while doing some diet shopping. I hadn't heard of it prior, but bought some since I was on an experimentation kick anyway.

Later found out it was tea based. I usually don't drink tea, but this stuff is changing me mind.


Weird. Do the patterns on the bottle start to move around when you drink it?


Nope, they do look quite nice up front, especially since the bottle are glass.
Only big thing I noticed when I started drinking it is that I've been feeling more energetic than before, which is good since I have a night job.


I've been really into mint tea all summer, and I've stocked up on comfy warm chai for the coming winter.

Multiple people have recommended genmaicha, so I'm going downtown tomorrow to get a good pack.


The green one is my favorite. Just don't spill any of it on your pants. I dunno what it is about algae but it's hard to get out.


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Pure leaf used to sell 1-gallon bottles of unsweetened green tea, but they just up and disappeared with no trace. They only have the 16 ouncers now and I have to pay a big premium for packaging and I'm not a fan of hot-brewed.
Anyone know any brands for bulk unsweet green tea?


You can cold brew leaf tea. You won't be dependent on the store supply and it's gonna be cheaper.
Just sayin.


I have a custom mix that I usually use. Mostly Jasmine dragon pearls with a few pieces of dried fruit and a small bit sugar.


my favorite is a nice sencha. i don't think i've had a chinese green tea yet.
sounds yummy.


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I've been drinking this almost nonstop, though I was in England a short while ago and sort of want to pick up a box of pg tips even if its not all that great.


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my parents got me this book for my birthday, i've been learning a lot from it. besides all the general stuff about the different types of tea, it goes into detail about how and when it's picked with all the special chinese names for it and stuff. it also has a bunch of descriptions of popular teas, what to look for when buying tea, how to prepare it, etc.
i'd highly recommend it if you're looking for a nice relaxing read.


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Vanilla rooibos for me this morning. I need to stock up my tea stash, but that'll be for when I have some money spare.


I love Lapsang Souchong too. I know the Chinese look down on it but I still love it. The best black tea I've ever had was flowery orange pekoe.


Just sitting down with some bag earl grey. Sometimes simple is best, and earl grey is what got me into tea to begin with.

Also the past year I tried Typhoo the first time, was kinda weird. First package was super good, very rich and malty. But then I got a second larger package, and instead of usual bags they were round, large and without any thread/labelthingy. And those just tasted like rich cardboard.
Just in case it's not intentional / knowingly,
FOP (flowery orange pekoe) is a quality grade of tea,
i.e. there's FOP grade assam, FOP grade ceylon, FOP grade darjeeling, so on.


i like your cup and saucer, very fancy


I went to the japanese market in downtown and bought some oi-ocha green tea bags.
Easily some of the best tea I've ever had. So unbelievably delicious and hardly bitter at all.


Post your gaiwan.


That sounds pretty fun. I'll have to give it a shot.


I had Reishi tea and it tasted ok, but messed up my guts.


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I had black tea with honey today, thinking of getting a russian style samovar because I drink a lot of tea


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i made some shincha with ginger. I let it cool off and ended up freezing it with orange and clove. The chopping board had onion oil on it, so the ginger tasted pretty funky.

So i got some robusto brew coffee from mid-morning mixed it with water, ginger, and sugar. It tasted like zinger tea.


I got a tea advent calendar this year, which has been pretty interesting. You get a sachet of leaves each day, enough to make a couple decent cups; It's been mostly herbal teas and blacks, but there have been a couple of stand-outs like a green tea that tasted of strawberries and cream.


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I've been drinking a lot of chamomile tea lately, to help me calm down, since the black tea I usually drink makes me a bit restless sometimes. I'm not sure if it actually has this effect, of if it's just placebo, but it seems to do the trick.


How do you guys treat your water and teapots? What keeps me away from enjoying a good tea is definitely bad quality of water and dirty vessels.


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Today's tea isn't that fancy. Something I found at Ikea.


I love a bit of chamomile before bed, my grandma used to make it for me when I couldn't sleep as a kid


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I drink a lot of green tea. I do not add anything to my tea since I've been cutting off sweets for quite some time now


What is it?


It's Kombucha, tea fermented with bacteria and yeast. It has a strange sour and sweet taste and is a bit fizzy. It's interesting and I'd recommend at least trying it. To be honest I avoided it for a long time just because it's one of those things that crazy people and sketchy magazines my grandma reads ascribe ridiculous and nonsensical health benefits to, but it actually tastes good so who cares.


I need to thank the sushi that recommended yuuki-cha a while back. I'm going to buy some stuff there soon.


Lucky post! You win!


>le mass replier arrive

Sipping on some oolong loose leaf right now, kind of fruity + nutty flavour, like apricots and almonds. Really nice stuff, I wish I saved the packaging so I knew what it was and I could rebuy, pretty sure it's from Taiwan though. I always brew grandpa style nowadays because I broke my favourite teapot. I really need to invest in a new one, I miss the ritual of it all.

Unless tea is high in tannins (these will make you nauseous and feel sickly), you might as well brew it until it's strong enough to be to your taste. Worth noting that if you brew a lot of tea for long enough, it does turn into a moderate stimulant, they used to drink it in the gulags. I used to use it during university for studying, after a glass of it you won't sleep for a minimum of two days, and surprisingly it doesn't seem to hit hard, at least for me, at all. It's quite smooth, and the only side effect I've felt were mild hallucinations after the first couple of minutes of drinking. If you have a weak heart though it'll probably be pretty dangerous.

On my list now, sounds really novel. I've never had a very smoky tea before.

If you ever decide you want a couple new members I'd love to get an invite, but I won't hold my breath. Sounds comfy though.

Kombucha is really lovely, it's a pity it's quite hard to get some around here. It's a great treat once in a while.

In case any other UK rolls come into this thread looking for a good place to buy tea, I've never had anything less than a perfect experience buying online from what-cha. They really go the extra mile.

Have a lovely day, tea sushi rolls.


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I got loose leaf tea for the first time the other day, pretty fun. I have a black tea with clove, ginger, and orange peel, and then I got something called Genmaicha which is like green tea with little popped rice kernels in it. It's really good and smells especially amazing, very toasty.


Currently I'm drinking a cold brew green tea from Korea whose name I've already forgotten. It is quite tasty though, I like to add a drop of maple syrup to give it a light sweetness


In the early to late afternoons bancha tea, matcha in evenings or fruity teas i get at DM with dinner, i dont usually drink tea in the morning, thats reserved for coffee.


reading through this thread got me wanting some tea at 1am so i made some chamomile tea on this chilly september night


I just got a proper full tea cake of puerh. I hear this is a really good way to get it, especially cause it ages well. Though I haven't tried any yet. I think I may buy a better teapot beforehand.


I drink all kinds of herbals, but rarely any actual tea. I find it hard to do any kind of drugs at all, including caffeine. If I am drinking tea, it's black tea, 3 minutes. My favorites being Earl Grey and Lady Grey. I also have a "Darjeeling", that I bought, but I doubt it's truly that. It tastes like a regular black tea to me. I've also had Silver Needle white tea and Jasmine (green) tea, but I really just stick to black teas. I went black, and never went back. I also have three different kettles. One of which actually is able to keep the temperature down for green teas. Otherwise, I just use my dumber kettle that boils it to boiling point.

Some herbals I like are peppermint, mint (especially with black tea), sage (also good with black tea), and Rooibos. I have other herbals I want to try like Rose and stuff, but I haven't tried them yet. Of course, I add things to my black tea like mint, sage, cinnamon, etc. I'm more interested in Russian, Azerbaijani, and Armenian tea than Chinese and Japanese teas, but I mostly stick to herbals. I've also read two different books on teas as well. I might continue reading more one day. I probably won't drink these teas, but reading about them would be nice.

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