I'm still very new to teas, but right now I'm drinking chamomile tea and really loving it. I now have drinking it and watching comfy slice of life anime as a near nightly ritual.
I love Lapsang Suochong, it's my favorite black tea, by far. It was the favored tea of winston churchill iirc, and in that memory I like to put a little whiskey in mine sometimes.>>426
Chamomile is my favorite herbal, nice choice! I've always found it very nostalgic, especially with some honey.
Between me and my boyfriend we destroy two kgs of yerba mate per week.
It really boils down to how much you dig it.
Mate brewed with boiling water in a cup is very nice with vanilla in it, but you should also try drinking it with a gourd. It's pretty relaxing.
Anyway, tiny note: mate isn't really tea, as it doesn't contain tea leaves. It's another infusion.
Also chamomile or mint are super good for when your stomach hurts. I am one of those people who can't eat fast food that much because my gut kills me afterwards, and chamomile helps A LOT. I recommend it.
I ordered a pound of peppermint leaves online. I'm pretty happy with it, especially since it was only about 15-20 bucks, but I don't really know how I'm going to store it longterm or how well it will keep.
I'm drinking probably 3+ mugs a day at this point. I really like mint tea.
Was this really necessary?
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.
+ CLEANS BLOOD, BOOSTS BLOOD PRODUCTION, HEALTHY FOR BLOOD
+ PROBABLY HEALTHY FOR YOUR HEART
+ CONTAINS IRON (ESPECIALLY SO IF YOU EAT THE LEAVES INSTEAD OF THROWING THEM AWAY)
- DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND INCLUDE BONUS TOILETS IN YOUR SCHEDULE
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.
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.
You can cold brew leaf tea. You won't be dependent on the store supply and it's gonna be cheaper.
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.>>522
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. >>529
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.
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.
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.
I love a bit of chamomile before bed, my grandma used to make it for me when I couldn't sleep as a kid
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!
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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.>>54
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.>>69
On my list now, sounds really novel. I've never had a very smoky tea before.>>418
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.>>481
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.>>359
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.