Tea


#121


2day in Tea, I drink some stuff from a little shiny bag I don’t remember from what it was. Like our own baby boy @OneSecondBefore, this was included with an order as a gift, but I couldn’t read the note’s handwriting very well so I don’t know what it is. Let’s get to the bottom of it, what kind of tea is this, what does it know?



I will boil it.




The wet leaves are smellin’ real rocky. The juice has a nice slight green tint to the gold. It tastes warm and thick, not bright, not buttery, not grassy.





After the inital steeps and the intense stuff is out of the way, I just start drinking half the kitty and refilling over and over - giving it maybe a minute and half each time. Maybe ten times or whatever. It is my liquid sweater and I am riding a virtual train in the mountains.


meow

verdict: mmm, minerals, ain’t nobody could dislike a taste. This tea is real good I wish I knew what it was.


#122

a nice cat


#123


check this out, nevermind that jin xuan oolong is the last ingredient, it tastes great, wheat-y + butter with a greenish but not very vinegary tang.


#124

Is there a regular schedule where foreign products enter the US market as ‘superfoods’ and medicinal but over years they become just food?

Waiting to be able to buy kombucha without shame


#125

measured in hummus-years


#126

i learned two days ago that there is a thing in japan called kombu cha

anybody ever drank that? seems maybe too dank for just 1 boy.


#127

For some reason, the idea of kombucha makes my stomache churn. I like fermeted things, I like tea, but apparently I do not like fermented tea.


#128

lovely

i’m still waiting for my damn gaiwan

Kanye West, Yeezus: hurry up with my damn gaiwan!


#129

lovely little teacups and some long jing. I like it


#130

not a huge tea buff but something I’ve enjoyed last winter was Greek ironwort herbal tea. Posting this as a reminder to pick some up again.


#131

Having a nice toasty bag-tea raspberry hibiscus herbal to warm up (like some plebian).


#132

drinking a bigelow earl grey with mondo honey. good 4 throat :+1:


#133

https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/02/best-tea-where-to-buy.html

really like the vendor recommendations at the end of this. esp this one:

https://verdanttea.com/meet-our-partner-tea-farmers/


#134

Looks like verdant tea sells tea from Shandong, which is pretty far north for tea growing! I had some tea grown there awhile ago, not sure if it was the same farm, but it was really special.


#135

check these sweet pics of the best tea in the world


#136

great pictures, reminded me of this article:


#137

good read. this same guy has some more pics that he took of the razing around da yu ling a few years ago, too.


#138

wow dragon well tastes so much better with bottled water than with my crap tap water, which is so hard it consistently leaves stains in my pots. who knew!

i wish brita filters weren’t $20+


#139

still cheaper than bottled water in the long run y aknow

plus… planet’s dyin [from overuse of plastics] cloud


#140

yeah I wasn’t gonna say anything until someone else did but my eyebrow had been twitching after reading that post