isn't there someone on here whose family is in the tea trade or has a similar expertise? I remember a thread from a year or more back in which some intriguing recomendations were dropped.
isn't there someone on here whose family is in the tea trade or has a similar expertise? I remember a thread from a year or more back in which some intriguing recomendations were dropped. I don't know if there is anyone on here who is familially(sp?) connected, but I got mad knowledge from work experience (worked as a tea buyer at whole foods, worked as a rep for rishi teas).Right now I'm sipping on some iced pu-erh. I drink a first grade white peony in the mornings, and throughout the day. But, coming into this hot weather I'm all about iced tea. Some info for making iced tea:1.) start with an excessive amount of tea. about 3 times as much as you would normally use.2.) put the tea in a container with water and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours. If you hot brew tea, and then cool it, it's nowhere near as good. And cold brewing you'll get at least one more infusion, hopefully 2 more. Black teas work best for making iced tea. Some other teas I enjoy:Tung Ting oolong (super oily green oolong. Its like drinking cupcakes)Golden YunnanBuddha's finger oolong (mad raer, haven't been able to find it for a few years. Tastes like orchids)Genmaicha (great everyday drinker. Green tea, toasted rice and corn.)Any 2nd flush Indian estate teas (Ceylon, Darjeeling, et cetera. The first flush is more tannic, and earthy, whereas the 2nd flush is more floral)Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong (Hard to not love it based on the name alone. Nice oxidized roasty oolong).
softness revealed! Usually when I want a caffeine kick I'll drink PG Tips tea, but my wife can't have caffeine so I've acquired a taste for the Rooibos.
doesn't that shit get you all wired up man?
yerba mate aint that tasteful but really good for u
yerba mate aint that tasteful but really good for u You can always have a 'mate cocido' to make it more 'tea-like'.
where are you buying your leaves these days, or do you still work in the biz?
@ the person who drinks silver needles.