theorellior: Green teas taste like grass unless they're blended.
theorellior: Assam, Oolong, Darjeeling, Jasmine. Superb teas. I like most other black teas. Green teas taste like grass unless they're blended. On the "not quite tea" tip, rooibos is pretty good, as is yerba mate.That is all.
Quantum Apostrophe: Do you use one of those fancy new tea brewers or just a teapot? I find my teas vary from excellent to meh with a teapot. I'll have to start weighing the tea, I think that's the problem.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Quantum Apostrophe: Do you use one of those fancy new tea brewers or just a teapot? I find my teas vary from excellent to meh with a teapot. I'll have to start weighing the tea, I think that's the problem.It's probably more of an issue of temperature. Pre-heat your teapot by pouring hot water in it and then dump it out, and then pour in the water (at the correct temperature) for your tea.(I'm actually shocked this is a non-trollish post)
sure haven't: Haha, putting "wine" and "tastes good" in the same sentence. Good one, subby.
banshee612: I like me some Stash green tea.
ChubbyTiger: Tea and wine? How about coffee and beer?
Quantum Apostrophe: I microwave the water in the teapot so they are at the same temperature, but it might be the wrong temperature in any case. I have a thermometer but mostly I just go by time. I usually make black teas like Scottish Breakfast, Russian and Dorian Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong or Russian Caravan ...(I wonder if there's a significant difference between boiling water in a kettle where all the heat comes from the bottom and convects up, and a microwave that heats the whole thing at the same time but the large bubbles cause the energy to distribute unevenly. Might there be pockets of far colder water "left over" even when the water boils? Maybe I need to leave it boil longer?)They're all "rated" to be brewed at 95C, but I think each tea actually needs more or less than what a teaspoon actually holds.I have a variety of scales I use to weigh helicopter parts, I could make a little paper boat to weigh tea in...But I also have the metal mesh in the teapot, I've been told the tea needs more space to brew properly and I should pour the tea into a second pot to drink it. That's how the pros do it.
theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Do you use one of those fancy new tea brewers or just a teapot? I find my teas vary from excellent to meh with a teapot. I'll have to start weighing the tea, I think that's the problem.I'm usually in a hurry and my palate isn't discerning enough to be too fussy. Usually teabags do it for me, as long as they're from a decent purveyor. Premium loose tea is something for Special Occasions, and I find the teapot works fine for that.
Duck_of_Doom: Also, if you can, get an electric kettle with a thermometer.
Quantum Apostrophe: Hmm, loose leaf tea is a lot cheaper. Not all loose leaf tea is premium.
Quantum Apostrophe: I microwave the water in the teapot so they are at the same temperature, but it might be the wrong temperature in any case.
Sanguine Dawn: Yeah. Wine. Delicious. Okay io9, mm hmm.People tolerate the flavor of alcohol because of the effect. The "deliciousness" of wine is just some crap made up by elitists; an illusion created to convince people that it's not alcoholism that drives their desires but some sort of social function instead.I know why I drink rum, it's not because it tastes good. It can taste less awful, that is obvious, but saying it tastes good is just a lie you're telling yourself.
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