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(Telegraph)   Britain mourns the passing of tea legend John Harney of...Ohio?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 11
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2014-07-08 06:45:41 PM
Well. He has his strengths and his weaknesses. You see, he's...American.
 
2014-07-08 08:02:07 PM
Harney & Sons?  Not my favorite brand, but I guess it's better than most of the ground-up tea dust you find in stores these days.  It's only bitter because the "leaves" are a farking powder and you let the damn bag sit in there for half an hour.

Although, one wonders about his credibility when reading this:

And he expected the preparation to match the quality of his blends. The perfect cup of tea, he asserted, required "furiously boiling water" (strictly 212 degrees Fahrenheit) and five-minute steeping ("No more, no less").

Well, sure, if you're brewing black tea. But steeping time and water temperature are different depending on which oxidation of tea leaf you're brewing.  Black can steep longer at higher temperatures of water; green generally steeps at a lower temperature.  Some teas I have brewed advise a steeping time of a single minute for ideal flavor.

I used to enjoy a variety of lotus tea that was like doing a chemical equation.  Too hot and/or steeped too long, it tasted like window cleaner.  When I got it right it was awesome.

No wonder my countrymen suck at tea if this guy was their guru.

Ah well.  RIP, nice tea guy.

/teavangelical
 
2014-07-08 09:51:03 PM
Shenanigans.  Nothing of any worth has ever come out of Ohio.

/just gettin that outta the way
 
2014-07-08 10:28:16 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Shenanigans.  Nothing of any worth has ever come out of Ohio.

/just gettin that outta the way


Rivers of fire leading to a Republican getting the EPA started would be considered a worthy contribution. Of sorts.
 
2014-07-08 11:30:02 PM
api.ning.com
 
2014-07-09 05:05:49 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Shenanigans.  Nothing of any worth has ever come out of Ohio.

/just gettin that outta the way


Well duh.  We keep all the good stuff for ourselves, can't let the rest of you peasants live nearly as well as us.
 
2014-07-09 06:57:38 AM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Harney & Sons?  Not my favorite brand, but I guess it's better than most of the ground-up tea dust you find in stores these days.  It's only bitter because the "leaves" are a farking powder and you let the damn bag sit in there for half an hour.

Although, one wonders about his credibility when reading this:

And he expected the preparation to match the quality of his blends. The perfect cup of tea, he asserted, required "furiously boiling water" (strictly 212 degrees Fahrenheit) and five-minute steeping ("No more, no less").

Well, sure, if you're brewing black tea. But steeping time and water temperature are different depending on which oxidation of tea leaf you're brewing.  Black can steep longer at higher temperatures of water; green generally steeps at a lower temperature.  Some teas I have brewed advise a steeping time of a single minute for ideal flavor.

I used to enjoy a variety of lotus tea that was like doing a chemical equation.  Too hot and/or steeped too long, it tasted like window cleaner.  When I got it right it was awesome.

No wonder my countrymen suck at tea if this guy was their guru.

Ah well.  RIP, nice tea guy.

/teavangelical


Yorkshire teas are ground so finely (both loose and bag) if you steep them for 5 minutes, it will be too strong.
 
2014-07-09 09:04:14 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Shenanigans.  Nothing of any worth has ever come out of Ohio.

/just gettin that outta the way


List of people from Ohio

We gave you Calvin and Hobbes damnit!

*cough* and Cathy as well *cough*
 
2014-07-09 09:07:03 AM
I'm having a cup of Harney & Sons Lapsang Souchong as I Fark this morning...
RIP teaman
 
2014-07-09 12:30:22 PM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Harney & Sons?  Not my favorite brand, but I guess it's better than most of the ground-up tea dust you find in stores these days.  It's only bitter because the "leaves" are a farking powder and you let the damn bag sit in there for half an hour.

Although, one wonders about his credibility when reading this:

And he expected the preparation to match the quality of his blends. The perfect cup of tea, he asserted, required "furiously boiling water" (strictly 212 degrees Fahrenheit) and five-minute steeping ("No more, no less").

Well, sure, if you're brewing black tea. But steeping time and water temperature are different depending on which oxidation of tea leaf you're brewing.  Black can steep longer at higher temperatures of water; green generally steeps at a lower temperature.  Some teas I have brewed advise a steeping time of a single minute for ideal flavor.


He probably was referring to black tea. The staff at Harney's shop in Millerton know their stuff. I've seen them steep teas anywhere from 1 - 13 minutes, depending on the tea. If you ever get the opportunity to visit the place, it's worth stopping in.


/RIP John
 
2014-07-09 07:37:15 PM

Madison_Smiled: He probably was referring to black tea. The staff at Harney's shop in Millerton know their stuff. I've seen them steep teas anywhere from 1 - 13 minutes, depending on the tea. If you ever get the opportunity to visit the place, it's worth stopping in.


THIS.

Millerton's great. Northeastern Dutchess is a great place to decompress.
 
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