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2021-02-27 11:28:33 AM  
It's pronounced 'tay-ah-ta-may'.
 
2021-02-27 11:35:25 AM  
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2021-02-27 12:48:09 PM  
This is relevant to my interests.
 
2021-02-27 12:56:10 PM  

make me some tea: This is relevant to my interests.


Paging Otera, too.
 
2021-02-27 2:17:42 PM  
Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.
 
2021-02-27 2:29:44 PM  
Interesting.  Huge tea fanatic here, and I quickly purchased some out of curiosity.

It seems the Ever-Powerful Yaupon Cabal's press release has roped in another rube.
 
2021-02-27 2:48:33 PM  

blondambition: Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.


You're drinking highly oxidized tea dust. Try anything else not in a paper bag.
 
2021-02-27 3:00:51 PM  

DMDmarty: blondambition: Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.

You're drinking highly oxidized tea dust. Try anything else not in a paper bag.


Fark off, purist. Any typical tea cabinet is going to have both bagged and looseleaf tea. Constant Comment is black tea with some well-balanced flavors added. It's a staple.

Now if they had complimented some all-fruit Celestial Seasonings blend, we could point and laugh. Any black tea is suitable as tea, Red Rose and Lipton black teas included.
 
2021-02-27 3:05:26 PM  
If it was as effective or as wonderful as coffee, it would have taken off.

I'll stick to the effective ways to get that sweet sweet molecule into my veins.
 
2021-02-27 3:05:43 PM  

brap: Interesting.  Huge tea fanatic here, and I quickly purchased some out of curiosity.

It seems the Ever-Powerful Yaupon Cabal's press release has roped in another rube.


I was going to blame the tea-cabal less, and fark-qua-personal-shopper more, but in any case yeah, I am currently eyeing yaupon/holly stuff on the hamazons...
 
2021-02-27 3:40:29 PM  

DMDmarty: blondambition: Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.

You're drinking highly oxidized tea dust. Try anything else not in a paper bag.


Tea snob says what now?
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2021-02-27 4:11:54 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Now if they had complimented some all-fruit Celestial Seasonings blend, we could point and laugh. Any black tea is suitable as tea, Red Rose and Lipton black teas included.


Red Rose Tea chimps
Youtube prVRwXAWFeA
 
2021-02-27 4:18:33 PM  

brap: Interesting.  Huge tea fanatic here, and I quickly purchased some out of curiosity.

It seems the Ever-Powerful Yaupon Cabal's press release has roped in another rube.


Did you try it yet? What's it like?

Food history is neat.
 
2021-02-27 4:19:09 PM  
Boston just throws the best tea parties.
 
2021-02-27 4:27:13 PM  

ZMugg: Eddie Hazel's E string: Now if they had complimented some all-fruit Celestial Seasonings blend, we could point and laugh. Any black tea is suitable as tea, Red Rose and Lipton black teas included.

[YouTube video: Red Rose Tea chimps]


1990s PG Tips Chimps The New Neighbours Advert
Youtube boGJd-koCSI
 
2021-02-27 4:35:59 PM  
Well I'm intrigued and I think I'll buy some.  The lack of tannin means you can't oversteep it.

I might try it in kombucha.
 
2021-02-27 4:45:07 PM  
Wow. I've entered my seventh decade of loving tea, and I've had a few reading-about-medicinal-and-culinary-p​lants phases over the years, and I've never heard of this stuff until now. This info really was mostly erased.
 
2021-02-27 4:47:14 PM  
...and well ayckshually it's a 'tisane' I guess

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2021-02-27 4:59:01 PM  
I grew up drinking this. I'm originally from South Georgia, and my great-Grandma grew three big yaupon bushes just for this.
 
2021-02-27 5:03:58 PM  

Coach McGirk: DMDmarty: blondambition: Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.

You're drinking highly oxidized tea dust. Try anything else not in a paper bag.

Tea snob says what now?[Fark user image 425x239]


Hilarious, I'm hardly a tea purist or snob.
I just know the difference between oxidized and paper tasting crap and good tea.
Tetley for iced tea is good too. Keep that nasty azz lipton away from me.
 
2021-02-27 5:11:05 PM  

BlueGinger: I grew up drinking this. I'm originally from South Georgia, and my great-Grandma grew three big yaupon bushes just for this.


CSB!!!

Please tell us more!

What's it taste like, do you remember how she made it, etc.
 
2021-02-27 5:27:50 PM  

rue_in_winter: brap: Interesting.  Huge tea fanatic here, and I quickly purchased some out of curiosity.

It seems the Ever-Powerful Yaupon Cabal's press release has roped in another rube.

Did you try it yet? What's it like?

Food history is neat.


I just ordered it.  I will report back in a week or so when everyone has forgotten about this thread and everyone will wonder what the tea freak is Yauponning about.
 
2021-02-27 6:03:51 PM  

brap: I just ordered it.  I will report back in a week or so when everyone has forgotten about this thread and everyone will wonder what the tea freak is Yauponning about.


God's work, sir. :)
 
2021-02-27 6:16:24 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: DMDmarty: blondambition: Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.

You're drinking highly oxidized tea dust. Try anything else not in a paper bag.

Fark off, purist. Any typical tea cabinet is going to have both bagged and looseleaf tea. Constant Comment is black tea with some well-balanced flavors added. It's a staple.

Now if they had complimented some all-fruit Celestial Seasonings blend, we could point and laugh. Any black tea is suitable as tea, Red Rose and Lipton black teas included.



Awww, poor dear. I'm not pointing and laughing. Some people just don't know better.
Some people like you also just have bad taste, accept it. Lipton is crap, period.
 
2021-02-27 6:35:23 PM  
welp... ok... I ordered 2oz of loose "green" and also 4oz of "medium-roast" individual bags.

someone start a new tea thread about a week from now, and we can all "Share and Enjoy" as the apocryphal saying goes.
 
2021-02-27 6:36:54 PM  

FrancoFile: BlueGinger: I grew up drinking this. I'm originally from South Georgia, and my great-Grandma grew three big yaupon bushes just for this.

CSB!!!

Please tell us more!

What's it taste like, do you remember how she made it, etc.


yes please, BlueGinger, do tell us more!
 
2021-02-27 6:53:56 PM  

tintar: FrancoFile: BlueGinger: I grew up drinking this. I'm originally from South Georgia, and my great-Grandma grew three big yaupon bushes just for this.

CSB!!!

Please tell us more!

What's it taste like, do you remember how she made it, etc.

yes please, BlueGinger, do tell us more!


Especially since I could harvest some out my back door. Fresh caffeinated beverage, please, yes!
 
2021-02-27 6:54:49 PM  
By odd chance, I got some of the Yaupon Brothers Green this afternoon at World Market. Tastes kinda like macha. It's not bitter at all.
 
2021-02-27 7:33:21 PM  

I Ate Shergar: [i.redd.it image 850x893]


Any purist would say black and matcha are both tea because they're both made from..m well, tea. If it's not made with tea then it's not tea.
 
2021-02-27 7:48:14 PM  
ooh, the "green" loose yaupon now sez arriving Monday, so I'll be sure to have opinions by then, lol.

oh and just to toss this in... no caffeine, but it's light and quite lovely.

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/yeah I usually stick with davidsons for inexpensive bulk loose teas of any kind
//their Moroccan mint green tea is rather nice
///I also keep their rose-hips and hibiscus on hand, so delicious to mix those two, plus the absolutely gorgeous resulting color
 
2021-02-27 7:52:11 PM  
cup of tea should be paged, too.
 
2021-02-27 7:58:37 PM  
Up here we have lots and lots of manzanita shrubberies. Once a year, they shed their outer bark in curls that are really easy to gather. We'd throw a handfull into the billy (term borrowed from the aussies), boil it up for a few minutes, then strain it out, add some sugar, and drink it at bedtime. Great soporific...
 
2021-02-27 7:59:17 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: It's pronounced 'tay-ah-ta-may'.


also, and I meant to say it before, but... Garza and the Supermutants pre-wins the thread.
 
2021-02-27 8:02:48 PM  
Who in the what noow?
 
2021-02-27 8:07:00 PM  

skiinstructor: Up here we have lots and lots of manzanita shrubberies. Once a year, they shed their outer bark in curls that are really easy to gather. We'd throw a handfull into the billy (term borrowed from the aussies), boil it up for a few minutes, then strain it out, add some sugar, and drink it at bedtime. Great soporific...


huh TIL!

Some manzanita species are among the rarest plants in the world.[13]
Arctostaphylos hookeri ravenii (Presidio manzanita),[14][15] an endemic species, is the most endangered and restricted plant in the mainland United States. In 1987 only one specimen remained, at a secret location in the Presidio of San Francisco National Historic Landmark District in San Francisco, California. This plant has since been successfully cloned.[16][17]
Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan Manzanita), a species native to San Francisco,[18] had not been seen growing wild since 1947 until it was spotted growing in the Presidio of San Francisco in October 2009.[19][2] Caltrans transplanted this specimen on 23 January 2010 to make way for the Doyle Drive Replacement Project.[20][21][22] Transplanting costs were funded in part by Federal Highways Administration, Caltrans, The Presidio of San Francisco, and private donors.[23][24][25]
"Arctostaphylos hookeri, subspecies franciscana", a scrubby, thin-twigged bush, riddled with the webs of miniature spiders, resides in a corner of the California section of The Strybing Arboretum.[26]
An as yet unclassified and unidentified Manzanita, found growing on San Francisco's Parker Avenue, presents a test case for San Francisco's Landmark Tree Ordinance.[27][28][29][30][3​1][32]


the presidio was always one of my favoritest of the places back when I lived in Sam Fan Si - simply gorgeous, and also some of the best low-key restaurants you never heard of.

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2021-02-27 8:07:06 PM  
its 8 of 7
 
2021-02-27 8:13:33 PM  

I Ate Shergar: [i.redd.it image 850x893]


Well now at least I can say that by some standards, there is tea I like!

/miso, mac n' cheese, and pho are all entirely edible
//anything actually tea adjacent?
///not for me - y'all do you
 
2021-02-27 8:31:41 PM  
My husband purchased three boxes of the stuff for me for Valentine's Day.  There is a "green" version, a medium roast, and a darker roast.  The green version is analogous to green tea, the darker roast closer to black tea, and the medium roast is less "toasty" and complex in flavor than the dark roast but similar in overall flavor profile.

The most unusual aspect of yaupon is the relative lack of tannins (and thus bitterness) even in the darker roast.  It is difficult, though certainly possible, to over-steep this stuff.  I find the flavor of all versions more interesting than their conventional tea counterparts, for whatever that's worth.  Yaupon's chemical effects hit me similarly to a good, strong tea.  It is nowhere near as strong as coffee, though every bit as enjoyable
 
2021-02-27 8:52:55 PM  
Star Trek TNG Compilation - "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot"
Youtube Ix0iTvjaBnQ
 
amb
2021-02-27 9:02:07 PM  
I drink tea pretty much everyday. Usually loose leaf from Harney & Sons or PG Tips. For Harney & Sons, got to look for sales to get the per cup price lower. I may go try this native beverage sometime. Sounds like it may be nice.

If the stimulus checks happen and/or get a decent refund, I may splurge on this tea set. The pattern is called Things Could Be Worse. Aliens and monsters rampaging through a city. It is a bit pricey, so I have to be patient. Not sure if I'll get any raises or bonus to play with this year. Our rule for bonuses is never expect them, so if we do get one, can take some to play with, and save the rest.
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2021-02-27 9:25:07 PM  

amb: I drink tea pretty much everyday. Usually loose leaf from Harney & Sons or PG Tips. For Harney & Sons, got to look for sales to get the per cup price lower. I may go try this native beverage sometime. Sounds like it may be nice.

If the stimulus checks happen and/or get a decent refund, I may splurge on this tea set. The pattern is called Things Could Be Worse. Aliens and monsters rampaging through a city. It is a bit pricey, so I have to be patient. Not sure if I'll get any raises or bonus to play with this year. Our rule for bonuses is never expect them, so if we do get one, can take some to play with, and save the rest.
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I would love to own some Calamityware, but I want a cup and saucer and they only have mugs.
 
2021-02-27 9:26:20 PM  
I drink it and Guayusa. Both are perfectly acceptable substitutes for coffee and tea
 
2021-02-27 9:38:23 PM  

DMDmarty: Coach McGirk: DMDmarty: blondambition: Ah, just took a big sip of Constant Comment. I love tea.

You're drinking highly oxidized tea dust. Try anything else not in a paper bag.

Tea snob says what now?[Fark user image 425x239]

Hilarious, I'm hardly a tea purist or snob.
I just know the difference between oxidized and paper tasting crap and good tea.
Tetley for iced tea is good too. Keep that nasty azz lipton away from me.


*shrug* I like Constant Comment.

/like Roobios a lot too
 
2021-02-27 11:08:34 PM  
Coffee for italy and fraaaannncccceeee
 
2021-02-28 3:17:38 AM  

amb: I drink tea pretty much everyday. Usually loose leaf from Harney & Sons or PG Tips. For Harney & Sons, got to look for sales to get the per cup price lower. I may go try this native beverage sometime. Sounds like it may be nice.

If the stimulus checks happen and/or get a decent refund, I may splurge on this tea set. The pattern is called Things Could Be Worse. Aliens and monsters rampaging through a city. It is a bit pricey, so I have to be patient. Not sure if I'll get any raises or bonus to play with this year. Our rule for bonuses is never expect them, so if we do get one, can take some to play with, and save the rest.
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Harney & Sons is nice, but yes can be quite expensive. $mai_waifu got hooked on their blueberry green tea (only comes pre-caffeinated, lol!) after having some at a Barnes & Noble (starbucks-branded) - we later tried to order it a regular starbucks, and they looked at us as if we were crazy - I guess b&n alone had license to sell it in their hybrid "cafe" but not separate starbucks. Amazon does stock it, so I just rely on the usual camelcamelcamel price watcher / histogram-dealie to email me when prices drop.

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I don't think they sell that specific one as loose, however :( then again the wife much prefers bags, so that works out.
 
2021-02-28 11:02:20 AM  

tintar: skiinstructor: Up here we have lots and lots of manzanita shrubberies. Once a year, they shed their outer bark in curls that are really easy to gather. We'd throw a handfull into the billy (term borrowed from the aussies), boil it up for a few minutes, then strain it out, add some sugar, and drink it at bedtime. Great soporific...

huh TIL!

Some manzanita species are among the rarest plants in the world.[13]
Arctostaphylos hookeri ravenii (Presidio manzanita),[14][15] an endemic species, is the most endangered and restricted plant in the mainland United States. In 1987 only one specimen remained, at a secret location in the Presidio of San Francisco National Historic Landmark District in San Francisco, California. This plant has since been successfully cloned.[16][17]
Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan Manzanita), a species native to San Francisco,[18] had not been seen growing wild since 1947 until it was spotted growing in the Presidio of San Francisco in October 2009.[19][2] Caltrans transplanted this specimen on 23 January 2010 to make way for the Doyle Drive Replacement Project.[20][21][22] Transplanting costs were funded in part by Federal Highways Administration, Caltrans, The Presidio of San Francisco, and private donors.[23][24][25]
"Arctostaphylos hookeri, subspecies franciscana", a scrubby, thin-twigged bush, riddled with the webs of miniature spiders, resides in a corner of the California section of The Strybing Arboretum.[26]
An as yet unclassified and unidentified Manzanita, found growing on San Francisco's Parker Avenue, presents a test case for San Francisco's Landmark Tree Ordinance.[27][28][29][30][31][32]

the presidio was always one of my favoritest of the places back when I lived in Sam Fan Si - simply gorgeous, and also some of the best low-key restaurants you never heard of.

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I lived in marin in the nineties when it was affordable, really a fun place to be. Worked some in SF, and i never even thought about the shrubbery. Here in the socal mountains manzanita is absolutely everywhere, not rare at all. We discovered the bark tea thing as kids sorta by accident. The marin shrubbery i miss is the blackberries, used to make pies, cobblers, and some great beer using the berries and ginseng root from a SF chinese herb shop. Good stuff and great times there...
 
2021-02-28 11:18:04 AM  
For Farkers in San Diego, Ryan Bros has some good teas
 
2021-02-28 2:28:45 PM  

amb: I drink tea pretty much everyday. Usually loose leaf from Harney & Sons or PG Tips. For Harney & Sons, got to look for sales to get the per cup price lower. I may go try this native beverage sometime. Sounds like it may be nice.

If the stimulus checks happen and/or get a decent refund, I may splurge on this tea set. The pattern is called Things Could Be Worse. Aliens and monsters rampaging through a city. It is a bit pricey, so I have to be patient. Not sure if I'll get any raises or bonus to play with this year. Our rule for bonuses is never expect them, so if we do get one, can take some to play with, and save the rest.
[Fark user image 425x239]


I bought a beautiful tea set in a thrift shop for about thirty bucks. It had a tea pot, sugar bowl, cream pitcher and four cups and saucers. Like this"
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2021-02-28 3:09:45 PM  

skiinstructor: I lived in marin in the nineties when it was affordable, really a fun place to be. Worked some in SF, and i never even thought about the shrubbery. Here in the socal mountains manzanita is absolutely everywhere, not rare at all. We discovered the bark tea thing as kids sorta by accident. The marin shrubbery i miss is the blackberries, used to make pies, cobblers, and some great beer using the berries and ginseng root from a SF chinese herb shop. Good stuff and great times there...


nice!

yeah, I really miss SF (late90s/early2000s) - lived in ParkMerced just south of Sunset, and oh man, my apartment was right at the very boundary and the only thing there was a lovely thick pine forest. best thing ever to leave the house to that glorious scent every morning, and come home to it every night. plenty of friendly birbs & sqvrls too.
 
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