ITT we discuss coffee and tea brewing
CS major here, a large french press full of coffee or tea really helps when you've procrastinated on a project for too long and it's due tomorrow.
Anyways, what's /swt/'s favorite tea?Drinking a thermos full of ceylon atm.Personal ranking:Hot teas:1. Ceylon2. Pu'er3. GenmaichaCold teas:1. Barley tea2. Matcha3. The 80 cent per box fruit teas in Germany (probably a solid 3 or 4 in the hot tea category)
Well, Kurisutina, I for one am a pleb who actually enjoys Folger's Black Silk, provided it's brewed properly (Tbs to 6 oz cup)As for teas, Hot:1. Oolong2. Also oolong3. Prince of Wales w/milk and sugar4. JasmineIced:Other than iced chai which is pure bliss, I really like making sweet tea with4 bags lusianne green tea1 bag chamomile (steeped x2)1 cup sugar(optional) splash of apple juiceBest gallon of sweet tea possible. Subbing in Earl Grey for 1/4 of the black tea in a brew is also p good.
I mean... making regular old Sweet Tea, but replacing part with earl grey, not ruining my not-so-secret above recipe.
>>8468BTW, where do you buy your teas? Where I'm from, I could only get loose leaf online (with ridiculous S&H) and from Asian markets.Lemme guess? Grand Asia? I need something cheap...
Not OP but I order my teas on-line.
[spoiler]i like tea too
the sound of me slurpin down a nice Americano>>>/watch?v=c7JrVrGwGNE
>>8472I usually buy tea in bulk when traveling to Europe or Asia. Teavana and yuppiemarkets (Fresh market, whole foods etc) have horrible prices for teas.That being said, I would recommend picking up something at Grand Asia, Hmart, or Toyo shokuhin. They have ok quality teas at ok prices. If you're looking for a good cold tea, get the buckwheat tea (mugi cha or 麦茶) at Toyo shokuhin. The thing has like 50 packs for brewing 1-2L at $4-5. You can cold brew it too. If you like hot teas, I would recommend genmaicha (if you like something that's filling and has a rice flavor, you can find it at toyo shokuhin definitely, I think Hmart and Grand asia have them in stock too). Another tea that I recommend hot is pu'er, the cheap stuff ~$5 at Grand Asia is ok, but I'd order something nicer online if you can esp. since you can steep high quality aged pu'er multiple times. If you're into fruit/sugary stuff, yuja tea is also an option (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuja_tea), Hmart definitely has it in stock, I haven't seen it at Grand Asia yet but Grand Asia does have a lot of marmalade based teas in stock.I want to check out the arabic grocery stores near campus to see what teas they have, I have a 1kg bag of ceylon from Turkey that's pretty good.All said, if you want tea cheap, go for the barley tea (accidentally said buckwheat tea earlier, couldn't fix the typo). It's a pretty non-offensive tasting tea that's refreshing and inexpensive. You don't even have to boil water, you can just take a pitcher filled with water and stick a teabag in it for a few hours.
>>8478Damn, I wish I had the dosh to made traveling to Europe/Asia a 'usual' occurrence. The two times I have been abroad, I made the university and uncle Sam cover it.I'll spend more time at grabs Asia then. I bought the 100ct box of Oolong, but it's just not as good as the loose-leaf I've bought online. I know they probably have loose-leaf but last time I bought any from an Asian Market it was criminally stale.Arabic grocery might be worth checking out, thanks for the tip. I've never had a GOOD Ceylon before--only the bagged stuff. I'll give it a shot.
anyone want to do a self-hosted tea tasting? i am tea master.
Sup /swt/drinking a mug of swiss miss while listening to 2hu remixes
I did something horrible today /howlanboyos/>at hill>no access to free coffee or tea>go to coffee shop>"I wanna café america--wait what's a wide eye?">"it's coffee with a shot of espresso">unzips dick>load wide eye with cream and sugar because muh sweet tooth>delicious>flash forward>making bagged oolong>notice espresso maker>2hamsters_1_wheel.mov>add espresso shot to my teaI have sinned. I was punished forthwith by nausea and a headache.Moral: coffee and tea can only be mixed in dirty chai.
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