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tea | l'affaire

 

 

jus finished delighting in a cup of Green Tea (Lung Ching Dragonwell) from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Due to its affordable price and wonderful taste, this selection returns great bang for the buck! I also enjoy CBT's Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls. Priced @ $21-4oz, this really works for my budget and represents my day-to-day consumption. I'd have no problem getting some high-end buds to cherish now and again with or without company. One less bottle of French bubbly (Champagne) to hold the budget together. :rolleyes:

 

On the vessel side, I have a handful of different Gaiwans and a few more teacups but my fav by far is my Ming Dynasty influenced Black Pearl Gaiwan shown below.

 

Black Pearl Gaiwan - Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

 

 

A few moments ago, I happened across another teacup that so far is holding my attention. Maybe another sign that the holidays are near. :D

 

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I will maybe be kicked off this thread for being such a brute, but I drink tea for effect and have an 8 minute process with this gear.

 

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I will maybe be kicked off this thread for being such a brute, but I drink tea for effect and have an 8 minute process with this gear.

 

 

Better than me, I use the paper cups at work, not a proper mug.

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My set up is fairly simple, mostly due to the fact that some of my equipment didn't survive my last move. I'm in the market for a new gaiwan, preferably porcelain. Any suggestions? The Ming-inspired one is nice, but where is it from?

http://stores.ebay.com/Dragon-Tea-House

 

 

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I will maybe be kicked off this thread for being such a brute, but I drink tea for effect and have an 8 minute process with this gear.

 

Absolutely, one's source/quality of water is paramount. 

 

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Better than me, I use the paper cups at work, not a proper mug.

Sometimes you just gotta make it do what it do! :D Then get home and all ceremonial and stuff...

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Absolutely, one's source/quality of water is paramount. 

 

 

I used to do this fine art black and white photographic film developing in a dark room. One way I was able to get super fine grain was to get everything at the exact same temp. It reminded me of the tea making video. I guess getting to that level is a goal, especially with guests over.

 

On a daily basis though I like my simple equipment. The plastic filters are easy to clean as compared to the steal we used to use years ago. I really think the guy was right about the water being not too hot. That is what is great about a water dispenser. The water is always the same temp.

 

Still I'm sure all my plastic use affects the taste. Plastic water bottle and plastic strainer.

 

You could go the an underground spring and put water in glass. Then go to the tea pot process in the video for the ultimate taste. I actually have underground springs near my house so going for water would not be out of the question.

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I guess I have to get a smelling cup? lol

 

i'm sorry but that is outrageously pretentious

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i'm sorry but that is outrageously pretentious


Pretentious or not, I like the little teapot. :)

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i'm sorry but that is outrageously pretentious

 

 


Well it really is. Still if you can over look that part there is some stuff to learn.


I guess many who get to a certain point will have some ego in the explaination process.

I live near China and Japan but have not been shown a process in English this detailed. But ha, you have to watch filtering out any of his ego.

 

File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fred_Rogers.jpg


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Well it really is. Still if you can over look that part there is some stuff to learn.


I guess many who get to a certain point will have some ego in the explaination process.

I live near China and Japan but have not been shown a process in English this detailed. But ha, you have to watch filtering out any of his ego.

 

File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fred_Rogers.jpg

 

I much prefer the explanation from James N. Pratt

 

 

 

I found The Tea Lovers Treasury at goodwill and have since read it cover to cover


Edited by BLACKENEDPLAGUE - Today at 12:55 pm
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