Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Miscellaneous > Lounge

Notices

View Poll Results: loose tea or not loose tea that is the question
loose tea 30 60.00%
tea bags 14 28.00%
I just want to join in on the poll but dont like tea 6 12.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
ahammer
cybershark
ahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it is
 
ahammer's Avatar
 
Posts: 314
Karma: 2227
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AZ
Device: none
loose tea or not loose tea that is the question

I got to buy some more tea. going to buy from stashtea.com

I have always had tea bags before.
I would like to know is it worth the extra effert to get the loose bags and a tea press or sould I just get the tea bags?
ahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
desertgrandma
Enjoying the show....
desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
desertgrandma's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,277
Karma: 8334629
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
I know i"ll be ostracized for this, but the only tea I drink is Starbucks' Passion fruit tea, sweetened, with lemonade.

Not even sure its real tea.............
desertgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 05-28-2009, 06:32 PM   #3
toomanybooks
Addict
toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.toomanybooks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
toomanybooks's Avatar
 
Posts: 301
Karma: 1039424
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Ipad, Ipod Touch, KIndle Fire
I'm a tea snob. I have a nice clay tea pot and japanese tea bowls and I only use loose tea. I takes longer, but I view drinking tea as a relaxing experience not just a drink. Right now I make tea per George Orwells' essay on tea, but I am thinking about learning to make Japanese and Russian tea as well.
toomanybooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
ahammer
cybershark
ahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it is
 
ahammer's Avatar
 
Posts: 314
Karma: 2227
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AZ
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by desertgrandma View Post
I know i"ll be ostracized for this, but the only tea I drink is Starbucks' Passion fruit tea, sweetened, with lemonade.

Not even sure its real tea.............
no im more talking about black tea that I can make myself. starbucks is a the price I want to spend on a day to day bases.
ahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
desertgrandma
Enjoying the show....
desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
desertgrandma's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,277
Karma: 8334629
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahammer View Post
no im more talking about black tea that I can make myself. starbucks is a the price I want to spend on a day to day bases.
yes.......I was being facetious..........
desertgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
Laine
Addict
Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Laine ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Laine's Avatar
 
Posts: 327
Karma: 1162396
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cabramatta, Sydney, Australia
Device: Aura HD, Paperwhite 2, T3
There's no option for both. I think it depends on the situation. If you want a quick cuppa then good quality teabags are O.K. But for a relaxing, civilised experience then loose tea can be wonderful. Of course, there are far more varieties available in loose leaf if you have a specialty tea shop nearby.
I remember when I ordered a pot of Darjeeling at The Tea Centre in Sydney I was asked 1st, 2nd or 3rd flushing. ??????
Laine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #7
Cabe
Connoisseur
Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Cabe has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Cabe's Avatar
 
Posts: 99
Karma: 403
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone
Monday to Friday its bags of varying quality - at home its Jacksons Fairtrade tea and it's really, really good.

Saturday and Sunday morning is Twinnings loose teas...mmmmmmmmmm
Cabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 01:57 AM   #8
Daithi
Publishers are evil!
Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Daithi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Daithi's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,418
Karma: 36205264
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Device: Various Kindles
You're kidding me! They sell tea loose? This must be a European thing.

Last edited by Daithi; 05-29-2009 at 01:59 AM.
Daithi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 02:18 AM   #9
Dylrob
Murderous Mustela
Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dylrob ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dylrob's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,912
Karma: 16974230
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where I do.
Device: iPhone 5c & Kindle Fire HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daithi View Post
You're kidding me! They sell tea loose? This must be a European thing.
You can get loose tea in the US. I haven't seen it in many supermarkets, but heath food and other specialty stores often sell it. And of course there's that "new fangled world wide web." [ to quote Alton Brown ]

I've always wanted to try loose tea. One of these days...
Dylrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 02:36 AM   #10
Sweetpea
Grand Sorcerer
Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sweetpea's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,074
Karma: 22730000
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Krewerd
Device: AVTN8; BBMini; Onyx Boox T68; SGN8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laine View Post
There's no option for both. I think it depends on the situation. If you want a quick cuppa then good quality teabags are O.K. But for a relaxing, civilised experience then loose tea can be wonderful. Of course, there are far more varieties available in loose leaf if you have a specialty tea shop nearby.
I agree. It depends on the situation. On sunday morning, when we've plenty of time, we always drink tea made from loose tea (unless we're fresh out, which happens to the the current situation!). On normal working days, it's the teabag that gets used.

Also, there are two varieties of teabags. You have the "cheap" bags, which contain only finely ground tea leaves and the more expensive ones, which contain larger leaves.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laine View Post
I remember when I ordered a pot of Darjeeling at The Tea Centre in Sydney I was asked 1st, 2nd or 3rd flushing. ??????
Those flushes point towards the date on which the leaves were picked.

From wikipedia:

Quote:
  • 1st Flush is harvested in mid-March following spring rains, and has a gentle, very light color, aroma, and mild astringency.
  • In Between is harvested between the two "flush" periods.
  • 2nd Flush is harvested in June and produces an amber, full bodied, muscatel-flavored cup.
  • Monsoon or Rains tea is harvested in the monsoon (or rainy season) between 2nd Flush and Autumnal, is less withered, consequently more oxidized, and usually sold at lower prices. It is rarely exported, and often used in Masala chai.
  • Autumnal Flush is harvested in the autumn after the rainy season, and has somewhat less delicate flavour and less spicy tones, but fuller body and darker colour.
Sweetpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 02:47 AM   #11
mklynds
That guy, no not that guy
mklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with othersmklynds plays well with others
 
mklynds's Avatar
 
Posts: 338
Karma: 2846
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Device: PRS600 Red
Loose tea all the way. I have at least 6 jars on the go at once all though since I moved out to a small town I have to make a trip into Calgary for more now.

I do own some silk reusable tea bags that we some times use if we are having company that are un accustomed to loose leaf. They were well worth the 5 or 6 bucks we spent on the set.
mklynds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 02:56 AM   #12
ahammer
cybershark
ahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it is
 
ahammer's Avatar
 
Posts: 314
Karma: 2227
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AZ
Device: none
this is who I will be ordering from. http://www.stashtea.com/index.shtml#index (us company)
I already get my tea bags from them I like them alot but never try loose tea. it is good quality tea and it nice they wax seal each bag so it does not go stale.

I drink tea mainly at work.

so If I do go loose tea would should I get an Infuser or a press like
ahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 03:15 AM   #13
ahammer
cybershark
ahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it is
 
ahammer's Avatar
 
Posts: 314
Karma: 2227
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AZ
Device: none
ok doing the math look like it cost less to get the loose tea. now I just need to fig out how to make that stuff press or infuser
ahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 03:29 AM   #14
ruskie
Shade
ruskie will become famous soon enoughruskie will become famous soon enoughruskie will become famous soon enoughruskie will become famous soon enoughruskie will become famous soon enoughruskie will become famous soon enough
 
ruskie's Avatar
 
Posts: 100
Karma: 546
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: U.LC.MW.Sol.Earth.EE.SI.LJ
Device: Hanlin Jinke V3ext running OpenInkPot
Loose tea all the way. But I use this gadget to avoid having it float around
Best of both worlds


And there's always time to make it loose. I mean all you need is boiled water and wait for N minutes to be ready.
ruskie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 07:03 AM   #15
Polyglot27
Addict
Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Polyglot27 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 230
Karma: 5588994
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Paris, France
Device: Cybook Gen3, Archos 80 G9, Sony PRS-650, Sony T1, Asus MemoPad.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laine View Post
There's no option for both. I think it depends on the situation. If you want a quick cuppa then good quality teabags are O.K. But for a relaxing, civilised experience then loose tea can be wonderful. Of course, there are far more varieties available in loose leaf if you have a specialty tea shop nearby.
I remember when I ordered a pot of Darjeeling at The Tea Centre in Sydney I was asked 1st, 2nd or 3rd flushing. ??????
I agree with you that it depends on the situation. I have a big collection of loose leaf teas but for the quick cuppa, I still use tea bags.
1st, 2nd or 3rd flushing? I didn't know that Oz is so advanced in serving tea in shops! I was very impressed that in any Australian coffee shop one can order different kinds of coffee, like long white or short black etc. In Paris, unless you go to a specialist coffee shop, the coffee you get in a traditional French cafe is expensive and horrible.
The flushings could mean rinsing of the leaves before it is served. I was told that the 1st pot of tea made with Oolong should be thrown away because it tastes dusty and bitter. It is only from the 2nd or 3rd infusion that the best taste comes from. By the way, Oolong can take at least 6 refills of hot water so don't throw the leaves away after just one filling of the teapot. It will be like the story of how Europeans threw away the water after making tea and ate the leaves when they first discovered it.
Polyglot27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Other Non-Fiction A Highland Seer: Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves, v.1, 14 June 2008 vivaldirules Kindle Books 5 07-24-2012 11:01 PM
K3 Squeaky, Loose Back Panel yanathin Amazon Kindle 39 08-12-2011 06:53 AM
Other Non-Fiction A Highland Seer: Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves, v.1, 14 June 2008 vivaldirules IMP Books 1 11-29-2008 05:47 PM
Other Non-Fiction A Highland Seer: Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves, v.1, 14 June 2008 vivaldirules BBeB/LRF Books 0 06-14-2008 01:49 PM
Loose change -> books! Zoot Amazon Kindle 4 01-05-2008 10:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:17 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.