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Postby Lord Darkstorm » Jan 19th, '09, 00:10

It is a bit interesting how going to a decent chinees/japanese restaurant can open a new world in something other than food. A local place serves oolong tea with their meals, and it amazed me that I could drink a tea that lacked a load of sweetener to make it drinkable. So I asked what it was. "vulong" is what I got out of the waitress when I asked, so I went searching. While I did find that vulong was really oolong, I found some other tea's I enjoy as well.

While I am still figuring out how to brew the tea in more than tiny amounts (which would be fine while sitting at home, at work I don't have a range of choices for how to make it) Maybe one day I'll manage to make oolong as good as the chinees place, I've still not quite mastered the secret.

Still, I refuse to give up and will keep at it.

As a side note, I've come to love rooibos almost as much.

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Postby Victoria » Jan 19th, '09, 00:23

Hi and welcome! You might try an infuser basket for brewing larger cups or mugs at work, they can be convenient.

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Postby Trey Winston » Jan 19th, '09, 02:12

Welcome :D

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Postby Shelob » Jan 19th, '09, 10:22

Awesome DRAGON Avi!!!! Love it.
Welcome to TeaChat, hope you join us in TeaDay and share what's in your cup! 8)

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Postby Lord Darkstorm » Jan 19th, '09, 12:13

I ordered an infuser cup, very nice looking one too. :)

Anyone have a recommendation for a good scale?

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Postby Sydney » Jan 19th, '09, 13:25

MY WEIGH DIGITAL POCKET MINI 400Z (apologies for all caps - copy/paste from amazon.com)

This is the one I use, and it's just fine.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Jan 19th, '09, 13:27

The 300z is fine too, as is the Upton Tea Imports scale.

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Postby olivierco » Jan 19th, '09, 14:04

Welcome!

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Postby Lord Darkstorm » Jan 19th, '09, 14:50

Thanks, scale is on the way as well. Now just to wait patiently for my items to arrive. Might even make work less annoying. :lol:

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Postby Victoria » Jan 19th, '09, 16:38

We love to help people spend money! hehehe, anything else you need?

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Postby Lord Darkstorm » Jan 20th, '09, 07:34

I have more tea on the way, so, not yet....

Soon I expect...soon.

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Postby Chip » Jan 21st, '09, 00:49

Lord Darkstorm, welcome to TeaChat, great to have you here. I have the Upton version scale and it is quite durable!

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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 21st, '09, 04:55

Welcome!

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Postby sheila77551 » Jan 21st, '09, 20:20

Welcome Lord Darkstorm.
Enjoy

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Postby Lord Darkstorm » Jan 22nd, '09, 00:24

The scale will show up around friday, but my lovely infuser cup won't get in till Monday... :(

But I have new teas to try out in the mean time. Three Toa of Tea varieties showed up today! I do like the design of their tins. And the labels are taped on (implying they were meant to come off and the tins reused...can do).

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