Utensiles for blending tea


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Utensiles for blending tea

Postby Samovar » Aug 25th, '06, 12:10

I just started blending different tea flavors. I just use a stainless steel bowl and a sppon. I did this gently as I was concerned about breaking down the tea leaves.

Are there special utensiles that should be used for blending tea?

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Postby klemptor » Aug 25th, '06, 12:20

How about just tossing them around?
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Postby Madam Potts » Aug 25th, '06, 13:12

I use a chopstick to delicately fold the leaves into each other...

I keep it as a special blending chopstick: it has a fine point at the end, decorative, and not used for any other purpose.
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Postby Samovar » Aug 25th, '06, 13:15

Thank you Mad Pots! That is a lovely idea.

Where can I find some decorative chopsticks?

Do you mix the tea in a special bowl?

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Postby jogrebe » Aug 25th, '06, 13:43

When I mix teas I often do it in smaller single brew batches in my tea infuser. That way I don't have to worry about getting it all mixed together because it always seems that one tea will tend to "float" and the other wants to "sink" or at least that is my experience with mixing different types of herbals together like mint and chamomile.
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Postby filiagro » Aug 25th, '06, 20:27

I guess I'm not as concerned about things like that. All I do is throw my teas together in the same strainer. It tastes just fine to me.
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Postby Madam Potts » Aug 28th, '06, 09:46

Living in NYC I have access to Chinatown so finding decorative chopsticks is easy. My faovrite store is Pearl River - they have a website (full of many many coveted items!):

http://www.pearlriver.com/v2/FramesCat.asp?iGroup=218

I'll mix in a small glass bowl. You can mix in Tupperware. The bowl really doesn't matter. And yes, occassionally, if making one cup, I'll mix right in the strainer.

Happy Blending!

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Postby Samovar » Aug 28th, '06, 12:16

Thank you, Mad Pots. Very interesting site!

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