Anathema! Heresy! Monstrous! Oh noes!
So my fiance and I have talked about some wedding details. We're still a long ways off, so I've got plenty of procrastination time.
She's not a tea person per se, but she likes the idea of having tea for the guests. Naturally, going and getting a large number of tea pots, kettles and the like is an invite for disaster so I'm looking for knowledge on brewing in bulk - specifically how good we can get away with. What works well and what doesn't, and what kind of devices are advisable and even what category of tea is a good shoot.
This would also be good for social gatherings in general...
Device I've considered is something like this: http://hotbeveragedispenser.net/wp-cont ... nser-4.jpg
But to my knowledge that just holds temperature - I'd still need something to brew such a quantity. One of my local takeout places serves shengcha in a hot container though so next time I go by I'll scout the type. I think it might be brewed right in.
It was also told to me by Leo at Tea Guardian that making a regular brew how we like it doesn't last well when held at temperature - mentioned in his "Tea in the Thermos" article. I'm thinking I might have to make it like I do when I take it on a Thermos, which gives me an indicator as to the styles (minhongs, roasted oolongs, shupuer's).
I've also considered blending up cool matcha (it'll be a summer wedding), but that sounds mega spendy...
What has been everyone else's experience?