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Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby BrandonTeaClub » May 22nd, '11, 00:50

Everybody has this kind of tea: it's impossible to screw up, it tastes pretty good no matter what, and it's cheap. When you are hard pressed to find the time for a proper session with something expensive, this is the tea that'll tide you over. It's like chicken soup.

For me, this tea is the genmaicha from my local tea shop, as well as a lovely light Lapsang Souchong from Upton Tea Imports.

I'd love to hear what you guys brew as a "comfort" tea.
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby tortoise » May 22nd, '11, 11:54

Most of the tea I drink is comfort tea. Cheap is not necessarily a qualifier for "comfort" for me.

Yutaka Midori from O-Cha would probably be a go-to tea that I can't mess up and also on the inexpensive side of the teas I like.

High FIred Tie Guan Yin too. Almost any aged Ooolong. I don't know, they are all pretty comforting. :D
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby debunix » May 22nd, '11, 12:16

SeaDyke brand red-label Anxi Ti Kuan Yin.

It's the first tea I was formally introduced to, and in addition to a long history of positive associations I bring to every cup, it's a mellow tea that is comforting and comfortable on overcast days, when I feel under the weather, or just need a thermos full of tea right NOW.
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby ninavampi » May 24th, '11, 00:18

Tea in itself is a comfort food/drink for me. There is nothing better than to curl up with my dog (who is actually named Sencha) and sip a hot cup of tea while reading a good book...

A good tea to do this with, I have found, is pretty much anything oolongy... Especially a Milk Oolong (flavored) that I found at a tiny Argentinian coffee shop. Cheap, sweet, warming, calming, and delicious!
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby Nenugal » May 24th, '11, 02:10

I have two nice and easy comfort teas: Tie Guan Yin (brewed grandpa style) and Genmaicha.
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby Spoonvonstup » May 24th, '11, 18:58

Nenugal wrote:I have two nice and easy comfort teas: Tie Guan Yin (brewed grandpa style) and Genmaicha.


What does "grandpa style" mean?
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby wyardley » May 24th, '11, 19:22

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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby Spoonvonstup » May 24th, '11, 19:35



Ah, perfect! I drink green tea like this quite often, but I'd never heard it called that before.
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby tortoise » May 25th, '11, 10:35

Spoonvonstup wrote:


Ah, perfect! I drink green tea like this quite often, but I'd never heard it called that before.


I don't think it's an official term.
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Re: Your Go-to No-Fuss No-Muss Tea

Postby Nenugal » May 25th, '11, 10:45

tortoise wrote:
Spoonvonstup wrote:


Ah, perfect! I drink green tea like this quite often, but I'd never heard it called that before.


I don't think it's an official term.


I don't know, I just picked up the term from some discussion here at TeaChat :)
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