Xian Cha - Long Jing


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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Evan Draper » Jan 17th, '13, 10:29

This is all I was talking about, really.
http://www.lupiciausa.com/product_p/41401833.htm
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Tead Off » Jan 18th, '13, 05:52

bagua7 wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Many myths associated with flash rinsing and 'cleaning' most teas.


How about this? Removing pesticide residue.

Buy organic! You will never remove all the pesticide residue with flash rinses.
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby bagua7 » Jan 21st, '13, 21:11

I do whenever I can, but I rinse the leaves twice before serving: hot water tap and also boiling water when pouring from the kettle.

Personally, I would be very concerned with Indian sourced tea, even organic:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_c ... ia_1545512

Heavy metals! I would be very concerned about this stuff. :shock:

They just don't care. Remember the Bhopal fiasco? :?
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby TIM » Jan 21st, '13, 22:14

? Twice for longing?
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Tead Off » Jan 22nd, '13, 00:28

bagua7 wrote:I do whenever I can, but I rinse the leaves twice before serving: hot water tap and also boiling water when pouring from the kettle.

Personally, I would be very concerned with Indian sourced tea, even organic:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_c ... ia_1545512

Heavy metals! I would be very concerned about this stuff. :shock:

They just don't care. Remember the Bhopal fiasco? :?

They don't mention anything about Darjeeling or Nilgiri teas. Assam is not high mountain tea. I would be just as concerned with Chinese teas, maybe even more.
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby bagua7 » Jan 22nd, '13, 01:04

I know. But if we follow that logic the whole planet is a toxic waste.

Yes, longjing too :D Not too concerned with Taiwan High Mountain tea though...but maybe I am wrong too! :?
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Tead Off » Jan 22nd, '13, 02:33

bagua7 wrote:I know. But if we follow that logic the whole planet is a toxic waste.

Yes, longjing too :D Not too concerned with Taiwan High Mountain tea though...but maybe I am wrong too! :?

What logic?
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby bagua7 » Jan 22nd, '13, 20:32

Chinese green teas having the same level of contamination as Indian ones.
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Tead Off » Jan 22nd, '13, 23:57

bagua7 wrote:Chinese green teas having the same level of contamination as Indian ones.

There are very few Indian green teas. Most are black/red teas. Darjeeling teas are mostly organic these days and are high mountain teas. While I can't provide real testing results, logic would say that these teas are purer than most other Indian teas just like some Taiwanese regions are purer than others. You can't lump every tea into the same category. But, I will agree with you in that the Indians and Chinese use heavy contaminants and pesticides.
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Joel Byron » Jan 23rd, '13, 00:44

That's basically a "Tom Collins" glass.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/get-h-14-cl-h14-14-oz-san-plastic-tom-collins-glass/375H14.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=375H14&utm_campaign=PLA&gclid=CILkhJHV_bQCFRRbnAodXBgAYg

Don't know about the heat resistance, but for a lower temp infusion of a green tea like Longjing, I bet a normal glass is fine.
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Evan Draper » Jan 23rd, '13, 14:12

Leave it to the new guy to stay on topic! Thanks for the pertinent info, Joel.
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Re: Xian Cha - Long Jing

Postby Evan Draper » Feb 1st, '13, 00:04

Pretty funny that no one mentioned these:
http://www.adagio.com/teaware/iced_tea_glasses.html
Looks like they'll do just fine.
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