Grandpa Style in a Coconut


Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby PurplePotato » Feb 16th, '13, 13:50

PuerhCoconut.JPG
PuerhCoconut.JPG (90.97 KiB) Viewed 506 times


Aged large leaf loose puerh in a coconut. I had tried this tea with one of my roommates earlier; he had thought it tasted like coconut, and thought it might be better brewed with some actual coconut thrown in. Then later there was a coconut in the fridge that he had used specifically for the coconut water, and he offered the rest to me. So I had an idea...

I simply threw a few leaves at the bottom of the coconut, and poured in some boiling water, adding more boiling water as a drank, just as you would drinking a tea grandpa style. I thought that I wouldn't like drinking tea through a straw, but using it actually meant that I could drink the tea while it was still a little too hot without burning my mouth, as the tea cooled significantly in its passage up the straw.

The result was much better than I thought it would be, as the coconut and puerh played off themselves nicely, with neither overpowering the other. The tea also maintained a pretty nice qi, which I wasn't expecting from the method.

Who needs teapots anyways? :P
PurplePotato
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Dec 11th, '

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby Joel Byron » Feb 16th, '13, 20:45

But, is it dishwasher safe? :lol:
User avatar
Joel Byron
 
Posts: 111
Joined: Jan 19th, '

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby bagua7 » Feb 17th, '13, 01:11

Interesting. Why don't you dry the shell out for future use?

Alternatively:

http://tinyurl.com/bpg7mfr
http://tinyurl.com/dy7txav
User avatar
bagua7
 
Posts: 1230
Joined: Jul 21st, '

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby PurplePotato » Feb 18th, '13, 01:26

bagua7 wrote:Interesting. Why don't you dry the shell out for future use?


Not a bad idea, but the shell wasn't really in the best shape. I am tempted by the idea of drying one out and storing some tea in it, but that's a lot of wasted tea if the result isn't good.

And the thought of putting any of my teapots in the dishwasher is frightening :shock:
PurplePotato
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Dec 11th, '

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby futurebird » Feb 18th, '13, 02:38

This is weird, but I could see it being good. Don't really like fruit with my tea, but coconut would go with puerh. Especially the cooked stuff.
futurebird
 
Posts: 593
Joined: Feb 12th, '
Location: South Bronx, NYC

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby Evan Draper » Feb 18th, '13, 11:10

But more importantly, what did you do with all that brick being bound up by the desert?
User avatar
Evan Draper
 
Posts: 384
Joined: Jan 23rd, '
Location: Philadelphia

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby PurplePotato » Feb 19th, '13, 13:06

Evan Draper wrote:But more importantly, what did you do with all that brick being bound up by the desert?


I was wondering if anyone would comment on that. I wasn't playing Settlers at the time, that is just our table. It is a custom map for a cooperative variant, with the hexes under a sheet of glass. The brick is kinda stranded there, but having a gold hex and light temple near by means that it's sometimes worth going for, though probably not until later in the game.
PurplePotato
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Dec 11th, '

Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby Hannah » Feb 24th, '13, 21:21

Hmmm... I have some metal straws which go well with this idea!

Should try a coconut gaiwan :lol:
User avatar
Hannah
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Aug 31st, '
Location: NSW, Australia


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation