Grandpa Style in a Coconut

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Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby PurplePotato » Feb 16th, '13, 12:50

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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

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby Joel Byron » Feb 16th, '13, 19:45

But, is it dishwasher safe? :lol:

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby bagua7 » Feb 17th, '13, 00:11

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

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby PurplePotato » Feb 18th, '13, 00:26

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:

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby futurebird » Feb 18th, '13, 01:38

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.

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

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

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

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby PurplePotato » Feb 19th, '13, 12:06

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.

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Re: Grandpa Style in a Coconut

Postby Hannah » Feb 24th, '13, 20:21

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

Should try a coconut gaiwan :lol:

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