What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby Poseidon » Mar 25th, '14, 10:03

Is it weird that i dont like anything with my tea?

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 25th, '14, 14:34

My Teaware. And no that is not a joke :oops: . I often have food with tea, which normally stands pretty much by itself in the day. My teaware though, they are what I enjoy tremendously for passing time while heating the water, brewing, drinking, etc.

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby Poseidon » Mar 25th, '14, 15:52

AdamMY wrote:My Teaware. And no that is not a joke :oops: . I often have food with tea, which normally stands pretty much by itself in the day. My teaware though, they are what I enjoy tremendously for passing time while heating the water, brewing, drinking, etc.

+1 I didnt even think of that. :lol:

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby Alex » Mar 27th, '14, 05:07

Being from the UK I was brought up on assam based bags and milk with a touch of sugar.......still drink it almost daily although I usually buy loose leaf assam like this. http://www.postcardteas.com/site/product/newassam/ and brew it with milk and sugar. It feels like a completely separate thing to my sencha habit.

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby chingwa » Mar 27th, '14, 11:12

The guiltiest pleasure of tea for me is the serene silence/stillness of a solitary pour

totally!

For me good tea itself is it's own guilty pleasure... and I usually enjoy it by itself. usually.

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Postby bonescwa » Mar 28th, '14, 18:45

A dip of Copenhagen goes well with musty old puerh

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby Poohblah » Mar 29th, '14, 14:04

Don't tell anybody, but when I'm not at home, I drink a lot of English Breakfast teabags because they are easy to find, taste ok, and satisfy my craving for a hot drink.

I also frequently drink yerba mate in the mornings, but that habit is waning because I've found bancha to be a more soothing way to start my day.

And perhaps it's the opposite of a "guilty pleasure", but I feel a little ashamed because I don't like pu. Sheng or shu, it's rare for me to come across a pu that I enjoy.

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby JBaymore » Mar 29th, '14, 15:18

Taking TIME to sit and focus on TEA.

We are all so busy and running constantly these days. Time to focus is so important.

best,

.....................john

PS: Teaware is a close second.

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby Ceoltoir » Apr 3rd, '14, 15:18

I like eating dark chocolate with strong black Japanese teas or pu erh with a tiny bit of cake. Iced sencha with honey sounds delicious and I like to make it from time to time.
And my third sin (last but not least).. I like to take my whole teaware set, turn on chinese/japanese music (Sakura is my favourite one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVLR6znrpOU), brew and taste tea in a slow way, letting my thoughts wander.

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby Chris418 » Apr 8th, '14, 20:18

little chunk of hazelnut chocolate, especially with chinese black

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby yalokinh » May 2nd, '14, 13:12

One tea I've been drinking lately would be tereré (pronounced with an emphasis at the accented E).
A couple of months ago I wanted a good yerba mate gourd, which is way harder to find than it really should be, so I ended up ordering around 5 because the first 4 just weren't the right size (my sweet spot is 4oz).
Anyways, I use around a 10oz gourd for terere, put some ice in it with the yerba mate along with a couple of orange peels and a little sugar, then pour in some cold water and BAM!!! I was really blown away about how good it was, really worth a try

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What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby debunix » May 2nd, '14, 18:38

What is terere?

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby yalokinh » May 2nd, '14, 23:34

its basically cold yerba mate with optional stuff like sugar and orange peels

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby debunix » May 3rd, '14, 00:05

Ah. I was thinking perhaps a special herb for infusion along with the mate and flavorings.

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Re: What one guilty pleasure you enjoy with tea?

Postby yalokinh » May 3rd, '14, 00:36

you could add anything you like, honey, sugar, fruits like oranges, pineapples, etc...

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