Just beginning

Please introduce yourself here to our membership


User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 00:10
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 13th, '09

Just beginning

by Lord Darkstorm » Jan 19th, '09, 00:10

It is a bit interesting how going to a decent chinees/japanese restaurant can open a new world in something other than food. A local place serves oolong tea with their meals, and it amazed me that I could drink a tea that lacked a load of sweetener to make it drinkable. So I asked what it was. "vulong" is what I got out of the waitress when I asked, so I went searching. While I did find that vulong was really oolong, I found some other tea's I enjoy as well.

While I am still figuring out how to brew the tea in more than tiny amounts (which would be fine while sitting at home, at work I don't have a range of choices for how to make it) Maybe one day I'll manage to make oolong as good as the chinees place, I've still not quite mastered the secret.

Still, I refuse to give up and will keep at it.

As a side note, I've come to love rooibos almost as much.

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 00:23
Posts: 8107
Joined: Jan 8th, '08
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Southern CA
Contact: Victoria

by Victoria » Jan 19th, '09, 00:23

Hi and welcome! You might try an infuser basket for brewing larger cups or mugs at work, they can be convenient.

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 02:12
Posts: 865
Joined: Oct 13th, '07
Location: Nørwåy

by Trey Winston » Jan 19th, '09, 02:12

Welcome :D

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 10:22
Posts: 475
Joined: Sep 29th, '08
Location: Floating blissfully in a bowl of Matcha

by Shelob » Jan 19th, '09, 10:22

Awesome DRAGON Avi!!!! Love it.
Welcome to TeaChat, hope you join us in TeaDay and share what's in your cup! 8)

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 12:13
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 13th, '09

by Lord Darkstorm » Jan 19th, '09, 12:13

I ordered an infuser cup, very nice looking one too. :)

Anyone have a recommendation for a good scale?

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 13:25
Posts: 752
Joined: Dec 22nd, '07
Location: the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy

by Sydney » Jan 19th, '09, 13:25

MY WEIGH DIGITAL POCKET MINI 400Z (apologies for all caps - copy/paste from amazon.com)

This is the one I use, and it's just fine.

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 13:27
Posts: 1636
Joined: Jan 11th, '07
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

by scruffmcgruff » Jan 19th, '09, 13:27

The 300z is fine too, as is the Upton Tea Imports scale.

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 14:04
Posts: 3368
Joined: Feb 8th, '08
Location: France

by olivierco » Jan 19th, '09, 14:04

Welcome!

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 14:50
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 13th, '09

by Lord Darkstorm » Jan 19th, '09, 14:50

Thanks, scale is on the way as well. Now just to wait patiently for my items to arrive. Might even make work less annoying. :lol:

User avatar
Jan 19th, '09, 16:38
Posts: 8107
Joined: Jan 8th, '08
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Southern CA
Contact: Victoria

by Victoria » Jan 19th, '09, 16:38

We love to help people spend money! hehehe, anything else you need?

User avatar
Jan 20th, '09, 07:34
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 13th, '09

by Lord Darkstorm » Jan 20th, '09, 07:34

I have more tea on the way, so, not yet....

Soon I expect...soon.

User avatar
Jan 21st, '09, 00:49
Mod/Admin
Posts: 21640
Joined: Apr 22nd, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

by Chip » Jan 21st, '09, 00:49

Lord Darkstorm, welcome to TeaChat, great to have you here. I have the Upton version scale and it is quite durable!

User avatar
Jan 21st, '09, 04:55
Posts: 1945
Joined: May 22nd, '06
Location: Trapped inside a bamboo tong!
Contact: hop_goblin

by hop_goblin » Jan 21st, '09, 04:55

Welcome!

Jan 21st, '09, 20:20
Posts: 122
Joined: Nov 30th, '08
Location: Beautiful Galveston Island, Texas

by sheila77551 » Jan 21st, '09, 20:20

Welcome Lord Darkstorm.
Enjoy

User avatar
Jan 22nd, '09, 00:24
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 13th, '09

by Lord Darkstorm » Jan 22nd, '09, 00:24

The scale will show up around friday, but my lovely infuser cup won't get in till Monday... :(

But I have new teas to try out in the mean time. Three Toa of Tea varieties showed up today! I do like the design of their tins. And the labels are taped on (implying they were meant to come off and the tins reused...can do).

+ Post Reply