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Tea in a wine glass...

by tingjunkie » Nov 19th 10 10:30 pm

Try it out. You might like it!

Just been experimenting. Allows you to better see the color and clarity, but perhaps more important, it concentrates the aroma before, and as you drink. You can use the glass like a face mask, breathe deep, and really get the good smells going on. I'm not sure it beats good thin porcelain, but it will offer a new perspective on your teas at least! :D

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by tingjunkie » Nov 19th 10 10:39 pm

...and so far, superior for the "bottom of the cup" aromas too!

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by Herb_Master » Nov 19th 10 11:38 pm

I have not tried that one, but I have drunk wine from a Petr Novak teabowl!

:oops: I was thirsty and the bottle was open, and the kitchen cabinet that used to have lots of glasses in is now full of teaware. I was drinking outside in the sunshine, and was too eager to get back outside, so did not go through to the room where the wine glasses now live.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by Chip » Nov 19th 10 11:58 pm

I had purchsed a bunch of inexpensive wine and smaller liquor glasses in varying shapes for this purpose.

Pretty cool actually.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by tingjunkie » Nov 20th 10 12:01 am

Please share your findings Chip. I'm using a very rounded thin glass with a fairly large opening. Not sure what wine it is specifically meant for.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by tortoise » Nov 20th 10 12:03 am

I have tried this in flute style wine glasses with white tea and those "flowering" teas that are tied together like a bud. I have not yet used this method for chinese greens. Aren't you supposed to brew the tea right in the glass you consume it from?

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by Chip » Nov 20th 10 12:05 am

tingjunkie wrote:Please share your findings Chip. I'm using a very rounded thin glass with a fairly large opening. Not sure what wine it is specifically meant for.
Well, I do not drink, sooo I am guessing a bit. There is a small brandy like sniffer, one shaped more or less like an aroma cup, one I guess is like a martini glass ... and more. But there are all small scale.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by tingjunkie » Nov 20th 10 12:45 am

tortoise wrote: Aren't you supposed to brew the tea right in the glass you consume it from?
Not usually. Traditionally the Chinese way of drinking was right from the pot or gaiwan, but not many people do that anymore as far as I know.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by gargoylekitty » Nov 20th 10 7:10 am

I do that often enough with wine glasses and glass cups/mugs I bought specifically for tea. It's nice to see the leaves in it like that and, as said, it makes the color clearer to see. Haven't noticed as much a strengthening of the aroma though from glass brewing in other types of cups.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by the_economist » Nov 20th 10 8:10 am

does the glass tend to stain though? i use a glass bowl to pour my waste teas and its terribly stained haha...

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by Alex » Nov 20th 10 9:09 am

Good idea will defo try. I bet the wine glass shape helps hold back the leaves a little as well. Awesome.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by Alex » Nov 20th 10 2:44 pm

Works really well. Had some wuyi away from my tea table this morning like this. Smells great and the shape holds back the leaves perfectly. Thanks 8)

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by tingjunkie » Nov 20th 10 2:53 pm

Actually, I wasn't brewing in the glass, just pouring my gaiwan/pot directly into one to drink from. But whatever works for you guys, enjoy!

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by Tead Off » Nov 20th 10 4:34 pm

tingjunkie wrote:Actually, I wasn't brewing in the glass, just pouring my gaiwan/pot directly into one to drink from. But whatever works for you guys, enjoy!
In India, both in Kolkata and in Darjeeling, I was given teas in wine glasses to try. This wasn't the the norm but a couple of sellers did it this way. All were shaped like snifters, smaller mouth than body to focus smell. To tell you the truth, I didn't care for the tea this way. It lost heat too fast and I didn't notice any benefit other than you can see the liquor. For gongfu brewing, it doesn't make sense.

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Re: Tea in a wine glass...

by gingkoseto » Nov 20th 10 4:57 pm

Or a shot glass :D

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This is from one of my favorite tea blogs which I can't read by enjoy the pictures all the time.
http://nomarukumederu.cocolog-nifty.com ... -dc74.html

There is a better looking one of Tai Ping Hou Kui in a tall shot glass. Since seeing that picture, I was looking for a tall shot glass of that kind :shock:
Gargoyle... wrote:I do that often enough with wine glasses and glass cups/mugs I bought specifically for tea. It's nice to see the leaves in it like that and, as said, it makes the color clearer to see. Haven't noticed as much a strengthening of the aroma though from glass brewing in other types of cups.
I do exactly the same :D I use wine glass to brew tea from time to time, when I feel like to spend some time watching the "tea dance" :D I brew green tea in a glass mug most of the time. Now with a nice duan ni yixing coming, I guess I will be struggling between feeding a favorite teapot and watching the tea dance :shock: