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Different tea glass

by zipp » Oct 12th 06 1:02 am

My wife and I met some friends at a local coffee shop last weekend, we ordered tea (of course) and it was served in a 16 oz water glass with one of those cozzie insulator ring thingys.
I have never seen tea served like this, I thought it was a really cool service. Has anyone else seen this? Is this some European way to drink tea? Or (as one friend said) they must be out of mugs....

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by jogrebe » Oct 12th 06 1:22 am

Reminds me of the Russian Tea Glass holders, which are pretty much a glass to hold the tea and a metal holder to keep your fingers comfortable when sipping your hot tea.

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by Madam Potts » Oct 30th 06 10:23 pm

As people are expanding their idea what tea is/can be...I am finding more experimentation with different glasses and mugs. I think this is a great leap forward for tea trends. That and I have an unusual penchant for glassware!

I'm all for different tea cups/mugs/potts!

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by Chip » Oct 31st 06 2:29 am

Glass is great for displaying brewing tea also...it works super for needle type green tea as the leaves floating vertically will also put on a show as they dance and float up and down in the glass. It is usually decanted, but I like to decant into another glass and put several of the leaves in my drinking glass so the show goes on as I drink.

This is a Chinese practice, though I am not sure what the name for this brewing method is.

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by jogrebe » Oct 31st 06 3:21 am

chip wrote:Glass is great for displaying brewing tea also...it works super for needle type green tea as the leaves floating vertically will also put on a show as they dance and float up and down in the glass. It is usually decanted, but I like to decant into another glass and put several of the leaves in my drinking glass so the show goes on as I drink.

This is a Chinese practice, though I am not sure what the name for this brewing method is.
Glass Brewing

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by Chip » Oct 31st 06 4:18 am

jogrebe wrote:
chip wrote:

This is a Chinese practice, though I am not sure what the name for this brewing method is.
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John, I actually meant the Chinese term...I read it on a vendor's site...I will have to try and remember where.