Making Tea SW Alaska Style

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Making Tea SW Alaska Style

by Saayuq » Jan 16th, '12, 00:57

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Step 1 Get ice.
Step 2 Melt ice.

Getting the ice to make tea water. It seems like I get a lot more mileage out of my CNNP brick when I use melted river ice than I do when running well water through the Brita filter.

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Re: Making Tea SW Alaska Style

by Chip » Jan 16th, '12, 01:00

Brrrr ... I wish you a warm welcome to TeaChat!

And watch out for the polar bears!

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Re: Making Tea SW Alaska Style

by Drax » Jan 16th, '12, 08:47

Wow, that's really... cool... :lol:

Do you have a... what's-it-called... ice house (? usually w/ sawdust?) to keep blocks through summer, too?

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Re: Making Tea SW Alaska Style

by Saayuq » Jan 16th, '12, 11:10

No. For tea we get rain water off the roof. My father-in-law used to get lake water during dry spells, which interestingly enough has that tundra taste of the last infusions of shu straight out of the lake.

We do keep small block ice in the chest freezer for slushing our subsistence fish come summer time.

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Re: Making Tea SW Alaska Style

by BioHorn » Jan 16th, '12, 12:04

Cool post! Thanks for sharing. That slush ice may work well with some shu!?

Please post more photos of you arctic tea adventures!

H.

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Re: Making Tea SW Alaska Style

by teaisme » Jan 17th, '12, 17:02

Ah living the dream in the great american frontier lucky you :mrgreen:

Welcome to teachat and stay warm!
Chip wrote:watch out for the polar bears!
+1 don't get eaten :shock:

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