Recommendations for newbie

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Mar 15th, '12, 19:47
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Re: Recommendations for newbie

by AbcTea » Mar 15th, '12, 19:47

trying to give it a chance, ill try coldbrewing with bottled water. i cant imagine it being a vendor thing as the tea was very offensive to my tastebuds ( almost traumatized :cry: ) ill prolly try a different site next time

Mar 20th, '12, 05:58
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Re: Recommendations for newbie

by AbcTea » Mar 20th, '12, 05:58

tried coldbrewing didnt really change anything. i dont believe it is the water, im just not too fond of the taste of green teas.

i did try reducing amount of tea/brew time and adding drops of lemon juice which makes it somewhat tolerable; is there something else i can add in to help ? some type of herb or flavoring ?

do the mixed green teas with fruits/genmaicha have a significantly different taste?

Mar 22nd, '12, 00:44
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Re: Recommendations for newbie

by djlau » Mar 22nd, '12, 00:44

Perhaps start with a white tea like Bai Mu Dan? They're very floral and light.

Mar 22nd, '12, 01:29
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Re: Recommendations for newbie

by AbcTea » Mar 22nd, '12, 01:29

yea was thinking i might try some white/decaf/chamomile
appreciate the suggestion.

just figuring out the differences in the types of tea (green,black,oolong,red), all these asian names pretty confusing ^^; kinda getting the differences between the types also
varying parts of plant/harvest times/strains maybe.

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