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If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by Bridgette » Jan 16th 20 7:46 pm

Hello all,

Today at lunch we were talking about different things like, if you were stuck on Mars and could only eat one vegetable, what would it be? (Potato was the ultimate winner.)

Which led me to think - if you could only drink one type of tea for the rest of the year- or the rest of your life- what would you choose? What would be in your cup?

For me, I'm struggling between a Turmeric Ginger tea or Peppermint.

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by isabellamor » Jan 31st 20 5:01 am

It will be hibiscus tea but I also love Jasmine tea. This question is pretty hard, do I really need to choose one? :(

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by Bridgette » Jan 31st 20 3:29 pm

isabellamor wrote: It will be hibiscus tea but I also love Jasmine tea. This question is pretty hard, do I really need to choose one? :(
Ooo interesting! Florals are such a once and while thing for me, personally!

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by BenHK » Feb 4th 20 5:19 pm

"for the rest of your life" then you must consider age

When we are not old yet, we can choose whatever we want.
But some tea are not good to elderly's digest system, in Chinese believe,
PuErh tea would be a boring choice but a good one, of course not talking about
raw PuErh or very condensed tea, light PT does not irritate the system, and also
good PuErh tea will have one kind of "QI", a few cups down and you will feel the
body gets warm.(only can experience with Good PT), this "QI" will then be good
for elderly, and the best thing is you can buy lots of Brick-PuErh tea and keep it
for decades and drink for life :) (I guess we all know it gets better when you keep it longer)

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by Bridgette » Feb 4th 20 6:41 pm

BenHK wrote: "for the rest of your life" then you must consider age

When we are not old yet, we can choose whatever we want.
But some tea are not good to elderly's digest system, in Chinese believe,
PuErh tea would be a boring choice but a good one, of course not talking about
raw PuErh or very condensed tea, light PT does not irritate the system, and also
good PuErh tea will have one kind of "QI", a few cups down and you will feel the
body gets warm.(only can experience with Good PT), this "QI" will then be good
for elderly, and the best thing is you can buy lots of Brick-PuErh tea and keep it
for decades and drink for life :) (I guess we all know it gets better when you keep it longer)
Hah - a literal take on the question! I like it :lol:

PuErh is a tea I am only starting to get to know! What do you mean by QI?

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by BenHK » Feb 5th 20 4:24 am

Hah - a literal take on the question! I like it :lol:

PuErh is a tea I am only starting to get to know! What do you mean by QI?
"QI" is a feeling of energy flowing around your body, we Asian believe so,
even Hong Kong people like us understand the western science (I studied
Mechanical Engineering actually).

Qi, when you feel it, you will know it. It is not like any magically force or
fake KongFu in movies, it is just something flowing in our body.

Green tea is well known for the Anti-Oxidant that cleanse the body and
many good effects. But when something with that strong cleansing power,
imagine the irritation caused to the elderly, so for elderly, don't drink too much
green tea, red tea, white tea, yellow tea. Light black tea is my personal good choice.
And it is cheap to buy the new tea cake, keep it for long time, enjoy it years later,
this is also a long term fun, waiting the tea cake to get mature. The equation is:

Good PuErh Tea base+good keeping environment+time=good Puerh Tea

If the tea base(our term of PuErh, means the quality of stem and leaves, the cleanliness...)
is not good enough, no matter what you do , it will not turn into good PT,
if the base is fairly OK, no need to be the top shelf stuffs, after long time in good
conditions, the taste of final yield may surprise you.

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by Bridgette » Feb 6th 20 3:25 pm

BenHK wrote:
Hah - a literal take on the question! I like it :lol:

PuErh is a tea I am only starting to get to know! What do you mean by QI?
"QI" is a feeling of energy flowing around your body, we Asian believe so,
even Hong Kong people like us understand the western science (I studied
Mechanical Engineering actually).

Qi, when you feel it, you will know it. It is not like any magically force or
fake KongFu in movies, it is just something flowing in our body.

Green tea is well known for the Anti-Oxidant that cleanse the body and
many good effects. But when something with that strong cleansing power,
imagine the irritation caused to the elderly, so for elderly, don't drink too much
green tea, red tea, white tea, yellow tea. Light black tea is my personal good choice.
And it is cheap to buy the new tea cake, keep it for long time, enjoy it years later,
this is also a long term fun, waiting the tea cake to get mature. The equation is:

Good PuErh Tea base+good keeping environment+time=good Puerh Tea

If the tea base(our term of PuErh, means the quality of stem and leaves, the cleanliness...)
is not good enough, no matter what you do , it will not turn into good PT,
if the base is fairly OK, no need to be the top shelf stuffs, after long time in good
conditions, the taste of final yield may surprise you.
Ah, I think I understand now. I believe I've seen Qi written as Chi and didn't make the connection. Thank you for your explanation!

Might have to grab a cup of Pu'erh today!

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by Meizi » Mar 27th 20 11:47 pm

Matcha.

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Re: If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life, what would it be?

by agwertzy » Apr 1st 20 3:30 pm

For me, I think it would be a very specific vanilla chai latte blend with cinnamon and honey. It's not especially high quality, you can find it in most grocery stores, but it reminds me of growing up. My mom, for as long as I can remember, has stocked up on cans of this chai powder. To this day, she goes through multiple tins a week. I love most tea blends, but this one just gives me a feeling of coziness and home.