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Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alisandra Volta 1 hour ago. 90 Replies

     Abhorring thread duplication, I checked first to see if the community had delved into the oft-spirited discussion regarding the consumption of our favourite concoction of the Camellia Sinensis…Continue

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Alisandra Volta replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"Aah something I know about! My girlfriends and I have English High Tea once a week. ( I am making Molasses cookies as we speak) . I get most of our teas at the Asian Market as they have the best variety and prices."
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Madame Magdalena (Maria Noah) replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"I love tea and have no idea where to begin.  I am afraid I am put of by any extreme fussiness or the appearance thereof, so I avoid American tea establishments.  I prefer to drink Earl Gray.  This is in part due to preference and in…"
Jan 24
Michael Telson replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"I can't remember if the store is still open, but there was a traditional Vietnamese tea shop at the "Grand Century Mall" in San Jose, Ca. My wife (she is Chinese from Vietnam) bought some tea there and they went through the correct…"
Dec 16, 2013
Professor Argon Bats replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"Try this http://www.perchs.dk/default.asp?page=egentekst.asp&id=47 Lots of interesting articles as well."
Aug 19, 2013
Ada Elizabeth Cook replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"I do not have any tea in my cup right now. As for my preferred tea, that would be red. I know it has a name, but I cannot remember it. I do, however, also drink earl grey, green tea and black tea. But I digress.  As someone who is trying to be…"
Aug 19, 2013
Professor Argon Bats replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"Excellent selection. I am curious, what is the "navvy" blend?It wouldn't be Assam with Lapsang souchong, would it? And yes, the mustache cups work wonders, I have seen them in action. My mom (a professional potter) made one for her…"
Jul 24, 2013
Professor Herschel Euphorbiamus replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"Aah! The noblest of beverages.As an Englishman,and proud of it,I favour a fine bone china teapot This to be suitably warmed before infusing the leaves in freshly drawn water,2-3 seconds off the boil to avoid scalding.Among my favourites are…"
Jul 24, 2013
Caitlin N. Veit replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"My tea preferences are wide.  I enjoy many spices and flavors.  My favorite teas usually have ginger additions but I love jasmine and oolong of all kinds.  If I am drinking a black tea I enjoy some cream with it, but with lemon is…"
Jun 1, 2013
Kellyann Conway replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"I LOVe tea and Steampunk; it's magic when they meet! Right now I am drinking Puerth tea, We are having a Steampunk Tea in Sacramento in June 22, if you're interested. I would love to let other…"
May 25, 2013
Rowena M. Harper replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"The tea selection locally is sparse, for the most part. But, thank you for finding this! I may just have to give it a try!"
May 17, 2013
Rowena M. Harper replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"The unfortunate bit is when the pre-made tea in the glass bottles still tastes like plastics."
May 17, 2013
Professor Argon Bats replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"Sounds like it could be a classic sencha with roasted rice grains? Like this, random first vendor that popped up in a google search. Maybe your local providers carry one."
May 16, 2013
CoastConFan replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"I have to wonder if they added shiso to the green tea to make it Sushi Bar style.  I agree, things in plastic generally take on a plastic taste."
May 16, 2013
Rowena M. Harper replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"Tea was my gateway drug into the world of Steampunk. Well, and H. G. Wells, but that's another story entirely! :)  I have no preference, and there are few out of what I have tried that I haven't cared for. I'm open to trying any…"
May 16, 2013
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May 9, 2013
Madame Jeanette Montrose replied to Samuel F. Birkenkamp's discussion Tea: Preferences and Preperation Techniques of 21st Century Victorian-era Temporal Expats.
"I have always loved tea, and far prefer it to coffee.  (Even though I'm in Seattle, ha ha) I like most kinds of teas, except for the fruity or flowery flavored ones.  Being of English and Irish heritage, I keep a large box of PG tips…"
May 9, 2013

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