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The tea about Tea

Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
(He)
Y'all like tea? I know you do.

I'm opening this with a question: What's the best way to brew iced tea by the glass? i.e. Not cold-steeping a full pitcher with bags overnight, or sun tea, or anything.

Do you brew it with double the tea? And/or, half the hot water?
Or do you brew it with the normal amounts of tea and water, for a longer time?

In either case, what's the ratio for the adjustment? Double/half? More, less?
 
It's cooling off, which means time for hojicha! I'm partial to Nakamura Tokichi because I freaking love that teahouse but what I bought in Japan from our last trip is almost gone so I've picked up a couple other brands.

For other teas I get Rooibos and white/silver tea from the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse because uh, I freaking love that teahouse too.

I swear I'm not just won over by pretty buildings.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
I don't do tea super often, but when I do I love me some Rooibos - partly because I don't do significant amounts of caffeine which limits my option, but also Rooibos and some of the common blends for it (vanilla, orange, what have you) are really damn tasty. One of my go-to winter warmers is a nice Rooibos with some honey liqueur and maybe a squeeze of lemon.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I don't do tea super often, but when I do I love me some Rooibos - partly because I don't do significant amounts of caffeine which limits my option, but also Rooibos and some of the common blends for it (vanilla, orange, what have you) are really damn tasty.
It me. Vanilla Rooibos is my tea of choice.
 

Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
(He)
I need to pick up some rooibos too, it's been a while. Something with nice spices for the cooling weather, maybe. The ever-popular orange and clove is always a solid choice.

These days I mainly have constant comment (an orange-spice black tea blend) and lemon lift (lemon-spice black tea blend), both by Bigelow, and also Earl Grey. I also have all three of the above in decaf variants, which is nice since I can't have a lot of caffeine, especially during work days.
 
I don't do tea super often, but when I do I love me some Rooibos - partly because I don't do significant amounts of caffeine which limits my option, but also Rooibos and some of the common blends for it (vanilla, orange, what have you) are really damn tasty. One of my go-to winter warmers is a nice Rooibos with some honey liqueur and maybe a squeeze of lemon.

It me. Vanilla Rooibos is my tea of choice.

I need to pick up some rooibos too, it's been a while. Something with nice spices for the cooling weather, maybe. The ever-popular orange and clove is always a solid choice.

I definitely need to plug Dushanbe's Sunshine Rooibos to all of you it seems. I love it.
 
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