Mystery Shou 199

199 shou - dry leaf

I have a sort of sub-class of the “Daily Drinker” genre, a niche for “good but not great” shou pu-erh, usually loose leaf but occasionally beeng cha, that gets to strut its stuff after meals, acting as a combined palate scourer and digestif.

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Orange Shou, Part III

satsuma shou - leaves and fruit

I was making up a batch of Masala Chai the other day, when inspiration struck.

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Still Ill

masala chai used leaves

Just when I thought I was over the worst of it, the cold that refuses to die fought yet another rearguard action, a sneezing, coughing Battle of the Bulge, a temperature soaring, death-warmed-up counter-offensive.

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Turkish Delight II

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When I was at a local food emporium recently, stocking up on Emona Brand Ceylon tea for Chai Masala, I made a discovery.

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Irma Chinese Sencha

Irma Chinese Sencha - dry leaves

Mrs. Teaist came across this tea in a branch of Danish supermarket Irma, and given their reputation as purveyors of good quality foodstuffs thought it worth a punt.

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A Mini-Mini-Break

Last weekend Teaist Junior was having a birthday party to celebrate her putting her teenage years behind her.

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The Odd Couple

Necessity is the mother of invention, or so they say, and who am I to argue with that?

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