Monthly Archives: October 2016

Retail Therapy

I’ve been busy ordering tea, chasing a few interesting leads.

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The Teaware Cupboard Shuffle

I love glass teaware.

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Yu Chi Shan Cha

Spoiler alert – this tea is incredibly good.

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This and That

The spoon scraped hard against the bottom of the caddy. The “cheap but good enough as a palate cleanser and general digestive system degreasant” Golden Sail brand shou Pu-erh was all gone. Oh.

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Ikea Vattentät Kettle

My jury-rigged meat thermometer powered kettle works well enough for boiling smaller amounts of water, or when I want to accurately heat water to 80-85 °C for green, white, or yellow tea.

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Yamamotoyama Hoji Cha

Sometimes, when it comes to tea, I like to turn off that automatic inside-of-the-head warning mechanism – you know, the robotic sounding one similar to the ones large service vehicles sport, the one that says “Caution, the packet of tea … Continue reading

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Cardamom Tea

Once upon a time clan Teaist were visiting a shop that specialises in foodstuffs from the Middle East and North Africa.

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