Category Archives: tea making techniques

Great Uncle Style

This is a tea making technique I like to call Great Uncle style. Advertisements

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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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Grandpa Style

If the gong-fu style of tea preparation, with its elaborate equipment, detailed methodology, and precise amounts and temperature control represents yin, then its yang can be thought of to be the “Grandpa style” method of steeping tea leaves.

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Mandarin Shou, Part 2

This is the somewhat delayed follow up post to my earlier experiment in jacking loose leaf shou Pu-erh with the flavour of Chinese mandarin peel – you can read that post here.

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The Bottom of the Caddy

You know before opening the caddy that this will be the last session with that particular tea. The caddy feels unusually light, and the few lonely leaves left inside make an odd, metallic scraping noise as they slide about.

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Green Tea With Lemongrass

A post over at Cat’s Tea of the Day got me thinking about lemongrass flavoured green tea.

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Cold Brew, Mk. II

When the warm weather returned with a bang, I felt it was the perfect time to re-start Project Coldbrew, for what could be better than a glass of iced tea in your hand to accompany those mid-summery moments?

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