Category Archives: tea making techniques

Orange Shou, Part III

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

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Coolong

  I checked the weather forecast. Oh Lordy, not again…

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Return of the Sevan

Just as I did last year, when we were at our Summer house on the Baltic I bought a 500 gram packet of Sevan’s Orange Pekoe grade Ceylon tea in the local supermarket.

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Chocolate Shou Pu-erh

The idea behind this experiment began to take shape after I read this article on Oolong Owl’s excellent blog about Tisano chocolate tea.

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Ikea Upphetta French Press

We were at Ikea the other weekend, and I happened to notice that the blue and yellow gargantuan now labels their “Upphetta” cafetières as both a coffee and a tea press.

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2013 Jing Mai Sheng Cha Gao

Having read about instant Pu-erh tea paste (Cha Gao) in a book I have, I thought it sounded like something that would be interesting to try.

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Goji Berry Shou Pu-erh

I happened across the idea behind this experiment when I was reading the Wikipedia Pu-erh page.

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Great Uncle Style

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

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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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