In college I worked at a bakery, and 6:30 AM opening shifts + a 40 minute commute + a no-lateness EVER policy = a life of sleep deprivation. So obviously, drinking copious liters of coffee and espresso … more
The Primula Tea Bag Buddy is a generous (16 oz.) sized double wall glass mug that retains the heat or cold of its contents very effectively. Too effectively perhaps. When swapping out my usual coffee … more
If you aren't familiar with the aged Chinese tea Pu-Erh, take a quick look HERE before reading further. I received a sample of this tea for part of a tea taste test (OTTI) sponsored by Adagio Teas … more
I love yerba mate; locally a new restaurant run by 'hippie' types was finally allowed to open and one of their main things they sell is yerba mate in coffee, tea etc...once again, I try my best to bring … more
With green tea it is easy to over brew if you leave the tea bag in the water too long or have the water too hot. Try seeping for two minutes in water that has been off boil for about 5 minutes. The taste … more
Kort_Kramer posted a Quick Tip about Oolong Tea.
October 13, 2010
I am hard pressed to choose, but if I had to pick a favorite tea, it would be Oolong. It doesn't have the grassiness of many green teas or the astringent bitterness of many black teas. You can over brew … more
Do yourself a favor and get the whole leaf version of this tea rather than the bag. You get a improved flavor and multiple infusions this way. Also, TGY is not a variety that is meant to be aged, so consume … more
Kort_Kramer posted a Quick Tip about Iced Tea.
October 06, 2010