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by bentz98125
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: "Russian Caravan" teas
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: "Russian Caravan" teas

Curious, where you hope to take all this research you are doing ? - since your focus seems to be primarily the history of company adds, advertising, and branding. ........ One reason I focus so much on ads, I think, is that they are sort of the elephant in the room with tea discourse. Online tea-cu...
by bentz98125
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: "Russian Caravan" teas
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: "Russian Caravan" teas

Thanks! I'm a sucker for the quaint, naive sounding marketing of yesteryear (sans explicit racism- a historical interest of an entirely different sort). Course, makes you wonder how present day tea marketing will appear to the future. Sure enhances a tea drinker's (my) sense of unearned privilege to...
by bentz98125
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?

What actually is 'British-style tea'? Brewing-wise, it is tea that can be oversteeped; even when the teapot started to fade away, what replaced it was not a drinking-gaiwan type arrangement but some other way to quickly remove the leaves from the steeped tea at the right time, such as a tea-basket ...
by bentz98125
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?

What actually is 'British-style tea'? Any black tea, tea with milk and sugar, any non-gong fu prepared tea, any tea historically associated with British tea trade, any tea typically drunk in GB today? Seems to me lots of confusion is possible whenever tea is associated with trading and consuming rat...
by bentz98125
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 944
Views: 179527

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum smx. You’re not alone, I also still get a shrug and a grin, or blank look, from many people when I mention my interest in tea and teaware. Although, once they come to my house, see my collection, and maybe try some tea I’ve then had some converts :) Thanks for the laugh. The tho...
by bentz98125
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYTimes Article: Increasing Prices of The Great Wines
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: NYTimes Article: Increasing Prices of The Great Wines

You'd think that at such relative affordability compared to alchohol based beverages tea could at least be carcinogenic. Pinch me, am I dreaming?
by bentz98125
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 13
Views: 3227

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

Half way through Castleton Moonlight stash. Took 6 months to arrive but so good I just reupped for a 100g's!
by bentz98125
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Poetry and science in describing the taste of Oolong...
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Poetry and science in describing the taste of Oolong...

Thanks so much for the suggestion as good books are especially precious in the socially constrained pandemic life ('pandamonium'?). As I expand the Japanese green origins of my tea horizon, I see a simple answer to what kind of Darjeeling tea I'm drinking is not simple. After reading on one web page...
by bentz98125
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6722

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

My heart goes out to any and all but especially Chip, who donated so much time to TC to make it what it was, only to get burned for their trouble. I remember first discovering the site and wondering how on earth Adagio was making money from it and if not, how amazing their foresight to promote the i...
by bentz98125
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 9902

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020

bentz98125 a friend even goes cooler, steeping Tokusen at 10g/2oz/108F/2min, 10sec, 10sec, 20sec. Those very short steeps though are too light for moi 🌞🍃 once I find a good steeping temperature I’ll increase it after the third steep by 5° or so. I find 140f or cooler works well with this gyokuro. T...
by bentz98125
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 9902

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020

Can anyone explain why 160 degrees works for them? With sencha, sure, but with flavor so smoothe and rich at 140, I can't imagine going higer. I've been down to 120 and loved it. So, 160?
by bentz98125
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58659

Re: Your day in matcha

bentz98125, i thank you sooo much for a great laughter i had while imagining your trick of transcending matcha liquid into matcha pudding and scooping it in spoonfuls to an astonishing effect :lol:. Glad you took it in the spirit it was given. Hope I didn't distress anyone who has a lot invested in...
by bentz98125
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 251
Views: 58659

Re: Your day in matcha

I'm more curious whether I use too much water (8 oz) for my ~4 g of matcha... I guess there are no hard guidelines, so "too much water" is probably mostly a matter of preference. You can try with more water, less water, and see what difference it makes. You preference might very well vary depending...
by bentz98125
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 63
Views: 10344

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

When I prepare and brew tea I usually choose the tea I want and then decide how to. It can be different for each time. I like to choose the tea I want that suits me at that moment. Sometimes I want to get a Zen feeling and drink it while I meditate listening to my favorite mood music. Rabbit hole o...
by bentz98125
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 63
Views: 10344

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

According to the ancients, during the ‘tea ceremony’ people could find a deeper meaning within themselves. Tea can trace back its origin to China and has accompanied its ancient civilization for about 5000 years. However, the most significant aspect of this tradition, built around this amazing plan...