Do you eat any snacks with your tea?

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StoneLadle
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:19 pm

@joelbct that oolong at Chinese restaurants worldwide just goes well with the food! I mean, one can be picky but bang for buck wise, it goes a long way. And one can always ask for more leaves...
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 am

Usually I burn incense with my tea.
No food. lol
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:53 am

Izanami wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 am
Usually I burn incense with my tea.
No food. lol
That's quite ascetic!

I often think of what to eat in order to drink which tea to digest it with afterwards... Lately it's been Chaozhou cuisine paired with Dancong...

Duck braised ala Chaozhou with iced Liu Bao to warm up...
Duck braised ala Chaozhou with iced Liu Bao to warm up...
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Ducking into a store where aged oolong may be found
Ducking into a store where aged oolong may be found
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:54 pm

StoneLadle wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:53 am
I often think of what to eat in order to drink which tea to digest it with afterwards... Lately it's been Chaozhou cuisine paired with Dancong...
So, first shot has the meals, and second one - the stuff to digest it with?! :lol:
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:14 am

polezaivsani wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:54 pm
StoneLadle wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:53 am
I often think of what to eat in order to drink which tea to digest it with afterwards... Lately it's been Chaozhou cuisine paired with Dancong...
So, first shot has the meals, and second one - the stuff to digest it with?! :lol:
Here's a recipe for you to dip some black bread into...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.strait ... duck%3famp
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:26 am

Izanami wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 am
Usually I burn incense with my tea.
No food. lol
I've always been puzzled by this. Does this not distract from the taste of the tea? A good percentage of what perceive as taste actually happens in the nose.

Personally I would rather not like to blow up smoke in my nose and mess with my tea. :lol:
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:00 am

Bok wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:26 am
Izanami wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 am
Usually I burn incense with my tea.
No food. lol
I've always been puzzled by this. Does this not distract from the taste of the tea? A good percentage of what perceive as taste actually happens in the nose.

Personally I would rather not like to blow up smoke in my nose and mess with my tea. :lol:
Agreed... At night if we do light some, it's a very soft incense to keep the mozzies away
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:20 am

Never but with one exception: some small semisweet item like a fruit & date bar or wagashi with matcha.

Otherwise, I don’t want food to mess with my palate. For example, I like Takis and tea but I want to taste tea when I am drinking tea, and Takis when I am eating Takis.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:04 am

This is really hardcore I'm beginning to realise...

Take the past weekend for example...

I visited one tea retailer and two merchants. Sat down at all three for at least two hours each.

Drank a whole pile of tea with accompanying snacks like sunflower seeds, rice cakes, sweet potato chips, and even broke for a meal designed to take advantage of the next session's tea...

For many of us, a meal curated for a tea session is normal, followed by accompanying tid bits to keep the stomach happy.

Starting to think about that NY Times article... 😎
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:45 am

StoneLadle wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:04 am
I visited one tea retailer and two merchants. Sat down at all three for at least two hours each.
For many of us, a meal curated for a tea session is normal, followed by accompanying tid bits to keep the stomach happy.
In my case, tea is not something people around me would typically drink throughout the day, or during social gatherings. So when I drink tea, it is something I tend to do alone (or along with me partner), at home. I would welcome the opportunity to share tea more often with more people, but that would probably mean different teas prepared in different ways.

What you describe seems closer to how people around me would drink wine. In social events it will often be offered along with something to eat, and it will be paired with food for meals. However, the best wine will typically be served for tasting without food. The setting and intent will tend to differ, I would say, when choosing to have food along or not.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:22 am

@faj that's what I'm getting at...

Wine is great. Love it. Just had an extremely decent Australian GSM in the style of Cote du Rhone with a very solid porterhouse and robust mustard...

But I prepped my appetite with a 2015 Dancong before I ventured out from home...

And am looking forwards to a very decent 30 year old PE when I get home that I prepped this morning...

...after an Irish coffee and pecan pie drenched in Kahlua chocolate sauce a'la mode...
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