I just finished a cup of—you guessed it—sencha. Although I have cut back severely on my sencha consumption and started drinking more chocolate, bailey and orange tea ever since I found out I'm running out. Speaking of which, let's mix some nice coconut and chocolate tea together and have a cup of that.
Ceaser Slaad wrote:
Shhh, I'm making excuses.
Ceaser Slaad wrote:
But she doesn't have a website, so I'd have to google her number and... well, she did actually say that she was expecting it towards the end of the month. Hopefully my supply shall last until then.
Oh no, I'm less than an inch from the bottom of my sencha tea-caddy. It's only been a month and a half, where did those 200g go? Now I have to start thinking about getting more already.
It's not a tea shop, but the owner of a Japanese store mostly dealing in tableware told me she was importing some tea from Japan (sencha, shincha, genmaicha, mugicha...), and she'd have it in store some time this month... The problem is, I don't know when, and a trip there takes at least 45 minutes each way and isn't exactly free either. I hope she's not going to sell it too fast if I don't get the timing right visiting, because I will try that shincha; it is the first—and supposedly best—sencha harvest of the year, so it'd be a shame to miss out.
Interesting. I think I shall take care not to buy dark/black tea cups for the future, unless they're still light in colour on the inside. Maybe I'll give the glass cups a chance some day, but the entire concept of hot tea in a glass cup is still strange to me. Plus I usually have cold fingers, so I like to heat my hands on my tea cup, and the glass ones just seem like they'd get much, much too hot to touch.
captain yesterday wrote:
I've been working on potty training with the Young T-Rex of Summer, I was expecting more of a fight, but it's been going great, he has embraced both the toilet and the age old cliche of tree peeing
I'm envious, tree peeing is not practical when you don't have the proper equipment for it :(
The tea of the moment is Ceylon with peach and apricot. I think I either let the bag steep for too long, or this is a tea that calls for sugar... Well, I'm trying to lose weight, so it's not getting any of that.
Other than that, I've got nothing much going on. The only new thing in my life is that two days ago I was coerced to do something active to lose weight rather than just replacing my soda consumption with tea, which is what I've been doing for the past two months or so. Oh, and I completed that pesky Zelda game that was eating up all my time last time I posted :)
Oh, something seems to be happening now. S&@~, I better start looking into a character soon :D Maybe I should take a look at some herbalism in Heroes of the Wild...
I'm a little sad I've barely had any tea today. Stupid The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, getting me too engrossed to notice that I'm not eating or drinking.
Ouch, that's rough. It sounds like you were both at fault, but her more so than you.
I believe Evil can work in an otherwise non-evil party. At least our Legacy of Fire group made it through most of the first book being only slightly dysfunctional up until the point where the LN character finally turned evil when a devil(?) told her to kill her brother and she obeyed, except she failed and was soon overpowered. She then got the NE character to join her side by promising to do certain things to him, and... okay, so we ended last session being two characters short, but everyone had fun and our differences made for interesting party dynamics and good RP while it lasted.
As for tea... I'm not drinking any right now. Don't look at me like that, it's past midnight and I'm about to go to sleep soon.
My focus right now is making a lab rat (ratfolk alchemist) for a Jade regent campaign due next month, and I'm super slow with backgrounds.
EDIT: Alright, I'll try to figure out a character, and if I do, I'm in.
Man, it's been a long time since I had cold sencha. So good~~. And with sencha ice cubes as well, of course.
@Caineach Ohh, that sounds nice. I've only had mead once (homemade by The Alkenstarian who hangs around certain boards here), but I quite liked it. Maybe I should try and plant the idea of tea infused mead in her head sometime.
@Pan Looking at their site, I like that the Teasource actually tells you where the tea was grown. I have no clue if the sencha I'm currently drinking is actually grown in Japan or somewhere else. And my other teas... they're all blends with either oolong or keemun, but again I don't actually know where they were grown. If I lived in the US I might try the Teasource, but being in Europe I don't really feel like importing my tea from across the Atlantic :)
I don't even drink alcohol, but if I did, it'd be kombucha.
What does kombucha have to do with alcoho-... *looks at the wikipedia article*
See, I read kombucha and expected it to actually be kombu tea. Apparently what's known as kombucha in English has nothing to do with actual kombucha...
But what to use? The same flavor that you are now locked into until the tray is gone? Or do you brave the mixing? Some flavors don't go well together.
If your glass is big enough for one tray of ice cubes (as is the case with the glass I used yesterday), then being flavour locked won't be a problem. Having more ice cube trays with different flavours could also help alleviate the problem.
Ahh, tomorrow is the day where I shall meet an old friend of mine that I haven't seen for two years, and to celebrate we're going to Perch's Tea Room in Copenhagen, a place where you get to pay 85 kr. (~$13) for one pot of tea. And so, I am currently looking at their website, wondering which amazing teas I should buy from their shop downstairs while we are there.
trails off and sips some sencha
If you need a halfbaked translator, I could use another trip to Japan. It's been a while for me.
You mean houjicha? (I should totally know this, but I forgot and couldn't for the life of me recall its name, so I had to resort to google to find the name...)I bought a package once, but I wasn't much impressed. I'd rather just have sencha, its non-roasted cousin.
I haven't tried genmaicha yet, but maybe I should. If it turns out I'm not a fan, then at least it was cheap. And if I do like it, then as an added bonus it's still cheap. Win-win, really.
According to the package there were actual berries in there, and then they used aromas to emulate the cupcake flavour. I'm not even kidding.
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I've actually tried that! My friend and I bought it as a joke because we thought it sounded really rather gross. It wasn't really gross as such, but it's not good either. It has a weird buttery kind of aftertaste but otherwise tastes just like normal strawberry tea.
So, I've just come back from the store where I saw two weird Lipton abominations: blueberry cupcake tea and strawberry cupcake green tea.
Wrong as it sounds, I was somewhat curious as to what they were like, but being sort of reluctant to buy bagged tea as it is* I reminded myself not to buy random stuff that I don't even expect to like.
Seriously though, cupcake flavoured tea? Is this really an actual thing that's a thing, or is it just Lipton being weird?
Meanwhile, this Pickwick vanilla chai is pretty nice.
*I'm thinking of switching to buying more quality loose leaf teas and move most of the bagged ones that I've already amassed at home over to my tiny stash here at the boyfriend's.
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Well yeah, tea causes the body to expel more water. I used to have a rule against me drinking tea during RP sessions for this exact reason, but then I realised that I drink too much soda, so it's since been revised. So far, no real difference in number of toilet breaks.
greentea-dono, I received the call for assembly.
... What's this, inflammatory speech about tea? Well, I'm sure whatever beverages you guys prefer probably link to cancer.
On the other hand, green tea might prevent cancer.
I personally never add sugar or milk, unless I'm drinking bog-standard tea, but that's just upbringing/personal preference.
I'm like this for the most part. I'll only add milk and/or sugar if I don't like the tea, if it's Indian chai (which is supposedly meant to be had like that), or if I just feel like switching it up. But in the majority of cases I just drink it as it is.
Green tea ice cream as in matcha ice cream? That stuff is so good.
Sencha is the best. I've been without it for some months, so I've been turbo-drinking it since Saturday last week when I got my hands on it again. I'm 4/5 through the 50-piece bag of tea filters that I bought for it.
At some point when I've made up for all the sencha I haven't drunk I'll probably go back to also drinking stuff like rooibosh with vanilla, white tea with chocolate, and the occasional black teas (I had some bailey cream tea at my GM's place yesterday, which was pretty nice). I probably won't touch flavoured green teas as long as I'm in possession of my precious.