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3 hours ago, sphinxsix said:

The moment I moved to the city I live in now, 2 years ago, I found myself a new hobby (not as dangerous as audio though 9_9) - I began buying some tea stuff every now and then. 

 

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And last but not least..

 

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I believe that mentioning teas like oolong (sometimes called red tea) or lapsang souchong (smoked tea) makes no sense here (?)

Anyway, if someone doesn't know them and would like to try something different from just a plain black or green tea..

 

I learned about tea leaf grading system and terms like 'Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe' (high end among teas) 30 years ago but I suspect for some this might be something new and interesting.

 

One more thing - Japanese tea ceremony (don't try to do it by yourselves when you are in Japan, everything here is supposed to be done in a very specific way, a friend of mine did try and the Japanese almost killed him x-D)

 

 

Sensei Sobin Koizumi - Japanese Tea Ceremony Master.

 

 

What's the tea lovers equivalent of 'cheers'.? :)

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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Objectively measured tea:

 

 

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Presenting the biryani chai - served after a hearty meal in the city of Calicut (Khozikode) here in India. 

 

This is a hearty cup that is served hot to cleanse the palate after a spicy biryani meal which is a meat and rice dish that came over to India from ancient middle east.   The city of Calicut was a primary destination for Arab merchants in the spice trade.  The Arabs traded horses, dates etc for spices that made their way to Europe via Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey).    

 

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On 3/7/2021 at 4:22 AM, sphinxsix said:

Oh,  I skipped a very elegant single cup Harrods set :)

 

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I was in Harrod's once about 20 years ago. Still haven't gotten over the out of season berries that were selling for 10GBP per 100 grams. And the pound was equal to $2 then....

On the other hand, they probably have some clientele who don't check prices.

 

 

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1 hour ago, firedog said:

I was in Harrod's once about 20 years ago. Still haven't gotten over the out of season berries that were selling for 10GBP per 100 grams. And the pound was equal to $2 then....

On the other hand, they probably have some clientele who don't check prices.

 

 

 

Yeah, t-shirts for $250 etc.. As for this set - it's only for high end tea, which I don't even share with anybody - that's why it's a single cup set ;)

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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On 3/16/2021 at 9:47 AM, Irbreann said:

Ground marijuana fruit is the best tea!

 

2 hours ago, botrytis said:

UHHH - tea? Some product pics of the next door business, to where I am currently working (in LA, CA, USA) - tea - RIGHT!

 

It is big business here.

 

 

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Tomasz Stanko tried everything from marijuana to heroin and in his late years he chose tea as his personal no 1..

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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