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  • #8191

    bram
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    It might just be that your memory is better than ours. 😉
    I have to confess that since I write it down I know less well what teas I have. It does make my mind lazy.

  • #8186

    bram
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    Drink more so your stash gets smaller. Trust me it does not work.
    Buy less tea. I can neither.
    Label your tins, place them sorted wherever you keep them, if you can.

    A kind of database app, as for cd’s. I’m not into apps but I remember seeing one for tea a long time ago.

    Sorry, a spreadsheet seems to be the simplest solution that I can come up with this morning. What fields do you use (type, name, date of buying, tin I keep it in, place of buying, I should add more fields)?

  • #8169

    bram
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    No, just tired from a long train trip back from Stockholm and now it is >30 degrees Celcius, so that does not help either.

  • #8168

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    History, culture

  • #8166

    bram
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    To drink whatever (tea) you can get. Even if it is only Lipton. Or did your question not go that low.

  • #8165

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    Talk ie forum, sometimes activities. I go to the blogs I follow by opening all the bookmarks in my blog bookmark folders.

  • #8093

    bram
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    I buy more tea than I can drink. For example I returned from Hamburg yesterday with 26 teas (=1.4kg) and 3 teabags besides what I took with me to drink there. These 26 teas are now ~20% of the teas that I have at the moment.

    Considering that being away is an excuse to sin I also, as “promised”, drank Bubble Tea twice, once at McDonalds and once at an even cheaper place. That is however a sin that I don’t want to repeat.

    More on Hamburg once I find the time to write new blogposts and sort my photos.

  • #8051

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    *All my sins would flood the database and make @thedevotea boil. 😉

    Most sins occur at work where I walk a distance with the boiled water before I put the black tea in. Sometimes after stopped for a talk or so. Margaret’s hope keeps hoping. Or where I use a teabag, though only when I have no real opportunity to steep at my desk. 

    Or the box of teabags I bought last week. Okay, quality Betjeman & Barton teabags and only to be used when my normal tea equipment can’t be used, like while travelling, but still tea bags.

    Or…

  • #8046

    bram
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    I let them publish directly. This is what I prefer as a commenter and as a moderator. Things might change if there are spamming problems, but for now this seems to work best.

  • #7983

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    *Not I think. This was common when tea was very expensive. This was also done by the maid to take home some used tea for her family. 

    Nowadays tea is so cheap that it would not give any profit to adulterate it this way. Although there might be some rare exceptions.

  • #7976

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    *The only reason I can think of drying before resteeping is that there is some time between first and second steep. Lets say the next day or the day after.

  • #7972

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    *Not on purpose but I did steep a few teas the day after their first steep. I noticed  that it can be fine if:

    • It dried properly
    • Was not too long after
    • Sometimes a short rinse washes the worst away
    • Smell/taste before you steep
    • Did not try cool storage after drying. It might help

    It can still provide a nice cuppa. I prefer freshly steeped and resteeped though.

  • #7959

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    I’m not sure if I want to try it (or remember it) next month when I’m in Hamburg. It is probably quite sticky and nothing like tea. But it could surprise me.

  • #7954

    bram
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    *Is there something that you want to ask or tell by posting these pages of http://tea-chinesetea.com/ here on the forum?

    Or did something go wrong while you tried to post them on your own blog?

    Is this your own text or the text of someone else that you try to republish here?

  • #7908

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    *As I understand it it is like other countries in the region. I had a few cups in this style a couple of weeks ago:

    A lot of gunpowder, a lot of mint and a lot of sugar.  Boiled together for a while. It is very sweet for someone no longer used to sugar in his tea.

  • #7866

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    @lazyliteratus – you mean you talk about it while eating a fast food burger.

    I don’t mind much that the health story is part of the marketing, considering that the health story is part of tea.
    However there are some cases that only the (supposed) health benefits are mentioned and those cases do irritate me.

    I think there should be 2 important points in respect to using health claims:
    2) It should be part of the story given, not the entire story. I should be able to skip it and only read the info about the tea. But that should be there. And yes I know of a large store-chain in my country that barely gives more than the health info on the packaging of their own teas.

    1) The claims should be (scientifically proven) true and relevant.

    I think the problem is less (but not absent) here in Europe than in the US. Since a couple of years we have laws against non-proven or irrelevant health claims on packaging and in commercials. So “now with 0% fat” on a candy that never contained fat at all is no longer allowed (yes, a real case). Of course there are ways to walk the boundary or around it. 

  • #7812

    bram
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    Yes!

  • #7811

    bram
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    His (analog) watch has conveniently stopped at 5 o’clock.

  • #7810

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    More more more 😉

    Hard to put a number on it.

    Enough variation in style and quality so there is something for every customer. And enough change and stability to satisfy those that always want something new and those that want their familiar tea.

    I know tea shops with a nice collection of ~200 teas, but with a price limit of 10,- euro and I know a few special tea shops with 10-20 teas of higher quality.

    So I think it depends on the market targeted.

  • #7796

    bram
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    What’s the worst thing that could happen

    You could like it so much that you forget the rest of the world and forget things you wanted to/should do.

  • #7781

    bram
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    @peter: FarmVille? 😉

  • #7779

    bram
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    Reading: books, blogs like this etc
    Nothing: well sort off
    Working: I will not say sort off here.
    Watching: TV, Youtube, a bird in a tree
    Playing: boardgames
    Listening & talking: if I’m not alone

  • #7774

    bram
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    @tarastyme: just blog. You now have an excellent example of how not to do it and several suggestions of how to write a proper blog post. Learn from it. Success, have fun and good tea.

  • #7763

    bram
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    I would not say that this is a post about hate, but a post about the limits of the blogs on teatra.de. If there is something to complain about this post it might be that it is in “all about tea” and not in “support and feedback”. But I don’t care about that.

    Although I don’t care about incidental non-tea blogs, sometimes even welcome them I have to fully agree with thedevotea’s first post. The blog post might not be intended as non-tea spam it does feel like it.

    But it is not for me to decide, just to add my two cents. But I do think that this is a good moment to think about the limits of non-tea blogs.

  • #7609

    bram
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    Very interesting, but why must it be that weekend 😐
    Perhaps after a long and exhausting Saturday I might be foolish enough to try the long trip on Sunday, but I doubt it.

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