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5 replies, 4 voices Last updated by  Xavier 5 years, 2 months ago
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  • #8183

    iheartteas
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    @iheartteas

    I have so much tea in my personal stash and I’ve tried everything to keep things straight. I have even gone as far as keeping a spreadsheet. I’d like a simpler solution and wondered if any of you had any tried and true practices.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  • #8186

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    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)?

  • #8187

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    I use a spreadsheet with name, company, what is in this tea, flavors, steeping time and temperature.

  • #8190

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    Wow, you guys have a lot of tea. I know what teas I have with the exception of the tea samples I get from time to time. That’s where I lose track. Sometimes I keep empty tea packages for the labels to remind myself of the more unusual teas I’ve tried. I should write tea tasting notes, but I don’t really have the time for that. Generally I remember the good teas though.

  • #8191

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    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.

  • #8197

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    Better memory and less tea? A good combo.
    Regarding teas, I stopped counting mine. 😛

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