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.
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August 24, 2012 at 03:41 #8191
It might just be that your memory is better than ours. 😉
August 23, 2012 at 02:05 #8186
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)?
August 18, 2012 at 09:14 #8169
No, just tired from a long train trip back from Stockholm and now it is >30 degrees Celcius, so that does not help either.
August 18, 2012 at 09:09 #8168
August 18, 2012 at 07:26 #8166
To drink whatever (tea) you can get. Even if it is only Lipton. Or did your question not go that low.
August 18, 2012 at 07:24 #8165
Talk ie forum, sometimes activities. I go to the blogs I follow by opening all the bookmarks in my blog bookmark folders.
July 28, 2012 at 19:23 #8093
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.
July 12, 2012 at 09:19 #8051
*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.
July 10, 2012 at 13:35 #8046
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.
June 21, 2012 at 15:37 #7983
*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.
June 17, 2012 at 14:28 #7976
*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.
June 16, 2012 at 18:11 #7972
*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.
June 12, 2012 at 04:15 #7959
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.
June 11, 2012 at 07:16 #7954
June 1, 2012 at 07:35 #7908
*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.
May 9, 2012 at 04:25 #7866
@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.
May 3, 2012 at 17:38 #7812
May 3, 2012 at 17:38 #7811
His (analog) watch has conveniently stopped at 5 o’clock.
May 3, 2012 at 17:35 #7810
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.
May 2, 2012 at 17:28 #7796
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.
May 1, 2012 at 18:48 #7781
May 1, 2012 at 18:11 #7779
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
Listening & talking: if I’m not alone
May 1, 2012 at 16:15 #7774
April 30, 2012 at 18:09 #7763
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.
April 16, 2012 at 12:36 #7609
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.