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  • #7531

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    Gingko said:
    When I was in high school, most people in that environment evaluated others by how smart they were. I know some smart kids who were truly smart but they also knew very well how to intimidate others make others feel less smart in front of them. I think the key to the end of such intimidation is changing our value system.

    My experience is that it has nothing to do with being smart, but with people trying to be seen as better. People that feel the need to push others down so they are higher (in the eyes of people). I know a lot of smart people behaving small and not so smart people behaving big. Same goes for physical greatness, better in sport etc. They just try to be accepted as the better person, whether they are or not. I even think that they are usually not the best or smartest, otherwise they did not need to behave this way.

  • #7478

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    I don’t mind a blogger/writer that knows more than I do. It might even be a reason to follow him/her.

    What does irritate me are writers that claim to know more, claim to be an authority. They are specially irritating if they make one error after another. In other words if they don’t know it even a little. I might sometimes see it, but someone with even less knowledge than mine might not.

  • #7300

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    Oh, and a pleasant smile of the seller when I called it white…

  • #7172

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    @dinahsaur:
    I agree a very nice book.

  • #7155

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    Thanks

  • #7153

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    P.s. I tried to change the real name in my profile (to first name only instead of complete name).

  • #7152

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    Well, this post is an example too :mrgreen:

  • #7150

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    Or better an old yixing teapot. Or to be silly a tea scoop or a tea boat or a tea table, the bigger the better. Either a Chinese one or an English Afternoon tea table complete with fresh still steaming muffins.

  • #7149

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    You off course have always a tea cup with you. (instead of a towel)

  • #7141

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    Yes, it comes back in most classic tea books.
    Especially Lu Yu The classic of tea (Cha Ching) (~ 800) (translation FR Carpenter):

    When the water is boiling, it must look like fishes’ eyes and give off but the hint of a sound. When at the edges it chatters like a bubbling spring and looks like pearls innumerable strung together, it reaches the second stage. When it leaps like breakers majestic and resounds like a swelling wave, it is at its peak. Any more and the water will be boiled out and should not be used.

    In short it is a way to determine the temperature of the water (and thereby its readiness) by eye and ear.

  • #7138

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    For us yes, but not for the statistics. Now there will be much less Darjeeling sold :mrgreen:

  • #7027

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    Nice book. Easy reading, maybe sometimes to easy. As far as I can tell the information is good.

    My expectations were higher, but I’m not disappointed.

    It also contains the translation of 2 Korean tea classics.

  • #6783

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    depends on the store
    Usually 50 grams. Sometimes 25gram as an exception.
    There are some shops I visit where the minimum is 100 gram or even 125 gram.

  • #6484

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    I can think of 3 reasons:
    3rd) Most tea+whatever have a more outspoken taste than most loose leaf tea’s. Therefore they are more suitable for those with barely developed tastebuds.

    2th) Because they don’t know better. If you are used to Lipton-like tea than a ‘tea-with-a-taste’, even a chemical one, makes it worthwhile. When they start to drink higher quality tea this is the start of their path and not a few don’t go further into the leaf than this.

    Education can do a lot of good work here.

    1st) More importantly it depends on what the drinker wants. If (s)he wants to go deep in the leaf then yes most of it should be pure tea, although some tea with additives should be part of the curriculum to learn the effect that additives have.
    However if the goal is to just enjoy tea (without too much fuss) then the choice should be what the drinker likes, regardless of what has been added to it or not (if healthy of course, but even then…).

    That said, although I’m not a fan of tea with additives, there are some excellent tea+whatever out there.

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