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Tea/GeneralTell me what you know about chado, /jp/! Anyone here practice/do it?I like my matcha heavy.
I like matcha but refrain cause I feel overly weeb drinking it. It's also expensive and time consuming.I'm going to break open a new bag of oolong tomorrow.
>>11386559Yeah, matcha can definitely be more on the expensive and time consuming side. You're drinking the powdered leaves after all!Every time I have it though, I find the taste to be something that's really worth all the effort with whisking and such. It's really refreshing.
I don't like that tea fills my bladder too fast. It's like your whole body rejects tea.
>>11386601It's just the caffeine being a diuretic, unless for some reason it's specifically tea that makes your bladder fill up faster.
>>11386615Maybe he just has a small bladder or weak muscle control in that area.
... Honestly there is nothing to say.Chinese tea is better. After living in China for 2.5 years I've learned that Japan is not a good climate for tea to grow. It's not produced with good tea growing methods in Japan and even whole ground green tea is still light compared to full body Chinese teas.Green, buckwheat, pokoe... Nothing made by Japanese tea growers is comparable to Chinese teas. Never have I heard of a Japanese tea being given an award on a global level nor do I think they ever will. Japan is just not a good place for tea lovers.
>>11386628That is pretty moe.
>>11386685I always loved Chinese juhua cha. After I finish the tea I could never resist eating the petals of the juhua.
>>11386628It's perfectly fine, i can make it the whole day without going to the toilet. But if i drink tea it's over, one cup ends up in going 2-3 times to the toilet.
>>11386695Lapsang Souchong. It's like drinking a whiskey without alcohol in it.
>>11386685India is king. Followed by Taiwan then Japan then China because Chinese tea can be downright frightening to drink. Any tea growing country can produce great tea though, even the US.Processing plays such a huge part it's hard to call such an argument legitimate. People who drink Japanese teas tend to enjoy the high acidity and steaming that can't be found from elsewhere. There are some teas that are enjoyed out of pure nostalgia. There are so many factors. tl;dr: Subjective.
Sometimes I'll have a sleepytime relaxation tea or if I'm feeling sick green tea always helps a bit with some honey.
>>11386730That's one of my nostalgia teas even though it has no tea. With a little honey It's like childhood in a mug.
>>11386685As far as loose leaf teas go, the chinese tieguanyin in particular is really nice, at least from what I've had.There's just something about the tastes of the powdered matcha form that I like. That said, do you know of any Chinese grown/made matcha (I've never really heard of that, so I don't know if it's a thing or not)?
>>11386727Well. I cannot comment on Indian tea since I've never been there. You could be right that it's better than Chinese tea but I just cannot speak on that.Processing does play a huge part. And Japanese teas are just lighter. Speaking with Japanese professors in China they agree that Japan is not the proper climate to grow tea. India? Yes. China? Yes. Taiwan? I am not sure because I've never had a good Taiwanese tea. Nor have I ever heard them ever mentioned in such a conversation.People who drink Japanese teas and enjoy the high acidity. Grinding up green leaves to make a powder. You are calling this the processing of Japanese tea? Do you know why they do that? It's because the tea is light, even after drying/heating. I'm sorry, but saying Japanese tea is better because you're afraid of Chinese tea? You just sound like a dumbass.
>>11386751Hm? Matcha was from the Sui Dynasty and was often used by the Cantonese as a cooking ingredient.
>>11386685I love Chinese tea! Especially Maojian.
>>11386685http://greattasteawards.co.uk/ I know of several Japanese teas that have received this award, including a matcha.>>11386701> i can make it the whole day without going to the toiletThat doesn't sound healthy...>>11386751There is Chinese grown matcha and sencha-style tea, but it doesn't taste very good... there is, however, a rare steamed Chinese tea called Enshi Yulu. I have never tried it, though.
>>11386764>the tea is lightAre you referring to body? Matcha can be extremely dense. By processing I am referring to all of the factors involved, ie houjicha's ceramic roasting and plain old sencha's heavy steaming, matcha's extreme avoidance of oxidization.I don't know why you consider it a bad place to grow tea, they have volcanic soil and high elevations. The soil is more acidic, and this is reflected in the tea. Again, it's pretty subjective. I could see traditionalists rejecting this in favor of Indian or Chinese tea. Indian tea is pretty similar to Chinese, though China processes in a lot of ways that India doesn't.Taiwan is pretty famous for Oolong. I guess it depends on what you like to drink, and China does offer every variety of processing outside of the Japanese ones. I can't say Chinese tea is bad, but it's not any better than other places.
>>11386809>http://greattasteawards.co.uk/.... uh? You really should check the website before you post anything. I'm sorry but the guild of fine food is a crock of shit. It's coverage is minimal and few if any respectable companies affiliate with them.
LIPTON UP IN THIS MOTHERFUCKER!
I've never had fancy teas.
>>11386837I have garbage-grade ITO EN matcha from the Costco. It's okay, I guess. A little bit acidic.
>>11386835LIPTON! FUCK YEAH!
>>11386819>>11386819I didn't need to check it, I recall seeing several tea awards from them in the past.
>>11386814Flavor.Checking up it seems like Taiwanese tea is a roulette of seasonal inconsistencies where the majority of the tea is consumed in Taiwan. Then again, I have never had Taiwanese tea. I cannot comment on it. Thank you for bringing up the point of volcanic soil in Japan. Yes it would be wonderful for the tea if not for the fact that Japan is too wet to produce good tea.Tea and grapes take about the same climate to grow. Subjective? No. The plants just grow better under those conditions. You argue nutrition and that is not wrong. I argue climate and that is fact. I honestly have no idea what you mean by traditional tea drinking unless you mean "black" tea brought over to Britian by the Grey Earl company.
>>11386601Caffeine stimulates your digestive system
>>11386835Best known Indian tea luls
>>11386840Ito En makes some decent canned/bottled teas that I enjoy as something quick/chilled. I find those better than >>11386835 in any case, but that's not saying much.
Mods+neo janiturd+Moot: "No, you can't have your /vn/ and /dg/. Splitting boards will cause confusion, and discussion will overlap too much!"Crossposter: "Hey /jp/oos :3, what's your favorite tea? ^-^ tfw never live in japan ;_; Any other fellow weeaboos share my feels when no nip girlfriend?"Oldfriend: "Tea discussion doesn't belong here, this is the board for Otaku Culture, and there's already a place where you can talk about what you're currently having for drinks and fooＢＡＮＮＥＤ ＦＯＲ ６０ ＤＡＹＳ； ＲＥＡＳＯＮ： ＣＯＭＰＬＡＩＮＩＮＧ ＡＢＯＵＴ ＭＯＤＥＲＡＴＩＯＮNEOMEIDO: "ＡＬＥＲＴ． ＣＥＡＳＥ ＣＯＮＶＥＲＳＡＴＩＯＮ ＭＯＭＥＮＴＡＲＩＬＹ． ＴＨＥ ＪＡＰＡＮＥＳＥ ＤＲＩＮＫ ＴＥＡ． ＥＲＧＯ， ＴＨＩＳ ＴＨＲＥＡＤ ＳＨＡＬＬ ＲＥＭＡＩＮ． ＲＵＬＥＢＲＥＡＫＥＲＳ ＨＡＶＥ ＢＥＥＮ ＤＥＡＬＴ ＷＩＴＨ． ＳＥＥ ＹＯＵ ＤＵＲＩＮＧ ＴＨＥ ＮＥＸＴ ＴＥＡ ＴＨＲＥＡＤ， ＰＯＳＴ／Ｑ／ＮＥＯ／ＪＰ／ ＢＲＯＳ．"
>>11386861Christ, both you and XXmi. Don't fucking post a meta post about janitoring. Delete your post or you'll be fired. Also don't comment about Sinistar sucking to Dave, because he'll also fire you.
>>11386846Japanese tea has very nuanced flavor that doesn't overwhelm, that isn't because of the plant, it's the processed this and intentional. It's the nature of greens. I've had a few good Japanese reds but I won't argue their reds are better than another place. That's because they don't specialize in it. It's really subjective.If you think they can't control the conditions under which it's grown, well, we don't live in the 50s any longer. Maybe China still does?I can't help but imagine you as some babbling chink nationalist. Why try to claim some tea is better than some other when they are processed differently? It's comparing gin to whiskey - and both have their snobs.>>11386861Bro I had tea discussions on presplit /a/ all the time. It's even in the rules, chillax.
You just need to drink it. I don't think this is a subject worth discussing because its way too simple and shallow.Just drink it. We don't need to know if you do or not, we are not interested.
>>11386885You can say this about pretty much anything.
>>11386885I don't need to know whether you do or don't think Sanae is a slut yet you tell me all the time anyway.
>>11386878Well firstly. What is grown in Japan and China are both Camellia sinensis. Forcefully drying soil to make better tea is... uh, Japan doesn't do that? Saying it's intentional that it's light means you don't know jack diddly about growing tea. That is not the problem. Saying red wine and fish go together and it's good and it's subjective just makes you look like a fool. Saying Japanese tea is good and intentionally "soft" or "subtle" just makes you look bad.Second. I never want to ever go back to China. The food was bland, the alcohol was awful. The tea was the only good thing in the country. This is Mainland China. Sure the Cantonese side is wonderful but having lived in Mainland China and sampling something close to over 110 different teas and something like 9 varities I have to say that is the only good thing to come out of China.Just going back and comparing tea ceremony. I would rather just go with the guys who did it first and have had hundreds of more years of practice with the art.... Yeah I'll never understand guys who like straight gin. Just tastes like rubbing alcohol to me. To each their own, but arguing which gin is better is a completely different story.
>>11386892Touhou is complex because its a video game which takes skills to master.Vocaloid, MMD and 3DCG as well.I don't see how this thread is /jp/ material, even a blog thread would have been better but disgusting a type of drink is boring.I don't know why but I justified it, I shouldn't have bothered...
>>11386894I didn't. I lurk more than I post.
>>11386907>Touhou is complex because its a video game which takes skills to master.95% of /jp/ Touhou discussion is not game-related. Most of what is left is achievement wanking or questions that could be answered by watching a replay.>Vocaloid, MMD and 3DCG as well.Vocaloid is not a video game.>even a blog thread would have been betterFuck no.>I shouldn't have bothered...Yes, you shouldn't have bothered posting at all.
>>11386900Of course they control soil conditions, as every farmer does in a modern country. It's not so difficult and tea farmers in both countries go back hundreds of years.You're comparing country to country here, not tea to tea. Even saying the tea ceremonies are better is essentially saying Taoism is better than Buddhism - it doesn't make sense. This isn't red wine and fish, it's leaf and water. I can't say genmaicha is worse than puerh (outside of opinion, and I think it is a hell of a lot worse) because they're completely fucking different and it's preference, a lot of factors are involved. It doesn't matter where the leaves come from. There are also a myriad of Camellia Sinensis cultivars, some even developed through bio-engineering, where Japan is objectively advanced beyond China. This is a dumb argument anyway and I apologize for calling you a chink. :^)>>11386914Shitposting is complex because its a mind game which takes skills to master.
>>11386914i'm pretty sure project diva and megpoid the music are videogames.
>>11386948>i'm pretty sure project diva and megpoid the music are videogames.But they're not what anyone talks about.
>>11386940As much as I'd love to go on about how Taoism was once a true following but declined and is now abused by mainland China where Buddhism remains untouched by Diplomatic influences that is for a different topic.I'm not comparing country to country. I'm comparing flavor and variety. Genmaicha? Japanese? It's been in Inner Mongolia longer than Japan was known as Wa. I'm not arguing country. I'm arguing people having done something longer have better understanding and application of proper tea.You're telling me biogenetically altered Camellia Sinensis in Japan has been modified so that Camellia Sinensis which grows poorly and becomes bitter in wet rich soils to be more acidic and flourish. I've never heard of this nor read anything about it so I cannot comment on that.If there is anything that Japan respects China for it's the tea. Saying it's different so it's uncomparable? The Japanese themselves agree that Chinese tea ceremony is better. Do they all switch over? Of course not. They prefer the way they do it yet are in awe of it done in the Chinese way. There is meaning to each part of the ceremony that is both practical and logical. Many parts of Japanese tea ceremony are gags and forgotten shtick that have been passed down. Turning the cup? An emperor's wife shows disdain for him. The spilling it? Because there was a different emperor that did that shit and people thought is was god damn hilarious. The Japanese like it this way. But the tea is still not as good. Unless my experience in both places is also "subjective" and you're saying I've not experienced the best possible Japanese teas then you just look silly to me.I didn't have the best of the best Chinese tea and it was one of the most wonderful experiences I ever had. I didn't even know tea could be complete by itself. Nothing. Needed nothing to enjoy the tea. It was one of those hundred moments in one's life that they stop. Forget. Allow. Readjust.
I will now drink my cup of oishii ocha, watch some kawaii anime and then will train with my superior katana.
Is there such a thing as a good caffeine-free tea? I've decide to cut caffeine out of my diet, as my body responds very badly to it, but I'll miss tea.
>>11387003fuk ur katana. My coffee cockslaps your face lol
>>11387011Well Friday morning is coffee time, when I wake up tomorrow I'm making a nice pot of coffee and making some tasty hashbrowns.
>>11386988>Unless my experience in both places is also "subjective"That's the definition of subjective. You are subject to your experiences, It's a bother to keep trying to explain something you don't seem to want to understand. Chinese nationalists are always like this, questioning anything that doesn't fit their small worldview while assaulting it with false equivalence.
it's actually too hot to drink tea. It's awful
>>11387080Just drink iced tea!
>>11387756I find it hard to drink a lot of teas cold, because they taste weird when you make it sweet and bitter stuff only tastes good when its warm.Although I guess if you just want to go with lipton/snapple processed crap full of artificial lemon flavor..
>>11387777Some tea is just not good iced. Black and oolong are still good when cold.
>>11387777iced coffee then
I have the fake bottled Pokka tea because real tea is 3deep5me.
>>11386885We have full boards on which you can say that, like /a/ - why would someone want to talk about anime? If you haven't seen a specific anime you don't want to spoiler yourself and if you have you already know what you want to know. And for information like which studio made which anime you use sites like anidb. Totally redundant.Tea isn't much to talk either, but some good teas are like frame-perfect in brewing and its accompanied by cultural aspects too.
I haven't had tea in months, mainly because it's been so hot lately. Shincha really gets harvested at an inappropriate season.
>>11387858Not really. Spring/summer is the best.
>>11387876Why would you drink tea in the heat?
>>11387877Because you're rich enough to afford air conditioned summer rooms with a windowed view of your glorious property?
>>11387922fucking normies otb
>>11387877Hot drinks make you feel less hot in the summer time. It's the same as eating spicy food in the heat.
>>11388346Yeah I know that's supposed to work like that but I can't really bring myself to do it.
>>/jp/thread/S11326660https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canned_coffee>Canned coffee (缶コーヒー kan kōhī) is ubiquitous in Japan>This post was deleted before its lifetime has expiredhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea>Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis>most widely consumed beverage in the world>Tea likely originated in China>It was first introduced to Portuguese priests>Drinking tea became popular in Britain >The British introduced it to IndiaThose double standards.
>>11388358Do you see coffee in the rules? Because I see tea there.
>>11388360It's a niche Japanese thing and that's in the rules.>>11388358wattafuck that didn't even devolve into bullshit.>>>/q/768455
>>11388364It's not niche Japanese at all, it's popular all over the world.
>>11388369But it's so prevalent in my cartoons and porn games. Japan is renowned for their variety.>Canned coffee (缶コーヒー) is ubiquitous in Japan, with a large number of companies competing fiercely and offering various types for sale. Japanese canned coffee is already brewed and ready to drink. It is available in supermarkets and convenience stores (コンビニ), with vast numbers of cans being sold in vending machines that offer heated cans in the autumn and winter, and cold cans in the warm months.JDM tyte.
Yorkshire Tea is the best tea
>>11388360Canned coffee should be permitted under the same category. "Tea" is only there because it's part of an arbitrary list of things AoC came up with when he drafted the rules on /q/. He also said "headphones", which was fortunately removed.>>11388364>It's a niche Japanese thing and that's in the rules.Canned coffee is a niche Japanese thing, more so than tea. At least canned coffee is a very Japanese phenomenon, whereas people in these threads discuss English and Chinese tea. Might as well have a water thread. Japanese people drink water, right?
>>11388377I'm glad they make tea for hard water.
>>11387026And watching cartoons?
>>11386988>I didn't even know tea could be complete by itself. Nothing. Needed nothing to enjoy the tea.Then you have a poor sense of appreciation, if you hadn't realized this before then.
>>11387009Any herbal tea will be caffeine free. That'd probably be better than having a worsened version of a real tea.Sobacha or mugicha could be nice.
>>11388379>Japanese Water/GeneralIt might work but it's too obviously commentary. You'd need a good number of images of Japanese bottled water, taps, sinks, the like. You're better off making things Japanese Food/General or Japanese Writing Instruments/General, things like that are easier to find images. If you don't have strong images a general that isn't in the rules will be deleted.
>>11388385That sounds pretty awful. Is it awful? It sounds awful.
>>11388421Hard water is the worst thing ever. Going from a soft water area to a hard water area is awful. The water is so bitter and everything gets covered in limescale. For tea and other hot drinks it's not so bad. I'm not sure what's actually different about this hard water tea, but it does taste better than ordinary Yorkshire Tea. Maybe the tea is looser or more flavourful or something.
I prefer coffee but it makes me feel anxious
>>11388753get your thyroid checked
I haven't been able to drink tea for a while cause of my sleeping problems. It's very upsetting.
>>11389064Shouldn't caffeine-free teas be okay? Gypsy Tea is good shit.
>>11388755why? what's wrong with my thyroid? sounds like bad newsplease respond I am now very worried about my health
Good news: I found a large tin of Sencha in the back of a drawer that I forgot aboutBad news: It's stale.
Can someone provide me with the pastebin link which details every 2hu's favorite tea?
>>11390530I want to rub my cock on Reisens soles!
>>11390032>staleFree license to ruin it with honey.
>>11386988I'm not sure about the finest teas, but the average Chinese person doesn't care about tea nearly as much as Japanese people. Chinese people tend to just take whatever's cheap and usually wouldn't touch the expensive shit the Japanese people pay for.
I'd like a really practical teapot. I don't like that many teapots drip after pouring. Any suggestions? What kind of tools do you typically use when you have tea? I usually use a small infuser and a mug since I usually drink tea on my own. If I had a decent teapot, I would prepare tea to share with my mum and sisters more often.
>>11391213I use one of those over the mug tea infuser things even though I have clay pots since it's so much easier to clean and reuse. it's also easier to dump cold water into then reinfuse.They hold they same liquid amount as most Japanese pots.
>>11391213I have a kyusu with an obi-ami strainer for fast pouring. It's easy to hold with one hand so shaking the last few drops is easy.
>>11390021sounds like it's hyperfunctioning
>>11391632Is it bad? Should i be worried about it? I have similar condition to >>11388753
>>11391635The thyroid is responsible for most of your bodily hormones so it's bad if left untreated. It can't be cured, though, only treated.I take pills for it every day (I have hypothyroidism, so it's the other way around for me but for some reason it fluctuates from hyper to hypo). Try seeing a doctor for it, he'll hopefully send you to an appropriate specialist who will test your blood and do an ultrasonography of your neck (that's where your thyroid is) and prescribe your meds for it if something is wrong with it.If you're underweight, then that's probably the reason for it. Hypothyroidism can cause overweight.Just look up Hyperthyroidism on wikipedia and see if you agree with some of its symptoms.
>>11390530I'd also like to know.
Doctors are scams.
Hello, I just drank a bottle of wine after 18 months of sobriety and I feel like shit because booze makes me feel like shit and yet I still want more.I guess that this is my punishment for abandoning the way of tea and disregarding my meditating. Also my family is fighting again.I guess I need to wait now in order to buy some actual tea because I just blew my last $50 on booze and shitty food and a cabWhat's a good tea for committing sudoku. I feel like I've just killed my bowels.
I wish I could appreciate tea. It just tastes like hot water to me.
Rainy day today, time for oolong. What would really be better though is some pu-erh.
I went to one of my friends place one time and had some barley tea. I loved it so anyone where I can find some good ones in the Chicagoland area or what a good place to get it online?
>>11388435I literally just suffered from this. What should I do? I moved from the SW up to Lincoln and it's driving me mad. Should I just brew up in a pot? Or should I get a water hardener.
>>11400532You can order mugicha directly from Maeda En. Each bag contains 32 10g bags of mugicha. It's about $5 per bag with a flat shipping rate of $5, shipping from California. Each 10g bag makes 1 liter of mugicha.
>>11400538Get a water filter. You should get one anyway.The refill cartridges are priced artificially high, but you can refill them yourself for cheap (it essentially amounts to smacking a hole in them and tipping some activated charcoal in there).
>>11390032Very gently roast it in a thoroughly cleaned frying pan to make homemade houjicha. Frying pan sold separately, Hell Raven wife not included.>>11387003>>11387011w>>11387877http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UEZcq1qVtw
>>11400561Cheers. I'll look into that.
>>11400558Will do, thanks.
>>11400538Though hard water's a bitch at least Lincoln has a brilliant tea shop
>>11400402I posted something similar to this maybe two weeks ago. One of my mother's friends gave her some pu erh tea and I tried some, and I could taste it and enjoy it and everything. Before I just had some shitty herbal teas from the corner store. A world of difference.How is David's Tea? It's a big chain but I'm too poor/scared of ordering online, and there is a brick and mortar store not too far from here.
>>11400690Online is always cheaper than in a store. I wouldn't recommend chains like David's Tea or Teavana if you're interested in traditional tea. Sometimes they have fun flavored or herbal tea but their real stuff is lacking.
I wrote this for a thread that was deleted by the time I finished typing. This this thread is sort of related to eating I'm going to paste it here:My guide to lazy, cheap AND healthy eating!Meal A: 1-2 cups of whole grain oatsBuy these in the large canisters, not those disgusting sugar filled little packets. One cheap canister of oats can give you upwards of 50 meals! That's cheaper per meal than ramen yet healthy! They are also high in fiber which makes you less hungry. Just pour some in a bowl with water and it's ready after 1-2 minutes in the microwave! Feelin like spicing things up? Try adding peanut butter or butter.Meal B: Frozen mixed vegetables!Buy these in the biggest bags you can find. Super cheap, super healthy. Again, these are high in fiber so it'll make you feel fuller. Just dump some in a bowl and microwave for 3-5 minutes. Feelin like spicing things up? Try adding ketchup, your favorite hot sauce or spaghetti sauce.Meal C: BeansJust buy a heap of these that cost around 65 cents per can. Get a lot of different kinds of beans, find your favorite kind of bean, discover new kinds of beans. My favorite kind so far is kidney beans. Try adding hot sauce to spice things up. Again these are high in fiber so they fill you up, and are healthy.I hope this helps, I was completely broke all of this summer and I barely survived off of eating the things above. If you have a few extra bucks you can buy bags of tillapia fillets, 20 for $9. Very tasty but expensive compared to the other things in my guide. Another thing you can spurge on are grapes! Try putting them in the freezer, they taste delicious frozen!
I just put in an order from two places: the Mellow Monk and Butiki. I hope they're good! I've only ever ordered from Upton before so this is a change.
>>11400721I don't want to eat cheaply. I've spent $70 or 50g of tea before... it's not even sustenance.Eat cheaply, die young.
>>11400721>Meal BEating a bowl of mixed vegetables with ketchup?
>>11400757After a while of eating these meals the ketchup really becomes a treat!
>>11400721>Feelin like spicing things up? Try adding peanut butterI tried adding peanut butter to oatmeal before. I must have done it wrong because it was the most disgusting thing I've ever attempted to eat.
>>11400765You have to make sure the oatmeal isn't too watery. Also the you have to add just enough peanut butter or else it'll be either too rich or too weak tasting.
>>11400773bro if you want good oatmeal add spices and milkspices are cheap even poor mexicans use them in everything they are the true secret to eating cheaply
>>11400787I'd agree, but I've only really messed with hot spices. This stuff in the pic is my favorite.
wheres my Japanese water general?
>>11400794I like that one too I have some in my fridge right now.
>>11400802You can talk about Japanese water in this thread if you want, anon. ＼（＾∀＾）メ（＾∀＾）ノ
>>11400761You know, I heard if you pour honey on cucumber, it tastes just like melon.
>>11400805>putting your siracha in the fridge
>>11400834she has big breasts!
>>11400834Are you trying to trick me?
I dislike when I order tea, then they hand over a cup of hot water with a tea bag in it. If I wanted hot water and a tea bag, I'd go elsewhere.
>>11404142I hate when I order steak and they don't cut it up or put the sauce on for me.
>>11404167They can at least finish preparing the beverage that has been ordered. In terms of steak, I think it's more like handing over a raw steak and tools to cook it.
The best tea.
>>11404196The tea bag is in the water, isn't it? Not that it would take a great deal of effort to stick a tea bag in a prepared cup. It's not like they handed you a pot of boiling water and expected you to pour it yourself.
>>11404301Maybe it is silly to expect them to hand it over after is has finished steeping, but if I want precise steeping time, I need a timer available and I need to watch when they put the tea in so I know when to start that timer. It just seems rather inconvenient, though I suppose it isn't too far off from other common practices. It puts a damper on my precious tea experience.
>>11404333Just wait for the tea to cool off enough for you to drink it and that should be around the proper amount of time. If it's too hot, that means they just poured it out recently and it needs more time. I don't know why you need to be that precise about it.
>>11404243i swer on me fukin mum ill 'ive u a god shit knockin
>>11404357I don't know about you guys (and I'm not who you're replying to), but I can't handle really hot foods or liquid, so that would be way too long a steep time for me. I guess you could just ask the waiter when he comes out or something though.
>>11404392You are supposed to let black tea steep for thee to five minutes, I doubt you'll wait too long.
What do you like to pair with your tea? I enjoy fresh strawberries with earl grey or other black tea. Dark chocolate with black tea too.
>>11405819Shortbread cookies.>>11400734If you're so inclined, you may be interested in watching a video about how Mellow Monk buys tea: http://vimeo.com/8141032I believe there are six parts. It shows some tea farms, how the tea is made, and how the tea is sold.
>>11407414I find the way that the Mellow Monk buyer speaks Japanese to be comical. He's almost like some sort of cartoon character.
Is there any good tea you can buy from Starbucks?Thanks.
>>11407711They use tazo tea bags so no not really, unless you're okay with that. I'd stick with coffee at starbucks.
My tea might be here today, but it's storming atm and I'm not brave enough to check yet.
I just finished drinking some honeybush. It's night time, so I wanted something caffeine free.
kuso thread of the week
good website to buy brown rice green tea from?I've only had it in person and I love itI'm in the states btw
I've been drinking a lot of this relatively cheap Darjeeling from my local ethnic food shop of late. It's really nice for £4 per 30 bags.
>>11407711The "China green tips" and "jasmine green tea" at UK Starbucks are quite good. They use whole leaf bags. I think in the States they just use normie teabag dust, though. ;~;
>>11416806If you're going to be getting genmaicha from Den's, I recommend their extra green genmaicha, which is dusted with matcha.
Is this the NEET thread?
>>11419033It is, actually.
>>11419033You can tell it's the NEET thread when the last 10 replies are bumps with 12 hour intervals and deleted posts are scattered throughout.
I'm going to try my new black tea after dinner.
I woke up today missing my normal iced tea and as I sat here depressed, drinking hot tea in a 95F room, I had a breakthrough. I'll just steep the tea overnight in the fridge. This will be great.
I've been using Twinings tea since I started drinking it last year. I feel as if there's better out there though and I just don't know where to look. That's as nice as my local markets get.
Is chai too pleb?
>>11404397some green teas steep as little as 30 seconds.
>>11419666No, Masala is amazing.
>>11419666Masala chai is fantastic. I don't drink it often because of the amount of milk it requires, but it's amazing.
I got some goodies!!
>>11424794You never replied to my email.
>>11424935I have so many email addresses now. Which one did you use? Just the first letter.
>>11424937Do you mean mine? "a" (followed by "n").If you mean yours, "a" I think.My account has been disabled now due to inactivity, so it doesn't matter.
>>11424929>banchaI see that but I never buy it. Looks horrible tasting to be honest.
>>11424942Ah, I'm so sorry! Do you have my skype, twitter, or jabber?
>>11424946No, I don't use any of those.It was kind of silly anyway. I'm not fussed so I'm not trying to guilt trip you, and I don't want to derail the thread. I just thought I should say somewhere.Have a good life!
>>11424953>Have a good life!You sound pretty 'fussed' passive-aggressive bro.Come here and give me a hug.
>>11424943it's actually pretty good. I think it's a super relaxing green tea to sip. It's mild and gentle, and the color when brewed is a lot darker than you'd expect from a green tea, but it's really good. Really low caffeine too, so I can drink a lot without getting shaky. I'd take it over regular ol sencha, for sure! it's worth at least trying, den's free sampler thingy has a little bit in it I'm pretty sure~
>>11424964I don't know what people say.I hope you have a good life too. Actually, I hope everyone here does. I just don't know how you sign off from a post like that.
>>11424968>I'd take it over regular ol senchaI'd never imagine that for me but to each their own. I've never really strayed from sencha, oolong and black. Deep-steamed sencha is still my favorite.>>11424975It's okay don't worry about it.
>>11424984different tastes for different people, i guess! I'm not much of a black tea or oolong person, outside of a few here and there. I like the milder, lighter, less astringent teas! but it's always fun to branch out and try new things~ for sure for sure! you might be surprised what you end up liking sometimes.
>>11429178I always assumed she was holding a controller but turns out it was actually a mug.I'll report back once I recover from this shocking revelation.
I made some saemidori shincha today
Do any of you guys worry about radiation?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_effects_from_the_Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster#Tea-leaves
>>11433147It's a small price for appeasing our dweebfits.
What's the name of the green tea that has the smokey, bitter flavour?I believe it may be called Houjicha, but I'm not sure.
>>11438880houjicha is very fruity and has no smoke because it's processed in a way that bakes it dry without burning itthere arent any smokey japanese greens i know of maybe a greener oolong could be a little bit but the whole idea behind green tea is it isnt smoked
>>11433147"The U.K. Health Protection Agency estimates the typical Briton receives about 2,200 microsieverts of radiation per year from background radiation, or about 0.251 microsieverts per hour -- more than double the levels registered in Tokyo. Rome is also about 0.25 microsieverts per hour."From O-cha's facebook. Seems legit. I'm not worried about tea grown in Kyushu. I feel bad for them since they're based in the area.
>>11438891Ah, righto. So is there a non-green tea that fits the description?
>>11438924>From O-cha's facebook. >Seems legit.You do realize they have a clear bias to make such statements right?I'm only ordering tea from Kyushu too, I still worry though.
>>11439016They took pictures of the radiation counters that are set up. I believe it. I wouldn't buy anything grown there and I haven't bought anything from them since the disaster but that's just paranoia.>>11439000Smokey tea is generally black. Are you looking for Japanese tea or what? Is it something you've had before?
>>11439026Yes, it's something I've had before.Never knew the name of it. that description is the best I could do. I'm fairly sure it's Japanese.
>>11439000Smokey black? Yes! Lapsang Souchong. The leaves are dried over pine needles so they get a very nice smokey flavor similar to a campfire. Very nice in the winter.
>>11439053Gunpowder maybe. That's chinese, though.
Does anyone know why Den's stopped stocking mecha? It was so good for the price.
>>11439217probably just rotating out older stuff that might not have sold as well with newer stuff.
>>11444159it's called weeaboo
pickwick pleb racerecently picked up one of those hand tea thermos cans with a pump on it as a healthy alternative to coke.>>11444166or wapanese.
Over one hundred years ago, Japanese photo.
>>11444258>>11444245I hate tea ceremony since weebs think that it's the standard Japanese way of making tea or something. Fucking stupid.
>>11444344Fuckin' weebs man, why are they all so god damn stupid.
>>11444344I'm too embarrassed to even drink matcha.
>>11444386You're better for it without that piss, only fucking weeaboos would say otherwise.
>>11444388I've had some expensive matcha once and it was really good. Cheap matcha is shit and not worth drinking over real manly tea.
>>11444392Here come the weeaboos.
>>11444396/jp/ is the weeaboo board. People just pretend to hate Japan so others don't find out.
>>11444400Keep thinking that you fucking weeb,.
>>11444400shut it nerd
>>11444406>>11444405closet weebs in their natural environment
>>11444414>I'm a gigantic fucking weeb so everyone else must be too.Nice projecting there, weeeeeeb.
>>11444414I'm not a weeb, I'm otacool!
“But I don’t want to go among weeaboos," Arisu remarked."Oh, you can’t help that," said the Neko: "we’re all weeaboos here. I’m a weeaboo. You’re a weeaboo.""How do you know I’m weeaboo?" said Arisu."You must be," said the Neko, or you wouldn’t have come here.”
>>11444400I would be very happy if Japan got nuked.
>>11444433Why are you weebing a weeb comic even more?Dan Kim is a Corean, of course he'll make up false propaganda to insult the Japanese.
>>11444433Just look at this fucking weeb, god damn.
>>11444439The parody is much older than Dan Kim.
>>11444378Yeah man, I know right.
>>11444448Find me a source earlier than this image.Btw this image is from 2001.
Janitor literally defending weeaboos.Get in here, /ghost/bros.
I love you, janitor.Thank you!
>>11444467,1What exactly do you want us to do, leader-san?
>>11444474,1Just get in here.
>>11444474,2Ok. I'm staring at the thread as hard as I can. I have no idea what to post.
>>11444467,1>>11444474,1>>11444474,2>>11444474,3do it i dare youI got my finger on the report button
＞feel when made half the posts in this thread and still shitposting bout weebs
>>11444467,1Order us, leader! We fear nothing!>>11444474,4fukken snitch go back to foolz
>>11444474I agree with him on this situation, but fuck him 99% of the time, he's a cunt don't encourage him.
>>11444474,4How can you report me for viewing a thread? Teach me for I see I great potential in this maneuver
Has anyone tried ghost tea? I keep hearing about it but I can't find it. I'm assuming it's green
Thank you janitor I didnt want to have to go back to gaia to discuss Japanese tea, so thank you for removing that guy.
>>11444494I've never heard of it and google says it doesn't exist.Sounds spooky.
>>11444497Agreed, ty ty janny you are a good friend!
>>11444497tea is less weeaboo than your retarded video games, junior
>>11444497This. Glad us true weeaboos can discuss tea in peace (> ^.^)>
>>11444503>weeabooPlease don't use that term. It's pretty offensive to the majority of people here.
Where would we be without our watchful saviour janny? In a sea of shit, I say! Despotism banzai!
>>11444513it's pretty ironic how people who play video games aimed at degenerate retards and watch anime intended for children call other people weeaboos
>>11444512I'm sorry that you feel that way but you should keep it to yourself. Words can hurt. You shouldn't try to make other people feel bad like that.
>>11444513weeaboo said what?
So if something is not Japanese but big in Japan, can we discuss it?Pic related it's a Japanese advertisement for the Japanese soft drink C.C. Lemon, featuring Za Shinpusonzu which is a popular anime in Japan.
>>11444524You can discuss it but not in this thread! This thread if for TEA the legendary and ancient liquor.
>>11444512"He can't detect sage!"
>>11444524Deviant art style animes fucking each other.
>>11444529Well it was just a general tangent, but maybe we could make this the Japan/General thread? That's not a bad idea. It'll condense all the streets, architecture, cooking, idol, etc. stuff that only a small minority of people (including myself) want.
DUDE ONLY LOSERS DON'T PRONOUNCE IT AS SADOU. HAHA CHADOU!
Well ok then! Let's get back on topic! Which teahu wud u drink?
>>11444531I saw this image a while ago and it's not bad made or anything, it's always cool to see stuff drawn in a different style, but what anime or manga is it supposed to resemble? I can think of none that actually look like this.
>>11444535> It'll condense all the streets, architecture, cooking, idol, etc. (into one thread)Fuck you so hard. This is the worst idea I've hear on here, congrats. What are the other 159 threads going to be about? Who gives a shit.
>>11444517Are any video games or cartoons not aimed at children?You can add swearing or violence but that doesn't make it for adults, just teenagers (a subclass of children).There's a reason adult cinema (as in, films for adults, not porn) don't have sex or violence, unless they're trying to get crossover appeal to children.
>>11444535General-Meta General? Sounds good.Imagine if we were allowed to leave these borders and post this stuff in other threads.Pic related it's a Japanese bath shower cushion.
>>11444543Touhou and visual novels.This board isn't for "Japan" type stuff and it routinely gets deleted, but there's clearly a small market for it so it would be nice if it was allowed. And that way there wouldn't be tea threads that last for weeks (because one person posts a day, usually just with "bump").
>>11444535Not happening you fucking weeb
>>11444551show me the bumps fag there were a lot of people in this thread and its not eternal like the idol shit
I just want to talk about tea. What did we ever do to you guys to deserve this kind of treatment? Please take your discussion to another thread. I even tried to be cute with the "teahu" thing but it didn't work so I'm just going to directly ask you guys to leave us alone. Thank you. Proper discussion can resume now
>>11444551You can find your shitty weeb threads on gaia or some other gay as fuck site.
>>11444555Talking about tea on an otaku culture board, these stupid fucking threads shouldnt even be here.
>>11444555 Shitpost in thread＼ | ／ Λ Λ _. _( ・々ﾟ)￣￣ ／｜ ＼／ | ＼Complain about shitposting
>>11444555nobodys stopping you talk away weebi just opened a bag of koubi shiage its not badwhat are you drinking fag pants
I just wanted to take this opportunity to sayFuck you Non-Directional !LaserEWlCA
>>11444571He has his own tea board on a friend's site. I don't get why they don't just discuss it there?
>>11444551There is more than enough room for this. Fuck off.>>11444555Some people start joking about the word weeaboo, like 20 posts get deleted by janitor, enjoy your resulting shitstorm that's 3 times worse.
>>11444571Wow I fucking hate that guy, what a fucking loser.
>>11444578Not enough traffic.
>>11444578I really don't care about his shitty tea discussions. He's just an asshole.
>>11444585I don't even know who he is and I've been in these tea threads forever.
>>11444596Just some shitty tea elitist douchebag
>>11444596Even I know he's the one that makes these threads and I don't even browse them at all.
>>11444604I've made a few of them and helped defend them in early /q/. I guess he's the other guy who defends them. He can't be so bad if he's willing to help the struggle.We've had these threads since 08 though so chillax bros. We've been more dedicated. It's funny how this is a hot button topic but with janny being lenient I bet you could have your canned coffee threads and buckwheat pillow threads or whatever it is you want.
>>11444610Can I actually have my canned coffee thread? It's not in the list, and I'm worried the janitor will think I'm trying to ruffle his feathers.
>>11444610You guys can have your thread, I don't really care. I'm just here to tell him to go fuck himself.
>>11444612I reported it. Canned Coffee is not otaku culture.
>>11444578>He has his own tea board on a friend's site.I am interested do you have the link?
>>11444642I think tea.cerealexperiments.comNot sure if it's still up. I think it moved to/from there at one point.
>>11444494janny leaves this? guess I should have said /ghost/ tea 2subtle4u
>>11444494Ghost tea is okay. Way too much vitamin T, though.
>>11444716Now it's deleted. Janitor confirmed for stealth warusobro. I always knew it but it's cute when you can see it in action. >vitamin T lol'd
>>11444716,1He talks to us all the time. He's even in the idol thread right now.
>>11444716,1See if you can get to delete someone else's post.
>>11444716,1How else am I supposed to pre-emptively mark your super elite trolling posts for deletion?
>>11444716,4ZOMG!!!!eleven C-can I have your autograph, please? It's kind of a dream of mine. Not that I l-like you are anything.
>>11444716>vitamin TLMAOOOOOOOOOOOjanny getting trolled into the lelosphere
>>11444716,5Please, please, one at a time. I'll even use my mopping hand.
>>11444537It's chado, twerp.>>11444159Would drink tea with.>>11444392Yeah, good matcha is unfortunately expensive. Anything that's not a nice brighter green color when you whisk it is really a waste of money in terms of tea for drinking. Making icecream or other things with it might be okay.
How come T gets to make threads about himself?
Too bad mods won't accept your BR because they won't get the joke.
>>11444778,2nigga pureezu I rang moot up directly, your ass is as good as PERMA'D
>>11444778,3Hahaha loser it got denied.
>>11444778,4I felt sorry for your nerd ass, so I had it canceled. I'm going out for drinks with moot now so try not to shitpost for the next couple of hours or i'll hit your ass so hard, in another universe you'll think a ghost is trying to molest you.
Oh, so reading it chadou isn't actually wrong by Urasenke terms. The more you know.
What does tea taste like? I have never had it but it always smells so nice and looks good. What Tea should i try? How do you make it?
Where's my Japanese Water Otaku General? Fucking teafags.
>>11445563Why don't you make one, fag commander? I bet the janny would leave it if you did well enough.
>>11445563Sakuraba approves of this post.
>>11411031I can back this up. The TAZO green tea tips are constantly good. I've had some good tea in China, but none that I can name or go back for. Tazo is good.
>>11438880I'm guessing that you are thinking of gunpowder green tea. I love it.
>>11445552If you're new, don't bother with anything fancy and just buy Yamamotoyama or somethingThe brown rice green tea is pretty good
>>11445631I need to find a marketplace that sells Yamamotoyama. I've heard lots of good things about their teas. The nearby shops only sell Ito-En and Maeda-En.
>>11445552Black tea tastes slightly bitter and has subtle flavors like maybe sweet or smoky. Green tea tastes earthy and vegetative and might have subtle flavors like seaweed if you get certain Japanese ones.Oolong is somewhere in the middle and white is usually sweet. I don't drink much Oolong and white so I can't say.You steep the tea leaves in water usually between 170-212 degrees Fahrenheit for a certain amount of time. Most tea will come with directions. If you don't want to buy any fancy tea equipment you can just buy a variety box of tea bags at the grocery store. The most important thing you should do is make sure you get a proper water kettle and do not just microwave the water like some tea noobs do.
>>11445649To conclude, tea is a lot of fun and I'd recommend trying it out as a hobby. There are lots of varieties to choose from and equipment to try out so the fun never ends.I don't know what I'd even drink besides water if tea didn't exist, I drink at least two pots a day.
>>11445631>>11445649Thank you for the info! I will try to watch these threads more often.
>>11445649>Green tea tastes earthy and vegetative and might have subtle flavors like seaweedseaweed? it really shouldntgreen tea when brewed properly can have undertones like beautiful flowers and honeys its brighter because its more acidicblack tea has fruity and earthy musty/smokey tastesget a handy teapot contraption theyre plastic but only cost like $15 then buy some random loose leaf do not buy bags from the store even one of the big names like dens or teavana are ok to get a taste of things just dont grab their flavored teas, get straight black or green teas even try some matcha if you want to be weeb as fuck - you can whisk it in the cup without the bamboo shit to get an idea.brew water cooler at first raise then temperature slowly while youre learning how to brew. you will burn some tea if you do it the opposite way and this gives you a feel for temperatures. most teas will come with temperature recommendations but i still recommend brewing 5-10 degrees below whatever they list to start with so you know what the tea should taste like.
The days are getting colder, /jp/.What is your favorite tea to warm up with?
>>11451869If I'm feeling particularly cold, masala.
I just finally got around to ordering some new greeen tea. It's been so long since I just ordered green tea.
>>11459411janny's passive aggressive reminders
>>11459415but the joke's still on you because i dont even care i only post in these threads because half the userbase hates themgranted theyre the bad half
>>11424953Why did you opt to email some faggot rather than me? Come on, dude.
Oh man, the last few days have been pretty cool and just tonight I experienced the "cold smell". I really want some lapsang souchong now.
>>11462850Good Houjicha in the cold weather is phenomenal.
>>11444716>Vitamin TCANT BELIEVE THE HUMOR!