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Loose tea or tea bags, which does /jp/ prefer?

>> No.7613696

I just got 5 boxes of tea bags delivered yesterday. Loose tea is very nice but I need to get me a new teapot and stuff before I make it at home.

>> No.7613700

Loose when I can afford it.

>> No.7613703 [DELETED] 

Why would anyone prefer loose tea over tea bags?
sage for dumb question

>> No.7613702


Loose, with some whiskey or bourbon or vodka...

>> No.7613706

Why would anyone prefer tea bags over real natural tea?

>> No.7613711

I like loose when I can get it but there is no place within 30 miles that sells loose so I settle with good bags. Also I like blacks teas much better than green and jasmine or anything chai.

I bought this package of something called irish breakfast and I am wondering what the hell I actually bought. Does /jp/ know a good way to prepare it?

>> No.7613712

Loose by far. I barely drink bagged tea anymore. Sometimes it is a pain having to get the teapot out and that, but it is always worth it.

>> No.7613720

Irish Breakfast is good with milk....
It's pretty similar to English Breakfast.

>> No.7613725

Loose except when someone else offers to make tea and I insist they use the bags because nobody else in this house knows the first thing about it (excluding myself).

>> No.7613728

Honey or sugar, no sugar maybe? I like to make my tea dark as night but I am wondering if it might be too strong like english breakfast gets if I leave to tea bag in too long.

>> No.7613732

I don't know a thing about tea but I bet having loose leaf made by someone who knows what they are doing would be great. Hard to find such people in south Texas though.

>> No.7613733

Asda own brand, 1000 teabags, £1.39

>> No.7613735


Cheap bastard, get Twinings atleast.

>> No.7613737


I'm not even terribly good at it, they're just much worse and I'd rather just have foolproof measures in place to ensure my tea isn't terrible.

>> No.7613734

Loose tea, although I don't personally own a teapot and a strainer is annoying to use and defeats the purpose anyway.

As a matter of fact I might go buy a teapot right now along with a new hdmi adapter.

>> No.7613738

I'm not a fan of using honey. Masks some of the tea flavor.

Irish Breakfast is stronger than English Breakfast by default, so you'll probably have to tinker around with the brew time.

>> No.7613743

There's really no possible way bags could be considered better than looseleaf.

Where do you live that doesn't have looseleaf in 30 miles? Not even like a Whole Foods or something?

Well, it is sorta straightforward...
Though that kinda makes me want to make tea for some /jp/er sometime.

>> No.7613746

Some people are just plain and utter savages. I asked for Green Tea in a Restaurant once and they made it with boiling hot water, my tea was bitter and unpleasant. Why are people more fond of Coca-Cola than the art of fine tea?

>> No.7613748

I can taste and smell the astringent garbage from here.

I would just love to hold a tea party for /jp/! I have a few beautiful tea sets that would be great to share with someone else.

>> No.7613755

>Why are people more fond of Coca-Cola than the art of fine tea?

Normals are idiots of course. They simply can't take it easy well enough to sit down, enjoy and appreciate a fine pot of tea.

Also, http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tea.htm

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Oh man, that reminds me. Check out this translation.
Not Japanese of course but even I was able to tell what the original said.

>> No.7613759

I asked for a cup of tea at the local coffee house, and they gave me a tea bag and a cup of hot water from the hot tap on the coffee machine....
Tastes bad man.

>> No.7613766


What is tea like? I've never really experienced it admittedly, my taste buds are easily what you'd call unrefined since they can't taste anything that doesn't have a strong flavor.

>> No.7613764
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A soda is fine as well. Don't be so supercilious, you're not an aristocrat

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>Constant taste

>Better taste
>Time consuming
>Needs equipment

I want to drink, I don't want a tea ceremony.

So bag.

>> No.7613768

70~80 = Full boiling?
I don't think so, Kim.

>> No.7613772

Dear god, that is awful.

If any other Australians are on, where do you get your tea? There is a Tea Centre somewhat near my place that has a good selection, but if it exists, a more specialised or boutique store would be nice to visit.

>> No.7613777


Can't have a proper cuppa with loose tea.

HobNobs are also essential.

>> No.7613779

It's not really time consuming, it takes like 15 seconds at most.
The equipment is like two bucks.
And you can reuse many loose leaf teas to get more mileage out of them.

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>> No.7613791

Put bag in cup. Pour water over it. Dump bag.

Put tea into whatever device of your picking, remove the device, clean the device, dispose of the tea in the device.

>> No.7613796

Loose leaf.
Flavor is worth the effort. Otherwise I'm just drinking meh tasting warm leaf water.

>> No.7613797

Again, no more than 15 seconds. You don't really have to clean it all that thoroughly, just run some water over it and wipe it slightly with a rag or something. Or not even bother with doing that.
It's very much worth it for how much better loose tastes.

>> No.7613798

>you can reuse many loose leaf teas
Absolutely disgusting, you are a savage.

>> No.7613799

C'mon, what were you going to do with that extra minute of your time but spend it here?

>> No.7613800

Bumfuck, Texas
Have to go to San Antonio to get anything that a Walmart can't provide.

Yeah, even the hipster coffee places I have been to did that, it was unpleasant and very unprofessional.

>> No.7613804

I've only ever had tea bags, so bags.
In the first place the places around here don't sell loose tea leaves, or if they do I've never noticed it.

I'll say this though, if loose tea is supposed to taste better than bag tea than loose earl gray black must be good enough to send me to heaven, because even this flavor bagged the scent alone makes my mouth water.

>> No.7613806

Nah, you're supposed to reuse a lot of Oolongs, and some darker black teas are good for two or so steepings.
Not so good for green and white I guess.

>> No.7613808

Just brewed some, packs a punch but it is going well with my breakfast of sausage and eggs. Definitely a keeper.

>> No.7613809

Oh most definitely. The first loose leaf tea I had was an Earl Grey, and oh man it was incredible. An immediate convert.

>> No.7613813

Once you have had that loose Earl Grey, THERE IS NO GOING BACK.

>> No.7613852

To think that Coca-Cola cannot be artfully prepared just because there isn't some Japanese ceremony attached is the thinking of a philistine. Not the 1 litre crap you buy for home, but the perfect fizzle from a fountain drink.

>> No.7613882

But Tea originates from China thousands of years back, it's not Japanese.

>> No.7613891

Shmups are originally American.

>> No.7613895

I know that. But the interest for most people in tea, especially the elitists, is derived from the esotericism surrounding Japanese tea ceremony or the elegant ojousama-ness of British tea drinking

>> No.7613901

>Japanese tea ceremony
I just like tea.

>> No.7613906

And some people just like things that aren't loose tea.

>> No.7613914

Do tell.

>> No.7614366

Go make a cup of tea and enjoy it like a classy little lady.

>> No.7614377

But my pinky is already out....

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>tea bags


>> No.7614494

people who don't drink loose leaf tea don't care about qualitys

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>phrase not found

lol...why the HELL does no1 use powder? cuz i make ice tea with powder from a can .__.

>> No.7614509

I never trust others to make my tea; after all, half the fun of tea is the preparation.

>> No.7614530

I love the spiced Chai too. But I'd never buy it in bags.

>> No.7614541

Neither, I go out in the forest and flip over trees for roots and rip berries from the ground and whip bees out of their honey to make my own brew which I let ferment in a t-rex skull for 20 years before I consume it by injecting it into my eyes.

>> No.7614549

No no no, you got it wrong, that's not how wtH would post like, try being less specific and more mundane in your posts. Also limit them to one or two sentences only.

>> No.7614572


You don't inject it directly into your scrotum? You're small time.