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YES 164 85.86%
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Old 2004-11-09, 00:52   Link #61
kj1980
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Pearl Tea = WIN! (^O^) It is so delicious! I love honeydew milk tea best!

However, I studied tea ceremony in school.
Traditional Japanese green tea is not the same that you buy in tea bags.
It has a very strong bitter taste, and you make it from powder.
We serve it with 'wagashi', which are sweets like dango, or mochi.
I hate sadou....ever since I was a kid!

My thighs hurt like hell for sitting in that position for such a long time, I've never been able to figure out why I have to turn the tea bowl, and why I wasn't supposed to eat the wagashi when given to me.
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Old 2004-11-09, 01:01   Link #62
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The only tea i've been having is herbal tea called "twenty-four kinds" or 廿 四 味.

its supposed to help with my cold -_-
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Old 2004-11-09, 04:23   Link #63
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I hate sadou....ever since I was a kid!

My thighs hurt like hell for sitting in that position for such a long time, I've never been able to figure out why I have to turn the tea bowl, and why I wasn't supposed to eat the wagashi when given to me.
LOL. It's aesthetic. The point of the ritual, is the ritual itself. But you knew that, right?
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Old 2004-11-09, 04:28   Link #64
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My thighs hurt like hell for sitting in that position for such a long time, I've never been able to figure out why I have to turn the tea bowl, and why I wasn't supposed to eat the wagashi when given to me.
Hold it a second. We weren't supposed to eat the wagashi that was given? But it looked so good and tasted even better! (Although anything would after the cuppa...)

Dorfl, it might also be the water or the pot that you used to boil the water that is adding the bad flavours to the jasmine tea. Since tea, unless you add stuff like sugar or honey to it, is just tea leaves steeped in hot water, the quality of the water and how much mineral is in it do affect its taste.

It's a lot like *cough* coffee and its needs.
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Old 2004-11-09, 05:42   Link #65
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Dorfl, it might also be the water or the pot that you used to boil the water that is adding the bad flavours to the jasmine tea. Since tea, unless you add stuff like sugar or honey to it, is just tea leaves steeped in hot water, the quality of the water and how much mineral is in it do affect its taste.

It's a lot like *cough* coffee and its needs.
Good point. I only make teas with water that has run through my water purifier or else bottled water. Tap water, even good tap water, just isn't as good.
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Old 2004-11-09, 07:08   Link #66
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I hate sadou....ever since I was a kid!

My thighs hurt like hell for sitting in that position for such a long time, I've never been able to figure out why I have to turn the tea bowl, and why I wasn't supposed to eat the wagashi when given to me.
Oh holy hell, i can only imagine.... Personally, i think almost every ceremonial japanese sitting position looks painful beyond words. I'm actually suprized that in all my time here, there hasn't been some thread about how horrible it must be to sit like that.

But anyway, I really don't like tea or coffee. Tea is simply too bitter for me. Coffee is simply too strong for me. It doesn't matter how much sugar or cream i put in them, I can still taste that awful taste like a bad memory. Yuck.

But i guess if i had to choose between Coffee, Tea, and getting beat with a sack of door nobs, i'd probably pick coffee. I am an American, and that means that I was put on this earth to spite the British. Hell, do you think we Americans like calling football "soccer", changing the rules of rugby, and calling it "football"? And i'm fucking clueless why we aren't using the metric system if not out of contempt.
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Old 2004-11-09, 09:10   Link #67
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You should come to my house for a nice cup of tea.

I'ts that sweet you have to go striaght the dentist's after one sip.^^
I'll keep that in mind next time I'm near 'You tell me?' -land.
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Old 2004-11-09, 13:33   Link #68
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And i'm fucking clueless why we aren't using the metric system if not out of contempt.
I always thought it was to give nasa an excuse when they lose a 100 billion dollar space probe.
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Old 2004-11-09, 14:22   Link #69
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i personally dont like tea..it tasetes like warm piss damn it...i dont know,i just find it to be too damn hot and grass-tasty..i prefer cofee instead-it refreshes me faster than tee,and goes perfectly with the morning smoke
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Old 2004-11-09, 14:49   Link #70
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And i'm fucking clueless why we aren't using the metric system if not out of contempt.
Probably because of the money and confusion that might be arised when all the crappy Nestle and Folger's instant coffee that has to be changed from "xx ounces" to "xx grams" and to serve "xx cups/cubic inches" to "xx millilitres/cubic centimetres"
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Old 2004-11-09, 15:19   Link #71
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Of course a thread like that would only occure while I'm banned-away dammit..

oh well I live for tea actualy I drink tea every day but that everybody know I guess from the thread I created a long time ago "What do you do while watching anime?".
I drink mixed green Japanese (both powder and greenery ^^) and green chinese with a sample of Jasmine leaf and flower. Keeps me healthy! ..swear to god.
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Old 2004-11-09, 15:41   Link #72
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Probably because of the money and confusion that might be arised when all the crappy Nestle and Folger's instant coffee that has to be changed from "xx ounces" to "xx grams" and to serve "xx cups/cubic inches" to "xx millilitres/cubic centimetres"
The choice of what system to use is left to Congress, who made the metric system the official one in 1875. But for some reason, they've never enforced it, even after literally every other country in the world switched over.

I've heard that this is in order to make it difficult to import foreign products (produced for other countries) into the United States. Of course, there are no websites that document why there hasn't been a switch, only metric advocacy sites and xenophobic sites.
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Old 2004-11-09, 16:35   Link #73
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When I was in elementary skool, (about 30 years ago), there was a push to change over to metric, but it just kind of died out. A shame if you ask me, I would much rather deal with the metric system over the English system any day.
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Old 2004-11-09, 16:44   Link #74
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To get back on topic

Concerning tea and japanese culture, this may be an interesting read to some

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea

http://www.o-cha.net/english/japan/c...culture09.html

Or the tea ceremony (painfull for some people )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_tea_ceremony
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Old 2004-11-09, 17:43   Link #75
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I never found seiza uncomfortable. It wasn't great, but not painful.

seiza = proper sitting. many of you claim it to be painful.

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Old 2004-11-09, 18:41   Link #76
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I always wanted to practice a tea ceremony like this japanese woman:

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Old 2004-11-09, 23:37   Link #77
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tea is way better than coffee. it's the perfect beverage, hot warm or cold. try jasmine tea with ice ~ it's more refreshing than gatorade. make sure the jasmine tea is really hot so it melts enough water to dilute the bitterness that comes with jasmine tea.
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Old 2004-11-10, 05:00   Link #78
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T34 r0x0rZ!!! (tea rocks)

tea is one of the greatest things to go with anything especially ICE CREAM!!! but i heard that

tea + ice cream = stones in your kidney magically appearing

anyways black tea is my favorite, and what a cool thing to know, we call black tea here chai or pronounced with a sh sound sometimes... and so does china!!
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Old 2004-11-10, 23:23   Link #79
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I like tea, especially since I love caffeine but coffee makes me sick.
I live in southern California, though, so a hot drink isn't too welcome for most of the year. When I do drink it, I don't like black tea (if I can help it), and I don't take sugar nor milk.

However, I just got an Hisbiscus tea from a buddy who went to Hawaii. Really good. Also, Trader Joe's (a super-cool grocery store) has white tea which is drinkable by a guy like me who doesn't like black tea.

One tea I can't stand is Genmai-cha, which is apparently a Brown Rice tea. Tastes like asparagus. :P

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Old 2004-11-11, 00:35   Link #80
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And few people mention white tea and how great it is when prepared properly.

The response I get over 90% of the time is ...

"White tea? Is that tea with too much milk or something? That's gross."


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