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BORIStheBLADE
07-27-2009, 12:02 AM
I tend to drink a lot of iced teas. I used to drink a lot of Arizona ginseng and now I enjoy the Honest aid Green teas.

Are any of you guys brewing anything like this?

I enjoy packaged teas when its cold so I pretty much enjoy it all year round.

DougBushBC
07-27-2009, 04:21 AM
Borris I drink loose tea about 8 glasses a day, some hot some iced. I really think its the way to go. I use almost exclusively www.adagio.com their ingenuiTea system for brewing is fantastic, and their teas are exception and affordable. PM me any questions you have about loose tea!

adampc22
07-27-2009, 06:16 AM
remember when u put the tea in the tea pot mate one spoon full for everybody haveing a cup and one spoon full for the pot

BORIStheBLADE
07-27-2009, 07:20 AM
Borris I drink loose tea about 8 glasses a day, some hot some iced. I really think its the way to go. I use almost exclusively www.adagio.com their ingenuiTea system for brewing is fantastic, and their teas are exception and affordable. PM me any questions you have about loose tea!

I'm going to check those out. Price doesn't seem bad either. Before I posted this I had the idea of using a coffee maker, but instead making tea. Is that a bad way of doing it?


remember when u put the tea in the tea pot mate one spoon full for everybody haveing a cup and one spoon full for the pot

Is that the general idea when making tea?

DougBushBC
07-27-2009, 07:50 AM
I'm going to check those out. Price doesn't seem bad either. Before I posted this I had the idea of using a coffee maker, but instead making tea. Is that a bad way of doing it?

Yes, don't use a coffee pot. Until recently I just boiled water in the microwave and used the IngenuiTea pot, now I got the utiliTea (http://www.adagio.com/teaware/utiliTEA_kettle.html?SID=3f079a7516f41c9b4743a737c 2f29b24) Electric Kettle that is fantastic for keeping perfect temp water for whichever tea you are brewing. If you wanna try some samples, I have a BUNCH of teas, PM me your address and I'll send you a little sample kit.

BORIStheBLADE
07-27-2009, 07:23 PM
I still would need a tea press with that electric thing right?

DougBushBC
07-27-2009, 07:28 PM
you would need some sort of filter, like the IngenuiTEA, i promse if you get one of the starter packs with the filter, you really should do it.

BORIStheBLADE
07-27-2009, 07:45 PM
OK, so those IngenuiTEA's have a place for loose tea? If it does I couldn't figure out where it goes.

DougBushBC
07-27-2009, 08:46 PM
Hahah the ingenuiTEA is only for loose tea, it basically is a filter with a drain in the bottom, so you put the tea in, then the hot water, and let it steep, and then drain.

BORIStheBLADE
07-27-2009, 09:14 PM
That makes sense, cool. I learn something every day.:r

adampc22
07-28-2009, 05:02 AM
I'm going to check those out. Price doesn't seem bad either. Before I posted this I had the idea of using a coffee maker, but instead making tea. Is that a bad way of doing it?




Is that the general idea when making tea?

yep

adampc22
07-28-2009, 05:03 AM
I still would need a tea press with that electric thing right?

why just not use a tea pot and a tea strianer do it the english way

DougBushBC
07-28-2009, 05:06 AM
Adam, I know lots of english people that use Electric Tea Pots, and basically the ingenuiTEA is a strainer.

adampc22
07-28-2009, 05:11 AM
yeh but its a bit highteck isnt it why not just use a old fasion tea stainer save money and so on apart from company brake rooms i dont think i know one english person that uses a electric teapot a electric kettle yes but not a tea pot and i know alot of english people honest lol

DougBushBC
07-28-2009, 05:52 AM
yeh but its a bit highteck isnt it why not just use a old fasion tea stainer save money and so on apart from company brake rooms i dont think i know one english person that uses a electric teapot a electric kettle yes but not a tea pot and i know alot of english people honest lol

of course I meant Electric Kettle, thats what we were talking about in the first place if you look at the website.

adampc22
07-28-2009, 06:03 AM
of course I meant Electric Kettle, thats what we were talking about in the first place if you look at the website.

oh right man i ment tea pot as in were u put the water after it has been boiled in the kettle then u add the lose tea one for each person and one for the pot

SeanGAR
07-28-2009, 06:21 AM
oh right man i ment tea pot as in were u put the water after it has been boiled in the kettle then u add the lose tea one for each person and one for the pot

If you're making tea for one, an electric water dispenser (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16896112054) and one of those filters is hard to beat.

Steelergar
07-29-2009, 09:28 AM
I just use a stovetop tea pot and cloth strainer. works just fine for me. I am looking into different strainer methods though cause it cost $5.00 for a box of 100 and I drink alot of tea.

Starscream
12-23-2009, 11:15 PM
and i know alot of english people honest lol

:r:r
Let's hope so.;)