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BORIStheBLADE 07-27-2009 12:02 AM

Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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Originally Posted by DougBushBC (Post 481216)
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?


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Originally Posted by adampc22 (Post 481246)
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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Originally Posted by BORIStheBLADE (Post 481290)
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 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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
I still would need a tea press with that electric thing right?

DougBushBC 07-27-2009 07:28 PM

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
That makes sense, cool. I learn something every day.:r

adampc22 07-28-2009 05:02 AM

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BORIStheBLADE (Post 481290)
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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Originally Posted by BORIStheBLADE (Post 482195)
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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Originally Posted by adampc22 (Post 482768)
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

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Originally Posted by DougBushBC (Post 482805)
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

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Originally Posted by adampc22 (Post 482811)
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/Produc...82E16896112054) and one of those filters is hard to beat.

Steelergar 07-29-2009 09:28 AM

Re: Thinking about brewing loose tea.
 
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

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Originally Posted by adampc22 (Post 482768)
and i know alot of english people honest lol

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


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