Tea or Coffee?

Discussion in 'Other Things We're Into' started by ParadiseofOils, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Youssef

    Youssef Oud Fan

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    Ohhh, thats wet notes that I'm tasting! I completely forgot that wet stored teas have a distinct taste, and thats probably the taste I was complaining about. The guy who sells them is based in GuangDong, so he probably encounters more wet stored tea than dry.
     
  2. Mandeel AlMandeel

    Mandeel AlMandeel Oud Geek

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    Nope check that pic that's taken Friday night 2am
     
  3. Chip Burns

    Chip Burns Oud Fanatic

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    Love Both, been roasting green coffee beans for some time... coffee needs to be freshly ground no pre-ground coffee beans for me... unless it's offered to me by a host... love adding freshly ground cardamom to my coffee and tea for that matter. Tea has been Chai for the most part... but recently been getting into the green teas, needless to say, I'm in a heavily caffeinated house, doesn't matter when I can have tea or coffee at any time up and including right before I hit the sack ... so I'm awake while I dream :Coffee:
     
  4. VPhong

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    Fresh grounded coffee is awesome. I love the aroma :thumbsup: When I was younger I enjoyed the stimulation but as I got older I made a U turn and now I prefer old tea that gives me a relaxed and comfy feel. :)
     
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  5. F4R1d0uX

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  6. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

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  7. F4R1d0uX

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    Spot on brother very good for digestion !
     
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  8. Grega

    Grega True Ouddict

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    Ah yes the weather is perfect this year. I live at the edge of the Alps and I love that the summer is a bit cooler this year with plenty of summer storms (they are magic for me).

    As for tea or coffee. Both! Coffee is my first morning ritual (after prayer). I had a nice grinder that broke down so for now I don't grind it. I drink it dark but I love to drink barley coffee with milk. When in town then capuccino is a must.

    Mountain tea with flowers is the best in winter with local honey (there are a lot of small beekeepers here). I love accacia and chestnut honey and the forest one.
    We have a few different types of mint growing around the house but I prefer peppermint for tea. Elderberry blossoms make for a nice tea. Sweet briar's "berries" also.
    I despise fruit teas though.
    Also love a nice asamushi sencha and japanese oolong and black tea.
     
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  9. EHV

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    Coffee....and I'm uh..., a bit obsessive about it.

    Fresh ground, within two weeks of roasting, (I need to get a roaster and learn how to roast myself), ground just before brewing in a burr grinder, (Barazza Virtuoso for me), ground specifically for the brewing method and at a 1:15 coffee to water ratio with distilled water with Third Wave Water treatment added and at a temp of 195-205F.

    Brewing methods of either pour over with a Chemex or Hario V-60 or immersion brewing with a French Press, American Press, Aeropress or Clever Dripper or stove top with a Bialetti Moka pot.

    Single origin coffee only.

    OK, that really rings of *hipster-snob* LOL but I guess that I consider coffee similar to oud in lots of ways and anything compromised would equal diluted or cut oud, which, of course, we avoid like the plague!

    Interestingly, my favorite coffee so far is from Sumatra. I'd love to try proper Turkish coffee someday. :)

    P.S. most of this crazy info is gleaned from The SCA, (Specialty Coffee Association). I have no affiliation, I'm just an obsessive nut.
     
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  10. hassam mac

    hassam mac True Ouddict

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    Black coffe is a must,black coffee a day keeps the doctor away.

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  11. Ashfaque

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    Try the superstrong black tea & milk, with some black-pepper sprinkled over! This is particularly tasty after some spicy (Indian style) foods. I discovered it few years back when some ground black pepper accidentally fell on my cuppa. I couldn't be bothered to make another one! So my laziness had some positive outcome. :D
     
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  12. Woodland Note

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    Green tea here, always. :)
    My favorite is sencha with osmanthus flower flavouring, but it's not easy to obtain it where I live.
     
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  13. Kabir Attars

    Kabir Attars OudSufi

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    I like Tanzanian Coffee...sweet, nutty, chocolate with a touch of spice...nice.
     
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  14. mlb78

    mlb78 Whats this Oud About?

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    Ethiopian natural process coffees, the blueberry notes can be completely over the top! Central American Geshas can be amazing too with floral, tea-like delicateness. For summer, I really enjoy high mountain oolongs from Taiwan: Li Shan, Baozhong, Dong Ding.
     
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  15. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    Nobody has been here for a while so I thought I’d chime in!!
    I love good strong coffee in the morning
    Every morning
    I like tea during the middle of the day to keep
    Me going and evenings too!!!
    ( kinam)Kevin in China also owns a tea shop
    And has real good tea. Maybe the best tea I have ever sipped .
     
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  16. sío

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    Both!

    Currently in a tea phase, which is mostly Nepali blacks as that keeps things somewhat affordable with the amount I drink, but also high roasted Chinese oolongs and aged hei cha, though I enjoy most things which have complexity and substance.

    For coffee, I'll drink anything that works strong and black which isn't overly astringent, but if I could easily get Ethiopian beans I'd be in heaven. Perhaps I'll explore that when the next coffee phase rolls around.
     
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  17. Andrew Salkin

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    Do you really need to buy distilled water before using the Third Wave Water treatment? How much of this is kinda BS? Literally powdered water lol - sounds like a bad Seinfeld episode...thrilled to be surprised on this one. I'd need to test side by side anyway...
     
  18. MrEleven1181

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    Can anyone recommend a good website in the uk for tea ? Keep saying im going to get into tea more after trying jasmine green tea while on holiday last year. Just not sure the best place to get some.
     
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  19. sío

    sío Noudle

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    What-cha carries a fairly good range of things, at least whilst you're figuring out which types of tea you might like to explore further.
     
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  20. Bryan-I

    Bryan-I True Ouddict

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    Yunomi

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