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Category Archives: Tea Preparation

Why you should never order an Orange Pekoe tea in public

If you are ever in Seattle coffee house and order an “Expresso” you may get a nasty look. As I found out first hand by a barista, there is no “X” in Espresso. A lot of products have these little quirks where “people in the know” will frown upon you if you make these mistakes.

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How to Make Delicious Iced Tea in Less Than 5 minutes

photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/arriabelli/2301015744/ In 1904, America was just starting to become a world power. One of its marked achievements was that it hosted the 1904 World’s Fair. People traveled from all over the world to show off their different inventions, gadgets and cultural products. One person who traveled to St. Louis was…

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How to make Hong Kong style Milk Tea

  Hong Kong milk tea is amazing. It is one of those things you have to experience in your life, like espresso in Italy or coq au vin in France. Milk tea has a creamy texture with a sweet and rich flavor.   The problem with milk tea is that…

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How to Make Iced Tea While You Sleep

  Sleep is funny. It is one of those things that people think about during they day while at work, wishing they had more. But when people sleep too much, they get upset because they just wasted half the day. Well, I have some good news for you and a…

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How to Use Crappy Tea

When is the last time you went through your CD collection? I just moved so I found literally hundreds of CD’s that I haven’t seen in years. Ever since the Ipod came out there really isn’t a need for them anymore, so most people just stick them in a cabinet…

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How to prevent iced tea from getting cloudy

  You have been planning all week. It has been gorgeous outside all summer so you decided to have some friends over for a barbecue. The day before you prep the potato salad, pre-form the hamburger patties and chill a big jug of crystal clear iced tea. The day of…

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546 Cups of Green Tea Will Kill You

I think we need to hold up on all the “tea is healthy” talk here for a minute. According to this super-scientific website, tea can actually kill you. That is, it can kill you if you drink 546 cups of it in a row. Before you start freaking out, 546 cups…

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How to make a cup of tea in 10 seconds

I can’t stand it when someone tells me they are a tea connoisseur and their favorite tea is Tazo. It is like a person telling me about their great trips to Napa Valley for a wine tasting and their favorite wine is Yellowtail. It’s not that it is a bad thing to like Tazo or Yellowtail, but if you truly like something you should explore it, learn about it and try new things.

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

Today’s bagged tea is weak, tepid and commercialized. After all, when was the last time you heard someone write a poem about a teabag? Once you try tea the proper way, it will be hard to go back to large commercial brands. But before you can have an almost religious like tea experience, you first need to know how to brew a proper cup of tea. The good news is it isn’t as hard as you think.

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How to know your lingo when brewing tea

Sometimes it is hard to understand what people are talking about. You understand what each individual word means, but when used in context it sounds totally foreign to you. Like Jive, tea has its own set of terminology which can seem intimidating to beginners.

Because of this I have created a basic guide of terms people use when they prepare tea.

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