[China] Tea

Discussion in 'Discussions on Language, History & Culture' started by Su lin, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Guizzy

    Guizzy with Arnaud and Eustache

    Tastes a bit like popcorn, doesn't it?

    My mother reviles the stuff. Personally, I don't mind, although I have to admit it's an acquired taste.
     
  2. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Now I come to think of it yes it does,was struggling to think what it tasted like! Tried to get my friends into drinking it on holiday but failed miserably.
     
  3. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

  4. I once had a weird cup of tea in Russia.
    Apparently the leaves are pressed and left for some time to ferment.
    They are then used along with milk and butter(!) and pepper(!) to make what I can only describe as being the worst thing I've ever tasted.
    I love most sorts of tea, but not with fat and pepper!
    Anyone heard of this?
     
  5. Guizzy

    Guizzy with Arnaud and Eustache

    Nope, but I have a Chinese tea called "Russian Caravan", which apparently hasn't got much to do with Russia.

    It's a tea that has been smoked (!). The smell of smoke is overbearing, but you quickly realise when tasting it that it doesn't taste nearly as much as it smells.

    Personally, I like.
     
  6. cheesypeas

    cheesypeas Moved on

    I have a mate who brings me huge bags of tea whenever he visits Vietnam.

    The green tea is lush..

    The smoked black tea unfortunately tasts as it smells....and the TOS prevents me from any accurate description!! :p :D
     
  7. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    I got some proper Pu 'erh tea yesterday from my local merchants. Even though it smells a bit like bricks,it is awesome,made me feel pretty good and has an odd "dry" kind of taste.Anyone tried the pu 'erh tablets of tea?
     
  8. herbert

    herbert Valued Member

    If you mix 15year old Pu-erh with the right oolong you can make a wonderful blend that my sifu says is the best "Gong Fu Cha".
     
  9. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Sounds cool!

    I just got me some 8 Treasures of Shaolin Tea, really lovely! Wonder if it will give me special "Shaolin" powers :D
     
  10. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Last night I had some iced milk tea and it was awesome. I think they made it with condensed milk. Pricey but awesome. :D
     
  11. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Yeah condensed milk is the way to go for Dong Lai Cha... :D
    Is that sort of thing pricey in the UK?!
     
  12. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Well it was about £2.25 for a small glass which was mostly ice anyway!
     
  13. gungfujoe

    gungfujoe Please, call me Erik. :)

    Is that along the lines of Thai Iced Tea? To me, that's one of the best and most addictive substances in the world. I could drink gallons of that stuff at a time. It would probably kill me, but I'd die a very happy man. :D

    It's a bit expensive here in the US, but not much moreso than other drinks ordered at restaurants (I've never seen prepackaged Thai iced tea sold to compare restaurant to grocery store prices. The closest I've seen is mixes for making it yourself, and they're never very good).
     
  14. adouglasmhor

    adouglasmhor Not an Objectivist

    It's not Tea I know but I had falooda at the melle last weekend. A rose flavoured milk shake with vermicelli noodles and kulfi in it.
     
  15. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    It might be the same thing as I was in a Thai restaurant at the time. :D
     
  16. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Gah I am currently drinking pu'erh and it's making me feel somewhat sick!!!:(
     
  17. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    You might have brewed it too strongly. Add more boiling water, swish it and leave to stand. :)
     
  18. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Yeah, I think I put too much in the pot :D It tastes a bit like bricks!!!
     
  19. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    I am now completely obsessed with 8 Treasures of Shaolin tea! It's fruity and just tastes incredibly refreshing. Ingredients:Sencha, Gunpowder, Mini Tuo Tea, Chun Mee, Pai Mu Tan, Lung Ching, Snow Bud, Pi Lo Chun, Pineapple Pieces, Aroma, Strawberry Pieces

    Unfortunately it doesn't appear to have given me special Shaolin powers :D
     
  20. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    I had some Flowering Red Amaranth tea recently soon,wish I had a glass teapot to appreciate the flowers!

    Flowering tea
     

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