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Cha Teacast0Martin Lindeskog2011-08-01 00:19:57Listen to my podcast on Cinch.fm. You are welcome to reply with a cinchcast, or to write a note in comment section.

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Pearl Milk Tea

Do you like pearl milk tea (bubble tea)? J.R. @MyPRGenie gave us the following tip:

There’s a lot of cafe’s and tea spots in NYC. For bubble tea, China Town is an excellent place!

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Pearl Milk Tea0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-31 14:32:03Do you like pearl milk tea (bubble tea)? J.R. @MyPRGenie gave us the following tip:

There’s a lot of cafe’s and tea spots in NYC. For bubble te…

Tea Hotspots

I have an idea to compile a page with links to different tea hotspots around the world. First out is Chá Gorreana tea plantation in Portugal. Here is an excerpt from Michael Figueiredo‘s post, Chá Gorreana: Europe’s Only Tea Plantation:

The tidy rows of chá bushes that stripe the rolling, emerald hillsides almost seem out of place. Chá, the Portuguese word for tea, is certainly not something you’d expect to see growing on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, the fifty-or-so hectares at the Chá Gorreana tea plantation (Plantações de Chá Gorreana) are the only place in all of Europe where tea is cultivated. …

Three types of black tea—Pekoe, Orange Pekoe and Broken Leaf—as well as Hysson, a variety of chá verde (green tea) are produced at the plantation. (StruxTravel, July 25, 2011.)

Image source: http://struxtravel.com/

Do you have a tea hotspot (tea plantation, tea room / lounge, tea shop, etc.)?

Tea Hotspots0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-31 01:47:44I have an idea to compile a page with links to different tea hotspots around the world. First out is Chá Gorreana tea plantation in Portugal. Here is…

Tea Party Hobbits

I like J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit, so I got a bit concerned when John McCain talked about the Hobbits in a negative way. Here is an excerpt from the article, The GOP’s Reality Test:

The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor. (The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2011.)

Personally, I think that John McCain should be a cool character like Sam the Hobbit and chill out with a cup of Hobbit tea by Mint Brook Meadow Teas, e.g., Bilbo Baggins Breakfast Blend.

Senator “Gollum” McCain Protects Precious GOP from Tea Party Hobbits.

Tea Party Hobbits0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-29 07:50:54I like J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit, so I got a bit concerned when John McCain talked about the Hobbits in a negative way. Here is an excerpt fro…

Oriental Beauty and Tea Republic

As a tea enthusiast and a supporter of a constitutional republic, I want to list the following blogroll:

Dear Citizens,

When we set out to form our small Republic in 1992, our not-so-covert mission was to create a Tea Revolution. With great humility, we declare the Revolution an ongoing success. However, The Republic of Tea will never simply rest on its laurels. Our purpose remains steadfast: to work daily to enrich people’s lives through the experience of fine tea and the Sip by Sip life—a life of health, balance and well-being. (http://the.republicoftea.com/)

In the news:

Will you buy shares of of Teavana Holdings, Inc.?

 

Oriental Beauty and Tea Republic0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-28 18:06:21As a tea enthusiast and a supporter of a constitutional republic, I want to list the following blogroll:

Pon Fon Cha, a.k.a Oriental Beauty by Tho…

Tea Sticks

Have you tested tea sticks as an alternative to the tea bag, or to have a cup of tea on the go? Here is an excerpt from Casey Budden’s post, Ticolino Tea Sticks: An Appealing Third Way:

The Tea Stick’s main strengths are its practicality and its convenience. The sticks are perforated from top to bottom with small holes to allow the tea to infuse. This contributes to a better cup of tea because the tea infuses evenly throughout the entire vessel, whether it’s a mug, tumbler or proper tea cup. Tea bags, conversely, tend to disperse the infusion mainly to the bottom of the drinking vessel which contributes to an unbalanced cup that is stronger at the bottom. Another advantage of the sticks is their compact and portable nature. You can put them in a purse or backpack and not worry about them breaking during your travels; the material that contains the tea is quite durable and cannot be easily ripped. As well, given the shape of the tea stick, you can use it to stir in milk or sugar without having to find a stir stick to serve the same purpose. (Vancouver Tea Examiner, March 7, 2011.)

Here is video clip with T-Barn tea sticks:

T-Barn tea sticks.

Tea Sticks0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-27 22:53:03Have you tested tea sticks as an alternative to the tea bag, or to have a cup of tea on the go? Here is an excerpt from Casey Budden’s post, Ticolino …

Personal Tea Ritual

Do you have a personal tea ritual? How do you create a private space for your tea drinking? As a “copper pot Objectivist,” I will value my future tea collection by having a “glorious lunch break“…

At the end of the week, I will use the odd phrase “Thank God It’s Friday” with posts on the good life, e.g. wine and other beverages, recipes, and “glorious lunch break” (quote by Mary Ann Sures) moments. (Note from EGO Editor, August 27, 2008.)

In the news:

Personal Tea Ritual0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-26 09:45:15Do you have a personal tea ritual? How do you create a private space for your tea drinking? As a “copper pot Objectivist,” I will value my future tea …

The Tea Party and Good Spirits

I did a Google search on “Tea Party Now” and found Colin Woodard‘s post, The Soul of the Tea Party. Here is an excerpt from the article:

The libertarian insurgents are currently gathered around Andrew Ian Dodge, a science-fiction writer and amateur rocker (with a penchant for writing lyrics about reducing the size of government), who serves as the unpaid coordinator for Maine’s Tea Party Patriots. Unlike folks on the Christian right, he and his allies aren’t tied in to a network of endowed think tanks, private universities, and broadcasting outlets that help to amplify their message. And Dodge is skeptical of groups like the Tea Party Express, which, he says, is “a Republican front run by Republican apparatchiks.” As an outsider, he’s enjoying having a chance at being on the inside, and he’s not going to give up his seat so easily. “Look at me: I’m a hairy guy with an earring. It’s a new environment on the American right where someone like me fits in, one driven not by an individual but by a core belief system.” A belief system that is made up of the nonreligious tenets of fiscal responsibility, free-market economics, and limited government, according to Dodge. (The Newsweek, December 1, 2010.)

I must say that Andrew Ian Dodge seems to be in good spirits here at the St Louis Tea Party on 9/12, 2010. Maybe he would enjoy a Long Island Iced Tea or some other Tequila drink at the Tea Party?


Andrew Ian Dodge speaks at the 912 St Louis Tea Party

I think that John Cox would say “yes” to a “cold one” at the next tea party event with Andrew Ian Dodge and give a shout out to the true spirit of Tea Party movement with the following words: “Yeah, Baby!John Cox has made the graphics for www.ElectTheDodge.com. We at TeaParty.nu are preparing for a Tea Party Revolution and will continue to brew a strong cup of tea for the supporters of the Tea Party movement

[Editor's note to the webmaster @ElectTheDoge: Check the spelling of John Cox's given name.]
[UPDATE: 2011-07-25. The spelling of John Cox's given name is now correct.]

The Tea Party and Good Spirits0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-25 04:48:34I did a Google search on “Tea Party Now” and found Colin Woodard’s post, The Soul of the Tea Party. Here is an excerpt from the article:
The libertar…

Maccha Cake

I thought we should continue the Matcha thread, so here is a recipe for a cake with Matcha and Sencha green tea. The author of Tea, Exotic Flavors and Aromas, Lydia Gautier, has used the “Maccha” spelling, so I will stick with this in this post. You could find the instructions for the recipe on page 32 (The Tea of Scholars: A Fresh, Plant Liquor). The recipe is invented by Tea Master Kazuyo Ishii-Coineau of the Chajin tea salon in Paris.

Maccha Cake (serves 6)

  • 3/4 ounce / 20 grams of Maccha (Ryori)
  • 5 ounces / 140 grams of superfine sugar
  • 2 good teaspoons of Sencha tea
  • 3 1/2 ounces / 100 grams of butter (at room temperature)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 3 ounces / 80 grams of wheat flour
  • 1 teaspon of baking power
  • 1 pinch of salt

Do you have a recipe with Maccha?

Maccha Cake0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-24 15:21:58I thought we should continue the Matcha thread, so here is a recipe for a cake with Matcha and Sencha green tea. The author of Tea, Exotic Flavors and…

Janine’s energy boosting matcha drink

It’s Saturday Tea Party, today featured by Janine Quatrevingt and her energy boosting matcha drink.

Janine says that she and her husband:

were inspired by a tapioca tea drink in the China District of Manhattan. Matcha powder itself is very interesting. In addition to plentiful antioxidants there is something in the tea which provides a consistant energy boost (unlike the caffeine spike from coffee) – elevating your mood and energy levels as you go through the day. The ginger touch was our own, but the rest was a re-creation of the tapioca drink.

Janine and her coworkers are drinking this beverage every morning to keep up their energy boost through out the day.
Janine's pack shot
(Photo by: Janine Quatrevingt)

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon green tea matcha powder (ie big spoonful)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or vanilla essence… the real kind!)
1 tablespoon honey (temper to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh crushed ginger (optional)
1 pint soymilk
1 tablespoon water at room temperature
crushed ice

Instructions:
Make a paste with matcha, vanilla paste, honey and water. Add the ginger and stir in the
soymilk. Add crushed ice to two tall glasses and pour matcha mixture on top. Drink and
enjoy! Alternatively throw all ingredients into a really good blender for a lovely matcha-ccino.

I look forward to upcoming recipes in the future from my dear foodie friend Janine.

Below is our process of making the drink:

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The ingredients

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Matcha tea
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Stirring

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Cheers!

You can see all pictures taken during the process here.

The green drink tasted great and we recommend it as a power starter in the morning!

Do you think Popeye would like it?

Janine’s energy boosting matcha drink0Palle Frid Svensson2011-07-24 16:25:17It’s Saturday Tea Party, today featured by Janine Quatrevingt and her energy boosting matcha drink.

Janine says that she and her husband:
were ins…