Tag Archives: bagged tea

Diffusing infuser confusion

30 Mar
Dizzying, isn't it?

Dizzying, isn’t it?

Look at us, all fancy-like with our spanking new domain at snooteablog.com.

Now we can get really snooty.

See what great things are possible with technology?

Speaking of technology, humans have developed a staggering number of contraptions, devices, and gadgets that allows us to take our precious leaves from point A to point Tea. Continue reading


Herbal tea: Basics

23 Mar
The other type of Herbal Essence. Tastier, too.

The other type of Herbal Essence. Tastier, too.

We’ve gone over blacks, greens, and whites. But what about the rest?

Herbal teas are a simple bunch: essentially, any not-tea plant that you can put it in hot water and won’t kill you.

This leaves* a wide variety of options. Continue reading

White tea: Basics

16 Mar
Poor Fluttershy tea. She can't help it, it's just how she is.

Oh, finicky Fluttershy tea. She can’t help it, it’s just how she is.

Ah, white tea.

Think of that one friend who’s just got something about her. She’s the sweetest, kindest, gentlest soul you can imagine, taking in stray cats that flock to her porch, or whipping up a batch of your favorite cookies when that you get rejected from that Ultimate Dream Internship.

Unfortunately, that super sensitivity can make it a little difficult to hang out with her. She has a knack for getting sunburned, even on the greyest winter afternoon, and comes home covered in bug bites if she goes within a five-mile radius of the woods. Anything that requires athletic ability results in sprains and breaks–possibly a concussion. Not to mention she’s allergic to gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, and nuts.

But. She’s so sweet. She apologizes every time her condition creates an inconvenience, and you just can’t hold it against her. After all, she’s one of those people that are so hard to find in the world, one of those souls who has nothing but genuine love in her heart for other humans.

White tea is basically that friend. Continue reading

Green tea: Basics

9 Mar

(Has nothing to do with green tea, or anything green for that matter. But it’s catchy.)

Last week we covered black tea, now here’s the lowdown on greens.

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Black tea: Basics

2 Mar

Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A B C
So a snooty tea blog must begin with black tea

Blacks are the most common and readily available teas around the world, thanks to our buddy Lipton. (And perhaps a touch of British imperialism–East India Trading Company, anyone?) If you were one of those folks who was introduced to tea via the good ol’ bagged stuff, then I apologize most profusely to your tastebuds and hope that it didn’t put you off tea-drinking for good.

So what’s the real deal about black tea? Continue reading

Give me some Lip

16 Feb
Lipton + Bosanski caj

You put WHAT in WHAT?

I know I rag on Lipton, but it does have its uses. With the right touch, it can even make a good stand-in for morning coffee.

No way, right? Continue reading