Tag Archives: tea hacking

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

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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

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

Level 2 Tea Hacking

9 Feb
Tea leaves:  just another substance that makes your body feel good and your wallet feel bad.

Tea leaves: just another substance that makes your body feel good and your wallet feel bad.

Put on your robe and wizard hat, it’s time for another round of leaf-juice sorcery.

Now that we’re stepping up our game to loose leaves, this is where it’s really, really nice to have some teatime swag. Brand matters less than function. I’ve got a Teavana Perfect Tea Maker, but any infuser worth its salt will do. Note that with tea hacking, you will never produce the all-around “perfect” cup of tea. You will only produce a rather mindblowing cup of tea, which will incidentally be perfect for you.

Allons-y. Continue reading