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During isolation, I've transformed into a tea snob. Do folks have a favorite store carrying loose leaf tea in SF or on the peninsula? I'm particularly looking for wulong, e.g. nantou county tea or ...
I'm fond of coffee. I drink it every morning. Does it damage health?
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freshly brewed espresso (2 shots)
Add the espresso into a 12-ounce mug. Set aside.
Pour the milk into a frothing pitcher large ...
I was just in Florence for 30 Days - the best coffee is in the Piazza Santo Spirito @ Ristorante Ricchi
Was wondering if boba/bubble tea, the Taiwanese cold sweetened tea drink with tapioca balls, is considered a girly drink? I've mostly seen a lot of young women have it in NY and CA, but I'm not su...
I make a pot of tea nearly every day, steep the leave for 4 minutes. I used to buy the tins from Cost Plus World Market but have been buying 6 big cans at a time from Amazon, better price, convenie...
Went to Kim Son in the Outer Richmond tonight for the first time, and it was very good. Dining companion had the Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong (broken rice with pork chop, baked egg, and shredded pork), a...
"Shipping containers from Asia are piling up at West Coast ports, delaying the arrival of much of the country’s supply of chewy tapioca balls. Boba wholesalers say their orders of boba just aren’t ...
I remember back in the 70s when Gene Sing and his wife owned and ran the former Jefferson Bowl Coffee Shop in Culver City. Gene used to whip up an off-the-menu dish called beef lo mein which was ba...
Always exciting to get a new order of green coffee! Six different varietals -- four to drink as Single Origin (SO) and two to blend as a modern-day Mokha Java. Also included in this order of mostly...
Hi, I’ve been purchasing the tea online but would like to know where it’s sold in NYC? Preferably Brooklyn or Manhattan. Thank you!
So many choices.
Which are your favourite shops for bubble tea?
What are your favourite orders?
I've enjoyed some passionfruit bubble teas, royal milk tea bubble teas, and a mango bubble...
Another potential recession hedge manuever......Should I spend $4.99 for 34.5 ounces of this or pay the xtra $2-3 for Maxwell House
Hi folks. Had some excellent Chinese green tea at Wok & Roast and realized the type I'm purchasing is sub-standard. So I wanted to ask to see what I should be buying for that Jasmine aromatics. ...
I was looking for info specifically on pre-infusion and came across this article. I was glad to hear his description of the process matches what my Heat Exchange boiler machine provides, but also f...
I read that Cup of Excellence awarded beans were pretty much off limits to the normal purchaser bc you have to buy it in bidding auctions where only big time roasters bid for hundreds of pounds.
I read recently in a book on marketing that Cheez wiz
is marekted and used as a coffee flavoring in Puerto
Rico. can anyone confirm or deny?
I think James' comments are missing the correlation between visual (and audible) cues and flavor. Without the computer-regulated controllers (e.g., temperature PIDs) now commonly available on espre...
I'm doing some market research on the elusive hyakunen-cha tea. It's huge in Japan but hard to come by in the States.
From their box: “Hyakunen-Cha Tea is an authentic reproduction of an origin...
My grinder wasn't working. Youtube videos said it's just stuck grinds (but it could be a broken motor?). I bought a new Jura instead and was about to discard my Gaggia but dissected it to see what ...