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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 04:05 AM

Any tea drinkers here?

I use loose leaf tea, which is fine when I make one cup for myself in the morning. The problem is sometimes I want to make a large pot of tea to sit and drink with visitors. If the tea leaves are left in the pot, that second cup is awful. The only solution I can come up with is to find a tea basket large enough to hold say 8 cups worth that will fit my company tea pots. Anyone here know where I can get one?

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Reply Any tea drinkers here? (Original post)
hedgehog Jan 2015 OP
HappyMe Jan 2015 #1
NJCher Jan 2015 #2
HappyMe Jan 2015 #3
kentauros Jan 2015 #4
Major Nikon Jan 2015 #6
kentauros Jan 2015 #7
Major Nikon Jan 2015 #8
kentauros Jan 2015 #9
locks Jan 2015 #5
hedgehog Feb 2015 #10


Response to HappyMe (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 08:48 AM

2. Thanks, HappyMe

I'll be ordering one of those, too. And Happy Me--I have enough Amazon points to get it free!


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 08:50 AM

3. Good for you.


Glad to help.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:52 PM

4. While I have a teaball, too, I don't use it any more.

Now I use one of those gold-plated immersion cones, just like this:





If I need to make a bigger pot than my little pint-sized pot can handle, then I'll use some paper filter bags like these, though mine are much larger than pictured


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Response to kentauros (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 02:40 PM

6. The cone is close to what I use

I have a simple plastic immersion cone that fits my teapot.

I think this type works the best because cleanup is pretty easy and it allows plenty of room for the tea leaves to bloom.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 02:44 PM

7. I've seen some ceramic ones that look pretty nice, too.

My primary teapot is an old Japanese one that even has a little strainer inside before the exit to the neck. My father bought it in Japan back in the early 1950s

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Response to kentauros (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 03:27 PM

8. I have a ceramic one that I never use

It came with my teapot.

It does the same thing, but the plastic one is easier to clean.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 03:31 PM

9. That's true about the cleaning.

The metal one can be a pain, especially if it's a mix (like a chai) and some ingredients are small. The very bottom of the cone isn't perforated, so you can't just run the water through that part to wash it all out.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:32 PM

5. Thanks to all

Highly recommend loose tea from Kenya. Went to a tea farm outside Nairobi and had the best tea I've ever tasted. Used to find Lifeboat tea at World Market but no longer carrying it. Found Ketepa Safari pure tea online "ketepa.com"; email ketepa@ketepa.com. Well worth the shipping cost if you're into smooth non-infused tea.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 02:18 AM

10. Thanks everybody!

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