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Blog Profile / The SipTip


URL :http://thesiptip.blogspot.com
Filed Under:Food & Drink / Tea
Posts on Regator:269
Posts / Week:1.1
Archived Since:April 24, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Unexpected Delights!

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I honestly didn't think the weather was that bad today.  So much so that I woke up, and did not even think to check the landing page for campus before heading in for my morning class.  Well while the weather did suck, I have walked through...Show More Summary

Rye Bread? I'll have it with my Tea

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I have been trying to get a little more in touch with my cultural background, the big problem is while I am a mutt, I am half Latvian.  If you haven't heard of it I am not completely surprised, it is a small Baltic country, that wasShow More Summary

Is it Spring yet?

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Nothing like being in the throws of the worst stretch of days days I remember in west Michigan since I have been here, to really wish that it is Spring.  Those bright sunny days, the slow and steady rains,  and air temperatures thatShow More Summary

Tea just helps you be healthy

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

  To my regular readers, I apologize for the title, which sounds very much like those spam adds involving tea.  But I the past 10 months I have been working on becoming more and more healthy, through quite a few different avenues.  To...Show More Summary

Office Tea and Teaware

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Barely could believe it myself, but I followed through with an idea that had been lurking in my head, but seemed wrong on so many levels.  Last time I was at the grocery store, I bought tea that came in teabags.  The reason being, while...Show More Summary

Cold Days, Bigger Cups

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I have slowly been moving away from the tiny little porcelain thimbles, that are often used for Gong fu cha, unless I am brewing for multiple people.  While a small part of that has to do with the fact that more often then not I am multitasking...Show More Summary

Signs you might be an addict

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Pardon the mess around the edges, but yes, today when brewing this morning I duel wielded ( pardon the video game reference).   The pot on the left contains the second day of 2011 Mandarins Tea Room Tie Lou Han, which while longer steeps,...Show More Summary

It's Winter, time for Gyokuro

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

It must have been the abnormally warm November and December in Michigan, but I had not thought of breaking out the gyokuro until rather recently.  Coupled with a Testubin that is starting to develop the white frost and a few specks of...Show More Summary

Happy New Year!

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Another year begins in the Gregorian calender, may we all show our age as gracefully as these pieces of teaware. I myself am hoping to make today a day full of tea, in hopes that it will carry through and be prominent the rest of the...Show More Summary

The Green Tea Forum is No More

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I was sad to learn today that my suspicions as of yesterday have been confirmed. The O-Cha green tea forum has had its plug pulled. This prompted quite a bit of thinking, and some worrying, as while it was my secondary tea forum compared to Tea Chat. Show More Summary

Predicting Desires

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I realize now after having almost nothing but Sencha and Balhyocha for about 2 weeks now, that it is always hard to predict what you want ahead of time. The sencha and Balhyocha are both very good, but they have lost what normally makes...Show More Summary

Tea for the Holidays

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I apologize for recycling photos, but I accidentally left the cord for my camera at my apartment so I have no way of getting photos onto my PC for now. But the fact that it is break and I can breath deep and relax a little bit more now is finally sinking in. Show More Summary

Happy Holidays.

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I have been enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation after the sprint of the end of the semester. I wish everyone good health and good luck these next few weeks. I hope to have more posts lined up soon, but for now enjoy some simple leaves in a well used bowl.

Jeong Jae Yeun Hwang-Cha

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

This Hwang-Cha has a rather interesting story behind it. While this could be a little bit of marketing, I really enjoy Hwang Cha, the price was good, and I like supporting small business. This tea, and the teaset I am brewing it in came by way of Morning Crane Tea. The dry leaves look great, slender twisted leaves, that are oh so dark. Show More Summary

Less is More

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Before I get skinned alive by the high fire Yancha and TGY crowd that love to turn 60ml or smaller pots into veritable clown cars by packing in 10 or more grams of tea. I am not talking about that. I am actually talking about other teas,...Show More Summary

The Non-Green Korean Teas

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I have written quite a few posts about enjoying Korean Tea, though its quite hard to find, even harder to find without paying an arm and a leg for the tea. While their greens are good, the Korean teas that haunt me are the Hwang cha/...Show More Summary

Congratulations to my Brother

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Today, finally feeling better from my cold, and finally with some down time that wasn't after 8 pm at night due to exam grading, I decided to crack open a sample of 1960s Shui Xian, in celebration of my brother getting his DoctorateShow More Summary

300 posts, over 100k views, and nearly 4 years

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

Its getting cold again, that means its been about another year since I first stumbled down the rabbit hole. While I have fond memories of drinking tea going back at least 10 years if not more, and I started to wise up to how amazingShow More Summary

Allergies Ughhh....

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I have been wanting to celebrate quite a bit of good news lately. A paper I am a co-author on has been published in a well known [to graph theorists] journal, and my brother asked me to be the Best Man at his wedding coming up next year. Show More Summary

Breaking my own rules

2 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : The SipTip

I have been breaking my own rules in so many ways lately, and yet for some reason I am loving it. Now what do I mean by my own rules? Well for the most part I have tried to keep pieces of pottery reserved almost exclusively ( there were a few I allowed to cross over previously) for teas from their own country. Show More Summary

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