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Old Feb 24, '12, 8:53 pm
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Add to taste.

On a serious note, it's ip?
you would seriously add a whole teaspoon of salt to one cup of something?!?

I rarely to never add salt to food, so I cannot imagine adding a whole teaspoon to a beverage !!
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I don't know about Sencha, but having lived in Sri Lanka I became spoiled on silver tip tea (dirt cheap there, unholy expensive elsewhere), which naturally tastes of honey.

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Please....

You can't just dangle something like that in front of a bunch of tea fans and then leave us hanging.

You've got to give us more to go on.

Have we found it? Are we getting close? Do you have a source you can share?

You owe it to us.

Tell us how to get the tea.

We have ways of making you talk.........
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Old Feb 24, '12, 9:10 pm
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Please....

You can't just dangle something like that in front of a bunch of tea fans and then leave us hanging.

You've got to give us more to go on.

Have we found it? Are we getting close? Do you have a source you can share?

You owe it to us.

Tell us how to get the tea.

We have ways of making you talk.........
You tell her!
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Old Feb 24, '12, 9:11 pm
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you would seriously add a whole teaspoon of salt to one cup of something?!?

I rarely to never add salt to food, so I cannot imagine adding a whole teaspoon to a beverage !!
IDK, we have been teased. We can only ponder now.
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Old Feb 25, '12, 6:41 pm
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Please....

You can't just dangle something like that in front of a bunch of tea fans and then leave us hanging.

You've got to give us more to go on.

Have we found it? Are we getting close? Do you have a source you can share?

You owe it to us.

Tell us how to get the tea.

We have ways of making you talk.........
http://www.teapalace.co.uk/Product-Ceylon-Silver-Tip-P122/

But apparently it's sold out at the moment.

Both the yak butter tea I imbibed in Tibet and the milk tea that was offered to me time after time in northern China were salty. Salty salty. And neither are the kind one can brew up in the microwave. Yak butter tea is quite literally churned liquified butter with boiled tea and salt added. The monastaries I visited had their own churns with bald young novices working them, and my memories of watching them churn is about the only pleasant thing I can think of about that drink. It's drunk out of bowls and has the viscosity of tomato soup. Really salty, oily, gamey-tasting tomato soup. That you have to drink with a smile on your face lest you offend your hosts.

Mongolian milk tea is more palatable than butter tea if for no other reason than the fact that it's proper tea with milk and salt added. It's not thick, nor did I find it to be as salty as the other stuff. When they're feeling festive they'll add some kind of local alcohol to it that has an interesting hypnotic effect to it.

Besides the silver tips from Sri Lanka my other favorite tea is masala chai, which is ubiquitous throughout the Indian subcontinent as well as the parts of Southeast Asia where there are large Indian populations. And in Indian restaurants. But the stuff sold on the streets, made with fresh cardamon, anise, and cinnamon... That stuff I can consume all day and never get tired of it. But it is made with whole milk and a lot of sugar, and after a couple of weeks my clothes don't fit quite like they used to.

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Old Feb 25, '12, 7:17 pm
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http://www.teapalace.co.uk/Product-Ceylon-Silver-Tip-P122/

But apparently it's sold out at the moment.

Both the yak butter tea I imbibed in Tibet and the milk tea that was offered to me time after time in northern China were salty. Salty salty. And neither are the kind one can brew up in the microwave. Yak butter tea is quite literally churned liquified butter with boiled tea and salt added. The monastaries I visited had their own churns with bald young novices working them, and my memories of watching them churn is about the only pleasant thing I can think of about that drink. It's drunk out of bowls and has the viscosity of tomato soup. Really salty, oily, gamey-tasting tomato soup. That you have to drink with a smile on your face lest you offend your hosts.

Mongolian milk tea is more palatable than butter tea if for no other reason than the fact that it's proper tea with milk and salt added. It's not thick, nor did I find it to be as salty as the other stuff. When they're feeling festive they'll add some kind of local alcohol to it that has an interesting hypnotic effect to it.

Besides the silver tips from Sri Lanka my other favorite tea is masala chai, which is ubiquitous throughout the Indian subcontinent as well as the parts of Southeast Asia where there are large Indian populations. And in Indian restaurants. But the stuff sold on the streets, made with fresh cardamon, anise, and cinnamon... That stuff I can consume all day and never get tired of it. But it is made with whole milk and a lot of sugar, and after a couple of weeks my clothes don't fit quite like they used to.

Luna
This post made my day. It has so many quirks in it. I love the way you describe things, either you must think a lot about everything you see to be able to retell the event in such humorous detail or the trip in itself meant much to you.

That buttery tea by the way sounds horrific.
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Don't like sugar in my tea, whether it is hot or cold. When we were in Ireland the host at one of the B&Bs we stayed at looked positively horrified that we drank our tea that way
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Don't like sugar in my tea, whether it is hot or cold. When we were in Ireland the host at one of the B&Bs we stayed at looked positively horrified that we drank our tea that way
Horrified that you don't have sugar? And what tea are you having that's cold?
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Horrified that you don't have sugar? And what tea are you having that's cold?
Yup...she couldn't comprehend having a cup of tea without cream and sugar in it.

I drink a lot of iced tea in the summer...but don't add sugar to it. A cup of hot tea on a cold day is good...but again, I don't add sugar.
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Old Feb 26, '12, 11:38 am
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Yup...she couldn't comprehend having a cup of tea without cream and sugar in it.

I drink a lot of iced tea in the summer...but don't add sugar to it. A cup of hot tea on a cold day is good...but again, I don't add sugar.
I avoid refined sugar for calories and other reasons. Don't get me started.

But honey is something else.
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http://www.teapalace.co.uk/Product-Ceylon-Silver-Tip-P122/

But apparently it's sold out at the moment.
From the description, it sounds like that tea (silver tip tea) is basically the same as silver needle white tea.

From the description in the link above:

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This speciality Ceylon tea is a real rarity, grown in the central highlands of the Dimbula District, south-east Sri Lanka.

Ceylon Silver Tip has beautiful pine needle shaped leaves with silver tips and a very aromatic smooth taste.
And from the description of some silver needle white tea from Teavana:

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Purity, rarity and fame cloak legendary Silver Needle white tea downy buds, holding the highest of honors as one of the top ten teas in China. ... The leaves are uniquely beautiful and silver tipped exuding royalty and an exceptional soft, smooth, sweet-silky luxuriousness.
They both mention being white tea with silver tips... the only difference I see is that one of the teas was grown in Sri Lanka and the other is from China. But my guess is that "silver tip" means the same thing as "silver needle."

I own some tea from Republic of Tea described as Silver Rain white tea and it looks like it's also the same thing, grown in China.

I'm no tea expert though...
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From the description, it sounds like that tea (silver tip tea) is basically the same as silver needle white tea.

From the description in the link above:



And from the description of some silver needle white tea from Teavana:



They both mention being white tea with silver tips... the only difference I see is that one of the teas was grown in Sri Lanka and the other is from China. But my guess is that "silver tip" means the same thing as "silver needle."

I own some tea from Republic of Tea described as Silver Rain white tea and it looks like it's also the same thing, grown in China.

I'm no tea expert though...
How dare you treat all tea the same! It's a delicate thing... don't you know.
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How dare you treat all tea the same! It's a delicate thing... don't you know.
I only meant all tea that has "silver" and "white" in the name! It sounds like they're grown the same way, just in different locations. And they're apparently all silver-tipped needles.

Anyway, if someone can provide some indication that "silver tip" white tea is not the same thing as "silver needle" white tea that's described as having silver tips (like the one from Teavana), I will gladly recant my claim.
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I only meant all tea that has "silver" and "white" in the name! It sounds like they're grown the same way, just in different locations. And they're apparently all silver-tipped needles.

Anyway, if someone can provide some indication that "silver tip" white tea is not the same thing as "silver needle" white tea that's described as having silver tips (like the one from Teavana), I will gladly recant my claim.
But you see, some tea varieties are entirely unique because of their different locations.
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