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Topic: OT-- Tea (17 msgs / 289 lines)
1) From: Ruth A. Kohl
I have a tea stash that, in terms of variety, rivals my coffee stash. I 
enjoy both enormously. Good teas are a satisfying as good coffee and I 
have tea supplier that is outstanding. The tea equivalent of "Sweet 
Maria's" I assure you there are as many tea snobs/connoisseurs  as there 
are coffee snobs/connoisseurs.. L-----s is the tea snob's equivalent of 
F-----s, garbage pure and simple.
Ruth in sunny, cold Port Townsend.

2) From: Kevin
I hate to admit it but I'm a tea snob as well but for a simple reason.
 I can't handle the caffeine in coffee in the afternoon (will keep me
up all night) and decafs just don't do it for me.  So my afternoon
steeped beverage is tea, not infusions, but real tea.  Believe me, if
I could handle the majestic bean in the afternoon the tea would be out
in a heart beat!  My first love is coffee by far! The 2 cups of tea
with caffeine for some reason won't keep me up at night.  How I wish I
could handle reg. SM in the afternoons....
On 1/30/07, Ruth A. Kohl  wrote:
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

3) From: Jim Anderson
Ruth,
Would you share your tea source. My wife would be appreciative.
Thanks,
Jim
On 1/30/07, Ruth A. Kohl  wrote:
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4) From: Dave
I'm not a tea drinker, but my wife is. Since SM doesn't sell tea, I think
you could tell where you buy yours. My wife would appreciate it.
Thanks!
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On 1/30/07, Ruth A. Kohl  wrote:
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5) From: M. Douglas
I'm a tea snob as well as a coffee snob also. I have what I consider to be
an excellent source. But if you've got the tea equivalent of Sweet Maria's
I'm very interested too! :)
On 1/30/07, Dave  wrote:
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The Crystal Wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life.
                                                  Daniel Keyes Moran  Th=
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Long Run

6) From: Justin Marquez
On 1/30/07, M. Douglas  wrote:
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This very topic flew around a few months back. I'm sure you can find
it in the archives.  As I recall, there were a few candidates for the
title.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

7) From: Steve
I'm curious too.. I've used Upton, Specialteas, and In Pursuit of Tea 
with quite a lot of success.
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From: "Jim Anderson" 
Date: Jan 30, 1:17 pm
Subject: +OT-- Tea
To: Sweet Marias Mailing List
Ruth,
Would you share your tea source. My wife would be appreciative.
Thanks,
Jim
On 1/30/07, Ruth A. Kohl  wrote:> I have a tea stash 
that, in terms of variety, rivals my coffee stash. I
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8) From: Kevin
I know Tom wants to keep his business small, but is this an expansion
opportunity for SM?
On 1/30/07, Steve  wrote:
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

9) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Kevin,  You need to try the WP decafs from Sweet Marias!  I have been 
so happy with the results, and nobody in my family will believe that 
they are decaf.  Good stuff!
Michael
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:54:10 -0500
From: Kevin 
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +OT-- Tea
Reply-To: homeroast
I hate to admit it but I'm a tea snob as well but for a simple reason.
  I can't handle the caffeine in coffee in the afternoon (will keep me
up all night) and decafs just don't do it for me.  So my afternoon
steeped beverage is tea, not infusions, but real tea.  Believe me, if
I could handle the majestic bean in the afternoon the tea would be out
in a heart beat!  My first love is coffee by far! The 2 cups of tea
with caffeine for some reason won't keep me up at night.  How I wish I
could handle reg. SM in the afternoons....
L. Michael Fraley, MD

10) From: Lynne Biziewski
Oh, I second that. Except for the Costa Rican (which I liked in the
beginning - maybe I ended up roasting it wrong or something). I LOVE the
Ethiopia Sidamo. I'm sure there are others that are terrific, too.
Lynne
On 1/31/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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11) From: Larry Johnson
I bought 2 lbs of the Sidamo decaf that I'm anxious to try, but I'm afraid
to because I'm unsure of how to roast it. The bean looks so odd, I can't
imagine what to expect; how to know where I am in the roast, etc. Any
advice?
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
-- 
"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I
understand."    -- Confucius
On 1/31/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
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12) From: Kevin
I haven't had very much success roasting the decafs.  They all come
out flat on me for some reason.  I have three pounds of decafs in the
stash and my wife requested I roast some so I'll see how it goes this
weekend.
On 1/31/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

13) From: Justin Marquez
On 2/1/07, Kevin  wrote:
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Try roasting the decaf a little lighter than regular.  The decafs
roast faster too, and there is no chaff.  Those two things can
sometimes fool you into a darker roast than you intend.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

14) From: Kevin
Justin,
I'll try that, thanks.  I have a feeling all my roasts (decaf and
regular) go a little further than I want them too.  My last two
batches of Misty went to FC and I was targeting C.  I have to stop my
roasts sooner.
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

15) From: Larry Johnson
Thanks for the advice, Justin. How about the cracks? Is there a difference
in the way 1st and 2nd sound?
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
-- 
"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I
understand."    -- Confucius
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16) From: Laura Micucci
I can vouch for this as well.  I was having a hard time with the decaff
(skunky!) but Eddie D (thanks!) advised me that things happen faster with
decaffs so I pulled the roast sooner than usual. It is *wonderful* and I
enjoy a cup each evening after work!  As for the cracks, I found them to be
a bit harder to hear and not as intense. I didn't take it to second crack so
I cannot speak for that.  I was roasting the African Highlands WP.  Cannot
wait to get home and brew some in my new moka pot with the broken lid that I
got on sale for next to nothing off the SM sale page.  Although it works
just fine.  the lid's just a bit loose and since I got my Trosser hand
grinder that I won off of eBay and cleaned it up, well, I'm in coffee
heven!  Thanks to everyone on this list for educating me!
On 2/1/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

17) From: Justin Marquez
On 2/1/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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The cracks are pretty much the same sounding in decaf as in regular,
except maybe not quite as loud.
 First cracks are louder and deeper sounding than seconds.  As others
have said, 1st is kinda like popcorn (but usually not as loud)  and
2nd is more like rice krispies when the milk hits 'em.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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