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Topic: coffee in a tea ball (5 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Sheila Quinn
All this talk about tea reminded me that I had a brand new tea ball I'd 
never even taken out of the package. I don't even have any tea, nor have 
I ever bought loose tea (!), but I'm one of these "kitchen gadget 
freaks" who can't resist yet another little device I just "might" need 
Anyway, I wondered if it would work for making a single cup of coffee. 
Sure does! It's made of a fine mesh metal, so I thought it would work 
well with a fairly coarse grind like with a French Press. After 
"steeping" for three minutes, the flavor and body is pretty much the 
same as with a French Press and clean-up is much easier. Think I might 
have found a good travel coffeemaker! Not bad for $2.49.
So I'm now wondering if anyone else here makes (or has ever made) coffee 
with one of these things. Anyone willing to admit it? ;)
drinking decaf African Highlands - this stuff is divine!

2) From: Cary
I sure have! Plus, I missed it very much on a recent trip to China. I 
traveled with an old teacher's (of 1960's college days) family through their 
home regions of China. There were two days of no coffee available at all. At 
the end of the second day ten family members went on a coffee hunt all over 
town to find me some coffee. One cousin finally found two packets of instant 
coffee in a tobacco shop. None was available in hotels, grocery stores, etc. 
If you are a coffee addict and are going to travel to normally unvisited 
parts of non-coffee countries I would take a screened (tea) ball and some 
coffee. I have been invited to go on a class reunion trip to a remote region 
again and intend to take coffee along to avoid withdrawal headaches. I did 
fall in love with Chinese teas and several times the family stopped at 
specific places to have specific teas, especially Hang-chow (sp) which is 
supposed to have the best water in all of China. I have used the "coffee" 
ball for a one cup "fix" quite often. Cary

3) From: Michael Guterman
Yes.  I am a tea drinker, so I have a bunch of that sort of stuff.  I 
have one that is sort of like a narrow metal cup with perforations that 
fits inside a mug.  I use it for coffee.  When withdrawn from the mug, 
cleanup is as easy as dumping the grinds and rinsing it out.  Makes 
great coffee.  Kitchen stores are one of my major downfalls.
Sheila Quinn wrote:

4) From: Larry Johnson
I'm on a first-name basis at the local Rolling Pin.
Larry J
On 2/19/07, Michael Guterman  wrote:
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor

5) From: john nanavati
what a smart idea! thanks for the suggestion
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

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