One of my colleagues visits China regularly and was given this tea as a gift. However they didn’t see themselves making the most of it so offered it to me.

I have no idea what to do with it though. It’s like a circular brick of compressed tea leaves. Do I just take off a chunk and leave it in hot water? Does the temperature matter, and do I need any particular tools?

I’ve only ever used tea bags so I’m a bit lost

Edit: also the expiry says November 2023… but it’s just tea right?

  • Leraje
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    153 months ago

    Best way:

    1. Break a chunk off x4 teaspoons sized
    2. Put it in a teapot
    3. Boil a kettle
    4. Pour about 2 mugs/cups worth of boiled water into the teapot
    5. Let the tea mash for a few mins
    6. Pour it through a tea strainer into a mug/cup
    7. Add sugar and milk if you’re an uncultured heathen

    Source: am British.

    • SatansMaggotyCumFart
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      123 months ago

      I find it works better if you add the milk and sugar to the water before you microwave it.

      Then you add the tea.

    • FuglyDuck
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      93 months ago

      This is white tea and it shouldn’t be steeped at boiling. I’m not sure what the temp is, but I find it funny the snobby Brit doesn’t know that when the heathen American does!

      (Sorry. Couldn’t rssist.)

      • Skua
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        3 months ago

        Let’s be honest, taking other countries’ culinary traditions and doing them wrong is our culinary tradition

      • Leraje
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        63 months ago

        Great. Now I have to turn my passport in.