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Old 27-07-2013, 22:42   #46
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I'm searching for the Ganesh tea cosy and found this:

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holy cats.
yes, tea is a serious subject y'know...
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I'm searching for the Ganesh tea cosy and found this:
Tea cosy
holy cats.
Holy cats!!!! I want a dozen of those. I will have to scout around later and see what patterns I can find online. I have knitting needles on board . I am not usually into "cute" items, but some of these are works of art that make me smile . They are awesome!


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REAL Coffee rules aboard our boat ! French roast and Itialian Roast, heavy coffee that makes your eyes open wide ! With half and half,(ya can get it in small containers that need no refrig!!) Nothing like that first cup at sunrise in the cockpit ! makes the day a lot more brite and happy ! Tea just don't have the bang I need in the morning ! but then us dumb colonials just don't know what to do with tea except to throw it overboard LOL
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You need to start a coffee thread .
(Coffee fanatic here too, I have lots of vices)
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AHHH, ya left out the part about how I make and drink my tea ! at times !!
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AHHH, ya left out the part about how I make and drink my tea ! at times !!
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SW Lass: I found, using the terms 'Ganesh tea cosy' and 'elephant tea cosy' more hits for knitting patterns than anything else. Problem is, I can't knit anything more than a misshapen rectangular object, and the knitted elephants would be way out of my league. There was also a beautiful elephant cosy that was Kashmiri wool embroidered, of course they want 45 pounds for it. -sniff- couldn't have on boat, natural fibre, never mind the price
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Ok! I just made a pot of green tea. Water temp 93c = 199f. Let steep for 3 minutes. Made a good cup of tea. Thanks for the info. BUT, I put the loose leaf tea in my tea pot and strain it when I put the tea in my cup. My tea basket is only big enough to hold three teaspoons of loose tea for one cup. So I place the loose leaf directly into the tea pot and strain it through a tea strainer for each cup. The problem is the tea left in the pot is still cooking and gets a bitter taste. What do you do with the second cup of tea. I can't find a larger tea basket in my area. I drink two cups a day of green tea and would like to make both cups at one time. I can strain the remainder of tea into another cup and that I just did. The second cup of tea was fine. But what do you Britt tea drinkers do if you want two cups?

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Ok! I just made a pot of green tea. Water temp 93c = 199f. Let steep for 3 minutes. Made a good cup of tea. Thanks for the info. BUT, I put the loose leaf tea in my tea pot and strain it when I put the tea in my cup. My tea basket is only big enough to hold three teaspoons of loose tea for one cup. So I place the loose leaf directly into the tea pot and strain it through a tea strainer for each cup. The problem is the tea left in the pot is still cooking and gets a bitter taste. What do you do with the second cup of tea. I can't find a larger tea basket in my area. I drink two cups a day of green tea and would like to make both cups at one time. I can strain the remainder of tea into another cup and that I just did. The second cup of tea was fine. But what do you Britt tea drinkers do if you want two cups?

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Boil 1 1/2 cups then add the tea... leave to stand for 3 mins then add the other 1/2 cup of cold water to the pot... stir and serve.. the temp drop from the cold/room temp water will stop the leaves from 'cooking'...
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Ok! I just made a pot of green tea. Water temp 93c = 199f. Let steep for 3 minutes. Made a good cup of tea. Thanks for the info. BUT, I put the loose leaf tea in my tea pot and strain it when I put the tea in my cup. My tea basket is only big enough to hold three teaspoons of loose tea for one cup. So I place the loose leaf directly into the tea pot and strain it through a tea strainer for each cup. The problem is the tea left in the pot is still cooking and gets a bitter taste. What do you do with the second cup of tea. I can't find a larger tea basket in my area. I drink two cups a day of green tea and would like to make both cups at one time. I can strain the remainder of tea into another cup and that I just did. The second cup of tea was fine. But what do you Britt tea drinkers do if you want two cups?

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Aussie tea drinker here, not a Brit , but Aussies go through gallons of tea as well.

I always use a basket, as any kind of tea goes bitter when left too long (lowering the temp a lot after the set number of minutes of brewing as Boatman suggests does help, but then you have lukewarm tea). Tea stores sell numerous strainers cheaply in all sizes, so perhaps order one online. I use a large basket that rests on the top of my one litre pot, rather than the fiddly ball that screws together and you drop in.

Otherwise pour the second cup when you pour the first .

PS Do you really use 3 tsp of tea per cup??? Super strong tea is generally one teaspoon per cup.
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OMG OMG OMG HOLY CATS, WHERE did you get that?! He even has the broken tusk! Ekadanta teacozy is the kewlest thing ever. Must have that for my boat AVIGHNA! Om Shri Ganesh namah!
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SW Lass: I found, using the terms 'Ganesh tea cosy' and 'elephant tea cosy' more hits for knitting patterns than anything else. Problem is, I can't knit anything more than a misshapen rectangular object, and the knitted elephants would be way out of my league.
If I find a pattern for a Ganesh tea cosy and if my first attempt at knitting a tea cosy works (I have no idea how hard something like this is), I will make one for you .
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If I find a pattern for a Ganesh tea cosy and if my first attempt at knitting a tea cosy works (I have no idea how hard something like this is), I will make one for you .
See how civilized tea drinkers are? The anchor thread could learn a thing or two from us
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...and yet, there are folks who drink their tea on ice and others who drink hot tea with a freshly squeezed lemon juice in it...

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I drink more than 5 cups of Green Tea every day for health benefits. Be careful, some brands contain toxic levels of heavy metals, pesticides, etc. particularly some brands from China. Lipton buys their tea from all over the world and has consistently had very low levels of lead, etc.

Health benefits of Pholyphenols:
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/...ey=Polyphenols

Polyphenol content of Tea by brand:
http://www.ibdl.ca/Application%20Not...20Products.pdf

Everything you'd ever want to know about tea:
http://subject.cwgc.edu.hk/chem/Lear...polyphenol.pdf

A little about Lipton:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipton
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See how civilized tea drinkers are? The anchor thread could learn a thing or two from us
Could you knit one for my 20lb Delta I can't seem to sell?

Might help.
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Rhum and tea makes a "Tea Riffic", the quality of the Rhum is more important. IMHO!
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If I find a pattern for a Ganesh tea cosy and if my first attempt at knitting a tea cosy works (I have no idea how hard something like this is), I will make one for you .
i think it was made using a basic elephant pattern - dont know where she found that - and lots of creativity to bring the ganesh out - took about 6 months, was really an art project. I'll ask next time i see the knittist where she got her pattern...might be a while though, I'll be at sea for another couple of months
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