Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Newbie's Guide to Teaware: Getting Started and T.O.C.

Table of Contents

The Spartan
The Lone Ranger
The MacGyver
The Orient Express (Part II, Part III)

Where's the matcha guide? I wrote this before I started the Newbie's Guide series, but it is probably still helpful to mention it here:
Matcha Madness (Part II, Part III).

Which is best for me?

If you have no experience brewing tea, or have only dunked teabags in coffee cups, you will likely find The Spartan and The Lone Ranger guides the most useful.

If you have some experience brewing loose leaf tea, you probably already have a setup similar to The Spartan. You may find The Lone Ranger refreshing and convenient, or you might want to step up your game with The Orient Express.

If you are absolutely broke but have some basic kitchen equipment, or like doing things the wrong way, read The MacGyver first. Then, read The Lone Ranger.

Want to brew tea in an office environment? The Lone Ranger is low-profile and low fuss, and The Orient Express can be equally convenient if you go with a very basic setup. The Spartan may work, but it doesn't really do anything the Lone Ranger can't, in less space.

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