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  1. Hello-As I am interested in anything even remotely related to tea, I was very excited to come across this idea: salad made with tea leaves! My question: Does anyone have an authentic Burmese recipe?
  2. Seventy-five percent of the world eats goat http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/eat_goat_it_is_a_healthy_choice So I was wondering how it is done in various traditions. So...How do you do goat?
  3. I followed your procedure and everything turned out great!!! Thanks
  4. Hello- Goldfish Tea serves a Keemun as their house ice black tea.
  5. Hello- While Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, MI will serve any tea iced, they keep a batch of gunpowder green made up for that purpose. I forget which black tea they use.
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    Iraqi Tea

    Hello- I live north of Dearborn, in a suburb with a large Chaldean population. One of my favorite places to shop is the local Chaldean Market!
  7. Hello- My favorite tea room is Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, Michigan. They are an authentic Chinese-style tea house.
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    Iraqi Tea

    Hello- I recently had some exceptional-read "wonderfully strong"-tea at a Chaldean restaurant. I would consider that Iraqi. Hassouni, you are the expert in this, so I would like your opinion: Is Chaldean tea, in fact, Iraqi tea?
  9. Hello- I share this curiosity. I think there may be enough new eG members to make this topic relevant.
  10. Hello- I agree with your opinions and reasoning. I think, though, it is like not including a New-World recipe in a listing of great tomato, or chocolate recipes; or not including Cuba, Honduras, and Nicaragua in the list of great tobacco-producing nations.
  11. Hello- Is anyone, other than me, surprised that China and Japan were not on the list? As a student of the world's tea traditions, my favorites are: China, India, Russia. Comments?
  12. Hello- The teahouse I frequent serves a gunpowder-style tea as their standard iced green tea.
  13. Hello- I am also a big fan of hibiscus tea. And, I was wondering if you saw this: http://www.lafujimama.com/2010/09/homemade-mugicha-japanese-roasted-barley-tea/
  14. Hello- Thank you so much. I was interested in establishing that trans-fats are indeed the same as partially hydrogenated fats. And I think you have done that. Thanks again!
  15. Hello- I thought these sites might add some scientific weight to our discussion of trans-fats: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/trans-fat/art-20046114 and this one http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/Fats101/Trans-Fats_UCM_301120_Article.jsp
  16. Hello-This is all very interesting. I think there is a Percent Daily Value issue too. An egg , according to the info an the carton, contains 70% of your daily Cholesterol requirement. Yet, in my opinion, many omelets contain more than one egg per serving. Comments?
  17. Hello- Lisa Shock, your "elephant in the room" is very interesting. I agree that this is a major part of the problem. Do you see a solution?
  18. Hello- This, I believe, is the point! Technically, according to the carton, one egg is a serving. If most people eat 2 or 3 eggs at a time, will 2 eggs become a serving? This article seems to say we are heading in that direction.
  19. Hello- I hope this is the right place for this discussion. The FDA is revising the nutritional labels on foods. See here http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/serving-size-on-food-labels/bgp-20094132 What do you think about this?
  20. Hello- I thought this thread related well to the "trend or life style" discussion.
  21. Hello-Does the term "simmer" imply a "rolling boil"? I have seen places that offer a masala chai made with green tea. In my opinion, (if the terms are synonymous) the high temperatures needed for good chai would destroy the delicate flavors of a good green tea. ...comments?
  22. Hello- Tea is also a way of life for me. I find that the Chinese tea ritual mentioned above has always touched something deep within me. I will not demean the tradition by calling my practice "Gongfu" because I have not spent a life-time practicing it. But, I do prepare tea in a similar manner-I do use a gongfu tea set. Also, I wanted to share a link to a much shorter webpage that reflects my interest in the connections between the Chinese tea tradition and Chinese Philosophy/Religion: http://www.apotoftea.com/philosophy.html
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    Butter coffee?

    Hello- Dave Asprey, founder and CEO of The Bulletproof Executive, originated the term "bulletproof coffee". This became known as "butter coffee". This is the original source and recipe: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-coffee-recipe/
  24. Hello- I know its a very long piece, but this is interesting reading on the subject of tea as a way of life: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tea.htm
  25. Hello- A friend, who is in a position to know such things, claims that an acceptable chai can be made with sugar, milk, tea, cardamom, and cinnamon. Comments?
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