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Having a reward cup of pu’erh after 2 hours of making kimchi.

I was up to my elbows in reddy spicy garlicy sauce! Phew, so much work but so worth it. I used this recipe http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/easy-kimchi

I did a really short steep of 45 seconds, so I can have a lighter cup, but with a bit of tropical flavor. yum! My roommate likes this tea way more than I do, but I love the bold pu’erh taste mixed with tropical combination.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Terri HarpLady

Yay! Homemade Kimchi! It’s almost time for me to start a new batch. The one we’re eating now is a root kimchi, with burdock, radishes, carrot, turnips, etc. I’ve really enjoyed it, but it is almost gone. Did you include the squid?

Stephanie

My husband makes kimchee too, have you ever tried making kimchee fried rice with it? So good!

Awkward Soul

I didn’t find any good fresh squid, so I left it out for this batch. Hopefully next time I can find some fresh squid.

and yes, I’ve had kimchi fried rice – love it! Though, I’ve only made it with store bought kimchi, so this’ll be a treat when I make it.

OMGsrsly

Oh, I really want to make her daikon kimchi. It looks so good. Maybe if I do like 1/6 the recipe. :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never put squid or anything like that in my kimchi. I grew a lot of daikon this year, so we still have tons of cultured daikon. I did some with ginger slices & some with chili’s & garlic & the rest went into kimchi. I also tried a jar with lime slices from my key lime tree: Fail!
We live, we learn…

Awkward Soul

I heard some people put pears in their kimchi – I wanna try that out too!

My husband loves radish, so I wanna try the daikon kimchi too! Too many recipes to make! Though, for my recent kimchi I made half her recipe, and gave a mason jar full of kimchi to my in laws.

Terri HarpLady

Nice! I buy those little 1C jars & give them away to people all the time, as a sample. :)
That way if they don’t care for it, it won’t sit in their frig forever. When they bring the jar back, I fill it with the newest creation! Right now I have a batch of pink kraut fermenting. I want to start a batch of ginger carrots, I think that will be awesome!

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Terri HarpLady

Yay! Homemade Kimchi! It’s almost time for me to start a new batch. The one we’re eating now is a root kimchi, with burdock, radishes, carrot, turnips, etc. I’ve really enjoyed it, but it is almost gone. Did you include the squid?

Stephanie

My husband makes kimchee too, have you ever tried making kimchee fried rice with it? So good!

Awkward Soul

I didn’t find any good fresh squid, so I left it out for this batch. Hopefully next time I can find some fresh squid.

and yes, I’ve had kimchi fried rice – love it! Though, I’ve only made it with store bought kimchi, so this’ll be a treat when I make it.

OMGsrsly

Oh, I really want to make her daikon kimchi. It looks so good. Maybe if I do like 1/6 the recipe. :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never put squid or anything like that in my kimchi. I grew a lot of daikon this year, so we still have tons of cultured daikon. I did some with ginger slices & some with chili’s & garlic & the rest went into kimchi. I also tried a jar with lime slices from my key lime tree: Fail!
We live, we learn…

Awkward Soul

I heard some people put pears in their kimchi – I wanna try that out too!

My husband loves radish, so I wanna try the daikon kimchi too! Too many recipes to make! Though, for my recent kimchi I made half her recipe, and gave a mason jar full of kimchi to my in laws.

Terri HarpLady

Nice! I buy those little 1C jars & give them away to people all the time, as a sample. :)
That way if they don’t care for it, it won’t sit in their frig forever. When they bring the jar back, I fill it with the newest creation! Right now I have a batch of pink kraut fermenting. I want to start a batch of ginger carrots, I think that will be awesome!

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

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Long Beach, CA

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