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Can anyone speak about vegetable dyed cotton?  Pros, cons...and washing/drying?

I have this shirt that is vegetable dyed and unsure how to wash it...hate to hand wash or hang anything.  Tags says "DO NOT TUMBLE DRY" but I've tumble dryed things that said that before with no effects... 

I tend to hand wash natural dyes and don't have a tumble dryer. Some natural dyes don't hold their colour as well as synthetics, but most are fine. I suspect the dryer instructions are purely for the cotton shrinkage rather than the dye - If you're sure you want to use a machine, just stick it as low as you can.
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I think he looks fine. It's a basic leather fit that most people do here, and he looks good. I've never negatively commented on the way you look either, don't know why you're bein a mean ol' puss about it

In fact they all look fine. Just cause they're designers doesn't mean they have to dress like GODS 24/7

Most don't anyway, which is what I find quite intriguing and interesting.. some designer slugging away to create an intricate piece of clothing that may be a sight for sore eyes, yet coming out looking normcoretastic w/ tee and jeans.
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Garbstore tends to be pretty regularly fitted, but can be slightly boxy. I'm almost exactly a 43" chest and XL fits me perfectly. Everything I've bought has been really nicely made - great fabrics and very well constructed. My only problem with Garbstore is their online stock tracking - twice this year I've had the sorry the item is actually out of stock in that size emails..
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It's so easy to find people who like coffee, but so hard to find people who really enjoy tea.
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since dating a girl raised between Japan and the UK my universe of tea has been really, really opened up

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i'll be in sf june 14-17th if anyone wants to meet up. no plans atm but i'm sure we'll make some as i'm going with 3 friends

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since dating a girl raised between Japan and the UK my universe of tea has been really, really opened up

I'm really into oolongs, personally, although whites are also good for low caffeine.

If you're interested in Asian teas, The Way of Tea by Lam Kam Chuen is a really good book. It covers the different categories of tea, how to brew tea, what kind of equipment you'd want, and "kung fu tea," which means tea made with patience. Kung fu tea is really enjoyable if you have friends who are willing to sit down for an hour, hang out, chat, and drink tea. It's like sharing Scotch, but obviously non-alcoholic.

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura is also good, but more about the philosophy of tea than how to prepare or drink it. Unrelated, but Kakuzo also happened to look really awesome.

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It's so easy to find people who like coffee, but so hard to find people who really enjoy tea.

Puts hand up

I don't drink coffee, but a good cup of tea can't go wrong.
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Give me darjeeling or give me death.

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lately i've been drinking pu'erh, various greens, some matcha (with a tea set, a cool christmas present), and for noncaffeinated stuff, I have a stash of dried chamomile flowers, mint leaves, and licorice root that I've been using to make what I've been calling "Branca tea."

gongfu tea has a detailed wikipedia page. sounds nice.
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My mom and some of her friends are really into tea. It's surprising how much good tea and teaware can cost.
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Decent/good tea is about $5/100g, which is less or the same as shit pickwick stuff.

The correct temperature water is essential, I'm thinking about getting tea water boiler with adjustable temperatures from 65-100c and it holds it at the temperature.

Porcelain can be crazy exspensive, my dinnerplates are $90 a pop.
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Quality glassware and porcelain are not cheap.
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I've been drinking this stuff recently.  Haven't been a fan of earl grey in the past, often find the citrus element overwhelming, but this is quite a nice blend.  Not cheap but the tins look nice.

 

that and some white tea

 

Also, loose tea > bags

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I'm really into oolongs, personally, although whites are also good for low caffeine.

If you're interested in Asian teas, The Way of Tea by Lam Kam Chuen is a really good book. It covers the different categories of tea, how to brew tea, what kind of equipment you'd want, and "kung fu tea," which means tea made with patience. Kung fu tea is really enjoyable if you have friends who are willing to sit down for an hour, hang out, chat, and drink tea. It's like sharing Scotch, but obviously non-alcoholic.

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura is also good, but more about the philosophy of tea than how to prepare or drink it. Unrelated, but Kakuzo also happened to look really awesome.


the okakura book can be found online for free. its really a great book from a japanese scholar who tried to find something that defined japanese culture, decided upon tea ceremony, and tried to introduce the west to it. its more about a life philosophy than it is a book about tea. i really like it

thanks for the rec on the way of tea. always been interested in reading about gong fu tea
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Decent/good tea is about $5/100g, which is less or the same as shit pickwick stuff.

The correct temperature water is essential, I'm thinking about getting tea water boiler with adjustable temperatures from 65-100c and it holds it at the temperature.

Porcelain can be crazy exspensive, my dinnerplates are $90 a pop.

i feel like good teas start at $5/100g and prices can be pretty exorbitant


i like drinking coffee in the morning and tea at night. been drinking this recently

http://www.bellocq.com/collections/black-teas/products/l-no-70-himalayan-rani-bhan

super aromatic, almost perfumey
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