New post: Plaidophile: Black Mirror, Season 5 https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/4474-Black-Mirror-Season-5
As promised, here is a 60fps 1080p capture of my demo https://youtu.be/YL8Sq4WcpWQ
New post: Plaidophile: Current sleep/pain/etc. checkin https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/7687-Current-sleep-pain-etc-checkin
Green Tea is Not Oxidized. (Or at least less oxidized than Black Tea.)
This we know.
But green tea WILL oxidize, quite quickly if it's wet. If you brew a pot of green tea and leave it over night it will be VERY dark in the morning, quite likely as dark as black tea (though a sort of dirtier color.) If you leave it longer it might even turn almost black.
Doesn't taste like black tea, though. It just tastes like bad, oxidized green tea.
This leads to two practical bits of wisdom:
(1) You /can/ brew black tea and simply put it in the fridge to cool off and get iced tea. You can do that with green tea, too, but the results will be inferior and the liquor an unappealing brown. Cold-brewing works better. I'm actually not sure why. Perhaps the heat of hot-brewing gives oxidation a headstart. Or perhaps hot-brewing extracts more of the chemicals likely to oxidize or that help others oxidize faster.
(2) If you wish to save tea leaves, just /leave them out in the open air to dry out/. Some people like to put them in a plastic bag and refrigerate them. Wet in the fridge will cause more degredation than cold and allowed to dry.
(This post brought to you by having remembered to drink the last cup of green tea in the pot and not leave it until morning.)
budget recipe (carnivore leaning)
you will need:
* a stove with two burners
* a pan with a vented lid
* a wide straight-sided pan with a tight lid
* a can opener
* potable water
* a can of meat
* a can of manwich-or-equivalent premade sauce
don't bother with fancy ingredients, this is an "I have no spoons and I must scream" recipe.
first, rice. 1.5x water to volume of rice into straight sided pan. boil, lid, simmer 20min, unlid, fluff w/ fork, done.
If you're a trans person, and you are worried that your body type isn't right or that you don't look like the cis people of your gender, remember:
We have all been lied to about what humans look like. We've all had the diversity of our species contorted and hidden away from us. We are all, cis and trans alike, forced to reconcile our own appearances with these lies. There are cis people who look just like you, who have the same insecurities about their appearances that you do, I promise.
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