1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

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Weather and Tea, do they go hand in hand? Bonus question, what type of tea do you drink more of as the weather gets cold.

Absolutely, the weather affects my TeaSelections
13
33%
Never thought about it
0
No votes
No, I don't think so, I drink what I am in the mood to drink
4
10%
You are kidding, right?
0
No votes
Black
6
15%
Darj
0
No votes
Green
2
5%
Flavored
0
No votes
Herbals/Tisanes
2
5%
Oolong
5
13%
Pu-er
8
20%
Rooibos
0
No votes
Yellow/White
0
No votes
Yerbe Matte
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 40

1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby Chip » Jan 7th, '14, 11:54

Welcome TCers to an extremely COLD TeaDay from the Mid-West to the Northeast, it is brutally cold and some places snowy.

I have been brewing and drinking my teas in mostly, white snowy cups for days now, just to fit the outside scenario. Really didn't realize I was doing this, intentionally or not. However, it brings me to the poll question and discussion ... 2 votes today.

Does the weather affect your Tea and Teaware selections?

As a bonus question, what type of tea do you drink more of as the weather gets cold?

Enjoy your TeaDay and please share with us. Pictures always brighten our TeaDay, so post some for us to enjoy as we are drinking our teas. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby debunix » Jan 7th, '14, 12:27

I'm more likely to drink puerh when the weather is cold--or when the office is cold, which is more often the problem here in LA

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But cold gray weather can equally serve as excuse for drinking a floral green oolong, or a rich vegetal sencha. Probably the stronger correlation for me is that when the weather is hot, my tea-taste runs greener--less puerh, less deep-roasted oolongs, because I associate those with warming up.

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby chrl42 » Jan 8th, '14, 04:32

Blacks, Shu Pu and aged Sheng (whenever finance allows :|)

Peace.

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby FlyedPiper » Jan 16th, '14, 14:33

I break out the old sheng and gyokuro in the winter. Also a roasted oolong or two. Probably my most expensive tea time of the year. And barley tea at night...

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby Chip » Jan 16th, '14, 21:46

debunix wrote:I'm more likely to drink puerh when the weather is cold--or when the office is cold, which is more often the problem here in LA

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But cold gray weather can equally serve as excuse for drinking a floral green oolong, or a rich vegetal sencha. Probably the stronger correlation for me is that when the weather is hot, my tea-taste runs greener--less puerh, less deep-roasted oolongs, because I associate those with warming up.

Sweet "Tempest" ... :mrgreen:

Directly, not really. Indirectly, yes. I seasonally fluctuate to a rather minor degree compared to most members.

I begin drinking more Gyokuro during the Winter months ... but this is more of a logical thing than a weather thing. I figure current year's harvest sencha is coming to a close ... and Shincha cometh. I do not want to overload on Sencha purchases ... instead I want to ideally begin to run low and ultimately out as Shincha arrives.

Also, current harvest Gyokuro has now aged over 6 months and should be prime for enjoying precious dew.

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby Chip » Jan 16th, '14, 21:49

... "Signature Week" is coming!

Stay tuned ...

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby Dresden » Jan 19th, '14, 01:15

Now that my climate is much colder, I have definitely found myself drinking more tea.

I voted green, but I don't know if that's accurate. In the cold I usually drink more houjicha than usual.

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby Devoted135 » Jan 19th, '14, 15:47

Apparently I'm in the minority because I don't think the weather really impacts the tea I drink. I'm such a creature of habit that once I establish a routine I'm hard pressed to change it!

So, the broad strokes of my tea routine have become: black in the morning, sencha/guricha/gyokuro in the afternoon, oolong (any level of green or roast) in the evening. :)

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby AdamMY » Jan 26th, '14, 07:17

I used to have stronger opinions on this, now I'll take any tea as long as it is warm! This mornings DYL brewed light.

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102K DYL (2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

Hoping to get better light for more photos later today.

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby kikula » Jan 30th, '14, 11:10

Cold weather makes me drowsy the second I set foot inside. Drowsiness for me wants large quantities of Japanese green tea, which you'd think most suitable for summer. I brew it sharp, a little bitter, when chilled, no idea why that seems the thing.

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Re: 1/7/14 Most of the US is in a cold snap ... what Tea?

Postby Chip » Jan 31st, '14, 23:22

Chip wrote:... "Signature Week" is coming!

Stay tuned ...

:mrgreen: Look for this early next week!

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