Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?


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15 days into the new year, have you begun counting down the days to Spring ... and new harvests!!! Please discuss and share over the weekend. 2 votes!

YES, counting down the days til Spring
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37%
Maybe
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No, not yet
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15%
Bonus, yes counting the days til new harvest teas
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13%
Bonus, maybe
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13%
Bonus, no
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9%
 
Total votes : 46

Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby Chip » Jan 15th, '11, 03:48

Happy TeaWeekend everyone. Please stop by throughout the weekend and share what is in your cup ... all weekend long!

Friday's topic was about adding things to our tea. You can still vote and discuss Friday's topic.

This weekend's TeaPoll and discussion topic. 15 days into the new year, have you begun counting down the days to Spring ... and new harvests!!! Please discuss and share over the weekend.

I am looking forward to sharing this TeaWeekend with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby Takarabune » Jan 15th, '11, 04:38

Spring seems so far away; it can't get here quick enough! I'm currently enjoying a nice cuppa blackberry tea by the warmth of my tetsubin's cast iron warmer. I always look forward to new harvests and trying new teas. I've been pleased with Teavana's recent harvest, particularly with their 'Maharaja Chai' Oolong. However, I've just discovered Adagio and am loving all that they offer through my boyfriend's samplers.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby auhckw » Jan 15th, '11, 05:40

No rush... cause I just discovered Winter Oolong...

Bonus: Spring time = My 2nd baby coming.. so yeah... I am counting down...
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Postby Marco » Jan 15th, '11, 09:24

congratulations auhckw! - when will be the date?

Not really counting the days to spring, but counting the days when finally there will be some light at the time I have to get up in the morning. Hate this absolute darkness.

A sample of 2007 Bu Lang Shan Ripe Pu-erh from YS in my cup. It is a Shu but I would say a nice one - nothing unpleasant about it, very forgiving in the brewing and mellow and a little sweet.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby Chip » Jan 15th, '11, 10:55

auhckw wrote:No rush... cause I just discovered Winter Oolong...

Bonus: Spring time = My 2nd baby coming.. so yeah... I am counting down...

Plus you live in a warm climate ... er hot. You likely welcome the Winter. :mrgreen:

I just happened to count down a week or so ago, just happened to be wondering how many days til Spring ... it was 75 days to go. Then I wondered how many days til SHINCHA began, add 15-25 days to that.

Although I have not counted the days since, every time I step outside, I am wishing Spring was here, brrrrrrrr. I am happy with the teas currently available, so I am quite content tea-wise. However, come March, I am certain to be thinking of Shincha much much more. :mrgreen:
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby Warden Andy » Jan 15th, '11, 10:59

It's never too early to count down the days until spring.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby andie923 » Jan 15th, '11, 11:35

I feel like counting down the days till spring makes it go slower. Not that the seasons change here :wink:
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Postby rhondabee » Jan 15th, '11, 12:40

I'm definitely counting the days until Spring. I can't wait until the daffodils and hyacinths pop up. But as far as tea goes, I'm just now trying out my new winter Taiwanese oolongs, so Spring teas aren't on my mind yet.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby JRS22 » Jan 15th, '11, 14:53

In the spring I can renew my love affair with Chinese greens. Winter is now the season of puerh - which I never would have tried without Teachat. As a bonus, my resident coffee drinker has developed a fondness for puerh, so now I have a "control group" to help me assess bitterness.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby entropyembrace » Jan 15th, '11, 15:04

I´m definitely looking forward to spring...I really get tired of the snow and cold and darkness of winter... :?

Also as a little bonus to the warmer weather, longer days and brighter colours of spring there´s the new tea harvests becoming available. I´ll most likely be going for some shincha this year...and there´s a chance I´ll buy some first flush darjeeling and perhaps even sample some fresh high grade Chinese greens.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby AdamMY » Jan 15th, '11, 15:14

I guess I could say I am counting down, and saving up! As Shincha is expensive, especially if you over do it a little like I sort of did last year.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby Amaikokonut » Jan 15th, '11, 16:17

Oh man, you're right, spring -is- coming soon. I really have to clear out a lot of this old tea to make room...I'm really really trying hard not to buy any more tea until I use up what I've got.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby nickE » Jan 15th, '11, 16:36

I'm looking forward to Spring, but I'm not tired of Winter yet. I usually start to get sick of it in late February.

Anyway, I'm definitely excited about new harvests. I plan on picking up some 2011 Shincha, maybe a few Chinese greens, and of course some Sheng (EoT specifically).
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Postby Nenugal » Jan 15th, '11, 16:42

I'm looking forward to shincha season and also to the melting of the snow and ice outside. I had to search a pile of snow to find my car today...
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 1/15-16/11 Spring/new harvest countdown?

Postby debunix » Jan 15th, '11, 16:57

Looking forward to spring, and a new grandniece due with it's arrival. But no particular concerns about harvests, because most of the teas I drink are not particularly closely tied to the harvest--puerhs and darker oolongs, chinese whites and greens that keep fairly well for as long as it takes me to go through them. It's really only the green oolongs and sencha where it makes a difference, and I have plenty of those, I think, to last me to the next harvest....
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