Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

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Maxwell House, good to the last drop ... sort of. When you pour your tea, do you insist on pouring, shaking, whatever it takes to get the last drop from your pot? Please share.

Absolutely, I shake, etc in order to get the very last drop out.
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Pretty much so
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Maybe or sometimes
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No, not at all ... often leave water in the pot
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Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby Chip » Jan 24th, '11, 01:13

Greetings TeaWorld and welcome to TeaDay. We hope you will stop in and share what is in your cup!

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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Maxwell House, good to the last drop ... sort of. When you pour your tea, do you insist on pouring, shaking, whatever it takes to get the last drop from your pot? Please share.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby iannon » Jan 24th, '11, 01:37

More so to make sure the leaves arent left sitting in any water than trying to squeeze every drop to drink
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby auhckw » Jan 24th, '11, 01:39

Don't you guys eat the leaves?
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby Nenugal » Jan 24th, '11, 01:40

I imagine the last drop has the best taste - particularly with gyokuro I shake a lot to get out the last drop.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby iannon » Jan 24th, '11, 01:49

auhckw wrote:Don't you guys eat the leaves?

not that often..but my Chickens do! i was more referring to between steeps though
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Jan 24th, '11, 02:09

IMO the best oils and concentrated extracts of the leaf lay/lie in those last few drops. i'll often just prop up my kyusu or yixing to make sure all the stuff is outta there. hooray.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby guitar9876 » Jan 24th, '11, 02:26

Yeah I do a quite a bit of shaking... Though, I usually do the most shaking with Japanese greens. They by far seem to soak up the most water.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby IPT » Jan 24th, '11, 02:45

I generally just wait until the drips are few and far between. I have seen too many teapots get chipped by over-zealous shaking.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby Nenugal » Jan 24th, '11, 02:59

IPT wrote:I generally just wait until the drips are few and far between. I have seen too many teapots get chipped by over-zealous shaking.


That's the primary reason I'm so fond of the anti-drip rubber tips on my kyusus, it saved me from a chipped spout after a too vigorous shake yesterday... :roll:

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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby IPT » Jan 24th, '11, 03:02

Nenugal wrote:
IPT wrote:I generally just wait until the drips are few and far between. I have seen too many teapots get chipped by over-zealous shaking.


That's the primary reason I'm so fond of the anti-drip rubber tips on my kyusus, it saved me from a chipped spout after a too vigorous shake yesterday... :roll:


I always remove those. I don't like the look. Of course the first time I chip one I'll wish I hadn't.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby Stentor » Jan 24th, '11, 05:17

"Absolutely, I shake, etc in order to get the very last drop out. "

I have done this to the point of the person having tea with me saying "Are you kidding me?" on more than one occasion :mrgreen:
Admittedly, that's kind of the reaction I was going for because I realize it can look ridiculous even if you aren't intentionally doing it for a minute :)
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby el gringo » Jan 24th, '11, 06:33

I try my best, but when I come back for another steep there always seems to be a small puddle of missed tea at the bottom of the pot.

I don't think I've got the patience to rid the teapot of every last drop.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby Chip » Jan 24th, '11, 09:58

IPT wrote:I generally just wait until the drips are few and far between. I have seen too many teapots get chipped by over-zealous shaking.

Heh, I have done this, tiny chip on the very tip of the spout, more than once. A learning curve thing. When it happens, it makes a sickening clunk and you know, but it is too late. Have not done it for years .... probably should not have said that.

So now I do all shaking well above whatever I am pouring into!!!!!

Guitar98... wrote:Yeah I do a quite a bit of shaking... Though, I usually do the most shaking with Japanese greens. They by far seem to soak up the most water.

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IPT wrote:
Nenugal wrote:
IPT wrote:I generally just wait until the drips are few and far between. I have seen too many teapots get chipped by over-zealous shaking.


That's the primary reason I'm so fond of the anti-drip rubber tips on my kyusus, it saved me from a chipped spout after a too vigorous shake yesterday... :roll:


I always remove those. I don't like the look. Of course the first time I chip one I'll wish I hadn't.

I left 2 molded silicone ones on 2 rather inexpensive kyusu figuring I might be less attentive with these kyusu. Since they are molded, they do not look bad at all. But not on any others that came with just a cut piece of flexible tubing that was likely more for protection during shipping.

Stentor wrote:"Absolutely, I shake, etc in order to get the very last drop out. "

I have done this to the point of the person having tea with me saying "Are you kidding me?" on more than one occasion :mrgreen:
Admittedly, that's kind of the reaction I was going for because I realize it can look ridiculous even if you aren't intentionally doing it for a minute :)

With kyusu-s, I have this little rolling motion that I should video. It works really well and eliminates most of the shaking.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby Chip » Jan 24th, '11, 10:02

And began the TD with Kumpu asamushi from Ippodo with the Mrs. served up in "SnowDrifts" Hagi-Yaki Yunomi by Eiichi. Pretty balanced brew, but a bit thin.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 1/24/11 Maxwell House, good to the last drop?

Postby JBaymore » Jan 24th, '11, 10:27

Pretty much to the last drop. Tea is important.

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