Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

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Oops, you have completely run out of tea except your dregs which have sat untouched for several years. What to do? Please share. Up to 3 votes today.

Suffer through the dregs
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18%
Run to the nearest supermarket
3
4%
Drive further to the nearest tea store
16
22%
Have tea express shipped
19
26%
Drink coffee
8
11%
Other
14
19%
 
Total votes: 73

Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby Chip » Feb 24th, '11, 01:36

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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby entropyembrace » Feb 24th, '11, 01:53

I have a couple of tea shops nearby with decent but not great tea....in cases where I am running out of attractive teas in the house I stop by one of them to pick up some more to hold me over until my next big overseas order arrives :)
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby debunix » Feb 24th, '11, 02:29

Drive to work and raid the office stock to tide me over until I can get to the nearby tea store, and while sipping some of that, get online and get more express shipped.

But seriously, I have gotten rather ruthless with 'dregs'--unloved teas go to feed the worms, unless they're one of those few I just happen not to like, but otherwise seeming good--those go to tea friends who like black teas or jasmines more than I. And my puerh stocks could see me through several years without replenishment, although I might go stir crazy with oo-longing and be green-with-envy of the rest of you.....

Today, Yunnan silver needles to start, then Black Ruby from Taiwan, both via Norbu; some Jiang Hua Xiang 'commercial' dan cong, and ending with an white tea given to a friend, "Drum Mountain White Cloud Tea", light and lovely.
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby Nenugal » Feb 24th, '11, 02:37

No panic, it's a chance to get rid of the old bags of supermarket quality black/red tea and jasmine tea that have been neglected for a long time. At the same time, ordering new tea from the source country, cheapest mode of delivery, not express.
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby Trey Winston » Feb 24th, '11, 02:56

I'd take my chances with the dregs. There might be a forgotten gem among the stale stuff.

Having some White Peony today.
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby IPT » Feb 24th, '11, 03:30

I DO NOT RUN OUT OF TEA! :lol:
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby Xell » Feb 24th, '11, 04:29

I'll drink something else, tea is not the only drink i enjoy. For example juice, water or ... cola! :)
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby gargoylekitty » Feb 24th, '11, 04:31

I couldn't imagine running out, but if I did I'd suffer the dregs and possibly hit up the local tea shops(not the best of tea, but not the worse) while I wait for a shipment of something better.

No tea right now, just trying to decide what to bring with me as I head to my sister's for a few days. Decisions, decisions...
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby karmaplace » Feb 24th, '11, 04:59

Luckily, being in Korea, a quick walk to the nearest mart results in awesome teas. :lol:

But, if I run out of something non-Korean, I'll put in an online shipment. Luckily Korean websites also sell some different kinds of black teas and Chinese teas, and the shipping is quick here.

I'm going to have my first bit of tea now at 7 PM on my second leg of classes, and it's a Teavana dreg I'm trying to get rid of. Happy birthday to me indeed. :lol:
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby wyardley » Feb 24th, '11, 05:05

No "the older the better" option? I drink tons of teas that are 3 years (or more) old.
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby auhckw » Feb 24th, '11, 05:09

IPT wrote:I DO NOT RUN OUT OF TEA! :lol:


+1

I have enough for 40 years for everyday consumption...

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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby Herb_Master » Feb 24th, '11, 05:48

Not likely to run out of tea!

I suppose it is feasible that I might run out of Oolong, though unlikely for I have so much.

My love for Malaysian aged Sheng has resulted in me buying a fair amount of 2002 - 2006 Sheng to be drunk in many, many years time.
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby auhckw » Feb 24th, '11, 05:51

Herb_Master wrote:Not likely to run out of tea!

I suppose it is feasible that I might run out of Oolong, though unlikely for I have so much.

My love for Malaysian aged Sheng has resulted in me buying a fair amount of 2002 - 2006 Sheng to be drunk in many, many years time.


Mine to list them or show the photos... so that I can go try your preference :mrgreen:
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby Herb_Master » Feb 24th, '11, 06:10

I did not buy them, these are Shengs from private collections that tea friends bring in to the shops for evryone there to enjoy. Every now and then someone drops in and says to the owner "I just dug this out of my collection, I think it is just about at it's peak, what do you think?"

Of course if I am sitting round the table with the owner then I get to try them also. The owner usually then selects one of his own aged teas for comparison. :D Lucky me :D

There are some aged ones to buy 1000RM a bing or more :roll:

No - I have been buying Sheng both in Malaysia and online, to drink a long time from now, if I run out of Oolong I can always break open a Sheng to see how it is doing!
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Re: Thursday Teaday 2/24/11 Oops, out of tea.

Postby IPT » Feb 24th, '11, 06:28

auhckw wrote:
+1

I have enough for 40 years for everyday consumption...




My great grandchildren will be drinking some of the tea I have now.
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