Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month


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It is the end of another month, wow February flew by. What was your Teaof the Month for February? Please share details! 2 votes!

It was a black
3
5%
An oolong
13
23%
A green
8
14%
A white/yellow
1
2%
A pu-erh
5
9%
Other
2
4%
Bonus, it was Chinese
12
21%
Bonus, it was Japanese
7
12%
Bonus, it was Taiwanese
5
9%
Bonus, it was Indian
0
No votes
Bonus, it was Darjeeling
0
No votes
Bonus, it was Korean
0
No votes
Bonus, other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 57

Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby Chip » Feb 27th, '11, 03:45

Happy TeaDay everyone! Please stop into TeaDay and share what is in your cup with us throughout the day.

Yesterday we discussed when we reorder the same teas. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. It is the end of another month, wow February flew by. What was your Teaof the Month for February? Please share details!

We are all certainly looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby auhckw » Feb 27th, '11, 04:18

Yesterday, I just found a new love, Burdock Tea. Love on first sip.
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I will temporary let the Burdock be my favorite tea of Feb month, QiuXiang2003/2004 Raw puerh came close to 2nd...
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby entropyembrace » Feb 27th, '11, 04:24

going to say soft roast Yutaka Midori from Umami Chaya this month....Mmmmm sweet veggie good nahm nahm nahm :mrgreen:

The dry leaf aroma almost makes we want to skip the brewing part and just eat the leaves! :lol:
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby Tadpole » Feb 27th, '11, 04:48

I want to say my tea of the month was a new discovery. It was a green, it was Japanese... it was sencha! I mostly don't care for green tea, but I had a sample of Yumitea's sencha that really opened my eyes. It is a brilliant green in the cup, brothy, thick, vegetal, and sweeeeeeeet. I happened to have it a couple weeks ago when I had a bad cold. Drinking the sencha seemed to have helped give me some energy to be a bit productive at home. I am thinking I need to stock this tea in my tea cabinet along with my usual stuff: silver needle, jasmine pearls, tiekuanyin or a yancha, lishan or any formosa oolong that's good at the moment, yunnan gold tips or earl grey or darjeeling 2nd flush, a shou puerh (soon will add some sheng beengs).

Questions are: how best to store sencha? and is it ok to brew it in a glass or porcelain teapot? I store my above loose teas in steel double lidded steel canisters. Asked about glass/porcelain brewing because those lovely side-handled kyusu would unfortunately drive me nuts. I prefer brewing tea in vessels that can be handled equally by either hand. Please don't hit me, or disown me from TC. Everyone's kyusus here are beautiful to behold, and I'm sure they bring you great joy to use :)

Just boiled water in my (tea)cup right now. Trying to not be too stimulated before bed.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby karmaplace » Feb 27th, '11, 07:18

While what I drank most this month was my boyfriend's favorite Taiwanese high mountain oolong, my favorite tea that I just recently sampled was Wuyi Ensemble from Adagio. I splurged on the shipping to try a couple different kinds of tea, so I'll have to try to find a good Wuyi I can order from somewhere in Korea.

I bought samples of black and oolong teas, and while I do like black teas, I'm thinking I love the taste of oolong more.

I'm drinking the Wuyi Ensemble now. Delicious. :)
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby Nenugal » Feb 27th, '11, 07:58

This month's tea is Kabusecha.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby brlarson » Feb 27th, '11, 09:16

It was a difficult choice between Maiko's kotobuki matcha and the Mandarin's Phoenix Mtn dancong, so I tossed a coin and the matcha won.

Hou de's shui xian this morning.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby brandon » Feb 27th, '11, 10:30

TeaDay so far:

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09 da hong pao, 17 yr aged da hong pao, 2010 single bush shui xian, marshaln signature puerh blend.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby tea-awed » Feb 27th, '11, 12:23

While ordering some teaware from Floating Leaves I decided to try their Aged Baozhong. I'm so glad that I did. It's roasty nutty goodness made a colder than usual Feb. much more tolerable.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby tea-awed » Feb 27th, '11, 12:27

brandon
Hi. What is the Marshaln signature blend :?:
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby olivierco » Feb 27th, '11, 12:54

Tadpole wrote:Questions are: how best to store sencha? and is it ok to brew it in a glass or porcelain teapot? I store my above loose teas in steel double lidded steel canisters. Asked about glass/porcelain brewing because those lovely side-handled kyusu would unfortunately drive me nuts. I prefer brewing tea in vessels that can be handled equally by either hand.


A double lidded cannister is OK to store sencha.
For brewing it, porcelain is fine (I don't like glass but it should be OK too).

Jukro (Korean black) this afternoon. Nice, but not nice enough to be my tea of the month: Tsuru Jiru Shi gyokuro once again.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby AdamMY » Feb 27th, '11, 13:08

Because I can not think of any teas that stood out and Wow'd me this month, I am going to go with the tea I had the most of, which was a Fujian Hong Cha.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby rhondabee » Feb 27th, '11, 15:54

My favorite this month was Floating Leaves Tea 2010 Winter Li Shan oolong. Buttery, savory, fruity/sweet and floral.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby JenO » Feb 27th, '11, 19:01

As nearly total noob to really, REALLY enjoying tea, I'd have to say that my favorite this past month has been Rishi's Golden Yunnan. There have been a lot of teas and tisanes in my line-up as I get acquainted, but this was the first to really have the "wow!" factor for me. I've really been enjoying the boldness of it--it's hitting me with dried fruit sweetness and a bit of pepperiness that reminds me a bit of what I enjoy in red wines. Its been kind of a gateway drug because it's gotten me totally reved up about tea in general and exploring as much as I can.

Now, if you'd asked me this same question tomorrow, I'd be all in raptures about my first oolong experience this afternoon. :)
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 2/27/11 Your Tea of the Month

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '11, 01:59

JenO wrote:As nearly total noob to really, REALLY enjoying tea :)

Welcome to TeaChat and TeaDay JenO!

And thank you for coloring our TeaDay Brandon!

I am going with Organic Sencha 7132 from O-Cha, so different for a sencha. And began the TeaDay with this selection with the Mrs. Next up, Kiwami sencha from Zencha.

And currently day 3 of Pu-OTTI selection #2. Will this pu ever quit???
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