Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

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What are the odds you will try a new tea in this new month. Please share of course. A new tea can mean whatever you want it to.

100% certain YES
30
79%
>80% likelihood
3
8%
>60% likelihood
0
No votes
>40% likelihood
3
8%
>20% likelihood
1
3%
0-19% likelihood
1
3%
 
Total votes: 38

Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby laura99 » Mar 1st, '11, 11:29

Most likely no new teas for this month since I had three different orders come in last week, and of course have tried them all at least once already. But I selected >20% since I always seem to come up with an excuse to put in another order from somewhere :)

2010 Winter Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong from Norbu in my cup this morning.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby debunix » Mar 1st, '11, 12:00

Always wish to be disciplined and drink my teas in good order, finish off the old packages, wait to open new ones, but generally I fail miserably in that. I do have quite a few unopened teas, however, as experience has taught how fast some lovely teas can go off when their vacuum or nitrogen flush is disturbed.

Still, by the end of the month, even with no trips to tea shops (very likely) and no new online orders (also very likely), I will probably have opened something new.....so 80%.

But starting the day with Honyama sencha from Yuuki-cha, my first yunomi, and my favorite kyusu. Nothing new there, but plenty of happiness.

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Apropos of a query in a recent TeaDay topic, this shows the genius of the kyusu to me--the side handle fitting the hand and together with thumb on the cool knob, stabilizes the pour without blocking the air hole as happens on many chinese pots where the hole is in the knob. Even this lefty is happy with the right-sided side handle on this pot.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby Chip » Mar 1st, '11, 13:32

Thanks Proinsias for coloring TD! Hope you enjoy the Korean greens!

Thanks debunix for the lovely shot!

I voted 100% likelyhood. I hope to sample 5 new Gyokuro via an OTTI! Beyond this, no specific plans per se, but I am always looking for the opportunity to try something new!

Began the TD with organic Sencha 7132 from O-Cha with the Mrs. ... now less than 1 session left. :(
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 1st, '11, 15:15

This evening

Imen's cheap commercial Big Dark Leaf

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you can tell from the price that the tea was purchased from Imen over 2 years ago when her prices were lower :D



in my new Gisui Tokoname from Hojo

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holds 200ml so I used a larger pitcher, from Se Chen teashop in Kuala Lumpur.

and new Celadon cups from DaHongPao shop in 5 Elements mall, Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby debunix » Mar 1st, '11, 15:33

Very interesting and elegant shape on the pitcher.

And how was the tea?
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby David R. » Mar 1st, '11, 15:44

So, how does the Gisui teapot perform with dan cong ? Have you got an idea of the difference with your Wu Chao Zhou pots ?
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby brlarson » Mar 1st, '11, 17:13

100% certain. I opened the Mandarin's 3 Stamp shui xian this morning. It's a heavy roast with good size and it is practically opaque; this morning's brew had boots on.

I might try some tencha after supper.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby tortoise » Mar 1st, '11, 20:42

Yes. 100% likely. I have some aged oolong en route from hou de which I shall imbibe tomorrow provided I do not perish from the Earth before hand.

Today has been Kagoshima Sencha from H&S, then late afternoon I had a young pu sample from yunnan sourcing...which inspired neither hate or love.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby guitar9876 » Mar 1st, '11, 21:15

100% for sure! Just put in an order for four teas from Norbu I haven't tried yet: Med-Light Roast TGY, Med-Dark TGY, Alishan 1200m, Alishan 1500m, and some Fall Nan Nuo Mao Cha. Gonna be a good tea month! :D
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby iannon » Mar 1st, '11, 21:31

not sure..I have quite a bit of Pu to work thru before ordering some more of that..thanks A! and I wont order sencha til spring...so..unsure..perhaps some new Yancha from somewhere I havent tried..im running low there
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby Skippyandjif » Mar 1st, '11, 22:14

100% certain, for me-- I bought some Korean green tea and some Japanese black tea while I was in NYC over my winter break, and I'm so trying it this month!

Rose congou this afternoon; currently drinking some jasmine sencha.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby karmaplace » Mar 1st, '11, 23:08

It's still Tuesday in some countries, so I figured I'd mention that I tried Adagio's Wuyi Da Hong Pao last (Tuesday) night. It was delicious. I'll need to put in some orders for more Wuyi in the future.

And, I am currently in the process of trying out Adagio's Darjeeling Sungma Summer (#22). I think darjeeling is my favorite black tea so far. :D
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby Chip » Mar 2nd, '11, 02:01

Thank you Herb_Master and Karmaplace for adding more color to our TeaDay!

Musashi from O-Cha was next up followed by the last day of the Pu-OTTI session started ... I forget how many days ago!

Tomorrow (technically today), finally another pu-erh!
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 3/1/11 Odds are ... new tea?

Postby Marco » Mar 6th, '11, 07:48

Month?!
I like to sample and try a new tea every week :)
I am not this fast with it and that is why there are still unopened ones in the house :)
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