Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

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Do you generally plan out your TeaDays TEAs? Or to you choose what to brew based on what suits your fancy at the time? Please share! 2 votes.

I generally plan
0
No votes
I generally partially plan
4
7%
I sometimes plan
7
13%
I hardly ever plan
10
19%
I usually choose at the moment
22
41%
I always brew based on what suits my fancy at the moment
11
20%
Other
0
No votes
 
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Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Chip » Mar 2nd, '11, 02:19

Greetings again TeaFriends and welcome to today's TeaDay. We hope you will drop in to TeaDay and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Do you generally plan out your TeaDays TEAs? Or to you choose what to brew based on what suits your fancy at the time? Please share!

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Nenugal » Mar 2nd, '11, 02:45

I mostly drink what I fancy at the moment, but sometimes I want to finish a tea that has been open for too long, or that has just a little bit left, and add that to my teaday too.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby David R. » Mar 2nd, '11, 03:11

As I like to experiment a lot, for example to try out different parameters or a new tea/teapot combination, I tend to plan. One session gives me the idea for the next one.

But of course sometime, I just drink to have a good time, while enjoying a book or so. In this case, I like to surprise myself.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby IPT » Mar 2nd, '11, 03:31

I basically never plan what I'm going to have on a particular tea day. The only exception would be when I am having guests, then I plan.

Today's tea has been 1992 Xiaguan Tuo, 90's Liubao, Xishan Green Tea, Lishan Gaoshan Wulong, Yixing Hongcha, and 90's Shuixian. So far.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Trey Winston » Mar 2nd, '11, 04:44

I choose in the moment, and generally never plan ahead. But I tend to drink the same tea all day.

Chose some White Peony today.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 2nd, '11, 05:27

I partially plan, a few days at a time, say a few comparisons of the same cultivar from different sources or ages, or the same tea from a variety of brewing vessels - - -

- - - but when that plan completes, or tires, or fails

I choose at random until the next plan suggests itself


but even when a plan is going well old favourites often tap me on the shoulder and jump into the middle of a now failing plan!
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 2nd, '11, 06:45

So far still sticking to yesterday's plan

Cheap DanCong in a variety of Brewing vessels.

Today in my Ba Xian Gaiwan from China Cha Dao

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Seems very similar result to the Gisui Tokoname yesterday.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby IPT » Mar 2nd, '11, 06:50

It certainly looks like you have a thing for the Eight Immortals. Very cool! I like them as well and collect them. Who is your favorite?
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Windy_City_TeaCup » Mar 2nd, '11, 07:47

Unless I receive or purchase a new tea that I'm dying to try, I usually pick based on my taste at the time. You never know what you might be in the mood for. :)

Cheers!
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby karmaplace » Mar 2nd, '11, 09:21

When I have new teas to try, I try to plan for a new one every day or every other day. When I don't have anything new, I go by whatever I'm in the mood for. :D

Today I've had a couple infusions of darjeeling in the afternoon, and a peppermint teabag at work. I'm going to break out the wuyi ensemble with dinner.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby dokpm0 » Mar 2nd, '11, 10:16

I wing it.

Today I started off with a loose leaf Pu-Erh. At the moment my mug contains some Assam Melody.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby artmom » Mar 2nd, '11, 11:09

I hardly ever plan; I usually choose at the moment. :D

No tea yet; but not long now.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 2nd, '11, 11:40

I usually plan each day while working what tea I will have that evening. But for the most part it is rather spontaneous as my mood will often change when I am at the tea table figuring things out.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby tortoise » Mar 2nd, '11, 12:59

Sometimes plan. Usually don't.

Irish Breakfast this morning.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/2/11 TeaPlan, yes or no?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 2nd, '11, 13:30

IPT wrote:It certainly looks like you have a thing for the Eight Immortals. Very cool! I like them as well and collect them. Who is your favorite?


Probably Zhongli Quan (Chung-li Ch’üan)

I have yet to find any English translations of their exploits.
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