Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?


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This Weekends TeaPoll and discussion topic. John Baymore asks, "Which is the worse 'sin'? Using teabags or drinking coffee?" Please be sure to share with us.

Teabags
17
41%
Coffee
8
20%
Both
3
7%
Neither
13
32%
 
Total votes : 41

Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '11, 03:53

Greeting everyone and welcome to a Weekend edition of TeaDay. Please drop by often and share what is in your cup!

Thursday and Friday we discussed tea purchase reductions in anticipation for the new harvests. You can stil vote and discuss this topic!

This Weekends TeaPoll and discussion topic. John Baymore asks, "Which is the worse 'sin'? Using teabags or drinking coffee?" Please be sure to share with us.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaWeekend with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 5th, '11, 04:24

teabags are a sin

coffee is delicious! :mrgreen:
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 5th, '11, 08:14

Decent Coffee is wonderful
Instant Coffee is Blasphemy


Teabags are wonderful on top of a mountain in Snow and Ice.

This morning a good quality Da Wu Ye from Imen in my Gisui Tokoname
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby David R. » Mar 5th, '11, 10:57

I stopped coffee the day I decided to stop smoking, but good coffee is real treat.

Presently Imen's Ye Lai Xiang Fall 2009 in my Chao Zhou teapot.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby tortoise » Mar 5th, '11, 11:43

Oh...I guess neither one. I do think coffee has more potential to be something truly amazing than bags of tea.

I'm having a mystery tea this morning and asking for help with it in another thread:
http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=15238
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby IPT » Mar 5th, '11, 12:24

I think both are sins and the tea police should get involved!
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby Windy_city_teac... » Mar 5th, '11, 13:21

I believe in keeping an open mind. Raise a cup of what makes you smile no matter what the beverage is! :D

Cheers!
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '11, 13:40

Windy_City_TeaCup wrote:I believe in keeping an open mind. Raise a cup of what makes you smile no matter what the beverage is! :D

So you are saying ... drink what you like and like what you drink? :mrgreen: Still, the biggest sin is teabag tea, not necessarily drinking it. It is almost a crime what they are putting in most bags. And most people drink teabag tea out of ignorance of what tea can be beyond the bag.

But if someone loves their Lipton, power to them. Not me however. :mrgreen:

Began the TD with The last of Hosen from Ippodo blended with Musashi from O-Cha with the Mrs. Good stuff! :mrgreen:
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby Nenugal » Mar 5th, '11, 13:57

I appreciate a good coffee quite a lot sometimes ... today, however, I drink Bai Hao Yin Zhen (silver needle).
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby Proinsias » Mar 5th, '11, 15:22

As Herb Master mentioned, it depends on the coffee

no tea today
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby debunix » Mar 5th, '11, 16:19

I have to call coffee the bigger evil, mostly because it smells so very very good but then tastes so very very awful. I've also had some really nice tea in bags on occasion, more often herbal tisanes, but not always. I received a bag of Hwang Cha from Hankook as a free sample with purchase some months back, made from a prize-winning batch of their tea, and it was quite lovely stuff. So even though I've had criminally nasty teas in bags, not all tea in bags is nasty, but all coffee is tainted by the bait-and-switch of the sweet smelling but bitter tasting beans.

And this morning, enjoying the last of my Yuuki-cha Honyama sencha. I now only have one pouch of sencha left, will not make it to shincha....
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 5th, '11, 17:06

Herb_Master wrote:Decent Coffee is wonderful
Instant Coffee is Blasphemy




yep...instant "coffee" is as bad as or worse than teabags :?

It´s unfortunate coffee in the english speaking world gets just as abused as tea :cry:
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 5th, '11, 17:32

debunix wrote:I have to call coffee the bigger evil, mostly because it smells so very very good but then tastes so very very awful. I've also had some really nice tea in bags on occasion, more often herbal tisanes, but not always. I received a bag of Hwang Cha from Hankook as a free sample with purchase some months back, made from a prize-winning batch of their tea, and it was quite lovely stuff. So even though I've had criminally nasty teas in bags, not all tea in bags is nasty, but all coffee is tainted by the bait-and-switch of the sweet smelling but bitter tasting beans.


I´m quite far from being bitter-phobic but very bitter coffee, like very bitter tea is a sign of over-extraction...often from bad brewing, bad roasting, bad grinding or all three.

And like tea some coffee is more bitter than others...but I suspect you might be able to enjoy a light-moderate roast brewed with the pour-over technique.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby laura99 » Mar 5th, '11, 18:14

Hmm, this is a hard one. It would depend on the tea bags and the coffee! Like the coffee they have at my work, that is a big sin! But brewed from fresh beans may be nice once in a while. While I was on vacation last year I did have some tea from tea bags. That is the last time I travel without a tea brewing kit!
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/5-6/11 Coffee or TeaBags, oh my?

Postby JBaymore » Mar 5th, '11, 20:50

Interesting spread on the voting on this one.

Not a coffee drinker here.... but the best coffee I have ever tried was in Japan, of all places.

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