Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.


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Japan, this has been an ongoing topic under Green Tea, please share your thoughts on the week old tragedy. Poll question, have you been following the catastrophic sequence of events? Please share.

I have been following quite a lot
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60%
I have been following
14
35%
I have followed a little
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5%
I have not followed
0
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Total votes : 40

Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby Skippyandjif » Mar 19th, '11, 22:40

I've been following obsessively. My best friend is studying abroad in Japan this year-- 6 hours away from the epicenter, thankfully-- so I was really scared that something would happen to her. We talk almost every night, so she's assured me by now that nothing's going to happen to her. (She's also my tea buddy! I miss her. :( )

Pu-erh all day and all night. Also, today a couple of friends and I went to a teahouse, and I had some green kukicha. Nom nom nom. :mrgreen:
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby Tadpole » Mar 19th, '11, 23:22

Brandon - what a lovely picture of the single cherry blossom in the cup of green.

I have been following the news announcements about Japan. It may be a lot, relative to those who do not watch the news or turn on the radio as much. I keep hoping something big and promising makes it to the news. Not quite yet, it seems. But it is incredible that those affected are doing their very best, remaining peaceful, helping each other as much as possible. I just wish relief efforts and damage control could be more efficient so the country can celebrate recovery sooner.

Simple tea today, after a looooooong day of an energy healing class. A roasty Taiwan grown tiekuanyin in my trusty 3 oz porcelain gaiwan, decanted into a 2.5 oz demitasse. Nuts keep you full when you're too tired to cook dinner (note to self: keep bags of nuts in the fridge for emergency preparedess).
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby Xell » Mar 19th, '11, 23:52

Took a photo of sakura tree near our house, i was told it's a bit different kind, than usual one. Main huge tree is still without blossoms.

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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby Chip » Mar 20th, '11, 01:15

Thanks for coloring our TeaDay Xell and Victoria.

Finishing the TD with SLT. :mrgreen:
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby tortoise » Mar 20th, '11, 10:11

I'm having a big hagi cup of pindong oolong from houde. Wood and fruit.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby artmom » Mar 20th, '11, 10:59

As I am pretty well homebound, I have been watching the coverage quite intensely. Trying to watch and read online as many different sources as possible; as usual, the US press loves to try to be as sensational as possible.

Granddaughter Samantha continues packing for her move there on April 5. She will be living and working in Chiba prefecture, southeast of Tokyo.

No tea yet today.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby Chip » Mar 20th, '11, 16:47

Somehow the first day of Spring almost went forgotten here ... so,

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!
WOOOHOOOO!

Began Spring's first TD with a new opening of Organic sencha from Rishi with the Mrs. This is certainly a fine more asa selection!

Almost 5 and no second tea yet ...
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby FaithCaitlin » Mar 20th, '11, 17:44

Hello all- newbie here jumping in on the discussion.

I have been following the tragic situation in Japan from day one. Japan is such a wonderful country and it's heartbreaking to read about what's happening. While the environmental disasters are bad enough, the pending nuclear situation is quite upsetting. My thoughts and prayers are with Japan and it's people.

As far as my tea for today, I had a cup of oolong from my local greenmarket vendor. It was delicious!
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby debunix » Mar 20th, '11, 21:46

From yesterday, starting the teaDay with a tasting of several Alishan high mountain oolongs from Norbu:

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Today, drinking more of the Alishan oolongs, because they were so good yesterday.
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Re: Weekend TeaDays 3/19-20/11 JAPAN.

Postby Chasm » Mar 28th, '11, 07:52

Xell wrote:Took a photo of sakura tree near our house, i was told it's a bit different kind, than usual one. Main huge tree is still without blossoms.

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Oh, how lovely. We're still a solid month away from prunus blooms where I live.
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