Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

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Day 4 of Spring. How will this Spring differ from last Spring ... in terms of TEA. Please share of course! 12 votes possible!

This is my first Spring drinking tea, so lots of changes
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8%
My first "new harvest" Spring
3
4%
I am drinking different types of teas
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14%
I am using much different teaware
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11%
I am brewing much differently
9
12%
My cups are generally bigger
1
1%
My cups are generally smaller
8
11%
My brew vessels have drastically changed
7
9%
My brew vessels have gotten bigger
1
1%
My brew vessels have gotten smaller
9
12%
My brewing style has changed dramatically
6
8%
Other, please share
7
9%
 
Total votes: 76

Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby JBaymore » Mar 23rd, '11, 17:01

Chip wrote:The uncertainty of what is going on in Japan and the even bigger uncertainty of how government agencies like the FDA may react/overreact to the situation has me wondering if Japanese teas will be a scarce commodity this Spring.



I'm wondering if when I return from Japan in June that my usual luggage stuffed with tea will get all ripped apart in US Customs and the stuff confiscated? We'll see.

best,

............john
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby Chip » Mar 23rd, '11, 17:49

JBaymore wrote:
Chip wrote:The uncertainty of what is going on in Japan and the even bigger uncertainty of how government agencies like the FDA may react/overreact to the situation has me wondering if Japanese teas will be a scarce commodity this Spring.



I'm wondering if when I return from Japan in June that my usual luggage stuffed with tea will get all ripped apart in US Customs and the stuff confiscated? We'll see.

Tape it to your body! 8)

But then that would likely set off the metal detectors. :roll:

Have your pottery friends fill some pieces with sencha! :idea:

:mrgreen:

Began the TD with the virtual last of Kaboku from Ippodo, it was excellent ... followed by pretty decent genamicha paired sushi and sashimi with the Mrs.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 23rd, '11, 19:35

Tonight drinking from a Fen Cai porcelain cup

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In the cup Jing Tea Shop's Tie Luo Han

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Might have a wee dram of Single Malt afterwards

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Though Glenlivet is not one of my favourites, so it needs using up :lol:
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby David R. » Mar 23rd, '11, 20:49

Last year I went for gao shan cha for spring harvests. This year, it is going to be japanese greens.

I've learnt so much in a year. I hope it will be the same in 2011 !
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby Xell » Mar 23rd, '11, 23:04

First spring for me, i'm quite exited to try new sencha and gyokuro and compare it to previous season :)
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 23rd, '11, 23:21

Today I´ve been drinking 2004 Xiaguan Bao Yan....continued from yesterday...Mmmmm dark and sweet with just a little bit of bite :mrgreen:
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby Chip » Mar 24th, '11, 01:22

Finishing the day with Organic Sencha from Rishi. Small steeps since sencha is rare here right now ... better a little sencha than no sencha!
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 3/23/11 Springing forward?

Postby brad4419 » Mar 26th, '11, 13:55

I'm going for different this spring. Last year I just stuck with my favorites from the previous year. That worked out fine but was a bit boring, so this year I want to try some new tea. lao cong shui xan and tai ping hou kui top the "to try" list.
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