Tuesday TeaDay 4/5/11 Sweet in tea?


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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Generally how much SWEET is acceptable? Generally, how much is too much? Please answer as best you can.

I like a good deal of SWEET in my tea, rarely is it too much
7
22%
I like a balanced level of sweetness, it can be too much when imbalanced relative to other flavors
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53%
Very little sweetness please, not much can be too much
7
22%
None preferred, no tolerance for sweetness in my tea
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3%
Other
0
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Total votes : 32

Re: Tuesday TeaDay 4/5/11 Sweet in tea?

Postby NOESIS » Apr 5th, '11, 21:06

It has to be balanced sweetness to make a tea interesting for me. Probably why I don't often get excited by the rather bland sweetness of many hongcha.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 4/5/11 Sweet in tea?

Postby entropyembrace » Apr 5th, '11, 21:18

As far as unflavoured teas go it´s pretty hard to find one thats actually too sweet...but sometimes teas made entirely from young buds have a lot of sweetness and no astringency or bitterness and I find I don´t like the mouthfeel of those.

teaday today started with Umami Chaya 7132 in my new mogake shiboridashi :mrgreen:

Now I´m having a bit of Euro Té`s Pu-erh Tropic....it´s a nice clean shu with slices of dried mango :)
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 4/5/11 Sweet in tea?

Postby Chip » Apr 6th, '11, 01:00

entropyembrace wrote:teaday today started with Umami Chaya 7132 in my new mogake shiboridashi :mrgreen:

STOP ... THIEF! :twisted:

TD continued with YM from ... coincidently Umami Chaya. Finishing with Ali Shan from Adagio.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 4/5/11 Sweet in tea?

Postby JBaymore » Apr 6th, '11, 08:43

The only time I like sweetness in tea is when I am sick and usiong tea with honey as a treatment for a sore throat.

best,

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