Fri/Sat/Sun TeaDay 4/15-17/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?


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A member asked, "are you a 'teatotaler' or do you drink alcohol?" Please see today's topic for more info. And of course, please share!

I do not drink alcohol
7
16%
I virtually do not drink alcohol
9
20%
I drink acohol on occasion
11
24%
I drink alcohol
17
38%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 45

Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby tortoise » Apr 16th, '11, 08:50

Happy Birthday, Shangguan.

I'm on this shu again from teamasters. A 90's tuo, I guess. By far the best of only 3 examples I've tried of shu puerh.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby iannon » Apr 16th, '11, 09:51

Wines and beers mostly. Good Red wines, Ports, belgium ales, Hefe's for a refreshing beer
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Mrs. Chip » Apr 16th, '11, 11:37

Chip wrote:Happy Happy Happy 40th Birthday IPT!!!

...ditto!

I do enjoy an occasional wine, but prefer Vodka or Sake late in the evening after work.

However, my beverage of choice is TEA! Had a nice morning sencha with the Mr., along with Shincha, the cat and Pyrit too!

Speaking of Shincha, can hardly wait for the new harvest! 8)
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby JBaymore » Apr 16th, '11, 13:02

Chip wrote:Happy Happy Happy 40th Birthday IPT!!!

We were going to have a cake with 40 burning candles, but it might have burned down TeaChat! :lol:



Happy Birthday!

best,

...........john
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby JBaymore » Apr 16th, '11, 13:03

brandon wrote:No alcohol for me, my vice is buying teaware.

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Here is my latest after a few hours of cleaning.



Nice.

best,

..........john
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby karmaplace » Apr 16th, '11, 13:10

Happy birthday, IPT!

I bought some Jeju orchid flavored green today and tried it out. It smells incredible, and has a really smooth floral taste. I think my only issue with it may be how expensive it is (about $14 for 30g), though I've gotten several infusions out of it.

When I left my cup to brew another infusion, I returned to find this:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

There was no tea in the cup, so I suppose it was just a nice-smelling chin rest for her.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby artmom » Apr 16th, '11, 13:13

JBaymore wrote:
Chip wrote:Happy Happy Happy 40th Birthday IPT!!!

We were going to have a cake with 40 burning candles, but it might have burned down TeaChat! :lol:



Happy Birthday!

best,

...........john


+ 1 ! Many Happy Returns of the Day, youngster!! :D
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Nenugal » Apr 16th, '11, 16:37

Happy birthday, IPT!
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Chip » Apr 16th, '11, 16:50

Great TD as usual. Began with YM Diamond from Umami-Chaya followed by an opening of Kame Gyokuro from the O-C with the Mrs. It has been too long sans good gyokuro.

Might use some wine in cooking tonight. :mrgreen:
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Geekgirl » Apr 16th, '11, 20:01

Wine, good gin, good scotch.

Drinking some Baozhong this afternoon:

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sip here
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Chip » Apr 17th, '11, 01:59

Thank you Brandon, Karmaplace, and Geek for coloring this TD!

Geek, refresh my memory please, who make the cup? Thanks.

Finished the TD with a special TGY from IPT.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Chip » Apr 17th, '11, 02:04

... and this TD will continue on one more day, Sunday. Please continue to discuss the topic, vote, share what is in your cup ... and whatever else strikes your fancy! :mrgreen:
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Re: Friday TeaDay 4/15/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby Proinsias » Apr 17th, '11, 07:32

brlarson wrote:
Proinsias wrote:... Master Matsumoto's supernatural green with a few slices of melon to kick off my teaday, ...


Really??? The one that is pan-fired rather than steamed? What is your general impression of it? Does it have any surprising qualities?

Details please!


I've just opened my second pack, and I'm drinking some just now. I'm still a little confused. It's very nice and does provide something of a middle ground between Chinese and Japanese greens but is a little tough to pin down. It has umami, it has floral. Brewed lightly it is a little more similar to Chinese greens, maybe bi luo chun, but pushed even a little it becomes very obviously Japanese.

The bag I've just opened is a little more twiggy than the last batch but the difference is only noticeable visually. In short I find it an excellent and easy to enjoy green tea but also weird enough to keep it interesting.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby brlarson » Apr 17th, '11, 10:44

Thanks Proinsias. It sounds like it is worth tasting, and its price is reasonable. I will have to pick some up when the new harvest arrives.

Bei Dou No 1 this morning. Kiwami will be up next.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay 4/15-16/11 TeaTotaler on TeaTaxDay?

Postby AdamMY » Apr 17th, '11, 12:27

Enjoying some Mid Day Hong Cha.

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Yummm.
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