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The itsy bitsy spider went in the teapot spout. Out poured the tea, and washed the spider out. Fun topic, what would you do, one of your fave teas-, scoop out the spider and sip away?

Absolutely sip away, leaving the spider in the brew for added interest
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10%
Absolutely, sip away, sans spider
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52%
I might still sip
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10%
Are you kidding me, pour away tea and leaves and start all over
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16%
After passing out, remove pot, cup with a ten foot pole!
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3%
Call the TeaPolice for emergency assistance
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6%
Other
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3%
 
Total votes : 31

Sunday/Monday teaDay 4/24-25/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Chip » Apr 23rd, '11, 22:52

Greetings everyone. Happy Easter to those celebrating!

Please stop in and share what is in your cup today, throughout the day. Also please answer the topic of the day!

Friday/Saturday we discussed inanimate passions besides TEA? You can still vote and discuss this topic!

The itsy bitsy spider went in the teapot spout. Out poured the tea, and washed the spider out. Fun topic, what would you do, one of your fave teas, scoop out the spider and sip away?

What about in general, some "added element" to your brew, what to do?


We are all looking forward to sharing this Teaday with everyone ... and the little spider too! Bottoms up.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby karmaplace » Apr 24th, '11, 02:27

I grew up with a younger brother. I have a cat. I have long hair. I'm quite used to occasionally finding not-so-pleasant additions to my beverages or food. As long as I'm pretty sure the spider is not dangerously venomous, I'll pick it out and sip away. I'd probably be more upset over the death of the spider than of my tea being soiled; I was the little girl who would run to scoop up and release insects outside when the other students would start screaming and trying to stomp them. 8)

"Extra bold" chai today with milk and honey. No unwanted additives. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Xell » Apr 24th, '11, 02:48

I don't mind drinking it. But spider has to get out, his job is to catch those annoying flies :D

btw, spiders finally starting to appear again in house, they are big... up to 10-12cm with legs :D Good thing, they hunt only at night and without spider web.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Nenugal » Apr 24th, '11, 04:14

Eh, no more drinking directly from the spout of my yixing pot now that the spider season is starting :shock:

Nonpareil TGY from Dragon Tea House this morning. In a cup. :roll:
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Marco » Apr 24th, '11, 10:19

Wring out the spider first and then sip away :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thats why we flashrinse the tea first ;)

Having my last bit of my Aiya Premium Gyokuro - nice tea but the brewing instructions on the back of the can make me shiver.
Had a 09 7262 Shu sample in the morning. Thinking about Matcha and some Oolong later on.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby JRS22 » Apr 24th, '11, 14:30

I would probably put down my teapot, leave the kitchen, and not return until someone else moved the spider off the premises - it's an irrational but deepseated fear.

Den's Suimei gyokuro this morning. As I improve my brewing technique I'm enjoying this tea more and more. I have 2 more upscale gyokuros from O-Cha unopened and in the closet to move onto when I've finished "practicing" on the Suimei. I bought the shiboridashi set from O-Cha and I'm learning to use that. Having a water cooler (yuzamashi?) and appropriately sized cups is helping with the pre-heating process and with scaling the quantity of tea to the quantity of water.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '11, 15:50

Wellll, given I definately want to try eating spiders per travel channel shows ... I would still drink the tea. The mrs. would not join me however!!! Sooo, I will stick spiders in the spouts so I get more tea!!!!!!!! :twisted:

Amazingly this has never happened to me, given this old stone house has more that its share of spiders, including occasional humungous wolf spiders.

Began the TD with the last session of Aoi asa from the O-C with the Mrs. Next up, a Ureshino Guricha from Xell, nicely veggie! Yum.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby brandon » Apr 24th, '11, 15:50

Brew the spider...
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '11, 15:52

brandon wrote:Brew the spider...

I think they are better fried!!! :P Yummmm.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby debunix » Apr 24th, '11, 16:36

If the water was not too hot, would hope to quickly rescue spider and see if it can be revived, but unless I was brewing gyokuro, I'd presume poor spidey is cooked. So....if the tea was really precious and water was hot, would drink the tea anyway; if the tea was not so precious, and the water not so hot (a basic gyokuro brewed at 150, say, not really hot enough to sterilize things), I might dump that infusion.

I have long been the one in the house who was called to rescue and relocate spiders under threat of the death penalty from spiderphobic housemates.

Today, no spiders in my tea. I started out with a very nice session with Dens Shin-ryoku sencha, and then enjoyed some Silver Dragon from Wing Hop Fung, and am now trying to settle in to some serious paperwork (yuck!) with something in a puerh. Haven't decided sheng or shu yet. Hmmmm....
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby LeafyQ » Apr 24th, '11, 17:48

Eek. Even though I grew up in a country house with a lot of buggy friends, they still terrify me! So the spider and tea would both be gone, if I had the courage.

I had iced green tea to get me through the hot morning until my AC got things a little more pleasant (since someone turned it off last night! :evil:). Drinking pineapple kona now.
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Re: Sunday teaDay 4/24/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '11, 20:04

Welcome to TeaChat/TeaDay LeafyQ!

TD continues with another go at the Yame fuka from Xell ... yum! A yummy great TD!
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Re: Sunday/Monday TeaDay 4/24-25/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '11, 20:07

BTW, in case I do not return this evening/tonight, please continue into Monday to discuss this topic, share what is in your cup ... or discuss whatever! :idea: :mrgreen:
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Re: Sunday/Monday teaDay 4/24-25/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby IPT » Apr 24th, '11, 21:28

I would just scoop the spider out and put him somewhere where he could dry and then continue with my tea.
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Re: Sunday/Monday teaDay 4/24-25/11 Itsy bitsy spider ...

Postby Crafty_Mom » Apr 24th, '11, 23:10

Funny story. Every morning I give my tea kettle a REALLY good rinse because I'm terrified there may be a spider in there. We have our share of venomous spiders down here, so this is uber important to me. I want to make dang sure the thing is spider-free. However, even as I do this, I never *actually* expect there to be a spider in there. I figure it is just one of my... quirks.

One morning, while rinsing out my kettle, a decent sized spider fell out. :? I hate when life verifies my fears.
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