Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?


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It is the end of another month, time to choose your tea of the month. Be sure to share why you picked your tea of the month! 2 votes.

It was black
2
6%
Oolong
5
15%
Green
9
26%
White
1
3%
Pu-erh
3
9%
Other
0
No votes
Bonus, from China
9
26%
Bonus, from Taiwan
0
No votes
Bonus, from Japan
5
15%
Bonus, from India
0
No votes
Bonus, from *Darjeeling*
0
No votes
Bonus, from other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 34

Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Chip » May 31st, '11, 00:30

Greetings TeaFans. Welcome to TeaDay. Please drop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day. Also be sure to vote and discuss the day's topic.

Yesterday we discussed ... games. Please continue to discuss and vote on yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. It is the end of another month, time to choose your tea of the month. Be sure to share why you picked your tea of the month!

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Chip » May 31st, '11, 07:55

... oooops, forgot to move this here last night. :oops: 8) :mrgreen:
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby brlarson » May 31st, '11, 08:42

Master Xu's Rou Gui from Postcard Teas was my fave tea during May; second fave was a sample of Mi Lan dancong from Hojo.

Jing's shui xian this morning.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Drax » May 31st, '11, 08:59

O-cha's Yutaka Midori shincha takes the award for this month, which I will be enjoying yet again this afternoon.

In the meantime, I'll be breaking into a dong ding in an hour or so...
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby auhckw » May 31st, '11, 09:09

It has got to be pu... spent about USD800
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby gasninja » May 31st, '11, 09:24

essence of teas 90s' small yellow label 7532 and 2006 Yan-Ching Hao "Gu Shu Cha Wang'
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Stentor » May 31st, '11, 09:54

Drax wrote:O-cha's Yutaka Midori shincha takes the award for this month, which I will be enjoying yet again this afternoon.


Same. Enjoying it right now!
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby tortoise » May 31st, '11, 10:01

Either Kanro Gyokuro or Gokujo Hojicha from Ippodo.

I guess they are both greens from Japan, which makes voting easy.

This morning, I enjoyed two steeps of Ippodo Shincha which delivers both power and flavor. Definitely a shincha with sinews. :D
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Nenugal » May 31st, '11, 10:13

It was a really hard competition for this tea of the month, with shincha season and all, but the first prize has to go to "Amazing Chinese Best Friend's Parents' Garden Green Tea" from Anhui, China. A wonderful fresh and rich taste, handpicked by my good and generous friend while she were home on spring holiday.

For candidates to next month's tea-of-the-month, I just got a box-full of many different samples of green tea, yancha, tgy and sheng from Gingko's recent Life In Teacup blog sale. In the other corner, I have (soon to be opened) bags of Kirameki and Sencha The Ultimate :mrgreen:
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby artmom » May 31st, '11, 10:14

IPT's Premium TGY because it tastes so good!!!
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby karmaplace » May 31st, '11, 10:23

My tea of the month was an oolong from Miyazaki, baizen. It's flavor reminds me of a few wuyi oolongs I'ved had, but a little fruitier. It's a limited edition, so I need to buy a few more packets and stock up before it's gone!

Today was a tenkei tori matcha in the afternoon and black tea latte before work kind of day.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby JRS22 » May 31st, '11, 10:31

2011 Tai Ping Hou Kui from Jing - amazing dry aroma and delicious steeped flavor!
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Chip » May 31st, '11, 10:49

There were some very good selections, Chinese greens, Japanese greens. But after opening a bag of Yutaka Midori LE from O-C, this was a slam dunk! Having had a few other YM along the way, they all paled by comparison, including one that was almost $10 more per 100 grams! The LE has such deep full bodied flavor!

And the aromas ... :shock:

Began the TD with the same, YM LE with the Mrs! Bangin'!!!
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby Crafty_Mom » May 31st, '11, 13:43

Blacks. Always blacks. I mean, I drink others too, of course, but I drink blacks most often. Must have something to do with being a former coffee fiend.
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Re: Tuesday TeaDay 5/31/11 Tea of the month is ... ?

Postby foodislife16 » May 31st, '11, 14:14

Green tea seems to always be the best way to go for myself. The tranition from hot to to cold tea is an easy transformation with green tea since this month has its hot days and some cold days....lovin that green tea!
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