Sat/Sun TeaDay 10/8-9/11 Is it enough?


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Is there enough tea in your life these days? Answer this in whatever context you interpret it. Anything goes!

Most definitely
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Yes
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Maybe
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No, I don't believe so
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Most definitely NOT
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Sat/Sun TeaDay 10/8-9/11 Is it enough?

Postby Chip » Oct 8th, '11, 02:05

Welcome everyone to TeaDay. I hope we can all have plenty of tea and can share what is in our cups today, all day.

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

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic ... Is there enough tea in your life these days? Answer this in whatever context you interpret it. Anything goes!

I am most certainly looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone today. Bottoms up.
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby auhckw » Oct 8th, '11, 02:23

I have been drinking many tea marathon sessions which can consist of 10 to 15 types of tea in few hours... but 3 days ago I finally have to admit 'It is enough'.

I thought I had some food before the session, but I guess stomach is not full enough. At the middle of the session, I started to feel uneasy in the stomach. I continued. Few hours later at night, stomach cramps and burning sensation. Feeling cold in the tummy area too. Lasted throughout the night. Woke up in the morning stomach is gassy.

Today is the 4th day, and I am feeling 80% recovered but this is a warning that I should control my tea consumption...
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby boywoodhe » Oct 8th, '11, 06:54

Yes!!! I have enough tea to last me for a very long time and I do drink alot of hot/cold tea everyday. I start the morning with black teas then in afternoon I drink green/oolongs and in the evenings I drink whites sometimes but mostly herbals/caffeine free. Iam drinking black tea at this moment, my signature blend: A.M. Wake-up!
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby debunix » Oct 8th, '11, 10:37

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. This morning, for example, no one is bringing me hot tea in bed, so I am tea-less at a moment when I really should be warming up with tea. But other times, like when I need to take the day's used teawares to the sink for washing before I leave the office, it seems like there is too much tea in my day!

Today, I will strive for just the right amount of tea. Soon. When the sun is up a little higher and it is less painful to be up.
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby Jspigs » Oct 8th, '11, 13:16

I said most definitely not. I always want more tea than I have.
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby AdamMY » Oct 8th, '11, 14:16

I am with Debunix, it honestly depends on the day. With my schedule set up how it is its not rare for me to go a couple of weekdays in a row without having a quality tea session. (Occasionally I manage to sip on something in my office, but its never as enjoyable).
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby twinofmunin » Oct 8th, '11, 17:28

I definitely have enough tea in my possession, but never enough time to drink it. I've given in and brought a kyuusu and a gaiwan to work, which is helping, but even then I don't often get the time to have tea properly, because, well, I do have to do work at work. :P
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby debunix » Oct 8th, '11, 20:29

Some very nice An Ji 'white' tea today, now starting to feel like the day/tea ratio is improving....
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby FlyedPiper » Oct 8th, '11, 21:04

Enough tea for 3 people. Barely enough money for 1. *sigh*

2000 ShuPu and SuiMei gyokuro from Den's today. Ramen noodles for dinner :?

I think my priorities are in order :mrgreen: .
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby gargoylekitty » Oct 9th, '11, 00:08

What I have on hand is running low and I just don't have as much time to just relax and drink as I'd like lately. Hopefully that'll change soon.
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Re: Saturday TeaDay 10/8/11 Is it enough?

Postby Chip » Oct 9th, '11, 02:58

Great Teaday began with a prelim tasting of Kabuse from O-Cha with the Mrs. Next up, Zencha's Takumi ... and lastly Sencha Premier.

I am still trying to figure out what this question meansd to me ... maybe you are too? So yesterday's TeaDay will continue to Sunday.

Please continue to share what is in your cup and discuss yesterday's topic.
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Re: Sat/Sun TeaDay 10/8-9/11 Is it enough?

Postby rhondabee » Oct 9th, '11, 15:00

While I am seem to always be looking at what tea to buy next, right now I have enough tea to last me for at least another month or two. I am hoping I will not have to buy tea again until January.

Today drinking my usual Lishan with a little bit of Da Yu Ling mixed in.
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Re: Sat/Sun TeaDay 10/8-9/11 Is it enough?

Postby debunix » Oct 9th, '11, 15:40

Started the teaDay with the tail end of this pouch of Sayamakaori sencha from Yuuki-cha. I started with a rather unsatisfactory infusion, then sifted the remainder to remove a lot of the fines, and now am enjoying a much more satisfactory final set of infusions. Whew. Even a tea this nice loses something with too many fines at the bottom of the pouch.

Yesterday, in addition to the An Ji 'white' tea from Wing Hop Fung, had a good set of infusions of the Gu Zhu Zi Sun green tea from Norbu, and a 'still not sure how I feel about this one' set of infusions of the Organic Kagoshima Oolong from Yuuki-cha.
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Re: Sat/Sun TeaDay 10/8-9/11 Is it enough?

Postby JRS22 » Oct 9th, '11, 19:01

I feel as if I have "enough" tea in the house. I have this year's harvest of all my favorites from last year, plus some new ones to try. It's a luxurious feeling to have such a variety on hand - some opened, some not. My last craving was for jasmine silver needles, and last week I was able to pick up a tin of Rishi's to try. The jury is still out on the jasmine, which was my first true tea love.

The other way to look at this question is about how much tea i have time to drink, and the answer to that is NO! I only managed 2 sessions today and I'm thinking that I'll have to figure out if the caffeine keeps me up at night. The evening could be prime tea drinking time.
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Re: Sat/Sun TeaDay 10/8-9/11 Is it enough?

Postby Chip » Oct 10th, '11, 00:22

So, I guess I have enough inventory ... almost. But never seems enough in the cup ... or maybe it is wise to always want more versus always filling my cravings.

Began the TD with a tasting of Yame Fukamushi from Xell with the Mrs. Next up, Hachiju Hachiya asamushi from Maiko ... and finishing with Kame Gyokuro from O-Cha.

Great TD ... but one more tea would have been ... great! :mrgreen:
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