Finally Friday TeaDay, 2/15/08


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Did you ever spend so much time during the day drinking tea, that you skipped a meal or forgot to eat?

Yes, happens all the time, Tea is mandatory, food is optional
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14%
Yes, occasionally
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26%
Yes, but very rarely
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21%
No
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37%
Never happens because I eat the tea leaves after brewing : )
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2%
 
Total votes : 43

Postby Ladytiger » Feb 15th, '08, 17:21

I'm taking a break from the strang world of oolong and went back to the blacks, Russian Caravan to be excate.
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Postby Chip » Feb 15th, '08, 19:14

Cinnamonkitty wrote:I have a tendency to get distracted and forget to eat if I am not overly hungry. Tea makes that worse occasionally.


Okgetting caught up on all the posts today...lots of great tea was sipped by all, now I must catch up on my tea consumption as well.

Yes, Cinnamonkitty...this is me to a TEA. Happens all the time.

And like you said, TEA can make it worse. I can get so into a tea, that I can forget to eat.

So this morning, I had that Japanese black...just one steep. I might resteep that later.

Just got around to eating an hour or so ago (case and point). AND, am having sencha...ahhh, man, sencha deprivation makes it even better. Drinking Takumi from Yame. I will not hesitate to start another tea as soon as I finish this one.
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Postby Chip » Feb 15th, '08, 19:16

Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:About to mix some guri, sencha, and matcha. sounds good, right?


Definately!!!!!!!!!!! I would join you and match your blend, but no Guri here. One week and I will have the newest Guri to hit the shores of the USA.
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Postby Chip » Feb 15th, '08, 19:20

Newbee2Tea wrote:Hehe. Who was the wiseBLEEP who voted that he/she eats the tea leaves after brewing? (Newbee ponders...how many calories are in tea leaves and is there any protein? Hmm. ) :wink:


I would bet it was Fukamushi DynasTEA
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Postby tenuki » Feb 15th, '08, 20:07

formosa gao shan cha. as usual.
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Postby JT » Feb 15th, '08, 20:20

I have to eat something before or during my tea sessions otherwise it upsets my stomach. I usually eat a few animal crackers with my tea to keep my stomach acid in check.

Teas for today.
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Postby jogrebe » Feb 15th, '08, 21:13

So you mean to tell me that English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast are not considered a complete breakfast?
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 15th, '08, 21:20

Mocha Wheels wrote:
jogrebe wrote:So you mean to tell me that English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast are not considered a complete breakfast?


lol add a tea scone and it would be!

They're not? I've been tricked!
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Feb 15th, '08, 22:12

So after a fun 3 hour drive home from school, I ended up at the Teaosk and tried the TQY oolong. It was not bad, but I was not impressed with the leaf quality. They looked all broken up into small pieces. The tea was nice enough though.

After I got home, I opened my package from Den's. The yutori kyusu is awesome. I christened it with guricha. I've gotten through four steeps so far and am thoroughly impressed by both.
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Postby Chip » Feb 15th, '08, 22:42

MMMMM, Guricha!!! Is this your first time trying the Guricha?

5 steeps is optimal for me with guricha.
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Postby caradrake » Feb 15th, '08, 23:03

I had a few cups of spearmint and chamomile throughout the day, and am finishing the evening with some rooibos. Very interesting combination of flavors. It reminds me of something, but I can't think what.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Feb 15th, '08, 23:50

Chip wrote:MMMMM, Guricha!!! Is this your first time trying the Guricha?


Yep. Guricha is definitely moving into the favorites category after the first try of it. It had this nice sweet but tangy taste to it with a very light astringency. You were right about the steeps. After the fifth steep, which was light and sweet with barely any flavor beyond that, it did not seem worth it to try for more. I guess there is always tomorrow.
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Postby Salsero » Feb 16th, '08, 01:50

It is just so wonderful reading about everybody's tea day. Jogrebe's little misunderstanding about the nutritional value of English Breakfast, Cinnamonkitty's long drive home to the brand new yutori kyusu & pot of Guri, osadczuk's busy days with 3 small children, and all the other great stories. Six months ago I don't think we would have had so much mention of really premium Chinese and Japanese green tea.

No green for me though today (unless you count young sheng puerh). I started the day with shu, moved to dedicating an oversized yixing pot to Assam (something I never would have considered without a gentle nudge from Proinsias and Alesh), and ended with a light, young, raw puerh. I'm beginning to wonder if tea isn't maybe the best part of some of the more mundane days in our lives. And reflecting a bit on each tea day for this thread seems to reinforce that impression and give me a chance to relive those little pleasures.
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Postby Space Samurai » Feb 16th, '08, 02:08

Some Golden Yunnan from Rishi, followed quickly by 4 cups of Chiyo Mukashi--its getting better--and now I'm having sone shupu.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 16th, '08, 02:37

I thought of just naming the mountain from now on and leaving out the rest since all of you know by now what I usually drink. I could just be like...

'Li'

or

'A Li'

or occasionally (but not this season )

'Lin Xi'

so...
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