SunDay...TeaDay, 3/16/08


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To eat or not to eat...that is the question. Do you eat when You drink TEA?

Yes, I eat anything and everything regularly with tea.
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18%
Yes, think English Tea Time like snacks.
4
9%
Yes, sushi style foods or other Asain style fair.
1
2%
Yes, I often snack American style while I drink tea.
2
5%
Yes, I might occassionally nibble on something.
13
30%
Very rarely...maybe.
13
30%
Nope, never.
3
7%
 
Total votes : 44

Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 16th, '08, 11:34

Usually, if I happen to be drinking tea and eating at the same time, it's genmaicha (ugh-- sorry Ed) and Japanese food or cheapo oolong and Chinese food. I don't make a conscious effort of it though, I just drink what they give me.
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Postby Victoria » Mar 16th, '08, 11:56

I have tea throughout the day and sometimes food comes along. Most often I enjoy tea alone.

My breakfast blend this morning.

Have a nice day all!
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Mar 16th, '08, 13:39

I eat with tea in only two cases:

1. Breakfast
2. Chinese restaurants

Other than that, I like tea solo.

I just spent an hour and a half of my life that I'll never get back filing my tax returns and am consoling myself with a big cup of Twinings Prince of Wales. Twinings doesn't get a lot of props in serious tea circles, but I really like this particular blend (of unspecified Chinese teas) and almost always have a tin of the loose stuff in my cupboard.
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Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '08, 14:09

Home, lightly roasted sencha is in my cup...6 steeps. I must say, this is very enjoyable. The mild "barley" and sencha flavors and aromas go well together.

Eating...if I am having a good sencha, I might nibble on something sweet like a small piece of dark chocolate. I talked to a CS persona at Ipoddo and she told me it is pretty popular or common to eat a sweet with tea. Of course this is popular with matcha.

If I am eating a meal, I am not going to waste a really good tea. I might sip of something that will stand up to it...but even then it is rare. I am not really into pairing foods and teas. I actually drink more tea when I eat out.
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Postby Wesli » Mar 16th, '08, 14:13

Oberto Teriyake Turkey Jerkey + Young Sheng.

Wow do those two go together or what.

Finished up the morning with some 2nd flush guricha. Powdering up the sencha for tea at work.
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Postby jogrebe » Mar 16th, '08, 14:13

Very rarely...maybe. as in having to get something to eat when having tea. Meals are a different story but then the tea can not be blamed on the food.
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Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '08, 17:11

Gokose Karairicha for my second tea of the day...not a bad guricha. I have had better. Still it is enjoyable.
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Postby Victoria » Mar 16th, '08, 18:46

Oh lookie what we have here:
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Long Juan - TQY from Jing Tea in my new Bodum cup
MMMMMMMM
Is it that good??? You have to ask??
Last edited by Victoria on Mar 16th, '08, 19:25, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby hop_goblin » Mar 16th, '08, 19:24

The only tea I eat with is are my Assams in the morn. Other than that, my teas seem to expensive to have their taste mingle with other flavors. Although, I must admit that I do generally eat something prior before delving into some of the more younger puerhs but usually 30 min before hand and never at my gongfu station.
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Postby chmmlhpfl » Mar 16th, '08, 19:25

Started the day with
Irish Breakfast (from local tea shop), then had
Lipton lemon herbal tea, then
Tetley white tea (in round tea bag), then
Silver White Needle (from same local tea shop), now enjoying
Formosa oolong (from other local tea shop).

Later will have chamomile only for the rest of the evening.
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 16th, '08, 19:32

Victoria wrote:Oh lookie what we have here:
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Long Juan - TQY from Jing Tea in my new Bodum cup
MMMMMMMM
Is it that good??? You have to ask??


Ooh! I bet that tea tastes as good as it looks. I love looking at the brewed liquid color out of the glass mugs. Very nice. So, do the bodum double-wall glass cups retain heat well?

This afternoon I had Tazo of Tea's Zen--one of the few bagged teas I like. It's a spearmint and lemongrass blend. I really want more tea but I am just too tired to brew it. Perhaps I'll make a rooibos shortly, maybe chocolate mint.
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Postby Victoria » Mar 16th, '08, 19:42

Thanks, yes I like glass for that reason - to really enjoy the color as well as the aroma and taste. Yes the double wall helps with heat retention, and of course it is cooler to the touch. I love the Jumbo cups from Adagio, but with that big size cup and the little handle they become unwieldy sometimes and hard to manage. Especially when carrying up stairs.
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Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '08, 19:50

The liquor is ...so clear. It looks ....sweet...is it?
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Postby Victoria » Mar 16th, '08, 19:58

Yeah, it is sweet and a very lightly roasted TQY.
The color at first was very pale green then began to deepen as the leaves unfurled.
I'm loving it.
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Postby augie » Mar 16th, '08, 21:16

It's not as nice a picture as Victoria's. But Happy St. Patricks day everybody. No matter when you've chosen to celebrate:
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I'm having trouble adjusting the heat on my Big Green Egg. This was a little overcooked, but edible. We also enjoyed corn on the cob and sweet potatoes.
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