Wednesday's TeaDay, 3/19/08


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How much was your most expensive TEA ever? (based on 100grams or 1/4 pound)

$10 or less
5
11%
$20 or less
7
16%
$30 or less
10
23%
$40 or less
2
5%
$50 or less
1
2%
$60 or less
3
7%
$70 or less
4
9%
$80 or less
2
5%
$90 or less
0
No votes
$100 or less
1
2%
More than $100
9
20%
 
Total votes : 44

Wednesday's TeaDay, 3/19/08

Postby Chip » Mar 19th, '08, 01:34

TeaChat got very good marks yesterday. Please check yesterday's poll and topic for results...feel free to vote and/or post as well.

Welcome to TeaDay, please have a cup of tea and share what is in your cup with all of us...or reflect back on your TeaDay if you are visiting later. Fell free to post often. While you are here, check out what everyone else is sipping today

Also, don't forget today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. So, how much was the most expensive tea you ever purchased? Share details if you want, such as what it was, was it worth the money you paid, did you like it, love it...hate it???

OK, TeaChatters, have a wonderful TeaDay!
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 19th, '08, 02:11

Ocha's Matcha Manten, $60 for 30 grams. Only twelve servings makes it $5 for a single 2-4 oz cup. It was wonderful, I wish I could afford it all the time.
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Postby olivierco » Mar 19th, '08, 02:25

Ocha's Matcha Chiyo Mukashi, a little less expensive (about 45$ for 30g so, 150$ per 100g). Not tasted yet.

For non matcha teas:
Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi" 65$ for 100g. Very good gyokuro, but not the best I had.

I am starting the teaday with keemun
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 19th, '08, 02:33

I think matcha will prove to be the most expenisve tea.
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Postby olivierco » Mar 19th, '08, 02:39

Space Samurai wrote:I think matcha will prove to be the most expenisve tea.


Especially if you consider you only get a little less of 100ml of tea and no second infusion.
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Postby omegapd » Mar 19th, '08, 03:08

I guess black teas don't normally get very expensive, huh? I can't remember the most expensive tea I've bought- it was probably some special Darjeeling that caught my eye a few years ago that wasn't good enough (IMO) to keep in the rotation.

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Postby Ron Gilmour » Mar 19th, '08, 03:59

My most expensive tea arrived in the mail yesterday. Sencha Kenjyo from the Tao of Tea at $18/oz. I haven't tried it yet, but I sure hope it's good.
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Postby Trioxin » Mar 19th, '08, 06:57

Probably my Singbulli Silver Tips SFTGFOP1 Darjeeling at a whole $30 per 1/4 pound. Now that I'm about to venture into greens and oolings I'm sure I'll be bumping that up a notch or two.

Tea of the moment: Namring first flush. I still have a whole lot of 2007 Darjeelings to dring up.
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Postby Victoria » Mar 19th, '08, 08:24

Yeah, I gotta go with O-Cha's Manten matcha - pricey but definitely worth it.

In my morning cup - Yunnan Gold - Wow, I love this stuff!

Have a lovely day all!
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 19th, '08, 08:46

I haven't bought any expensive tea--just buying tea from adagio mostly, and samples from dragonwater, dens, teacuppa, etc.

However, I do plan on buying slightly more expensive sencha and gyokuro once I'm through all my samples.

This morning I am drinking raspberry green that my husband bought from Wegmans.

Leaving now to pick up my dog. Planning to quickly brew some sencha for the car ride.
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Postby hop_goblin » Mar 19th, '08, 09:10

I am ashamed to say! But I am sure you will can guess with the prices of Puerh at them moment! :shock:
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Mar 19th, '08, 12:03

The most expensive tea I have purchased was Den's Fukamushi Sencha Maki. It goes for $11 for 56g or about $19.64 for 100g when you do the math. It is an awesome tea, very flavorful with little astringency and definitely worth the price. I ended up making some as my first tea of the day thanks to the poll.
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Postby Wesli » Mar 19th, '08, 13:36

I'm with Hop. Aged pu-erh is a definite money-hole. Probably beats the snot out of matcha prices.
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Postby Pentox » Mar 19th, '08, 14:06

Yeah the top of my ranks is a few matchas that were in the 20-30 range for 20g, followed by Meng Ding Huang Ya (Yellow tea) at 36.00/50g.

So far today i'm drinking a cold brew Uji Gyokuro, delightful taste.
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Postby Chip » Mar 19th, '08, 14:30

I have been trying to think of expensive teas I have purchases over the years, but I don't think I have been too crazy. I almost jumped on the Pu-erh train many times which may have caused me to sell my house and live in my car, but then how would I boil water? I have not gone crazy with matcha either...so far.

I guess a few Long Jings and Gyokuros have been in the 40-60 range. I was looking on the Maiko site, they have some insanely expensive gyokuro.

Drinking the 5th steep of my first tea today! It is a catch all of left over senchas...it is ok, nothing too exciting.

I am going to stay with greens today, a lot of sick people everywhere around me. If I do not get sick, I might write a book, sell miracle tea, and get rich. Ever since I have been drinking mainly Japanese greens, I have not gotten truly sick. I swear the tea has something to do with it.
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