Monday, TeaDay>>> 3/24/08


BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

Today is Roy Bus' turn, Rooibus that is...have you had the other Red Tea?

Yes, I have Rooibus several times a day virtually every day
3
6%
Yes, I have Rooibus almost everyday
5
11%
Yes, I have Rooibus more days than not
4
9%
Yes, I have have Rooibus occasionally or rarely
17
36%
Yes, i have have tried Rooibus
10
21%
No, but I would certainly like to try Rooibus
5
11%
No, never tried it and do not plan to either
2
4%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 47

Postby Space Samurai » Mar 24th, '08, 16:41

My pot has arrived, and now I am drinking some roasted TGY from just4tea.
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Postby RussianSoul » Mar 24th, '08, 17:16

I drink Rooibos occasionally. When I do, it's in the evening when I want a cup of something and cannot take caffeine too close to the bedtime. It is usually Rooibos mixed with some fruit and berries, something that ended up in my collection because a friend gave it to me - I have not bought any myself. It is not my favorite drink. Maybe I have not yet found a Rooibos or a Rooibos blend that suites me.

I am having a lovely tea day. Had 3 steeps of Golden Monkey before noon. Then went to visit a friend who is also a tea person. There we had 3 steeps of Sencha Fukamushi I brought to share and 2 steeps of Houjicha he had. This was my first tasting of Houjicha and I loved it.

I also brought my Matcha Kaoru from O-Cha with me, but we were so buzzed with caffeine after the first two teas that it wasn't possible to drink Matcha.
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Postby cloudyday » Mar 24th, '08, 17:52

tenuki wrote:
witches brew wrote:
tenuki wrote:Rooibos? I thought this was _tea_ chat, not legume chat.


Biodiversity is important.


True, but I would generally go to 'biodiversity chat' for that. ;P


Well if you want to get specific, using your own criticism, we should call this place Leaf Chat. Considering a tea can be of any infusible organic substance, most usually from a plant of some kind (though there's also mushroom tea...I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're into that sort of thing).
Silly goose.

Anyways, I don't mind rooibos. I have it every once and a while, usually if I don't want caffeine messing with my ability to fall asleep easily.
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 24th, '08, 17:56

cloudyday wrote:...we should call this place Leaf Chat.


What about kukicha/karigane and houjicha? :twisted:

"InfusableOrganicSubstanceBeverageChat.com" has a nice ring to it...

Back on the topic at hand, no, I've never tried rooibos. I probably will at some point, but it's not high on my to-do list.
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 24th, '08, 18:46

Rooibos by itself tastes okay, kind of neutral. I guess that's why it is used for so many fruity blends, but those kind of concoctions just aren't my kind of thing.

Drinking some medium roasted tgy from Taiwan now.
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Postby tenuki » Mar 24th, '08, 19:05

cloudyday wrote:
tenuki wrote:
witches brew wrote:
tenuki wrote:Rooibos? I thought this was _tea_ chat, not legume chat.


Biodiversity is important.


True, but I would generally go to 'biodiversity chat' for that. ;P


Well if you want to get specific, using your own criticism, we should call this place Leaf Chat. Considering a tea can be of any infusible organic substance, most usually from a plant of some kind (though there's also mushroom tea...I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're into that sort of thing).
Silly goose.

Anyways, I don't mind rooibos. I have it every once and a while, usually if I don't want caffeine messing with my ability to fall asleep easily.


Well, if you want to dig down into tertiary meanings we have to include cattle¹, so now we are stuck with hot infusion chat, which sounds like some sort of new age group sex therapy or a Chick Corea fan club. No thank you. I prefer to think of tea as stuff that has to do with Camellia Sinensis, it saves me from beef tea².

'My criticism' is that I prefer to call tea after the plant, rather than any hot beverage created via infusion. So no, using my criticism would produce 'tea chat', nothing more nothing less. :roll:

[1] American Heritage Dictionary
[2] Beef Tea

( Lest anyone be confused, this is all good natured joking and a bit of a long standing one on teachat between me and myself mostly. :) )
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Postby tenuki » Mar 24th, '08, 19:35

the 90s select aged Nantou Oolong I started the day with has finally run out. Yum, gonna try even more leaves next time. Now on to a FLT 'farmers choice' Baozhong.
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 24th, '08, 19:35

scruffmcgruff wrote:"InfusableOrganicSubstanceBeverageChat.com" has a nice ring to it...


Does this mean that when Chip or Mary are at a party, they have to tell people that they are moderators for an InfusableOrganicSubstanceBeverageChat web site?? :lol:
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 24th, '08, 20:18

Teasweetie wrote:...when Chip or Mary are at a party...


Good thing that won't ever happen, then! :twisted:
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Postby JM » Mar 24th, '08, 20:40

augie wrote:
JM wrote:The last month I've had Rooibos every day, hot and on ice.

Iced Roooibos? I have never thought about icing it down. hmmmm

How many here ice their rooibos? I'm not wild about all the floaties either, don't want them mixed with cubes. :-P


I normally use 5 or 6 of the vanilla Rooibos bags and steep them for 30 or 40 mins. in 6-8 cups of boiling water, three tablespoons of honey and stick it in the fridge. If I pour it over ice I'll steep a cup or so for 10 or 15 min. with a spoon of honey and pour it over ice.

When I drink it hot I like plain Rooibos with the bag in until it's gone, no honey.
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Postby Chip » Mar 24th, '08, 21:22

Do I need to remind everyone to play nice? :D Remember, Mary gets "delete happy" at times. :wink:

I am drinking the last of this batch of home pan fired Daily Sencha. I will extend this little experiment to a few other Japanese teas as well. I have liked the results and am learning as I go.

TeaScience should have been offered in school.
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 24th, '08, 21:33

Drinking some charcoal raoasted tung ting now.
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Postby Chip » Mar 24th, '08, 22:00

Is that all you are going to tell us, Space? Tell us a litle bit about your new roasted Oolongs that you have tried today!!! :idea:
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Mar 24th, '08, 22:18

I am ending my Tea Day with some Provence Rooibos from Enjoying Tea. It is a combination of Rooibos, rosehips, dried black and red currants, rose petals, lavender, raisins, and dried blueberries. The flavor comes across as expected with a dominant berry taste with pleasant floral notes. This is the second time I have tried it so I still haven't figured out how much I like it yet, but it seems like good blend.
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 24th, '08, 22:45

Chip wrote:Is that all you are going to tell us, Space? Tell us a litle bit about your new roasted Oolongs that you have tried today!!! :idea:


Well...the roasted tgy from just4tea is my favorite, the one I've mentioned here before. The second was a medium roasted from Rishi that came with my pot. Thea aroma was extraordinary and complex, but the brew is average. The tung ting is interesting and has nuances I don't usually find in roasted oolong.

Now I'm going to compare powdered sench and matcha next toe each other.
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