tuesday, TEADAY, 4/01/08


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

I have just received a report from the USDA from a tea importer friend of mine. All tea imports from China are to be placed in quarantine for at least 6 months. Will this cause you to switch to Japanese teas?

I already drink almost exclusively Japanese green tea
15
31%
Yes, I will finally make the switch to Japanese green teas
5
10%
No, I will not make the switch, I will hoard Chinese teas and wait out the quarrantine
12
24%
No, I would sooner drink lawn clipping brew
4
8%
I am shocked and have no idea what I will do...or Other
13
27%
 
Total votes : 49

Postby Wesli » Apr 1st, '08, 15:20

So that's why my last cup of dragonwell made me grow an extra arm. :cry:
User avatar
Wesli
 
Posts: 1611
Joined: Jun 8th, '0
Location: 3161 A.D.

Postby Victoria » Apr 1st, '08, 15:52

Having the second steep of the last of my UNTAINTED Oolong #18 from Adagio.

Has anyone heard if the embargo will be tying up the Taiwan imports as well?
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 15:54

Wesli wrote:So that's why my last cup of dragonwell made me grow an extra arm. :cry:


Mine gave me a natural "glow" :mrgreen:
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22091
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby scruffmcgruff » Apr 1st, '08, 15:58

Victoria wrote:Has anyone heard if the embargo will be tying up the Taiwan imports as well?


Well, let's be honest here-- this talk of tainted Chinese tea is hogwash. We all know the real reason for the embargo is to keep products of the evil red menace from corrupting the youth of our nation!
User avatar
scruffmcgruff
 
Posts: 1665
Joined: Jan 11th, '
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Postby Victoria » Apr 1st, '08, 16:13

Scruff, no link? I was expecting a link so I could read up on the evil red menace
:wink:
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Postby CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 16:33

Ladybugs?? :twisted:
User avatar
CynTEAa
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Aug 21st, '
Location: Connecticut

Postby Terrasi » Apr 1st, '08, 16:50

It took me 12 hours to suddenly realize it was an april fools joke. I bought over 600$ in chinese teas to stock up. I sold my car!
User avatar
Terrasi
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Mar 10th, '
Location: N. Colorado

Postby olivierco » Apr 1st, '08, 16:50

A Dong Ding to close the day.
I know, I know, I shouldn't have drunken it and I should have saved it to resell it in a few months when the prices of chinese teas will surpass gold prices...
User avatar
olivierco
 
Posts: 3375
Joined: Feb 8th, '0
Location: France

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 17:03

This report from an adagio unnamed insider...adagio has dumped all their Chinese teas into Love Canal...their own little Jersey Tea Partee...

Fukamushi Superior so far...that is it. I will correct this right away.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22091
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 17:52

WE can neither confirm nor deny... 8)
User avatar
CynTEAa
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Aug 21st, '
Location: Connecticut

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 18:06

CynTEAa wrote:WE can neither confirm nor deny... 8)


...hmmm, not what you told me earlier...next you will say you have no recollection of our "meeting." 8)

Guricha in my cup now. This is one of 4 I got from Pentox and my fav of the 4 FTW. But at the end of the day...it is just Guri.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22091
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 18:29

Meeting?? Are you sure that's sencha you are steeping? :wink:
User avatar
CynTEAa
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Aug 21st, '
Location: Connecticut

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 18:33

CynTEAa wrote:Meeting?? Are you sure that's sencha you are steeping? :wink:


I am a step ahead of your cover up...I am drinking Guricha, not sencha...per se. :lol:
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22091
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby Salsero » Apr 1st, '08, 21:45

Victoria wrote:I love greens in case you did not already know that. I drink them almost all the time. I love the freshness of the aroma and the flavor. Sometimes I like their intensity...other times I like their subtlety.
Well, I am glad to see that at least ONE person here is making sense today!
User avatar
Salsero
 
Posts: 5214
Joined: Dec 21st, '
Location: Gainesville, Florida

Postby greenisgood » Apr 1st, '08, 23:13

I actually believed this for a second...would've had to buy all of my oolong from the bourgeoisie in the "Republic of China"...and just when I was about to buy some Da Hong Pao. But really I would've switched to some of that Real good CTC from Argentina or Kenya ...April Fool's!

I have been in kind of a tea slump today, but I had "to go cup" from a local tea shop of Oriental Beauty oolong which was kind of like a Darjeeling (I don't really like oolongs that taste just like lighter Indian black teas, I might as well just have the real thing.) And I'm trying to salvage the day with some o-cha guri which I am a big fan of despite its seemingly mixed reception. I think its the one of the sweetest japanese teas I've ever had.
User avatar
greenisgood
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Sep 2nd, '0

PreviousNext

Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation