thursday TEADAY, 4/03/08

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A little diversion topic, do you own a Chinese/Asian pet...of the mythological kind. A Chinese Dragon or a pair of Foo Dogs maybe?

Yes, I have many Chinese pets
4
7%
Yes, I have at least one Chinese pet
10
17%
No, but I want a Chinese pet
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14%
No, and I don't want one either
11
19%
No, and what does this have to do with TEA
21
36%
Other
5
8%
 
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Postby Chip » Apr 3rd, '08, 17:39

Having Long Jing...Dragon Well...of course. This tea is an old friend...
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Postby Pentox » Apr 3rd, '08, 17:57

Chip wrote:Having Long Jing...Dragon Well...of course. This tea is an old friend...


I keep having trying dragonwell out and it keeps giving me a headache for some reason. There's just something about it, but I keep getting more to make sure it's not a specific vendor or something. Makes me not a big fan of the stuff.
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Postby daughteroftheKing » Apr 3rd, '08, 18:05

The weekly T@3 ladies had Jasmine #12 with Mint today. Yumm.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 3rd, '08, 18:53

This afternoon, I am enjoying a 2006 Winter Li Shan sample that I got from Victoria. It is not something that I would normally like, but I figured I would try it any ways. It gave me a reason to play with my gaiwan and new tea cup. The tea is very mild and sweet, but I am more entertained by the leaves and the bamboo cup.
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Postby Sydney » Apr 3rd, '08, 19:08

Odds are *something* around here has some Chinese mythological creature on it. No clue, though.
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Postby GalileosDaughter » Apr 3rd, '08, 19:39

Victoria wrote:Hi GD, well I'm probably the only one here that understands your Serge Lutens reference, but I get it. :D I love it when your perfume and tea compliment each other. I'm wearing Montale Ginger Musk today. Not matching but ginger scents are a nice compliment to most tea don't you think?


I do, have you tried 5 o'clock au Gingembre?


[quote="hop_goblin"] LOL I am happy someone saw the humor in it! [\quote]

Gave me a good chuckle! Always nice to start the day.


Well, I've moved on to some Darjeeling ((((Victoria)))). A little Keemun is good--but too much can be, well, too much.
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Postby JM » Apr 3rd, '08, 21:01

My wife owns a pug.
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Postby soapy » Apr 3rd, '08, 21:50

Very interesting question

I think I do....I have a monkey clay pot and also another type with mythical types design on it from a friend who went over to visit her family in Tawain
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 3rd, '08, 23:52

I drank a lot of asamushi sencha today.
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Postby tenuki » Apr 4th, '08, 00:17

JM wrote:My wife owns a pug.


I'm sorry.
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Postby Victoria » Apr 4th, '08, 00:53

GalileosDaughter wrote: I do, have you tried 5 o'clock au Gingembre?

Well, I've moved on to some Darjeeling ((((Victoria)))). A little Keemun is good--but too much can be, well, too much.


No, not tried that one. Or Keemun either.
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Postby TaiPing Hou Kui » Apr 4th, '08, 00:56

I have yet to find one that I like....so hopefully eventually I will get a nice pet to sit on my tea tray. Right now I have a small ceramic seaturtle on my tray.

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Postby olivierco » Apr 4th, '08, 01:03

Victoria wrote:
No, not tried that one. Or Keemun either.


You should try Keemun. My favorite morning tea along with Yunnan golden tips
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Postby Victoria » Apr 4th, '08, 01:30

Cinnamon Kitty wrote:This afternoon, I am enjoying a 2006 Winter Li Shan sample that I got from Victoria. It is not something that I would normally like, but I figured I would try it any ways. It gave me a reason to play with my gaiwan and new tea cup. The tea is very mild and sweet, but I am more entertained by the leaves and the bamboo cup.


Ohhhhhh I like those bamboo cups! I have been looking at those too!

olivierco wrote:You should try Keemun. My favorite morning tea along with Yunnan golden tips

It is definitely on my list to try!
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 4th, '08, 01:59

Victoria wrote:Ohhhhhh I like those bamboo cups! I have been looking at those too!


Bad news. The bamboo cup was very cute and went great with my gaiwan. After reading the actual page from the cups, I learned they should to be seasoned with tea before use. I took the last steep of the Li Shan and left it in the cup when I went to dinner. It wasn't overly hot by the time it went into the cup, but when I came back, there was a crack down the outside of the cup. It didn't go all the way through to the interior, but I don't think I will be using the cup to drink tea out of. I was rather sad since I've been fascinated by the cup since I got it.

On the bright side, the White Tip Oolong that I finished the night with was great.
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