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A few months ago, 90% of responders said they were drinking their tea alone, BUT TODAY, we want to know, do you prefer to drink your TEA alone?

Yes. For me, tea is a state of mind, focus. I definitely prefer my tea alone
1
2%
Yes, most times I like my tea alone. It is a retreat, a private moment
11
19%
Yes, generally I prefer my tea alone
8
14%
Yes/no...I prefer to split my tea time
26
45%
No, generally I would prefer tea time shared
5
9%
No, I generally prefer tea time shared
1
2%
No, I would always like to share my tea time with someone
1
2%
Other
5
9%
 
Total votes: 58

Postby Salsero » Apr 8th, '08, 12:17

Trioxin wrote:L'Artisan Parfumeurs Tea for Two (chicks dig it)
Now there's a good argument for scents!
Terrasi wrote:Drinking some oolong #40. I should try the other 39 oolongs...
Funny :lol: I think TeaChat may be raising a new generation of comedians.

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Postby auggy » Apr 8th, '08, 12:56

I'm mixed on my tea time. I like to drink alone to relax, but I like sharing with DH, too. Of course, lots of time we are both having tea but in different rooms so it's kind of a two-for-the-price-of-one thing.

Coconut tea this morning. Gonna have a jasmine green this afternoon. Don't know what it is with me and flavored tea this week...
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Postby Victoria » Apr 8th, '08, 13:06

Trioxin wrote: Currently wearing L'Artisan Parfumeurs Tea for Two (chicks dig it)


Thanks Sal, I missed Trioxin's comment initially. I think "chicks" dig guys who smell good - period. A tea scent would be a plus. A niche tea scent - even better. Guys want girls to smell good, but they don't want to reciprocate? What's up with that?

Thanks Trioxin, you smell great! For me today a tea note based scent too, although not niche. It's JLo's Still which has notes of tea and sake.

At work now and testing Just4Tea TGY - Too roasted for me. Not my thing. Smoky, charcoal with a bite. The leaves smelled like coffee to me. I had to toss the first steep. This one is at least drinkable.
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Postby olivierco » Apr 8th, '08, 13:08

Yunnan golden tips this afternoon in my new porcelain teapot. Nothing fancy: just the ippodo large teapot (360ml). I wanted something easy to clean, with non metallic filter for my black teas.

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Now hatsumi sencha.
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Postby Victoria » Apr 8th, '08, 13:11

Nice olivierco, congrats! But don't you already have a white kyusu? You posted a pic awhile back and I was droolong!

Yummm Yunnan tips!
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Postby Salsero » Apr 8th, '08, 13:15

Victoria wrote: Just4Tea TGY - Too roasted for me. ... Smoky, charcoal with a bite. The leaves smelled like coffee to me. I had to toss the first steep.
Oh no! I just ordered 4 oz of this stuff! Space, tell me how great it is!
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Postby olivierco » Apr 8th, '08, 13:15

Victoria wrote:Nice olivierco, congrats! But don't you already have a white kyusu? You posted a pic awhile back and I was droolong!

Yummm Yunnan tips!


I have indeed a white porcelain kyuusu (in fact two identical ones, very useful to compare brewing parameters or to take on vacations), but smaller (200 ml).
But I don't think I already posted a picture of it.

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Postby Chip » Apr 8th, '08, 13:22

...hmmm...
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Postby Victoria » Apr 8th, '08, 13:28

Salsero wrote:
Victoria wrote: Just4Tea TGY - Too roasted for me. ... Smoky, charcoal with a bite. The leaves smelled like coffee to me. I had to toss the first steep.
Oh no! I just ordered 4 oz of this stuff! Space, tell me how great it is!


Yikes!! I got a sample in the mail yesterday, I don't remember ordering it. I think it was that free sample to bloggers and I got in somehow. ;O)
Give it a good rinse and maybe you will like it. Pretend it's Pu.
It has some good reviews.
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Postby Salsero » Apr 8th, '08, 13:34

Victoria wrote:Give it a good rinse and maybe you will like it.
I think I'll go with Toki's recommendation to age it for two years. By then I won't remember how much money I spent on it!
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Postby henley » Apr 8th, '08, 13:44

In the teapot this morning was pomegranate oolong. May try to do a second steeping--a new experience for me.

My answer is mixed. Tea & teaware is my thing & I really enjoy those quiet moments alone when it's just me chilling out w/a pretty teacup & something tasty in it. It's one of the few things around here that's all mine! But it's also nice to be able to share it w/family & friends. Whether it's a mug of tea in the evening w/hubby, an impromptu tea party w/my 5 yr old daughter or inviting friends over for a tea luncheon, it's a gift I enjoying giving.
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Postby Chip » Apr 8th, '08, 14:43

I truly enjoy the quiet moment alone and seem to enjoy tea when I can focus intently upon it. Whenever there is "noise" around me, I lose TeaFocus. Noise is an enemy of my tea times it seems.

In my cup, Fukamushi Superior is heightening my senses. Aroma, taste, the warmth of the liquor. The simple beauty of the leaf, the liquor. And I must pretend QUIET...
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Postby greenisgood » Apr 8th, '08, 16:23

I like the occassional shared experience but its really not that different than having dinner or getting coffee with someone except for a few memorable tea occassions. And I lack many true tea lovers among my acquaintances. Most of the time when I make a good tea its 'caviar to the general'.

Just Darjeeling and some everyday sencha and I'm having some mao feng now before heading out on the road.
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Postby Chip » Apr 8th, '08, 18:25

Wu Ling Taiwan Oolong was next...quite good this time. Accidently went much longer and was surprised how good it was.
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Postby Chip » Apr 8th, '08, 18:26

CynTEAa wrote: Think it is going to be a five cup day...


I wonder how Cyn is making out with her goal today?
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