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Chamekke has a philosophical question. If you were a tea, what kind of tea would you be? She is NOT asking for your fav tea.

A black
An oolong
A green
A white
A yellow
No votes
A pu-erh
A flavored
No votes
No votes
No votes
A flowering tea
Total votes: 48

Postby Wesli » Apr 25th, '08, 12:17

Pu-erh, hands down. I will become better with age, live in harmony with bacteria, mold, and oxygen. Oolong, on the other hand, would have to be re-roasted, and you can't re-roast yourself.
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Postby olivierco » Apr 25th, '08, 12:33

Kaburagien sencha right now, just before dinner.
A nice way to begin the week-end!

Still perplex about my answer to the poll, I guess "other" will be my choice.
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Postby bambooforest » Apr 25th, '08, 12:38

Pu-erh. I would be pu-erh for reasons of longevity. Just don't make me drink that stuff!
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Apr 25th, '08, 13:01

Shu puerh. I'm dirty and musty once I get out of my wrapper (my bed), and usually need an immediate rinse. Fortunately though, I have relatively little pond flavor or moldiness. I also have active bacterial cultures growing in me (gut bacteria).

Plus, I'm rumored to be good for digestion.
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Postby mmsq3 » Apr 25th, '08, 13:15

I think that overall, I'm a green tea...

which also happens to be in my cup right now.

(does this make me a cannibal?)
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 25th, '08, 13:17

Wesli wrote:Pu-erh, hands down. I will become better with age, live in harmony with bacteria, mold, and oxygen.

I agree Wes, very philosophical. I would have to say I am deff a pu-erh as well, as of late anyway. I'm anxiously trying to get into the world of pu which i know absolutly nothing about besides hearing everyone else talk about it :lol:

Right now I'm drinking some den's Bancha from a friend, seems pretty decent I guess, i'll be moving onto something stronger next...
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Postby hop_goblin » Apr 25th, '08, 13:29

Although Puerh is my favorite tea, I still would have to say puerh since it has the longest shelf life and gets better with age! :mrgreen:
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » Apr 25th, '08, 13:57

mmsq3 wrote:I think that overall, I'm a green tea...

which also happens to be in my cup right now.

(does this make me a cannibal?)

Too funny (and kinda' gross, but I'll focus on the funny)
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 25th, '08, 14:07

After much thinking about this, I decided that I would be a green tea simply because I cannot stand overly hot temperatures and my favorite color is green.

My teas for today were White Tip Oolong, Tropical Green, and now White Blueberry thanks to Teasweetie. The White Blueberry is still steeping, but it smells divine and I really like the that there are actual dried blueberries in it.
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Postby Chip » Apr 25th, '08, 14:08

My fav color has always been green...and if I am going to be green, I might as well be really green. Matcha...something about being whisked by 80 tine bamboo sounds interesting too... :wink:

Still drinking Sencha Gyokuro Blend...and it is still really really good.
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Postby Beidao » Apr 25th, '08, 14:08

No idea. I'm too confused to know anything about myself. Anyway, I pick a pu'ehr, hoping that I will develop a lot those coming years... becoming an adult (and a tea-snob, of course)

Today I've been drinkning - 1 cup of herb tea and 3 cups of coffee :oops:

Gotta fetch my water boiler and go for some good tea...
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Postby olivierco » Apr 25th, '08, 14:20

Darjeeling Namring SFTGFOP1 (2008, Mariage Frères). Very nice. Three steeps with the last one not weak at all.
I can't wait to have some other 2008 Darjeelings to compare.
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Postby motokochan » Apr 25th, '08, 14:23

Not really sure how to answer the poll either. I just don't know enough about the different teas to place myself somewhere.

Today has just been a mug of genmaicha so far.
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Postby RussianSoul » Apr 25th, '08, 14:29

I am probably Sencha. All my Zen training has to amount to something, I guess. I can be simple and I can be complex. I can be sweet, but have a good amount of bitterness (I call it black humor.) I have to be handled just right or I'll freak out and you'll be sorry.

Assam Boisahabi for my morning cup. Now considering some White Peony.
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Postby tenuki » Apr 25th, '08, 15:03

I'd be a Long Island Iced Tea. ;)
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