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Caffeinated Tea Time ends for you around what time?

12 hours before bedtime
1
2%
10 hours before bedtime
2
3%
8 hours before bedtime
4
6%
6 hours before bedtime
6
10%
4 hours before bedtime
10
16%
2 hours before bedtime
6
10%
1 hour before bedtime
2
3%
Right up to bedtime
28
45%
other
3
5%
 
Total votes: 62

Postby insanitylater » Apr 26th, '08, 15:13

i try to keep my caffeine drinking at night to a minimum. i can drink a nice white tea and fall asleep but if i have sencha i'll be up all night. don't know about black tea since the best time for that is the a.m

i've been drinking the cold brew sencha all day

just put another pitcher of it in the fridge 8) after i get through that i am officially out of it
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Apr 26th, '08, 15:28

Now I'm drinking some really good Formosa oolong. In fact, I like this stuff so much I think I'm going to dedicate my new yixing pot to dark oolongs. It's been sitting around for a week now waiting for me to decide what to season it with.
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Postby olivierco » Apr 26th, '08, 15:53

A decent Dong Ding to end a nice 6 tea teaday.
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Postby daughteroftheKing » Apr 26th, '08, 16:04

A cup of tea in the middle of a workday afternoon invigorates me, even though late-night tea doesn't seem to affect my sleep. Still, I have enough other issues that can interfere with sleep that I usually stop the caffeine a couple hours before going to bed.

Enjoyed several steeps of TKY this morning, then on to my own blend of darjeeling, gyokuro, mint, and lavender on ice this afternoon (sounds weird, but my friends like it!).
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Postby Chip » Apr 26th, '08, 18:40

Wu Ling Taiwan oolong currently in my cup waiting for a storm front to rumble through. Last session of this oolong. Pretty good but not great.

I have no clue what to have next...I almost always have Japanese tea now. But I have so few choices........

I have a Yame Gyokuro that I am getting out of cold storage for tomorrow. I almost forgot I bought this mainly for right now when I do not want to buy any sencha so close to shincha.
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 26th, '08, 18:59

I just tried making my own chai...it could have been worse.

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Postby CynTEAa » Apr 26th, '08, 19:22

Is that a China black tea in there Space?

Four hours before bedtime is my cutoff. It has been a lean TeaDay for me as I was out most of it. :) But had Yunnan Gold and Golden Monkey to start. Yum!
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 26th, '08, 19:31

Space Samurai wrote:I just tried making my own chai...it could have been worse.

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Looks pretty nice to me. How did the brew turn out? Care to share your recipe? :D
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Postby trent » Apr 26th, '08, 20:17

Space... you're turning into an excellent photographer. Your chai photo looks professional.

I'm not all that great at food photography, but I love landscapes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trentknebel/sets/

Those are my photos on flickr. You should post some of yours if you don't already.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 26th, '08, 20:42

Caffeine is something that wakes me up in the morning, but it is not enough to keep me awake at night. Most of the time, I drink Rooibos teas before I sleep, but when I do drink caffeinated teas, they don't keep me from sleeping.

It has been an interesting day today. I had some White Tip Oolong that I brought to my friend's house. I managed to get one cup in before we went to the store to get apples for our apple pie. I would have had more, but I forgot to ask my friend's mother not to throw the leaves out yet. She was very nice and cleaned out my infuser basket for me while we were gone. Thankfully, I had some blueberry rooibos with me too, so I finished off that sample tin during the baking. Now that I am home, I have some iced White Tip Oolong from yesterday morning.
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 26th, '08, 20:47

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Looks pretty nice to me. How did the brew turn out? Care to share your recipe? :D


Sure,

4 g Teance Golden Yunnan
1 g Black Pepper
1 g Cloves
1 g Cardamom
1 cinnamon stick.

The Teacns Golden Yunnan was a mistake. Pure-bud dian hong is too mild me thinks.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 26th, '08, 20:53

What kind of cameras do you guys have to take such remarkable pictures?
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Postby trent » Apr 26th, '08, 21:20

I have a canon digital rebel XTi, but I started out w/ a cheap digital camera. A tripod will improve your pics alot more than a nice camera.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 26th, '08, 21:52

trent wrote:I have a canon digital rebel XTi, but I started out w/ a cheap digital camera. A tripod will improve your pics alot more than a nice camera.


My cheap camera (pretty much my first camera I would suppose) is a Traveler DV 5060 (I'd be suprised if anyone has heard of the brand cause I never did). It came along with a detachable tripod so maybe ill try taking some fancy pictures :)

I dunno how well anthing Id take would come out though, its only a 5 megapixel cam :(
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Apr 26th, '08, 22:21

Space, do you have any BOP Assam laying around? I wonder if that might be "stronger" / more bracing. Anyway, just a thought.
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