Monday's TeaDay 4/28/08


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Philosophical, maybe, maybe not. Who would you have tea with if you could choose anyone?

A "special" TeaChatter
4
7%
A dignitary
0
No votes
A celebrity
2
4%
A Tea celeb of present day
0
No votes
A famous historaical Tea persona in his/her time
2
4%
Captain Picard or other "tea character" in his/her setting
5
9%
An old friend you have not seen/lost contact with
10
19%
A tea farmer as his guest
8
15%
Someone in history (non tea) in his/her time
9
17%
Other
14
26%
 
Total votes : 54

Postby Victoria » Apr 28th, '08, 18:18

My first brew - Adagio TKY - taken with me en route to shopping.

Right now - Wen Shan Bao Zhong Oolong
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Postby tenuki » Apr 28th, '08, 18:28

Victoria wrote: taken with me en route to shopping.


What kinda person goes shopping on a Monday?!?! The rest of us have to work Victoria... :D
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Postby Victoria » Apr 28th, '08, 18:36

It's called a 4-10. Nice on Monday - but I pay for it the rest of the week.
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Apr 28th, '08, 18:55

This is one of those questions that I would probably answer differently every day. At the moment I think I'd like to have tea with Samuel Johnson, "whose kettle has scarcely time to cool, who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnights, and, with tea, welcomes the morning."

Right now I'm amusing the evening with Castleton FF Darjeeling FTGFOP1. This stuff is REALLY GOOD!
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Postby chamekke » Apr 28th, '08, 20:38

joelbct, Aphroditea, Katrina, bi lew chun, tenuki...

I am very touched by your kind and thoughtful responses to my post about my Mom - thank you for that.

There's something inspiring in the fact that even after my mother is gone, she's continued to have a positive influence on my life. In fact, it's probable that if she hadn't pointed me towards an interest in Japan, I wouldn't be taking part in TeaChat right now.

Drinking... last year's sencha in preparation for this year's shincha!
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Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '08, 20:54

Your tea story is really special, Chamekke. It is great how you turned your loss into such a persuit, a positive.

I too am drinking my sencha to prepare for the quickly arriving Shincha. My second sencha today is the Sencha Gyo blend I have been tirelessly rushing through everyday lately.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 28th, '08, 21:05

After thinking about this topic for most of the day, I finally decided on my answer. Out of anyone, I would actually like to share tea with my non-tea drinking boyfriend. He doesn't like hot beverages all too much and has a terrible sweet tooth, so it would really be nice to get him to sit down with me to enjoy a simple cup of tea, especially if he liked the taste of it.

My teas today so far have been Kyoto Cherry Rose Sencha, Vanilla Rooibos, Chocolate tea with peppermint, and Bolero Blend. I will probably have either the rest of the Vanilla Rooibos or some Foxtrot later tonight.
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Postby RussianSoul » Apr 28th, '08, 21:15

I thought about this topic a long time too - there are many people real and not, historical figures and people I love who passed on. In the end I decided I want to have a cup of tea with my dad, who is alive and in reasonably good health, but lives too far away, on the other side of the pond. Having a cup of tea with him (usually preceded by a couple glasses of wine) is pleasure that is all too infrequent.

Todays teas were Assam Boisahabi, Oolong #8, and now Gyokuro.
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Postby Daughteroftheki... » Apr 28th, '08, 21:33

It was hard to pass on the option of Captain Picard because I've been a Trekker longer than most of you have been alive. :lol: And I would really enjoy tea with a number of TeaChatters. But above all, I'd have to choose tea with a long-lost friend.

Monk's Blend to start the day, and re-steeps of it on ice this evening. At work, a number of cups of Pouchong.
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Postby henley » Apr 28th, '08, 21:42

I, too, have been thinking on this all day...

I love sharing tea w/hubby in the evenings. There's also a new TeaFriend with whom I'd enjoy sharing a cup. :wink: But honestly, I'd love to sit down & have tea w/my dad who passed away 20 yrs ago when I was a teenager. He was an avid coffee drinker but I could've persuaded him to try some tea.

It's been a long day. Off to make a cuppa hot cinnamon spice.
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Postby witches brew » Apr 28th, '08, 22:26

Tea with an old friend sounds perfect.

Today was greatly lacking in tea. There was one cup of sencha early this morning, but I spent a long day volunteering at a charity event, and am too tired to brew anything right now.
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Postby Salsero » Apr 28th, '08, 22:26

henley wrote:I, too, have been thinking on this all day...
Thanks for painting the touching domestic pictures, Henley, and even more for the moving portrait of yourself.

I am going for an unprecedented seventh infusion of Long Jing. Crikey, this is blowing me away. Drinking solo, but thinking of old friends coming back to be new friends.
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 28th, '08, 23:38

insanitylater wrote:tea with tom waits



Good one.
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Postby henley » Apr 28th, '08, 23:44

witches brew wrote:I spent a long day volunteering at a charity event, and am too tired to brew anything right now.

Sounds like you need a TeaFairy, too!
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Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '08, 23:45

BTW, I cannot take credit for the poll, it was contributed by anon. But I take full credit for recognizing its genius. 8)

Still sipping later steeps of sencha/gyo...craving a new cup but knowing better.
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