Wednesday's TeaDay 4/30/08

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Yeah Spring suggested I ask, what kind of Kettle are you using to heat your water?

Stovetop Copper
0
No votes
Stovetop Glass
2
3%
Stovetop Whistler
15
24%
Stovetop Other
5
8%
Plug in Stainless
23
37%
Plug in Plastic
7
11%
Plug in Glass
0
No votes
Plug in Other
1
2%
Zojirushi
6
10%
The Microwave
3
5%
 
Total votes: 62

Postby Salsero » Apr 30th, '08, 10:46

Teasweetie wrote:This morning's tea choice: TC Da Ye Wuyi.
Are Wuyi oolongs new to your repertoire? I thought you were on a diet of greens? Da Ye was my latest tea revelation.

2008 First Flush Thurbo in my cup this morning, courtesy of Trioxin.

At work, black Bodum Ibis which I hate, hate, hate. At home Zoji which I like a lot and which displaced an Upton Variable Temp electric which I also like.
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Postby henley » Apr 30th, '08, 10:46

I use a stove top glass whistler at home. For the days that I work at our store, I have an electric kettle. Can't be w/o my tea!!!

Happy Bday, Xine. Hope it's a great one!
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Postby Terrasi » Apr 30th, '08, 10:47

Like most other people, I use a plug in stainless. before I had that, I used the microwave.

Darjeeling today, I just felt like it.
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Postby chamekke » Apr 30th, '08, 10:54

Ugly ol' plastic teakettle which desperately needs replacing.

I want the UtiliTea, but they don't ship outside the contiguous U.S.A. - nor to PO boxes, which is a secondary pain b/c I do have a friend with a PO box in Detroit who was willing to help out. Hmm...

I wonder why there's this restriction on the UtiliTea. Everything else seems to be available for shipping outside the States. {puzzled}
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Postby fencerdenoctum » Apr 30th, '08, 11:05

I use a Utilitea that I received as a gift. *happy dance* no more proctor silex for me!

Glendale Estate handmade Nilgiri here.


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Happy Birthday Xine!

(I just realized thats not a cake, but flowers made to look like a cake. Don't eat it, but its still pretty.)
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 30th, '08, 11:15

This is an awesome poll today as I just got my Zojirushi in the mail this morning! Until today, I've used a Sunbeam Hot Shot.

Today's teas have been a White Tip Oolong and now some White Peach.
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Postby witches brew » Apr 30th, '08, 11:28

I have a small whistler that I heat on the gas range. So did my mother before me. So didn't my grandmother. She had a huge and heavy kettle that made enough hot water for a small army.

The urgent scream of the kettle appeals to me. It announces, "Preparations are done. MAKE TEA NOW!"

I am finishing up a cup of genmaicha. Yummy as ever.

Thankfully, I am over being tired and am looking forward to tonight's May Eve celebrations.
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Postby Wesli » Apr 30th, '08, 11:41

Zojirushi seigi no tame!


..and a happy b-day to Xine!
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Postby Chip » Apr 30th, '08, 12:11

UtiliTEA gets me really hot!!!

Sencha Gyo blend this AM so far. My first Shincha should be leaving Japan today. Fukamushi Supreme, Hatsumi, and Kirameki! Wooooohoooooo!!!

Happy Birthday to Xine!!!!!!
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Postby auggy » Apr 30th, '08, 12:49

CynTEAa wrote:Using the stainless steel, plug in kind. Very handy when you are trying out a new doggie in the house. Didn't know the chaos we were in for. ;o) Tea becomes even more essential!
New doggie? What fun! Always stressful, but nice to have a new furry around to love. :)

I have a Zojirushi at home, plastic electric kettle at work that was a wedding present and got moved out of the house with the Zo came in.

Pouchong this morning. Some TKY right now. Good tea day so far. Which is good because this morning was kind of a pain so at least something went right.
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Postby Sam. » Apr 30th, '08, 12:50

I use an inexpensive $15 plastic plug-in from WalMart that's now two years old, but I want to buy a utiliTEA very soon.
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Postby tenuki » Apr 30th, '08, 12:51

Aphroditea wrote:Tea lover on a tight budget


Tight Budgets just serve to keep you focused, be thankful!
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Postby tenuki » Apr 30th, '08, 12:59

chamekke wrote:I want the UtiliTea, but they don't ship outside the contiguous U.S.A. - nor to PO boxes, which is a secondary pain b/c I do have a friend with a PO box in Detroit who was willing to help out. Hmm...

I wonder why there's this restriction on the UtiliTea. Everything else seems to be available for shipping outside the States. {puzzled}


Upton Tea has what looks like the same kettle and they ship to canada.

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I hate to do that but shame on Adagio for not shipping to canada.

I use and love my UtiliTea, best value variable temp kettle on the market IMHO. Also have a Zoji.
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Postby CynTEAa » Apr 30th, '08, 13:08

Thanks, Auggy! She's handful but super cute - being sorta overly assertive toward our big lab... And we are not exactly Cesar Millan. :wink:

In my cup as I type this is the 2008 Sungma FF Darj, it is heaven in a cup. If heaven is beautiful spring Darjeeling. Rightfully floral with a touch of fruitiness. Oh my.
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Postby xine » Apr 30th, '08, 13:15

I use a utiliTEA and glass kettle. I love using the glass kettle for camping- on the camp stove or over the fire. It messes up the bottom, but whatevs.

First flush Darjeeling!!!! Only the best for my birthday!! :) Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!!!!!!!!
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