"Ocha" de Mayo,2008


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Yeah Spring asked, "As the weather gets warmer and warmer, do you drink more or less tea?"

More, but mostly iced tea
5
9%
More, green tea can be very cooling
1
2%
Same, the weather doesn't affect my tea drinking habits
40
71%
Less, it's just too dang hot to drink tea
4
7%
Other
6
11%
 
Total votes : 56

Postby henley » May 8th, '08, 18:49

Wow! A big THANX to whomever first posted about the orange blossom oolong! :D Got my shipment this afternoon & it's very tasty. Almost reminds me of a wassail. I can see this being good as iced tea, too.

It's been a busy afternoon & I need a break from reality. May go watch Mr & Mrs Smith. 8) :wink:
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Postby RussianSoul » May 8th, '08, 18:55

I don't know if I drink more or less tea in summer. Me and my loose tea samples did not have a chance to have a summer together yet . I would guess it will be the same amount of tea. Some of it will probably be chilled or cooled to room temperature (not iced - I don't like iced tea).

I just came back from visiting with friends at TeaGschwendner. I am nicely buzzing with caffeine since we finished a liter pot of Assam Mangalam. It was excellent, and I bought 2 oz of leaf to take home. I exercised great restrain and did not buy any teaware.

Another beautiful image, Sal! And I disagree with tenuki - real men wear pink!

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Very butch!
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Postby Victoria » May 8th, '08, 18:55

henley wrote:Wow! A big THANX to whomever first posted about the orange blossom oolong! :D Got my shipment this afternoon & it's very tasty.


That would be moi - the oolong queen! LOL
This is really the only flavored oolong I like.
Contrary to popular belief! Ha!
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Postby tenuki » May 8th, '08, 19:06

RussianSoul wrote:Another beautiful image, Sal! And I disagree with tenuki - real men wear pink!


I learned early on to never listen to a woman telling me what a man was supposed to be like. I'm pretty sure I know better... ;P
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Postby Salsero » May 8th, '08, 19:12

RussianSoul wrote:- real men wear pink!
Well, I think Tenuki and I can pretty much agree against that absurd idea! I plan on proving my bona fides tomorrow. Turns out I slipped up today. Have had much feedback calling certain attributes into question.

Do you live in Chicago? I know there's a TeaGschwendner there. What's the one you went to like? I have been curious. Sounds like the Mangalam was good. And how do they pronounce TeaGschwendner?
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Postby henley » May 8th, '08, 19:16

Victoria wrote:
henley wrote:Wow! A big THANX to whomever first posted about the orange blossom oolong! :D Got my shipment this afternoon & it's very tasty.


That would be moi - the oolong queen! LOL
This is really the only flavored oolong I like.
Contrary to popular belief! Ha!

Well, come over sometime & we'll share some while drinking out of fabulous teaware! :wink:
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 8th, '08, 19:32

henley wrote:Wow! A big THANX to whomever first posted about the orange blossom oolong! :D Got my shipment this afternoon & it's very tasty. Almost reminds me of a wassail. I can see this being good as iced tea, too.


I know I'm late to the party on this one, but what's the source? It sounds right up my alley.
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Postby henley » May 8th, '08, 19:35

TOL, it's New Mexico Tea Co www.nmteaco.com & they've got a special on free shipping w/first order. I'll send you some w/the others this weekend. :wink:
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Postby RussianSoul » May 8th, '08, 19:37

tenuki wrote:
RussianSoul wrote:Another beautiful image, Sal! And I disagree with tenuki - real men wear pink!


I learned early on to never listen to a woman telling me what a man was supposed to be like. I'm pretty sure I know better... ;P


{smiles knowingly and does not say anything}
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Postby Salsero » May 8th, '08, 19:47

RussianSoul wrote:{smiles knowingly and does not say anything}
I just hate that! Image
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Postby RussianSoul » May 8th, '08, 19:50

Salsero wrote:Do you live in Chicago? I know there's a TeaGschwendner there. What's the one you went to like? I have been curious. Sounds like the Mangalam was good. And how do they pronounce TeaGschwendner?


Yes, I am in Chicago. We have two TeaGschwendner's here. The one in the city doesn't have a bistro, and another one in suburbs does. Their chocolate banana bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce is ... what is the word I am looking for ... ah - decadent. Yes, very decadent!

I like both places, they carry about 200 teas. I tried several and learned that their Tea Book (the catalog, tea descriptions and ratings) is to be trusted. If the TeaBook rates a tea above 80 in quality I will like it. The German precision, you know!

Gschwendner /gɜʃ'vendner/ [gesh-vendner]. It took me a while to say it correctly. My husband, who speaks fluent German, had to help me.
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Postby Chip » May 8th, '08, 20:00

henley wrote:
Victoria wrote:
henley wrote:Wow! A big THANX to whomever first posted about the orange blossom oolong! :D Got my shipment this afternoon & it's very tasty.


That would be moi - the oolong queen! LOL
This is really the only flavored oolong I like.
Contrary to popular belief! Ha!

Well, come over sometime & we'll share some while drinking out of fabulous teaware! :wink:
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Postby Chip » May 8th, '08, 20:01

RussianSoul wrote:
Salsero wrote:Do you live in Chicago? I know there's a TeaGschwendner there. What's the one you went to like? I have been curious. Sounds like the Mangalam was good. And how do they pronounce TeaGschwendner?


Yes, I am in Chicago. We have two TeaGschwendner's here. The one in the city doesn't have a bistro, and another one in suburbs does. Their chocolate banana bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce is ... what is the word I am looking for ... ah - decadent. Yes, very decadent!

I like both places, they carry about 200 teas. I tried several and learned that their Tea Book (the catalog, tea descriptions and ratings) is to be trusted. If the TeaBook rates a tea above 80 in quality I will like it. The German precision, you know!


They are a big company!!!
My brother lives there...gives me more reason to visit!!!
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Postby henley » May 8th, '08, 20:09

RussianSoul wrote: Yes, I am in Chicago.

Hubby & I were there last September on business. It's a beautiful city & we plan on going back. I've got one of the pics of the skyline as the wallpaper on my computer. We did a boat ride out of Navy Pier & I got some fabulous shots.

If you ever go to Charlie's Char House in Elk Grove Village, could you send me some of their BBQ sauce? :wink:
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Postby Victoria » May 8th, '08, 20:10

Chip wrote:
henley wrote:
Victoria wrote:
henley wrote:Wow! A big THANX to whomever first posted about the orange blossom oolong! :D Got my shipment this afternoon & it's very tasty.


That would be moi - the oolong queen! LOL
This is really the only flavored oolong I like.
Contrary to popular belief! Ha!

Well, come over sometime & we'll share some while drinking out of fabulous teaware! :wink:
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