Mother's Day 2008


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Have tea, will travel today?

Yes, I am visiting Mom with tea in tow
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10%
No, I am visiting Mom, but roughing it TeaWise
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3%
Family is visiting my home, so, plenty of tea on hand
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15%
Just a normal day for me, with hopefully lots of tea
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Total votes : 39

Postby chamekke » May 11th, '08, 12:58

Salsero wrote:
chamekke wrote: w00t alors!...
Chamekke, you slay me: "w00t alors!" for a Japanese tea in a post about your UK relatives. What planet are you living on?


I! am! Canadian!

'Nuff said :wink:
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Postby TimeforTea » May 11th, '08, 12:58

Just a normal tea day for me today. Both my mom and mother in law are too far to visit by car. However, I feel inspired this morning to plan a trip to visit my mother in law, who, unfortunately, is alone today.

Yesterday we visited my cousin, who is the mother of two girly little ones. I brought tazo green ginger tea bags. When my cousin's husband said that they had green tea, and showed me a box of lipton, I thought fast and said, "Oh, that's decaf. We wanted regular." Phew!

This morning, I enjoyed a mug of jasmine pearls.

Happy Mothers' Day to those celebrating!
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Postby Beidao » May 11th, '08, 13:48

1 cup of Ceylon, two cups of cinnamon tea at a café, some fair trade darjeeling, golden yunnan, and now it's TKY.

I didn't even know it was Mothers' Day. It has been a usual day for me.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » May 11th, '08, 14:42

I am three hours away from my mother and finals week starts tomorrow, so she got a card mailed to her with the promise that I will take her out to ice cream when I am home.

Today is starting with some fukamushi sencha supreme to get me through some studying.
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Postby Sam. » May 11th, '08, 14:45

Eating out with the family and maybe a little shopping is about all I have planned for the Mom.
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Postby olivierco » May 11th, '08, 15:23

Well today isn't Mother's day in France (25th may this year). It is actually "Pentecôte" (50 days after Easter), which means also no work monday.

Today so far a just decent darjeeling (not at home), some sencha karigane and now that I am home, sencha Kaburagien in my cup.
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Postby auggy » May 11th, '08, 16:13

Yesterday I visited mom (and roughed it tea-wise) so I'm off the hook for today. Today I've tried a couple different senchas but it's not hitting me right. I think because of allergies and a slightly queasy stomach. Placed a tea order this morning w/ Adagio to try some of their flavored blacks. I like having something stronger tasting in the morning and it seems so far that flavored is the way to go, but I'm down to coconut only now. Need more! :lol:
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Postby chamekke » May 11th, '08, 16:44

auggy wrote:I like having something stronger tasting in the morning and it seems so far that flavored is the way to go, but I'm down to coconut only now. Need more! :lol:


How do you feel about Adagio's coconut, auggy? I like it (esp. with milk and honey added), but find that I always need to add some of my own shredded coconut to get it to the desired level of coconuttiness.
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Postby Victoria » May 11th, '08, 16:46

In my cup this afternoon Nan-Tou Fruity Oolong from Teahome.
And yup, it's good.
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Postby olivierco » May 11th, '08, 17:10

Darjeeling Phuguri F.T.G.F.O.P.1 and a Rooibos to end the day.
Tomorrow will be shincha day.
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Postby Chip » May 11th, '08, 18:08

It is a road show for me today. But took some tea with me.

Started the day with elegent Kirameki shincha...
Den's bag...not too bad...2 decent steeps.
Stopped at home to take care of the herd of LlamaCatz...and brewed up by for the best pot round of Hatsumi shincha. I think I hit the mark. 75 sec at 160* 4 gr/180ml. First steep was very even for the first time in 5 attempts. Steep 2 175* for 10-15 sec, steep 3 40 sec at 178*, steep 4 185* ish for 2-3 min...and last steep, boiling water.

Happy Mom's Day if celebrating.
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Postby Proinsias » May 11th, '08, 18:11

Normal day here although I did get a bit of a fright when I read the mother's day thread title and thought omg I completely forgot, it can't be mothers day, I would have known. Thankfully it's USA way only and I'm not in trouble for ditching my daughter with my mother for the day in Scotland.

Lovin' the flowers and photos Sal. I'm pretty ignorant of botany which makes spring rather exciting in my new garden. We've been arguing over what to rip out and what to keep and I'm glad I convinced my other half wait a few months before attacking helpless plants. There are beautiful fruits and flowers appearing from the most unpleasant looking growths.

Tea today has been a random young sheng tou which was far better than I remember a few months ago, perhaps because I'd been telling myself it wasn't up to much for months, and I'm a few brews into a mammoth amount of Wenshan orchid oolong from teamasters, which is nice.
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Postby Salsero » May 11th, '08, 18:33

Proinsias wrote:There are beautiful fruits and flowers appearing from the most unpleasant looking growths.
Ain't nature great!

ShinCha wrote: Hatsumi shincha. I think I hit the mark.
I have taken notes, as usual.

I miss Chip!

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Postby RussianSoul » May 11th, '08, 18:42

Salsero wrote:I miss Chip!

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Ditto!

I am having a great mother's day. My husband and my daughter got me an Oncidium orchid. You can sort of see a similar one in my avi. It has freckles and sticks its little tongue out at me. Love it!

Dear daughter cooked French crepes for breakfast, and they were very good this year! Then DD and DH cleaned the kitchen. How better the life can get?!

Oh, here's how - a cup of Emerald Lily. I am now doing very well indeed.

Happy Mother's day to all!
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 11th, '08, 19:08

I'm wondering, at this point in the evening, who are our two poor comrades with tea in their toes? :wink:
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