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Do you buy tea mostly from...?

Domestic Vendors, from my country
34
57%
International Vendors, from country of teas' origins
22
37%
Other
4
7%
 
Total votes : 60

Postby Beanbean » May 19th, '08, 08:43

Domestic for me. I have a hard enough time waiting for things to be delivered from the coasts. I can't imagine having to wait for something to come from China, India or Japan. :shock:

Assam for me this morning.
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Postby Salsero » May 19th, '08, 08:51

Ladytiger wrote:I'm confused, should I have black tea or oolong for Victoria Day?
Actually, I think there is a possibility that the great Monarch may have been more likely to consume green tea, especially early on in her 63-year reign. Any knowledgeable historians out there today?

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Postby olivierco » May 19th, '08, 09:00

For japanese greens, I buy only from Japan based vendors.
For other ones, domestic and international vendors.
This morning keemun and I will have to wait 8pm to go back home and have another tea.
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Postby Galileosdaughte... » May 19th, '08, 09:07

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of Dan Cong, but I'm still a newbie so I guess it's not so bad. I am really intrigued by the idea of a tea that mimics the aroma of a particular flower.

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Postby witches brew » May 19th, '08, 09:28

I mostly buy from domestic vendors. That's the whole point of NYC. Everything is at your doorstep.

In my cup this morning, yuck! I badly oversteeped my genmaicha...because I was reading TeaChat and lost track of time.

Off to the pantry to pour it out and start over.
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Postby joelbct » May 19th, '08, 09:32

witches brew wrote:I mostly buy from domestic vendors. That's the whole point of NYC. Everything is at your doorstep.


I said international, because I counted Ito En as international, and most of my stuff comes from Japan anyway.

This morning's tea: 1 bowl of Banreko no Mukashi matcha, and 2 bowls of Organic Kaoru Matcha.

And of course, Fukamushi Supreme iced tea for work. I should say, it's really room-temperature rather than iced by the time I drink it, but that's even better, allows the flavor to sing...
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Postby Beidao » May 19th, '08, 09:52

Salsero wrote:A Norwegian and a Swede talking to each other in the IM at the moment. I love TeaChat!


I'm not a Swede, I'm a turnip!

I also love TeaChat :D
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Postby Salsero » May 19th, '08, 10:25

Beidao wrote: I'm a turnip!
I love the new avatar, by the way.
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Postby Jeremy » May 19th, '08, 10:32

Mostly Domestic, but I dont know that many places to order directly from the country of origin


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Postby Beidao » May 19th, '08, 10:37

Salsero wrote:I love the new avatar, by the way.


Oh thanks :) It's Ti Kuan Yin in my new favourite cup. I would insert a bigger picture if I had an URL to it.
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Postby horsencl » May 19th, '08, 10:46

I've bought strictly domestic too. It's not so much a concious choice, it's simply more cost effective and timely. My local tea shop had her own private label indian teas that were to die for...but then she had to go and move to the opposite coast :?
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Postby chamekke » May 19th, '08, 11:32

Drinking a "last scoop in the container" blend of Adagio's Green Orange Pekoe and their Citron Green.

Nothing to do with Queen Victoria, except that she might have been the type who liked a good spring clean.

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W O W


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Postby LavenderPekoe » May 19th, '08, 11:35

Mostly domestic since I mostly buy from Adagio. But, I have bought from Den's a couple of times now. I just ordered one of the $19 Kokoro pots. I can't wait to get it. Although, it is smaller than I am used to so I am going to have to change my brewing habits at work. I just measured my pot at home. It is 40 ounces! :oops: I had no idea it was so huge. I have a feeling it is soon going to be relegated to iced tea only and I will have to get another Kokoro for home since this one is going to be used at work.

My cup is empty right now, but it did have Stash Pomegranate in it earlier.
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Postby chamekke » May 19th, '08, 11:50

Happy Victoria Day, everybody!

Incidentally, Queen Victoria was quite the hot babe when she was young...

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...And also a bit of a party girl.

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Postby Salsero » May 19th, '08, 11:57

chamekke wrote:
Beidao wrote:Sal: W O W

He is quite frighteningly good
*Blush* You embarrass me. I'm so shy.




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