saturday TEADAY 5/24/08

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I drink tea because...?

I love it, period
I love it, and if it happens to be good for me, so be it
I love it, but also love the potential health benefits
...of the health benifits, but like it too
No votes is better for me than the alternatives that I would drink
...of the caffeine, period
...of the caffeine, but happen to like it
No votes
...of the caffeine, and I cannot or do not drink coffee
No votes
Total votes: 58

saturday TEADAY 5/24/08

Postby Chip » May 24th, '08, 02:50

Yesterday, TeaChatters voted 3 to 1 in favor of Sushi.
You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Welcome one and all to another Saturday on TeaDay.
So filler up and share what's in your cup today...all day.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is sipping as well.
If you need to, you can also reflect back on your TeaDay.

Today, we are asked, why do we drink tea.
Is it love, is it health, caffeine, a combination.
What is most important, what is least important.

I am as always looking forward to seeing everyone on TeaDay.
So, bottoms up...refill...repeat numerous times.
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Shu Puerh and Lantana

Postby Salsero » May 24th, '08, 02:52

Shu Puerh can be darker than coffee and stronger tasting.
The flowers are Lantana; the tea, a 2004 Huali Tea Factory ripe brick, revealed in a 2 oz Bodum double-walled gong fu cup. Yummmmm…
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 24th, '08, 02:59

I deff love tea just for tea, but I also love tea not only for the potential health benefits but a healthy alternative to all the sugar & syrup drinks.

Sal that is a lovely picture, and everything in it is lovely as well. That gaiwan has a beautiful design and those double-walled cups looks so good with tea in them :)

What kind of flowers are they? Yellow happens to be my favorite color :P
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Postby olivierco » May 24th, '08, 03:12

I drink tea because I love tea.

This morning keemun with my breakfast.
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Postby omegapd » May 24th, '08, 03:27

I can't think of any reason NOT to drink tea...

Going with an old stand-by today; Red Rose...when I get home, I'll break into my new box of black tea samples and see if I can keep the streak alive of having some fantastic new teas to try out. Keep your fingers crossed for me. :wink:

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Postby Terrasi » May 24th, '08, 03:34

When I found tea (by which I mean GOOD tea, not bags), I could find nothing wrong with it. It was/is the perfect alternative to anything I was drinking at the time. Nowadays, even if someone found a profound health drawback to tea, I probably wouldn't stop.

So I love it, and the health benefits are a nice perk.

In my cup: Oh my, it's empty, time for bed.
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Postby Salsero » May 24th, '08, 05:55

omegapd wrote:... see if I can keep the streak alive of having some fantastic new teas to try out. Keep your fingers crossed for me. ...
Fingers are crossed. Let us know how they turn out!
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 24th, '08, 06:44

I love tea, I wouldn't drink it if I didn't, period. Having said that, I need the caffeine since I don't drink coffee, and it's much healthier than sodas or something really bad for me like, say, moonshine.

So some advice, please, TCers: I'm going to a campground all day today, OMG, with the children. We are not spending the night, for various reasons, but will be there for hours and hours and hours and .... So the question is, to take green tea, should I boil water and put it in a thermos, trusting it will cool to appropriate temp, and take tea separately? Or should I brew it up and take it in said thermos?
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Re: Shu Puerh and Lantana

Postby augie » May 24th, '08, 06:57

Salsero wrote:Shu Puerh can be darker than coffee and stronger tasting.

i saw this post and recognized a familiar face:

I am not really in love with this one. It feels awkward for some reason. Keep burning my fingers.

Why I started: I was working a job where I was drinnking a lot of caffeine to stay awake! I was sick of soda/coffee and looked for an alternative. I guess if I were concerned about something healthy I could have had a V-8. Can you imagine guzzling 4-6 V-8's during the workday???? :lol: I'd be a bigger mess than I was drinking a couple diet cokes!
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Postby olivierco » May 24th, '08, 07:13

Miyabi arrived a few minutes ago with my new chasen.

Kaburagien sencha this morning, houjicha with my lunch. Miyabi later in the afternoon I guess.
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Postby Ron Gilmour » May 24th, '08, 08:41

I love tea, but also love those nifty antioxidants. I also enjoy the caffeine and the fact that somehow tea caffeine doesn't make me jittery the way coffee does.

This morning I'm drinking Ceylon OP, Adawatte Estate. This tea has gotten me excited about Ceylons again. I hadn't been drinking them for a while, but now I can't get enough. It prompted me to order some of Adagio's Ceylon Sonata, which also rocks.
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Postby henley » May 24th, '08, 08:47

I drink tea simply because I enjoy it & it's a something I can do for myself w/o getting a babysitter.

It's Saturday morning--time for June Cleaver to report for duty. This has been a busy week at my house & decided to treat family to a pretty bfast. In the pot is oolong #8.
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Postby Beanbean » May 24th, '08, 09:21

I love tea. Period.

I'm drinking a cuppa Ceylon so strong a mouse could trot across it. Deeee-lish!
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Postby CynTEAa » May 24th, '08, 09:26

MMMMM....looks great, Henley! :D

I love tea but am happy that it is beneficial. Makes each cup even sweeter, but would drink it no matter what.

Yunnan Gold in the first cup of the day and now searching for something green and possibly Japanese...

Happy TeaDay all!
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principal guest admires the flower arrangement

Postby witches brew » May 24th, '08, 10:42


This morning I am joining the company of those who share pictures of their morning tea preparations.


I love tea, I love teaware, and the health benefits are a nice bonus.
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