saturday TEADAY 5/24/08

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I drink tea because...?

I love it, period
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34%
I love it, and if it happens to be good for me, so be it
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33%
I love it, but also love the potential health benefits
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28%
...of the health benifits, but like it too
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No votes
...it is better for me than the alternatives that I would drink
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3%
...of the caffeine, period
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2%
...of the caffeine, but happen to like it
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No votes
...of the caffeine, and I cannot or do not drink coffee
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No votes
 
Total votes: 58

Postby Chip » May 24th, '08, 10:46

henley wrote: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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"I am on my way."

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Postby Chip » May 24th, '08, 10:50

CynTEAa wrote: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!


Nice to see you back where you belong Cyn...

Your journey has been fruitful if you are looking for something Japanese!

I drink tea because I love tea, but love the potential health benifits...the caffeine is a nice bonus.
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Postby joelbct » May 24th, '08, 11:09

I love tea, and love the potential health benefits, in that order (tea first!).

However, I first started drinking tea daily 5 years ago because as I have shared before, I read in my grandfather's AARP that drinking tea may help bones heal, and I had a broken bone at the time.

This morning, exquisite Assam Meleng Estate, FTGFOP (Far Too Good For Ordinary People) ;)
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » May 24th, '08, 11:19

I love tea, and if it happens to be good for me too, even better. I also can't have coffee, but the caffeine in tea wasn't a deciding factor for my consumption of it.

This morning, I have a mug of Adagio's Irish Breakfast. It is absolutely lovely. I've been looking for a good black tea for mornings and I think I've finally found one that I can enjoy.
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Postby TimeforTea » May 24th, '08, 11:31

This morning, I enjoyed a lovely mug of magnolia oolong, curteousy of one very thoughtful Oolong Queen. :D It was like having springtime in a mug!

Can I transfer the wet tea leaves from my tea pot into a gaiwan now, or is it too late since the leaves already steeped for 3 minutes?

Why do I drink tea? I started my tea journey for health reasons. Now I drink it also because I love it!
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Postby mmsq3 » May 24th, '08, 11:52

I just love tea; and so I drink tea.

Silver Needle White Tea right now.
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Postby insanitylater » May 24th, '08, 12:02

i'd say it started off as something healthy that was ok to full on love once i started drinking better teas

so far today i've had some cold brew SHINCHA :D
don't know how much tea i'll be drinking as today is my 21st birthday :lol:
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Postby TimeforTea » May 24th, '08, 12:10

insanitylater wrote:i'd say it started off as something healthy that was ok to full on love once i started drinking better teas

so far today i've had some cold brew SHINCHA :D
don't know how much tea i'll be drinking as today is my 21st birthday :lol:


HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!!!
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Postby Victoria » May 24th, '08, 13:10

I just love it, period.

Started the morning with FLT Black Spiral. Now I have moved on into oolong. I do like blacks in the morning but when a have an oolong soon after a black, wow, the appreciation for the difference in taste is amazing.

Have a nice day eveyone!

PS: Henley put on another pot, I'm on the way too!

Happy Birthday InsantyLater!!
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Postby Chip » May 24th, '08, 13:15

Victoria wrote:I just love it, period.

Started the morning with FLT Black Spiral. Now I have moved on into oolong. I do like blacks in the morning but when a have an oolong soon after a black, wow, the appreciation for the difference in taste is amazing.

Have a nice day eveyone!

PS: Henley put on another pot, I'm on the way too!

Happy Birthday InsantyLater!!


FYI...that is SHINCHA .
I think it is Shincha Fukamushi, sweet, full bodied, and still grassy. MMMMM. :lol:

Started my TeaDay with fuka...really good!

HB, IL!!!
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Postby henley » May 24th, '08, 13:31

Victoria wrote: PS: Henley put on another pot, I'm on the way too!

Come on over! Would love to have tea w/1437 of my closest TC friends... :lol: *wonders* Now where did I put those extra chairs?

Happy Bday, InsanityLater! Hope it's a great day.
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Postby olivierco » May 24th, '08, 13:36

Happy Birthday insantylater!

First session of Miyabi shincha. Good stuff.
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Postby omegapd » May 24th, '08, 13:40

Looks like this is a Ceylon day for a few of us here...enjoying my first pot of Ceylon Sonata myself. It's not bad and makes a nice, mild cup. It's the type of tea where 99% of the population thinks "this is what tea should taste like"...which isn't a bad thing, I guess. I'd bet it'd be great iced with plenty of sugar. 8)

Enjoy the 21st, IL. Please be careful...

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Postby henley » May 24th, '08, 13:45

Chip wrote: FYI...that is SHINCHA in that girly teaware, riiight??? :wink:

No, June said Ward didn't like Shincha; that he's more of a POM OOLONG man. 8) :wink:
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Postby Chip » May 24th, '08, 13:55

henley wrote:
Chip wrote: FYI...that is SHINCHA in that girly teaware, riiight??? :wink:

No, June said Ward didn't like Shincha; that he's more of a POM OOLONG man. 8) :wink:


Hmmm...I always pictured him to be a Sweet Tea kinda guy...w/ a small glass of Pom Juice on the side! :wink:
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