FriDay TeaDay 5/30/08


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Your favorite tea for the month of May has been...?

Black
7
13%
Oolong
13
24%
Green
18
33%
White or yellow
6
11%
Pu-erh
8
15%
Herbal
0
No votes
Rooibos
2
4%
Yerbe mate
0
No votes
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 55

Postby chamekke » May 30th, '08, 16:28

<kermit>

It's not that easy bein' green;
Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold -
Or something much more colourful like that.

It's not easy bein' green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water - or stars in the sky.

But green's the colour of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why? Wonder,
I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

</kermit>
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Postby LavenderPekoe » May 30th, '08, 16:39

My hubby doesn't like tea. He likes Diet Coke, water, and lemonade. That's about it.
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Postby Salsero » May 30th, '08, 18:05

henley wrote:Hmmm... Maybe we need to teach our guys how to make tea for us!

RussianSoul wrote:Teach them to make tea for us?... That'll be the day!

auggy wrote:He always wants tea when I make it but won't even consider learning how to do it himself! Silly boys!

Let's get real here, TeaBabes. Would you seriously consider drinking the dishwater those lugs would probably come up with? Or entrust your finest SFTGFOP1 "Top of Top" to their brute hands? I know I wouldn't!
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Postby Victoria » May 30th, '08, 18:17

Yeah I have visions of Mr. Coffee and "It's hot water, what's the difference?" comments.
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Postby augie » May 30th, '08, 19:53

RussianSoul wrote:On a similar note, my husband, who is a hardcore espresso and Coke drinker, has discovered that he likes sencha. Well, he has discovered it with my help, of course.


Awesome! You'll have to share your secret with us teasister! I had to introduce mine to Oolong and fool him into trying Houjicha. Still won't drink "lawnclippings".
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Postby Chip » May 30th, '08, 20:03

Greetings from Vegas!!! I hear TeaChat is experiencing some difficulties today. Hopefully the server issues will be resolved shortly.

Started my day with Fukamushi Supreme, I think my fave for May. On the flight, Jasmine Pearls from adagio.

So far at the expo, I have sampled too many teas to mention...all very good. The highlights were:
Matcha ceremonial grade prepared by a Japanese tea exporter, and it was prepared by a Japanese woman in a kimona (spelling?). Really delicious.

The Den himself prepared a shincha that was really good.

A crazy good pouchong by a man from Taiwan doing a demo.

So far...it is amazing!

Gotta run...adagio is planning a fun night. Dinner and the Cirque de Solei!!!
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 30th, '08, 20:10

and don't forget to take lots of pictures! :P
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Postby Space Samurai » May 30th, '08, 20:17

Chip. I hate you.
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Postby Eastree » May 30th, '08, 20:21

Chip wrote:kimona


It's only said this way in the deep South ... :twisted:
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Postby Ladytiger » May 30th, '08, 21:31

I'm posting because Victoria made me. :P
So much has been happening lately that I haven't had much alone time to sit down, read, and enjoy tea. I've been away almost every other weekend, gave blood for the first time Tuesday (go me! I love every minute of it and they must have thought I was a lunny because I was so happy during the process), SATs are coming for me next weekend, I'm planning for college, some of my friends are graduating this year so it's a huge deal, my niece is turning one next week, and I really REALLY need a good few hours to drink tea and read. Oy!
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Postby Salsero » May 30th, '08, 21:38

Ladytiger wrote:I'm posting because Victoria made me. :P
So much has been happening lately that I haven't had much alone time to sit down, read, and enjoy tea. I've been away almost every other weekend, gave blood for the first time Tuesday (go me! I love every minute of it and they must have thought I was a lunny because I was so happy during the process), SATs are coming for me next weekend, I'm planning for college, some of my friends are graduating this year so it's a huge deal, my niece is turning one next week, and I really REALLY need a good few hours to drink tea and read. Oy!
Excuses, excuses. Keep your priorities, girl!
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Postby Daughteroftheki... » May 30th, '08, 21:40

Oolong still my favorite, although I've had some lovely blacks, greens, and whites this month as well.
Today drinking TKY, but also enjoying quite a bit of iced constant comment.

Chamekke - You made me laugh, thinking of you singing along with Kermit as you waited for your tea to steep. :lol:

Chip - Sounds like you all are in for a great time at the Expo. So envious!
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Postby henley » May 30th, '08, 21:49

Sounds like you're having a great time, Chip. We're all jealous! :P

Had sakura sencha this afternoon. By the 5th steep, I just had colored water but the others were good. The lower water temp has helped (150-160) improve the taste for me so I'm wondering if the same would work for other greens. Off to make a cuppa white blueberry.
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Postby Victoria » May 30th, '08, 22:19

Ladytiger wrote:I'm posting because Victoria made me. :P


I knew you were gonna say that! But we really do miss you LT.
Please check in more often!
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Postby Victoria » May 31st, '08, 01:41

Coming to the end of this teaday, I realize I did not indicate my favorite tea for the month is oolong.
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