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The one tea that if it was the last one on the planet, you would NOT brew, let alone drink?

A black
4
9%
An oolong
1
2%
A green
1
2%
A white or yellow
0
No votes
A pu-erh
4
9%
A lapsang
6
13%
A Rooibos
7
15%
A particular herbal
11
24%
Yerbe mate
3
7%
Other
9
20%
 
Total votes : 46

Postby Salsero » Jun 10th, '08, 11:12

xine wrote:ditto witches and auggy. Can't get me to drink Pu. ever. end of story.
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Postby auggy » Jun 10th, '08, 11:18

The one thing that scares me more than pu erh is that thread with the jar of growing stuff. Give me the willies.
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Postby Victoria » Jun 10th, '08, 11:48

auggy wrote:The one thing that scares me more than pu erh is that thread with the jar of growing stuff. Give me the willies.


You are right Auggy, you just trumped Russian Soul.

Here at work, now brewing an oolong sample called Best Wulong Tea.
I haven't tried it yet, but somthing tells me it is misnamed.
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Postby olivierco » Jun 10th, '08, 11:55

Perhaps lapsang.


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Postby Salsero » Jun 10th, '08, 12:05

Victoria wrote: ... now brewing an oolong sample called Best Wulong Tea. I haven't tried it yet, but somthing tells me it is misnamed.
What is going on here? You have been listing off the strangest and/or most anonymous sounding tea names ever. It used to be all Ali-this and High-class-that, and now it's like Whisked Wonder White and Best Wulong Tea.

Cleaning out the closet?
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Postby Sydney » Jun 10th, '08, 12:10

I figured "none" would be covered under "other" so that's what I chose. I'll brew anything once.
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Postby Victoria » Jun 10th, '08, 12:21

Salsero wrote:
Victoria wrote: ... now brewing an oolong sample called Best Wulong Tea. I haven't tried it yet, but somthing tells me it is misnamed.
What is going on here? You have been listing off the strangest and/or most anonymous sounding tea names ever. It used to be all Ali-this and High-class-that, and now it's like Whisked Wonder White and Best Wulong Tea.

Cleaning out the closet?


Affirmative.

There is something compulsive in my nature that makes me HAVE to try these samples. It's an illness. And they need to be gone.
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Postby Geekgirl » Jun 10th, '08, 12:22

Maybe Victoria is getting her tea from the same place I am. In my cup this morning: "Fragrant Yellow." Not bad. I think I brewed it too hot though because I get just a touch of collard greens. bleh. It was better last time I had it, when I paid attention to time/temp. :lol:

Figured I'd torment the purists a bit with my too-dark-to-see cup interior. teehee:

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Postby Chip » Jun 10th, '08, 12:34

El Padre wrote:I figured "none" would be covered under "other" so that's what I chose. I'll brew anything once.


It is not so much about trying anything once...I will also! But having tried lapsang, I may never try it again, even if it was the last tea on earth. A close second is jasmine that has been scented by "spraying" essence on the leaf, that just disgusted me.

Adagio Golden Monkey this am...and now Fukamushi Maki. My open teas are getting lowwww...this is a reason to celebrate. Celebrate the incredible enjoyment they have brought me, but also celebrate new beginnings as I prepare to open new bags!
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Postby Pentox » Jun 10th, '08, 12:51

Aphroditea wrote:shu.

well, I would probably grumble a lot about it being the last tea...then brew it up anyway.


I'd have to agree with shu, can't really stand the stuff. I marked lapsang though just because that stuff is pretty vile as well.

I probably would just start with something else if there were no more tea. Maybe some muddy water, oh wait that's shu.
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Postby Selaphiel » Jun 10th, '08, 13:01

I have yet to encounter a tea that has offended me so greatly, so I choose not to vote.

Having some Feng Huang Spring Single Bush Milan Dancong oolong. Got a sample of this when I ordered Da Hong Pao at Jing teashop a while ago. Interesting tea, pretty potent on the aromas.
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Postby olivierco » Jun 10th, '08, 13:05

Time for some gyokuro now. Ippoen from Ippodo.
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Postby Victoria » Jun 10th, '08, 13:48

El Padre wrote:I figured "none" would be covered under "other" so that's what I chose. I'll brew anything once.


Padre, you may have stumbled onto something there. You can do a whole Blendtec take off line of videos called "Will it Brew?
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Postby Katrina » Jun 10th, '08, 13:50

Couldn't vote today because I really needed a "None" option. I just can't imagine that I'd rule out an entire class of teas. There have certainly been individual teas that I don't like, but I usually just take that as a challenge to find one I do. I had lapsang once and it was wretched, BUT the server had put the leaf in and then forgotten it in the kitchen for about 10 minutes. Considering that ANY tea would be pretty awful at that point, I didn't take it as a total indictment on lapsang...Of course, I haven't been brave enough to try it again yet.

Spring 2007 oolong in my cup right now. I'm also brewing some English Breakfast for iced tea for later.
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Postby Jeremy » Jun 10th, '08, 13:50

Any herbal with passionfruit in it ... Yuk

This morning, water sprite, oolong.
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