Yeah Monday TeaDay 6/16/08


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The very last time you tried a tea for the very FIRST time was...?

Today...wooo hooo
8
16%
Yesterday...w@@t
9
18%
Less than a week ago...
17
33%
Less than a month ago...
10
20%
Less than 3 months ago
4
8%
Less than 6 months ago
1
2%
Way too long it would appear.
2
4%
 
Total votes : 51

Yeah Monday TeaDay 6/16/08

Postby Chip » Jun 16th, '08, 03:45

I hope everyone had a great TeaWeekend.

Welcome everyone to a new week on TeaDay. Let's go brew and come back and share what is in our cups today, all day long. If you need to you can reflect back on your TeaDay.

What's new? That is the subject of today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Share with us when was the last time you had a new tea for the very first time. Of course, also share what it was as well. Your impression of it.

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with all of you. So, bottoms up, refill, repeat as many times as you can.
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Postby omegapd » Jun 16th, '08, 04:18

Yesterday. Tried the Osmanthus Oolong from Upton. Very nice. Lightly oxidized Chinese scented with Osmanthus flowers. It brewed up a light yellow cup with just a hint of flower aroma. I didn't know what to expect since the few examples of Jasmine scented teas I've tried have been almost overpowering, so this was a nice change of pace to those.

No tea this morning as it's only 0415 and I think I'm going to try and catch another few hours of sleep on my day off.

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Nilgiri and Parigi

Postby Salsero » Jun 16th, '08, 04:57

A special cup of handmade Nilgiri.
O.K., yesterday we did Puccini in Japan; today, Massenet in France: En fermant les yeux

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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » Jun 16th, '08, 05:48

A few weeks ago, tried a round of oolongs courtesy of Henley. Today, all tea will seem new after a withdrawal weekend, though I'm drinking only water first to resupply a slightly dehydrated body. A full pot of Irish Breakfast is shortly on the horizon!
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Postby Ladytiger » Jun 16th, '08, 06:26

The last time I tried a tea for the first time was less than 3 months ago and was mango flavored black tea from adagio.
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Postby TimeforTea » Jun 16th, '08, 08:28

The last time I tried a new tea for the first time was less than a month ago...all these oolongs to try! :D

This morning, I am enjoying something different and refreshing: iced white peach.

Have a great day, everyone!
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Postby chrl42 » Jun 16th, '08, 08:31

Last weekend I tried En Shi Yu Lu - the only Chinese steamed green known to exist - for the first time.
However, unlike my expectation, it belonged to the taste group of other Chinese greens than Japanese greens in my opinion.

I might have to try that again..
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Postby Terrasi » Jun 16th, '08, 09:01

Yesterday. I've been in North Carolina for a week (with another week to go) and I brought a few tea samples with me to try.

So yesterday I tried adagio's birthday tea (smells better than it tastes) and the ginger peach, which I personally love.

Taking trips gives me a good chance to try new teas, since I don't have access to my normal tea collection. I do miss my yunnan gold though.
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Postby Trey Winston » Jun 16th, '08, 09:37

It's been some time since I tried a new one, but I have samples of several whites that I intend to try very soon.
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Postby augie » Jun 16th, '08, 11:57

Oh, sheesh I don't write this stuff down like I should. . .
I was working through my Green Pu Ehr sample bonanza -- not thrilled by it. :?

Nice footed teacup, Salsero.
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Postby olivierco » Jun 16th, '08, 12:07

I tried some silver needles last week (12th june). I don't know if it counts as a new tea because I had already silver needles, but they were from another seller.
If you meant a real new tea, this is Ippodo shincha that I tried on 6th june.

This morning silver needles with my breakfast. Ippodo shincha in a few minutes.
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Postby Wesli » Jun 16th, '08, 12:22

Is the question the last time we tried a tea category (i.e. oolong, green, black) for the first time, or is it asking the last time we tried a new tea (i.e. Weslitea.com's TGFOPFTW black assam)? Or is it even the tea category, like bai hao yinzhen, pai mutan, long jing, sencha?!

Last night I tried a sweet, smooth and mellow 8 year old shu pu-erh. It may have been the first time I agreed completely with a vendor description. :lol:
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Postby Chip » Jun 16th, '08, 12:37

Wesli wrote:Is the question the last time we tried a tea category (i.e. oolong, green, black) for the first time, or is it asking the last time we tried a new tea (i.e. Weslitea.com's TGFOPFTW black assam)? Or is it even the tea category, like bai hao yinzhen, pai mutan, long jing, sencha?!

Last night I tried a sweet, smooth and mellow 8 year old shu pu-erh. It may have been the first time I agreed completely with a vendor description. :lol:


Any or all of the above...simply a new tea for the individual whether it is a class, type, or a specific offering. Simply any new tea.

I am about to try for a very first time...Shincha Houryoko Fukamushi. A limited time offering shincha from Den's. The dry leaf smells very sweet. Wooo hooo

Earlier, Keemun Concerto from adagio.
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Postby Victoria » Jun 16th, '08, 12:53

Yesterday I tried Tao of Tea as a vendor for the first time and their LiShan which is in my cup again today.

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Re: Nilgiri and Parigi

Postby Geekgirl » Jun 16th, '08, 13:06

Salsero wrote:A special cup of handmade Nilgiri.
O.K., yesterday we did Puccini in Japan; today, Massenet in France: En fermant les yeux

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Holy moly, my jealousy meter just pinged all the way to the right! LOVE this teaset!
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