Saturday 6/28/08

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On average, how much "tealiquid" do you drink per day?

16 ounces (475 ml)
32 ounces, one quart (950 ml)
64 ounces, half gallon (1.9 l)
96 ounces, 3/4 gallon (2.850 l)
128 ounces, one gallon (3.8 l)
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Saturday 6/28/08

Postby Chip » Jun 28th, '08, 04:48

Yesterday, optimistic TeaChatters top pick was 4...out of a possible 5 for how they would generally rate their current teas.

Welcome everyone to TeaDay, Let's brew and share what is in our cups today...all day.

Today's liquified TeaPoll and discussion topic was suggested during TeaDay yesterday by Victoria. How much "tea liquid" do you drink on an average day. Are their particular days you drink more...less?

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on TeaDay. So, bottoms up, refill...repeat!
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The Mysterious Tea A

Postby Salsero » Jun 28th, '08, 05:01

Recently Scruff mailed a couple Wuyi Yancha samples to “Several fellow tea-fiends” (sic), labeled only Tea A and Tea B. This photo is Tea A, a sumptuous mystery, starting out smelling for all the world like hot cocoa. Around the third infusion, it started tasting of dry dates, smooth and aromatic. As with virtually all Wuyi teas, I found precious little viscosity; however, these middle infusions did present a smooth and aromatic character that was almost creamy in texture, not thick - like, say, a Pouchong or Gao Shan might be -- but almost as good as thick. The later infusions held notes of nutmeg and sweet plums. Even as the taste faded, the brew left a pleasantly oily feel on the lips. I lost track of the number of steeps. Normally I am happy to get 5 from a Wuyi Yancha, but this one went at least 10. Thanks Scruff, a precious treat! If you never reveal the source of this tea, we will send goons to do unspeakable things to you.

Scruff reviews this same tea in his blog HERE and reviews Tea B HERE. The second includes some of the best tea photos I have seen, and makes me a little embarrassed to post my own heavily scripted and stilted piece below.

Fortunately, I have no shame, so here’s my Tea A pic. Click on it for a bigger image.


Actually, I enjoyed this tea so much and it lasted through so many infusions, I made another photo which I will post on some rainy day.
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Postby bi lew chun » Jun 28th, '08, 05:40

Back in the day, perhaps a gallon or so. Ever since I converted to small teawares, it's been more like 32 oz. Less is more?
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Postby olivierco » Jun 28th, '08, 06:23

Between 10 and 15 oz per session.
I drink 3 to 6 teas per day, so from 30 to 90 oz per day. I chose 64 in the poll, but my average is closer to 1.5l (50oz).

This morning, silver needles and now houjicha karigane with my lunch
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Postby chrl42 » Jun 28th, '08, 06:34

I usually drink 20 to 30 oz on week days.

But can be tripled on weekend!
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Postby Trey Winston » Jun 28th, '08, 07:45

About three liters, I would say. My pot takes one liter, and I fill it three times on average during the day. Mostly white, but sometimes green as well.
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Postby omegapd » Jun 28th, '08, 08:54

On a normal day, it's over 32 oz. Lately it's been less, but I'll get back into my routine on Tuesday when I get back to work.

This morning I'm going to try out the Revolution White Pear my wife picked up a couple of days ago...

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Postby britt » Jun 28th, '08, 09:05

I chose 64 oz per day because I buy 4 gallons of spring water each week. I could add another 20 oz per day at work. This is an average, as I can drink close to a gallon per day on weekends and much less on days where I drink more matcha. Also, when using a gaiwan, reduce the amount by half to account for the portion of tea that ends up everywhere but in the cups.
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Postby elchai » Jun 28th, '08, 09:10

A normal day for me is between 16 and 32 oz.
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Postby olivierco » Jun 28th, '08, 09:19

Kanro gyokuro right now.

Total amount of tea drunken so far today: 34oz

Today is kind of special for many french people. It was the last saturday that we (kids and their teachers) went to school. French kids will now go to school only four days a week.
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Postby witches brew » Jun 28th, '08, 09:46

I still drink more water than I do tea, so I think 16oz. is about right. I probably steep twice as much as that, but so often I spill out the tepid half cup and make a fresh one.

I just finished a second steep of Hibiki An Sencha Pinnacle. This is a good tea, sweet without being excessively grassy. This morning I didn't hurry through making tea, and I got two perfect steeps. Life doesn't get better than this. And I drank every drop of both cups.
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Postby Beanbean » Jun 28th, '08, 09:50

On a typical day I have two LARGE (16 oz) mugs of tea. Occasionally I'll have a third but not often.
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Postby henley » Jun 28th, '08, 10:20

On avg, 32 oz/day. Some days it's only my 2 cups (6-8 oz cup) in the morning but a few times have drank 6-8 cups of tea in the evening. Not the smartest plan if you want to stay in bed all night long...

Oolong #40 w/bfast this morning. Hoping to get a couple of resteeps in later during the day.
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Postby Ti » Jun 28th, '08, 11:43

32 oz at most. Usually less.

This morning I made Dragon Well and drank a few while writing out bills. I learned not to sip Dragon Well immediately after licking envelope glue.
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