Tuesday 7/01/08

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OK, was yesterday a fluke. Which tea reigned supreme for you in the entire first half of 2008?

Black
14
25%
Oolong
19
33%
Green
18
32%
White
1
2%
Yellow
0
No votes
Pu-erh
4
7%
Rooibos
0
No votes
Herbal
1
2%
Yerbe Mate
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 57

Tuesday 7/01/08

Postby Chip » Jul 1st, '08, 02:49

This was amazing...the Oolongs pulled off a coup yesterday and took the top spot in fave tea of TeaChatters for June...this is despite all the shincha hoopla. The Oolongonians have quietly been busy. We will see how today's poll goes!!!

Welcome TeaFriends to TeaDay...let's brew and share what is in our cups today...all day!

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic was inspired by the coup yesterday by Oolong in the poll...so, we kick it up a notch and increase the stake and prestige. Today, we want to know what is your favorite tea so far for the first half of 2008!!! So, please share your fave...some details if you please. Today we will see what tea reigns supreme for 2008 so far.

I am as always looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up, refill, repeat...
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60th Anniversary Tea

Postby Salsero » Jul 1st, '08, 03:01

Today is the sixtieth consecutive TeaDay photo I have posted. Compulsive, a little?

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For the Sixtieth Anniversary Tea Party I am serving a Dan Cong Fall Orchid from Imen, the Dan Cong Queen of Palos Verdes.

The teaware vendor called this cup a Chikujaku lidded teacup which I think means bamboo. Click on the photo to see this yunomi chawan with its hat on. Click again to see some serious detail. The lidded cups were originally meant to be special for guests so their tea would stay warm and avoid dust, insects, or whatever airborne issues might be at large.

I especially like this chataku -- let's face it, I especially like all chataku!

To see the nearly spent leaves of the Dan Cong stewing in their own juices CLICK HERE. If you are interested in plant anatomy, click again for cell structure.

    Happy Sixtieth!
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Postby olivierco » Jul 1st, '08, 03:06

Japanese Greens of course. I don't have the statistics because I am at work.

This morning silver needles.
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Postby Chip » Jul 1st, '08, 03:08

Thanx Sal for sharing your talents with us and brightening our TeaDays!!! I hope you continue the practice for as long as there is a teaDay. :idea:

I have to ask though about the tea...the liquor looks milky??? Say it isn't so!!!!!! :shock:
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Postby chamekke » Jul 1st, '08, 03:13

This one is easy to answer! Japanese greens.

My cup is empty, but a little while ago it contained some of Adagio's coconut tea. Perfect for kicking back and watching The Jane Austen Book Club.
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Postby Terrasi » Jul 1st, '08, 04:14

I should try more Japanese greens, everyone loves them.

I won't say what tea has "reigned supreme" because that's an impossible call for me.

Silver needle now, I do love this stuff.
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Postby bi lew chun » Jul 1st, '08, 04:45

Grrreeen.

Though oolong reigned supreme today.

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Postby omegapd » Jul 1st, '08, 04:59

No doubt it's been black for me. Don't expect that to change soon.

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Postby olivierco » Jul 1st, '08, 05:53

Terrasi wrote:I should try more Japanese greens, everyone loves them.

Not everyone, but many of us!

Houjicha karigane with my lunch.
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Postby TimeforTea » Jul 1st, '08, 08:34

2008 started with green tea, but then switched over to oolong!

More importantly for me regarding the first half of 2008: It's been six months since I have have a drop of coffee! I can't even tolerate the smell anymore! :)
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Postby Salsero » Jul 1st, '08, 09:14

Chip wrote:I have to ask though about the tea...the liquor looks milky??? Say it isn't so!!!!!!
It isn't so. The liquor is actually a pretty transparent light orange. I suspect the blue cup interior is at least one factor making it look milky for you. I like white interiors so much!
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Postby hop_goblin » Jul 1st, '08, 09:18

You mean there are other teas out there than Pu-erh!
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Postby Riene » Jul 1st, '08, 09:23

Black, all the way. Caffeine-city. Mmmmmmm.

Yorkshire blend today, in the pot.
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Postby henley » Jul 1st, '08, 09:25

Sal, thanx for all the great pics & beautiful flowers!

Bi lew chun, really like the flowers in your photo. What are they?

Started out the year as mainly a black tea drinker but have changed to primarily oolongs. I like the lighter flavor, especially in warm (& humid) weather.

Had Organic Monk's Blend w/bfast this morning. Will see what lands in my cup during the rest of the day. Have a good one!
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Postby Victoria » Jul 1st, '08, 09:50

bi lew chun wrote:Though oolong reigned supreme today.

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Beautiful! I had to erase the Green word though. Now it's perfect.
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