Friday TeaDay 8/01/08 Choice of an Indian region's tea?

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You are given a choice of an Indian region/Himalayan region tea, what do you choose?

Assam
16
36%
Ceylon
5
11%
Darjeeling
17
38%
Dooars
0
No votes
Nepal
0
No votes
Nilgiri
3
7%
Sikkim
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
None
4
9%
 
Total votes: 45

Friday TeaDay 8/01/08 Choice of an Indian region's tea?

Postby Chip » Aug 1st, '08, 01:49

Yesterday, China was the choice of more TeaChatters as the origin of their fave tea for July. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Welcome one and all to TeaDay, Friday version. This requires lots of brewing and sharing what is in our cups today, all day.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is about the region of India, well the teas from this region. So, if you could only choose one area for tea from this region, which would it be and why? If you need some help with tea growing areas, see the poll. Bonus, what regions do you like, dislike?

As always, I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Postby olivierco » Aug 1st, '08, 01:54

I often drink Darjeeling. It is quite easy to find some very good ones (at least to my taste).
Phuguri (Palais des thés) and Namring (Mariage frères) are my favorite for 2008 harvest.
This morning Keemun with breakfast .
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Uji Kirameki sencha

Postby Salsero » Aug 1st, '08, 01:54

A delicate asamushi (light-steamed) sencha sourced from an ancient tea house in Japan. You can see the hint of it though the ceramic.

A wise and ancient one said, “Sometimes the teaware is as much of the experience as the tea.

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*Well, if this cup isn't already big enough for you, you can click on the photo to get a bigger image.*
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Postby omegapd » Aug 1st, '08, 02:30

Malty and strong for me...Assam.

Drinking a Ceylon this morning, though. Trying to finish up my "work stash".

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Postby soapy » Aug 1st, '08, 05:39

I'm between
Ceylon &
Darjeeling

morning ceylon
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Postby Space Samurai » Aug 1st, '08, 06:34

:? hmmm, given only the choice of Indian tea kind of makes a guy reach for the coffee.
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Postby olivierco » Aug 1st, '08, 06:52

Any good source of Nepalese tea?

Houjicha with my lunch.
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Postby Selaphiel » Aug 1st, '08, 07:18

Olivierco: I suggest you try Jun Chiyabari Himalayan jade oolong. If you enjoy darjeelings I think you will like that one. Palais des thes sells it, same name, batch J44.

Think I'll have to answer Darjeeling here. Nepal comes close.

Today I'm having some Feng Huang Milan Dancong with it's lovely lychee aroma :)
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Postby CynTEAa » Aug 1st, '08, 07:37

Space Samurai wrote::? hmmm, given only the choice of Indian tea kind of makes a guy reach for the coffee.


Ick! Have you tried any really good Assam?

Can't vote in the poll yet. It gave me the confused feeling I get sometimes when trying to choose what to brew. I like them all for different reasons and different moods. This year however, Nepal had/has me quite hooked. It's been my go-to tea when I can't decide.

Golden Yunnan this morning (of course!) not sure where I'll go from here. :wink:

Happy Friday! (Today is Friday isn't it?)
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Re: Uji Kirameki sencha

Postby CynTEAa » Aug 1st, '08, 07:46

Salsero wrote:
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WOW!!
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Postby Trey Winston » Aug 1st, '08, 07:49

As far as I know, only one of these is known for its whites, and I've had some excellent Silver Tip from there. Darjeeling FTW.
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Postby Riene » Aug 1st, '08, 09:04

omegapd wrote:Malty and strong for me...Assam.


Yes! My favorite for the mornings.
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Postby Victoria » Aug 1st, '08, 09:39

Darjeeling for me but I have to say Nilgiri is a very close second.

Having a Darjeeling this morning from Salsero,
Risheehat Musk.

Happy Friday everyone!


Love the cup Sal! It photographs nicely!
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Postby auggy » Aug 1st, '08, 11:19

Well, I said darjeeling, but only because the one I've had I like - it kind of reminds me a bit of an oolong. :lol: But the other stuff, yeah, just can't do. Mind you, I haven't tried all the options on there, so there might be something good that I'd like. Anyone want to send me one cup samples of unflavored black teas for me to try?

SOOO ticked this morning. I was in a great mood - caffeine + peppy music = happy me. But then something happened at work and I just know exactly what will come of it and that anticipated result is making me boil. How dumb is that? It hasn't even happened yet (and there is a chance that it won't!) but I'm ready to quit and walk out. Sigh. I realize I'm a dork feeling like this, but I'm still steamed!

I'm almost hoping the anticipated result happens today because I want to quit so badly. Ugh.

I think this is the problem with not having to work. Makes it hard to keep doing it when I don't want to. :evil:
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Postby Katrina » Aug 1st, '08, 11:37

Surprisingly I actually went with Ceylon, only because I recently found two that I absolutely adore. Otherwise I think I would have said Darjeeling. Too hard.

I just read Auggy's message about being ready to quit. I think the hardest thing about my job as a SAHM is that I CAN'T quit. Today is a day that I think I would have at least requested a personal day if I could have. :roll:

I think I'll continue my contradictory nature and go brew some Assam. So there.
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