Sunday TeaRoom TeaDay 8/24/08 Drinking tea solo?


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Are you enjoying tea alone? And are you the only tea drinker?

I am alone and obviously the only tea drinker
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34%
I am not alone, but I am the only tea drinker
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30%
I am not alone, and I am not the only tea drinker
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32%
Other
2
4%
 
Total votes : 56

Sunday TeaRoom TeaDay 8/24/08 Drinking tea solo?

Postby Chip » Aug 24th, '08, 04:33

Music and tea responses were pretty mixed yesterday. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Welcome to another TeaRoom TeaDay. Everyone is invited to brew some tea and share what is in your cups today, all day!

Today's TeaRoom poll and discussion topic. Ironic question for a TeaRoom discussion. Are you enjoying tea alone today? Meaning, not necessarily alone, but the only tea drinker.

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone today, all day. Bottoms up.
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Postby Salsero » Aug 24th, '08, 04:36

The tea is Ali Shan. The cup is Czech, as were 3 of my great, great grandparents.

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Postby kongni » Aug 24th, '08, 06:17

Beautiful picture!

I'm enjoying a nice organic fukamushi this early AM....Alone :D

Although I have some friends locally that enjoy tea, I think I'm definitely the only "fanatic" that I know. Thanks to this forum I no longer feel alone! :D
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Postby omegapd » Aug 24th, '08, 06:33

Being a Sunday, my wife will join me for tea at lunch time. That's our weekly tradition.

Most other days, it's a solo experience, though.

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Postby Pentox » Aug 24th, '08, 07:45

It may just be me and in the middle of the night, but does this question make grammatical sense?

Are you the enjoying tea alone? And are you the only tea drinker?
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Postby CynTEAa » Aug 24th, '08, 08:13

Pentox wrote:It may just be me and in the middle of the night, but does this question make grammatical sense?

Are you the enjoying tea alone? And are you the only tea drinker?



Hehehe!
Thought I needed more tea. Just one cup of Yunnan Gold as usual. More to follow ASAP.

Great pic , Sal! Gorgeous cup and saucer!
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Postby Beanbean » Aug 24th, '08, 09:52

In our household, my son (10 years old) and I are the tea drinkers. My husband will drink tea occasionally and prefers smokey teas, but he is truly a coffee drinker.

Getting ready to make a pot of Ceylon.
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Postby augie » Aug 24th, '08, 09:54

Nice photo again, Salsero. The flowers must be glads -- this I know b/c I can grow glads. Which means it is a species you cannot kill. :lol: My uncle sent me one of those "easy to grow orchids" that I am currently not getting along with.

I am not the only tea drinker, so of course I am not alone. I am slowly converting my family to drinking some tea. Almost everyone in the house has an occasional cup of something once/wk. My oldest is drinking iced tea.

Woke up late today and missed the entire F-1 race in Valencia, Spain. I did get to see Filippe Massa take his final lap to the finish line.
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Postby Riene » Aug 24th, '08, 10:15

Lyons Gold for me this morning.

I was the original tea drinker in my household, converted my husband to iced tea from soda, then to hot tea, and am now working on other family members.

Viva la revolucion!
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Postby soapy » Aug 24th, '08, 10:24

my husband will only drink a cup of bagged tea when he has a flu
I do have my 8 y/o enjoying some herbal teas and iced teas

already enjoyed some oolong before everyone woke up
yunnan next this morning
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Postby Sydney » Aug 24th, '08, 10:28

I am not drinking alone, because the IM has returned! :wink:
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Postby Beidao » Aug 24th, '08, 11:03

augie wrote:Woke up late today and missed the entire F-1 race in Valencia, Spain. I did get to see Filippe Massa take his final lap to the finish line.


I also began watching the race just in that moment.

Have been drinking Gui Hua today, lots of cups. Now am drinking Ding Dong but can't get it right, so frustrating!

I'm usually a solo tea drinker. I do force everyone coming home to me to drink some cups, but they usually don't get the idea *sigh*

Here's some spent Gui Hua leaves from today

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Long live natural light! Thanx Geek for pushing me in the right direction!
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Postby Victoria » Aug 24th, '08, 11:34

In my cup this morning is Adagio Yunnan Gold,
probably my favorite morning choice.

Happy Sunday everyone!
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Postby Geekgirl » Aug 24th, '08, 12:01

Beidao wrote: Now am drinking Ding Dong but can't get it right, so frustrating!


Um... :lol: (That's okay, that's what I call it too.)

Your leaf photo is stunning! Yay for natural light!

augie wrote:Nice photo again, Salsero. The flowers must be glads -- this I know b/c I can grow glads. Which means it is a species you cannot kill. Laughing My uncle sent me one of those "easy to grow orchids" that I am currently not getting along with.


Ditto on the photo, Sal. I like the glads, and is your teacup apple blossoms? Nice.

augie, this totally cracked me up! I used to have a "green thumb" when I was a teenager. I had a whole iron shelving unit in my bedroom full of plants and flowers. (Boring kid. Ha!) Somewhere between the age of 14 and 20, I lost my plant growing ability almost completely. Now the only thing I can keep alive is Dracaena, Spider plant, and Peace Lily, none of which I can have at home because of the plant-eating cats. :roll:

This morning I've finished my matcha and I'm about to dive into a Shi Ru Xiang generously shared by ABx. I'm a little bit oolonged out at the moment.
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Postby Smari » Aug 24th, '08, 12:51

Sal - that cup is so beautiful! I totally love the flowers on there.
Beidao - I love that photo; the leaves look so gorgeous in that light like that.

This morning, my boyfriend finally joined me for some tea. We had some Genmai cha and thought it resembled a breakfast cereal - which was perfect for breakfast! :lol:

I guess I won't be drinking tea alone on weekends anymore, hehe. I only go solo when I am at work, which is actually great- considering the amount of stress that can be lifted from crazy amount of projects I get. Woo hoo :shock:
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