Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

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How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Fewer than 10
3
8%
10-19
13
36%
20-29
4
11%
30-39
3
8%
40-49
2
6%
50 or more
11
31%
 
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Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Tobias » Aug 27th, '10, 15:43

I just counted mine and excluding the samples I have 47 different kinds of tea, none of them are unopened. How many do you have?

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Chip » Aug 27th, '10, 16:17

Not counting samples ... less than 20, around half are open.

This has dropped radically over the years from when I was in my must try everything phase, but now I just must try lots of greens. 5 years ago I would have said up to 100 with wayyyy too many open. It became very stressful worrying about all those open teas aging by the minute.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Victoria » Aug 27th, '10, 16:34

OH, I'm sure I have over 50. Embarrassingly true.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Nenugal » Aug 27th, '10, 17:59

I currently have 25, and 18 of them are opened.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby ebauer » Aug 27th, '10, 19:31

I have over 20 kinds of tea and some samples. Only the samples are not opened. I bought them to give to others to get them to try new teas.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Crafty_Mom » Aug 27th, '10, 20:13

8 in the cabinet, 3 more coming in the mail. Mostly blacks, some tisanes, some greens.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby debunix » Aug 28th, '10, 00:50

I've been keeping a running tally in another forum that I think is reasonably accurate, and not counting quite a few tiny samples from tea swaps etc, the current count is 75, although to be fair that includes home and stashes in 2 different offices (I work several days a month in other offices where I also drink tea). Only a few of those are really delicate teas where freshness is a big issue, like green oolongs and senchas, and I make a conscious effort to limit the number of those that are open at once, and many of those are puerhs, where freshness is not a virtue, or unopened.

But still, too many!

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby IPT » Aug 28th, '10, 01:00

If you mean by types of tea; Longjing, Alishan, Puer, Tie Guanyin, etc, I certainly have over 50. If you mean how many different teas to I have, I'd have to guess. I have at least 500 different type of Shengpu in my house and almost that in Shupu. Plus there is other types. I probably don't want to know.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby entropyembrace » Aug 28th, '10, 02:13

I have just over 20 loose leaf teas...I counted 22 but I might have missed some of the older ones. And all of them are open excepting a 50g package of sakura sencha...but I do have an open package of the same tea.

I didn´t count tisanes or teabags which would have inflated the number quite a bit.

Not all of the teas I am actively drinking...there´s a couple which I don´t think I will ever drink and I should get past my packrat tendencies and dump in the garden...Then there´s some flavoured teas (lots of earl greys) which while drinkable I´m never in the mood for anymore. :roll:

The number would have been quite a bit higher last year but I gave some to my gf and used up most of the good teas I wasn´t intentionally aging...I was feeling like I had too much tea sitting around. Then I got into sencha so I am intentionally keeping the number low so I can use it up before it gets stale.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby olivierco » Aug 28th, '10, 06:51

I would say about 35 different teas. I used to have more than 50 though.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Alucard » Aug 28th, '10, 15:08

I have 2, expecting 2 more on Monday. :o

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby gingkoseto » Aug 28th, '10, 17:02

I am sure there are more than 50. What makes me very excited now is that I have more than 10 types of teas in hands that I've never tasted yet in my entire life. I stick to my old love and meantime am constantly attracted by new tastes. To borrow a sentence I read from GongfuGirl yesterday - I have an open relationship with teas. :D

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Marco » Aug 29th, '10, 14:43

If I count all samples I have in the moment I easily top the 50.
I have seven or eight teas in bigger amounts and really a lot of 15g samples. In the moment I try lots of Oolongs and some Whites and some Pu Erhs and Chinese Greens as well.
I really like trying - and with samples I do not have to worry.

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby TubbyCow » Aug 31st, '10, 01:10

Oh, gosh. Not including samples, I just counted 45 types.

Including samples, around 100.

I keep a log estimating how many cups I have in total because I don't ever want to have more tea on hand than I can reasonably drink in 3 three months. It doesn't include raw pu erh since I don't have to worry about that getting old. Current estimation: 3264 cups. :oops:

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Re: Poll: How many different kind of teas do you have at home?

Postby Chip » Aug 31st, '10, 01:15

3264 cups in 3 months? I never heard of anyone calculating their stocks in this manner. :lol: :mrgreen:

Well, I figure how many grams per day and figure 3 months worth usually. Is 3 months a magic number?

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