Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?


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The one tea that if it was the last one on the planet, you would NOT brew, let alone drink?

A black
2
6%
An oolong
0
No votes
A green
2
6%
A white or yellow
0
No votes
A pu-erh
0
No votes
A lapsang
1
3%
A Rooibos
5
15%
A particular herbal
5
15%
Yerbe mate
1
3%
Kombucha
10
30%
Other
7
21%
 
Total votes : 33

Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Chip » Sep 9th, '10, 00:12

Greetings fellow tea lovers. Please drop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

Yesterday we discussed Teaware pairings. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today, we get to bash a tea, a rare negative TeaDay. So, if one tea was the last tea on the entire planet, but you still would not brew it, let alone drink it, what would it be? Why this tea?

I am looking forward to sharing my TeaDay with everyone here today. So, bottoms up, refill, repeat many times.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Victoria » Sep 9th, '10, 00:46

I'm not touching Scooby do - ewww!
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby entropyembrace » Sep 9th, '10, 00:54

Victoria wrote:I'm not touching Scooby do - ewww!


yeah seriously...I had two sips and dumped the rest down the sink when I tried it.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby theory » Sep 9th, '10, 02:21

This was a tough one, I amost needed a none of the above option. Then I rememberd: licorice - or anything with licorice in it. Bleh (JMO)
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby debunix » Sep 9th, '10, 02:32

Kombucha. Just no interest whatsoever.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby LauraW » Sep 9th, '10, 07:48

debunix wrote:Kombucha. Just no interest whatsoever.

+1. Though Rooibos comes close.. but I still think the taste of Rooibos might grow on me eventually...
Headed out to work, so no tea yet. Thinking Yunnan...
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Proinsias » Sep 9th, '10, 09:04

I'm fine with all of them I can think of, no doubt there is some herbal or 'other' out there that would break me.

If there was only one tea left on the planet I'd probably be roasting my own coffee beans by the end of the week.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby PamEast » Sep 9th, '10, 09:26

Seriously allergic to anything with Lemongrass it in, so that falls into the "would rather die of thirst" catagory. Other than that, I haven't tried all the others yet so can't say if they'd make the list or not.

Drinking Yunnan Jig this morning. It's become my "first cup of the morning" tea. I branch out as the day progresses. Just tried the Yunnan Gold yesterday and loved it. I need to do a side by side taste test to see what I'm going to order when my supplies run low.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby geeber1 » Sep 9th, '10, 10:45

Rooibos, Kombucha (although my husband does like it), followed by most Herbals. I guess just about anything that isn't "real" tea.

Had some yummy Grand Qimen this morning with breakfast. Not sure what the work tea will be yet.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby artmom » Sep 9th, '10, 11:46

Don't really know, but am sure it would not be made from Camellia sinensis !! I really don't care for the beverages called "Tea" that are made from anything else.

Running late with my Tea this morning; none yet.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Skippyandjif » Sep 9th, '10, 11:50

The highest on my list for this question is this weird chocolate-hazelnut flavored tea that my mother bought once. It tasted really vile, absolutely nothing like chocolate, hazelnuts, or tea-- just chemicals. After that comes fruit-flavored teas, then yerba mate because drinking it makes me ill for some reason.

Keemun this morning. I'm going to Chinatown today, so hopefully I will return with more tea.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Victoria » Sep 9th, '10, 11:51

My usual Turzum Darjeeling to start the day.

Have a nice day everyone!
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Chip » Sep 9th, '10, 12:53

Perhaps I should have left the herbals, etc. out of this, keep it just tea?

I could almost say Lapsang Souchong, almost. But I think I could adapt to it. I could likely adapt to even the kombucha, maybe. I never have rooibus, so who knows. Yerba Mate, not a clue.

I have had some herbals that are OK, but others that really could never be enjoyed, also some flavored that would never enjoyed. Perhaps I should have had a flavored option?

Began the TD with a Fukamushi. SweeTea joined in while Pyrit and Wulong were just visiting the TeaTable.

Got 3 asamushi from Maiko yesterday! :mrgreen:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby nickE » Sep 9th, '10, 13:03

Chip wrote:Got 3 asamushi from Maiko yesterday! :mrgreen:

Nice! Let us know how they turn out!

I'd say Rooibos 'cause I really can't stand that stuff. I haven't tried many herbals so I wouldn't know about those.

Drinking a 2004 Changtai cake from HouDe today, forgot what it's called. It is great though! Syrupy mouthfeel, super sweet & quite complex for having some wet-storage.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/9/10 TeaBashing?

Postby Chip » Sep 9th, '10, 13:51

nickE wrote:
Chip wrote:Got 3 asamushi from Maiko yesterday! :mrgreen:

Nice! Let us know how they turn out!

They could be coming to an OTTI near you ... :mrgreen:
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