Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?


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Day two of Spring. Do you feel like celebrating with new or different teas commencing with Spring? Please share of course.

Yes, I have TeaSpring fever!
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I am now thinking yes
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Maybe
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I do not think so
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Definitely not!
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Other, please share
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Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '11, 01:21

Good TeaDay one and all. You are all welcome to join in this TeaDay celebration of Spring! Begin by sharing what is in your cup throughout the day.

Last weekend we discussed the tragic events in Japan. You can still vote and discuss the weekend's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Day two of Spring. Do you feel like celebrating with new or different teas commencing with Spring? Please share of course.

I am looking forward to sharing this Teaday with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby Herb_Master » Mar 21st, '11, 05:39

I visit the TeaSpring site from time to time
http://www.teaspring.com/oolong-tea.asp :lol:

But have never yet ordered from them, and my teastore is so full an imminent purchase is unlikely :)
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '11, 08:16

TeaSpring and TeaSpring.com are coincidental, today is about Spring and tea. :mrgreen:
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby JRS22 » Mar 21st, '11, 08:29

Yesterday i began to prepare for spring by beginning spring cleaning. I'm clearing out another kitchen cabinet so I can spread out my tea and teaware. The double width cabinet will be for greens and whites and the single width cabinet will hold my still small but growing puerh collection. Since I had all the puerh out on the kitchen table for a bit I tried out some of the puerh samples.

Today in honor of spring I'll start the day with a some of my small remaining supply of Tai Ping Hou Kui. It's so green and fresh-tasting even though it's last year's harvest.
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby tortoise » Mar 21st, '11, 09:07

Well, yes, I'll be experimenting with new teas this spring. Some of them are affiliated with spring, like shincha. I've never bought it before and looking forward to the experience.

It's taken me all winter to find the direction I'm headed with roasted teas, so I've been buying some more wintry teas this spring too. I have a feeling they will not destroy my seasonal clock when drinking them though.

Sencha this morning. Like most mornings.
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby dokpm0 » Mar 21st, '11, 09:17

Other - I'm in the process of trying some "new to me" teas, but would be doing so even if it wasn't spring. After some suggestions in the Pu-Erh forum I placed a small order for some samples from Jas-eTea.

I started off this TeaDay with some Russian Caravan.
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby brad4419 » Mar 21st, '11, 11:09

I've got the fever!

I'm looking forward to trying some new greens this year like lu an gua pian and tai ping hou kui along with some old favorites.

tie luo han today
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby Elovitz » Mar 21st, '11, 11:33

I got a bit of the fever! I'm trying out new vendors and half of the teas are familiar while some others are new.

I've some pu-erh, tencha, and some chinese greens (can't remember their names off-hand) that are waiting!

Lapsang in my cup for this cold, wet "spring" day :/
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby brlarson » Mar 21st, '11, 18:18

I am looking forward to the spring harvest and fresh, new greens, and I might pick up a little more from the 2010 harvest when O-Cha reopens.

Started the day with Hou de's 2009 shui xian. I'm almost at the end of the last bag. I might pop open my last bag of kanro gyo after supper.
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '11, 22:08

For several years Spring has meant conserving Japanese greens as shincha approaches, reducing steep sizes, drinking other teas.

This is definitely the case now as I think I have a grand total of 50 grams Sencha! This is 1/6 of what I normally brew in a month. This also helps reduce

And with that in mind, began the TD with a smaller steep of Kaboku from Ippodo with the Mrs. Small steeps of Organic Sencha from Rishi to finish out a "light" TeaDay.
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 21st, '11, 22:52

Spring? It´s still winter :(

Have been drinking Feng Qing gold tips dian hong today....Mmmmmm nice big mugfulls of black tea :D
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby greentam » Mar 21st, '11, 23:01

Since I'm pretty new to nice (non boxed and bagged) teas, so pretty much everything I try is new! And fortunately, almost everything I've tried, I've really loved! :lol:
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby Chip » Mar 22nd, '11, 01:23

greentam wrote:Since I'm pretty new to nice (non boxed and bagged) teas, so pretty much everything I try is new! And fortunately, almost everything I've tried, I've really loved! :lol:

That is exciting to hear from someone new to tea! :mrgreen:
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Re: Monday TeaSpring Day! 3/21/11 TeaSpring Fever?

Postby debunix » Mar 22nd, '11, 03:15

Went right back to my tea origins today with SeaDyke red label TKY. Nothing new about it!
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