Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?


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It is hard to believe that 2011 is 1/3 over. How many teas do you have, that you still have not tried? Please share some details!

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Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby Chip » May 4th, '11, 02:19

It is a new TeaDay. Welcome, please join us by sharing what is in your cup throughout the day ... and discuss today's topic.

Yesterday we discussed emossional reactions to our teas. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. It is hard to believe that 2011 is 1/3 over. How many teas do you have, that you still have not tried? Please share some details!

We are all very much looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby Xell » May 4th, '11, 02:49

Don't have much teas now and nothing that i didn't try yet.

I've just had my first shincha! Limited edition from Yame :D Really nice smell from can and nice taste. What surprised me most, it's second infusion. I always have some problems getting it right, but with this shincha it was really smooth and tasty, and like usual really rich green color.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby auhckw » May 4th, '11, 03:04

9 out of 49 types in stock that I have not tried.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby Nenugal » May 4th, '11, 06:17

6 untried teas in the house, 3 of them are pu-erh, one yellow and two dancong.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby JBaymore » May 4th, '11, 07:23

None here at the moment that have not been tried.

best,

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby iannon » May 4th, '11, 09:18

Said none first..but then I remembered I have a sample of Jin Guan Yin
from Norbu i havent cracked open yet.. so chaged it to less than 5
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby tortoise » May 4th, '11, 09:57

About 4 that I haven't tasted. And 3 or 4 more on the way.

This morning had TG's 100 Year Tree, brewed in a nice little 75ml Hong ni pot. This tea is pretty unique for the rock teas I've had. Something like musk or allspice, or, I don't know...description fail.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby debunix » May 4th, '11, 11:27

I think fewer than 20 untried teas. I recently ordered small quantities of several teas that have been on my radar but not available from my usual suppliers, to see if they're worth continuing to seek out, and I have some new and interesting teas from the usual suspects that I haven't opened yet, because I'm trying to be more disciplined about not keeping so many teas opened at once, except for puerhs where staleness is really not an issue!

Some of the unopened teas I'm especially looking forward to are some of the few on the 'China Famous Teas' lists I haven't yet tried (Liu an gua pian, Jun Shan Yin Zhen yellow tea), and a few that I have read quite a bit about here and want to try, to see how different they are than related teas I've been already been drinking (Mu Zha TGY, Da Yu Ling, 'Milk Oolong').

Starting with Den's Shin Ryoku this morning.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby manekineko » May 4th, '11, 12:00

I have two sample packs of tea that I got yesterday that I have not yet tried. One is a dong ding oolong and the other I can't remember at the moment. Perhaps I should try them later?
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby TIM » May 4th, '11, 13:06

tortoise wrote:About 4 that I haven't tasted. And 3 or 4 more on the way.

This morning had TG's 100 Year Tree, brewed in a nice little 75ml Hong ni pot. This tea is pretty unique for the rock teas I've had. Something like musk or allspice, or, I don't know...description fail.


So does it worth all the waiting and longing Tortoise? :wink:
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby entropyembrace » May 4th, '11, 13:12

less than 5....I only have a few samples that I havent tried yet.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby Chip » May 4th, '11, 13:55

The replies are surprising me more than a bit. I expected much higher numbers of unopened teas. I am guessing this means that members have A LOT of opened teas. :mrgreen:

I went with less than 10. That is a pretty liberal guestimate. Several gyokuro and several oolong dominate the list. I have a few sencha in the TeaFridge that are not opened, but have already tried them previously.

Began the TD with Organic 7132 from O-Cha with the Mrs. Trying to pick up the "cherry" but could not this time. Maybe next session.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby Stentor » May 4th, '11, 14:24

None! I have seven teas open and tried them all. Most of them are nearly used up as I am anxiously awaiting the first shipment of shincha!
So, in a few weeks I'll have some more unopened teas.

Haven't had the chance to have much tea today. I bought some random (non-green) teas that I've never tried before the other day. So, today, I had a chinese black tea, "Long Yuan Golden Needle". It's pretty good. The dry leaf looks like black sencha, so I figured it couldn't be bad! :mrgreen:
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby tortoise » May 4th, '11, 14:32

TIM wrote:
tortoise wrote:About 4 that I haven't tasted. And 3 or 4 more on the way.

This morning had TG's 100 Year Tree, brewed in a nice little 75ml Hong ni pot. This tea is pretty unique for the rock teas I've had. Something like musk or allspice, or, I don't know...description fail.


So does it worth all the waiting and longing Tortoise? :wink:


Yes! Of course it was. I never doubted it, either. Just...the longing, like you said. :lol:
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 5/4/11 Undiscovered teas in your own home?

Postby brlarson » May 4th, '11, 15:35

Hmmm... 34 teas that I haven't tried (some are just untried vintages of teas that I have tried), plus 10 shincha are on order. Most are vac-packed. The recent purchases of Japanese greens will be the first to go, partially because I still haven't ordered a replacement for my medium-to-heavy roast yan cha pot. I have 12 teas open, mostly oolong.

DHP from Seven Cups this morning. 2010 Zencha Kiwame shincha with lunch.
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