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It is already September, but we need to share what was our Tea of the Month for August. Details, details, details ... 2 votes.

It was a black
2
4%
oolong
12
26%
green
9
19%
white
1
2%
pu-erh
3
6%
other
0
No votes
Bonus, it was from China
12
26%
Bonus, it was from Taiwan
3
6%
Bonus, it was from India
0
No votes
Bonus, it was from Japan
5
11%
Bonus, it was from other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 47

Fri-Sun TeaDay 9/2-4/11 Tea of the Month, new all-time fave?

Postby Chip » Sep 2nd, '11, 01:57

Greetings TeaChatters. Welcome to TeaDay. Please stop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day. Also discuss the topic of the day.

Yesterday we discussed TeaTutors. Please continue to discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. It is already September, but we need to share what was our Tea of the Month for August. Details, details, details ...

I am looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Herb_Master » Sep 2nd, '11, 05:35

I am not sure that the Bonus answer should be competing with the first answer for a percentage of the votes :roll:


Edited for Chip :wink:

Chip wrote:What, no tea of the month? Or aren't you sharing this with us? :mrgreen:


Oolong, China, Bai Ji Guan - one of the famous Si Da Ming Cha

At the time I voted 2 people had voted, both had opted for Oolong, but Oolong only got 50% of the vote, China 25% and Other 25%
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Chip » Sep 2nd, '11, 08:08

Herb_Master wrote:I am not sure that the Bonus answer should be competing with the first answer for a percentage of the votes :roll:

What, no tea of the month? Or aren't you sharing this with us? :mrgreen:
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby debunix » Sep 2nd, '11, 11:10

My tea of the month for August was a wonderful new tea for me: "White Oolong" from Norbu. I liked it so well that the first time I prepared it, I couldn't stop after the first set of infusions, and started immediately with another batch of leaves. Delicate, delicious, unique.

No tea yet today, sigh!
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Proinsias » Sep 2nd, '11, 16:12

Aoki green today, and yesterday.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby JRS22 » Sep 2nd, '11, 16:42

I've enjoyed several excellent 2011 chinese greens this month. Nevertheless my nomination for tea of the month is a Puerh - 2005 Golden Award Liu-Pao 85122 (Tea Art & Cultural Expo 2011), thanks to Auhckw. Firstly, I genuinely enjoyed the tea, and secondly I was relieved as I have 196 grams left!

Right now I'm enjoying many infusion of Gu Zhu Zi Sun while waiting for my meeting with the claims adjuster from the flood insurance program. Ah, Hurricane Irene.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Chip » Sep 3rd, '11, 01:10

Late to TD today. Quite a busy and hectic day for me, but always time for tea.

Started the day with Miyabi with the Mrs enjoying this tea drinking from Sendai.

Next up was Fujitsubu, a lovely gyo from the O-C, served up in a Petr-yaki gyokuro set.

Currently enjoying iced sencha, SLT.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby auhckw » Sep 3rd, '11, 01:32

There isn't much Tea in August, but there are some Teaware of the Month of August for me :mrgreen:

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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby auhckw » Sep 3rd, '11, 02:07

Suddenly remembered... I do have Tea of the Month...

First time, I broke loose 26 different types of Dayi Pu in 2 days. What a great experience for me to see the different leaves, checking the consistency inside/outside and breaking different compression density. Some very easy and some are just too extremely difficult.

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Re: Friday TeaDay 9/2/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Chip » Sep 3rd, '11, 02:31

It is best if yesterday's topic carried over to today. Therefore please share what is in your cup with us throughout the day.

Then discuss yesterday's (and today's) topic. Share your tea of the month for August, details please!

Added bonus, does this tea fit into your all time fave list?

Enjoy your TeaDay
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Re: Fri/Sat TeaDay 9/2-3/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby debunix » Sep 3rd, '11, 13:53

Starting the day with some Sayamakaori sencha from Yuuki-cha.. My first time with this tea in ages, and the long needles of leaf are as intensely dark and rich-scented as ever. I made a misstep on the 3rd infusion, but have recovered nicely with the fourth. This is the first time with this tea in my Petr Novak kyusu, and I'm drinking it from my granite yunomi.

Yesterday, shared a thermos of Bai Yun oolong from Norbu in the afternoon--and remembered to add more of this tea to my future order cart. In the evening, several smaller brewings--Tai Ping Hou Kui from Jing Tea Shop, Xue Dian Mei Lan oolong/green tea from Norbu, and Da Wu Ye from Camellia Sinensis (the last from a very fruitful tea swap with another TCer). I think it will take some cool grey days to move puerhs and strongly roasted oolongs back to the top of the list.
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Re: Fri/Sat TeaDay 9/2-3/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby rhondabee » Sep 3rd, '11, 15:20

I think my favorite tea for August was 2011 Spring Lishan oolong from Floating Leaves Tea. Right now drinking Da Yu Ling from FLT. Beautiful floral & fruity scent.
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Re: Fri/Sat TeaDay 9/2-3/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Nenugal » Sep 3rd, '11, 15:59

Favourite for August and also tea of the day was a Chinese green: Huang Shan Mao Feng.
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Re: Fri/Sat TeaDay 9/2-3/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby Running for Tea » Sep 3rd, '11, 16:01

My tea for August was basically my tea of the summer. Obubu's kabuse sencha. I found it a lot more convenient to go to the local tea shop and purchase packs there rather than order anything new from Japan... I have since overcome that boundary with my O-cha order that arrived today!

Just tried/devoured some Kiri no Mori matcha from O-cha... my introduction to matcha has left me with a new love :mrgreen:
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Re: Fri/Sat TeaDay 9/2-3/11 Tea of the Month for August?

Postby tortoise » Sep 3rd, '11, 16:43

15 years aged Dong Ding from Taiwan via Floating Leaves.

I've talked about it here before, but I haven't purchased any new tea types in August so it goes to the Dong Ding. Reminds me very much of Coffee, but better - obviously - because it's oolong tea.
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