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9/11-12/2011 TeaDay is FREE

Postby Chip » Sep 11th, '11, 03:46

In Remembrance of the Victims of the Attacks on America on September 11, 2001 on this the Tenth Anniversary.

Greetings TeaFriends, welcome to TeaDay. We hope everyone will share this TeaDay with us.

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

Today is a FreeDay TeaDay. Please discuss whatever is on your mind today. This is after all our TeaRoom.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Herb_Master » Sep 11th, '11, 07:33

Shock Horror!
There is evidence of Christmas in the shops already :roll:

Mince Pies, Selection Boxes and Chocolate Snowmen.


Has anyone started planning their Xmas presents to themselves yet. Any special tea or teaware planned.

I have yet to decide, what to add to my collection.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby brlarson » Sep 11th, '11, 08:07

No special tea or ware for me this Xmas. I bought three new pots last spring and I still have 1300grams of 2010 sencha/2011 shincha and 1600 grams of oolong. I bought into Japanese teas heavily this year and that has thrown off my schedule.

But, if I did buy something new it would be a shiboridashi. I've been eyeing one by Yoshiki for a while now.

What about you? Do you have any special gifts in mind?
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Herb_Master » Sep 11th, '11, 09:52

brlarson wrote:What about you? Do you have any special gifts in mind?


So difficult to decide :lol:

I have 2 tea trays and a couple of teaboats, but I am always keeping my eyes open for a nice stone tea tray. I have seen some wonderful ones in Evergree Tea Arts centre in KL, but never seen one I like as much as theirs.

This one http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/205023783/table_tray_tea_table_tray_bamboo/showimage.html
Won't let me post a link to the image

seems to have nice stone, what I really fancy is a long thin one on a hardwood cradle. I would use it conjunction with a teaboat. Teaboat for teapot, stone tray for cups.

Dragon teahouse has the shape, but no cradle and the stone finish does not excite me.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canoe-Stone-Gongfu-Tea-Serving-Tray-48-13cm-HL-/220805490359?pt=US_Tables&hash=item33690866b7
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I will keep looking :D

Aletrnatively an additional kettle
I have 2 Kamjoves, I would like a ceramic or glass to go on the table top gas burner I bought at Evergreen- possibly Lins.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby AdamMY » Sep 11th, '11, 11:53

Hmmm thoughts of Christmas? Now that you mention it you have me thinking about it, but I usually do not think about Christmas until after my sisters birthday in Early October. I usually try and be proactive which means I usually have purchased all the gifts I am giving out by Thanksgiving.

Although in terms of Christmas it is quite hard to get my family to get me tea stuff, where it is a bit hard to be surprised as they know little about tea and teaware themselves. Though this year I think I am going to give hints relating to Celadon teaware. I have seen some Ru Kiln cups, among other things that really have my eye. Even better is they are a bit less expensive as my parents always seem to have sticker shock when it comes to tea.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby artmom » Sep 11th, '11, 12:14

Spending the day remembering. . .
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby AdamMY » Sep 11th, '11, 13:05

artmom wrote:Spending the day remembering. . .


+1

Its odd thinking back to 9/11 I was old enough to still be able to clearly remember the day, and know that it was an incredibly important day, and quite a scary day, but I was still young enough that I am pretty sure that some of the incredible gravity of the situation was lost on me. It would be interesting to hear other peoples accounts of the day.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Chip » Sep 11th, '11, 13:45

AdamMY wrote:
artmom wrote:Spending the day remembering. . .


+1

Its odd thinking back to 9/11 I was old enough to still be able to clearly remember the day, and know that it was an incredibly important day, and quite a scary day, but I was still young enough that I am pretty sure that some of the incredible gravity of the situation was lost on me. It would be interesting to hear other peoples accounts of the day.

My first remembrance of when I first turned on the TV was I literally could not speak, I tried to, but nothing came out. There are some things about it to this day I find hard to speak about. I did not want to see the things I saw, but I could not stop watching as one horror after another unfolded, live on TV. But these are things I know I should never forget.

Like so many Americans, I wanted to do something and felt a sense of helplessness.

There were so many heros that day. As days unfolded afterwards, the heroic acts of the "let's roll" citizen passengers including Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight 93 became more and more public. In the USA we had always been taught passivity if ever placed in such a situation, their actions were a metaphor for the new "vigilant" mentality that swept the nation.

I always think ... for 10 years, would I be like these vigilant passengers? I can only hope so.

So many articles on this subject, reading today I still have such strong emotional reactions.

So today I remember by reading again about the events so I will not forget the herioc actions of so many nor the senseless loss of innocent lives.

*lifts teacup* to all the men, women, and children who lost their lives on this day 10 years ago.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby artmom » Sep 11th, '11, 17:57

What Chip said so wonderfully is how I feel.

My Daughter-in-law and granddaughter were to catch a plane that day in LA to come home to Tennessee. Thank goodness it was later in the day. Our son was stationed in LA and his dad called him at 6 a.m. California time and told him to turn on the TV. He had awakened me by standing at the foot of the bed saying, "Get up. We're under attack." Our world changed.

DIL and GD didn't get home for 11 more days.

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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Casualconnoisse... » Sep 11th, '11, 21:12

I remember coming home from school and finding my parents both watching the coverage on the news. I was too little to understand the implications of what had happened, but I knew it was important. I remember those moments to this day.

On a happier note, I put in my first order for tea from Adagio. I can't wait for it to arrive! (I've been a loose-leaf user for some time, however)
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Chip » Sep 12th, '11, 01:00

It is nice to have the sencha flowing again ... though limited to samples. TD began with Asatsuya sencha with the Mrs. Followed by Sae Midori.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby debunix » Sep 12th, '11, 01:27

Today has been an odd teaDay.....just not very satisfying. I think somehow the problem is in my nose or tastebuds, not in the teas, as a wide variety of them have fallen rather flat today, and I put aside several tea reviews I'd started because today's infusions were not as enjoyable as those from the start of the sessions the night before.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Chip » Sep 12th, '11, 02:05

FreeDay, a metaphor for the freedoms we enjoy due to the sacrifices of many ... well, perhaps that's a pretty big stretch.

Regardless, we will have another FreeDay today.

So please share what is in your cup with us throughout the day.

Feel FREE to discuss whatever is on your mind as this is our TeaRoom.

We are looking forward to sharing this FreeDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: 9/11/2011 TeaDay

Postby Chip » Sep 13th, '11, 00:13

artmom wrote:What Chip said so wonderfully is how I feel.

My Daughter-in-law and granddaughter were to catch a plane that day in LA to come home to Tennessee. Thank goodness it was later in the day. Our son was stationed in LA and his dad called him at 6 a.m. California time and told him to turn on the TV. He had awakened me by standing at the foot of the bed saying, "Get up. We're under attack." Our world changed.

DIL and GD didn't get home for 11 more days.

Lyn

Thank you for sharing your touching family events of that day.

Began the day with Sae Midori with the Mrs. from the WTE-E in Philly.

Followed by Yutaka Midori also from the WTE-E.

Looks like no one else drank Tea today? :shock: :? :?: :arrow:
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Re: 9/11-12/2011 TeaDay is FREE

Postby debunix » Sep 13th, '11, 00:58

a lot of tea has been drunk here today.....shared a batch of Sichuan Meng Ding Huang Ya yellow tea, a subtle and pleasant brew; then some variably light to assertive 2009 Lao Mansa sheng puerh, a tea that I don't drink very often, but that still doesn't seem likely to see out the original idea of being bought as an experiment in aging, because I keep enjoying it too much when I do brew up a batch; and finishing with some 2009 Lao Cong Quin Ti - Osmanthus Fragrance Phoenix Oolong from Tea Habitat, still learning about this one. I can sometimes taste the osmanthus blossom, but not every infusion, and tonight I am too distracted to be consistent with the brewing. Not the tea's fault. It is nice enough to forgive most of my sloppiness, but not all.
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