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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Is there a time of the year that you taste more new teas ... or are more apt to ... ? Please share details with us.

Yes, absolutely
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Yeah, sort of ...
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Not really
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No, definitely not
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Thurs/Fri TeaDay 9/29-30/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Chip » Sep 29th, '11, 01:49

And now back to TeaDay.

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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Is there a time of the year that you taste more new teas ... or are more apt to ... ? Please share details with us.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Nenugal » Sep 29th, '11, 03:22

Springtime is try new tea-time for me, particularly for green tea when the new harvests become available.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby David R. » Sep 29th, '11, 05:58

Spring. This year, I tried to drink everything that was out there, especially young puerh... Won' t do it again, I've drunk too much bad stuff :lol:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Warden Andy » Sep 29th, '11, 08:00

Yeah Spring! For obvious reasons. Although I also tend to want to try more teas around this time of year. Green tea seems to match spring. Yancha seems to match autumn.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby JRS22 » Sep 29th, '11, 08:10

I would have said "definitely" spring, before beginning to drink Puerh. Now it can be an all year round experience. Now my routine is green teas to start the day, and then puerhs later. Sencha Karigane is to me what fresh oj is to others.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby andie923 » Sep 29th, '11, 10:15

No, definitely not

I'm still pretty new to loose leaf teas so I am constantly trying new teas. Almost every purchase I make is a new tea.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby debunix » Sep 29th, '11, 10:59

Anytime can be a food time for new tea. Which tea is most appealing might change with the season, but not the interest in new vs familiar tea.

Familiar Da Hong Pao yesterday afternoon, familiar Jin Xuan green tea in the afternoon, familiar Sayamakaori sencha this am, but signed up for a tea tasting for some new teas yesterday.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby fracol » Sep 29th, '11, 11:47

I would probably say more summer to be honest. My birthday is in May which usually means I have a little money to burn. So come June I usually get my first order of spring teas in.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Jspigs » Sep 29th, '11, 15:36

I picked yeah sort of because I tend to have more money in the summer (summer job) but I often spend it on old favorites with only a little going to new tea. This year is also starting to look like an exception now that I have found a new tea store.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Running for Tea » Sep 29th, '11, 15:58

I'm right in there with everyone else... Summer!! I tend to stray some into Autumn as well. I've got a bit more money at my disposal. I'm not as limited, which allows me to branch out a bit.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby teaisme » Sep 29th, '11, 16:52

yeah when I go to taiwan I try out a lot of stuff

I am trying out new things constantly throughout the year but not at such a hurried pace (even though I have 'favourites' I don't have set regulars (except one taiwanse hmt). I really enjoy trying out new good quality teas, smile just thinking about how there is so much good I have yet to experience :D

Some old loose leaf sheng (well mostly sheng), mixed with some younger sheng today at work , definitely enjoyable but I am kinda chasing after my first experience with this mix , possibly faulting the present experience :?:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Chip » Sep 30th, '11, 01:12

Busy busy day ...

While I do consistantly load up on shincha in April and May, I have noticed loading at other times as well.

January I am always playing catch up and need TEA. August/September as well as my Spring buys have been depleted.

Actually every 4 months ... never really realized that til this second. :lol: I seem to load up and then deplete almost completely.

Great TD began with a prelim OTTI tasting of Guricha from Den's with the Mrs. Next up, a new bag of Kame Gyokuro ... whoa .. GOOD!!!!!
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 9/29/11 Taste new teas?

Postby Chip » Sep 30th, '11, 01:14

Let's carry over yesterday's TeaDay to today. So please share what is in your cup throughout the day. Then discuss the topic of the day ...

We will all be looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Thurs/Fri TeaDay 9/29-30/11 Taste new teas?

Postby DarkenedSun » Sep 30th, '11, 16:55

Around summer and fall I just get into a tea kind of mood. :D That's usually when I want to start tasting some new stuff and lucky for me new harvests come out during these times. I stock up and cruise through the winter on the stockpile I've created. :wink:

Today I decided to be mellow so I mixed tea flower, rose petal, and a tiny bit of lavender to make a nice herbal brew. 8)
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Re: Thurs/Fri TeaDay 9/29-30/11 Taste new teas?

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Sep 30th, '11, 17:27

Other than springtime for shincha, I buy a good number of teas throughout the year.
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