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Wed/Thur TeaDay 10/12-13/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby Chip » Oct 12th, '11, 00:46

Welcome to a Frreeeeday on TeaDay. Please stop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day ... and discuss just about any topic you can think of ...

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

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby DarkenedSun » Oct 12th, '11, 12:40

First! :lol:

I'm about to brew myself some oolong. Hope everyone's day is going well. :)
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby debunix » Oct 12th, '11, 13:02

Started the day with some leftover cool-brewed oolong, but not sure if the problem was my burnt tongue or wrong proportions--not a great start.

Now the teaDay is improving with some nice Bai Hao Yin Zhen from Jing. I had finished off the portion of this one I kept at home, and today I'm in the other office where I had a stash. It's so much nicer than the rather antique leaves I got from my local tea shop last time. And poor scorched tongue is happier iwth this than it was with the cool oolong.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby tropicanahana » Oct 12th, '11, 21:36

Today I drank a gen mai cha, green tea with peach from eastern shore teas, and now I am having rose white tea.

Oh I have a question! I was looking in my cabinet at some teas I bought by the pound, nearly a year ago, I'm worried they will go bad before I drink them all. What is the shelf life of a loose tea and how do I know if it is expired? :oops:
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby SlientSipper » Oct 12th, '11, 23:34

tropicanahana wrote:Today I drank a gen mai cha, green tea with peach from eastern shore teas, and now I am having rose white tea.

Oh I have a question! I was looking in my cabinet at some teas I bought by the pound, nearly a year ago, I'm worried they will go bad before I drink them all. What is the shelf life of a loose tea and how do I know if it is expired? :oops:



It all depends on what kind of tea and what did you have them stored in really. But, generally, I'd say 3 months.

When in doubt throw it out.

sounds like you should invest in some Pu-Erh.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby IPT » Oct 12th, '11, 23:48

I am drinking some 1989 Xiaguan Shupu. It is fantastic! I know few people think of aging shupu, but it can be quite remarkable, and it does age beautifully.

I hope everybody is having a spectacular tea-filled day!

Good brewing.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby gargoylekitty » Oct 12th, '11, 23:51

SlientSipper wrote:When in doubt throw it out.


I'd think when in doubt, brew it up and see how it tastes.

Had lots of TKY at work today. Thinking some pu soon, though not sure specifics yet.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby entropyembrace » Oct 13th, '11, 00:18

tropicanahana wrote:Today I drank a gen mai cha, green tea with peach from eastern shore teas, and now I am having rose white tea.

Oh I have a question! I was looking in my cabinet at some teas I bought by the pound, nearly a year ago, I'm worried they will go bad before I drink them all. What is the shelf life of a loose tea and how do I know if it is expired? :oops:


Only green tea would expire in that time frame...anything else is probably still fine.

Don´t worry about it too much, tea gets stale not spoils...worst case if it´s past it´s time is that it will make a very bland brew.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby Chip » Oct 13th, '11, 01:14

Grrrreat TD! Began with a tasting of Yame Yame Takumi from Zencha with the Mrs. Next up, Hachiju-hachiya from Maiko.

And finished with an "awesome" session of Kame Gyokuro from O-Cha.
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/12/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby Chip » Oct 13th, '11, 01:23

Very busy couple of days, and messed up schedule ... so therefore, this FreeDay will have to run another day.

Please drop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

Also please feel free to discuss whatever is on your mind.
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Re: Wed/Thur TeaDay 10/12-13/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby Nenugal » Oct 13th, '11, 14:08

It's been very busy days for me lately (working hard to finalise my PhD dissertation), but I managed to sneak in some matcha time in my schedule today.
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Re: Wed/Thur TeaDay 10/12-13/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby boywoodhe » Oct 13th, '11, 14:55

Early this rainy florida morning, I had some adagio's ooooohhh darjeeling and now this afternoon iam having adagio's white blueberry tea and now the rain is gone and it is sunny.(80s) :wink:
yours in tea
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Re: Wed/Thur TeaDay 10/12-13/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby Jspigs » Oct 13th, '11, 20:28

I just finished steeping some earl grey white tea. Today was exciting because I went with my high school to look at a local college.
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Re: Wed/Thur TeaDay 10/12-13/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby debunix » Oct 14th, '11, 17:28

Yesterday I shared some of the Ye Sheng wild tea log I had prepared with one of my tea-buddies who I'd given several Phoenix oolongs & Dan Congs last month. She loved the Ye Sheng (it's a bright and pleasant tea that is hard to dislike), and she said she'd been loving the Dan congs, particularly sharing several cups with her 88 year old neighbor, who is just adoring the teas I'm sending home with Thelma. So nice to share the pleasure of good teas, and to see the tea-ripples spreading out from person to person.

Today, enjoying some Lao Tai Di Qing Xin Oolong from Taiwan, a lovely deep roast oolong without the deep roasted bitterness of so many. Just sweet, deep, toasty, and mellow. Mmmm.
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Re: Wed/Thur TeaDay 10/12-13/11 FreeDay Today.

Postby debunix » Oct 16th, '11, 01:01

Oh dear, we're into Saturday and no new TeaDay topic. So this one will have to continue on...

Today was a mix of tea highs and tea lows. Tea highs: a really excellent cool-brewing of some Shade-grown Tie Guan Yin, not quite enough to fully last through a long day's driving explorations, and another wonderful session with the Gu Zhu Zi Sun that just keeps giving a little bit more wonderfulness, although this 9th infusion should probably be the last.

Tea lows: trying to find a tea shop that wasn't there. Sigh. Apparently they're an online shop only, as the addresses I googled turned out to be in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and a packaging and shipping store with mailboxes. Oh well. I consoled myself with a visit to Wing Hop Fung's other location, and bought a couple of interesting-looking puerhs, but not the $1500/beeng 1950s CNNP cakes.
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