TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?


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How many teas do you have open (and active ... not including those dregs that just won't go away)?

1-2
0
No votes
3-4
9
17%
5-7
9
17%
8-12
10
19%
13-20
6
11%
21-30
2
4%
31-50
0
No votes
More than 50
2
4%
Bonus, I would prefer more open
4
8%
Bonus, I am just about where I want to be
8
15%
Bonus, I would prefer less open
3
6%
 
Total votes : 53

TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby Chip » Jan 18th, '12, 01:38

It is official, Wednesday is TeaDay all day here on TeaChat. So, come and celebrate and share many cups of tea with all your fellow TeaChatters. While you are here, tell us what you are drinking (or drank) throughout the day. Also, don't forget the Daily TeaPoll.

The last few days we have been discussing our TeaPassion. Please continue to post and discuss this topic.

So, how many teas do you have open, how many would you prefer to have open, and why? This is a very good queston. Please answer the poll, but also feel free to comment along with sharing what is in your cup.

This is a great question to go along with our TeaPassion. I am looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby Xell » Jan 18th, '12, 02:58

Usually it's 3-4 with Japanese teas, sencha, guricha, genmaicha and hojicha. Those teas i have almost always on hand and ready to drink, there are some other occasional teas sometimes. When i get back to puerh again, number of opened teas will sure increase :) But generally, i try to avoid opening many green teas at once, though it's difficult to resist temptation of trying new pack of tea...
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby brlarson » Jan 18th, '12, 09:35

I have 8 teas open right now, but the number of grams of open tea is where I want it to be: 92 grams of green tea (1 Chinese, 3 Japanese), 130 grams of rock tea (3 types), and 36 grams of a Phoenix Mtn tea.

Started today with matcha Manten.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby Neist » Jan 18th, '12, 09:54

Active teas? I'm probably in the 3-4 range.

A tea for different moods. :) I've been digging honeybush lately.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby tortoise » Jan 18th, '12, 13:02

It varies, but probably 5-7 on average. Right now I have 2 high mountain oolongs, 2 shui xian, 1 HF TGY and 1 gyokuro. The gyo needs some attention probably, but it's hard to pull away from the oolongs for me right now.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby Lerxst2112 » Jan 18th, '12, 13:20

Currently I have two teas I'm working on - an oolong, and the Koiaji sencha. As my inventory (eventually) gets added to, I'm sure the "in progress" number will go up!
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby AdamMY » Jan 18th, '12, 19:13

Not counting puerh or what I have at the office 17 teas. I would try and pair it down, I should get finish off the Matcha before it gets stale, I rarely have 2 gyokuro open (which I currently do), Most of the rest are oolongs with 1 korean green tea, and 1 chinese green tea, and 1 hong cha.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby debunix » Jan 18th, '12, 19:53

I try to limit the number of green oolongs I have open at once, one or two at home and the same at the office, and also to limit the senchas and green teas; sometimes I do better, sometimes worse (especially if I've done a comparative tasting, that really throws things off). I don't worry about the puerhs, or the roasted oolongs. And I usually only have a couple of white teas open at a time. Still, it's usually 8-12 'active' teas at home and at work, plus the puerhs.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby blairswhitaker » Jan 19th, '12, 14:06

checked 12-20, it seems like a lot but I am not worried that they will go stale, besides variety is the spice of life. right now I'm drinking a pot of green large leaf sheng 1995. good tea day to all!
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby teaisme » Jan 19th, '12, 16:46

12 of a variety +8 shengs

Not worried about anything going stall it will be gone very fast since I don't only drink alone. Do miss the japanese and darjeelings, but there will be plenty of time for them in end of feb/march

Ahh forgot my tea for work.....lucky for me it's a 3 min walk to my house , break time! :mrgreen:

Some puerh for work today, Think I will go some kind of bulung
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby omegapd » Jan 19th, '12, 22:28

5-7....a Kukicha and a Ceylon green and the rest are strong, black teas- Scottish Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, CTCs, etc.

If I count the open Yerba Mate I also have, I need to choose the next option. Or higher. :lol:

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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby FlyedPiper » Jan 20th, '12, 21:37

Three open for me, not including puerhs.

Opening an unexpected tin of matcha tomorrow I think.

Finishing off a small bag of emerald buds chinese green today.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby mlh » Jan 21st, '12, 13:20

I have 7 open now and hope that's my limit, as want to use them up while at their freshest. I must admit, I've been influenced by the forum's selections, recommendations and tea vendors guide. I am in the process of switching horses mid-stream, or else the number would likely be less.
Right now I'm trying (but failing) to use up a Mao Feng, a sencha, a green pu-erh and Fuding white treasure (from Upton). I can't seem to keep my hands off the Bi Luo Chun, Premier Shou Mei and Bai Mu Dan from Dragon Tea House. Sheesh! What's wrong with me?
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby msurads06 » Jan 21st, '12, 16:58

I currently have 8-12 teas open, i am trying to use them up as i have too many open. A few weeks ago i would have probably answered 12-20, but i have manged to finish off sevral teas lately. I end up ordering alot of different tea then opening it to taste it all so i usually have alot of teas open at the same time. I am tring to keep it to under 10 in the future.
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Re: TeaDay Wednesday 1/18/12 How many teas do you have open?

Postby iannon » Jan 21st, '12, 22:08

Not counting Pu..i probbaly have about 10 open..mostly Yanchas at this time.
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