Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?


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Today we are looking back to January. Yeah, I know it is a little late. What were your January Tea(s) of the month? Please share.

It was ... black
8
15%
Green
9
17%
Oolong
10
19%
Pu-erh
5
9%
White
1
2%
Yellow
0
No votes
Other
1
2%
Bonus ... from China
8
15%
Bonus ... from India
1
2%
Bonus ... from India Darjeeling region
2
4%
Bonus ... from Japan
6
11%
Bonus ... from Ceylon
1
2%
Bonus ... from Taiwan
2
4%
Bonus, other
0
No votes
 
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Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby Chip » Feb 6th, '12, 09:19

Greetings TeaFriends and welcome to a new TeaDay!. Yep, a little late, however we will look back to last month for our poll question today. Please stop in and share what is in your cup with us throughout the day. Also be sure to vote and discuss the topic of the day.

We have been discussing for the last few days " Have I been alive?" Please continue to vote and discuss this topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Today we look back at January. What were your January Tea(s) of the month? Please share.

We are looking forward to sharing this Teaday with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby Xell » Feb 6th, '12, 09:47

Houjicha, can it be considered a green tea? :D Double-walled cup and houjicha are really nice during cold days.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby nrstooge » Feb 6th, '12, 13:31

my go to for the work day is irish breakfast most days, or english or scottish breakfast, and earl grey/earl grey moonlight

I do like a green or white in the evening though.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby debunix » Feb 6th, '12, 17:14

This is a tossup: I had some wonderful sessions with a couple of Dan Congs, but the one session that got me thinking and posting more than any other was my first with the Tsou Ma Fei - 2011 Spring Ali Shan Oolong Tea by Norbu Tea. I'd really loved his 2010 Tsou Ma Fei, so had very high hopes for this one. It did not disappoint, and led to a very interesting comparative tasting with the 2011 'White' Oolong, also from Norbu, that was especially interesting as to the difference between them: both were sweet, aromatic, with a spiciness that I expect from Taiwanese oolongs, but the Tsou ma fei had a warmth and richness contrasting with the grassier taste of the more delicate White oolong. I've been alternating them often since.

And in honor of this post, more of the Tsou Ma Fei now, after a nice sencha start to the day (Honyama from Yuuki-cha). Mmmm.....
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby CupofTree » Feb 6th, '12, 17:29

nrstooge wrote:my go to for the work day is irish breakfast most days, or english or scottish breakfast, and earl grey/earl grey moonlight

I do like a green or white in the evening though.


Same here!
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby brlarson » Feb 7th, '12, 02:07

Fave tea in January was O-Cha's manten matcha. Close second was Red Circle's Wu Yi Fragrant Shui Xian.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby teaisme » Feb 7th, '12, 15:37

again not really sure about a fav new tea of month, maybe a dancong...

today at work a blend of tilohan, huangmeigui, and xiao hong poa from jing, shake of about 2.5g each, in a 200ml teapot, on the second infusion and it is a very nice mix (the huangmeigui really pushes itself to the front
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '12, 13:12

... about to brew up Yame Fukamushi from Xell to start the TD.

Tea of the month for January, Sencha Gold Organic from O-Cha. That bag was just depleted, but more is on its way.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby iannon » Feb 8th, '12, 20:38

Had to be 3 Stamp from MTR! ok..i got it in the later part of december..but still..its my Jan tea of the month dangit!
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby verus » Feb 9th, '12, 20:22

Happy Valley first flush Darjeeling. Once I hit the sweet spot with a nice Darjeeling, it's a true tea feast.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby Chip » Feb 9th, '12, 22:39

Great TeaDay today! :mrgreen:

Started the day off with Yame Fukamushi from Den's. Next up in the lineup was a delightful Long Jing, a gift from a TCer. This was followed by the newly arrived Aoi from O-Cha.

About to brew up some SLT.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby debunix » Feb 10th, '12, 22:53

A very nice day with tea so far....started wtih some Lao Tai Di Qing Xin traditional roast oolong from Taiwan, a lovely fruity earthy oolong tea, and milked that one all morning. in the afternoon, several rounds of Snow Dragon Yunnan white tea--a nice mellow white tea that doesn't have the legs of a really fine silver needle, but quite delicious as long as I don't push it for too many infusions.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby FlyedPiper » Feb 11th, '12, 16:43

January was puerh madness for me! Some old 90's samples mixed with some young sheng filled January mostly for me.

Drinking some 90's puerh today.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby Xell » Feb 12th, '12, 04:14

Yame gyokuro today, really helps to replenish energy and taste stays in mouth for quite awhile.
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Re: Monday February 6, 2012 January Teas of the Month?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 12th, '12, 12:38

Considering I worked on the same 6 grams of a single tea for over a third of January, I think this was a bit of a no brain-er selection on my part. The Mandarin Tea Rooms 2008 Refine Fired Shui Xian, which absolutely challenged certain thoughts I had about Tea/ Wuyi Yancha previously, most notably how the interaction between person and leaf can bring some already great tea to a superior level. By that I mean who ever did the roasting and processing of this tea is a genius in his field.

What honestly surprised me the most is on the 2nd and 3rd days of brewing (so think infusions 8-14 or so) this tea offered up such a wealth of flavor, that trumps many first infusions of typical Wuyi Yancha. Sadly with its price I do not see myself getting another sample any time soon.
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