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BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

the Godfather wants to know, "What kind of TeaOffer could you not refuse ... ever?"

A special black, please share
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A special oolong, please share
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A special green, please share
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A special white or yellow, please share
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A special pu-erh, please share
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A special flavored, please share
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A special herbal, please share
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Some other special tea, please share
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I could refuse any TeaOffer, I think
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Total votes : 17

New TeaDay Monday 3/5/12 I am going to ...

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 01:26

... make him an offer he can't refuse!

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The Godfather Trilogy and "Saga" is currently running on AMC ... and the Godfather wants to know, "What kind of TeaOffer could you not refuse ... ever?"

Have fun and share ...

Hope to see you on TeaDay.
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Re: New TeaDay Monday 3/5/12 I am going to ...

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 01:27

You can always share what is in your cup here with us! Photos are always welcome.

And you can also share what is in your cup under specific forums of TeaChat!


Black tea http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14389

Oolong http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11862

Green http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14327

White/Yellow http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15673

Pu-erh http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7045

Other Tea-Type forums of TeaChat do not have a what are you drinking topic ...
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Re: New TeaDay Monday 3/5/12 I am going to ...

Postby brandon » Mar 5th, '12, 10:10

> 30 yr aged Shui Xian
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Re: New TeaDay Monday 3/5/12 I am going to ...

Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 10:28

Although a premo sencha is is my go to, a crazy good gyokuro would be impossible to refuse. I just hope that Luca Brasi is not brewing ... and no olive oil is added. :shock:

TD beginnings ... Hachiju-hachiya from Maiko with the Mrs. I have now made this 3 times with this bag, each time it is quite different from the others. Yet I do not think I am doing anything much different. Some sencha are like this ...
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Postby AdamMY » Mar 5th, '12, 11:31

Nearly any sort of crazy good Green tea would be impossible to refuse. But then again if its a really good Yancha that would be impossible to refuse too.
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Postby Pawel » Mar 5th, '12, 14:18

Yin Zhen would be defenitely irresistible to me now. I had it once 2 yrs ago.
I can hardly wait to drink it next time.

Temi and Namring First Flushes in my cup today.
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Postby aeflo » Mar 5th, '12, 14:56

each interesting sounding sencha or gyokuro would be irresistible for me at the moment, as i'm just about to discover the world of japanese greens more and more.
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Postby teaisme » Mar 5th, '12, 15:35

Chip wrote:Yet I do not think I am doing anything much different. Some sencha are like this ...


So do these tend to be very good or so so (the ones that seem everywhere regardless of same parameters)?
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Postby Xell » Mar 5th, '12, 15:47

Got myself a 40g can of Yame matcha, noticed it was about a month until expiration date. Opened anyway and it was like fresh one i tried before. Seems half year shelf life is being over cautious :) Would you be turned down by close expiration date?
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Postby SilentChaos » Mar 5th, '12, 16:18

Xell wrote:Got myself a 40g can of Yame matcha, noticed it was about a month until expiration date. Opened anyway and it was like fresh one i tried before. Seems half year shelf life is being over cautious :) Would you be turned down by close expiration date?


Depends on the packaging and storage, if it's airtight and stored properly, wouldn't care if it were a bit over expiration date.
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Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 16:40

SilentChaos wrote:
Xell wrote:Got myself a 40g can of Yame matcha, noticed it was about a month until expiration date. Opened anyway and it was like fresh one i tried before. Seems half year shelf life is being over cautious :) Would you be turned down by close expiration date?


Depends on the packaging and storage, if it's airtight and stored properly, wouldn't care if it were a bit over expiration date.

Expiration dates on tea are a bit of a pet peeve of mine as they really say so little about the tea. A vendor could slap a tag for two years into the future or a few months ... and I would also agree that the packaging and storage methods are critical factors though we often are not privy to this information.

I prefer to know more about harvest info and I guess for matcha, when it was manufactured and packaged ... as I am guessing tencha is stored similarly to aricha and does not go through final processing until it is "needed."
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Postby Xell » Mar 5th, '12, 16:43

SilentChaos wrote:
Xell wrote:Got myself a 40g can of Yame matcha, noticed it was about a month until expiration date. Opened anyway and it was like fresh one i tried before. Seems half year shelf life is being over cautious :) Would you be turned down by close expiration date?


Depends on the packaging and storage, if it's airtight and stored properly, wouldn't care if it were a bit over expiration date.


If it was not air tight, i would not buy it even if it was far from being expired and this applies for all green teas :mrgreen: Back in my home country this (not airtight storage, big open jars :evil: ) and lack of knowledge was why i didn't like tea.
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Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 16:45

Xell wrote:
SilentChaos wrote:
Xell wrote:Got myself a 40g can of Yame matcha, noticed it was about a month until expiration date. Opened anyway and it was like fresh one i tried before. Seems half year shelf life is being over cautious :) Would you be turned down by close expiration date?


Depends on the packaging and storage, if it's airtight and stored properly, wouldn't care if it were a bit over expiration date.


If it was not air tight, i would not buy it even if it was far from being expired and this applies for all green teas :mrgreen: Back in my home country this (not airtight storage, big open jars :evil: ) and lack of knowledge was why i didn't like tea.

This is common seemingly all over the place for most teas ... sadly!
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Postby AdamMY » Mar 5th, '12, 18:25

Even more amazing is at least in the US more of the population are coffee drinkers, and claim to know a decent bit about coffee, yet you still see coffee beans stored in big jars with loose fitting lids in some places. From my understanding its far more offensive to do this with coffee than most (not all) teas.
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Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '12, 19:16

... and thus our searches led us to places online who actually are trying to "get it." And to places like TeaChat as well, where tea is taken seriously. :mrgreen:
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