New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

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What tea served to you might provoke you to say, "Go ahead, make my TeaDay!" Please share. Multiple votes today.

A sweetened tea
6
13%
A creamed tea
3
7%
A lipton teabag
7
16%
A generic teabag that make Lipton seem ... good
12
27%
An overtly flavored tea
13
29%
Other, please share
4
9%
 
Total votes: 45

New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '12, 00:15

Welcome to the New TeaDay.

What tea served to you might provoke you to say ...


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Have fun with this topic and PLEASE enjoy your TeaDay!
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '12, 00:17

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 Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby MIKE_B » Mar 16th, '12, 11:38

I went with "overtly flavored". Years ago someone gifted me a tin of Russian Caravan tea. I'll never forget that overpowering bergamot flavor. Earl Grey on steroids. Nasty.
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby AdamMY » Mar 16th, '12, 12:24

Overly flavored for me, I can barely stand any tea that taste horribly fake.
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby nrstooge » Mar 16th, '12, 12:49

I don't mind tea blends.. but some of the overly flavored ones or with too much fruit etc. or those on the grocery store shelves "shudders"

(think Teavana stuff too - I have to go home and mix in more tea on their blends... icky.. not worth it imo)
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '12, 13:47

A "flavored" jasmine (sprayed with oils/flavorings versus the traditionally scented with actual flowers) tea served as Jasmine tea will really p*** me off. It is so cloyingly fake tasting and worse yet smells so vile that I would surely draw my Magnum 44 on the offending server and say "go ahead, make my TeaDay!" :evil:

But no jasmine tea today.

Began this TD with a prelim tasting of Zencha's new Yutaka Midori :mrgreen: as I prepare to weigh out OTTI samples. To be fair to participants, I will not comment on this one til after members receive their samples.
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Lerxst2112 » Mar 16th, '12, 15:20

I went with Lipton, and generic tea that made Lipton seem "good". Lipton's "green tea", and I use that term very loosely, was absolutely disgusting. Scarily enough, it was outdone by Salada and Red Rose. :shock: The one and only thing I like about RR are the little ceramic figurines which come in the box - one of which became a tea-friend.
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Tadpole » Mar 16th, '12, 15:47

Ew, overtly flavored tea. Even more attitude if it's in a bag. I'm at peace with Lipton bags. Good memories linked to my Mom and aunt. Whenever I got sick as a kid, I got yummy homemade soups and mugs of Lipton with honey and lemon from these women.

No tea this morning. Heading to work. Maybe I can throw some Darjeeling 2nd flush into a bottle of warm water. I learned that water hotter than appropriate for green tea is just going to make Darjeeling too puckery and bitter. Having a clear bottle of loose leaf tea while I'm running a cash register makes for good conversation with the customers :)
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Tadpole » Mar 16th, '12, 15:50

Lerxst2112 wrote:I went with Lipton, and generic tea that made Lipton seem "good". Lipton's "green tea", and I use that term very loosely, was absolutely disgusting.


Ok you know what, I am pretty disgusted by Lipton's "green" tea as well. I revise my comment about being at peace with Lipton to EXCLUDE their "green" tea.!
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '12, 17:49

... or going to a diner that is too cheap to even buy a cheap name brand teabag.

I was served a generic teabag at a diner a year or so ago that was so aweful I thought they were trying to poison me. I left with little faith in anything they served.

I mean how much does a Lipton or Tetley or RR teabag cost? "Hey we can save 2 cents per teabag, woot!" :roll:
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Pawel » Mar 16th, '12, 18:33

I can't bear flavored teas.

However, I began drinking teas with those of unnatural scents, flavors etc. and they bring back lots of good memories.

At present, I'd rather have a tea bag, and to be honest, it happens to me quite often when having no time and when all I need is just a hot drink :(

My TeaDay: first flushes of Risheehat and Saphir Himalaya
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Chip » Mar 17th, '12, 08:20

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Anybody having a Green TeaPartay today??? :mrgreen:

Lots of green tea will be brewed here today.
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Irenee » Mar 17th, '12, 09:23

Yeah... it's the time for this year's spring tea... nice green tea.
I'm having "moonlight white" now... nice Pu'erh
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby Lerxst2112 » Mar 17th, '12, 10:00

Chip wrote:Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Anybody having a Green TeaPartay today??? :mrgreen:


Not really a party per se, but am having a couple people over for a celebratory gongfu session. Figured I'd start off with a Long Jing (gotta have the obligatory green :roll: ) and see where things go from there - possibly an '09 Shui Xing. Maybe an '08 Hong Yun. These are brand new tea drinkers -- don't want to hit them with anything too hard.
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Re: New TeaDay Friday 3/16/12 Make my TeaDay!

Postby FlyedPiper » Mar 17th, '12, 13:19

All of the above... plus overly ridiculous herbals. I mean I'm not opposed to a chamomile or a peppermint but when you get into a beepollen- maple treebark-wheatgrass -yerba matte vanilla chai blend it gets a little crazy for me.

Yu Lan dancong and 8582 '85 puerh from MTR remnants today.
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