New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar question!

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Peyton Manning just signed a 96 Million $ contract. Which got me thinking about super stars and their mega millions. What do they do with all this money? What in the world you would do?

Purchase a few Tea Plantations
7
6%
Hagi
8
6%
Never drink a "daily grade tea" again
11
9%
Make some tea purchases that I have always held off on due to cost
14
11%
Make some teaware purchases that I have always held off on due to cost
15
12%
Start a tea business
9
7%
Drop everything and TeaTour
13
10%
Become a full time TeaVangelist
3
2%
Build a TeaRoom of my dreams
8
6%
Build a TeaRoom of my dreams and attach the home of my dreams to it
15
12%
TeaGarden ... you know ... an Asian influenced garden
16
13%
I would not TeaChange anything
2
2%
Other
5
4%
 
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New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar question!

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '12, 08:19

Hello TeaChatters! Let's have some fun today with this topic!

Peyton Manning just signed a 96 Million Dollar contract. This got me to thinking about other super athletes and super stars in other vocations, i.e. actors, musicians, etc. and their mega millions of dollars. Just what in the world do they do with all this money?

Better yet, let's imagine we had such unlimited funds available.

So share with us. What in the world you would do with all that money?
Would you purchase a tea plantation or 2?


Of course the poll could not possibly contain all the possible answers so we will keep it simple with a few TEA Related choices.

I am looking forward to the multitude array of answers!
:mrgreen:
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '12, 12:19

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 Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby Stentor » Mar 21st, '12, 13:07

Stopped reading at Hagi and clicked vote :mrgreen:
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby SlientSipper » Mar 21st, '12, 13:17

I'd open a tea business.
So I can keep the $$$ flowing and topple the tyranical teavana trounce them I say!
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '12, 13:28

Stentor wrote:Stopped reading at Hagi and clicked vote :mrgreen:

... oops. I decided I could not get specific because there are way too many choices out there ... and "accidently" left Hagi in the options. It really was an accident, Freudian albeit. :mrgreen:

I am adding the ability for multiple voting as well. Unfortunately I cannot add nor delete actual choices since this would also clear the voting.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby AdamMY » Mar 21st, '12, 13:31

Chip wrote:
Stentor wrote:Stopped reading at Hagi and clicked vote :mrgreen:

... oops. I decided I could not get specific because there are way too many choices out there ... and "accidently" left Hagi in the options. It really was an accident, Freudian albeit. :mrgreen:

I am adding the ability for multiple voting as well. Unfortunately I cannot add nor delete actual choices since this would also clear the voting.



Ah I was just going to go with "Other ( read as All of the above).
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby Tadpole » Mar 21st, '12, 14:53

Never drink a "daily grade tea" again
Make some tea purchases that I have always held off on due to cost
Drop everything and TeaTour
Build a TeaRoom of my dreams and attach the home of my dreams to it
TeaGarden ... you know ... an Asian influenced garden.

Maybe "Never drink a daily grade tea again" is extreme. But to have the means to never have to, is a very nice situation to be in!

No tea today--YET. Debating on whether I should to out to buy a sketchbook to use as a tea journal. This is only a $5 question, but a yes decision could lead to the journal collecting dust on a shelf because I'm too busy to get to it. Hmm, a $million could buy a lot of time, yes it could!

Edit: Still pondering a tea journal. Made a cup of Darjeeling 2nd flush.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby teaisme » Mar 21st, '12, 14:56

Probably buy a decent chunk of land somewhere. Or an island and start my own country :mrgreen:

I would invite you all over for good times, then force you to work on my tea fields for free for the remainder of your life. Your never leaving once you set foot on my land :twisted:

About to brew some japanese oolong from yuuki at work. Have a lovely day all.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby nrstooge » Mar 21st, '12, 14:57

ok.. I'm probably the exception, but I would purchase some teas and teaware which I cannot currently due to budget. That is all. I'd probably pay off everything and maybe get a townhouse. I'm easily pleased I guess.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby TubbyCow » Mar 21st, '12, 21:27

Prrrobably all of the above.

Sipping on my first Sakura Sencha of the year... Mmm...
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Mar 21st, '12, 21:43

seriously...i'd drop everything and dedicate my life to helping other people. I could get 'the best' tea whenever I wanted, so then it probably wouldn't mean as much to me.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby SilentChaos » Mar 21st, '12, 21:49

bryan_drinks_tea wrote:seriously...i'd drop everything and dedicate my life to helping other people. I could get 'the best' tea whenever I wanted, so then it probably wouldn't mean as much to me.


:idea: Free tea centre for everyone :mrgreen:
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby JBaymore » Mar 21st, '12, 23:54

Give a bunch of it to some important charities.

Put away some for my kids (distributed at the right time).

Pay off the mortgage.

Give some to my college to improve the ceramics program and facility there.

Put a small Japanese-style home, studio,and small wood kiln on the free piece of land my good friend has offered me in Japan, and plan on working there a portion of every year.

Save some for retirement use.

best,

..................john

PS: Yes... there would be tea involved :wink: .
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby debunix » Mar 22nd, '12, 00:40

First the house, then the college funds, and if there was enough left over after a few more causes were taken care of, some extra fine tea, and perhaps some of the more expensive teawares I've drooled over would look nice in the new teaware display case.

Today was notable for some not super expensive but really pleasing teawares, and fine tea--San Nen Bancha, deeply toasty-roasty yet sweet, and a good session with some Wu Niu Zao, a pleasant grassy-sweet Zhejiang green, both from Norbu.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

Postby Poohblah » Mar 22nd, '12, 02:23

put it under the mattress. Continue as if nothing had ever happened.
JBaymore wrote:free piece of land my good friend has offered me in Japan

I hear those aren't easy to come by!
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