OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never


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Let's look back and share what our favorite tea(s) were for the month of March. Please share!

It was ... black
4
12%
Oolong
7
21%
Green
6
18%
White
1
3%
Yellow
0
No votes
Pu-erh
3
9%
Other
0
No votes
Bonus ... from China
5
15%
Bonus ... from India
0
No votes
Bonus ... from India Darjeeling region
1
3%
Bonus ... from Japan
5
15%
Bonus ... from Ceylon
0
No votes
Bonus ... from Taiwan
2
6%
Bonus, other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 34

OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Chip » Apr 5th, '12, 11:27

Greetings TeaFriends and welcome to an "OLD" TeaDay!

Today we will look back even though we are a few days into April, let's look back and share what our favorite tea(s) were for the month of March. If you have photos of your TeaDays, please share them as well.
Bonus vote today, so there will be 2 votes today.


I am looking forward to sharing favorite teas with you.

Have a Great TeaDay!
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby brlarson » Apr 5th, '12, 20:55

Bai Ji Guan from Tea Gallery was my fave tea in March. This particular BJG was more chocolatey than others I have had.
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 6th, '12, 00:10

Its the second time in my life when I drank a mix of Sencha and Gyukuro.
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby debunix » Apr 6th, '12, 00:37

No clear favorite tea for March. I had plenty of good tea, but no one session that stood out or a particular tea that I found myself wanting to drink over and over. I had really good sessions with some loose Lao Ban Zhang puerh, Yong De puerh, Honyama sencha, Hawaiian oolong, phoenix oolongs and TH Dan Congs. Hmm....no white tea on that list. I think I should remedy that soon. I'm finishing my teaDay with An Ji 'precious rare white tea', always delicous, but not really a white tea at all. I think I feel a white tea session coming on....
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby SilentChaos » Apr 6th, '12, 01:46

SlientSipper wrote:Its the second time in my life when I drank a mix of Sencha and Gyukuro.


If it's lower end gyo and standard sencha, I quite often add a good pinch or two to my sencha.
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Pawel » Apr 6th, '12, 04:37

The tea I enjoyed most in March was Nepalese First Flush - Gold Himalaya.
Second place – Darjeeling White - Happy Valley.

Sipping Keemun now.

Happy Easter everyone !
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Stentor » Apr 6th, '12, 05:13

Clear Tea of the Month for me was Maiko's Sencha Maruyama. Just really really good sencha.

Honorable mention goes to a Yunnan black tea I bought a long time ago and finally finished, mainly brewing it in my small Petr Novák shiboridashi.
That black tea was really delicious. I brewed it rather strong and got MANY good infusions from it, like 5-7 (I just brewed and brewed, stopped counting...). I was really surprised at that. I am not an expert on black tea at all, though, so I don't know if this is common.
I don't have any details on the tea either, except I know it's from Yunnan and seem to vaguely remember it might have been called "golden needles"? In any case, the leaves kind of looked like sencha needles, only dark brown with some yellowish ones :)
If that rings a bell for anyone, let me know as I will be looking to get this kind of tea again.

I'll repost the pics from Petr's topic to add some color to this thread :)

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Started today's TeaDay with O-Cha's Yutaka Midori. Tea of the Month April? Maybe ;)
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Xell » Apr 6th, '12, 11:43

It was matcha month for me. And currently switched to mostly hojicha, to reset my senses a bit.

Sakura is in full bloom here already, took this recently

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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby iannon » Apr 6th, '12, 13:38

I really enjoyed the 90's "unknown" yancha from Life this past month. definately my latest fave for daily drinking...for now. waiting til Shincha..lets see what damage I can do..
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Pawel » Apr 6th, '12, 16:15

Stentor wrote:Clear Tea of the Month for me was Maiko's Sencha Maruyama. Just really really good sencha.

Honorable mention goes to a Yunnan black tea I bought a long time ago and finally finished, mainly brewing it in my small Petr Novák shiboridashi.
That black tea was really delicious. I brewed it rather strong and got MANY good infusions from it, like 5-7 (I just brewed and brewed, stopped counting...). I was really surprised at that. I am not an expert on black tea at all, though, so I don't know if this is common.
I don't have any details on the tea either, except I know it's from Yunnan and seem to vaguely remember it might have been called "golden needles"? In any case, the leaves kind of looked like sencha needles, only dark brown with some yellowish ones :)
If that rings a bell for anyone, let me know as I will be looking to get this kind of tea again.

I'll repost the pics from Petr's topic to add some color to this thread :)

Image

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Started today's TeaDay with O-Cha's Yutaka Midori. Tea of the Month April? Maybe ;)


I like Yunnan blacks a lot and stimulated by your post, Stentor, I browsed TeaChat and the books I own, wrote a brief summary of what I learned and set up

a new topic: Yunnanese Black teas :D
viewtopic.php?f=1&p=219107#p219107

I hope this will help us and others a bit. :wink:
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Stentor » Apr 7th, '12, 09:17

Pawel wrote:I hope this will help us and others a bit. :wink:


Cool, I'll keep an eye on that topic. :) I'd definitely like to learn more about these teas!
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby Lerxst2112 » Apr 7th, '12, 13:03

The 2008 Menghai Dayi Hong proved to be a success. Awaiting the arrival of the 2012 first-flush Meng Ding Gan Lu from Teaspring, and Bryan has pre-ordered a Yutaka Midori Shincha from O-cha.
Our buddy Pedro from Dao tea should be returning this weekend from visiting Asia and checking out how the harvests are going - will be ordering Saejak soon, and this year's Balhyocha. Needless to say, these next couple of months are going to be like Christmas! :D
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby FlyedPiper » Apr 8th, '12, 00:16

The '85 8482 from MTR... great puerh.

I'm looking forward to Chinese green tea season! Placing a Long Jing dominant order Friday.

Today, finishing off some TLH dregs from Jing, and the mid steeps of some of the 8482.
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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby JBaymore » Apr 8th, '12, 10:59

Green... Japan... I'm boring... what can I say. :wink:

best,

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Re: OLD TeaDay 4/5/12 Better Late Never

Postby entropyembrace » Apr 13th, '12, 00:24

Definitely Chinese oolong...Shui Xian from Life in Teacup :mrgreen:
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