NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

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Do you change your tea tastes with the seasons?

Yes, my tea tastes do change with the seasons.
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No, my tea tastes do not change with the seasons.
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NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby Chip » Apr 19th, '12, 10:53

As always, welcome one and all to the NewTeaDay, brew some tea and come share what is in your cup with all of us...all day.

Be sure to check out what is in everyone else's cup as well, either here or in the individual, specific tea forums ... it can be pretty amazing seeing all the different TeaTastes we have here on TC.

Today's Teapoll and discussion topic could be insightful and perhaps thought-provoking for some of us.

We are in another period of seasonal change ...

So, do your tea tastes change as the seasons change ... is it a natural progression, a conscious decision...subconscious. Have your tastes started to change maybe already with Spring in the air?


I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say today! Have a great TeaDay. Bottoms up! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Almost Spring?

Postby Chip » Apr 19th, '12, 10:59

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 Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby debunix » Apr 19th, '12, 23:33

It's spring shading to summer here, and I'm looking for lighter teas--more greens and whites. I still drink plenty of toasty or earthy oolongs and puerhs, but there's definitely a subtle shift. Tonight, to accompany some goat cheese and crackers, and to baptize some teawares that just arrived today, Jun Shan Yin Zhen won out over a toasty oolong that I was thought I was going to brew when I opened the tea cupboard.

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Even the teawares are mostly green....
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby Xell » Apr 20th, '12, 02:20

My taste doesn't really change with seasons, but the temperature does affect me. During winter i sure prefer more hot and bigger volume teas, such as hojicha or genmaicha. For me matcha and gyokuro are best during summer and fall. And cold brew sencha or genmaicha are really nice during summer. Probably soon will have additional seasonal tea, after shincha is over i want to get a bit of high mountain taiwanese oolongs :) Also might add some raw puerh between 6-10 years old for winter.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby entropyembrace » Apr 20th, '12, 09:23

It´s still quite chilly here but most of the snow is finally gone so I suppose it is spring...

But I´m still drinking yancha and matcha like I have all winter...I don´t think my tastes in drinks change with the seasons much if at all.

Tomorrow I will be someplace much warmer :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby Lerxst2112 » Apr 20th, '12, 10:39

Definitely shifting a little more towards the greens and oolongs. Still rustle up a good pu-erh every now and again, though. No tea in the cup at present - just coffee. Am patiently awaiting some first flush green tea, and a couple shu-pu from Yunnan and TeaSpring, and 2012 Korean saejak. The bf eagerly awaits pre-ordered shincha. *rubs hands together* goodie! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby nrstooge » Apr 20th, '12, 12:45

As the weather warms up, I tend towards the flavored blacks for my iced tea (think ginger peach) and go more greens/whites for my hot tea - no idea why though. Perhaps because they are lighter tasting? who knows...
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby AdamMY » Apr 21st, '12, 14:33

My tastes do change, ever so slightly. In the winter I am more likely to reach for darker teas, be they oolongs or hong cha. Summer brings in a lot more Green Teas of all types.


On another note... I went to make matcha and I noticed something, that I have no clue when it happened.

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It does not appear that it broke into the clay, so my guess is it was a weak spot in the glaze, and it got bumped by something, perhaps a kettle when I was pouring water into it and it just knocked that little piece off.
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby debunix » Apr 21st, '12, 14:44

So sad, that little chip....
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Re: NEW TeaDay Thursday 4/19/12 Spring bored?

Postby Chip » Apr 21st, '12, 19:18

debunix wrote:So sad, that little chip....

... who are you calling "little?" Besides, I'm so happy ... :mrgreen:

That is truly a bummer, Adam. That would unfortunately bug the crap out of me.
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