New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?


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Teaisme asks, "Have you ever not raved about a tea item in fear that others would buy it all up? I get the feeling there are a lot of 'tea secrets' around here. What was the tea?"

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New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby Chip » May 19th, '12, 12:19

Greetings TeaFriends and welcome to a new TeaDay.

Teaisme asks, "Have you ever not raved about a tea item in fear that others would buy it all up? I get the feeling there are a lot of 'tea secrets' around here. And fess up and come clean! What was the tea?"

Keep this on tea as there will be a sequel topic!


Have a great TeaDay!
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby Chip » May 19th, '12, 12:20

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

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 Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby Stentor » May 19th, '12, 12:27

Haha, so you want me to leak the secret now? ;)

Haven't had any tea today, so far. I plan on having some Kinari shincha in about 10 minutes or so, though :)
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby jaderabbit » May 19th, '12, 16:53

I'm still a beginner so I rely on other teachatters to lead me to the good stuff. But if I found some "Secret" tea gold mine I would probably end up blogging about it and ruin the secret. :o :lol:
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby SilentChaos » May 20th, '12, 07:40

I think I generally rave too much about a tea I enjoy :oops:

Still debating whether to open YM or Chiran... :roll: ....maybe Chiran...but YM looks so good....
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby Lerxst2112 » May 20th, '12, 10:47

Like SilentChaos, I tend to post about teas I love as well. While it saddens me that people would hoard all the good stuff for themselves, one realises that it's an action that is beyond her control. I don't have much to share, but I do feel I give back to the community some when I post an honest review: good or bad.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby debunix » May 20th, '12, 12:10

I have not posted about Ebay purchases until the bidding is over, but otherwise, no tea secrets.

I figure anything I post a good review about might help the source of that tea stay in business, and keep finding more of that or other wonderful things for me. So it's a win-win to share the information.

Today, enjoying the last of the Haru Bancha, the grassiest green tea ever--definitely something I'll be getting more of with the next order. And if enough of you buy out Yuuki-cha's stock of that one right now, there'll be more next year.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby SilentChaos » May 20th, '12, 12:37

Agreed. Good tea needs to be shared both in general and with good company.
Besides, if a good tea isn't shared, how are we tea nerds suppose to gather and go - :mrgreen: - about a tea. :lol:
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby Stentor » May 21st, '12, 06:05

...I was only kidding about the secrets by the way :)
I like to share tea as well and I'm pretty sure I've always said how much I liked a tea that I've tried.
If you're afraid people are going to empty the vendor's stock, you can always make a preemptive strike and purchase an adequate supply for yourself before talking about that tea.

With teaware, I think it's perfectly fine not to share until you've actually bought it. At the same time, if somebody said they were strongly thinking about buying a piece, but haven't yet, it wouldn't feel right to me to snatch it away. Not that it would be easy to resist if I really loved the piece, though.

Today? No tea so far, just a cup of coffee.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby JRS22 » May 21st, '12, 07:06

Most of my small store of knowledge about tea and teaware came from fellow tea chatters. On those rare occasions when I've found something on my own how could I withhold it?
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby AdamMY » May 21st, '12, 23:07

It's not quite straight forward, as to how I should answer this question. That is why it took me so long to reply. I had to go with quite often, but I would like to add a comment to that. Its quite often that I see something that's a single item that is available, that if I like it I may not share it until I decide if I want to place an order on it or not.

But usually once I placed an order, or decided I will not be purchasing, I have no problem sharing with others. I will also say that I rarely find a piece or item from places that quite a few TeaChat'ers do not already know about. Though a few people go to extremes I am still not willing to go but may be starting to consider, such as resorting to certain Asian auction sites and going through agents to actually bid on those sites.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby Leo_Blue » May 22nd, '12, 14:55

I don't think my knowledge of vendors is large enough to have found what might be considered a "good secret". I love reading about tea, and that's about all the enjoyment I can get at times since I have no nearby tea pals and a very limited tea budget. If I ever do find something worth keeping secret I will be sure to share it with all of TeaChat and my blog readers (all three of them!). I'm terrible with secrets.

No tea yet today, but thinking of some Rou Gui and then a review session for the Long Jing I got from Tea Spring a few weeks ago.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby MIKE_B » May 22nd, '12, 20:15

Nope. Still too new at this to find any secret sources. I'm the one in chat trying to pry out secrets. "where'd ya git it? where'd ya git it?"
Starting to go through sheng samples from Tea Urchin. Mr. Gao's Yi Bang is finally starting to fade. Maybe Gao Shan Zhai next.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby SlientSipper » May 29th, '12, 02:41

If I know a good teaware and I already have some. sure I'll tell others.
I want good business's to thrive.
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Re: New TeaDay Saturday 5/19/12 TeaSecret?

Postby equiraptor » May 29th, '12, 14:37

SlientSipper wrote:I want good business's to thrive.

This. If it's a situation where I'm concerned about supply, I'll buy what is reasonable for my own needs/uses and then share.
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