Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?


BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

What TEA is in your cup?

It is ... black
2
7%
Green
11
41%
Oolong
7
26%
Pu-erh
7
26%
White
0
No votes
Yellow
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 27

Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby Chip » Jun 17th, '12, 12:14

Greetings TeaFriends and welcome to a new TeaDay!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!!! Hope everyone gets to share some quality time with their family today.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is a simple one, What TEA will you/are you drinking today? Please stop in and share with us what is in your cup throughout the day. And if possible also share photos of your brews today. Also be sure to vote while discussing the topic of the day. You have 3 votes today.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22198
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby rhondabee » Jun 17th, '12, 15:06

1Today I'm drinking some of the delicious Miyabi from OTTI 13.
Attachments
Myabi.jpg
Myabi.jpg (43.12 KiB) Viewed 1994 times
User avatar
rhondabee
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Sep 20th, '
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby debunix » Jun 17th, '12, 15:34

Today started with some Wuyi oolong, not so far from the traditional Ti Kuan Yin I used to share with my father. But these leaves are gradually losing flavor, so soon there will be something puerh, I suspect, and later an OTTI 13 shincha.

As usual, a little of everything finds it's way into my cup.
User avatar
debunix
 
Posts: 5104
Joined: Jan 10th, '
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby Lerxst2112 » Jun 17th, '12, 17:29

Started off the day with a 2012 Meng Ding Gan Lu from TeaSpring. Trying to decide what to have for an evening tea. I'm leaning towards something light, like the Kinari sencha. Perhaps some Ya Bao.

Have been ill, and though I really want a good yancha or shu-pu, I think a bodily rebellion would take place if one were to indulge in it. :(
User avatar
Lerxst2112
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Dec 19th, '
Location: VA, USA

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby AdamMY » Jun 17th, '12, 17:56

Started with some Korean JungJak this morning. Now that I am back home, I am going to have some Korean Uricha.

A photo while the compressed ball was intact.

Image
Uricha unwrapped by Adam Yusko, on Flickr
User avatar
AdamMY
 
Posts: 2363
Joined: Jul 22nd, '
Location: Capital of the Mitten

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby sherubtse » Jun 17th, '12, 18:29

Brewed the last of O-Cha's defunct Organic Kagoshima Asamushi. Very nice brewed as a standard asa, but even better brewed as a fuka! :lol:

Best wishes,
sherubtse
User avatar
sherubtse
 
Posts: 659
Joined: Jan 9th, '1
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby JBaymore » Jun 17th, '12, 19:08

Japanese green, as pretty much always.

best,

..................john
User avatar
JBaymore
 
Posts: 1699
Joined: Sep 15th, '
Location: Wilton, New Hampshire USA

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby minor_glitch » Jun 17th, '12, 22:33

Today I'm enjoying Yuuki-cha's Sayamamidori. Out of all the shinchas I've tried so far this year, this one smells the best in a heated kyusu. Almost like baked cookies! Amazing aftertaste too.
Shame there's all those issues surrounding Yuuki-cha here. I really hope the company smartens up and sorts it out.
User avatar
minor_glitch
 
Posts: 138
Joined: May 19th, '
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby debunix » Jun 17th, '12, 23:06

minor_glitch wrote:this one smells the best in a heated kyusu


I never smelled nicer than the Sayamakaori from Yuuki-cha in the preheated pot, although I can't say for sure that there haven't been others that smell as good. I'm just sure that there hasn't been anything better than that.

But today the smeller is still only half working, so have to wait on the OTTI teas. Bummed, but I don't want to repeat last night's not so stellar experience with the poor Chiron tea.
User avatar
debunix
 
Posts: 5104
Joined: Jan 10th, '
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby minor_glitch » Jun 18th, '12, 00:03

debunix wrote:I never smelled nicer than the Sayamakaori...

Hmm, I'll have to add that to my next order. If it's anything like the Sayamamidori I'll definitely like it.
User avatar
minor_glitch
 
Posts: 138
Joined: May 19th, '
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby Chip » Jun 18th, '12, 01:07

Continued prelim tastings of OTTI 13 O-Cha Shincha and OTTI 14 Hakoniwado Shincha.

Talk about incredible aromas in a preheated kyusu, every single one of these teas from both rounds has created that, "I must sit down," moment.

Today it was Yutaka Midori from O-Cha followed by Hakoniwado's 88 Night and Kikyou .. we did a LOT of emergency sit-downs!
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22198
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: Happy Father's Day! 6/17/13 Simple question today, What TEA?

Postby FlyedPiper » Jun 19th, '12, 00:09

Working my way through 88 nights shincha from Hakoniwado. An excellent fuka! Wasn't expecting a fuka, but nevertheless it's the freshest, most fragrant tea (pre brew) I've ever had.
User avatar
FlyedPiper
 
Posts: 235
Joined: Mar 7th, '1
Location: Michigan


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation