seven cups tea?

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seven cups tea?

Postby joelbct » Dec 26th, '07, 11:08

Has anyone ordered from http://sevencups.com/tea_shop/home.php ?

I like their selection...

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Postby Chip » Dec 26th, '07, 15:15

I have heard all good reports but have never tried it myself. The owner KNOWS TEA!!!

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Postby joelbct » Dec 26th, '07, 23:45

Certainly seems so. I ordered the Keemun Spring Dawn, Shi Feng Dragon Well, and Taishan Fo Mei

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Postby Salsero » Dec 27th, '07, 01:03

joelbct--

I have never ordered from sevencups but have had their name recommended to me as a source ... maybe for Dan Cong? Can't remember. Please don't be shy about updating us on your experience with your order ... maybe even a brief tasting note if you can.

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Postby Ian » Dec 31st, '07, 01:56

I wonder if their name refers to the ancient poem "seven bowls of tea" by Lu Tong.

By the way, here's the worst translation possible of this poem, courtesy of Wikipedia:

The first bowl of tea moistens my throat,
the second breaks my loneliness, and
the third bowl racks my brains, bringing to light the texts of 5,000 volumes.
The fourth induces perspiration whereby all ills evaporate through my pores.
The fifth makes my muscles and bones feel light, and
the sixth links me to celestials.
Be careful when drinking the seventh bowl,
as it makes you feel as if a cool breeze were coming from your armpits.

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Postby Ian » Dec 31st, '07, 02:01

woops. It is so. they have it posted on their "about us" section. I'm an idiot. *hits self in head with open palm*

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 31st, '07, 03:12

Ian wrote:*hits self in head with open palm*


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Haha I was also looking at that website myself. Can anyone suggest some good teas from them?

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Postby joelbct » Dec 31st, '07, 18:07

I will post reviews of the tea's I bought (listed above) when they arrive.

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Postby TheSteamyPot » Jan 1st, '08, 18:14

I am very interested in what you think of the Shi Feng Dragon Well, I just ordered Imperial Huangshan Mao Feng from them and I can't wait to try it.

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Postby Wesli » Jan 1st, '08, 19:38

Give a gist of the overall goodness level of the store. Please. Thanks.

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Postby ABx » Jan 2nd, '08, 02:30

I've had some of their wuyi yancha and was suitably impressed. I can't really speak for their other teas, though. My general feeling about them is overall positive, though.

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Postby joelbct » Jan 4th, '08, 11:18

Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:Give a gist of the overall goodness level of the store. Please. Thanks.


Overall Goodness Level = Excellent

The tea arrived promptly, in what appears to be vacuum-sealed foil packages, well-labeled. Tea is fresh, and I like that the harvest-year is printed on the label of each package.

I will order from them again. Still have to check out TeaSpring.Com as well.

For my reviews on the particular tea's that I ordered, see viewtopic.php?t=3774

I think I might have done better ordering the slightly lower grade of Long Jin, given the price of the Shi Feng, but I like to at least try a tea if it is very expensive, because sometimes the price dopes indeed translate to a taste-explosion of awesomeness...

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Postby Chip » Jan 4th, '08, 20:35

Yep...I am all for going for the gusto, you never know what tea will be come your favorite of all time.

One thing I must say for the premo Long Jings, they are spectacular looking. I often consider them to be works of art. Opening the tin, seeing such beauty that awaits, spooning it out and appreciating the aroma as it permeates most of the room.

And this is all before water even hits the leaf.

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Postby Pouvla » Jan 19th, '08, 11:56

Chip wrote:I have heard all good reports but have never tried it myself. The owner KNOWS TEA!!!


But the owner has no idea that theres anything outside the borders of Gods own country, US of A..
And has the owner removed the shipping info or has all the customers blindly clicked "Yes I agree" with the shipping policies...
https://www.sevencups.com/tea_shop/syst ... conditions

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Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '08, 02:53

I think I said I never ordered from them, but I have heard several reports of their mainland knowledge of tea. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee a good internet experience.

The one person I who has first hand experience with them lives there and has the advantage of visiting the store. She loves that experience.

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