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If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby futurebird » May 7th, '13, 18:00

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
For some awful reason you must pick four kinds of tea to live with forever! Rules:

1. This is 4 specific blends or kinds of tea, from a specific years etc. You can't just say "wuyi oolong" you must say which wuyi oolong! (otherwise I'd just say "puerh, oolong, matcha and sencha")
2. You will still be responsible for buying these teas, so if you say "REAL Da Hong Pao"... or whatever that 2013 Dayi they've been ogling over in the puerh forum is called... well, you'll either be broke or not geting to drink it!


So, what will you be drinking?

FOREVER!

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby Joel Byron » May 7th, '13, 21:26

God Forbid! :shock:

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby John Delaney » May 7th, '13, 21:56

As of today (this could change in a month or even a week), I would choose the following:
For Blends, Earl Grey- use this especially for iced tea.
For Oolongs, Ti Guan Yin- I could drink this everyday.
For Green Tea, LongJing or Dong Ding.
For Black Tea, probably a Keemun.

I would hate to miss out on white teas though.

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby saxon75 » May 8th, '13, 00:56

Right now I'd probably say Scottish breakfast tea, lao cha tou pu-erh, light roast Dong Ding, and maybe okumidori sencha. I reckon my sencha choice may change in the not-too-distant future, though, what with the shincha OTTI coming up. And I would sure miss the occasional cup of genmaicha or Yunnan black.

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby TIM » May 8th, '13, 01:30

Snapple lemon
Snapple peach
Itoen golden oolong
Hmmm... And a new release called black gold oolong, a bit expense for $6 per bottle.

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby lordsbm » May 8th, '13, 02:07

lipton tea :lol: Having it since age 3.
Sheng pu erh
Shu pu erh

I'm content with just these :lol:

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby Evan Draper » May 8th, '13, 12:47

TIM wrote:Snapple lemon
Snapple peach
Itoen golden oolong
Hmmm... And a new release called black gold oolong, a bit expense for $6 per bottle.


wat

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby Evan Draper » May 8th, '13, 13:02

Lu'An Guapian (I get to buy it fresh every year, right?)
Qimen Mao Feng
Wei Yuede traditional roast Tieguanyin
Cheung Hing Tie Luo Han

A lot of dark fruits taste there, it seems. I wish there were something shengy in the mix, but I can't narrow it down enough, and I've got to stay within budget.

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby amaranto » May 8th, '13, 23:28

I'd have to have my Lord Bergamot from Steven Smith Teamaker. I love that blend above all other Earl Greys. This is my morning tea.

I've noticed I always keep Bai Mu Dan in stock, from Fuding, though I should branch out and try some more. I drink this when I want something fresh, and the flavor goes with about anything.

I really love Mi Lan Dan Cong (Feng Huang) and find myself craving it often. I just ordered a special pot for it and plan to keep it stocked.

Finally, I really, really love Rou Gui but haven't picked a favorite source yet.

This list will probably change over time, and it sure is hard to narrow it down to four.

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby Hannah » May 11th, '13, 04:59

Oh wow geez... This is hard..

OK so right now, it'd be:
- Menghai golden needle white lotus shu (2007 atm but hey.. I guess I'd take any year!)
- High fired TGY
- Aged high fired shui xian
- 6 year+ old yiwu sheng

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby Suutej_Tsaj » May 19th, '13, 13:59

What? Why?! I just started taking tea seriously and now you're precluding me the endless possibilities of this world?
Right now the list would be something like:
- Kan no Shiro Matcha;
- Yame Gyokuro;
- Huang Zhi Hsiang Dan Cong Wulong;
- Twining's Gunpowder, because I need it for making Moroccan mint tea, dammit!
You, sir, are a cruel person.

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby chado.my.teaway » May 19th, '13, 16:30

ok.;) so...

Shui Xian Handmade from old trees. high quality;p

Keemun from Qimen only..Supreme or Non Pareil...high quality;p

Sheng Pu ehr - Im not expert in pu erh. so just sheng.

and...Ji Huo Fo Cha or Ka poom Sejak

;)

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Re: If you could only drink four teas for the rest of your life.

Postby Poohblah » May 20th, '13, 00:14

TIM wrote:Snapple lemon
Snapple peach
Itoen golden oolong
Hmmm... And a new release called black gold oolong, a bit expense for $6 per bottle.

:lol: :lol:

Those Ito En bottled teas are way better than anything we have stateside though.

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