Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

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This past year, have you discovered an absolutely NEW favorite tea ... whether it is a class, type, or even a specific selection?

Yes, I have a new favorite
9
53%
No I do not have a new favorite
5
29%
I am a newbie with a recent new favorite
3
18%
I am a newbie w/o a recent new favorite.
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 17

Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby Chip » Oct 15th, '13, 19:54

Welcome everyone to TeaDay. I am looking forward to reading about your possibly NEW favorite tea of the year.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic asks if you have you discovered a new absolute favorite tea ... whether it is a class, type, or even a specific selection? Please divulge! If you are a newbie, then have you made a new discovery recently?

Please share the details, I am interested in seeing if our 'vets' have their heels dug in on Old Favorites or have continued expanding their horizons!

It will be great sharing TeaDay with everyone today! Brew on ...
:D

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Re: Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby chrl42 » Oct 16th, '13, 04:49

Puerh...yumm. 8)

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Re: Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby ethan » Oct 16th, '13, 08:38

Sept. '12 I started drinking Thailand red oolong (posting 4 X in thread w/ the long, full name), & over the year the tea firmly established itself as my favorite.
I ask others, what makes their favorite teas their favorites?
Each cup of this tea gives me a few flavors that I always like w/o anything I really dislike, even w/ sloppy preparation. I've been short of $; so, I also value its low price.
For your favorite?

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Re: Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby William » Oct 16th, '13, 09:12

Oolong from taiwanese high mountain ( above all Alishan and Lishan mountains) :D .

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Re: Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby amaranto » Oct 16th, '13, 09:59

I've grown so fond of Assams from Taiwan this year that I now have a large cup almost every afternoon.

To answer ethan's question, my favorites are the ones that I feel have a lot of character (taste, smell, look) and that I get cravings for the most. I really have several favorites, but I've been hooked on those Assams for the past few months now.

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Re: Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby debunix » Oct 24th, '13, 20:06

I can't say I have an absolutely favorite new tea, nor do I have an absolutely favorite old tea. Tea-omnivore that I am, I love a variety of teas, and the variety is part of the love. After some days or weeks of a particular tea being in heavy rotation because I want to use up those green oolongs briskly, or I left the package out near the tea kettle and it's just so darn nice to enjoy a perfect deep-roast oolong, I crave something different, and that first cup of sencha or puerh or white tea seems just divine, but it's really one of many favorites.

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Re: Tuesday 10/15/13 Absolutely New Favorite Tea?

Postby AdamMY » Oct 27th, '13, 11:41

I would really need to think about my favorite. I have a lot that I am comfortable with and enjoy drinking often. But favorite? Not quite sure.

Oh yeah, this is my tea day so far:

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Home made brunch with butternut squash, cinnamon, and Polish Sausage, and Tsuyu Hikari from the NOTTI Fukamushi offrings earlier this year.

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