Tues 1/29/08 Country of origin of your first tea today?

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Country of origin of your first tea today?

Poll ended at Jan 30th, '08, 15:41

China
10
27%
India
5
14%
Japan
13
35%
Taiwan
4
11%
Ceylon
2
5%
A blend of countries
3
8%
 
Total votes: 37

Tues 1/29/08 Country of origin of your first tea today?

Postby Chip » Jan 29th, '08, 14:49

I have started out my day with a beautiful sencha from the Yame prefecture. It is called Takumi. It is rare in that it is a sencha from Yame prefecture, but also because it is a sencha made from Gokoh leaf, the plant usually reserved for Gyokuro production for which Yame is famous. This is grown in full sun and is sencha. I believe it is a fukamushi cha. The aroma of the dry leaf in a preheated kyusu is knee buckling. The flavor is full and smooth. One of my favorite sencha!!!

4th steep now, just gentle sweetness left...very nice.
Last edited by Chip on Aug 7th, '08, 18:26, edited 4 times in total.
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Postby Mary R » Jan 29th, '08, 15:00

I've spent the day sampling the new order from Adagio I got last night! I tried a cup of my blend "Zen and the Art of Moderating" and declared it good. I also tried the Cherry Green, the Grapefruit Oolong, and the Almond Oolong. I'm trying to squeeze a round of Vanilla in before I have to go to work!

Hoorah TeaDay!

[Mod Chip Edit: Holy Mary, I have catching up to do!!!

I declare today officially as TeaDay!!!!!!!!!!]
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Postby xine » Jan 29th, '08, 15:05

I'm coming down with something, I'm pretty certain of it. In order to not boot, I've been craving just oolong. I've been drinking nothing but Wuyi oolong nonstop. Too lazy to change the bag most of the time, I just keep on filling up my cup with hot water. I took a small break and had some iced Ti Kuan Yin. But it's back to my 23423520493 infusion of Wuyi.
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Postby Victoria » Jan 29th, '08, 15:09

Right now I'm enjoying a nice full bodied oolong from TeaCuppa called Oriental Beauty. Also known as Bai Hao Oolong or Champagne Formosa. A nice afternnoon oolong with a slightly roasted flavor. Yum!
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Postby fencerdenoctum » Jan 29th, '08, 15:12

Its gloomy in my neck of the woods and I feel the need to be snooty so I'm sipping some Earl Grey Bravo from Adagio.

*top hat and monocle*

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Postby Wesli » Jan 29th, '08, 15:21

Trigonometry in 5 minutes.

I'm tossing some near boiling water in my cold kyuusu full of GURICHA for a third steep. For class, I'll be taking some powdered sencha thrown into a cold bottle of water.
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Jan 29th, '08, 15:28

*sigh* Nothing yet today. I'm planning to brew up some sencha though-- Maki fukamushi from Den's. After all that hubbub about sencha curing colds, it sure doesn't seem to be doing anything for the one I just got. :(
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Postby Ladytiger » Jan 29th, '08, 16:19

Right now, I'm drinking Russian Caravan from Upton, but this morning I had Organic Breakfast from Mighty Leaf. Both yummy.
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Postby procarel » Jan 29th, '08, 16:42

We have blizzard conditions here in northern Iowa so my wife and I are holed up in the house. We strted early this morning with Golden Melon Pu-erh. Toward noon we had several infusions of Dragon Well. About 3pm we started some Golden Bud Yunnan Black and may finish with some Melon green tea. My kind of day!
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Postby Mich » Jan 29th, '08, 16:42

Today I have been drinking only Golden buddha im on my 4th brew of it, It starts out with the taste of cinnamon and chocolate with a hint of pie crust, on the 2nd and 3rd brew the the cinnamon starts to fade and the chocolate really shows itself.
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Postby henley » Jan 29th, '08, 16:53

Enjoyed a pot of Adagio's Valentine tea with lunch. Will see what the evening brings. :wink:
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Postby Mary R » Jan 29th, '08, 16:55

I *love* Adagio's Valentine. Which is saying something, as I usually don't drink flavored tea. (Well, ignoring today's flavored binge, anyway).
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Jan 29th, '08, 16:56

First cup today was a sencha overture from Adagio. It's something I can't destroy too badly while I am still half asleep. Not doing mornings too well does not go with teas that require a more precise temperature and brewing time. Currently, I sampling the Vanilla Rooibos for the first time since it seemed to fit in well after coming home from yoga.
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Postby CynTEAa » Jan 29th, '08, 17:11

Today started with my usual Yunnan Gold from Adagio. Mmmmm...hearty, yet smooth.

Then this afternoon, after thinking I had lost my lifeline - my cell phone - I needed to settle and had a lovely Bao Zhong from Teacup in Seattle in my pretty little gaiwan. Second infusion is a-brewing. ;)
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Postby Salsero » Jan 29th, '08, 17:15

Wow, what a beautiful string of mini-posts, Chip!
I wanted to start the day with one of the Assam's I have been auditioning lately, but I forgot to take it to work so I turned for consolation to an autumnal darjeeling that I got last year from Thunderbold Tea in India and did three or four infusions of that. I've just moved on to the Yutaka Midori from O-Cha which I will infuse till late when I will finish the day with a series of infusions of a sheng puerh from among the many samples I am trying to use up!

But best of all has been reading all these other comments and feeling almost like I've shared each of these delicious drinks with all these tea-buddies. If I had to pick just one other place to have spent the day, I think it would be snowbound with procarel and all those great Chinese teas.
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