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

Postby Wesli » Jan 29th, '08, 17:23

Not fair! I always start my day with a tiny gaiwan 1-steep of black tea, then open up to steep after steep of sencha after sencha and whatever else. So I voted Japanese. :D

[Edit by Chip: *blows whistle* and cries"foul." Kudos also to the FukaMan. He mentioned a poll idea for this forum, which I promptly stole and made it a part of this TeaDay forum. So, look for a daily poll whenever possible. This is getting exciting!!!]
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Postby bearsbearsbears » Jan 29th, '08, 17:45

Tie Luo Han. I used to think this tea was mediocre. Now that the tea is almost gone, I finally learned how to brew it.

Egad! :evil:
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Jan 29th, '08, 17:46

Ooh, where is this tie luo han from, bears?
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Postby Photiou » Jan 29th, '08, 17:58

Lapsang souchong at work. Later some golden yunnan + super roasted miyabi fukamushi houjicha (with nice coal taste :wink: ).
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Postby Chip » Jan 29th, '08, 18:14

A popular chant here lately...GURICHA ...Brewing my 5th steep now...this is a great casual Japanese green.
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Postby Wesli » Jan 29th, '08, 19:01

Gurrriiiii

But now I'm onto a third steep of Sencha Fuka-Midori from Den's.
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Postby bearsbearsbears » Jan 29th, '08, 19:26

Scruff McGruff wrote:Ooh, where is this tie luo han from, bears?


from Best Tea House HK. i still don't recommend it though. it's far too difficult to brew to be worth the price.
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Postby Wesli » Jan 29th, '08, 20:13

On to some fukamushi supreme. Is nobody else keeping up?? :?
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Postby Chip » Jan 29th, '08, 20:27

Not to be outTEAed by Fukaman, I finished off a few teas in a blend of dribs and drabs. Appox equal parts Shuppin sencha, Gyokuro Karigane, and Matcha. This stuff is stunning. Pouring first steep, soooo green.
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Postby Wesli » Jan 29th, '08, 20:38

wowwwww. I need to try that someday. How about: karigane, fukamushi, and matcha. eh? sounds incredible.
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Postby JT » Jan 29th, '08, 20:51

I started off with some Yutaka Midori this morning. Then I waited for my Dens order to arrive before having anything else. Got it and proceeded to brew up some Guricha. Now I'm trying to resist cracking open the Sencha Den special tin can or Fukamushi-Sencha Maki.
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Postby Wesli » Jan 29th, '08, 21:00

Wow, JT, that is an awesome day!
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Postby augie » Jan 29th, '08, 21:01

Prepare to throw tomatoes: I am drinking a Starbucks cafe latte! :wink:
We just returned from a flute recital when a HUGE storm blew thru Indy.

While cleaning out "hole" (box where the guys in the office throw their nasty food trash) I found a sample of green tea from Adagio on the shelf next to the microwave. Serendipity! It's a year old Adagio Sencha premier, and I didn't care for it back then. It will be interesting to see what I think tomorrow when I get to work and start my pot rolling!

Almost as exciting as finding a $5 bill in your coat pocket. . .
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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 29th, '08, 21:45

Not tea, but just as important, my snazzy new cup came today:

But as much as I want to drink a gallon of sencha from it tonight, I have to wait. :cry:

The care instructions say its important to soak it in water over night.

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Postby Salsero » Jan 29th, '08, 22:10

Space Samurai wrote: my snazzy new cup came today


Wow, and on your one-year-plus-one-day anniversay at TeaChat!

GROUP HUG!!!

It certainly has been a special day in TeaChat, and we would never have known all this stuff without this post. Thanks Chip.
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