Tues 2/05/08 How many teas do you have open?

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How many teas do you have open (and active...not including those dregs that just won't go away)?

1-2
0
No votes
3-4
2
5%
5-7
7
18%
8-12
8
21%
13-20
10
26%
21-30
8
21%
31-50
3
8%
More than 50
1
3%
 
Total votes: 39

Postby bearsbearsbears » Feb 5th, '08, 16:01

Salsero wrote:Is that the one from Puerhshop. com? I just ordered some from there. Wherever it is from, what's it like? Is it good?


I really like tangerine-stuffed pu'er. It's usually deliciously balanced, especially with bits of the peel like jogrebe is using :) *drool*
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 5th, '08, 16:12

The sencha funka-midori is so good! And the number of active teas for me just went up to 13.
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Postby skywarrior » Feb 5th, '08, 16:18

Happy Birthday to me!

I have valentines tea here.

Probably will have some Mexican Chocolate.

Maybe finish it all off with an oolong.
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Postby Chip » Feb 5th, '08, 16:23

Happy birthday to you Sky!!!

And congrats to you Ladytiger on your journey into the world of Japanese greens.

Jeez...I need to be 3 Chips. One can drink greens allll day long.
One can drink oolong allll day long.
And one can drink pu-erh allll day long.

I don't know how anyone can physically enjoy all three, and I did not even mention Black or White.

There are just too few hours in a day to drink all the tea I would like to. Hearing what everyone is drinking everyday is really incredible though...I taste it through everyone else.
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Postby Selaphiel » Feb 5th, '08, 16:31

Today I`ve had some Pu Er (loose pu er, nothing fancy) brewed in a gaiwan.
Other than that I`m working on my japanese green tea brewing. That is an art I just admire more and more, it is not easy :S Doing another try now in my search of the perfect tamaryokucha, wish me luck....

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happy birthday skywarrior :D

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That was a complete failure, tasted like grass....a dog pissed on
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Postby tenuki » Feb 5th, '08, 17:04

I only have 5-7 open, which is a lot for me. Green Oolongs are very sensitive to oxygen so it's my habit to only have about 2-3 open at a time to prevent waste, but since it's rainy time in Seattle I have a couple of other less sensitive teas open as well.

Today I started with a jade TGY from TeaSpring. My first brewing was aweful, so I did something a little weird, I read the brewing instructions for the tea on the vendor's site. Much different result. :)

All this talk of tea inventory and tasting has encouraged me to brush off an old project, more on that in a couple of weeks if all goes well... ;)
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Postby Salsero » Feb 5th, '08, 17:33

Selaphiel wrote:... tasted like grass....a dog pissed on
LMAO! You slay me Selaphiel!


Happy birthday, Sky! Group Hug!
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Postby Chip » Feb 5th, '08, 17:33

tenuki wrote:All this talk of tea inventory and tasting has encouraged me to brush off an old project, more on that in a couple of weeks if all goes well... ;)


You are a man of mystery, Tenuki. You have me curious...a tea recycling machine??? :idea:
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Postby Space Samurai » Feb 5th, '08, 17:57

skywarrior wrote:Happy Birthday to me!


No, happy birthday to me, to me! :wink:
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 5th, '08, 18:02

Chip wrote:And congrats to you Ladytiger on your journey into the world of Japanese greens.

Thank you! Now time to relax with some tea, probably some Genmaicha Extra Green, and read the booklet that came with my tea. I feel like such a newbie at tea after looking at everyone's tea and teaware collection.
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Postby Wesli » Feb 5th, '08, 18:26

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKY

ahhhh. you guys are going to make me brew either some aged pu or some shou with all that tangerine business you're going off on.


oh, an I'm sippin on some monk top leaf
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 5th, '08, 18:37

Happy birthday sky!

I just brewed up some Korean green tea, still feeling it out to see if I really like it or not.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 5th, '08, 18:40

happy birthday to sky! and.. space?
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Postby Chip » Feb 5th, '08, 18:46

Scruff McGruff wrote:Happy birthday sky!

I just brewed up some Korean green tea, still feeling it out to see if I really like it or not.


SCRUFF...where did you get the Korean leaf (or is it weed)? I have heard the good, the bad, and the ugly about Korean tea.
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 5th, '08, 19:15

Chip- I got it from shan shui teas. I wrote about it a little while ago on my blog, if you're curious.
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