Wednesday, 2.20.08. a new TeaDay


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What do you enjoy to do MOST as you drink your favorite TEA?

Brew the next infusion
1
2%
Read/write
13
27%
Do your hobby/craft
1
2%
TeaChat...TeaDay
3
6%
Listen to music/play music
2
4%
School studies
3
6%
Work
6
12%
Eat
0
No votes
TV
1
2%
Internet
9
18%
Just enjoy the Tea experience
5
10%
Nothing at all
1
2%
And of course...Other
4
8%
 
Total votes : 49

Wednesday, 2.20.08. a new TeaDay

Postby Chip » Feb 20th, '08, 04:50

Today's TeaPoll was suggested by Time4Tea, Thanx T4T!!! Keep your suggestions coming by PMing them to me.

I will return to the gender preference theme we began to explore the last few days. I found it very fascinating. But today, the discussion is about what do we do when we are doing what we love to do, drink tea. So, what do like to enjoy doing the most when you are sipping??? Please share here. This is a little bit of getting to know a little bit about each other. I think it is a great subject!!!

Have fun sharing and finding out what everyone else does with their TeaTime.

So, share what is in your cup today, see what everyone else is sipping, and jump into the discussion. Since our passion is unusual, I bet what we like to do will be a very interesting.

Newbie, oldie, former TeaChat lurkers, everyone is welcome to participate in our discussion on TeaDay!!!
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Postby olivierco » Feb 20th, '08, 06:33

When I enjoy my favorite teas, I do nothing else. But I drink tea quite all day (reading, working, listening to radio or music, watching TV, browsing on internet, etc...)
This morning Yunnan golden tips and Jasmine pears. Houjicha in a short moment for my lunch break.
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 20th, '08, 07:44

I do multiple things while drinking tea such as school/reading/writing/homework ect. But sometimes I do just enjoy the tea.
This morning it's english breakfast with cream and sugar. I think I'm beginning to like my morning teas that way.
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I would agree

Postby Alighthouseinvi... » Feb 20th, '08, 08:12

I also do different task when I drink my tea. For I use mainly to sooth and relax at the time period. Just to slow down take a little time for myself. I could be playing my guitar, listening to jazz as I read a book, or outside enjoying the scenery. Most of all I savor ever sip.
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Postby TexasTea » Feb 20th, '08, 08:28

If you had asked what I actually DO when drinking my tea I would have had to say internet - but what I enjoy the most is sitting down with a good book and a good cup of tea.

My SO did just ask why sharing a cup with a friend isn't on the list, though - which would be my second choice.

This morning I needed something spicy to wake me up. Rishi Organic Masala Chai, sweetened with some agave nectar.
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Postby Victoria » Feb 20th, '08, 09:24

My vote? Just enjoy the Tea experience, of course.

Have a lovely day eveyone!
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Postby omegapd » Feb 20th, '08, 09:55

When time permits, I like to get home from work in the morning, brew up my Yixing pot with some English Breakfast and read the newspaper at the table. The kids have already left for school and the wife for work, so it's just "me" time then.

I'm lucky if that happens once a week, though... :wink:

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Postby olivierco » Feb 20th, '08, 10:03

I have just had Uji Gyokuro Kame Giru Shi (o-cha).
I had 5 excellent steeps (using Ippodo brewing indications: 10gr 80-100ml 60°C 1.5 min first steep, no steeping time for the subsequent ones).
Definitively the kind of tea I enjoy, just being focused on the tea.
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Postby Selaphiel » Feb 20th, '08, 10:10

Enjoying my Sencha Miyabi. Today I think I really nailed it.

I enjoy my tea with many different things. But I chose teachat, its fun and helpful to discuss the tea you`re currently drinking.
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 20th, '08, 11:39

Well, that english breakfast tea wasn't that good...methink i put too much milk in it so I went tealess this morning. I'm hoping to do some multiple infusions from some Ti Kuan Yin when I get home from prison...i mean school. I feel so lonely without my tea right now.
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Postby augie » Feb 20th, '08, 12:16

Enjoying a 3rd infusion of Sencha Fuka-midori with some red grapes. Most of my tea is consumed at work. I definately notice a difference in increased ability to concentrate and function. As a former "Diet Coke junkie", I would drink half a DC and toss it because it was warm. The caffeine high just didn't last more than 20 minutes before I crashed. Even though I drink a cup every hour or two during the workday, I still get more done (when not checking teachat).

Coke also goes better with junk food. Ever notice tea and Snickers don't go too well together? :wink:
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Postby Wesli » Feb 20th, '08, 12:25

Writing ftw

Brewing up some Golden Monkey right now.
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Postby xine » Feb 20th, '08, 12:33

lots of writers in our midst? tea is always the perfect accompaniment to writing, I think. Puts ones mind at ease, and clarifies things for me (even when writing at 3am, where I end up writing in complete gibberish).

Drinking some vanilla tea, trying to brainstorm a bit...maybe some oolong later.
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Postby GeoffK » Feb 20th, '08, 12:52

My favorite is actually sharing the tea and talking to those I share with while brewing the next :)

First cup today a Fujian Oolong that is fantastic.
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Feb 20th, '08, 13:03

I enjoy drinking tea while at class and doing homework. I find it helps me concentrate and pay attention better, especially since I tend to fidget really badly during lectures. I am more of a hands-on learner (as opposed to one who learns better visually or auditory), so having the tea mug in my hands works wonders to get me to focus. On the other side, tea helps me relax and calm down after classes and work.

My absolute favorite tea experience is coming back from a yoga class to enjoy a mug of tea. It is the most peaceful feeling possible.

I'll be starting on sencha shortly.
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