2-21-08, TeaDay on Thursday


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Olivierco asks, "when was the last time you did not have a tea for an entire day?"

Less than one week
15
30%
Less than one month
12
24%
Less than 6 months
11
22%
Less than 1 year
3
6%
Less than 2 years
4
8%
Less than 5 years
3
6%
5 years or longer
2
4%
 
Total votes : 50

Postby tenuki » Feb 21st, '08, 13:26

2006 Li Shan Da Yu Ling from Hou De. The leaves are Phat!
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Postby osadczuk » Feb 21st, '08, 14:07

As previously mentioned - three children under the age of six, two of them special needs. It (unfortunately) happens all the time.

Last time was within the last week.

My new Earl Grey Bravo/English Breakfast blend this morning.
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Postby twistedinside » Feb 21st, '08, 14:33

It took me a bit to figure out how to do the 'travel tea' thing. I'm training at the new job, and don't have my own desk yet. So, I have a little baggie, and I preload a little 'tea ball' that my mom gave me for Christmas. I use a black tea so I can get a bunch of steeps out of it. *laughs* But I have forgotten my TravelTea (!) at home a couple of times.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 21st, '08, 15:00

bhale wrote:I am still trying to work out a system that travels well and does not incite the rage of the TSA.


no kidding - green oolongs tend to look a lot like something else...


BTW - I've been seeing a lot of these lately, bought my wife one that she likes...


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Postby henley » Feb 21st, '08, 15:12

osadczuk wrote:As previously mentioned - three children under the age of six, two of them special needs. It (unfortunately) happens all the time.


Sounds like you need a tea fairy, too! :wink:
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Postby Wesli » Feb 21st, '08, 15:18

Late steeps of morning matcha-laced sencha.
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Postby GeoffK » Feb 21st, '08, 15:58

More of my 1996 meng hai pu-erh this AM. Very yummy!
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Postby Chip » Feb 21st, '08, 16:37

I can not remember the last time I did not have tea, but I think it was 4 years ago when I caught a most purging virus. I have no reason NOT to have tea everyday. I purpose each day when I get up to have tea...one of the first things on my mind.

If I go somewhere, I have a simple travel kit, not my best set up, but it will do. But at least I have good tea and a way to brew it. Worst case, I fill my own bags ahead of time. It is not that hard to travel with decent tea. Decent water can be the toughest part of it.

Having my first tea, 5th steep. Really good sencha session. I hit the sweet spot this time.

I wanted to have 4 teas today or bust, well, looks like it will be a bust then. If I get 3 in it will be a miracle.
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Postby olivierco » Feb 21st, '08, 16:59

Today was a nice teaday for me I am having a Dong Ding, my sixth (and last) tea of the day. I had Darjeeling Puttabong S.F.T.G.F.O.P.1 and a just decent Tamaryokucha (not from o-cha) this afternoon.
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Postby Mil » Feb 21st, '08, 17:32

Happens all the time, to be honest. Coffee in the morning + busy day = no time for tea. It nearly happened today... and then the wu yi oolong I ordered from Arbor Teas arrived in the mail. It's brewing as I type this. :D Part of my problem is that I don't like tisanes and think decaf is for pansies, so I try to be done with my tea drinking by 4pm. That can leave a rather narrow window for tea, depending on what I'm doing that day. I wasn't going to wait until tomorrow to sample my new tea, though, so I guess I'll just have to cope with the extra caffeine.
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Postby RussianSoul » Feb 21st, '08, 17:34

I just had a Sencha Shot in a can :shock: .

Was out shopping in Whole Foods, got terribly thirsty, wandered into the tea section and found this:

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T'was OK.
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Postby LavenderPekoe » Feb 21st, '08, 18:25

Whew, sorry I haven't been around ('cuase I know you all missed me terribly), somehow I got really behind and I just got all caught up.

Hmm, this morning I started with a mix of chocolate and cherry that I am very glad to be finished with. Then I moved on to Stash's pomegranate black and then to Tao of Tea's Lychee.

There are days I go without tea. Not nearly as many as there used to be, but sometimes I don't drink tea on the weekends. I can say that I have cut my soda (Diet Coke or Diet Dr P usually) consumption down to about 1 or 2 a week, though. :)
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Postby tenuki » Feb 21st, '08, 18:28

2008 alishan winter petals oolong, hand harvested from Hou De

This tea requires attention and encouragement.
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 21st, '08, 18:45

This morning, I had my Irish Breakfast with half and half and sugar then stopped at Starbucks and tried their Chai Tea Latte, yummy!
The last time I went a day with out tea was the last time that I was sick, i hared it because the week before I got my Upton order.
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Postby Chip » Feb 21st, '08, 19:09

Good news for me, sometimes cheaper is just better. I have been struggling to just make that a clear cut decision regarding the Long Jings I have been enjoying for the last 9 months.

I am drinking a pretty top notch LJ, which I know I mentioned the name before and it is long....but...here it is again. Shi Feng Xi Hu Long Jing....I could actually add a few more impressive Chinese words in there designating the flush, etc.

This is clearly an exceptional Dragon Well. I bet the Chinese go gah gah over this one. I am finding the more nutty ones are lesser grades...cheaper grades.

Bottom line is, I prefer the cheaper ones, the nuttier ones.
I will probably start a topic on this under green teas.
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