Tuesday TeaDay, 2/26/08


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Has your interest in TEA created an interest in the nations and cultures of TEA origins...or vice versa?

Yes, extremely
7
14%
Yes, definately
12
24%
Yes, superficially
13
25%
No
19
37%
 
Total votes : 51

Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 26th, '08, 19:14

jogrebe wrote:I voted "Yes, superficially" in the sense that my interest in Chinese teas has taken over to buying a traditional Chinese gaiwan and yixing pot. But beyond this I do not see myself going to the extent of learning Chinese or taking a tea pilgrimage to China.


Agreed. Also, I take what I want from Chinese and Japanese culture as I see fit, but I don't claim to really reproduce their cultures at all.
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Postby JM » Feb 26th, '08, 19:16

Victoria's Own wrote:
JM wrote:This morning I had two cups of Earl Grey, at 3 I had English Breakfast.


You are doing good, keep pumping in the caffeine!
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:lol: I'm trying to kick a nasty coffee habit. Last week I was having 3 mugs of black coffee in the morning, tea at noon and espresso after dinner.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 26th, '08, 19:26

Chip wrote:
tenuki wrote:li shan


Care to elaborate??? Do you have more than one li shan going now or just the one?


3 li shans open atm, all of them da yu ling and all of them already mentioned in more depth here. I miss my teahome da yu ling, it ran out first of course and with these others open I can't really justify getting more. :( Let's hope for a good spring harvest! 2007 Gao Shan winter harvest?.. good riddens, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 19:29

tenuki wrote:3 li shans open atm, all of them da yu ling and all of them already mentioned in more depth here. I miss my teahome da yu ling, it ran out first of course and with these others open I can't really justify getting more. :( Let's hope for a good spring harvest! 2007 Gao Shan winter harvest?.. good riddens, don't let the door hit you on the way out.


Thanx for the added info...and thanx for the advice on the 2007 winter crop.

But the 2006 Winter crop was much better, right?
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 26th, '08, 19:42

Forgot to mention earlier-- I got my O-Cha order a few days ago, with tamaryokucha and Hatsumi sencha. I'm really diggin' the Hatsumi (far better than Den's Maki, IMO, though I guess it's a bit of a different beast), but I gotta say I'm not all that wild about the tamaryokucha. I'll play around with it before I come to any final conclusions, though.
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Postby jogrebe » Feb 26th, '08, 19:46

So far today I've drunk Yunnan Bi Luo Chun green tea and a 2006 Haiwan Remote Mountain Ancient Tree green puerh. Right now I'm getting ready to brew some 2005 Tongqing ripe puerh.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 26th, '08, 19:55

Chip wrote:
tenuki wrote:3 li shans open atm, all of them da yu ling and all of them already mentioned in more depth here. I miss my teahome da yu ling, it ran out first of course and with these others open I can't really justify getting more. :( Let's hope for a good spring harvest! 2007 Gao Shan winter harvest?.. good riddens, don't let the door hit you on the way out.


Thanx for the added info...and thanx for the advice on the 2007 winter crop.

But the 2006 Winter crop was much better, right?


In my limited sample size (only tried about 10 or so) and experience, yes, I liked 2006 winter harvest much better in general.
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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 20:06

JM wrote: :lol: I'm trying to kick a nasty coffee habit. Last week I was having 3 mugs of black coffee in the morning, tea at noon and espresso after dinner.


Coffee was never a problem for me, but the TeaPorn found here on TeaChat is killing me...what a way to go though!!!

Thanx again, Tenuki...my surplus from Spring saved me from getting the 2007 Winter offerings.

Finished my Yutaka Midori session...I must start a third tea now or wait at least 12 hours...so, NOW wins!!!
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Postby tissigirl » Feb 26th, '08, 20:33

For me I think both influenced the other. My increasing interest in tea made me more interested in how asian cultures prepared and consumed tea, as well as produced it. Although I did have some interest in the asian culture before then.

Then I went to China for the first time about a month ago. Being exposed to the culture and seeing how tea is a part of their everyday life there, and seeing the different types of tea so widely available there, peaked my interest in both learning more about tea and learning more about their culture. I am planning on going back later this year, and I want to learn as much as possible about the teas available there so I can both experience the culture there as well as expand my tea collection. I definately want to get some Pi Lo Chun (springsnail) to bring home and age properly.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 26th, '08, 20:52

2007 spring Formosa 'Fo Shou' Oolong from Hou De. (buddha's hand - so called because the leaves are larger then other varieties and shaped sort of like a hand I supposed)

Brewed 30 seconds at boiling after a quick rinse in my larger dark/roasted oolong YiXing pot. My 7 year old son had good fun pouring the rinse water carefully over the pot. He likes gong fu brewing almost as much as I do. When it comes to drinking though, he just gulps any tea I give him and declares 'mmmm, yummy' in his best impression of a tea snob.

Nice and roasty in the first infusion, with good tea quality underneath to support it. I haven't had this for a few months and I'm glad I remembered to shorten the brew time and use a YiXing, the result is just as strong as the 50 seconds, but allows for more subtly to show.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 26th, '08, 20:57

i like tea

( this is from my son, he insisted on typing that after seeing me post. weeee, anything to encourage that whole reading/writing thing... )
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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 21:00

Your son is clearly the TeaExpert in your household... :D

You can let him read this if it helps with his reading!!!
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Postby witches brew » Feb 26th, '08, 21:08

I had a cup of Sour Apple herbal this morning, and it was enough to put me off tea for the rest of the day. Not my cup of tea. (ouch)

Questions like today's are where a tisane-ista just shakes her head and mutters about lack of convergence.

Maybe I should have answered yes, because I am into folk wisdom and herbalism, which are the roots of preparing and drinking tisanes.

I think a cup of peppermint is in order for this evening.
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Postby cloudyday » Feb 26th, '08, 22:41

Closing out the teaday with Yunnan Gold. Night has fallen, and it's time to break out the alcohol. They say 4 drinks is the healthy limit for men. I'll try and only do 4...but with Franziskaner...eh...it can be hard. I still have some of that Shiraz too, though...
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Postby henley » Feb 27th, '08, 00:19

Finished the evening w/SpecialTeas' chocolate cream tea. I'll have to give this one another try as it steeped too long while I was putting laundry away & got a little bitter. Verdict is still out on whether I order the full size.
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