thursday TEADAY, 4/03/08

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A little diversion topic, do you own a Chinese/Asian pet...of the mythological kind. A Chinese Dragon or a pair of Foo Dogs maybe?

Yes, I have many Chinese pets
Yes, I have at least one Chinese pet
No, but I want a Chinese pet
No, and I don't want one either
No, and what does this have to do with TEA
Total votes: 59

thursday TEADAY, 4/03/08

Postby Chip » Apr 3rd, '08, 02:56

I have to admit, I was surprised by the results of yesterday's Poll. The vast majority just started drinking tea for the sake of drinking TEA.

Welcome to TeaDay one and all. I hope you have many cups of TEA. Please stop by here whenever you are able and share what is or was in your cup today...stop by often. Of course, also see what everyone else is sipping as well...that is half the fun.

We take a different turn in our TeaJourney today. Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic, do you have any Chinese pets of the mythological kind around your home or work? Dragons and Foo Dogs fascinate many Americans and other non Asians...are you one of them. Do you admire a stunning lifesize Chinese Dragon or pair of Foo Dogs in pictures or if you are fortunate enough in person? Do you admire these creatures in prints?

Does Long Jing, the mythical benevolent dragon and namesake of Dragon Well Tea, live in your heart?

Maybe, do you have a Dragon themed teapot???

I am anxious to see all you TeaChatters on TeaDay today.
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 3rd, '08, 03:14

Kirin are where its at. :wink:
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Postby skywarrior » Apr 3rd, '08, 03:39

I have many dragons. As one should :D
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Postby Terrasi » Apr 3rd, '08, 04:09

What DOES this have to do with tea?

Oh well.

I own a parakeet, is that relevant? My parakeet does not drink tea.

Chinese pet? No, what?

I am so confused, I'm going to go drink some vanilla rooibos.
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Postby tenuki » Apr 3rd, '08, 04:11

I have dragons. My wife, son and I are all year of the dragon. Makes for a noisy and dramatic house. :D
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Postby Trey Winston » Apr 3rd, '08, 04:57

Don't have one, don't particularly want one. I hear those dragons are awfully picky about their food. And they tend to set fire to everything.

Silver Needle galore again today.
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Postby olivierco » Apr 3rd, '08, 06:08

No pets, mythological or not, except some walking sticks (Carausius morosus) in my classroom.

This morning keemun and now houjicha.
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Postby Proinsias » Apr 3rd, '08, 07:48

Check, one bearded dragon. He doesn't do tea though.

I just slept for over twelve hours after a trying few days. I awoke around ten minutes ago and am just beginning to feel exactly how much I needed the sleep.

I'm eying the last of the morning dew from TChing.

Today could be a good tea day as I have little to do aside from some odds & ends around the house and garden.
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Postby augie » Apr 3rd, '08, 07:50

Terrasi wrote:What DOES this have to do with tea?

Oh well.

I own a parakeet, is that relevant? My parakeet does not drink teas.

I have a talkative parakeet also, live one. No dragons. I need a yixing first.

Those who voted yes need to post pictures of their beloved pet, if you please. Aren't you supposed to use them making tea?

I am trying to get through the longest week ever with Pu Ehr. Kids are home on spring break and were ready to go back to school yesterday!
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Postby Victoria » Apr 3rd, '08, 08:34

No tea pets. I have a cat and pet teas.

This morning's brew - Yunnan from Ambrosia Teas
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Postby TimeforTea » Apr 3rd, '08, 08:37

I voted "other", since I would like to learn more about what Chinese pets are, and their significance. I, too, would like to see those who have Chinese pets post pictures!

The only pets in my home are the 4-legged kind (Actually, one is now 3-legged.). And they don't usually breathe any fire unless dinner's late. :wink:

This morning I am drinking Jasmine Yin Hao. The first few sips were delicious, but now I am tasting an aftertaste I don't like as much. I'm curious to see how the second steep compares to the first. Edit: second steep very enjoyable. Probably overbrewed the first one slightly.
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Postby CynTEAa » Apr 3rd, '08, 08:51

Hmmm...some of those blooming teas can be considered 'teapets.'

There are some dragons in the house, but I believe just on teaware and on a silk tea cozy received as a gift. Looks like soft-sided fez, actually.

Yunnan Gold this morning and now Gopaldhara Darjeeling in my cup. It is chilly as heck for supposedly Spring!

Have a great day all! :)
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Postby hop_goblin » Apr 3rd, '08, 09:45

Intersting you should ask! I did have a FBD, but I had to get rid of of due to insurance reasons. Not to mention with the growing cost of food, I am quite glad that I did. Although I do miss it when I can smell burning wood or anything chard.

FBD - Fire Breathing Dragon

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Postby GalileosDaughter » Apr 3rd, '08, 10:25

I LOVE this question. The world of tea is so large, encompassing so many different cultural, religious, and personal aspects that there's room for all kinds of questions about TEA.

Speaking of the personal, I'm drinking Keemun Concerto to play up the lapsang souchong note in my scent of the day, Serge Lutens' Mandarine-Mandarin. The overall effect has me looking over my shoulder for a small FBD. :wink:
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Apr 3rd, '08, 10:34

No Chinese pets here. In fact, unlike a lot of tea drinkers, I'm not particularly a sinophile. If anything, I tend to identify more with the culture of India.

This morning I'm enjoying some organic Assam from Harney & Sons.
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