Salsero and EO Getting Together for Spring Tea


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Salsero and EO Getting Together for Spring Tea

Postby Salsero » May 15th, '08, 00:50

Lo que sucedió
Ah, Spring in Minnesota, the season of flowers and sunshine. It was the second day of spring when EvenOdd and Salsero actually met at Sal's brother's home in sunny Minneapolis.
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EO braved a snow storm to drive from Iowa up to Minneapolis to attend to some business, to share some tea with Salsero (who was visiting his Eskimo brother), and to gossip about the rest of you!
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(If we look cold, it's because we are! Poor Sal is trying to keep his hand warm.)

EO fired up the gaiwan for some shu puerh to restore us after cavorting with exotic flora at a local bar and an improv club.
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The next day it was DHP in a new YSLLC pot of EO's.
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For a while Salsero was good and watched EO brew (please tell me Sal is NOT wearing a Sponge Bob shirt!) Finally, a dazzling display of the bad manners Sal is so well known for.
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Pensamientos y conclusiones personales
I had a wonderful time meeting Steven whom I have known electronically for a year and a half. We had Den's Gyokuro Kin, Sencha Fuka-Midori, and powdered sencha, some 2003 Keyixing Yiwu sheng, DHP from TeaSpring, some shu, Dan Cong, and I don't remember what else. EO brought an enormous bag of sheng samples from YSLLC ... but we ran out of time before we ran out of tea!! We sent each other home with a warm exchange of many more samples.

The meeting was very impromptu, planned literally the day before ... and with just whatever tea was on hand. We did brew together, enjoy a little night life, visit TeaSource, and discover a great hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant. We tried to entice Hop down from the Ivory Tower of his PhD program, but he wasn't able to get away to join us with so little advance notice, but we drank several infusions of puerh to his good health!

It was a very strange experience for me, meeting someone for the first time and yet knowing him quite well and having literally dozens of friends and experiences in common. My brother was amazed to see two strangers hit it off so quickly. The nice experience makes me hopeful that more of us will manage to meet and brew together over the coming years.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 15th, '08, 00:59

I agree, I hope to meet quite a few of you here over the years and share some good quality tea. It's great to share these experiences and be able to look at pictures and everything. Perhaps with enough time in advance a get together could be arranged for people who aren't extremely out of the way.
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Postby Wesli » May 15th, '08, 02:21

:D

That last picture indeed looks like typical behavior.

:D
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Postby Ladytiger » May 15th, '08, 15:50

It's nice to see people getting together for the great cause.
By the way, if anyone wants to meet me I might be at the PA Renaissance Faire Opening day, I'm not sure yet it is a while off yet!
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 16th, '08, 00:21

Ladytiger wrote:It's nice to see people getting together for the great cause.
By the way, if anyone wants to meet me I might be at the PA Renaissance Faire Opening day, I'm not sure yet it is a while off yet!


I don't know about opening day but I am deff going to be there a couple times this year. We'll have to meet up if we end up going the same day :)
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Postby Salsero » May 16th, '08, 03:42

Yeah, another TeaBuddy meet up!
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Postby tenuki » May 16th, '08, 14:11

Sal, next time you are up in Minnesota let me know, I have a potter I want you to visit...
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Postby Salsero » May 16th, '08, 14:15

tenuki wrote:Sal, next time you are up in Minnesota let me know, I have a potter I want you to visit...
I may be going in July or August. Will let you know.
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