FriDay TeaDay 5/30/08

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Your favorite tea for the month of May has been...?

White or yellow
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Yerbe mate
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FriDay TeaDay 5/30/08

Postby Chip » May 30th, '08, 02:46

Today I will be flying to Vegas as you know for the World Tea Expo...what I great opportunity..again, many thanx to adagio! Mary and I will "be away" but will be checking in to TeaChat as time allows.

While in Vegas, Victoria will crank out TeaDays, a nice break for me. I am sure she will offer a nice change, a breath of fresh oolong air to TeaDay! Please be sure to offer her your support and appreciation by posting lots of times through Monday.

Welcome everyone to TeaDay! Wooohooo it is Friday...let's brew massive quantities...and of course share what is in your cup today...all day! Check out what others are sipping as well...half the fun right there! If you need to, you can reflect back on your TeaDay.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. A day or two early, but what has been your favorite tea for the month of May? Please share specifics.

I look forward to seeing everyone of TeaDay. Bottoms up...refill...repeat.
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Postby Salsero » May 30th, '08, 02:57

Best wishes go with our intrepid Mods as they fly off today to join the rich and famous in Las Vegas. Good luck to them, the Adagio team, and BearsBearsBears.

More shu puerh today, this time the 2006 Changtai Banna Tuocha from the Taste of Mellowness thread.


This tea is going to look a lot prettier in the new yunomi I have ordered!
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Postby omegapd » May 30th, '08, 03:02

I think these monthly threads will always be "black" for me. :lol:

Toss up between my main stand-by (apparently Hippie blend, :P) Red Rose or some new Assams I've been trying out and really enjoying.

Have a good day, all...

Wagh Bakri CTC Assam in my cup this a.m.

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Postby Terrasi » May 30th, '08, 04:28

For this month, white. Normally I drink black tea, but this month I decided to try some whites and was pleasantly rewarded with some of the best tea tasting experiences of all time.

Too bad silver needle can be a bit expensive.

Then again, so is yunnan gold and I drink that near every day.

In my cup: What? No tea? I'll update this later, after 8-10 hours of sleep.
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Postby Jack_teachat » May 30th, '08, 05:49

Japanese green all the way for me!

Started the day with my second attempt at Uji Kirameki (see what I thought of it on page 5 of the Shincha review thread) Let's just say I am rather pleased with it! :wink:

Might have some Yutaka Midori later for a bit of a contrast. Have a great day everyone! :D
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Postby augie » May 30th, '08, 06:50

Pu Ehr, so many samples, so little time . . .
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Postby Selaphiel » May 30th, '08, 07:07

I must say my favorite tea in May have been green, there is nothing like a cup of good Japanese green tea when the summer is coming and the smell new cut grass comes through the window. Uji Kirameki has been the favorite to be more specific, a fantastic tea.

Today I`m drinking something new, my first tea from Nepal. An oolong tea, 20% fermented, Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Jade. Very complex aroma, initially pretty floral, then some wooden and fruity notes, there is something more there, but I can`t pin point it. Very good tea.
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 30th, '08, 07:29

Have fun in Vegas, y'all!

White for me this month. No tea, yet. But a pot of Irish Breakfast to be brewed asap.

Oh! And Sal ... ADORE the photo today. Pure beauty.
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Postby Victoria » May 30th, '08, 08:36


Happy EXPO DAY to our Mods and to Adagio!
We are so excited for you!

In my cup this morning Spring Darjeeling - lovely!

Happy Friday Everyone!
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Postby Aphroditea » May 30th, '08, 08:48

Well it is already hitting upper 90s and low 100s in my area, so I have switched my afternoon and evening teas to ICED teas! This year I am doing more iced green teas and really enjoying them! When it gets to August you may find that I have begun BATHING in iced tea :shock:
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Postby hop_goblin » May 30th, '08, 09:02

Yes, happy trails! Bring back some pictures!!!!
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Postby Beanbean » May 30th, '08, 09:16

Black. And, not surprisingly, I'm drinking Ceylon this morning.
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Postby henley » May 30th, '08, 09:17

Hope y'all have a great time at the Expo!!! :D

Main tea has been oolong, especially the darker ones. They have a rich flavor like black tea but w/o the bitterness. Had oolong #8 w/bfast this morning. Hopefully this won't be my last tea but we'll see how the day goes...
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Postby joelbct » May 30th, '08, 09:34

Good morning all!

Drinking: Matcha Koto and some Matcha Organic Kaoru.

Have a great Friday!
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Postby witches brew » May 30th, '08, 10:18

May has been a surprisingly green month for me.

Tea on the run today, genmaicha. I suspect there will be no more tea for me until tomorrow.
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