Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

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End of year inventory time. So, how many teas do you have open? Bonus, how many would you prefer to have open, and why?

1-4
4
8%
5-7
4
8%
8-12
4
8%
13-20
10
20%
21-30
4
8%
31-50
2
4%
More than 50
3
6%
Bonus, 1-4
2
4%
Bonus, 5-7
9
18%
Bonus, 8-12
2
4%
Bonus, 13-20
3
6%
Bonus, 21-30
0
No votes
Bonus, 31-50
0
No votes
Bonus, more than 50
2
4%
 
Total votes: 49

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Dec 15th, '10, 18:26
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by Tobias » Dec 15th, '10, 18:26

I have somewhere between 50 and 80 opened teas, depends if samples counts and if not how you define sample.

I would like to have 100+ opened teas because I like variety.

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Dec 15th, '10, 18:53
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by JRS22 » Dec 15th, '10, 18:53

Good question for today as it gave me an excuse to put off doing boring paperwork. I have 18 open teas, and 5 unopened teas and a tidy Tea Cabinet. Since very few started out as more than 25 grams, it's not quite as much tea as it appears to be at first blush. I'm imposing a bit of discipline - I have some very promising teas - 5 all together - unopened and awaiting a sharp drop in the inventory. Oh, and I refuse to count samples.

So this morning I drank some Teaspring Jun Shan Yin Zhen and then some 7 Cups Bai Hao Yin Zhen.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by Skippyandjif » Dec 15th, '10, 22:28

I have a lot, between like 30 and 50 teas open. It's really bad, I need to sample teas as soon as I buy them. :lol: Gosh, I'm so impatient with tea, hahaha. I'd like to have fewer than twenty open, enough to have a wide range of choices but not too many.

Rose congou this afternoon, currently sipping some houjicha as I pack up to go home for winter break.

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Dec 15th, '10, 23:42
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by Peacock » Dec 15th, '10, 23:42

30-50 teas open at one time? Is that healthy? Just kidding. :lol:

Me, I currently have 5 teas open. Most of the time I rotate between the 5 and when one runs out I replace it with something new.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by Chip » Dec 16th, '10, 01:26

Great TeaDay continued with Tsuri Jirushi Gyokuro with the Mrs. and then a tasting of Master's TGY with newbies.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by IPT » Dec 16th, '10, 02:13

In my personal collection, I have well over 100 teas open. Probably more than that.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by Chip » Dec 16th, '10, 11:31

IPT wrote:In my personal collection, I have well over 100 teas open. Probably more than that.
Curious we are ... how many are aging pu, oolong ... green ... etc?

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by DoctorD » Dec 16th, '10, 22:16

About 15, if you include the daily office regulars, the breakfast blend I confect for my wife, and several past-the-sell-by-date blacks that I lost interest in and never got around to composting. Currently two Chinese greens at work, three senchas and three Taiwanese oolongs at home. All quite enjoyable, thank you very much.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 12/15/10 End of year inventory!

by msurads06 » Dec 17th, '10, 13:13

15-20 mostly smaller amounts, <25g. would prefer to have 10 or less open, enough for a good variety but not so many as to go into overload when trying to decide which tea to have any particular day.

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