New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

And ... your absolute FAVORITE Tea for the month of April is ....

It was ... black
3
7%
Green
9
20%
Oolong
9
20%
Pu-erh
5
11%
White
1
2%
Yellow
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
Bonus ... from China
10
23%
Bonus ... from India
0
No votes
Bonus ... from India Darjeeling region
0
No votes
Bonus ... from Japan
6
14%
Bonus ... from Ceylon
0
No votes
Bonus ... from Taiwan
1
2%
Bonus, other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 44

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New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by Chip » May 2nd 12 5:50 am

Welcome to a New TeaDay! As always, welcome one and all to the NewTeaDay, brew some tea and come share what is in your cup with all of us ... all day.

Be sure to check out what is in everyone else's cup as well, either here or in the individual, specific tea forums ... are your TeaTastes similar to others on TC?

Today's Teapoll and discussion topic is all about TEA. Another month has gone by ... So, what was your absolute favorite tea for the month of April? You have 2 poll options.

I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say today! Have a great TeaDay. Bottoms up!

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by Chip » May 2nd 12 6:06 am

You can always share what is in your cup here with us! Photos are always welcome.

And you can also share what is in your cup under specific forums of TeaChat!


Black tea http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14389

Oolong http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11862

Green http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14327

White/Yellow http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15673

Pu-erh http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7045

Other Tea-Type forums of TeaChat do not have a what are you drinking topic ...

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Re: New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by debunix » May 2nd 12 6:32 am

I think I had more wonderful sessions with oolongs this month than with greens, puerhs, yellows, blacks, whites or herbal teas, but no one tea was far enough above the rest to be an obvious winner for the month. So I'll leave it at oolong, and let the white, shui xian, mi lan, da hong pao, xian hong pao, tie guan yin, ti kuan yin, and hankook each secretly think that it's the winner.

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by Leo_Blue » May 2nd 12 6:49 am

I'm still waiting for my new teas. *Shakes fist at USPS* So right now I'm drinking leftovers, many of which should have been thrown out, but now they are my only option :cry:
My high fired Taiwanese TGY was by far my favorite seeing as how all my greens are stale.
My day is actually just ending... need to go to bed, but for now my tea of the day was a Rou Gui that has seen better days. I'll have more tea in 6 hours when I'm up again. Later TeaChatters.

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by teaisme » May 2nd 12 6:11 pm

Tea that really stood out the most for me this month would be a 2004 yiwu mixed with qilan gifted from the global tea hut. Special one indeed.

The balance between the two was.....amazing :mrgreen:

Some unknown hmt today at work.

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by Stentor » May 2nd 12 7:09 pm

Green... :) Haven't even had any other kind of tea at all this month.

Deciding on which one exactly is tough this time since I spend half of April drinking O-Cha's Yutaka Midori and the other half drinking Maiko's Organic Sencha. Both are definitely worthy teas of the month, so calling it a tie is only fair.

If I absolutely had to pick one of the two, though, it would be Maiko's Organic Sencha. a) because I've never had it before and I'm sure O-Cha's YM must have been my tea of the month before and b) it is an excellent tea whether organic or not. It actually being organic is an added plus in my opinion. I'm enjoying this one a lot (luckily still have a few grams left).

I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Uji sencha anyway...

May will be shincha time! Maiko's Kinari should arrive in a few days. Looking forwards to it!

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by Lerxst2112 » May 2nd 12 10:19 pm

Hands down the 2009 Menghai 7562....

The two first-flush Chinese greens that I had gotten are quickly proving to be great little teas. :D

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Re: New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by Leo_Blue » May 3rd 12 3:50 am

Lerxst2112 wrote:Hands down the 2009 Menghai 7562....

The two first-flush Chinese greens that I had gotten are quickly proving to be great little teas. :D
Is green with envy. My Chinese greens still aren't here. I think it might have actually gotten lost in customs because my orders never take this long. :(

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by brlarson » May 3rd 12 4:37 am

My April fave was Bai Ji Guan from Tea Gallery. My son and I enjoyed a single stuffed pot for three days. Second fave was Zencha's Ultimate sencha from 2011.

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Re: New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by Chip » May 3rd 12 4:48 am

Maruyama Asamushi de Maiko beat out a long list of new tea samples.

Maruyama has a nice, deep flavor and is a great value to boot.

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by debunix » May 3rd 12 5:21 am

An asamushi?

(shock)

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Re: New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by Chip » May 3rd 12 5:25 am

debunix wrote:An asamushi?

(shock)
Sure, certainly not the first one to receive the honor. I am a very open-minded sencha-alcoholic. :mrgreen:

But as you well know. most times I prefer Fuka.

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by AdamMY » May 3rd 12 5:46 am

Either this speaks out to the lack of teas I explored in April. but in reflecting on those two months, the two teas that really stand out for me are OTTI samples 3 and 4. And yes, this does beat out the 98 Chung Cha 8582, which while long lasting, did not really tickle my fancy.

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Re: New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by aeflo » May 3rd 12 9:26 am

Chip wrote:Maruyama Asamushi de Maiko
same here (and there is still enough of it left to survive till shincha arrives at my place :D )

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Re: New TeaDay 5/2/12 Is anyone out there drinking tea? And ...

by SilentChaos » May 4th 12 3:15 pm

I think I've tried more teas in this month than before, yancha, shu, sheng, various Taiwanese oolongs, matcha, sencha, gyo, not to mention the OTTI. Though many were outstanding, the gyokuro gyoku-hou has just been mind blowing every single sip.