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I have just received a report from the USDA from a tea importer friend of mine. All tea imports from China are to be placed in quarantine for at least 6 months. Will this cause you to switch to Japanese teas?

I already drink almost exclusively Japanese green tea
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31%
Yes, I will finally make the switch to Japanese green teas
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10%
No, I will not make the switch, I will hoard Chinese teas and wait out the quarrantine
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24%
No, I would sooner drink lawn clipping brew
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8%
I am shocked and have no idea what I will do...or Other
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Total votes: 49

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by Wesli » Apr 1st, '08, 15:20

So that's why my last cup of dragonwell made me grow an extra arm. :cry:

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by Victoria » Apr 1st, '08, 15:52

Having the second steep of the last of my UNTAINTED Oolong #18 from Adagio.

Has anyone heard if the embargo will be tying up the Taiwan imports as well?

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Apr 1st, '08, 15:54
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by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 15:54

Wesli wrote:So that's why my last cup of dragonwell made me grow an extra arm. :cry:


Mine gave me a natural "glow" :mrgreen:

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by scruffmcgruff » Apr 1st, '08, 15:58

Victoria wrote:Has anyone heard if the embargo will be tying up the Taiwan imports as well?


Well, let's be honest here-- this talk of tainted Chinese tea is hogwash. We all know the real reason for the embargo is to keep products of the evil red menace from corrupting the youth of our nation!

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by Victoria » Apr 1st, '08, 16:13

Scruff, no link? I was expecting a link so I could read up on the evil red menace
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Apr 1st, '08, 16:33
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by CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 16:33

Ladybugs?? :twisted:

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Apr 1st, '08, 16:50
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by Terrasi » Apr 1st, '08, 16:50

It took me 12 hours to suddenly realize it was an april fools joke. I bought over 600$ in chinese teas to stock up. I sold my car!

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by olivierco » Apr 1st, '08, 16:50

A Dong Ding to close the day.
I know, I know, I shouldn't have drunken it and I should have saved it to resell it in a few months when the prices of chinese teas will surpass gold prices...

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Apr 1st, '08, 17:03
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by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 17:03

This report from an adagio unnamed insider...adagio has dumped all their Chinese teas into Love Canal...their own little Jersey Tea Partee...

Fukamushi Superior so far...that is it. I will correct this right away.

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by CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 17:52

WE can neither confirm nor deny... 8)

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by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 18:06

CynTEAa wrote:WE can neither confirm nor deny... 8)


...hmmm, not what you told me earlier...next you will say you have no recollection of our "meeting." 8)

Guricha in my cup now. This is one of 4 I got from Pentox and my fav of the 4 FTW. But at the end of the day...it is just Guri.

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by CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 18:29

Meeting?? Are you sure that's sencha you are steeping? :wink:

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by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 18:33

CynTEAa wrote:Meeting?? Are you sure that's sencha you are steeping? :wink:


I am a step ahead of your cover up...I am drinking Guricha, not sencha...per se. :lol:

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by Salsero » Apr 1st, '08, 21:45

Victoria wrote:I love greens in case you did not already know that. I drink them almost all the time. I love the freshness of the aroma and the flavor. Sometimes I like their intensity...other times I like their subtlety.
Well, I am glad to see that at least ONE person here is making sense today!

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by greenisgood » Apr 1st, '08, 23:13

I actually believed this for a second...would've had to buy all of my oolong from the bourgeoisie in the "Republic of China"...and just when I was about to buy some Da Hong Pao. But really I would've switched to some of that Real good CTC from Argentina or Kenya ...April Fool's!

I have been in kind of a tea slump today, but I had "to go cup" from a local tea shop of Oriental Beauty oolong which was kind of like a Darjeeling (I don't really like oolongs that taste just like lighter Indian black teas, I might as well just have the real thing.) And I'm trying to salvage the day with some o-cha guri which I am a big fan of despite its seemingly mixed reception. I think its the one of the sweetest japanese teas I've ever had.

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