Tuesday's TeaDay 4/29/08

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


Chamekke is being a little nosey. She wants to know where do all you TeaChatters live?

US-NE
24
36%
US-SE
10
15%
US-MW
11
16%
US-W
8
12%
US-SW
7
10%
Alaska, Hawaii
0
No votes
Canada
2
3%
Central, South America
0
No votes
Europe
5
7%
Asia, Africa, Australia
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 67

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Apr 29th, '08, 11:20
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by Jack_teachat » Apr 29th, '08, 11:20

BonBon wrote: And this morning I'm drinking some Yutaka Midori. I really love this stuff.
Good shout BonBon, can't wait for my Shincha to arrive!

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Apr 29th, '08, 11:53
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by Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 29th, '08, 11:53

vbguy772 wrote:Before that I spent 32 years living in beautiful upstate NY but left because of the horrible weather there.
The weather is not horrible if you like snow, rain, ice, really cold temperatures, and cloudy days! I'm in upstate NY for college, and even though I love snow, the weather can definitely get very bad up here. Home for me is central NY, outside of Syracuse.

This morning's tea is White Tip Oolong.

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Apr 29th, '08, 11:59
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by Sam. » Apr 29th, '08, 11:59

Aphroditea wrote:
Sam. wrote:From Texas, which evidently counts as Southwest. I'm in Montreal for school but I'll be back in TX soon and probably be there next year as well.
I had the same issue.....but, I think most non-Texans consider us to be SW, so that is what I picked.

In Austin to be specific :) (Which is really like the West Coast stuck in the middle of Texas)
Are you a student? The reason I'll probably be in TX next year if because I believe I'm transferring from my school here to UT Austin!

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Apr 29th, '08, 12:26
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by scruffmcgruff » Apr 29th, '08, 12:26

Huh... these results are surprising. You always hear about how San Francisco and Portland are the big tea centers in the US, but there seem to be way more people from other areas, especially the NE.

Maybe all the west-coasters just haven't woken up yet.

Oh, and I'm from California, though I've been going to school in Tennessee.

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Apr 29th, '08, 12:43
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by RussianSoul » Apr 29th, '08, 12:43

I am in Midwest, Chicago.

Our chameleon Wrigley just died this morning, I am very upset. She was a cutest baby lizard.

Maybe I will have a cup of Ti Kaun Yin later. The Goddess of Mercy seems fitting the occasion.

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Apr 29th, '08, 12:46
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by Sam. » Apr 29th, '08, 12:46

RussianSoul wrote:I am in Midwest, Chicago.

Our chameleon Wrigley just died this morning, I am very upset. She was a cutest baby lizard.

Maybe I will have a cup of Ti Kaun Yin later. The Goddess of Mercy seems fitting the occasion.
So sorry for the loss RS! Maybe a cup of tea will help calm your nerves.

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Apr 29th, '08, 13:09
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by DangerInRed » Apr 29th, '08, 13:09

Teasweetie wrote:I live in New Jersey...nothing special about my town. I used to live in upstate NY which had a lot more interesting history. However, I do live just 7 minutes from a nice tea room...even if it IS an English-style tea room... :roll:

The one great thing about NJ/NY...the BEST pizza and bagels in the USA!!

This morning, I have white monkey in my cup.

I live in South Jersey, but am going to college in upstate NY!


Also, am drinking blackberry flavored black tea, because I had a dream about it last night.

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Apr 29th, '08, 13:33
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by witches brew » Apr 29th, '08, 13:33

I'm in one of the coastal communities of New York, a brief train ride from Manhattan. Our claim to fame is that we enjoy the best of both worlds, big city and small village.

I enjoy the luxury of buying tea and teaware in person. It is a delight to go into a Japanese language bookstore and see several shelves of books on chanoyu.

This is a good TeaPlace to live.

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Apr 29th, '08, 13:37
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by olivierco » Apr 29th, '08, 13:37

Puttabong SFTGFOP1 right now.

Koicha after dinner I guess

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Apr 29th, '08, 13:41
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by auggy » Apr 29th, '08, 13:41

RussianSoul wrote:Our chameleon Wrigley just died this morning, I am very upset. She was a cutest baby lizard.
I'm sorry to hear about your chameleon, RS. Never good losing a pet. :(

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Apr 29th, '08, 14:07
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by Katrina » Apr 29th, '08, 14:07

So sorry about your loss, Russian Soul. It has certainly been a hard time for Tea Chatters of late...or maybe people are just feeling more comfortable sharing their current sorrows.

I hail from the northeastern US, more specifically New England. I grew up in Maine (in a part of the state that was an absolute tea desert....Still kind of is.) I've lived in Massachusetts for the past 16 years (college and beyond.) Happy to say that we're starting to get over the whole "Boston Tea Party" thing and are seeing an increased interest in tea. :wink:

Today I tried some Oolong #8. I kind of blew it though. It really just didn't come out as I'd expected - new tea for me. I might try again this afternoon. Then I'm thinking something green...

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Apr 29th, '08, 14:38
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by xine » Apr 29th, '08, 14:38

Teasweetie wrote: The one great thing about NJ/NY...the BEST pizza and bagels in the USA!!

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this is very true. live in central NJ (hint there is an ivy league university 20 minutes away from me). i had a bagel once in va and almost died, it was baaad. but at heart, i am a northern jersey girl- not so much bridge/tunnel-like tho. :P

having some excellent First flush Darjeeling right now.

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Apr 29th, '08, 15:40
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by olivierco » Apr 29th, '08, 15:40

Ending the day with rooibos.

The koicha matcha I had just after dinner (Wakamatsu-no-mukashi from Ippodo) was very nice, even if my whisking wasn't very efficient.

I will take soon Uji Matcha Chiyo Mukashi out of my fridge to compare, maybe this week-end.

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Apr 29th, '08, 16:00
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by Chip » Apr 29th, '08, 16:00

Sencha Tokusen, hated this sencha for a while, took a few weeks away from it and now I like it. Kooolz.

Hmmm, what is next?

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Apr 29th, '08, 16:08
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by Victoria » Apr 29th, '08, 16:08

xine wrote: ...having some excellent First flush Darjeeling right now.
Mmmmmmm would that be fresh out of the crate? Need to order that!

For lunchtime - some Jin Xuan Oolong from FLT

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