Wednesday's TeaDay 4/30/08

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Yeah Spring suggested I ask, what kind of Kettle are you using to heat your water?

Stovetop Copper
0
No votes
Stovetop Glass
2
3%
Stovetop Whistler
15
24%
Stovetop Other
5
8%
Plug in Stainless
23
37%
Plug in Plastic
7
11%
Plug in Glass
0
No votes
Plug in Other
1
2%
Zojirushi
6
10%
The Microwave
3
5%
 
Total votes: 62

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Apr 30th, '08, 19:37
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by TimeforTea » Apr 30th, '08, 19:37

Salsero wrote:
Teasweetie wrote:This morning's tea choice: TC Da Ye Wuyi.
Are Wuyi oolongs new to your repertoire? I thought you were on a diet of greens?


I do mostly drink greens as well as whites. However, with all the oolong enthusiasm I've read on posts, I became curious. I must be doing something wrong, because almost every oolong I brew seem to taste the same. One of these days, I am hoping to find a lightly oxidized oolong that I enjoy as much as jasmine pearls...or one that tastes of peach...

TC Da Ye Wuyi was curteosy of tea swap with Cinnamon Kitty.

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by Ron Gilmour » Apr 30th, '08, 19:48

Teasweetie, it sounds like you're looking for Adagio's oolong #40. Have you tried that? It's REALLY good.

Right now I'm enjoying a third steep from a Taiwanese Li Shan oolong. I just got this from Tao of Tea today. It's the greenest oolong I've ever drunk. It smells a bit like corn and tastes like a fruitier version of a Chinese green.

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by TimeforTea » Apr 30th, '08, 19:53

Ron Gilmour wrote:Teasweetie, it sounds like you're looking for Adagio's oolong #40. Have you tried that? It's REALLY good.

Right now I'm enjoying a third steep from a Taiwanese Li Shan oolong. I just got this from Tao of Tea today. It's the greenest oolong I've ever drunk. It smells a bit like corn and tastes like a fruitier version of a Chinese green.


Hmm. I have oolong #18 but not oolong #40. Plus, it's probably going to be a while before I place another adagio order, but I will keep oolong #40 in mind. What does it taste like?

What your drinking today sounds quite good.

I may have asked you this already, but have you ever worked in a public library? Your name seems familiar.
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by Ron Gilmour » Apr 30th, '08, 19:59

Teasweetie wrote:
Ron Gilmour wrote:Teasweetie, it sounds like you're looking for Adagio's oolong #40. Have you tried that? It's REALLY good.

Right now I'm enjoying a third steep from a Taiwanese Li Shan oolong. I just got this from Tao of Tea today. It's the greenest oolong I've ever drunk. It smells a bit like corn and tastes like a fruitier version of a Chinese green.


Hmm. I have oolong #18 but not oolong #40. Plus, it's probably going to be a while before I place another adagio order, but I will keep oolong #40 in mind. What does it taste like?

What your drinking today sounds quite good.

I may have asked you this already, but have you ever worked in P.O.B. Public Library? Your name seems familiar.


Adagio's Oolong #40 tastes like peaches to me. It has a very warm, fruity soothing quality.

And no, I am a librarian, but I've never worked in a public library.

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by Salsero » Apr 30th, '08, 20:58

Ron Gilmour wrote: It's the greenest oolong I've ever drunk. It smells a bit like corn and tastes like a fruitier version of a Chinese green.
Yes, I think you have hit the nail on the head there, more fruity and maybe smoother or less edgy. The similarity between green tea and the light oolongs always seems terribly apparent to me, yet so many light oolong drinkers don't enjoy green.

If it turns out that you and TeaSweetie do somehow know each other that would be sooooo cool. I wonder how many lost friends, former lovers, business associates, or serial killers we would find in the roughly 1,400 TeaChat members if we all used real names? Maybe a good reason not to!

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by henley » Apr 30th, '08, 21:00

Adagio's Oolong #40 & #8 are two of my favorites. Finally got lunch at 3:00 today & had a cuppa #8. It almost reminds me of a black tea but w/o the bitterness.

Thankfully today was better than yesterday :wink: but still need to crash w/a hot cuppa tea. Off to stare at the tea drawer...

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by TimeforTea » Apr 30th, '08, 21:32

Salsero wrote:The similarity between green tea and the light oolongs always seems terribly apparent to me, yet so many light oolong drinkers don't enjoy green.


Salsero, which are your favorite light oolongs and why? I seem to be enjoying Chinese greens more than Japanese greens at the moment. By the way, Ron and I do not know each other.
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by Victoria » Apr 30th, '08, 21:33

tenuki wrote:
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Wenshan Baozhong for me today too, but mine is from Floating Leaves.
Just lovely.


Which one? 2nd place is my favorite from the last harvest and the new ones aren't in yet.


Yes, it's the 2nd place one. Wanted to see what it tasted lke fresh, hahaha.
Very nice - But darn - yours was better. :D

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by Victoria » Apr 30th, '08, 21:41

Teasweetie wrote:TC Da Ye Wuyi was curteosy of tea swap with Cinnamon Kitty.


The "TC" stands for TeaCuppa.
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by Salsero » Apr 30th, '08, 22:20

Teasweetie wrote:Salsero, which are your favorite light oolongs and why?
*freezes up in oral exams* :shock:

Teasweetie wrote:By the way, Ron and I do not know each other.
Drat, another theory blown out of the water!

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by Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 30th, '08, 22:30

I had some more White Peach during my late class today. Somehow, it has been the only tea to give me a caffeine buzz. This is rather impressive.

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by TimeforTea » Apr 30th, '08, 22:57

Cinnamon Kitty wrote:I had some more White Peach during my late class today. Somehow, it has been the only tea to give me a caffeine buzz. This is rather impressive.


Interesting that you mentioned that. I thought I was getting caffeine buzzes from white peach, too. And I thought white teas were not high in caffeine? Odd...

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by Chip » Apr 30th, '08, 23:06

Teasweetie wrote:
Cinnamon Kitty wrote:I had some more White Peach during my late class today. Somehow, it has been the only tea to give me a caffeine buzz. This is rather impressive.


Interesting that you mentioned that. I thought I was getting caffeine buzzes from white peach, too. And I thought white teas were not high in caffeine? Odd...


Perhaps one teaspoon leaf of white compared to one teaspoon leaf black will yield a cup with less caffeine. But the thing is, you use a lot of leaf for white, usually more by weight for white than black. I think a lot of the studies are skewed due to testing by non tea drinkers...or at least not enough practical input from tea drinkers.

Also, white is minimally processed. Some argue as a result will have higher concentration of caffeine.

Drinking Karigane Gyo/Sencha...waiting for my first shincha order that hopefully was shipped today within days of harvest. :D

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by TimeforTea » May 1st, '08, 10:24

Chip wrote:Perhaps one teaspoon leaf of white compared to one teaspoon leaf black will yield a cup with less caffeine. But the thing is, you use a lot of leaf for white, usually more by weight for white than black. I think a lot of the studies are skewed due to testing by non tea drinkers...or at least not enough practical input from tea drinkers.

Also, white is minimally processed. Some argue as a result will have higher concentration of caffeine.

Drinking Karigane Gyo/Sencha...waiting for my first shincha order that hopefully was shipped today within days of harvest. :D


Good point...perhaps I should brew a weaker cup/use less leaf when brewing white tea. Why would there be a higher concentration of caffeine just because it's minimally processed? Black tea is the most processed, yet has a higher concentration of caffeine. Or, is it because with white tea, you're using the tea leaf bud? Hmmm. :?

I hope your shincha order arrives soon!! :D

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by mmsq3 » May 1st, '08, 23:47

I'm stuck with just my microwave :?

I'd really like a kettle, but money is tight :(

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