Saturday's TeaDay 5/03/08

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ThinkingOutLoud accidently gave me this one. Do you change your teas with the seasons?

Yes, my tea tastes do change with the seasons.
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No, my tea tastes do not change with the seasons.
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May 3rd, '08, 11:22
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by chamekke » May 3rd, '08, 11:22

What everyone else said :)

My teas don't change dramatically over the year, but they do change. Fresh new Japanese green teas in the springtime, chilled mugicha in the summer! And while I drink Japanese greens all year round, I'm likelier to break into the non-Japanese teas in wintertime. It's something about those darker flavours...

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May 3rd, '08, 12:26
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by joelbct » May 3rd, '08, 12:26

I just enjoyed 2 cups of Keemun Spring Dawn Chun Fen, after reorganizing some recessed bookshelf cabinets to store my growing TeaWare collection.

Like chamekke, my tea tastes have changed and developed, but I don't think they are particularly seasonal.

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May 3rd, '08, 12:55
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by auggy » May 3rd, '08, 12:55

Since I don't really like too many of the darker teas, my tea stays pretty much the same from season to season even though sometimes the greens seems a little out of place when it is really cold.

TKY this morning. Not sure what is next yet. I am almost out of my oolongs... need to get more.

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May 3rd, '08, 12:56
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by scotty X » May 3rd, '08, 12:56

national oolong month, sal? do tell

the teas i crave shift from season to season based on the prevalence of particular kinds of days, but typically not to the extent that i develop associations between particular teas and seasons. but i have a feeling some patterns are developing and will present themselves as time goes by. also, i kind of like going with opposites, so or instance, a fresher, lighter tea like a white on a dark winter's day can really hit the spot.

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May 3rd, '08, 13:01
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by Chip » May 3rd, '08, 13:01

Salsero wrote:So far today, Shan Lin Xi in celebration of National Oolong Month.
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WOW...I have had to look at this for a few minutes trying to figure out if it is a picture or painting. I see your cup...but the flowers look painted...

Regardless, very nice, Sal!!!

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May 3rd, '08, 13:04
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by Salsero » May 3rd, '08, 13:04

scotty X wrote:national oolong month, sal? do tell.
Scotty, I am worried you may have difficulty trusting in others.


:wink:

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May 3rd, '08, 13:06
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by Salsero » May 3rd, '08, 13:06

Chip wrote: I see your cup...but the flowers look painted...
Chip, I am worried you may have difficulty trusting in others.

:wink:

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May 3rd, '08, 13:09
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by olivierco » May 3rd, '08, 13:09

Time now for some matcha (Kaoru supreme) in celebration of the International Japanese green tea year .
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May 3rd, '08, 13:09
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by Cinnamon Kitty » May 3rd, '08, 13:09

I really don't know if my tastes change with the seasons. I think it would depend more on what teas that I like at the time, which I am bored of, and what I have in my tea drawer.

This morning is starting with White Peach.

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May 3rd, '08, 13:39
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by Victoria » May 3rd, '08, 13:39

No my tastes don't really change - other than the addition of iced tea in the summer.

Adagio Assam Melody for me this morning.

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by tenuki » May 3rd, '08, 14:08

Salsero wrote:So far today, Shan Lin Xi in celebration of National Oolong Month.
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Every month is oolong month!

That is a really nice picture Sal. Props!

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by olivierco » May 3rd, '08, 14:56

Sencha Kaburagien before dinner and now Darjeeling Namring SFTGFOP1 (2008 harvest)

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by Chip » May 3rd, '08, 15:03

tenuki wrote:
Salsero wrote:So far today, Shan Lin Xi in celebration of National Oolong Month.
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Every month is oolong month!

That is a really nice picture Sal. Props!


My eyes are more focused now...nice pic. I wonder how many times we can post this pic today...this is number 4!

I am waiting for the mail to come and see if fresh grass clipping have arrived. Til then, I am finishing 5 steeps of Tokusen sencha from Ono prefecture...blah blah blah...

Seasonal shifts are pretty disceet for me since I drink so much green year round. Definitely...lighter teas sound much more appealing as the weather warms.

They say, Long Jing (dragonwell) has a cooling effect on the body...so, don't drink it in the Winter :wink:

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May 3rd, '08, 15:06
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by tenuki » May 3rd, '08, 15:06

Chip wrote:
tenuki wrote:
Salsero wrote:So far today, Shan Lin Xi in celebration of National Oolong Month.
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Every month is oolong month!

That is a really nice picture Sal. Props!


My eyes are more focused now...nice pic. I wonder how many times we can post this pic today...this is number 4!


Good question Chip, I wonder that too.

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May 3rd, '08, 15:17
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by RussianSoul » May 3rd, '08, 15:17

Guys, this is Adagio's resources - server space and bandwidth. I am just sayin'...

Nice picture at any rate.

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