Cinco de Mayo 2008

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Teasweetie asked how old were you when you had your first cup or taste of TEA?

Less than 3
11
19%
Less than 6
14
25%
Less than 9
6
11%
Less than 12
11
19%
Less than 15
4
7%
Less than 18
4
7%
Less than 24
4
7%
Less than 30
0
No votes
Less than 40
3
5%
Less than 50
0
No votes
Less than 60
0
No votes
60 or more señor ; )
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 57

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May 5th, '08, 15:50
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by Cinnamon Kitty » May 5th, '08, 15:50

Salsero wrote:
Cinnamon Kitty wrote:... but after one mug of that my shincha order arrived so now I have Fukamushi Sencha Supreme. It is awesome!
Tease!


I ordered it on Wednesday and it got here by Monday with regular shipping. So there is hope for the rest of you that just had the regular shipping too.

I have to say that I am very impressed with the Fukamushi Sencha Supreme. After being good green tea deprived for the past month or so, this is just amazing. It is sweet and tangy with a really nice flavor. I can already tell that my supply of it will not last long at all.

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May 5th, '08, 16:16
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by henley » May 5th, '08, 16:16

tenuki wrote:
Salsero wrote:Image


Now you are just showing off.... :D


If you've got it, flaunt it!!! :wink:

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May 5th, '08, 16:34
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by jogrebe » May 5th, '08, 16:34

When I was growing up we had this powdered ice tea mix that I remember making by the glass at times, often using way too much mix and having it clump in the bottom. It wasn't until college and having a British friend down the hall that I started picking up Twinings teabags at the grocery store which I consider the first time that I regularly started drinking "real tea".

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May 5th, '08, 17:00
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by Salsero » May 5th, '08, 17:00

henley wrote:If you've got it, flaunt it!!!
That I am keeping out of the photos. :wink:


Re: Shincha: We have.........................................

    LIFTOFF! w00t! w00t! and double w00t!

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May 5th, '08, 17:45
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by augie » May 5th, '08, 17:45

Salsero wrote:Image


Well, I see you haven't carried out your threat/promise of nudity! :wink:
Awesome picture. My yard has a bumper crop of dandelions.

My first tea memory was my mother being gawd awful sick w/flu when I was 9-10 and she asked me to make her some tea. I went to the kitchen and found some old Lipton tea bags and boiled water and made her a very strong cup of black tea! She must have gotten better b/c it didn't kill her.

We were "too poor" for iced tea. Ma bought Tang and Kool Aid for us in the summer. Then we moved to the big city, my best friend made me some sun tea. I remember thinking their family was so sophisticated for being able to make tea like that! I was hooked. I started drinking iced tea in high school, hot tea in college.

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May 5th, '08, 18:39
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by Ron Gilmour » May 5th, '08, 18:39

Like the other Southerners, I was raised in the land of very sweet iced tea. I don't remember it being around the house so much, but whenever there was any kind of event like a church picnic, you couldn't get away from the stuff. And I tried. As a kid I couldn't stand it. I've made my peace with the stuff now, but still don't drink much iced tea.

I think I was probably in college before it occurred to me to try hot tea. It was, of course, bad hot tea, so I wasn't immediately hooked, but I didn't hate it either. I think I was in grad school (late '90s) when I started drinking tea seriously.

Right now on my third steep of 2004 Fengqing loose pu-erh. Good stuff.

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May 5th, '08, 18:46
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by Chip » May 5th, '08, 18:46

hop_goblin wrote:Being from the south we always had good sweet tea on hand. However, I didn't have my first cup of gongfu tea until 4 years ago. I know.. How tragic!


Hmmm, can you imagine gong fu sweet tea???

TKY, adagio...I am getting my premo gyo out of the TeaFridge. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

WHERE IS MY SHINCHA!!!!!!!!

This ain't right, I preordered and still not here.

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May 5th, '08, 18:56
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by Chip » May 5th, '08, 18:56

Sencha drinkers are way too high strung for my taste......... :shock:
Last edited by Chip on Jun 24th, '09, 21:18, edited 1 time in total.

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May 5th, '08, 19:03
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by henley » May 5th, '08, 19:03

Salsero wrote:
henley wrote:If you've got it, flaunt it!!!
That I am keeping out of the photos. :wink:

And the whole TC community breathes a collective sigh of relief. :wink:

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by Pentox » May 5th, '08, 19:09

Chip wrote:Sencha drinkers are way too high strung for my taste......... :shock:


Chip has gone downright crazy. *sips some shincha to relax*

juuuust kidding. I haven't ordered any yet.

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May 5th, '08, 19:12
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by henley » May 5th, '08, 19:12

Chip wrote:WHERE IS MY SHINCHA!!!!!!!!

This ain't right, I preordered and still not here.


Poor baby... everybody's got shincha but you. :cry: Shall I send you some tea? :wink:

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May 5th, '08, 19:16
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by Katrina » May 5th, '08, 19:16

augie wrote:We were "too poor" for iced tea. Ma bought Tang and Kool Aid for us in the summer. Then we moved to the big city, my best friend made me some sun tea. I remember thinking their family was so sophisticated for being able to make tea like that! I was hooked. I started drinking iced tea in high school, hot tea in college.


Sun tea was one of the only other tea drinking experiences I had as a kid. I loved the color of the tea in that jar in the sun. I still remember the exact jar my mom used - glass with a big red screw-on lid.

I remember getting very sophisticated as a teenager and graduating from Kool Aid to Crystal Light. :roll:

My grandmother was the queen of the re-used teabag. She and my grandfather could "dry out" and reuse a bag for days. Eek. They must have had incredibly strong immune systems.

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May 5th, '08, 19:45
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by Chip » May 5th, '08, 19:45

henley wrote:
Salsero wrote:
henley wrote:If you've got it, flaunt it!!!
That I am keeping out of the photos. :wink:

And the whole TC community breathes a collective sigh of relief. :wink:


Do not worry...Sal is being watched by your protectors!

I suspect you would send pomegranite oolong despite my...reservations to the contrary :wink:

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May 5th, '08, 19:53
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by Chip » May 5th, '08, 19:53

Pentox wrote:
Chip wrote:Sencha drinkers are way too high strung for my taste......... :shock:


Chip has gone downright crazy. *sips some shincha to relax*

juuuust kidding. I haven't ordered any yet.


:evil:

I am about to brew my first really premo gyokuro. I am a little nervous...hmmm...

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May 5th, '08, 20:20
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by Salsero » May 5th, '08, 20:20

henley wrote:And the whole TC community breathes a collective sigh of relief.
I have a special surprise planned for tomorrow, henley. Special just for you and augie. Tune in then.

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