Thursday is TeaDay, 6/12/08

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Which came first, the Tea Brewing Vessel or Tea?

Clearly the tea brewing vessel
4
8%
Are you kidding, tea of course
32
65%
It was a tie
12
24%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 49

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by Chip » Jun 13th, '08, 00:10

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
Victoria wrote:
But it's hard with my new first Tokoname sitting here.
Pictures? pretty please? LOVE tokoname!
Second that!!!

All in favor...say aye!

Sippin' houjicha late into the evening...

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by henley » Jun 13th, '08, 00:21

Victoria wrote:Henley, I think we'd all like to get a better look at your avatar pic.

Got too busy this afternoon for tea and now I'm jonesing. I need to just get to bed early and not think about it.

But it's hard with my new first Tokoname sitting here.
And please do take notice of the word FIRST.
I'll post a larger version tmrw. Will have to resize the pic & my brain's getting foggy. Some of us on the east coast have to get up early & can't stay up all night! :P :wink:

And I know what you mean regarding no tea. The iced Ginger Orange Peach White tea just didn't cut it tonight. Needed some hot tea but it didn't happen. :(

Looking forward to seeing your new teaware.

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by Victoria » Jun 13th, '08, 00:23

Chip wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
Victoria wrote:
But it's hard with my new first Tokoname sitting here.
Pictures? pretty please? LOVE tokoname!
Second that!!!

All in favor...say aye!

Sippin' houjicha late into the evening...
Sorry, you will all have to wait till the weekend.
Till I can photograph it properly.
But it's purple-ish and beautiful.
Nite.

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Jun 13th, '08, 00:41
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by olivierco » Jun 13th, '08, 00:41

Pentox wrote:
olivierco wrote:Darjeeling Risheehat SFTGFOP1 to end my teaday.
You seem to go through quite a few different Darjeelings Oliver, what's your favorite estate out of curiosity?
This year, I bought Namring, Phuguri, Puttabong and Risheehat, all in good quality (and highest grades SFTGFOP1 or FTGFOP1).
I have no favorite estate because in every estate you find different qualities.

For this year the main qualities of these teas:
Puttabong: astringency and vegetal
Phugury: floral, complex taste
Risheehat: floral-fruity (but less intense than Phugury)
Namring: fresh, long taste.

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by Salsero » Jun 13th, '08, 01:17

Well, thanks in part to
  • Auggy's computer problems,
    Katrina's great peonies,
    Henley's return,
    Geekgirl's White Widow,
    Olivierco's incredible skill at characterizing FF darj,
    TimeforTea's grandmother,
    Pentox's expertise on every known subject,
    Russian_Soul 's change of avatar,
    and a host of other participants
it looks like 100+ posts is becoming a norm around here. And I didn't even have to post in the wrong day this time!

Chip, have you talked to Adagio about renting a bigger room. I'm worried all these people won't fit any more.

And... I tried Genmaicha for the first time today ... specifically a freebie of Genmaicha Matcha in a nice little session with a tea-receptive client. So much more fun with someone else! And that made it a 4 tea day, an unusual event in my life.

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by Sam. » Jun 13th, '08, 02:44

I'd definitely say the tea. Sure, there were potential brewing vessels before tea was first consumed, but they were never actually "teawares" until tea became a beverage!

I had a few steeps of organic sencha from Den's earlier.

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by CynTEAa » Jun 13th, '08, 07:57

Victoria wrote:
Chip wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
Victoria wrote:
But it's hard with my new first Tokoname sitting here.
Pictures? pretty please? LOVE tokoname!
Second that!!!

All in favor...say aye!

Sippin' houjicha late into the evening...
Sorry, you will all have to wait till the weekend.
Till I can photograph it properly.
But it's purple-ish and beautiful.
Nite.
Does Friday count as weekend?? :) DYING to see it...

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by LavenderPekoe » Jun 13th, '08, 08:31

kymidwife wrote: And I am starting to feel inadequate and inferior by my lack of teaware.... <sigh>
Don't feel inadequate! I own one Kyusu (cheapy from Den's), one ceramic 40oz pot (home), a few glass pieces from adagio (that I hardly use) and coffee mugs, and I enjoy my tea as much as everyone else. :)

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by Victoria » Jun 13th, '08, 09:52

CynTEAa wrote:
Victoria wrote:
Chip wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
Victoria wrote:
But it's hard with my new first Tokoname sitting here.
Pictures? pretty please? LOVE tokoname!
Second that!!!

All in favor...say aye!

Sippin' houjicha late into the evening...
Sorry, you will all have to wait till the weekend.
Till I can photograph it properly.
But it's purple-ish and beautiful.
Nite.
Does Friday count as weekend?? :) DYING to see it...
I wish it counted! But no, I need natural light to photograph because of my camera, and my 10 hour work day tends to relieve me of most of that. But yay!! the weekend is near!

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by auggy » Jun 13th, '08, 10:08

henley wrote:
auggy wrote:
Salsero wrote:
auggy wrote:Tea, while it can't cure all ills, can at the very least make you forget them for a bit
Words of wisdom from a woman at the end of her rope.
There's a rope? Why didn't someone tell me there's a rope????
And it's used for choking the Del guy! :twisted: Hope tmrw's a better day for you. :D
OMG! Yes! Rope + Dell-man = Good stress relief! :lol:

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