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Organic or not organic...which side of the fence are you on?

Organic tea is for me
8
15%
Non organic is my choice
6
11%
No opinion
21
40%
Other
18
34%
 
Total votes: 53

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by RussianSoul » Jun 13th, '08, 14:46

tenuki wrote:
Sam. wrote:
Space Samurai wrote:
Victoria wrote:Other - because I will choose organic where I have the choice, but I do not seek out only organic.


me too


Me three.


I believe that is me four to you buddy, beat you to three. ;D


Me five.

I am not that attached to the organic idea, but I would have organic when I can to spare myself unneeded hormones as well as for environment sake. I am more watchful with meats than anything else.

Had a very nice cup of Assam from TG, then kept drinking cold Baozhong that I started yesterday and it just wouldn't quit. Contemplating my next tea... Should it be Tai Ping Hou Kui or shincha...

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by olivierco » Jun 13th, '08, 14:47

joelbct wrote:Well, I said "Other."
I buy (and grow!) Organic Foods wherever possible. My diet is probably 75% organic, come to think of it.

Tea, on the other hand, is a slightly different story. If it happens to be Organic, great! But unfortunately most of the best tasting Tea is not yet organic.


Quite the same for me.
I buy quite only organic food. For food with no organic certification available (fish, meat, clams and cheese), I buy it with other certifications ("Label Rouge" in France). This choice costs me about 150€ (225$) more by month than with regular food but I have the chance to live near two stores that sell high quality organic food which taste better than regular food.

For tea, well, taste comes first, organic or not.

This morning Silver needles, now Ippodo shincha.

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by Victoria » Jun 13th, '08, 14:57

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
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Yes, more rice grain porcelain too. This is the only other one I have, also from my grandfather's estate.


Now how did I miss this one? Lovely!
Soooooooooooooo :mrgreen:
AGAIN!!!!

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by xine » Jun 13th, '08, 15:01

Victoria wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:
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Yes, more rice grain porcelain too. This is the only other one I have, also from my grandfather's estate.


Now how did I miss this one? Lovely!
Soooooooooooooo :mrgreen:
AGAIN!!!!


agreeeeeeed! i love how the cup looks like eyelet fabric- very summery to me.

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by Katrina » Jun 13th, '08, 15:03

I'm just glad we're getting into Farmers' Market season. I'm much more invested in local food than organic of late. It's so nice to actually talk with someone who grew the food or can tell you that it was picked that morning. Organic or not, fresh food has so much more flavor. I wish I had the dedication to be even more committed to local food, but since I live in New England I'd have a very boring winter. Life's too short. And we couldn't survive in this house without bananas and mangos.

Switching gears from the oolong to Whittard's Afternoon tea.

And I have two sleeping kids right now. Yay! RELAXING tea time!

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by olivierco » Jun 13th, '08, 15:21

Darjeeling Phuguri FTGFOP1 in a few minutes to end the day.

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by Chip » Jun 13th, '08, 15:24

RussianSoul wrote:Had a very nice cup of Assam from TG, then kept drinking cold Baozhong that I started yesterday and it just wouldn't quit. Contemplating my next tea... Should it be Tai Ping Hou Kui or shincha...


Shuweeet choices. What did you choose?

I have not had TPHK since 2006. I saw a bunch of it at the Expo...torture. So for me, it must be shincha...

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by henley » Jun 13th, '08, 16:52

Thanx for all the compliments of the Tea on the Beach photo. :oops: It was fun staging the shot but enjoying the tea was the best part. Knew I had to post the pic early this morning since I was gone all day.

Xine wrote:That cup and teapot are absolutely darling.

That teapot is the one I use almost every day. It's a 2 cup pot so it's just the right size whether I'm drinking alone or sharing.

Geekgirl & Victoria - I may have to check into this rice grain porcelain. Very pretty pieces.

jogrebe - Like the tea sampler & the flowers were a nice touch.

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by tenuki » Jun 13th, '08, 17:24

henley wrote: It's a 2 cup pot so it's just the right size whether I'm drinking alone or sharing.


So you drink more when you drink alone eh? I hear that is a bad sign...

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decent tea and organic honey

by laran7 » Jun 13th, '08, 17:39

I absolutely avoid the teas marked artifically flavoured or sweetened - that sounds silly and obvious but I had to find out that a blueberry tea I liked had artificial flavouring by reading some very hidden print. ( it was a very long time ago when I thought all tea was natural and came in bags at the grocery store.)

I gave up milk in tea a while ago - but still sweeten with honey - and I think that confuses me with the flavors sometimes.

( maybe the honey adds a flowery taste ) but I like it -

otherwise - I don't really think tea is highly processed - so I don't particularly seek out organic

I've been drinking oolong #8 today - I don't think its as striking as TKY
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by Chip » Jun 13th, '08, 17:41

tenuki wrote:
henley wrote: It's a 2 cup pot so it's just the right size whether I'm drinking alone or sharing.


So you drink more when you drink alone eh? I hear that is a bad sign...


Yikes, then consider this...Drink alone TeaPoll

I would say a lot of us have problems!

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by Salsero » Jun 13th, '08, 18:19

RussianSoul wrote:...kept drinking cold Baozhong that I started yesterday and it just wouldn't quit....
That Baozhong just never seems to end. How can it do that? It's like a Taiwanese version of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

She further wrote:...Contemplating my next tea... Should it be Tai Ping Hou Kui or shincha...
I hope all you dilemmas are this happy!

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by henley » Jun 13th, '08, 20:40

tenuki wrote:
henley wrote: It's a 2 cup pot so it's just the right size whether I'm drinking alone or sharing.


So you drink more when you drink alone eh? I hear that is a bad sign...

This was too funny! :lol:

Chip wrote:Yikes, then consider this...Drink alone TeaPoll

I would say a lot of us have problems!

At least I'm in good company! :wink:

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by Chip » Jun 13th, '08, 21:02

henley wrote:
tenuki wrote:
henley wrote: It's a 2 cup pot so it's just the right size whether I'm drinking alone or sharing.


So you drink more when you drink alone eh? I hear that is a bad sign...

This was too funny! :lol:

Chip wrote:Yikes, then consider this...Drink alone TeaPoll

I would say a lot of us have problems!

At least I'm in good company! :wink:


..well..."good company."

Yummm...Fukamushi Maki earlier. Now Pu-erh tou cha...this will get me through the evening easily.

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by trent » Jun 13th, '08, 21:47

Ever since I got my kyusu, I've been on a Japanese tea craze. Had some fukamushi from my friend's grandpa's farm today.

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