Monday must be a TeaDay 6/23/08

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Again, your 2 scents worth please, what is your least desirable TeaAroma?

Floral
2
4%
Fruity
1
2%
Sweet/honey
0
No votes
Veggie of the astringent kind
3
5%
Veggie...like corn
2
4%
Nutty
1
2%
Smokey
3
5%
Grassy
0
No votes
Toasty
1
2%
Grainy
0
No votes
Marine
28
51%
Other
7
13%
I don't know where to begin for pu-erh, so all other pu aromas go here.
7
13%
 
Total votes: 55

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Monday must be a TeaDay 6/23/08

by Chip » Jun 23rd, '08, 03:18

Yesterday, TeaChatters could not make up their mind about their favorite TeaAroma, but floral beat out all the others. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Welcome all TeaFriends to TeaDay. You are all invited to brew tea and share what is in your cup today...of course, all day. You can also reflect back on your TeaDay if you need to.

So, yesterday we asked for your fave aroma, today we ask what is your least desirable TeaAroma? Please share what aromas in teas are real turn offs.

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone. So, bottoms up, refill and of course repeat many times.

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The comforting feel of an old tea friend

by Salsero » Jun 23rd, '08, 03:30

Mattcha recently posted a lovely essay on Tea Table Wabi Sabi that reminded me of the comfort we derive – often unconsciously – from the teaware we handle and caress often.

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Re: The comforting feel of an old tea friend

by bi lew chun » Jun 23rd, '08, 04:11

Salsero wrote:Mattcha recently posted a lovely essay on Tea Table Wabi Sabi that reminded me of the comfort we derive – often unconsciously – from the teaware we handle and caress often.


It was lovely indeed. Love the pot - it looks like something excavated from an archeological dig.

Bi Luo Chun in my cup. And I have no least favorite aroma.

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by Sam. » Jun 23rd, '08, 04:16

Voted "marine." I can't think of what tea might smell marine. I'm not sure I'd want to try any fishy tea.

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by bi lew chun » Jun 23rd, '08, 04:28

Sam. wrote:Voted "marine." I can't think of what tea might smell marine. I'm not sure I'd want to try any fishy tea.


I think of marine as being the briny/oceany aroma of Japanese greens, which I kinda like. I have had some intensely seaweedy teas that weren't incredibly pleasant.

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by TimeforTea » Jun 23rd, '08, 08:18

I was between marine and pu-erh, but I voted for pu-erh. Barn yard aromas, and all of the other descriptions I have read about pu-erh, just aren't my thing for tea!

Even though I enjoy eating fish, I don't want that kind of aroma in my tea. Bleah.

This morning I brewed a hot cup of ginger peach. I am curious how this tea will taste chilled.

Have a great day everyone!

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by Riene » Jun 23rd, '08, 08:38

:shock: Fishy and seaweedy tea? Sounds weird, but I've never tried it! Must look for some the next time I'm in a city that actually sells a variety of teas.

I have Irish Breakfast in the mug this morning, trying to wake up.

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by omegapd » Jun 23rd, '08, 09:15

The least desirable scent for me would probably be "roasted". Something like Hojicha. I guess it'd be similar to toasted, but I don't mind that. The scent of Hojicha is way more than toasted...

Gonna make a few people wince this morning and go with some Lapsang for my breakfast tea. :wink:

EW

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by joelbct » Jun 23rd, '08, 09:38

This morning, drinking Ito En's Shincha Shizuoka Premium, a fine way to start the week...

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by henley » Jun 23rd, '08, 10:33

Sam. wrote:Voted "marine." I can't think of what tea might smell marine. I'm not sure I'd want to try any fishy tea.

Marine definitely got my vote!!! Except for the sakura sencha & shincha hatsumi, all the greens I had tried were like drinking fishy tea. Even the sakura will have that smell if I get the water too hot.

Back in the cup this morning is another favorite--Organic Monk's Blend. Yummo! :D

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by olivierco » Jun 23rd, '08, 10:56

I voted other as I don't dislike any peculiar scent per se.

Silver needles this morning and now shincha Miyabi.

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by geeber1 » Jun 23rd, '08, 11:12

I voted for Pu-erh scents. I haven't been brave enough to try any yet, because of the scent.

This morning I have iced Masala Chai with almond milk. (Thanks, Cinnamon Kitty, for the suggestion, it's great!)

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by Tadpole » Jun 23rd, '08, 11:16

I'm sorry but I just don't enjoy marine (the worst) and grassy notes (2nd worst). I eat fish, but I don't want to drink tea that reminds me of the ocean. Anything grassy flavored makes me think of licking the bottom of a sneaker that trampled through a muddy grassy area. Not saying that I've done this, okay?

A lot of green tea, even the good quality ones, are grassy and/or marine. I do, however, like an occasional matcha soy shake, some fresh Longjing or Bilochun.

No tea this morning. Just plain hot water, which I read somewhere that in old China if you went to somebody's house and the host served hot water instead of tea, it was jokingly called white tea.

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by Victoria » Jun 23rd, '08, 11:17

I'll go with Marine, that fishy seaweed thing is just off putting.

In my cup this morning Beidou Yi Hou Wuyi

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by themadhatter444 » Jun 23rd, '08, 11:21

Voted fruity. I'm a big fan of Green Tea, so all the fruity combos just really turn me off.

Currently sipping Gunpowder.

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