Wednesday 7/23/08 New absolute favorite tea?

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This past year, have you discovered a new absolute favorite tea...whether it is a class, type, or even a specific selection?

Yes, I have a new favorite
19
41%
No I do not have a new favorite
16
35%
I am a newbie with a recent new favorite
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17%
I am a newbie w/o a recent new favorite.
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No votes
Other
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7%
 
Total votes: 46

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Wednesday 7/23/08 New absolute favorite tea?

by Chip » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:20

Yesterday, we heard some "YowChas" throughout the day as TeaChatters revealed some unused teaware acquired this past year. But the biggest vote getter was more than 90% usage. Pretty impressive. You can still vote and discuss this subject.

Welcome to TeaDay one and all. Summer is HOT, but we can still brew and share what is in our cups today, all day. Might I suggest cold brewing some green tea...or even oolong for a nice refreshing break from the heat...and the hot tea routine?

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic continues our annual checkup...not all checkups are bad or bleh. This past year, have you discovered a new absolute favorite tea...whether it is a class, type, or even a specific selection? Please divulge! If you are a newbie, then have you made a new discovery recently?

It will be great sharing TeaDay with everyone today! Brew on...
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by Victoria » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:28

Two words: Wenshan Baozhong

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by Pentox » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:30

Hm, can't say that I've found a new tea, but I've been finding certain types of sencha that i like more than others, primarily yutaka midori.

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by Chip » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:32

I have my favorite down to a specific selection that was better than ever this Shincha, only serving to confirm this choice as my fave of all sencha...of all teas.

Its name is Yutaka Midori...

EDIT: Funny...as I was posting...
Pentox wrote:Hm, can't say that I've found a new tea, but I've been finding certain types of sencha that i like more than others, primarily yutaka midori.
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by olivierco » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:32

Bai Ji Guan or White Cockscomb, one of the 4 Famous Wuyi teas (Si Da Ming Cong). This example is a bit unusual in that its roast is quite dark, but then those people who crave that dark caramel roasty sweetness will do this to any tea they get their hands on!

Bai Ji Guan, BTW, comes from a varietal that has very yellow growth tips (sort of like that landscape shrub Red Tip, but yellow) and is rare enough that the price can be astronomical. A reasonably priced Bai Ji Guan is a little suspect. Look for the yellow spent leaves.

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by olivierco » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:36

Not a favorite (Gyokuro still remains my favorite tea), but I discovered matcha this year and like it very much, especially koicha.

This morning Keemun.

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by Geekgirl » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:40

LOVE the chataku, love the cups, love the boxes. AAAAGH! Feeding the addiction. (Especially the chataku. Would love to get my grubby little tea-stained paws on one or two like that. Care to share the source?)

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by Pentox » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:43

Chip wrote: Its name is Yutaka Midori...
psh copycat.

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by Geekgirl » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:51

No particular favorites here, I have a number of teas that I really enjoy, but to narrow it down... no, I can't. This year though, I've graduated from loose leaf black, gunpowder tea and some flavored sencha which I've since come to learn is awful, (and which also permanently stunk up a perfectly good canister- no amount of baking soda can remove the odor.) Now my tea cupboard is full of teas that are ALL higher quality than anything I previously consumed. What a treat!

Since that Salsero character can post his Wednesday picture on Tuesday night, I'm going to do the same, Nyah Nyah Nyah.

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My love affair with glass brewing continues. Gunpowder tea, I love the way so many of the leaves float vertically. The pleasure of tea drinking for me is heavily influenced by the visual. This tea, while not the best tea I have in the stash, is still one of my favorites, because it's so lovely when brewing.

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by olivierco » Jul 23rd, '08, 00:57

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote: Since that Salsero character can post his Wednesday picture on Tuesday night, I'm going to do the same, Nyah Nyah Nyah.
It is wednesday here, 6 57 am

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by Carnelian » Jul 23rd, '08, 01:04

Yes I have a new favorite, over this past year I have drifted away from blacks to oolongs

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by Victoria » Jul 23rd, '08, 01:05

OH Geek!!! That pot!!! Severe IMHINS!!

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by Geekgirl » Jul 23rd, '08, 01:40

Pretty, ain't it? :lol:

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by chamekke » Jul 23rd, '08, 01:55

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Pretty, ain't it? :lol:
{looks doubtfully at wallet}

{looks longingly at the photo of Geekgirl's glass teapot}

{sighs}

Umm... where did you say you got it?

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by bi lew chun » Jul 23rd, '08, 01:57

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Pretty, ain't it? :lol:
Didn't you know you were going to hurt Victoria's brain posting that? Tisk tisk.


Prior to this past year most of the loose tea I consumed was sencha and genmaicha, so really they're all my new favorites.

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