Tuesday TeaDay 8/12/08 Tea selection, how long?

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How long does it take for you to pick out your next tea to drink on average?

A few seconds
22
42%
At least a minute
12
23%
Up to a few minutes
12
23%
Up to 10 minutes
0
No votes
Longer than 10 minutes
4
8%
Other
3
6%
 
Total votes: 53

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Tuesday TeaDay 8/12/08 Tea selection, how long?

by Chip » Aug 12th, '08, 03:24

Yesterday, TeaChatters voted overwhelmingly that they highly rated Chinese teas overall. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Good TeaDay everyone, and welcome! Shall we brew and share what is in our cups today, all day?

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic, we take a vacation from China. Yesterday, I started to wonder, how long does it take to pick your next tea to drink on average. Although not part of the poll, so we can get an idea if it is affected by how many teas you have open, also share about how many teas you have open.

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone (I better start deciding what to drink). Bottoms up!
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by Salsero » Aug 12th, '08, 03:29

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Mmmm ... sometimes it's hard to remember the stuff is just tea!

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by Geekgirl » Aug 12th, '08, 03:32

I love the composition on this one, Sal. The contrast between the organic (clay and wood) and the porcelain is very nice. What is the flower? So unique with the tiny flowers in the center of the bract, almost like a dogwood.

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by omegapd » Aug 12th, '08, 03:47

I am an impulse brewer- only a few seconds- and that's a good thing for me since it helps me use up already opened tea.

If I had to count what I already had opened, it would take half the morning. A lot of my opened stuff is samples from fellow Tea chatters, though.

My impulse brew this morning is actually coffee. Probably only the 3rd cup I've had all year. I just woke up craving it this morning. Not a good sign or pretty soon I'll be buying up new coffees again just like I do with tea. I had given that hobby up- or so I thought.

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by Salsero » Aug 12th, '08, 03:54

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote: I love the composition on this one, Sal. The contrast between the organic (clay and wood) and the porcelain is very nice. What is the flower? So unique with the tiny flowers in the center of the bract, almost like a dogwood.
Believe me, any composition is entirely accidental. Now that you mention it, it does look a little screwy. The clay/porcelain business makes it look all lopsided. :lol:

I think the flower is a zinnia. My 20x magnifier seems to confirm that the mini flowers are actually stamens with their anthers covered in yellow pollen. Ain't nature grand?

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by Geekgirl » Aug 12th, '08, 04:01

Wow that's amazing! I think zinnias are so common that I've never really looked at one like this before, lovely. I think I'll plant some next year!

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by Trey Winston » Aug 12th, '08, 04:47

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:I love the composition on this one, Sal.
Ditto. One of my favorites so far. The geometrical figures and the compostion made me think of Mondrian's paintings, although less strict.

Deciding on a tea is the matter of a second for me. It's either SN, a lesser white or one of the two greens I have around for variety.

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by olivierco » Aug 12th, '08, 06:03

A few seconds for me.

This morning Yunnan Golden tips and now bancha with my lunch.

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by rodstnmn » Aug 12th, '08, 06:18

I chose a few seconds, although, it has taken a few minutes on occasion.
In my cup is an almost empty Yunnan Golden and in less than a second I've decided to have another.

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by Selaphiel » Aug 12th, '08, 07:19

That is something I've decided before I go to make me a tea, think there have been developed a tiny tea center in my brain taking care of those decisions :?

Today I'm having guests, so it will be multiple teas. It's a special day so I'm gonna start with Gong fuing some Imperial Da Hong Pao, then move on to some Traditional Shui Xian.

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by CynTEAa » Aug 12th, '08, 08:46

The first cup of the day is the easiest. BUT after that it gets difficult with all the choices. I try to at least choose a category, "Oolong? Pu Erh? Hmmm...?" Lately, when stuck I'll grab for the Nepal FF. Always a winner - complex and yet forgiving.

:D Happy Tuesday, everyone!


Salsero, another great shot! The circles are the key there, I think. :-)

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by Grubby » Aug 12th, '08, 08:49

omegapd wrote: My impulse brew this morning is actually coffee. Probably only the 3rd cup I've had all year. I just woke up craving it this morning. Not a good sign or pretty soon I'll be buying up new coffees again just like I do with tea. I had given that hobby up- or so I thought.
I know what you mean. Sometimes nothing but a nice cup of black lava will do.

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by Salsero » Aug 12th, '08, 09:07

Figuring out what to drink next is the worst part of drinking tea. It can take me hours. Seriously.

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by hop_goblin » Aug 12th, '08, 09:10

I say if it take you longer than a few seconds, then you really don't want any.

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by Victoria » Aug 12th, '08, 10:06

Just a few seconds for me, I usually know what I want.

Some nice Estate Darjeeling to start the day.

Have a nice day everyone!

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