Tuesday TeaDay 8/26/08 Improve tea enjoyment?

BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!


Are you fully content with your tea enjoyment in its totality, entirety, wholeness, or is their something you either feel you need to or want to change in order to improve your enjoyement?

Yes, completely and utterly
18
34%
Maybe need a change
13
25%
No, I feel certain change(s) would enhance my experience
17
32%
Uncertain
3
6%
Other
2
4%
 
Total votes: 53

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 04:31
Mod/Admin
Posts: 21640
Joined: Apr 22nd, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Tuesday TeaDay 8/26/08 Improve tea enjoyment?

by Chip » Aug 26th, '08, 04:31

Yesterday, most TeaChatters indicated they would like to get together with other TeaChatters. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Welcome everyone to another TeaDay. I hope you will share it with all of us. Shall we brew and share what is in our cups today, all day?

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic, contentment. Are you fully content with your tea enjoyment in its totality, entirety, wholeness, or is their something you either feel you need to or want to change in order to improve your enjoyement? Please share.

I am as always looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone, bottoms up!
Last edited by Chip on Oct 17th, '08, 08:27, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 04:36
Posts: 5191
Joined: Dec 20th, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Gainesville, Florida

Bulang Spring Buds Puerh

by Salsero » Aug 26th, '08, 04:36

How could anything be better than this? I am a happy dood.

Image

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 04:38
Posts: 924
Joined: Feb 6th, '08
Location: enjoying a cup of Red Rose down in GA

by omegapd » Aug 26th, '08, 04:38

99.9% happy with the way I'm doing things now. I wish I had a little more time to experiment with gong fu but working full time, having two kids, a house, etc. etc. etc. just doesn't give me much time to sit around and play with it all day long.

Having an excellent 2004 Huali Premium Ripe Pu erh this morning. Thank you Salsero and Puerh Shop!

EW

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 05:39
Posts: 626
Joined: Mar 4th, '08
Location: Peoria, IL

by Trioxin » Aug 26th, '08, 05:39

Same problem here. I just need more time. I've been working 12+ hour shifts lately and barely have time to even touch my tea.

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 05:56
Posts: 593
Joined: Apr 21st, '07
Location: Indianapolis IN
Contact: augie

by augie » Aug 26th, '08, 05:56

No changes. If I need to change something, I'd just do it.

Speaking of changes, I am once again employed. Thanks to all you who went to work in IN to support me! :wink: Today is my last day of freedom (If you could call it that).

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 06:29
Posts: 924
Joined: Feb 6th, '08
Location: enjoying a cup of Red Rose down in GA

by omegapd » Aug 26th, '08, 06:29

Cogratulations, augie! (I hope :wink: )

What type of work are you doing?

EW

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 07:10
Posts: 3368
Joined: Feb 8th, '08
Location: France

by olivierco » Aug 26th, '08, 07:10

There is always some room for improvement but I am quite happy with my tea drinking.

This morning Yunnan golden tips. Houjicha in a few minutes with my lunch.

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 07:31
Posts: 593
Joined: Apr 21st, '07
Location: Indianapolis IN
Contact: augie

by augie » Aug 26th, '08, 07:31

omegapd wrote:Cogratulations, augie! (I hope :wink: )
What type of work are you doing?


I hope so too! I have an office admin. job in downtown Indy at an architectural design firm. Just 2 blocks from a very small tea store (his tea isn't the greatest, tho). I actually got the offer the very day my unemployment was app'd! :lol:

Aug 26th, '08, 07:52
Posts: 120
Joined: Feb 5th, '06
Location: Cape Cod
Contact: soapy

by soapy » Aug 26th, '08, 07:52

I'm pretty content

Good Luck with the new job!! What kind of work is it?

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 08:33
Posts: 5191
Joined: Dec 20th, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Gainesville, Florida

by Salsero » Aug 26th, '08, 08:33

augie wrote: ... at an architectural design firm ...
I'm sure the practice of achitecture will never be the same after tomorrow!

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 08:46
Posts: 237
Joined: Feb 1st, '08
Location: Oslo

by Selaphiel » Aug 26th, '08, 08:46

Actually I'm going through with some changes regarding my tea consumption. I want to specialize in my favorite tea which is the Japanese greens, so I'll move a lot of my tea budget over to that area at the cost of other teas. I've been all over the spectrum now to know what I want to specialize in. Of course I will still drink other teas, but not as much as I used to.

Yutaka Midori today.

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 09:20
Posts: 219
Joined: Aug 20th, '08
Location: PA, USA

by Smari » Aug 26th, '08, 09:20

Beautiful photo, Sal! (as always :) ) and congrats Augie! I hope you enjoy your new job.

Today's poll: Since I'm just starting out, I am still experimenting. So far, the experience is great and I am fully content :D Maybe later on, when I've tried the majority of teas, I will most likely want to change up on things just to improve.

This morning, I'm going to try my own blend that I just got in the mail: Thai Cha (pineapple, ginger green & lemon grass). Hopefully, it'll be good...

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 09:31
Posts: 196
Joined: May 2nd, '08
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

by kongni » Aug 26th, '08, 09:31

More time and $$$ to explore new teas would be nice. I don't have a gong fu set but would like to have one on hand.

Otherwise I really can't complain :D

Enjoying Maeda-en shincha right now. I almost oversteeped while typing! Whew!

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 09:42
Posts: 1090
Joined: Dec 2nd, '07
Location: Westchester, New York

by joelbct » Aug 26th, '08, 09:42

I said yes, but 'completely and utterly' seems a bit strong. It's more like 'yes, but I also enjoy new Tea experiences, and there is always more to learn.'

<-- Yunnan Sourcing Pure Gold 07 harvest, still tastes great.

augie wrote:I have an office admin. job in downtown Indy at an architectural design firm.


Cool, I am working as an associate at an Audio/Visual Systems Architectural Design/Consultant Firm... research, CAD drafting, block diagrams, plans, and schedules for big sound systems, theaters, auditoriums, super-high-end private residence screening rooms, etc... fun stuff. Not sure I want to do it forever tho! But let us know if your firm winds up doing a school/hotel/theater and u need an AV Designer ;)
Last edited by joelbct on Aug 26th, '08, 09:48, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Aug 26th, '08, 09:47
Posts: 8107
Joined: Jan 8th, '08
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Southern CA
Contact: Victoria

by Victoria » Aug 26th, '08, 09:47

Congrats Augie!

Yeah time is a problem for me too - 10 hour days
work days are not conductive to much experimentation.
However I make good money to spend on teaware -
I just have less time to enjoy it!

Nilgiri in my cup this morning -
Have a nice day everyone!

Locked