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by RussianSoul » Apr 15th, '08, 20:26

Chip wrote:
RussianSoul wrote:Hey, Eastree, I wonder if you would like some more teas to add to the box to have a bigger stash upfront. If you think it's useful, I have a bunch to contribute. I can send them to you before the box starts its journey. Let me know.


"Russian Caravan?" :wink:

OK, this does it :twisted: ! I am changing my name... to White Russian :D !

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by Eastree » Apr 15th, '08, 20:35

Great ... evolving tea people. POKEMANZ IN MY THREAD!

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by Chip » Apr 15th, '08, 22:06

White Russian wrote:
Chip wrote: "Russian Caravan?" :wink:

OK, this does it :twisted: ! I am changing my name... to White Russian :D !


Wow, usually when I affect someone enough to change their name, they enter a witness protection program or at least flee the state.

I don't think I even know what state you live in, so you should be safe. :lol:

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by greenisgood » Apr 15th, '08, 22:18

I think this is a really cool idea. It would be cool to have a cheap gaiwan in there and/or a little strainer for those lacking the proper equipage.

I can however kind of see it ending up with like tons of little bags of flavored black teas, some chinese sencha, and some puerh crumbs. There should be an (unwritten) rule to only put in what you yourself genuinely would want to drink.

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by RussianSoul » Apr 15th, '08, 22:35

Chip wrote:
White Russian wrote:
Chip wrote: "Russian Caravan?" :wink:

OK, this does it :twisted: ! I am changing my name... to White Russian :D !


Wow, usually when I affect someone enough to change their name, they enter a witness protection program or at least flee the state.

I don't think I even know what state you live in, so you should be safe. :lol:


That makes me feel a lot better 8) . I'll keep the old name.

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by forkyfork » Apr 15th, '08, 23:53

In the past, this is how tea boxes had worked:

It was tea only. No hardware of any sort. If anyone has a gaiwan, scale, thermometer, that's great. But it does add weight and that stuff can be breakable. Better just to skip.

All tea was included. Everything from supermarket bagged to super-rare loose tea. It was all here.

You put back in what you took out (but people would usually put back more). If you took 3 bags and about 2 oz. of tea, you should put back in 3 bags and 2 oz of comparable tea. It was a way to share tea with others and have others share tea with you.

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by Eastree » Apr 16th, '08, 00:03

That's precisely the plan, except people new to tea have the chance to take a bit more than they add, and everyone can add as much as they would like to share.

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by DangerInRed » Apr 16th, '08, 09:35

greenisgood wrote:I can however kind of see it ending up with like tons of little bags of flavored black teas, some chinese sencha, and some puerh crumbs. There should be an (unwritten) rule to only put in what you yourself genuinely would want to drink.


Hey, some of us like those little bags of flavored black teas! :lol:

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by henley » Apr 16th, '08, 14:25

DangerInRed wrote:
greenisgood wrote:I can however kind of see it ending up with like tons of little bags of flavored black teas, some chinese sencha, and some puerh crumbs. There should be an (unwritten) rule to only put in what you yourself genuinely would want to drink.


Hey, some of us like those little bags of flavored black teas! :lol:


Yeah, what DangerInRed said!!! :wink:

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by RussianSoul » Apr 16th, '08, 14:42

henley wrote:
DangerInRed wrote:Hey, some of us like those little bags of flavored black teas! :lol:


Yeah, what DangerInRed said!!! :wink:

Good! I have quite a few of those. Join the fun, henley and DangerInRed, and I will put them in THE BOX for ya.

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by DangerInRed » Apr 19th, '08, 13:42

RussianSoul wrote:
henley wrote:
DangerInRed wrote:Hey, some of us like those little bags of flavored black teas! :lol:


Yeah, what DangerInRed said!!! :wink:

Good! I have quite a few of those. Join the fun, henley and DangerInRed, and I will put them in THE BOX for ya.


Hehe, excellent!

Maybe it'll be conveniently-timed and arrive after my trip to Japan, on which I hope to find some nice loose teas.

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by tomd » Apr 19th, '08, 22:38

Count me in!

Great idea btw

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by mmsq3 » Apr 24th, '08, 13:37

I've been following this thread for a while, and it sounds like a great idea! I would definitely love to take part in something like this! I've been needing a chance to try something new!

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