Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

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Music. How about tea and music today? Will music accompany your tea at some point today? Please share details.

Yes, absolutely
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Yes, very likely
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Maybe
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No, not likely
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No, definitely not
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Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by Chip » May 5th, '11, 01:53

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!!

Please stop in share the holiday and your cups of tea with us. And as always, discuss the day's topic.

Yesterday we discussed teas on hand that we have not tried. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Music. How about tea and music today? Will music accompany your tea at some point today? Please share details.

WE are all looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone, bottoms up!

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by solitude » May 5th, '11, 02:51

Music? of course! in this moment after breakfast sencha with hobo blues band 8)

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by brandon » May 5th, '11, 06:53

I'm pairing roasted Anxi with the soothing sounds of The Misfits.

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by Drax » May 5th, '11, 08:15

I've been able to enjoy some sencha and gyokuro at work for the last week or two -- these teas are actually over a year old, but they have held up extremely well (the tins were relatively full and very well sealed). I am now earnestly working my way through them (with the help of a co-worker) in preparation for the shincha on its way.

Unfortunately I do not usually get to listen to music at work, for various reasons (security related... can't bring in electronic devices; internet music streaming is often restricted; etc), so likely no music while I drink tea at work today. But just some good conversation instead, which is its own sort of music, perhaps...

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by JBaymore » May 5th, '11, 08:42

Not likely. Off to do end-of-year student review boards at the college....... cups of tea will be involved while I am there.... but no music.

best,

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by Nenugal » May 5th, '11, 08:43

No music at the moment, but I have SHINCHA!
First attempt at brewing Kinari ongoing... first infusion too weak, although showing a lot of promise. For the second infusion I overcompensated and ended up with a very strong and quite unique taste, perhaps a bit grassy, but with some bitterness from the overbrewing.
Third infusion is better, but still just a bit overbrewed. Still very good!

It seems this is a quite sensitive and temperamental tea, but very promising and I'm looking forward to getting to know it better :mrgreen:

I also ordered a bag of happiness tea (not shincha) from maiko, but the kinari already produced plenty of happy so I'll wait until tomorrow to try that.
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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by tortoise » May 5th, '11, 09:29

Preparing some Rou Gui while listening to my son attempt to sing songs he learned at school. Pretty darn cute, I must say.

Never thought having a child would turn me into a sentimental boob, but it happens to the best of us I guess.

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by brlarson » May 5th, '11, 09:49

Enjoying Seven cups DHP while listening to Stanley Clarke's ``The Stanley Clark Band'' (2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album).

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by solitude » May 5th, '11, 11:47

Often at the evenings I switch off everything around but some classical music which fits very well with gong fu sessions.

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by manekineko » May 5th, '11, 11:59

I've never listened to salsa music whilst sipping wuyi, but today's as good a day as any to give it a try!

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by Chip » May 5th, '11, 12:20

manekineko wrote:I've never listened to salsa music whilst sipping wuyi, but today's as good a day as any to give it a try!
As long as you do not add salsa to your Wuyi! That would be a bannable offense. :shock: :mrgreen:

Hmm, however adding some Wuyi to salsa might be a good thing ... particularly today. :P

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by gargoylekitty » May 5th, '11, 12:28

When home anymore I tend to have my iPod playing in my ears near constantly(only turning it off for the news and picking up the phone), so this includes my time drinking tea.

Right now I've got the soundtrack to Gumiho: Tale of the Fox's Child playing with Maruyama from Maiko in my cup.

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by Chip » May 5th, '11, 13:23

Tea and music, yes, today anyway. And usually it has to be music that will not overwhelm the tea.

So, today listening to a dear friend's new CD, Priscilla Ahn's When You Grow Up. http://priscillaahn.com/ She will be on Jay Leno tonight! Will have some SLT ready to go!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Oh, and the tea, Xell's Yame sencha fukamushi with the Mrs., now all gone, but not forgotten.

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by artmom » May 5th, '11, 15:31

Chip wrote:. . .
So, today listening to a dear friend's new CD, Priscilla Ahn's When You Grow Up. http://priscillaahn.com/ She will be on Jay Leno tonight! Will have some SLT ready to go!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Ta, Chip, I've set the DVR (not that I won't be up, but I'll probably forget :lol: )

Tortoise, (or anyone else) can you suggest a good source for Rou Gui? Sounds as if it is a Tea I would enjoy. :)

Thanks.

BTW, I'm recovery from my virus (or whatever) and can now taste Tea again!! Was successful in not ending up in hospital this go around! :D

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Re: Cinco de Mayo 2011 Té con la música?

by fdrx » May 5th, '11, 15:49

Un buen pu, un buen corrido, compadre !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=582TR2N_sPM

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