Wed/Thurs TeaDay 10/26-27/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

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So, share with us ... how do you enjoy your tea? Are you a sipper, a slurper, gulper, chugger? And why? Multi votes

Sip
23
40%
Sniff
13
22%
Snort :)
0
No votes
Gulp
7
12%
Slurp
13
22%
Chug
1
2%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 58

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Wed/Thurs TeaDay 10/26-27/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Chip » Oct 26th, '11, 11:57

Good TeaDay to all the day before October 27th! ... Fall is now in full swing with Winter just around the corner ... can you believe it?

Yesterday we discussed, "How many different teas do you currently have on a typical TeaDay?" Please continue to discuss this topic.

Welcome to all TeaChatters to TeaDay, where we all share what's in our cups. So, sit a spell and sip, slurp, gulp, chug, sniff your tea with your fellow TeaChatters.

All are welcome to TeaDay, newbies ... help us to get to know you...and get to know us. Visit TeaDay often throughout the the day and post as often as you want, sharing with us what is in your cup.

Speaking of sipping ... today's TeaPoll and discussion topic deals with our enjoyment of our cup of tea ... that is ... do you sniff, sip, slurp, gulp, or chug your tea? So, share with us ... how do you enjoy your tea. Are you a sipper, a slurper, a gulper, a chugger? And why?

Have a Super TeaDay everyone, slurp along with us! And, chuggalug ...

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by brlarson » Oct 26th, '11, 14:17

Definitely a slurper. I aerate the tea by drinking in short, noisy slurps.

FInishing off a bag of Maiko's 2010 shuppin sencha right now.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by boywoodhe » Oct 26th, '11, 14:19

I voted for four of the choices. I sip, sniff,gulp and slurp.lol
I dont know why I do those things but I just do.LOL :wink:
Drinking ooohhh darjeeling from adagio...yummy. (slurp)lol
drink up
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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Chip » Oct 26th, '11, 15:08

I forgot to mention, tomorrow (Thursday) @ 6 pm Eastern USA time, there will be a TeawareArtisan SO featuring our Bill Perrine of Split Fire Pottery. There will be a member preview at 3 pm, 3 hours prior. :mrgreen:

You can check out some prelim infor here:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=16427#p209541

The official topic will be posted on or before 3 pm tomorrow here:
http://www.teachat.com/viewforum.php?f=66

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by debunix » Oct 26th, '11, 15:52

Sniff, sip, slurp (especially when doing a formal tasting), and occasionally gulp when it's not to hot and I'm really in a hurry....mostly sniff/sip/slurp.

Sniffed and slurped some new Yuuki-cha oolong this morning, and now sniffing/sipping some Jin Guan Yin from Norbu.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Herb_Master » Oct 26th, '11, 16:21

I concentrate 1. on 'Deep Sipping' a fullish moutful which I let permeate all parts of my lips, tongue, cheeks, roof of mouth and then let it slide down my throat.

Occasionally at the back end of an infusion I will 2. slurp to see if I can find any different fragrance or other nuances. Throwing the tea around the roof of the mouth, to allow maximum penetration of aroma up the back of the nose.

If slurping does not bring forth anything new, I then go into 3. quick gulping by moving the liquid quickly to the back of my mouth and let it cascade slowly down my throat.

Of these I tend to employ (1.) the 'Deep Sipping' technique when in TeaShops trying new teas. I was remonstrated for this by Hojo and his staff, who seem to think when trying a new tea you should use solely technique no 3. so that you can test out the length and strength of the aftertaste. :roll: My usual enjoyment of tea is not 'all' about aftertaste, so when left to my own devices, I revert to technique no 1 and throw the other 2 in occasionally.

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by brandon » Oct 26th, '11, 18:01

1) sniff
2) sip and swirl
3) slurp

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Chip » Oct 26th, '11, 18:15

For the most serious tasters out there, perhaps I should have added "spit." :twisted:

Begin with snif of everything from the dry leaqves, the warming dry leaves, the steeped leaves ... then slurp and sip ... and as the tea fades maybe even gulp to a degree. I will chug even SLT on ice.

TD is great. Began with Silver organic from O-Cha with the Mrs. And just finished Kame gyokuro also from O-Cha. Great bag of Kame that has come to an end, sadly ... but great memories!

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by nrstooge » Oct 26th, '11, 20:32

usually sip.. with some sniffing going on inbetween...

Chip - What possessed you to put snort in there? :lol:

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Jspigs » Oct 26th, '11, 20:42

I sniff, sip, slurp, and gulp. Not necessarily in that order

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Chip » Oct 26th, '11, 21:24

nrstooge wrote:Chip - What possessed you to put snort in there? :lol:

MATCHAAAAAAA!!!

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by IPT » Oct 26th, '11, 21:57

hahaha! :lol:

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Re: Wednesday TeaDay 10/26/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by maxxum » Oct 27th, '11, 08:40

1. sip
2. snif
having a delightful cup of golden springs. mmmmmm good!

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Re: Wed/Thurs TeaDay 10/26-27/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Chip » Oct 27th, '11, 15:22

... news of the day ...

Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery TA SO is now posted for members to review.

The TA SO will go live at 6 pm Eastern USA time.

You can view the topic here:
http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=16446

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Re: Wed/Thurs TeaDay 10/26-27/11 "Slurrrrrrp, SLURRRRRP?"

by Chip » Oct 27th, '11, 15:30

Began the TD with a prelim tasting of this years Yame Fukamushi from Den's with the Mrs.
Sniffed, sniffed, sniffed, slurped, sipped ...

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