11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. It is 11/11/11 and will be 11:11:11 ... What tea will you/were you drinking when the moment strikes/struck? Please share. 2 votes

Black
4
12%
Oolong
6
18%
Green
4
12%
White
1
3%
Pu-erh
1
3%
Herbal
1
3%
Other, please share
1
3%
Bonus Chinese
7
21%
Bonus, Japanese
2
6%
Bonus, Indian
1
3%
Bonus, Ceylon
2
6%
Bonus, Taiwanese
1
3%
Bonus, other
2
6%
 
Total votes: 33

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11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Chip » Nov 11th 11 6:26 am

Welcome everyone to 11/11/11 11:11:11 TeaDay. Please be sure to stop in throughout the day and share what is in your cup ... and discuss the topic of the day.

Yesterday we discussed snack food. Please continue to discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. It is 11/11/11 and will be 11:11:11 ... What tea were you drinking when the moment struck? Please share.

We are all looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Herb_Master » Nov 11th 11 10:05 am

A little early for me for tea. I shall have a reflective moment or 2 with a cup of stove top expresso.

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by JBaymore » Nov 11th 11 2:03 pm

Is 11/11/11 11:11:11 when we START to brew... or when we finish brewing.... or when we take the first sip? :wink:

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by JRS22 » Nov 11th 11 3:38 pm

I won't be drinking tea at exactly 11:11 am, but I know that before and after I'll continue to enjoy the Puerh that I started at 8:30 am. Its the last of a Mandarin Tearoom sample of 2000 Hon Tai Chang's Chi Tse Pin Cooked Pierh. The first few steeps were not that appealing to me but now that I've gone past 5 steeps each steep is better than the one before.

Good Puerh never gets boring.

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Chip » Nov 11th 11 4:56 pm

JBaymore wrote:Is 11/11/11 11:11:11 when we START to brew... or when we finish brewing.... or when we take the first sip? :wink:
Brew when you like, like when you brew. :mrgreen:

I was not drinking tea at the exact moment. Tea leaves were sitting cold and wet from first tea of the day, Guricha Gokujo from Xell with the Mrs. Came out really nice today!

And I will be brewing again soon ...

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Drae » Nov 11th 11 7:25 pm

I've been drinking this wuyi from yunnan sourcing all morning. I think I probably should have used more leaf in my pot, but it's still been delicious. I think this is the most "standard" tasting tea of the oolongs I've been taking for test drives. It's got a strong tea base, a very very slight astringency, but a very smooth sweetness on the back-end. This is my third steep, and it's the best so far.

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Firemoss » Nov 11th 11 7:56 pm

At 11/11/11 I was drinking the most awful of teas for the caffeine: a horrible, dry, dusty, stale fishy genmaicha, with more rice than tea, available from the only local loose-leaf tea store in the territory. This store carries five teas. :cry:
I ran out of 'real' tea and I'm waiting (not-so-patiently) for at least one of six orders to arrive...
So I'm wondering: does this mean that what comes after this auspicious tea-moment must surely get better? Or is this prophetic tea-moment an evil omen of worse to come... :?:

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by NOESIS » Nov 12th 11 12:39 am

When the moment struck, I was on my second cup of Ruby Black (Sun Moon Lake #18) from Norbu. Yummy stuff.

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by iannon » Nov 12th 11 12:47 am

i was at work tea-less but my first tea of 11-11-11 was a Yancha SX from Puershop

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by debunix » Nov 12th 11 1:46 am

I was working on some Yin Zhen Silver Needle from Jing Tea Shop this morning. Did not mark the time, too crazy/busy at work. But a good tea day nonetheless, now working with some Diamond TGY from Norbu.

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by entropyembrace » Nov 12th 11 2:11 am

At 11/11/11 11:11:11 I was enjoying sleeping in on the first day of my long weekend :lol:

Then much like Herb_Master I started caffienating with some espresso...two double shots just after lunch...and now I´m getting near to the end of a session of Yamashita Jirushi Gyokuro :mrgreen:

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Chip » Nov 12th 11 7:29 am

TD continued with Rou Gui from IPT served up in Seong-il pot, pitcher and cups. Since I did not specify 24 hour time, I was enjoying this at 11/11/11 11:11:11 pm. :mrgreen:

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Herb_Master » Nov 12th 11 11:09 am

I hope you managed to sleep well!

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by Chip » Nov 12th 11 12:57 pm

Herb_Master wrote:I hope you managed to sleep well!
Well, it was a later steep.

I slept well, but too short. :mrgreen:

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Re: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Besides that, TeaDay.

by debunix » Nov 12th 11 5:02 pm

At 11/11/11 11:11:11 pm PST, I was enjoying some 2010 Fall Lao Tai Di (Old Plantation) Qing Xin from Norbu, bulk brewed for the thermos, on a long drive home. Haven't yet decided what tea to start today with yet.