New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar question!

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Peyton Manning just signed a 96 Million $ contract. Which got me thinking about super stars and their mega millions. What do they do with all this money? What in the world you would do?

Purchase a few Tea Plantations
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6%
Hagi
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6%
Never drink a "daily grade tea" again
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9%
Make some tea purchases that I have always held off on due to cost
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11%
Make some teaware purchases that I have always held off on due to cost
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12%
Start a tea business
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Drop everything and TeaTour
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10%
Become a full time TeaVangelist
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Build a TeaRoom of my dreams
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Build a TeaRoom of my dreams and attach the home of my dreams to it
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12%
TeaGarden ... you know ... an Asian influenced garden
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I would not TeaChange anything
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Other
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4%
 
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by JBaymore » Mar 22nd, '12, 08:43

Poohblah wrote:put it under the mattress. Continue as if nothing had ever happened.
JBaymore wrote:free piece of land my good friend has offered me in Japan
I hear those aren't easy to come by!
No they aren't. It is a flabbergastingly generous offer. And I'd love someday to be able to take him up on it. Likely never will happen. But.... "never says never" :wink: .

Maybe I should buy lottery tickets? :lol:

best,

.................john

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by Pawel » Mar 22nd, '12, 11:22

When I read :
JBaymore wrote:
Poohblah wrote:
Maybe I should buy lottery tickets? :lol:
it sprang to my mind, that if I won the money, I would, to be honest… never work :oops:

I couldn’t definitely resist to buy top price stuff I like, no matter if I really needed it or not (tea on the top of the list),

travel the world round and... wake up to be bankrupt one day.
I don’t deserve the money, it would be a complete mistake.

Gyokuro at the moment.

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by JRS22 » Mar 22nd, '12, 14:09

I already purchase whatever tea I really really want, but what sprung to mind is that I would be able to collect teaware. Still no $96m, but I decided not to wait for delivery of the money, and so I'm treating myself to a Seong-il tea tray. And maybe a houhin....... I've picked out the tray, but not the houhin.

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by artmom » Mar 23rd, '12, 09:26

Settle some money on my sons and their children. Give some to certain charities.

Buy a private jet; hire a great pilot and fly to all the places I still would like to see and to some that I would love to see again, particularly my birth country of Scotland. With oxygen and other disabling health issues, it's too difficult for me to travel via public air lines.

I would purchase a one level home; hire a cook (don't need a chef), housekeeper, chauffeur, gardener,and a personal tea master. :D

Don't want much, do I? :lol:

Lyn

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by JBaymore » Mar 23rd, '12, 13:14

artmom wrote:Settle some money on my sons and their children. Give some to certain charities.

Buy a private jet; hire a great pilot and fly to all the places I still would like to see and to some that I would love to see again, particularly my birth country of Scotland. With oxygen and other disabling health issues, it's too difficult for me to travel via public air lines.

I would purchase a one level home; hire a cook (don't need a chef), housekeeper, chauffeur, gardener,and a personal tea master. :D

Don't want much, do I? :lol:

Lyn

May you win Powerball. :)

best,

................john

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by GreenwoodStudio » Mar 23rd, '12, 15:20

I'd be buying a couple of these :)

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AKAR's Yunomi show opened today, man these go fast!!

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by artmom » Mar 24th, '12, 10:39

JBaymore wrote:
artmom wrote:Settle some money on my sons and their children. Give some to certain charities.

Buy a private jet; hire a great pilot and fly to all the places I still would like to see and to some that I would love to see again, particularly my birth country of Scotland. With oxygen and other disabling health issues, it's too difficult for me to travel via public air lines.

I would purchase a one level home; hire a cook (don't need a chef), housekeeper, chauffeur, gardener,and a personal tea master. :D

Don't want much, do I? :lol:

Lyn

May you win Powerball. :)

best,

................john
Thanks, John!!

Lyn

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by galatea_chained » Mar 24th, '12, 18:03

After paying off my student debt, I might open up a restaurant. A small cafe, with great tea, of course!

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by Proinsias » Mar 25th, '12, 09:29

96 million? The mind boggles, one of the first purchases would be a nice cake of aged sheng to help recover from the inevitable champagnefest.

A 2005 sheng brick today on what feels like the first day of summer in Glasgow. My body is soaking up the sunshine and warmth.
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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by AdamMY » Mar 25th, '12, 15:28

So after really giving this some thought, I would instantly put away 64 million into savings and investments. With the remaining money, I would definitely go on tea and teaware trips to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and parts of China. Some teaware I know I must acquire would be a Kaneta Masanao Chawan ( maybe two one for show one for use), as ever since I have seen pictures of his work I have been incredibly enamored with his pieces.

I would also use a good chunk of that money to help spread knowledge about tea, either through working with a couple universities to set up Teaware art exhibits in some of their galleries.

I am not saying I would not buy top quality tea, but for the most part I would continue to keep on exploring, and the money would help me accomplish that easier, and make me not need to worry so much about sticking strictly to my budget.

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by wh&yel-apprentice » Mar 25th, '12, 20:27

artmom wrote:
JBaymore wrote:
artmom wrote:Settle some money on my sons and their children. Give some to certain charities.

Buy a private jet; hire a great pilot and fly to all the places I still would like to see and to some that I would love to see again, particularly my birth country of Scotland. With oxygen and other disabling health issues, it's too difficult for me to travel via public air lines.

I would purchase a one level home; hire a cook (don't need a chef), housekeeper, chauffeur, gardener,and a personal tea master. :D

Don't want much, do I? :lol:

Lyn

May you win Powerball. :)

best,

................john
Thanks, John!!

Lyn
current PB is *only* est $40Mil, MegaMillions is currently est cash value of $255Mil <<<can play this in TN also :mrgreen:

96Mil ain't really much. Buy a private jet, go big or go home>>> Gulfstream 650's start delivery later this year>>> est $65Mil, but you have to have 'connections' to be on the already pre-determined 200 positions for the 4yr run of production, or buy a position for a 'premium'. All the billionaires like Oprah and such are droolin to get one :).

Meh, I'd prolly do like Rudy K and try to corner the rare tea market (buy Romanee Conti 1945 by the case out of the some 400+ bottles produced that year....find some magnums of same, then sell off 1/2 my cache for 5-10x the price I paid for it...like Dire Straits/Sting sang...money for nothin, and yer chicks fer free). Corner the rare tea market? Buy up entire harvests of all of the best Phoenix Dan Congs, each and every year :mrgreen: (yeah, lotsa peeps would hate me :twisted: )

..course you'd have to worry about the 'fakes' that some billionaire tea drinker might try to sue yer arse in multiple lawsuits >>>hmm, move to Hong Kong and buy a free standing lot/home >>> read these start around $35M USD for tiny 4k sq/ft homes :( <<< damn 96Mil ain't really much, I need billions like Oprah.

drinking some Jasmine flavors green tea from Wing Hop Fung<<< don't like it, the green tea part of it gets that stomach upsetting/bitter feeling when brewed too strong, and mostly the tea flavor is overpowered by the Jasmine. Need a 'old skol' jasmine scented black/red tea.

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by wh&yel-apprentice » Mar 25th, '12, 20:30

nnn after cornering the rare tea market, I'd go after the rare tea pot market, all the auction prices would soar 5-10x after I go on a buying/hoarding spree :twisted:

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by SlientSipper » Mar 27th, '12, 00:24

I'd buy a lot of Red Robe Oolong with that kinda money.

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by Lerxst2112 » Mar 27th, '12, 10:02

I would get some land somewhere to subsistence farm, and also start a little tea farm. With that little farm, a small store front/education centre. I would make sure that my parents were comfortable in their old age. A small amount would be invested in a fairly good yield savings account which earns interest. A small amount would go towards several months in Asia with Bryan so that we could visit plantations, and experience Asia with no worries or boundaries. The rest would be donated.

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Re: New TeaDay Wed /3/21/12 96 million dollar questionon!

by Chip » Mar 30th, '12, 16:56

I checked just about every box, even the conflicting ones. Teaware, tearoom, house to attach the tearoom, and of course lots and lots of good tea. I don't however want to be known a suckah with lots of dough ... and have everyone trying to sell me only the most expensive stuff.

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