2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

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Do you have a 'Go To' Tea, one that you usually reach for without thinking? Please share what type of tea that would fit the bill.

Yes, I do
13
22%
No, I don't
1
2%
I don't think so
1
2%
Black
4
7%
Green
9
16%
Oolong
10
17%
Pu-erh
3
5%
White
1
2%
Yellow
0
No votes
Herbal
1
2%
Other
0
No votes
China
4
7%
India
1
2%
Japan
7
12%
Sri Lanka/Ceylon
1
2%
India/Darjeeling Region
0
No votes
Taiwan
1
2%
USA
1
2%
Other country
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 58

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2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by Chip » Feb 20th, '13, 12:31

Been a rough week or so around here, just now actually getting back to my 'Go To' Tea. Got me to wondering, do most of you have a 'Go To' Tea? ... and if so please share with us which type.

You will have 3 options today, and please feel free to share any other information you deem pertinent to the discussion! (Or not pertinent for that matter! :mrgreen: )

Enjoy your TeaDay and bottoms up!

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by Devoted135 » Feb 20th, '13, 12:53

I've been exploring the world of oolong for the past few months, and the world of Japanese greens even more recently. I've found teas that I love in both styles (and splurged on plenty of "necessary" teaware in the process :lol:), but both still seem like a like of effort if I'm busy or tired. So, my go-to is still black tea right now. I can brew up a great pot on autopilot and then all I have to do is pour and sip for the next hour or so. :D

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by debunix » Feb 20th, '13, 18:24

I don't think I do have a single 'go to' tea. I do have several that I reach for when I need comfortable tea without a lot of fuss, including several shu puerhs (e.g., Norbu's Lao Cha Tou brick, Menghai golden needle white lotus, and the 'mystery' puerh from the back of Dad's cupboard); a couple of oolongs (fancy spring TGY from several sources, SeaDyke red label TKY); and the Korean Hwang Cha from Hankook, a no-fail tea.

Today, I had to brew up a thermos several hours in advance of a long meeting, so it was the 'mystery' puerh, brewed up in the giant dragon Yixing that was also an inheritance from Dad. I tried to pay attention to the dragon's tongue, after some discussions in another topic here, and while it did pop forward as the pot emptied during the pour, it didn't have any particular sound effect associated with it: is it supposed to?

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(one more edit: we only have one option in the vote above)

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by Chip » Feb 20th, '13, 19:35

Ooops, forgot to increase the vote options to 3.

And done!

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by debunix » Feb 20th, '13, 20:14

(increased my vote to 'not really' but sort of 'puerh' and 'oolong')

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by Running for Tea » Feb 20th, '13, 20:53

My go to brew is some asamushi sencha! If you asked me the same question a year ago, I probably would have said fukamushi sencha. Maybe next year it will be chumushi :lol:

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by amaranto » Feb 21st, '13, 00:07

Though this may change over time, I always reach for the Bai Mu Dan or Tie Guan Yin when I can't decide on what to drink and just want some tea. I guess it's because I can drink them no matter what mood I'm in.

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by JRS22 » Feb 21st, '13, 15:46

Sencha Otsuusan from O-Cha is the tea that I'm always ready to drink - tired, sick, rushed, happy,relaxed, etc. Then I can move on to wuyi oolongs, Chinese greens, Puerh etc. The only time it doesn't seem 'right' is when I'm about to have Gyokuro.

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by AdamMY » Feb 22nd, '13, 20:14

I honestly don't, but theres oddly been little joking about my tea selection method lately. That is take out all my teas and slowly put them away while staring at them as I realize I do not want to have that particular tea.

Its a good thing my kettle takes so long to boil, it takes a very long time for me to pick out what tea I want to have most days.

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by dshu » Feb 22nd, '13, 20:45

Voted for japanese green. I never grow tired of sencha :mrgreen:

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by Snooteaperson » Feb 24th, '13, 17:46

Peppermint for me. Oolong is my favorite, but I'm caffeine sensitive, so nothing stronger than a white after the PM. With mint, it's good for any time of day. =)

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by sandra » Feb 28th, '13, 04:35

i love my Japanese greens. :D

recently, i bought a bai sha lu and love it to take to work & in the train. A 'simple' tea, yet delightful. Pennies saved on that go to high grade sencha :)

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Re: 2/20/12 'Go To' Tea?

by Maneki Neko » Mar 20th, '13, 02:37

Organic Yame fukamushi sencha and organic masala chai teabags. These are my favourites that I never get tired of.

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