Mon 2/04/08 How much was your last round of TeaOrders?

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How much was your last round of TeaOrders (leaf only, no teaware)?

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Feb 4th, '08, 22:00
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by Cinnamon Kitty » Feb 4th, '08, 22:00

Chip wrote:
LavenderPekoe wrote:
Mary R wrote:I'm starting to think we should adopt "Coffee is better than bad tea" as some sort of slogan...
No way. Coffee = Ick. cannot ever beat tea...even vile tea.
It doesn't beat it. It is simply a substitute when even the tea water tastes of coffee or the bagged tea tastes like dirt or even both.

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Feb 4th, '08, 22:05
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by scruffmcgruff » Feb 4th, '08, 22:05

I started on the tea late tonight, but it was worth it. I had a Yu Lan Xiang dan cong from tea habitat. I won't spoil it for the others who may have this tea waiting for them though. :)

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Feb 4th, '08, 22:21
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by daughteroftheKing » Feb 4th, '08, 22:21

"Even bad tea is better than coffee" 8)

Started & ended the day with Darjeeling 22 & rosebuds. I love that smooth summer harvest tea with the added taste (& benefits) of roses.
At work, enjoyed White Tropics all day.

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Feb 4th, '08, 23:01
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by Salsero » Feb 4th, '08, 23:01

Started the day with a high quality Assam, a Mangalam FTGFOP1, that for some reason just came out horrible at the office, like every other Assam I've tried to brew there! I don't know if it's the water or the plastic Bodum kettle or my attitude, but it is really hard to get an acceptable result from Assams there. Tomorrow I'm trying a simple but tasty Yunnan black (Hong Cha) from Simao that Scott calls Simao Hong Piao Xiang. Maybe I'll try taking the Brita filter. What irritation! Hope the Assam curse doesn't extend as far as Simao.

Later in the day I shared an inexpensive Chinese green, Gui Ping Xi Shan, from Guangxi Province with a client. That was nice, tasting a bit of raw cashews, grass, with an aftertaste that lingers pleasantly.

Late afternoon and into the early evening it was Firefly (Fuka's favorite tea) a light Margaret's Hope darjeeling black sold by The Simple Leaf. Unfortunately, the tea is over a year old and there was only a little left in the bag and ... well let's just say the luster was gone.

In the words of Kurt Vonnegut (and more recently Chip):


(Ooo, by way of parenthesis, have discovered a Ceylon that I am absolutely grooving on. It's from the Vithanakande Estate in the Ratnapura region of Ceylon. I never knew Ceylons could be like this, but it is apparently typical of that region. It is as dark in color as an Assam or Chinese black, has a similar big and full taste but with a little dash of citrus and without the smokiness of Chinese blacks or the maltiness of Assams. Well, I'm sorry to say what it's NOT, but I haven't quite yet figured a vocabulary to say what this stuff IS.)

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Feb 5th, '08, 00:31
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by Wesli » Feb 5th, '08, 00:31


So I cleaned out my tea-station.

Must have tossed a few kilograms of leaf.

Just made some hika.

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Feb 5th, '08, 00:59
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by skywarrior » Feb 5th, '08, 00:59

Today I received some green tea in teabags from my sister. (Bentley). I know she was being nice. I will call and thank her.

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Feb 5th, '08, 01:16
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by Chip » Feb 5th, '08, 01:16

skywarrior wrote:Today I received some green tea in teabags from my sister. (Bentley). I know she was being nice. I will call and thank her.
Everybody wants you to drink green, why do you continue to fight it? :idea:

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Feb 5th, '08, 02:11
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by Space Samurai » Feb 5th, '08, 02:11

For Today:

Chiyo Mukashi (Matcha)
Chiyo Mukashi
Golden Yunnan
Chiyo Mukashi
Chiyo Mukashi
Chiyo Mukashi
Rishi's Kuki-matcha. Kind of stale, but warm and green, and most importantly, low in caffiene so I don't over do it and die.

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Feb 5th, '08, 02:41
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by Chip » Feb 5th, '08, 02:41

WOW, space...I knew you were on the green powder, but I had no idea.

That is sooo cool that you are sooo into it.

I always have matcha open, but have not been able to break away from the infused leaf. I know if I have any questions where to go.

In fact, there are so many resident authorities here, it is quite impressive!