2/29/08, a BONUS TeaDay, Friday

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Do you have "Personal TEA Ceremony or Ceremonies" or rituals in your preparation and enjoyment of TEA?

Yes, virtually everytime I drink tea
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16%
Yes, most of the time I drink tea
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16%
Sometimes when I drink tea
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29%
No, not really
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29%
Definately not
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10%
 
Total votes: 51

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Feb 29th, '08, 23:30
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by Wesli » Feb 29th, '08, 23:30

Today was a fair teaday for I.
Began with a hefty two bowls of tamaryokucha. Followed by... Kabusecha? Then got to my houde order and had a gongfu session of a 2000 Yiwu. Followed eventually by some more Kabusecha.

Now I've got "The Art of Tea" magazine staring me down...

This teaday is not yet over...

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Mar 1st, '08, 00:08
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by Space Samurai » Mar 1st, '08, 00:08

I had some kukicha and some shin-ryoku sencha, both from Den's. I also had some TGY from Rishi, then my favorite TGY from Just4tea.

I also tried to drink tea like normal Americans. I put some tap water in a mug, and microwaved it for two minutes and tossed in one of the teabags I got from Mighty Leaf, steeping it till the tea was a "good color."

OMG, HOW DO PEOPLE DRINK THAT? It's no wonder tea isn't more popular.

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Mar 1st, '08, 02:44
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by skywarrior » Mar 1st, '08, 02:44

I guess I'm really puzzled by tea ceremonies. It seems odd, mainly because I drink so much of it, I would have no time for anything else.

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Mar 1st, '08, 02:55
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by Space Samurai » Mar 1st, '08, 02:55

Finishing the night with some silver needle.

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Mar 1st, '08, 03:06
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by Chip » Mar 1st, '08, 03:06

Finished my TeaDay with a blend of Karigane Gyokuro and Matcha..love this stuff.

Made it rather unceremoniously by putting some in a self fill teabag and had it with dinner while visiting my parents.

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Mar 1st, '08, 11:26
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by osadczuk » Mar 1st, '08, 11:26

This is incredibly late, for I am fighting the flu (and the last two kids have it :? )

No ceremony for me - no time. I enjoy my tea, don't get me wrong, but with a long ceremony I wouldn't be able to ever brew it. I simply don't have that much free time. That's another reason I *heart* my TriniTEA.

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Mar 1st, '08, 15:58
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by olivierco » Mar 1st, '08, 15:58

Teasweetie wrote:
olivierco wrote:Rooibos to end this bonus teaday.


Which rooibos do you like to drink?



Just rooibos, unflavored.

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Mar 1st, '08, 16:01
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by olivierco » Mar 1st, '08, 16:01

Chip wrote:Yes, I have noted our differing styles a long time ago. I tend to use less leaf than you for longer times. I get 5 steeps this way...any more and I might get bored. The Sencha Premium appears to be asamushi and thus is very tolerable to using more leaf...so, you will likely enjoy more leaf. Yet, I would be curious of your reaction to trying my parameters.


I looked in my fridge and there wasn't any sencha premium. So I have just ordered one package to be able to test your brewing parameters. Next week-end, if the post is not too slow.

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