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I have just received a report from the USDA from a tea importer friend of mine. All tea imports from China are to be placed in quarantine for at least 6 months. Will this cause you to switch to Japanese teas?

I already drink almost exclusively Japanese green tea
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31%
Yes, I will finally make the switch to Japanese green teas
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10%
No, I will not make the switch, I will hoard Chinese teas and wait out the quarrantine
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24%
No, I would sooner drink lawn clipping brew
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8%
I am shocked and have no idea what I will do...or Other
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27%
 
Total votes: 49

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tuesday, TEADAY, 4/01/08

by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 02:50

Once again, in case you missed my thanx from yesterday, thank you all for the birthday wishes...it was a TEArific TeaDay.

Welcome one and all to TeaDay. So, grab a cup of tea, share it with all of cyber space right here...we all want to hear what is in your cup today...all day (or whenever you can share with us). Make sure you also see what is in everyone else's cup as well.

So, the drama unfolds regarding Chinese tea import bans effective TODAY. All imported tea will be quarantined for a minimum of 6 months due to contamination fears. This is very alarming news since many of us drink a lot of Chinese teas. So, what do you do if or when tea supplies dry up here in the USA? Please share what would you do if your favorite teas suddenly become unavalable?

WOW, April is finally here, I see fools everywhere.

Have a great TeaDay...see you here.

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by Terrasi » Apr 1st, '08, 03:07

A quarantine, why? Should I be worried about any tea of Chinese origin I currently possess?

Of the tea I do get from china (jasmine), I think I have enough.

Since I mentioned it, jasmine I shall drink today.

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by trent » Apr 1st, '08, 03:50

:shock: :shock: :shock:
This better be an april fools joke!

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by Trey Winston » Apr 1st, '08, 04:01

If this is indeed the case, I will hoard. Not much white tea coming from Japan.
But it seems too unlikely to be true.

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by Trioxin » Apr 1st, '08, 04:14

I sure hope its a joke. I just spent $72 a couple of minutes ago on tea from a seller in China.

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by chrl42 » Apr 1st, '08, 04:29

As far as tea goes, Chinese goverment firmly asserts sanitization in production. I doubt if this is necessary. If it considered agrichemicals, neither chinese or japanese teas on safe ground. So buying top-notch teas would be best choice. Otherwise, tea tree which is very vulnerable to bugs, tea farmers wouldn't be able to grow in mass production if not using agrichemicals.

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by olivierco » Apr 1st, '08, 06:18

I live in Europe :P

Anyway, I didn't know that China produced tea.

This morning my usual breakfast tea. Houjicha now for my lunch break

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by chrl42 » Apr 1st, '08, 07:15

I live in Europe

Anyway, I didn't know that China produced tea.
Didn't know France produced wine either, until you told me :roll:

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by Katmandu » Apr 1st, '08, 07:58

APRIL FOOLS CHIP!!!

FOR A SPLIT SECOND, YA HAD ME, BUT THEN NOT A CHANCE!! I'LL STILL BE DRINKING MY NEWLY PICKED CHINESE SPRING FLUSHES AS THEY COME IN... :D BUT OF COURSE I STILL LOVE THOSE JAPANESE GREENS TOO!

TODAY IM WAKING UP WITH ASSAM, MMM NICE AND BOLD.

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by Mary R » Apr 1st, '08, 08:21

Oh noes! A quarantine! There is no life without dian hong. No life at all.

Will my stash see me through? Alas...I drink too much tea for that. Woe.

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by CynTEAa » Apr 1st, '08, 08:21

Hmmm, I'll need some oolongs to get me through... :twisted:

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by Victoria » Apr 1st, '08, 09:34

CynTEAa wrote:Hmmm, I'll need some oolongs to get me through... :twisted:
Awww CynTEAa, give up the oolongs with me. We are just swimming upstream.

Looking into my cup, I see sencha Tokusen...TGIGreen TeaDay for me.

I love greens in case you did not already know that. I drink them almost all the time. I love the freshness of the aroma and the flavor. Sometimes I like their intensity...other times I like their subtlety. Some, I like their green leaf, others I like their artistic leaf.

I do not know if this is a phase I am going through, or a lifetime thing.
So pass the grass clippings and let's party! (PAR-TEA!).

Have a lovely day all and be careful of elaborate pranks!

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by Beanbean » Apr 1st, '08, 09:40

I think this must be an April Fool's joke. I drink Indian teas almost exclusively so this won't bother me at all. :P

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by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 09:41

Victoria wrote:
CynTEAa wrote:Hmmm, I'll need some oolongs to get me through... :twisted:
Awww CynTEAa, give up the oolongs with me. We are just swimming upstream.

Looking into my cup, I see sencha Tokusen...TGIGreen TeaDay for me.

I love greens in case you did not already know that. I drink them almost all the time. I love the freshness of the aroma and the flavor. Sometimes I like their intensity...other times I like their subtlety. Some, I like their green leaf, others I like their artistic leaf.

I do not know if this is a phase I am going through, or a lifetime thing.
So pass the grass clippings and let's party! (PAR-TEA!).

Have a lovely day all and be careful of elaborate pranks!

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by Chip » Apr 1st, '08, 09:43

Beanbean wrote:I think this must be an April Fool's joke. I drink Indian teas almost exclusively so this won't bother me at all. :P
It would be grossly irresponsible of me to pull such a prank that could send Tea Futures skyrocketting. :twisted:

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