Sunday is TeaDay, 4/27/08

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Friday's philosophical TeaDay "colloquium" centered upon which tea would you be, today, we get deep again. What teaware would you be?

Teapot
8
18%
ingenuiTEA or similar
2
5%
Infuser cup, infuser basket
3
7%
Teacup
5
11%
Big mug
1
2%
Teaspoon or scoop
3
7%
Digital scale
3
7%
Kettle
3
7%
Gaiwan
6
14%
Tea tin
0
No votes
Tray
3
7%
Other
7
16%
 
Total votes: 44

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Sunday is TeaDay, 4/27/08

by Chip » Apr 27th 08 6:43 am

Yesterday, we discussed caffeine and bedtimes. I was amazed that by far, the highest vote getter was drinking tea right up to bed time. I would not have guessed that. You may still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Welcome everyone to TeaDay. Fill your pot and share with everyone what is in your cup today, all day! Frequent updates are a must. :wink: Make sure you check out what is in everyone else's cup...that is at least half the fun. If you need to, you can reflect back on your TeaDay.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is inspired by Friday's. I have left Friday's poll and discussion topic open so you can still vote and discuss that as well since it is related.

So, today we get philosophical again. What teaware would you be...and why? Have fun or be dead serious, whatever floats your tealeaves today. You can pick whatever teaware you want...

See you all on TeaDay. Remember to smell your tea...
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by Terrasi » Apr 27th 08 7:02 am

I chose teaspoon because I always want to be perfect but never really am. Just like a teaspoon is never really the perfect amount for every tea.

In my cup now: Some type of darjeeling with lemongrass in it, just experimenting.

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by Space Samurai » Apr 27th 08 7:20 am

I'd be Hagi yaki. Imperfect, impermanent goodness.

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by Trioxin » Apr 27th 08 7:20 am

I also choose teaspoon because I like to stick and stir.... well.... I choose teaspoon

currently drinking..... Pu! 2006 Ancient Tea Mountain Co. Long Yuan Hao

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by omegapd » Apr 27th 08 7:21 am

Big mug for no other reason than I'm a pretty big guy. 8)

Green Pekoe for me this morning at work...

EW

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by olivierco » Apr 27th 08 7:22 am

As I was unable to answer the poll yesterday, it would be the same today.


This morning Keemun with breakfast

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by PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 27th 08 7:26 am

I voted for a gaiwan, my latest big interest is puerh tea and I can't wait to get my order from puerhshop so I can jump into it.

Nothing in the cup now, heading to bed!

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by Trioxin » Apr 27th 08 7:31 am

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:I voted for a gaiwan, my latest big interest is puerh tea and I can't wait to get my order from puerhshop so I can jump into it.

Nothing in the cup now, heading to bed!
Oh yeah... we will convert you all.

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by chrl42 » Apr 27th 08 7:33 am

This is easy. I want to be a antique yixing teapot.
The one you pay a dollar to see and a million to own.

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by olivierco » Apr 27th 08 9:31 am

I tried this morning for the first time making Koicha (Thick matcha).
I used Wakamatsu-no-mukashi (Ippodo). The flavor was far better than as usacha, no trace of astringency at all, strong taste and very long and pleasant aftertaste.

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by witches brew » Apr 27th 08 12:47 pm

At least in my professional life, I would be a tea tray. The one that holds the project together, being sure everyone is present to do their bit, and the one who catches the spills and keeps them from doing any harm.

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by Sydney » Apr 27th 08 12:51 pm

I guess I'd have to be a mouthbrewing device.

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by Eastree » Apr 27th 08 1:05 pm

Tongs.

Some people find them indispensable, but most have no real use for it, though they never criticize those who need them.

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by Aphroditea » Apr 27th 08 2:27 pm

I am chosing infuser because I see the leaves and flowers and spices and whatever else you want to put in your infuser as all the experiences that I've accumulated in my life.

Then the hot water IS life and my interaction with individuals outside of myself - at the point of interaction I am effected by the outside world and the outside world and those in it are effected by how I transmit my experiences.


okay there ya have it.

in my cup - Oriental Spice with milk and honey

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by Ed » Apr 27th 08 3:00 pm

:o That was deep, Aphro.