Thursday is TeaDay, 6/12/08

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Which came first, the Tea Brewing Vessel or Tea?

Clearly the tea brewing vessel
Are you kidding, tea of course
It was a tie
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Thursday is TeaDay, 6/12/08

by Chip » Jun 12th, '08, 02:18

WOW...the last two TeaDays have been most exciting...and record setting as well. 108 posts for the Tuesday topic, and currently at 91 for the Wednesday topic. The previous record was 82 posts for any one TeaDay topic (and likely any one TeaChat topic for 42ish hours, the shelf life of a TeaChat topic)

Yesterday's poll results were very clear, the vast majority of TeaChatters discovered tea at home. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Welcome everyone to TeaDay...let's brew...and come back and share what is in our cups today...all day! If you need to, you can also reflect back on your TeaDay.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is whatever you make it to be. Historical, philosophical, comical...whatever brews your tea for you today. So share with us, your view on this topic.

I am as always looking forward to sharing cups with everyone on TeaDay. Bottoms up, refill, repeat many times....

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by trent » Jun 12th, '08, 03:15

Tea can be brewed in a simple cup/bowl, and those were around long before camellia sinesis, so i chose teaware. In my cup today... nothing, it's 12:15.

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by Trey Winston » Jun 12th, '08, 04:55

The tea came first, then the vessel. I started out with green tea bags, then rapidly advanced to loose leaf, then to whites. Somewhere in between I got a decent brewing vessel.

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by Beidao » Jun 12th, '08, 05:16

Trent: Were the bowls really teaware before they were used to tea?

In my cup: Sencha. Second steep now. After these leaves have give all flavor that's in them - no more Sencha in my home. Saying goodbye to it.

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by olivierco » Jun 12th, '08, 05:54

If it is called teaware, tea came obviously first.

This morning Keemun and now houjicha with my lunch

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by omegapd » Jun 12th, '08, 07:44

In my house, the tea came first. I didn't buy a teapot until a few years ago. I'd use a strainer and a mug before then...

Debating on what to have this morning. I have some Assam and Ceylon at work. I guess whichever one I grab first. I'm getting tired of this day shift already. It's too hot out there compared to my regular night shift.


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by Cinnamon Kitty » Jun 12th, '08, 07:55

Tea ware is meant for tea so tea needed to exist before the bowls, pots, and cups could be called tea ware.

The tea this morning is Casablanca Twist.

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tea leaves !

by laran7 » Jun 12th, '08, 08:04

I think someone might have tasted the leaves and thought - surely we can think of a better way of preparing these - :)

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by CynTEAa » Jun 12th, '08, 08:12

Tea first! It existed before the first leaf blew into a cup.

Started with Yunnan Gold...but will need more of something to get me going today. {YAWN}


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Rou Gui

by Salsero » Jun 12th, '08, 08:48

Geez, more oolong today, this time from the other end of the spectrum: Rou Gui, a Wuyi yan cha. If you’re like me, you love looking at and playing with the spent leaves. See that pile of leaves on the white saucer? Well, I spread them out just for you: Click on the photo so you can see detail of the spent leaves. On the green leaves, you can see the red marks which indicate the locations and degree of oxidation.
The pictured chataku is my precious first one, still my favorite and dearest even though I am becoming inundated with others.

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Everyone thinking good thoughts about Auggy and Dell today?

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by TimeforTea » Jun 12th, '08, 08:51

Good question. For me, it was a tie. I was visiting a friend, and on my way home stopped off at her local Whole Foods.

When I got to the tea and coffee aisle, I paid close attention to the tea brewing vessels. I spent some time reading the boxes, and viewing the different teaware. I ended up purchasing this Rishi sky blue colored, 1 cup, brew-in-the-cup, and a tin of Rishi loose leaf tea. Shortly after, I placed my first order with adagio. So began my love affair with brewing tea. :D


I rarely use this cup, however, because the infuser holes seem rather large. I should use it, though, because I'm sure it would be better than using the metal infuser I use now. I probably should figure out which tea leaves I could use this for. For now, it is sitting in the back of my tea cabinet's teaware shelf.

This morning, I had a mug of Jasmine #9. Is this real jasmine-infused tea, like Jasmine #12, or is the jasmine sprayed on?
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by TimeforTea » Jun 12th, '08, 08:56

olivierco wrote:If it is called teaware, tea came obviously first.

Good point. :lol:

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by TimeforTea » Jun 12th, '08, 08:57

Cinnamon Kitty wrote:The tea this morning is Casablanca Twist.

Hot or iced?

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Re: Rou Gui

by TimeforTea » Jun 12th, '08, 09:00

Salsero wrote:Click on the photo so you can see detail of the spent leaves. On the green leaves, you can see the red marks which indicate the locations and degree of oxidation.


    //Clic pic pls\\

Everyone thinking good thoughts about Auggy and Dell today?

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by Carnelian » Jun 12th, '08, 09:07

I said tea, seeing as that they couldn't specialize a device for brewing tea without the tea to specialize it to.

Drinking iced black currant flavored black this morning