Favorite fruit?

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Favorite fruit?

by Chip » Sep 26th, '14, 23:44

Happy ShinPom (new harvest pomegranate)

Well off the Tea path ... or is it, really? I find myself pondering this as I partake of the first of many of my favorite fruit over the next 6 or so months. There parallels.

But what is your fave fruit or fruits and why? Does your fruit and your enjoyment of it perhaps have parallels to tea ...

Poll coming.

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by Puk » Sep 27th, '14, 10:32

Favorite is the Water Apple (rose apple, wax apple). Crisp. Light. Fragrant. Tangy. Like biting into a rose.
I don't think I would eat it with tea, but now I see that I like crisp, light and fragrant flavors.
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What about you, Chip? You didn't answer your own question. How does pomegranate (another of my favs) have parallels to tea?

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by Evan Draper » Sep 27th, '14, 14:22

Man, I have a soft spot for fruit. My favorite is the custard apple, or the cherimoya. For special occasions only, as they are really expensive around here. Strong perfume with a bit of funk. Pawpaws are more readily available substitute. I do like to serve fruit at tea gatherings. I'd say I appreciate fragrant, funky teas but perhaps in the reverse ratio. Oh man, now you've got me jonesing....

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by yalokinh » Sep 28th, '14, 11:49

Lived in a very warm climate for a while so just the generic tropical fruits are my absolute favorite: mango, starfruit, coconut (I count as fruit), bananas, and I really love citrus: pommelo, oranges, limes, grapefruit, etc...
as well as some foreign fruits, rambutan, lychee, longan, prickly pear fruit (AKA tuna), jackfruit and even durian!
I don't have a single favorite.

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by kyarazen » Sep 29th, '14, 00:23

durian!!.....


:D

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by Puk » Sep 29th, '14, 08:36

kyarazen wrote:durian!!.....


:D
*runs for life
(what kind of tea would this imply...?)

:mrgreen:

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by thirst » Sep 29th, '14, 12:13

Durian, mangosteen, lychees, and a particular kind of orange mango.

I guess I like the flowery and fruity flavors of some teas? I loved these fruits before I loved tea, that’s for sure.

Oh, I think I’ve stumbled upon a parallel: while I do enjoy fruit like mangosteens tremendously, they were never a staple fruit for me, and not only because they’re seasonal. It’s similar to how I presently can’t imagine constantly drinking Darjeelings. (My staple tea is basically a cheap, mellow Dianhong. It’s unlikely I’ll get sick of drinking it too much.)

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by entropyembrace » Sep 29th, '14, 12:34

Hmmm...pretty much any citrus could fight for top spot. I think this has more to do with my coffee preferences than tea though. I can't think of any tea that's very citrusy :)

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by Poseidon » Sep 29th, '14, 13:33

Pineapple

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by tinols » Sep 30th, '14, 02:21

an 80% ripe persimmon.

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by Jspigs » Oct 2nd, '14, 11:58

Puk wrote:
kyarazen wrote:durian!!.....


:D
*runs for life
(what kind of tea would this imply...?)

:mrgreen:
Perhaps a not so nice ripe puerh?

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by entropyembrace » Oct 2nd, '14, 12:35

tinols wrote:an 80% ripe persimmon.
uhhhh...sweet or astringent? :shock:

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by tinols » Oct 2nd, '14, 12:42

entropyembrace wrote:
tinols wrote:an 80% ripe persimmon.
uhhhh...sweet or astringent? :shock:
Not too sweet and very crunchy!!!

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by kyarazen » Oct 2nd, '14, 13:23

tinols wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:
tinols wrote:an 80% ripe persimmon.
uhhhh...sweet or astringent? :shock:
Not too sweet and very crunchy!!!
i like them close to 100% ripe... bursting with ripe juices! with only the flappy rinds having some light crunchy texture left :)

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Re: Favorite fruit?

by tinols » Oct 2nd, '14, 14:27

kyarazen wrote:
tinols wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:
tinols wrote:an 80% ripe persimmon.
uhhhh...sweet or astringent? :shock:
Not too sweet and very crunchy!!!
i like them close to 100% ripe... bursting with ripe juices! with only the flappy rinds having some light crunchy texture left :)
I'm talking about fuyu seedless. Sooo good. In fact, I'm enjoying one right now.

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