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Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 am

hugodrax wrote:
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UncleBob wrote:
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Anyone interested in a tea box pass?
Interested? Sure.
Very much so.
Is anyone interested in a box pass showcasing tea? I figure if we could get eight or so folks it could get interesting. What should we focus on (assuming we have that many interested)? Local vendors? Only loose-leaf? Accessories? Should we include coffee?

Its all wide open. What do you think?
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 am

I was thinking about this last night. I'm definitely interested.

My thoughts were how to keep the teas intact and unsullied by each other. Scented/flavored teas would definitely take over. I'd think coffee might as well. But the more I think, the more I think it's a risk that must be taken.

Not everybody brews loose leaf or uses tea bags exclusively. I don't see much of a difference between the two.

Perhaps the rule should be "No Lipton or Red Rose?"
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Jester » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 am

I would like to be involved in a coffee one. I like tea but I don't know squat about good tea or the art of making it.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:47 am

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 am
I was thinking about this last night. I'm definitely interested.

My thoughts were how to keep the teas intact and unsullied by each other. Scented/flavored teas would definitely take over. I'd think coffee might as well. But the more I think, the more I think it's a risk that must be taken.

Not everybody brews loose leaf or uses tea bags exclusively. I don't see much of a difference between the two.

Perhaps the rule should be "No Lipton or Red Rose?"
Hmm... I guess we could double bag the tea to lessen the aromatic invasion. Or use those cheap Glad food storage containers:
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:50 am

Jester wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 am
I would like to be involved in a coffee one. I like tea but I don't know squat about good tea or the art of making it.
I don't know if there are that many who will participate but I don't see a problem with coffee included--if it is sealed well. Still, if you like tea, this could be an excuse to try some different styles and explore the subject.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Winton » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:49 pm

I am definitely in for a tea exchange. I think I have talked my wife into a date to go to this store again this weekend. Below is the first of many blends that I have bought.

http://www.adagio.com/white/white_grapefruit.html

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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:57 pm

Don't know much about teas, but I'm in.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm

Cool, Winton. I know crud about tea; really, it's all been trial and error. I must say my wife opened my eyes to the Japanese and Chinese teas. I never thought I'd be drinking oolong or green tea or be curious what grapefruit tea tastes like.

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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:08 pm

So here we are so far:

1. hugodrax
2. Winton
3. sweetandsour
4. UB

Anyone else interested? Jester?
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Winton » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm
I have a problem
I can relate. I probably have 20+ blends and my wife about as many as I do. She goes for normal and I go for exotic. Last year, my daughter went to a Teavana and asked for the weirdest tea they had. Boy did they take that as a challenge! Having some shortly. I am about to drink some now. It tastes like green tea, but the toasted rice floats on the top like a bunch of maggots.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... q93j18f3_b

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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:43 pm

Winton wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm
I have a problem
I can relate. I probably have 20+ blends and my wife about as many as I do. She goes for normal and I go for exotic. Last year, my daughter went to a Teavana and asked for the weirdest tea they had. Boy did they take that as a challenge! Having some shortly. I am about to drink some now. It tastes like green tea, but the toasted rice floats on the top like a bunch of maggots.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... q93j18f3_b
Genmaicha...my wife loves it. Tastes like popcorn to me. We're probably the only two round eyes with that in the house.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by JimVH » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:13 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:08 pm
So here we are so far:

1. hugodrax
2. Winton
3. sweetandsour
4. UB

Anyone else interested? Jester?
I'm in. I have a couple to contribute.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Jester » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:51 am

UncleBob wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:08 pm
So here we are so far:

1. hugodrax
2. Winton
3. sweetandsour
4. UB

Anyone else interested? Jester?
Deadline before names are put in order?
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 am

Jester wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:51 am
UncleBob wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:08 pm
So here we are so far:

1. hugodrax
2. Winton
3. sweetandsour
4. UB

Anyone else interested? Jester?
Deadline before names are put in order?
No deadline. We are just talking right now. If we had eight today, we would talk about the rules, etc., and when we would start.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:06 am

So here we are so far:

1. hugodrax
2. Winton
3. sweetandsour
4. UB
5. JimVH

Anyone else interested?
"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Jocose » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Winton wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm
I have a problem
I can relate. I probably have 20+ blends and my wife about as many as I do. She goes for normal and I go for exotic. Last year, my daughter went to a Teavana and asked for the weirdest tea they had. Boy did they take that as a challenge! Having some shortly. I am about to drink some now. It tastes like green tea, but the toasted rice floats on the top like a bunch of maggots.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... q93j18f3_b
Genmaicha...my wife loves it. Tastes like popcorn to me. We're probably the only two round eyes with that in the house.
This tea is my go to. Love it.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by hugodrax » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:52 pm

Jocose wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Winton wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm
I have a problem
I can relate. I probably have 20+ blends and my wife about as many as I do. She goes for normal and I go for exotic. Last year, my daughter went to a Teavana and asked for the weirdest tea they had. Boy did they take that as a challenge! Having some shortly. I am about to drink some now. It tastes like green tea, but the toasted rice floats on the top like a bunch of maggots.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... q93j18f3_b
Genmaicha...my wife loves it. Tastes like popcorn to me. We're probably the only two round eyes with that in the house.
This tea is my go to. Love it.
Ok. I respect you, Gunga Din. I'm trying it again. Water is boiling now.
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Jocose » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:50 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Jocose wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Winton wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm
I have a problem
I can relate. I probably have 20+ blends and my wife about as many as I do. She goes for normal and I go for exotic. Last year, my daughter went to a Teavana and asked for the weirdest tea they had. Boy did they take that as a challenge! Having some shortly. I am about to drink some now. It tastes like green tea, but the toasted rice floats on the top like a bunch of maggots.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... q93j18f3_b
Genmaicha...my wife loves it. Tastes like popcorn to me. We're probably the only two round eyes with that in the house.
This tea is my go to. Love it.
Ok. I respect you, Gunga Din. I'm trying it again. Water is boiling now.
I'm not judging if you actually bring the water to boil..
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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by Pepik » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:07 am

In!

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Re: Possible Box Pass: Tea

Post by UncleBob » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:55 am

So here we are so far:

1. hugodrax
2. Winton
3. sweetandsour
4. UB
5. JimVH
6. Pepik

Anyone else interested?
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"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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