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22nd-Apr-2016 08:28 pm(no subject)
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teacup_society will be hosting another tea cup party on April 30th. Lots of fun to be had and lots of pretty cups to admire -- and we'd love to see if you have any cups so please stop in!
26th-Jan-2016 11:59 am - New community: teacup_society
teaspoon and teacup

Come join teacup_society for our grand opening! We're hosting our first virtual tea cup party on Saturday, January 30th. Come at any time, Saturday or Sunday, to share in a love of tea cups.

Virtual biscuits will be provided. (Though we do not recommend eating your computer screen to enjoy them.)
16th-Sep-2013 05:00 pm - looking for something new
book snake intro (me; from The Secret Bo
Okay, I have finally managed to drink down my tea stash without buying randomly. So I'm looking for a new tea / place to order tea from.

I like black teas with a toasty, mellow flavor.

Mostly just tea, but a subtle fruit, nut, or herbal addition would be welcome. Floral or bergamot flavors are not to my tastes.

And I like a balance of quality and a pricepoint not much higher than $3/oz. And I'm not looking to order more than 4oz of each tea variety at a time. (let's call that $3/25g and no more than 100grams at a time - for a very rough but round number conversion)

Free shipping would be swell.
28th-Mar-2013 08:56 am - specific trade request
tea the solution
For trade, I have Gong Fu's Monkey-Picked Black. From the website: "The liquor of this tea is "monkey-colored" in appearance, and imparts a flavor comprised of both bitter smoke and sweet fruit." This is a dark tea with a strong, deep, pungent flavor. It's good but I have too much of it. I'm looking specifically for some Mighty Leaf Orange Dulce in trade.
19th-Jan-2013 03:11 pm - Tea Blog
Shannon rocker
Hello Tea fans!

I wanted to share my tea blog - The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/
My focus is mostly tea reviews, but I also tap into a bit of my creative side with taking lots of pics of tea (I love the colours of the steep and the way the leaves look) and having a little fun along the way.

Any others here tea bloggers?
22nd-Dec-2012 10:25 am - Teacology: A New Tea Blog
I recently started a new tea blog, called Teacology:
As the name suggests, it has an ecological approach...meaning that there's some science, but more importantly, a holistic perspective, and an eye towards sustainability.  It replaces my old tea blog, which was hosted on blogger.  I hope people find it interesting!
2nd-Dec-2012 12:10 pm(no subject)
I believe that a tin of tea is nearly the only present for coworkers and not-so-close relatives that
costs only $7-8 and that people are really happy to get. Don't you think so?

What kind of promotion you would like to see for Christmas holiday? What would motivate you to go and buy? A sale? A gift sets?
16th-Oct-2012 08:22 pm - TEA FRIEND NEEDED!
I know this is a really really really long shot, but I figured it couldn't hurt to TRY.
I'll be moving to Texas in about four months, and decided just now that I would really like to have a local Tea Friend once I get down there. Get together for tea parties, hit up the local tea shops, and in general explore all things tea together :-)
I'll most likely be in the area of Dallas, though I'm not sure EXACTLY where as of now.
If anyone is in that area, let me know if you're interested!
Sounds like such a fun idea!
Thanks for reading!
1st-Oct-2012 11:16 am(no subject)
Hi, guys,

This post looks like an advertising and I have no idea how I can write it differently. My motive here is not an advertising, though. Something very good has happen in my personal life and I would like to celebrate by giving a 10% storewide discount (excluding samples)at Apollo Tea during this week to all Livejournal members. Use coupon code LIVEJOURNAL10. Please, put your username in the comment section of your order, so I know that you are from LJ.
26th-Jun-2012 10:48 pm - Loose Leaf Green Tea Recommendations?
Firefly Dragon
Hiya, I'm new to the group and new to tea.

A friend gifted me with a variety of loose-leaf teas and accessories, complete with instructions hoping to convert me--and succeeded. She loves Black Tea, so that was mostly what she gifted me with, and she's a good resource about how various Blacks taste--but she has stayed away from Greens, so there I have no one to advise me. There was a sample of Hojicha from Adagio she gave me I loved, and from another sample I discovered I don't like Gunpower Tea (too smokey/flinty). So when I ran out of non-Black Teas, I made my first order ever of teas from TeaSource, which is where my friend got most of the teas she gifted me with. I loved most of what I ordered, the White Peony, the Oolongs (especially Big Red Robe), and the Hojicha (though I prefer Adagio's) But I hated the vegetal taste of the Sencha and the Dragonwell. Drinking spinach-water not my thing. So much so I'm thinking either of throwing the rest in the trash or mailing them to a tea-loving friend.

My experience makes me wary of ordering more Green teas and throwing money away on teas I'm going to hate. So here's my question. Can someone tell me which teas are vegetal in taste I should stay away from (or smokey like Gunpowder). From what I've read, Gyokuro should definitely be off my list. What Green Teas might I like? I'm only interested in unflavored teas and don't want to mess with powders or cakes or blends. Below is a list of the unflavored Green Teas available at the moment from TeaSource I haven't tried I'm particularly curious about.

Clouds and Mist Green Tea (Organic and Supreme Grade)
China Dark Green Needles (Hunan)
Green Dragon Pearl
Green Jade Sprout (Cui Ya)
Huang Shan Mao Feng
Pi Lo Chun (New Lot and Imperial)
Precious Eyebrows (China Moon Palace or Chun Mee)
China TeaSource Green (Hunan mao jian style)
Darjeeling Green (Giddapahar Estate)
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