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George W. Cherry
 
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Default Vendor Recommendations

When I Froogle

loose tea green oolong -bags

I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
dependable vendor for my tea.

Can anyone help me?

George



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"George W. Cherry" > wrote in
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> When I Froogle
>
> loose tea green oolong -bags
>
> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
> dependable vendor for my tea.
>
> Can anyone help me?
>
> George


I'm happy with the tea from this vendor:
http://www.teahometw.com/usa/TeahomeEnglishCatalog.htm


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"George W. Cherry" > wrote:

> When I Froogle
>
> loose tea green oolong -bags
>
> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
> dependable vendor for my tea.
>
> Can anyone help me?


Yes, but if you would use a Google newsgroup search on this group, you
could have easily gotten lots of vendor recommendations.

Here are the two vendors I use the most:

Upton tea imports (www.uptontea.com)
Special Teas (www.specialteas.com)

One very nice thing about Upton, besides their huge selection, is that
teas are available in sample quantities (makes about 5 or 6 six oz. cups)
for $1.00 or $1.50. This allows you to try lots of teas for a reasonable
price.


--
Randy
(if replying by e-mail, remove SPAMFREE and DeLeTe from my address)


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"George W. Cherry" > writes:

> When I Froogle
>
> loose tea green oolong -bags
>
> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often recommended here. I'm
> looking for a great, dependable vendor for my tea.
>
> Can anyone help me?


If you know that the vendors recommended here don't show up in your
Froogle results, that means you know which vendors get recommended
here. So why ask people to recommend them once again?

Hint: I think the word "loose" tends not to get mentioned a lot. It's
more or less assumed.

(If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
night.)

/Lew
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Lew Perin /
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html
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"George W. Cherry" > writes:

> When I Froogle
>
> loose tea green oolong -bags
>
> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often recommended here. I'm
> looking for a great, dependable vendor for my tea.
>
> Can anyone help me?


If you know that the vendors recommended here don't show up in your
Froogle results, that means you know which vendors get recommended
here. So why ask people to recommend them once again?

Hint: I think the word "loose" tends not to get mentioned a lot. It's
more or less assumed.

(If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
night.)

/Lew
---
Lew Perin /
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html


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You eem to be in the minneapolis area. try the tea storeon the southwest
courner of penn and 50th. their sample of peurh,got me back into tea.

tom

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You eem to be in the minneapolis area. try the tea storeon the southwest
courner of penn and 50th. their sample of peurh,got me back into tea.

tom

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I'm feeling so bad I'm drinking a blend of jasmine and earl grey with
a pearl of Kuding and liking it.

Jim

Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
....this woodchuck can chuck...
> (If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
> night.)
>
> /Lew
> ---
> Lew Perin /
>
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html

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I'm considering breaking out my box of Heavenly Hemlock.

Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
the good sense of the American people.

--crymad


Space Cowboy wrote:
>
> I'm feeling so bad I'm drinking a blend of jasmine and earl grey with
> a pearl of Kuding and liking it.
>
> Jim
>
> Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> ...this woodchuck can chuck...
> > (If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
> > night.)
> >
> > /Lew
> > ---
> > Lew Perin /
> >
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html

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Hi,

I've had good luck with the following (remember that your mileage may vary -
a lot!), in no particular order:

Rishi Tea: http://www.rishi-tea.com/
Upton Tea: http://www.uptontea.com/
In Pursuit of Tea: http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/
Generation Tea: http://www.generationtea.com/
Gray and Seddon: http://www.gray-seddon-tea.com/index.shtml
Shan Shui: http://www.shanshuiteas.com/
Harney and Sons: http://www.harney.com/

I've also gotten (or at least sampled) some good teas from:

Chado: http://www.chadotea.com/
Imperial Tea Court: http://www.imperialtea.com/

The last, ITC, seems to be as well known for high prices as for high quality
teas. Chado has a good selection (except for Puer), but I found other
dealers first, so I haven't actually gotten much from them, mostly samples.

I'm not sure if you're only looking for greens, but all of the above have
them. Shan Shui specializes primarily in oolongs, but does have a few Puers
and high-end greens.

I would consider all of these "dependable" for *my* purposes, but for you -
it depends on what you're depending on. Also, my experience is that *no*
vendor is sufficient enough to be my only vendor - none is overwhelmingly
the best in every category, and no vendor carries everything (whatever that
may mean) in every category.

Doug


"George W. Cherry" > wrote in
message news:R5Xhd.347078$MQ5.138735@attbi_s52...
> When I Froogle
>
> loose tea green oolong -bags
>
> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
> dependable vendor for my tea.
>
> Can anyone help me?
>
> George



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"crymad" > wrote in message
...
> I'm considering breaking out my box of Heavenly Hemlock.
>
> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
> the good sense of the American people.


As a deeply disappointed American, I can tell
you that it's hard to underestimate the "good
sense" (ha ha) of the American people. My
Buddhist practice is of some use he just drop
desire, aversion, fear, anger, and disappointment.
I have been steering my thoughts and attention
to other issues, like my love of tea. I'm looking
for a better way to steep and pour our morning
tea. Is anyone here really ecstatic about their
tea-making tool?

George


> Space Cowboy wrote:
>>
>> I'm feeling so bad I'm drinking a blend of jasmine and earl grey with
>> a pearl of Kuding and liking it.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>> Lewis Perin > wrote in message
>> >...
>> ...this woodchuck can chuck...
>> > (If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
>> > night.)
>> >
>> > /Lew
>> > ---
>> > Lew Perin /
>> >
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html



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"Apprentice" > wrote in message
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> "George W. Cherry" > wrote in
> news:R5Xhd.347078$MQ5.138735@attbi_s52:
>
>> When I Froogle
>>
>> loose tea green oolong -bags
>>
>> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
>> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
>> dependable vendor for my tea.
>>
>> Can anyone help me?
>>
>> George

>
> I'm happy with the tea from this vendor:
> http://www.teahometw.com/usa/TeahomeEnglishCatalog.htm


Duly noted. Thanks


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"Apprentice" > wrote in message
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> "George W. Cherry" > wrote in
> news:R5Xhd.347078$MQ5.138735@attbi_s52:
>
>> When I Froogle
>>
>> loose tea green oolong -bags
>>
>> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
>> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
>> dependable vendor for my tea.
>>
>> Can anyone help me?
>>
>> George

>
> I'm happy with the tea from this vendor:
> http://www.teahometw.com/usa/TeahomeEnglishCatalog.htm


Duly noted. Thanks




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"Doug Hazen, Jr." > wrote in message
...
> Hi,
>
> I've had good luck with the following (remember that your mileage may
> vary -
> a lot!), in no particular order:
>
> Rishi Tea: http://www.rishi-tea.com/
> Upton Tea: http://www.uptontea.com/
> In Pursuit of Tea: http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/
> Generation Tea: http://www.generationtea.com/
> Gray and Seddon: http://www.gray-seddon-tea.com/index.shtml
> Shan Shui: http://www.shanshuiteas.com/
> Harney and Sons: http://www.harney.com/
>
> I've also gotten (or at least sampled) some good teas from:
>
> Chado: http://www.chadotea.com/
> Imperial Tea Court: http://www.imperialtea.com/


Thanks. Upton seems to be the vendor getting
the most votes (two) in this thread.

George

> The last, ITC, seems to be as well known for high prices as for high
> quality
> teas. Chado has a good selection (except for Puer), but I found other
> dealers first, so I haven't actually gotten much from them, mostly
> samples.
>
> I'm not sure if you're only looking for greens, but all of the above have
> them. Shan Shui specializes primarily in oolongs, but does have a few
> Puers
> and high-end greens.
>
> I would consider all of these "dependable" for *my* purposes, but for
> you -
> it depends on what you're depending on. Also, my experience is that *no*
> vendor is sufficient enough to be my only vendor - none is overwhelmingly
> the best in every category, and no vendor carries everything (whatever
> that
> may mean) in every category.
>
> Doug
>
>
> "George W. Cherry" > wrote in
> message news:R5Xhd.347078$MQ5.138735@attbi_s52...
>> When I Froogle
>>
>> loose tea green oolong -bags
>>
>> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
>> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
>> dependable vendor for my tea.
>>
>> Can anyone help me?
>>
>> George

>
>



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"Doug Hazen, Jr." > wrote in message
...
> Hi,
>
> I've had good luck with the following (remember that your mileage may
> vary -
> a lot!), in no particular order:
>
> Rishi Tea: http://www.rishi-tea.com/
> Upton Tea: http://www.uptontea.com/
> In Pursuit of Tea: http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/
> Generation Tea: http://www.generationtea.com/
> Gray and Seddon: http://www.gray-seddon-tea.com/index.shtml
> Shan Shui: http://www.shanshuiteas.com/
> Harney and Sons: http://www.harney.com/
>
> I've also gotten (or at least sampled) some good teas from:
>
> Chado: http://www.chadotea.com/
> Imperial Tea Court: http://www.imperialtea.com/


Thanks. Upton seems to be the vendor getting
the most votes (two) in this thread.

George

> The last, ITC, seems to be as well known for high prices as for high
> quality
> teas. Chado has a good selection (except for Puer), but I found other
> dealers first, so I haven't actually gotten much from them, mostly
> samples.
>
> I'm not sure if you're only looking for greens, but all of the above have
> them. Shan Shui specializes primarily in oolongs, but does have a few
> Puers
> and high-end greens.
>
> I would consider all of these "dependable" for *my* purposes, but for
> you -
> it depends on what you're depending on. Also, my experience is that *no*
> vendor is sufficient enough to be my only vendor - none is overwhelmingly
> the best in every category, and no vendor carries everything (whatever
> that
> may mean) in every category.
>
> Doug
>
>
> "George W. Cherry" > wrote in
> message news:R5Xhd.347078$MQ5.138735@attbi_s52...
>> When I Froogle
>>
>> loose tea green oolong -bags
>>
>> I get very few (or none) of the vendors often
>> recommended here. I'm looking for a great,
>> dependable vendor for my tea.
>>
>> Can anyone help me?
>>
>> George

>
>



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crymad > writes:

> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
> the good sense of the American people.


Perhaps it's not a matter of good sense, but of ignorance. I've heard
one commentator say what the election has shown is that a simple
political message is more successful than a complex one. Bush probably
oversimplified to gain that advantage, and I'm sure the media helped
-- it's less work for them if the issue is dumbed down. Kerry, on the
other hand, was perhaps attempting to convey more of the complex
reality.

If the people didn't get the right information, they're going to have
trouble no matter how intelligent they are.

Cheers,

- Joel
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George W. Cherrykvgid.362013$D%.320771@attbi_s5111/3/04


>
> "crymad" > wrote in message
> ...
>> I'm considering breaking out my box of Heavenly Hemlock.
>>
>> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
>> the good sense of the American people.

>
> As a deeply disappointed American, I can tell
> you that it's hard to underestimate the "good
> sense" (ha ha) of the American people. My
> Buddhist practice is of some use he just drop
> desire, aversion, fear, anger, and disappointment.
> I have been steering my thoughts and attention
> to other issues, like my love of tea. I'm looking
> for a better way to steep and pour our morning
> tea. Is anyone here really ecstatic about their
> tea-making tool?
>
> George


George W,

Good thoughts all, and a good reminder. Where do you practice?

Michael



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George W. Cherrykvgid.362013$D%.320771@attbi_s5111/3/04


>
> "crymad" > wrote in message
> ...
>> I'm considering breaking out my box of Heavenly Hemlock.
>>
>> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
>> the good sense of the American people.

>
> As a deeply disappointed American, I can tell
> you that it's hard to underestimate the "good
> sense" (ha ha) of the American people. My
> Buddhist practice is of some use he just drop
> desire, aversion, fear, anger, and disappointment.
> I have been steering my thoughts and attention
> to other issues, like my love of tea. I'm looking
> for a better way to steep and pour our morning
> tea. Is anyone here really ecstatic about their
> tea-making tool?
>
> George


George W,

Good thoughts all, and a good reminder. Where do you practice?

Michael

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On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 04:47:40 GMT, Joel Reicher wrote:

> crymad > writes:
>
>> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
>> the good sense of the American people.


And how was your faith shattered? By the fact that they came out in record
numbers to participate in the election process? Or is this simply a
partisan lack of faith?

I, for one, have renewed faith in the American people because they got off
their couches _stood_in_line_for_hours_ and voted. And I'd have felt the
same way, regardless of the outcome... well, maybe not if Nader had won.

(Yes, I realize that Crymad wrote the quoted comment and not Joel. I
figure, if we're going to have an OT thread on politics, keep the politics
there and not in a thread about vendors.)

> Perhaps it's not a matter of good sense, but of ignorance. I've heard
> one commentator say what the election has shown is that a simple
> political message is more successful than a complex one. Bush probably
> oversimplified to gain that advantage, and I'm sure the media helped
> -- it's less work for them if the issue is dumbed down. Kerry, on the
> other hand, was perhaps attempting to convey more of the complex
> reality.


Talk all you want about Kerry's complexity and nuances. The fact of the
matter is that when it counted, he did not deliver a coherent message that
resonated with the voters. Nor did he provide clear examples to us of how
he would make things better. It was his election to lose, and lose he did.

(Case in point - rich kid, raised in rich families, married to rich widows
with houses around the world. How exactly does he "understand" what it's
like to be middle class or poor? He claimed he does, but I don't believe
him.)

If we could poll them, how many of the people who voted for Kerry did so
simply to get rid of Bush, do you think? That's not a glowing endorsement
of a candidate or his positions. That's just a rejection of Bush.

(At the same time, I know a number of people who voted begrudgingly for
Bush because they were unconvinced that Kerry was the right man for the job
- even though they were displeased with the current administration.)

After all, I'm in Minnesota. We got a lot of traffic up here by both
parties. I listened to President Bush speak on NPR. I heard Senator Kerry
speak on NPR. The former delivered an up-beat, positive message about the
future and power of the U.S. The latter complained a lot, but offered
little in the way of clear explanations of how he would do better. Even
then, Kerry carried this state.

So before we criticize the good people of the United States, let's not
forget the "complexity" of the whole process.

> If the people didn't get the right information, they're going to have
> trouble no matter how intelligent they are.


True. And sometimes, even when you get them the "right information" they
ignore it because it doesn't fit with their beliefs - be they Democrat,
Republican, Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Chinese, Welsh, German, etc.

The election is over. Let's all have some tea, calm down, and stop
disparaging one another. After all - there are bigger issues to fix.

--
Derek

It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any to
just sit there with a dumb look on your face.
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"Michael Plant" > wrote in message
...
> George W. Cherrykvgid.362013$D%.320771@attbi_s5111/3/04
>
>
>>
>> "crymad" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> I'm considering breaking out my box of Heavenly Hemlock.
>>>
>>> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
>>> the good sense of the American people.

>>
>> As a deeply disappointed American, I can tell
>> you that it's hard to underestimate the "good
>> sense" (ha ha) of the American people. My
>> Buddhist practice is of some use he just drop
>> desire, aversion, fear, anger, and disappointment.
>> I have been steering my thoughts and attention
>> to other issues, like my love of tea. I'm looking
>> for a better way to steep and pour our morning
>> tea. Is anyone here really ecstatic about their
>> tea-making tool?
>>
>> George

>
> George W,
>
> Good thoughts all, and a good reminder. Where do you practice?
>
> Michael


Everywhere. The basic idea is to be mindful.
When disturbing thoughts arise, be aware of
them, and let them go. I also use some ideas
from Positive Psychology: Express gratitude
and use your signature strengths everyday.
Sometimes I wish I had a Sangha to practice
with, but there is none near where I live (at
least none I've linked with).There are some
E-Sanghas I read or did read--but they tend
to bicker a lot.

Georg


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"Michael Plant" > wrote in message
...
> George W. Cherrykvgid.362013$D%.320771@attbi_s5111/3/04
>
>
>>
>> "crymad" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> I'm considering breaking out my box of Heavenly Hemlock.
>>>
>>> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
>>> the good sense of the American people.

>>
>> As a deeply disappointed American, I can tell
>> you that it's hard to underestimate the "good
>> sense" (ha ha) of the American people. My
>> Buddhist practice is of some use he just drop
>> desire, aversion, fear, anger, and disappointment.
>> I have been steering my thoughts and attention
>> to other issues, like my love of tea. I'm looking
>> for a better way to steep and pour our morning
>> tea. Is anyone here really ecstatic about their
>> tea-making tool?
>>
>> George

>
> George W,
>
> Good thoughts all, and a good reminder. Where do you practice?
>
> Michael


Everywhere. The basic idea is to be mindful.
When disturbing thoughts arise, be aware of
them, and let them go. I also use some ideas
from Positive Psychology: Express gratitude
and use your signature strengths everyday.
Sometimes I wish I had a Sangha to practice
with, but there is none near where I live (at
least none I've linked with).There are some
E-Sanghas I read or did read--but they tend
to bicker a lot.

Georg


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"Derek" > wrote in message ...
> On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 04:47:40 GMT, Joel Reicher wrote:
>
>> crymad > writes:
>>
>>> Don't want to turn this into a political rant, but I really had faith in
>>> the good sense of the American people.

>
> And how was your faith shattered? By the fact that they came out in record
> numbers to participate in the election process? Or is this simply a
> partisan lack of faith?
>
> I, for one, have renewed faith in the American people because they got off
> their couches _stood_in_line_for_hours_ and voted. And I'd have felt the
> same way, regardless of the outcome... well, maybe not if Nader had won.
>
>
> (Yes, I realize that Crymad wrote the quoted comment and not Joel. I
> figure, if we're going to have an OT thread on politics, keep the politics
> there and not in a thread about vendors.)
>
>> Perhaps it's not a matter of good sense, but of ignorance. I've heard
>> one commentator say what the election has shown is that a simple
>> political message is more successful than a complex one. Bush probably
>> oversimplified to gain that advantage, and I'm sure the media helped
>> -- it's less work for them if the issue is dumbed down. Kerry, on the
>> other hand, was perhaps attempting to convey more of the complex
>> reality.

>
> Talk all you want about Kerry's complexity and nuances. The fact of the
> matter is that when it counted, he did not deliver a coherent message that
> resonated with the voters. Nor did he provide clear examples to us of how
> he would make things better. It was his election to lose, and lose he did.
>
> (Case in point - rich kid, raised in rich families, married to rich widows
> with houses around the world. How exactly does he "understand" what it's
> like to be middle class or poor? He claimed he does, but I don't believe
> him.)
>
> If we could poll them, how many of the people who voted for Kerry did so
> simply to get rid of Bush, do you think? That's not a glowing endorsement
> of a candidate or his positions. That's just a rejection of Bush.
>
> (At the same time, I know a number of people who voted begrudgingly for
> Bush because they were unconvinced that Kerry was the right man for the
> job
> - even though they were displeased with the current administration.)
>
> After all, I'm in Minnesota. We got a lot of traffic up here by both
> parties. I listened to President Bush speak on NPR. I heard Senator Kerry
> speak on NPR. The former delivered an up-beat, positive message about the
> future and power of the U.S. The latter complained a lot, but offered
> little in the way of clear explanations of how he would do better. Even
> then, Kerry carried this state.
>
> So before we criticize the good people of the United States, let's not
> forget the "complexity" of the whole process.


At least we weren't plunged into a long season
of doubt and lawsuits. Maybe the Repugnants
are on to something I don't or can't understand.
Tribalism played a large role in this election (as
it always does). Let's face it: There are more
Repugnants than Demofrats. Maybe the sky won't
fall (but the environment will degenerate more, the
rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer, and
the Muslims and Arabs will have more reasons
to hate America).

>> If the people didn't get the right information, they're going to have
>> trouble no matter how intelligent they are.

>
> True. And sometimes, even when you get them the "right information" they
> ignore it because it doesn't fit with their beliefs - be they Democrat,
> Republican, Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Chinese, Welsh, German, etc.
>
> The election is over. Let's all have some tea, calm down, and stop
> disparaging one another. After all - there are bigger issues to fix.


Yeah, at least let's do the the tea thing right--
something we can control.

> Derek
>
> It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any to
> just sit there with a dumb look on your face.


Like Bush did for 7 minutes when he first
learned about the attack on 9/11?

LOL!

George

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it - even if I
have said it - unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common
sense." Buddha




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"George W. Cherry" wrote:

> Seriously, what's your favorite brand of tea?
> I asked for vendors, but I should have asked
> for specific products. I've been buying my
> loose leaf tea at an Oriental food store. The
> stuff is okay, but it's really not titillating me.


George, help us to help you here. Two questions:

1) What types of tea are you interested in (black,
green, white, oolong, pu-erh)? It's OK if it's all
of them, but some people don't care for certain types
so that will save us typing.

2) What price range? This is important because teas run
the gamut from very reasonable to astoundingly expensive.
No sense in anybody recommending teas that go for $100/
pound if you are thinking more like $20-$30/pound.


Randy
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"George W. Cherry" wrote:

> Seriously, what's your favorite brand of tea?
> I asked for vendors, but I should have asked
> for specific products. I've been buying my
> loose leaf tea at an Oriental food store. The
> stuff is okay, but it's really not titillating me.


George, help us to help you here. Two questions:

1) What types of tea are you interested in (black,
green, white, oolong, pu-erh)? It's OK if it's all
of them, but some people don't care for certain types
so that will save us typing.

2) What price range? This is important because teas run
the gamut from very reasonable to astoundingly expensive.
No sense in anybody recommending teas that go for $100/
pound if you are thinking more like $20-$30/pound.


Randy
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Okay, I just made a special trip to Chinatown and bought a 5lb/2.27k
bag of Foojoy bonay(puer) restaurant tea for $5. What do I do next?
I need some salvation too. Not too much like that pentecostal tent
revival but more methodist kumbaya.

Jim

Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> (Space Cowboy) writes:
>
> > I'm feeling so bad I'm drinking a blend of jasmine and earl grey with
> > a pearl of Kuding and liking it.

>
> Loose cooked (black) Puerh from a 1-kilo chest. Gives me strength.
>
> > Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> > ...this woodchuck can chuck...
> > > (If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
> > > night.)

>
> /Lew
> ---
> Lew Perin /

>
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html



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Okay, I just made a special trip to Chinatown and bought a 5lb/2.27k
bag of Foojoy bonay(puer) restaurant tea for $5. What do I do next?
I need some salvation too. Not too much like that pentecostal tent
revival but more methodist kumbaya.

Jim

Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> (Space Cowboy) writes:
>
> > I'm feeling so bad I'm drinking a blend of jasmine and earl grey with
> > a pearl of Kuding and liking it.

>
> Loose cooked (black) Puerh from a 1-kilo chest. Gives me strength.
>
> > Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> > ...this woodchuck can chuck...
> > > (If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
> > > night.)

>
> /Lew
> ---
> Lew Perin /

>
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html

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As a fellow Buddhist, I will share with you my approach to political
issues...

It doesn't matter who is in office.

Even if your person is elected, it doesn't mean that he (for now) will make
wise decisions. What we as Buddhists can do is send metta, send wisdom, and
meditate for those leading the country that they will make the right
decisions.

It really gives you a detached approach to the situation.

Hope this helps,
Wade


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"WadeM" > writes:

> It doesn't matter who is in office.


Perhaps not, but it matters how they get there. That's the only way
the "will of the people" (such as it is) may be expressed.

Cheers,

- Joel
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"WadeM" > writes:

> It doesn't matter who is in office.


Perhaps not, but it matters how they get there. That's the only way
the "will of the people" (such as it is) may be expressed.

Cheers,

- Joel


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Hey anyone know where I can buy a teapot that will steep 5lbs of tea?
Really when I bought this bag the little old chinese lady tries to
sell me a gongfu set. The whole situation was hilarious. I got it to
match my 5lb bag of Foojoy restaurant oolong from a previous trip. I
found $4/2oz bags of Zhongshan Baiye on sale at my local tea shoppe
yesterday. I didn't clean him out because we both know it was a
steal. I'll go back Sunday and get what is left over. Hopefully
nobody will notice the fluffy spirey sliver green shoot like Huangshan
Mao Feng. Anyone try the pricey Foojoy premium version? Something
like $18/2oz from what I remember.

Jim

Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> (Space Cowboy) writes:
>
> > Okay, I just made a special trip to Chinatown and bought a 5lb/2.27k
> > bag of Foojoy bonay(puer) restaurant tea for $5. What do I do next?
> > I need some salvation too. Not too much like that pentecostal tent
> > revival but more methodist kumbaya.

>
> Well, I've been getting good results by using Mike Petro's approach:
> about as many grams of leaf as ounces of boiling water, and lots of
> *very* short steeps. Disclaimer: the stuff I've been using isn't
> Foojoy. Thanks, by the way, for clearing up the issue of what brand
> Methodists drink with dim sum!
>
> >
> > Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> > >
(Space Cowboy) writes:
> > >
> > > > I'm feeling so bad I'm drinking a blend of jasmine and earl grey with
> > > > a pearl of Kuding and liking it.
> > >
> > > Loose cooked (black) Puerh from a 1-kilo chest. Gives me strength.
> > >
> > > > Lewis Perin > wrote in message >...
> > > > ...this woodchuck can chuck...
> > > > > (If I'm being grumpy, please forgive me. I had a bad election last
> > > > > night.)
> > >
> > > /Lew
> > > ---
> > > Lew Perin /

> > >
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html

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"RJP" > wrote in message
...
> "George W. Cherry" wrote:
>
>> Seriously, what's your favorite brand of tea?
>> I asked for vendors, but I should have asked
>> for specific products. I've been buying my
>> loose leaf tea at an Oriental food store. The
>> stuff is okay, but it's really not titillating me.

>
> George, help us to help you here. Two questions:
>
> 1) What types of tea are you interested in (black,
> green, white, oolong, pu-erh)?


White, green, oolong, and black. I like 'em all.
The tea whose flavor I've liked most is
Taylors of Harrogate China Rose Petal.
But now I'm inclined to drink more whites
and greens because I've been persuaded
that they have more of the healthful stuff
in them. I shouldn't have asked for vendors;
I should have asked for brands and makers.

> It's OK if it's all
> of them, but some people don't care for certain types
> so that will save us typing.
>
> 2) What price range? This is important because teas run
> the gamut from very reasonable to astoundingly expensive.
> No sense in anybody recommending teas that go for $100/
> pound if you are thinking more like $20-$30/pound.


I would pop for a little of the very expensive stuff
for special occasions, but for daily consumption
I'd like a medium-priced tea. I also have been
inclined to buy organic produce (for example,
I don't eat conventionally grown orchard fruit). I've
often wondered whether conventionally grown
tea is really inferior to organically grown tea (and
whether you can trust the claim of "organic").

George


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"RJP" > wrote in message
...
> "George W. Cherry" wrote:
>
>> Seriously, what's your favorite brand of tea?
>> I asked for vendors, but I should have asked
>> for specific products. I've been buying my
>> loose leaf tea at an Oriental food store. The
>> stuff is okay, but it's really not titillating me.

>
> George, help us to help you here. Two questions:
>
> 1) What types of tea are you interested in (black,
> green, white, oolong, pu-erh)?


White, green, oolong, and black. I like 'em all.
The tea whose flavor I've liked most is
Taylors of Harrogate China Rose Petal.
But now I'm inclined to drink more whites
and greens because I've been persuaded
that they have more of the healthful stuff
in them. I shouldn't have asked for vendors;
I should have asked for brands and makers.

> It's OK if it's all
> of them, but some people don't care for certain types
> so that will save us typing.
>
> 2) What price range? This is important because teas run
> the gamut from very reasonable to astoundingly expensive.
> No sense in anybody recommending teas that go for $100/
> pound if you are thinking more like $20-$30/pound.


I would pop for a little of the very expensive stuff
for special occasions, but for daily consumption
I'd like a medium-priced tea. I also have been
inclined to buy organic produce (for example,
I don't eat conventionally grown orchard fruit). I've
often wondered whether conventionally grown
tea is really inferior to organically grown tea (and
whether you can trust the claim of "organic").

George




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