What's your tea of choice when you're sad?

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Léon
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Sun May 05, 2024 3:31 am

That's right: any tea is the right tea. :|
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Sun May 05, 2024 7:52 am

Léon wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 3:31 am
That's right: any tea is the right tea. :|
Well, some teas can make sad too. Some make me wish I’d had not wasted the time brewing them…
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Sun May 05, 2024 11:17 am

The only regret I can imagine is after buying some kind of tea, but even that should not be seen as a problem.

It should just be enjoyed in a slightly different way.

For me every tea is the right tea, just like every day is the right day.
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Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:22 pm

Drinking tea while unable to taste or smell anything (hopefully temporarily, like last time).

As someone who enjoys being able to taste and smell things, I think that that counts as being sad...

So, therefore, aged Hong-Kong-stored cooked puer - smooth, comforting, brewed in a massive pot, lazily. Aged enough to calm me down; not powerful enough to make me think or feel too much. Just right...

There are, of course, all sorts of bad aspects of being robbed of the ability to taste or smell tea, but I suppose that it brings other things into focus a little bit more. Like how the hongcha that I had on Friday was still a pleasant, warming, comforting experience, even without the 'warm' flavour, albeit that it felt like there was a slightly bitter aspect to it when there wasn't any 'flavour' for that bitterness to counteract. Or how yesterday's SunSing FuHai 'felt' much more young and lively than when I was able to taste its wet-stored flavour (which, perhaps, explains the energetic, potent, vibrant feeling that I get from it, despite all the wet storage).

(and I'm convinced that that's a pug, not a lion, on the lid)

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Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:47 am

Andrew S wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:22 pm
Drinking tea while unable to taste or smell anything (hopefully temporarily, like last time).

As someone who enjoys being able to taste and smell things, I think that that counts as being sad...
A rough fate indeed. :cry: Hope the tastes make their return soon!
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Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:27 am

Andrew S wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:22 pm
Drinking tea while unable to taste or smell anything (hopefully temporarily, like last time).

As someone who enjoys being able to taste and smell things, I think that that counts as being sad...

So, therefore, aged Hong-Kong-stored cooked puer - smooth, comforting, brewed in a massive pot, lazily. Aged enough to calm me down; not powerful enough to make me think or feel too much. Just right...

There are, of course, all sorts of bad aspects of being robbed of the ability to taste or smell tea, but I suppose that it brings other things into focus a little bit more. Like how the hongcha that I had on Friday was still a pleasant, warming, comforting experience, even without the 'warm' flavour, albeit that it felt like there was a slightly bitter aspect to it when there wasn't any 'flavour' for that bitterness to counteract. Or how yesterday's SunSing FuHai 'felt' much more young and lively than when I was able to taste its wet-stored flavour (which, perhaps, explains the energetic, potent, vibrant feeling that I get from it, despite all the wet storage).

(and I'm convinced that that's a pug, not a lion, on the lid)

Andrew
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Did you get covid again? Last time I got it I couldnt smell or taste for a week, and was worried to death.
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Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:13 pm

Sunyata wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:27 am
Did you get covid again? Last time I got it I couldnt smell or taste for a week, and was worried to death.
Correct - it's finally starting to come back rather suddenly today, almost exactly a week later.

Last time it took about a month in total to get back to being completely normal, with a frustrating period of intermittent returns of smells every now and then instead of a gradual return (as well as a disturbing initial 'confusion' of smells which preceded the total loss of smell - the first 'sign' for me was when the smell of a small burning electrical component in a fan made me think that there was a small, dead, rotting animal somewhere that I somehow hadn't noticed... until the component went pop and my fan stopped working).

Not pleasant to think that this may be something that will linger on in our world like this for the conceivable future, but then, there are far worse things that this virus has done. I'll have a little celebratory tea of some (aged) kind once I'm even closer to normal.

If anyone else gets afflicted, perhaps suggest some aged liubao or cooked puer would work - it should be smooth and relaxing, and even someone who hates the flavour or smell of something like that won't be able to complain about that for a little while...

Andrew
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