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17 replies, 10 voices Last updated by  happygaiwan 5 years, 3 months ago
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  • #7775

    Jackie
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    @jackie

    I thought of this question because of a recent discussion about how prevalent tea should or shouldn’t be on a blog. I’m not going to go down that route here, suffice to say, that we all do things besides drink tea & we all write about them from time to time. Sometimes we reach very, very far to make the connection to tea (see @lahikmajoe) – I always smile at how he manages to weave tea into even the most “off topic subject” you can imagine. How does archeology relate to tea? He’ll tell you. How does bee pollination relate to tea? He’ll tell you! Fish and tea? Easy! Picasso & tea, grandma’s favorite tipple, it doesn’t matter. Everything goes back to tea. I love it! Tea is so much part of life.
    Anyway…what I’m trying to say here is, what – besides just holding the cup of tea in hand – do you do most often do while drinking tea? Do you meditate in silence, blast out music, chat to friends on the phone, read books, practice juggling, eat cake?
    Yours,
    J.

  • #7778

    tarastyme
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    @tarastyme

    Fun! I do a lot of things while drinking tea. I cook, clean, farm, take pictures, relax, read, watch tv, drive, work, and sometimes just stand there with a “dumb” look on my face πŸ˜€

  • #7779

    bram
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    @bram

    Reading: books, blogs like this etc
    Nothing: well sort off
    Working: I will not say sort off here.
    Watching: TV, Youtube, a bird in a tree
    Playing: boardgames
    Listening & talking: if I’m not alone

  • #7780

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    @tarastyme – how does one farm while drinking tea? 😯

    I have a visual image of you dusting yourself off, unfolding a small stool and table that you carried out to the fields with you and pouring out a cuppa into some nice china (though not sure how that found its way out to field…!)

  • #7781

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    @peter: FarmVille? πŸ˜‰

  • #7782

    tarastyme
    Participant
    @tarastyme

    Peter said:
    @tarastyme – how does one farm while drinking tea?

    I have a visual image of you dusting yourself off, unfolding a small stool and table that you carried out to the fields with you and pouring out a cuppa into some nice china (though not sure how that found its way out to field…!)

    @peter and @bram you guys are funny! I should actually try that and take a picture of me holding a pitch fork and a nice cup of tea :mrgreen: I actually pour my tea into my stainless steel water bottle a lot and take it with me in the car or out in the garden. Sometimes I add ice if it is a hot day.

  • #7783

    hiphopteashop
    Member
    @hiphopteashop

    No suprises from me. It’s music. Nothing like having a cup of Assam with some Funk or Hip Hop to get me in the mood for a day. The first one is always the best…

  • #7785

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    Is this what tea and farming looks like?

  • #7786

    iheartteas
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    @iheartteas

    I’ll be honest if I’m not in the washroom or taking a shower, I almost always have some type of tea with me.  It can be something I made hot at home, something I bought at a local shop that serves Rishi, iced from Starbucks, Bubble Tea from Chill Bubble, or even bottled from Ito En.  My point is I almost never go without no matter how strongely or lossly something can be defined as tea.  People who know ALWAYS see me with tea.  If I don’t have any the first thing I hear is “everything ok?” 

    Moral of the story, imagine me with tea in every situation.  Go ahead, try it now.  Yay, that’s right, I’m that nuts.  πŸ™‚

  • #7788

    tarastyme
    Participant
    @tarastyme

    @peter ok that image was a little disturbing πŸ˜‰  i think it would be somewhat painful to be out in the field without a shirt. 

  • #7794

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    I am doing everything and anything.

  • #7798

    Anonymous @

    That is rather grotesque image – those poor men look absolutely Irish…

    Usually when I’m drinking tea I also tend to be rather busy avoiding Chinese brigands, murderers and government agents. What did you do today?

  • #7806

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    I don’t think you were drinking that much tea while doing it since you can only drink tea at 5 o’clock.

  • #7811

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    His (analog) watch has conveniently stopped at 5 o’clock.

  • #7818

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    Forever? Like the Hatter and the Hare?

  • #7819

    brandymandycandy
    Member
    @brandymandycandy

    I read, watch tv, browse the internet, sit on my porch swing, enjoy it at the office and during dinner!

    I jam out to some blues while drinking it too!

  • #7822

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    *@iheartteas  Moral of the story, imagine me with tea in every situation.  Go ahead, try it now.  Yay, that’s right, I’m that nuts.  πŸ™‚

     ha ha @iheartteas – should we expecting a blog post soon? With piccies of you hanging from the chandeliers teacup in hand? 

  • #7994

    happygaiwan
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    @happygaiwan

    *It depends on the tea I’m drinking and how I’m brewing it. Brewing Chinese style in a gaiwan requires my attention, so I usually just focus on that and just sit and think between brews. Teas that I can just brew in a pot and then pour into ANOTHER pot (I need two pots, folks) to pour into a teacup don’t require attention after brewing, so I usually just read, sometimes browse the internet. Rarely do I mix work with tea, unless I’m brewing a tea I don’t really like in a glass and just guzzling it to help me focus on doing something like writing a cover letter or whatever.

    Tea, to me, is a retreat from everything else. I guess you could say I have ritualized it, so usually I don’t do anything else besides drink it aside from the instances I’ve mentioned previously. 

    -Happy G

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