Life seems to be interfering with my TeaChatting lately, and with my tea-drinking too, for that matter.
So, I am late to the party, but wanted to add my +++++1 to this thread.
Chip, I've told you before how much I appreciate your hard work here on the forum, your friendship, and the good advice you are so willing to share... but let me say it again. Thank you so much for being you, and for all you do. You're awesome, even though your bad influence on tea and teawares has cost me a small fortune.
I think I'll brew a cup in your honor.