Just joined today and thought I would say hello. I moved to the Bay Area about 4 years ago from FL, and have been exploring the wonderful culinary and cultural of delights living here. One of them of course is tea! I have been drinking tea of not so good quality for most of my adult life (bags), but recently quit drinking coffee 6 months or so ago (perhaps longer) and have been drinking tea exclusively. Loose leaf. I started with Japanese and Chinese greens and have quickly moved to Pu-erh.
I used to be a wine drinker and find the complexity of Pu-erh fascinating. With this fascination and armed with the internet, many books and my taste buds I have waded right into the deep end and have started my collection. I like both young and old and prefer sheng, but shu is nice too. Oldest in the collection are a 1960 Tibetan Mushroom and a 1962 cake and newest are some things from the fall 2010 offerings.
Anyhow..... Hi and thanks for being here.