My name is Kurt and Im glad I decided to join TeaChat. I live in a part of southern California people out here often like to call the "bubble" because its tucked away by mountains outside of the valley right before Ventura county and within the borders of los angeles county. So, hence the term. But, other people know it as Westlake Village/Agoura Hills.
Im looking very forward to to talking to other tea fiends/guru's like myself. Its not very often that I come across people in my everyday life that actually drink tea, real tea, and appreciate it. Every one out here seems to drink coffee like their life depends on it. So, me talking tea with someone is practically non existent. Im sure many of you are familiar with Teavana, thats my closest option for talking tea with someone, yet the employees often just that, employees. Tea to me is not just something to drink, its part of my lifestyle, something I look forward to each day I wake up, Its a passion, and Im very fortunate to have been introduced to the lovely world behind it all. I love making tea for my friends and family, even though they often laugh at me, or are quite surprised that a 20's something year old man would be so fond of it. You would think that with the current health trends that people would open their arms and mind more to something that is so great for you. Instead, soda, alcohol, and coffee seem to be that lingering preferred choice of beverage. But thats a whole other topic that im sure I can find or start here.
Anyways, sorry about the long intro. I can get carried away when writing sometimes, especially when it comes to tea.