Well, just north of Seattle technically, but I see there are other Seattle area people on the board.
I've been tea-obsessed for a long time, but only got into the good stuff (being loose leaf) maybe 4 or 5 years ago. A friend gave me one of the adagio gift certificates and now I spend way too much money there...
Now I have fun educating friends and family about tea, I <3 my Zarafina tea machine for when I can't get temperatures right, and my mother gets angry at me for cluttering up her counter with my collection.
Nice to meet you all =3