I've been lurking for a couple weeks now, quite substantially, and thought I'd stop being the wallflower and say hello!
I'm an editor at a university here in Michigan, and I love to hike, rollerblade, and randomly stop to watch birds/trees/clouds/etc. I've been drinking tea from conception, though my mom's favorite was always Lipton. I still enjoyed it quite a bit, all through my teenage years!
Once I moved out of the house I moved to Twinnings and Numi. As the years progressed I started sampling bulk teas from The Tea Spot and Rishi - the most recent being their Pu-Erh Tou Cha of which i adore.
A friend recently showed me his yixing pots and gave me a sample of TYG (which I'm drinking a second infusion of now).
I've been browsing many many many posts here over the last couple weeks, as well as reading as much as I could at HOJO and other sites.
I'm excited to learn more about fine teas and to share some of these experiences with everyone.