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Greetings from Colorado

Postby Anodyne » Dec 9th, '07, 13:46

Hello All--

I am a new poster and wanted to introduce myself.

I am "Anodyne." (Errr, I am female, if that is not clear.) I live on the Front Range in central Colorado and can see the glorious Rockies out my back window. I moved here from a wretched Deep South town last year and have been blissfully happy ever since I moved West. It's been a goal of mine for years and years to live in CO!

I came to this tea business fairly recently. I have always liked green tea, as well as black teas, but really did not know much about the different varieties. About a month ago I took a geeky but fun tour of the Celestial Seasonings plant in Boulder, CO, and was amazed by its operations. Then I started researching tea and buying different types at my local Whole Foods, and it wasn't long before I got hooked. More recently I have been trying loose leaf types such as Adagio and Rishi and drink almost exclusively loose leaf types now. There is definitely a difference in quality between bagged teas and loose teas.

Right now I am drinking Adagio's Yunnan Jig and like it a lot. (I'm still learning all the tea lingo so I am rather inept at describing exactly *why* I like it...) My favorites so far, though, are two green teas, both Adagio greens: Gyokuro and Dragonwell. I try at least two new types of tea a day and am still making my way through my most recent Adagio order.

Right now I am wanting to explore CO's different tea houses. I went to the Dunshanbe Tea House in Boulder twice recently--I highly recommend this place if you want to visit a top notch tea house! http://www.boulderteahouse.com/

It's been great reading all these conversations...I have a lot to learn from all of you!

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Postby Ed » Dec 9th, '07, 13:54

Welcome, Anodyne.

And welcome to Colorado too. But don't bring any of the "deep south wretchedness" to my beloved mountains. :P Just kidding.

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Postby Anodyne » Dec 9th, '07, 14:41

Hello Ed--

I don't think there is any chance of that, since I was just passing through the town on my way to bigger and better things. :-)

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Postby skywarrior » Dec 9th, '07, 16:46

Welcome aboard. I used to be from Colorado but left because too many folks were moving there. When I got to Montana, I discovered almost everyone moved here from Colorado some 15 years before. :shock:

But enjoy the beautiful state. And enjoy the tea houses.

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Postby Trey Winston » Dec 10th, '07, 12:40

Welcome, Anodyne ! :D

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Postby Anodyne » Dec 11th, '07, 21:12

Hello skywarrior--

I'm running into a *lot* of California transplants now....is Montana now filling up with California by way of Colorado folks?

At any rate, I'm just glad to be in the West again...!





skywarrior wrote:Welcome aboard. I used to be from Colorado but left because too many folks were moving there. When I got to Montana, I discovered almost everyone moved here from Colorado some 15 years before. :shock:

But enjoy the beautiful state. And enjoy the tea houses.

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Postby Anodyne » Dec 11th, '07, 21:14

Hi Trey--

Nice to meet you. :-)

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Postby skywarrior » Dec 12th, '07, 00:58

Anodyne wrote:I'm running into a *lot* of California transplants now....is Montana now filling up with California by way of Colorado folks?



We get our share of Californians out here too, but not as many.

As Jim Morrison said, "The West is the best."

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Postby Wesli » Dec 12th, '07, 02:16

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome!

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Postby fencerdenoctum » Dec 12th, '07, 02:40

Anodyne,

Welcome to the board!

Yunnan Jig is much delicious. Glad to have you with us!


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Postby Chip » Dec 12th, '07, 03:09

I have been so rude, welcome to the forum...what is in your cup???

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Postby Anodyne » Dec 12th, '07, 19:54

Hello--

Interesting ID--I almost called you by the first three letters, as a nickname, but thought better of it. :-)

Anyway, nice to meet you.


Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome!

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Postby CynTEAa » Dec 14th, '07, 10:32

Welcome, Anodyne! :D

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