Hello everyone from one of the many new people on TeaChat. I'm a university student in Montreal who became an big tea drinker during my first year (I'm in my second now) and just gave up teabags for whole leaf teas over Christmas by ordering myself a couple nice presents from Adagio!
I've liked all tea that I've come across but I only recently began tasting types other than green and black teas. I've truly enjoyed the White Tropics sample that Adagio sent me with my ingenuiTEA - I had never tasted white tea before. I'm not a huge fan of black teas but I do enjoy Earl Grey (and Earl Grey Bravo from Adagio). I also drink some Foxtrot tea almost everynight as a pre-bedtime ritual. I've always liked green teas but I've found that the Apricot Green I ordered seems to have a much weaker flavor than the greens I used to drink out of teabags, almost bland. Maybe I'm brewing it wrong? Help would be much appreciated.
I'm currently awaiting my second Adagio shipment. I ordered some Vanilla Rooibos and Grapefruit Oolong as I've never tried either type of tea! (Though rooibos is not technically tea, I suppose.)
I make my teas using Brita filtered water and a simple Proctor-Silex $15 electric kettle. I have a ingenuiTEA and a small ceramic teapot that I received as a Christmas gift and use both to make my teas.
Anyways, I look forward to learning a lot about tea on these forums. If anyone knows any good books or websites to read to teach me even more I'd love t hear about them!
Edit: Changed utiliTEA to ingenuiTEA - my mistake.