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Postby Drax » Oct 18th, '08, 08:28

Hello!

I'm recently arrived from Texas, the land of super sweet iced tea, and have landed on the East Coast.

I am a tea newbie (well, a "good tea" newbie, I suppose I should say), so I am looking forward to learning a lot here.

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Postby Chip » Oct 18th, '08, 09:30

Welcome to TeaChat, Drax! Please be sure to share what is in your cup on TeaDay by clicking here.

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Postby Victoria » Oct 18th, '08, 11:31

Welcome!

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Postby olivierco » Oct 18th, '08, 13:14

Welcome!

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Postby Vulture » Oct 18th, '08, 14:33

Welcome!

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Postby Drax » Oct 18th, '08, 14:48

Ah! It's Commander Keen! I haven't played that in years.

In any case, thanks for the welcomes. I'll see y'all around the internets.

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Postby edkrueger » Oct 18th, '08, 15:20

Does it feel like you moved south rather than north?

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Postby Trioxin » Oct 18th, '08, 16:16

Welcome to the forums. So whats your poison? Are you a sweet tea kinda person or have you ventured beyond the sugar?

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Postby UncleIroh » Oct 18th, '08, 16:26

hello and welcome. i just recently enlisted too. :D

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Postby Drax » Oct 18th, '08, 16:33

Corpus is way south in Texas, so it definitely feels like a move north (especially given that it's about 55F outside right now). Actually, it mostly feels like a move *east*. At least, so far it does...

I used to go for sweet tea while I was in Texas (at least, out at restaurants), but I actually had some great green tea while at a local Japanese restaurant. It was actually a green color.

Odd thing, looking back on it, there was a fine powder residue in the cups. We asked to see where they got the tea, but they made it sound like they crushed the leaves or something. Now, having looking up a bit more on brewing tea, I wonder what they were really doing, because crushing green tea doesn't sound like anything I've seen.

Anyway, I'm rambling. I tried to get some teas at a local store, but I was pretty disappointed (not surprisingly), so I've been reading up a lot online lately and am going to start ordering some better imported stuff. I figured I'd start green-heavy with maybe an oolong or two, and then branch out from there.

Suggestions are highly welcome (:

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Postby Trioxin » Oct 18th, '08, 16:48

There's lots to try and many good vendors. Lately I've been on a Floating Leaves Tea kick, trying just about all their oolongs. They are very nice. Hopfully someday we'll be able to convert you to a pu'erh fiend.

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Postby caligatia » Oct 18th, '08, 17:01

Drax wrote:I actually had some great green tea while at a local Japanese restaurant. It was actually a green color.

Odd thing, looking back on it, there was a fine powder residue in the cups.


It's called matcha, and I'm sure someone who drinks it will be along soon to tell you more. Welcome!

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Postby edkrueger » Oct 18th, '08, 17:03

"Corpus is way south in Texas, so it definitely feels like a move north (especially given that it's about 55F outside right now). Actually, it mostly feels like a move *east*. At least, so far it does.."
I meant culturally.

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Postby Drax » Oct 18th, '08, 17:27

edkrueger wrote:I meant culturally.


As much as I talked about physical location and temperature, I did mean culturally, too. It's very Tex-Mex down there, with a very heavy Latino influence (which makes sense given about 60% of the population is Latino).

I guess you're referring to like south as in Deep South as opposed to Tex-Mex South. Sorry, that took me awhile to get. I can't say for sure, yet. It's relatively built-up where I am. If I go a-wanderin' in the stix, maybe I'll hear the banjos playing. :D

Caligatia -- thanks for the heads-up on the matcha. I will definitely look into that!

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Postby edkrueger » Oct 18th, '08, 17:27

lol

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