New member from Venice, Italy


Please introduce yourself here to our membership

New member from Venice, Italy

Postby Jayaratna » Nov 16th, '08, 18:42

Dear subscribers,

first of all I'd like to thank you all for allowing me in this really nice group. Thanks to Thomas who helped me contacting moderators, and to the moderators as well :oops:

I hope I'll make some tea friends here. Today I was thinking of how I got exposed to Chinese tea: while they sometimes drink tea in Italy, it is usually some kind of Lipton teabags with sugar and lemon, or they use it when they fall ill. Italy is rather a coffee drinking country (maybe someone would like some Italian coffee blends or coffee ware), so you have to be a little peculiar to appreciate green or Chinese tea here. In fact my first contact with it was in Turkey, while being shown some carpets: when I came back home I tried some canned tea powder and... well, more about this on the forum.

Tea is one between other interests: I am a language teacher (Italian), also studying Sanskrit (that's in my nickname too) and, during the good season, I grow a collection of cacti plants. I also play the recorder in an early music ensemble. Usually an Italian friend of mine who's working in China took much everyday-longjing and some good bilochun (sorry if they're misspelled) for me, but it's so much time he doesn't take tea home, and now I am thirstily looking forward for green and oolong samples I ordered online a while ago, together with some basic tea ware. There's much to learn from all the tea gurus here!

Good night for now,

Andrea
User avatar
Jayaratna
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Nov 11th, '
Location: Italy

Postby leiche » Nov 16th, '08, 19:09

Welcome most heartily!

...how was the tea powder?
User avatar
leiche
 
Posts: 318
Joined: Jul 23rd, '
Location: Concord, New Hampshire

Postby Chip » Nov 16th, '08, 19:11

Benvenuto Andrea! (again :wink: ) Thanks for sharing.

I look forward to your sharing your Italian perspective to the forum! I hope you share many cups with us on TeaDay and find all the information you are looking for here. You can always ask as well.
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22091
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Postby kymidwife » Nov 16th, '08, 19:13

Hello and welcome! Tea transcends geography and language and draws so many people together from so many places. I look forward to hearing more from you... about tea, and about Venice!

Sarah
User avatar
kymidwife
 
Posts: 1334
Joined: May 10th, '
Location: Kentucky

Postby Victoria » Nov 16th, '08, 21:46

Welcome!
User avatar
Victoria
 
Posts: 8186
Joined: Jan 8th, '0
Location: Southern CA

Postby Salsero » Nov 16th, '08, 22:05

That Thomas sure is a swell guy!

Welcome.
User avatar
Salsero
 
Posts: 5214
Joined: Dec 21st, '
Location: Gainesville, Florida

Postby geeber1 » Nov 17th, '08, 00:44

Welcome, Andrea!
User avatar
geeber1
 
Posts: 1675
Joined: Jun 17th, '
Location: Oregon

Postby olivierco » Nov 17th, '08, 02:48

Welcome!
User avatar
olivierco
 
Posts: 3375
Joined: Feb 8th, '0
Location: France

Postby Trey Winston » Nov 17th, '08, 09:34

Welcome :D
User avatar
Trey Winston
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Oct 13th, '
Location: Nørwåy

Postby engar » Nov 17th, '08, 10:18

Welcome!
User avatar
engar
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Nov 1st, '0
Location: Barcelona

Postby Jayaratna » Nov 17th, '08, 13:59

Salsero wrote:That Thomas sure is a swell guy!

Welcome.


He's great for sure :lol:

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome.

Andrea
User avatar
Jayaratna
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Nov 11th, '
Location: Italy

Postby fencerdenoctum » Nov 17th, '08, 15:23

Andrea,

Welcome to Teachat! I really hope you enjoy browsing the forum and chatting with us!

I was in Venice a few years ago, it is a lovely place! I hope the weather is still nice!

The Tea Sipping Swordsman,
Fencerdenoctum
User avatar
fencerdenoctum
 
Posts: 414
Joined: Jul 18th, '

Postby chad » Nov 17th, '08, 15:48

Ciao, bella!

Welcome to the neighborhood. I spent 3 interesting years living in the Brindisi area. As you noted, coffee is much more the drink of choice.

This is a great group and I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do.
User avatar
chad
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Sep 17th, '
Location: Clearwater, FL, USA

Postby Luvpink » Nov 21st, '08, 03:03

Welcome!
User avatar
Luvpink
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Oct 31st, '
Location: Diamond Bar, California

Postby Vulture » Nov 21st, '08, 03:12

V'elcome!
User avatar
Vulture
 
Posts: 570
Joined: Oct 14th, '
Location: Cinnamon King of San Diego, Ca

Next

Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation