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Postby Jayaratna » Nov 16th, '08, 17:42

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,


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Postby leiche » Nov 16th, '08, 18:09

Welcome most heartily! was the tea powder?

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Postby Chip » Nov 16th, '08, 18:11

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.

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Postby kymidwife » Nov 16th, '08, 18:13

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!


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Postby Salsero » Nov 16th, '08, 21:05

That Thomas sure is a swell guy!


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Postby geeber1 » Nov 16th, '08, 23:44

Welcome, Andrea!

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

Welcome :D

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Postby Jayaratna » Nov 17th, '08, 12:59

Salsero wrote:That Thomas sure is a swell guy!


He's great for sure :lol:

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome.


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Postby fencerdenoctum » Nov 17th, '08, 14:23


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,

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Postby chad » Nov 17th, '08, 14:48

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.

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