Hi there! I'm pretty new to tea, it's been maybe a month now. I started with a box of Stash Earl Grey teabags that I bought on a whim at the grocery store but, oooh, it was so good. I definitely wanted to do things right so I ordered the black tea starter set here at Adagio with the IngenuiTea. I've been enjoying a couple cups every day now and I've got some more Adagio samples that will be delivered today, can't wait to try them and figure out where my tastes are. Yesterday, I received (from Den's Tea) my kokoro/genmaicha gift set along with their other green tea samples. What I learned from that is that I definitely don't like green tea, oh well. I'm having fun trying all the different types and I've been lurking here trying to learn as much as possible about teaware/preparation techniques, stuff like that.
On a personal level, I'm 33, married, work in IT (lowly operator). I like a lot of music, anything but country. Love my tech/gadgets, I guess you could say my man-crush on Kevin Rose has led me to the world of tea. I live about 90 minutes SW of Chicago. Big fan of English Premier League football/soccer (Go Chelsea!), have sworn off American sports for almost three years now. I'm also a big fan of auto racing, mostly F1 and LeMans.
Looking forward to discussing tea with you all