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Postby TheRedOx » Dec 3rd, '08, 10:44

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
-Trent
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Postby Victoria » Dec 3rd, '08, 10:46

Welcome Trent!
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Postby sheila77551 » Dec 3rd, '08, 12:35

Hi Trent,
Welcome! I am new here also. I have ordered a couple of starter kits too and am looking forward to trying them. I am open to all suggestions, so please let me know which ones you are enjoying.
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Postby Vulture » Dec 3rd, '08, 12:50

V'elcome!
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Postby leiche » Dec 3rd, '08, 15:01

Welcome!
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Postby Trey Winston » Dec 3rd, '08, 15:03

Welcome :D
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Postby Chip » Dec 3rd, '08, 20:53

Welcome Trent to TeaChat. Maybe back off on the time or temp of the greens. And don't judge greens harshly based upon a first impression of genmaicha, which is not exactly green tea straight up.

Please visit us on TeaDay and share what is in your cup.
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Postby geeber1 » Dec 4th, '08, 00:15

Welcome Trent! Glad you're here. :)
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Postby Goose » Dec 4th, '08, 09:14

Welcome Trent!
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Postby auggy » Dec 4th, '08, 10:47

Welcome to TC!
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Postby olivierco » Dec 4th, '08, 13:44

Bienvenue!
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