I would love to introduce myself and say thank you! I've been lurking for several weeks now and have learned sooooo much. I decided to join today.
I've been drinking tea forever- about 10 years ago I discovered The Republic of Tea and thought I was in tea heaven. Then just over a year ago, my cousin introduced me to TeaLuxe and my grocery store started carrying Rishi teas- wow now I was really in heaven. After trying the Rishi teas, I could drink no other. My faves being a puerh and jasmine tea pearls. A few weeks ago, someone on a cooking board mentioned this site and I am truly in a very happy place. I started reading about making tea at work- being a teacher, I needed some ideas that would work in a classroom.
I received two gift cards for xmas and decided to spend them on tea. I bought a beautiful glass teapot with glass infuser but mostly I bought tea- some sencha (yum!) jade cloud green, wuyi oolong (yum!), golden yunnan and hojicha (my current #1 fave). I received from one of my students some tea pouches from Mighty Leaf and love their green teas for work. I have a smaller mug that I use to drink my tea. It’s a white cup rimmed in gold decorated with two pandas that I bought in 1987 from the National Zoo as a souvenir. I am currently heating my water in a small white pot that I bought at Big Lots that reminded me of my grandmother’s pots. I do have an instant read thermometer that I bought to make bread but works great for making tea too.
I have a question for everyone- if you were me and had another $50 to spend- what would you do?
I could easily spend triple that amount but would really like to know what you might suggest. I have been enjoying my tea journey but am open to some good delicious advice.
I have been looking at some gaiwans, more oolong tea, maybe some Darjeeling and more puerh....