Hi - so glad to hear from you and I apologize for taking so long to reapond. Had the summer flu and a garage sale, necessitating cleaning out the garage.
I'm with you. I have off and on drunk tea all my life, but it's only been the past 10 years or so that I've been more serious and then, it was really only black teas. But now I have 3 green teas I like, 2 Oolongs, I'm getting ready to try whites again - my sole expeience was "So how is this different from water?"
Sometimes I think my palate has just lost too much to be able to make really fine distinctions.
Where do you purchase your teas? My top three are Upton's, Harneys and Simpson and Vail, with a side of Mark T. Wendell, Culinary Teas and Adagio.
What are your favorite teas? Mine are second flush Darjeeling, Yunnan Gold, Gunpowder green, Twinings Prince of Wales, Rose kissed Lavender and Lavender Earl Grey from S&V, Green pear from Liberteas, Lady Londonderry, Hu Kwa.
Ta for now, M