I've always drank tea, I'm British!
My passion for tea was ignited through meeting someone with a passion for, Chinese, tea.
I had some loose leaf greens, blacks and oolongs, I thought I knew my stuff. Then I went into a shop which had ten grades of long jing, and da hong pao which cost more than illicit substances, run by a woman who loved tea. I was suckered in instantly. The big teapot was dumped, gaiwan and yixing moved in.
Then the shop shut, she moved to Malaysia and I turned to Teachat.