I have been browsing this forum for about two months or so now and I am glad I found this place.
I figured it was time to participate in a more active manner.
You all have helped me a lot on my way to becoming more knowledgable about tea.
I can't imagine how many hours of trial & error it would have taken me to make tea properly if I hadn't come across TeaChat.
On the other hand, my wallet would most likely be a lot heavier since you guys have made me spend a lot of money on tea and teaware. And it's not like there's an end to the spending in sight
However, while certainly making it easier to prepare tea well, beautiful teaware definitely makes the experience much more enjoyable.
I will post some pictures of my teaware, like my kyusu and first Hagi pieces in the appropriate topics as soon as I have some good pictures.
So as not to leave you guys completely clueless as to who I am, I will say that I am a 26-year-old male student from Germany.How long have you been drinking tea?
Disregarding tea bags and herbal infusions, I have been drinking loose leaf tea regularly for about 6 months now. I feel like I am at the beginning of a long journey and have much exploration and many discoveries ahead of me.What was your first Tea?
First ever tea was probably an Earl Grey tea bag about twelve-ish years ago, which I enjoyed at the time.What is your favorite Tea currently?
I would have to say my favorite tea right now is Sencha. I can't narrow it down to a specific type of Sencha as there is so much left to try.
I like light steamed to deep steamed and haven't found anything that I dislike at all yet in the realm of Sencha.What is your next purchase?
Teawise I will most likely buy O-Cha's Yutaka Midori soon as many of you seem to like this tea a lot.
I might also try my first Matcha soon.
As far as teaware goes, I fell in love with Hagi ever since I saw the "showoff" thread here. So there will be a lot of Hagi-yaki purchases in my future.Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
Well, I mostly have tea at my desk when I'm studying.
I also like to drink tea while reading, so near my bed or the couch is also a place I enjoy having tea.