I'll always tend toward greens and oolongs, but I wouldn't call myself settled on any one nor do I think I'd ever cut out other teas completely. Always keen on variety.
Having some of Maiko's Nan-zen at the moment. Next tea will be at work, haven't decided what yet.
Drax wrote: jaderabbit wrote:Drax
- I'm in the Virginia Beach area too and it is rather quiet on the roads today...a bit odd considering the usual traffic. Anyway, know of any good tea events or hangouts in town?
Indeed, the road home might actually be pleasant!
I haven't really found any good tea place in this area (granted, I haven't check too
hard). There's Quintin's Tea over on Virginia Beach Boulevard (sorta near Rosemont) -- more of a 'high tea' sort of place; some of the teas are decent, but a fair number (especially on the 'green' side) looked sort of sad.
The Asian Market over on Great Neck at Laskin/Virginia Beach Boulevard is an interesting place to see the bulk (and I mean bulk) teas that they've got. I picked up a pound of gunpowder tea there for like $1.50 in a tin many years ago. Good for "bulk" tea...
I keep hoping, though....
Another VA Beach resident butting in,
Haven't been on the roads today, so can't comment on that. Though I've seen some decent daily drinking quality sencha, pop up every so often over at Fresh World, my main grocery store, on Lynnhaven Parkway. Also, if you can stand the place, a Teavana just opened up not too long ago in MacArthur Mall.
Other than that, I've only seen the typical odds and ends of the cup, glass teapot, and bulk grocery store tea variety in the Asian Market Drax mentioned, Fresh World, and a few other Asian grocers. Nothing worth boasting over, alas.