No, unfortunately not tea... or just some scented teas that are sold under the marketing concept of "the french art of tea"
Just to say I'm a regular reader since months, member since a few weeks and that I thought it was time to introduce myself.
As others 'round here (Vacuithé, David R. and some more), french people do not spend their time drinking only coffee and wine in thoses little picturesques "cafés" in Paris.
No, no, no! We do drink tea and sometime good teas when we can grab some over here (feasible but not always easy) or elsewhere on this little planet, thanks to the web.
So, I've been drinking tea for almost 15 years. I got started with some Qimen from Mariage, which was definitely not the worse beginning with. I got hooked on wulongs quite quickly and I'm still deeply fond of yanchas, dan congs, and rather traditionnaly manufactured baozhongs. Some greens too along with sheng pu'ers (old and young).
As a lot of TCers, I've spent some energy (yeah, and some money too) on finding nice teaware but never got addicted (... OK, message from Mrs : "
Don't trust him, he spends his time looking at the "Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!" as if it was Playboy (you can replace with any other magazine you wish, it works the same)").
Spending a month in China last year got me to open a new eye on "leaves & water" and I quite changed my way of having tea and sharing it around. Hope to get back there soon (and also in Taiwan and Japan).
Hangzhou, Yangshuo, Suzhou, Huang Shan, Beijing, all wonderful places and a lot of good tea moments shared with the chinese people.
Let's continue sharing thoughts on tea, seems like it's a good place down here! Happy to join