Hello everyone! It's been quite a while since I was involved in a forum, so please humor me as I re-adjust to the communication style.
My name is Dinah (I like to go by Dinah Saur while trolling the Net... get it? Dinah Saur? *chuckles*). Okay, maybe that's the first thing you need to know about me - the worse the pun, the more entertaining I find it. Did you know that in Shakespeare's day, puns were considered the highest form of wit? Well, I like to pretend it's the mid-1500's from time to time.
In any case, back on topic! I love to travel and have a tendency to at least try and track down a nice place for tea somewhere along the way. So far, I've found particularly cute places around Washington state, Boston, and Santa Cruz. These are just the places I can think of offhand.
I spent a good 4 months living in Scotland, so I had a fantastic time travelling the UK. Most recently, I spent a couple of weeks tromping about China with my brother. I brought back with me an ample, glorious supply of teas. I also was able to fit a number of teawares in my bag, so I have had opportunity to enjoy some great tea sets.
In the next couple of months, I will be bringing to life a blog I am about to start writing about tea. The name will be Fun and Flir-Tea (or should it be listed as Fun and FlirTea? I haven't decided!). I want to cover everything from tea and teaware reviews to recent updates in the world of tea drinking. I also hope to learn enough in the future to post some information on cooking with tea and food/tea pairings. Though these are topics I need a bit more experience in before I get to them!
That's just about it, I guess! Just the basics and a few of my plans. I'm pretty darn excited to get involved in this TeaChat Forum and get to know everyone else!