Sorry to start out with a complaint!
Otherwise, all is well here. People are helpful, respectful, and filled with knowledge.
I'm 34, from Oklahoma, live in Texas, have lived in South Korea and New York, and I teach English as an MFA-Fiction student at Texas State University.
I like tea, beer, music, films, and sharp clothes (even if I can't afford to purchase and wear them).
Vegan, atheist, communist anarchist, early-reggae musician, father of 17-month-old daughter.
Sorry to get so heavy there, but I have a feeling there are others similar to me 'round these parts.
I love Philip Roth, Bruno Shulz, the Kinks, the Slackers, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch. And I could add to that list for days.
My previous tea experience includes seas of iced Lipton and a 10-year on-and-off relationship with the Republic of Tea, particularly their Daily Green and Big Green Hojicha.
After finding the book "Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties" by Gascyone, et. al., I have fallen back in love and become totally geeked out on this stuff.
My first Adagio order (samplers of Green Pekoe, Gunpowder, Jasmine Chun Hao #5, Kukicha, Pi Lo Chun, White Monkey, Sleeping Dragon, Snowbud, White Peoni, Huang Jin Bolero, Wuyi Ensemble, Keemon Concerto) should arrive tomorrow!
And I can't get the IM to work. I can see it, get the live feed, but my posts just disappear. If anyone can help me with that, I'd be much obliged.