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Postby ms. bubblehead » Sep 25th, '12, 18:03

Hi Tea-chatters,

I have occasionally stumbled into in this forum when looking up information, and I finally decided to make an account because there are a couple of tea and pottery questions I am interested to post about about. As for my 'tea background', I am Korean-American, and I am mostly into Korean teas (but I also like to explore others as well). 'Chado' fits very well into my daily life, especially as an extension of my meditation- and cultivation- based path, practicing traditional Korean teachings.

In my understanding, Tea is many things to many people. It is versatile, and has various expressions. For me, Tea is at times a profound and naturalistic way of learning subtle insights, or of emphasizing/practicing certain virtues. But at other times, it is simply pleasant and enjoyable and I am without any need to see the meaning to it. I think there is a way that most people can benefit from tea, regardless of whether they see a deeper reality to it or not. Meditation and cultivation are always beneficial, but I also love the mad tea party from Alice in Wonderland :) "Why yes, I'm quite fond of tea...".

My Favorite teas: Korean Spring Greens, Hwang Balhyocha, and mulberry leaf 'tea'. To go with spicy Korean food, I prefer my childhood-favorite, roasted barley and corn 'tea'. For Chinese teas, I like Lung Jing and Tai Ping Hou Kui. Taiwanese Tung Ting and other 'light' oolongs are great too. And finally, for Japanese teas, I love gyokuro, but fukamushi-sencha is always more fun...
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Re: Hi

Postby debunix » Sep 25th, '12, 21:19

Sounds like you found the right place, and you'll fit right in.
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Re: Hi

Postby Chip » Oct 1st, '12, 12:04

Hi and welcome to the forum! Hope to see you around the place.

You have some interesting ... interests in teas!
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Postby debunix » Oct 1st, '12, 16:16

And I'm sure many of us here who have done little more than scratch the surface of Korean Teas will be especially interested in what you have to share!
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Re: Hi

Postby Chip » Oct 1st, '12, 18:20

+1 :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi

Postby MacGuffin » Oct 14th, '12, 21:26

Chip wrote:+1 :mrgreen:

+2. I very much like the Korean greens I've sampled and also have a few joytea cakes from 2008 that I'm allowing to age (and which are smelling really nice). Have you been to MattCha's Blog? He concentrates on Korean teas. And BTW, I also like to make a "bori/oksusucha." :D
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