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Postby Galileosdaughte... » Dec 28th, '07, 18:06

Hi everyone!

I've always loved tea but have really only been exposed to the bag variety. My husband bought me a TriniTea for Christmas, along with a sampler set, and all I can say is WOW!

I thought I didn't like green tea. But the Mandarin Green tea in the set is wonderful.

And the Earl Grey Bravo is so much better than any other Earl Grey I've had. I find that I like it better once it's cooled down, is that really odd?

Oh, my other interests are perfume and books.

Looking forward to this whole new world of teas.
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Postby Chip » Dec 28th, '07, 18:47

Prepare to discover new worlds of teas, GalileosDaughter!!! It will be a lifetime pursuit.

And while you are at it, stick around and discover some TEAfellowship on TeaChat!!!

Both are awesome.......
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Postby hop_goblin » Dec 28th, '07, 19:07

Yes.. I agree with chip! you are definitely going to have a nice journey!!!
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Postby Wesli » Dec 28th, '07, 19:48

Welcome!

Books are good, but teaz are better!
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Postby Eastree » Dec 28th, '07, 23:12

Books and western-style brewed tea go well together!

I don't know if you've ever considered it, but if ever you get the chance, there's a huge gathering of perfume professionals in Istanbul every year. They go to show new scents, sell some raw ingredients and what may most entice you, sell samples of otherwise incredibly expensive scents! Of course, there is also a ton to do there otherwise, so it wouldn't just be for the perfume.
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Postby Galileosdaughte... » Dec 29th, '07, 11:44

Thanks everyone for the welcome!

Hi Eastree! I would love to go to Istanbul, to see Topkapi Palace and the Golden Horn, where they placed the chain across the Bosphorus and also where they are going to build Leonardo Da Vinci's bridge, so many sights to see. And the perfume too! One day, when I win the lottery I will make the trip.....
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Postby joelbct » Dec 29th, '07, 12:16

If you like tea and books, find anything by James Norwood Pratt. He is an excellent author and authority on tea, probably the foremost that I have come across.

Read his 'Tea Lover's Companion' and 'Tea Lover's Treasury.' Also, I believe he wrote a travel book on tea, but I cannot find it online at the moment.

(edit: reread something by Norwood Pratt, and I suppose he is an expert on Black tea's, but not really on Greens, at least in his early days- Oh well! His books are still good reads and quite edifying)
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Postby skywarrior » Dec 30th, '07, 01:24

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from a newbie

Postby Auntie Medwyn » Dec 30th, '07, 21:03

GalileosDaughter wrote:Hi everyone!

Oh, my other interests are perfume and books.

Looking forward to this whole new world of teas.


Hi GalileosDaughter. I'm a newbie too, as well as a book lover. There's an interesting little book called "A Decent Cup of Tea" by Malachi McCormick which you might find amusing. It's out of print, but you can always find it online. Harney Tea Company also makes a blend named after the book. Pretty funny.

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Postby Trey Winston » Jan 1st, '08, 12:38

Welcome, GalileosDaughter :D
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Postby Victoria » Jan 10th, '08, 20:29

I'm so glad you are here! Only using teabags is like never trying niche!! Girl, you need to branch out! Just like in perfumes, you think you can't love a chypre then one comes along. It's the same here. I didn't think I could love green, all the ones I tasted before tasted like grass. It's a whole new glorious world!
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Postby Mary R » Jan 11th, '08, 10:25

joelbct wrote:(edit: reread something by Norwood Pratt, and I suppose he is an expert on Black tea's, but not really on Greens, at least in his early days- Oh well! His books are still good reads and quite edifying)


4 serious. Sometimes I think our group should band together and write a tea book...but then I think "Urgh...effort." :)

Our book would be the tea book to end all tea books, though.
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Postby Sydney » Jan 11th, '08, 11:54

Yeah, my tea prowess has expanded tremendously in a relatively short period of grilling the TeaChat crew.

It's like a petri dish of teathink.
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Postby Galileosdaughte... » Jan 11th, '08, 12:53

Thanks everybody!!! The book recommendations sound great!

Hi Vic!!
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Postby Thirsty Daruma » Jan 12th, '08, 15:48

Books are a great place to start and establish a good foundation of tea knowledge, but my world only really opened up with blogs and, most especially, the TeaChat community.
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