Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:Congratulations Duckworth!
and hey, if you find a strategy that really works, let us know. We are always looking for techniques to turn the vile coffee drinkers of the world into us life-loving tea people.
(First time poster just barging in here...)
Now now, we vile coffee drinkers aren't all bad. This one (me) is adding tea to his life, but the coffee shall remain. I have been home roasting my coffee for several years and love the results. Still, getting into great tea has been a blast, and I'm learning a lot.
As to what teas to try while making the coffee > tea transition...well, I'm certain that that's just a matter of taste. I have enjoyed oolongs, a few different black teas (drinking Natela's Gold from my local tea shop right now), and several different Chinese greens so far. I also seem to be among the select few who take an instant liking to Lapsang Souchong. The Lapsang Souchong liking may be related to my love of coffee; it also may have something to do with my general love of smokey stuff (e.g. BBQ, cigars, smoke from coffee roasting, etc....)