I've been lurking for a while, but last night I bought (for HKD200, which is about 25USD) a mini-gongfu set, all glass (I drink up to 5 teas in a day and don't have a particular type, so a yixing is out of the question…and the price!): 200ml pot (7g of TKY leaves expanded so much, the lid was lifted off on the 3rd infusion and when I cleaned the leaves out, they came out in a cylindrical block
) with glass infuser (which I'm not sure about since I can't pour water in quickly enough for real gongfu brewing), make-fair cup and 2 double-walled, ~30ml cups (unfortunately my friends don't share my love for teas, else I'd've bought more). So I thought it was high time to…reserve a username How long have you been drinking tea?
Since my parents would let me…so probably since I was 4 or 5.What was your first Tea?
I can't remember. Growing up in HK with tea at every restaurant…probably tieguanyin, because that's what my grandpa always orders.What is your favourite Tea currently?
The one that's "always there for me" is probably Anxi tieguanyin (it's also probably the tea I'm most familiar with, just because I've had so much of varying qualities at various restaurants and at home), but I don't have a favourite — I'm always open to all types. As long as there's no milk or sugar in it (I make an exception for sugar with bubble tea only
).What is your next purchase?
Probably a tea-tray/table. Last night I made do with a large cork mat, a plastic tray and a towel. It worked fine, clearly, because I drank about 3L of tea in 6 hours (blame how many times you can brew tieguanyin and pu-erh…). Really need to master the fast-pouring bit…without burning my fingers.Where is your favourite spot to brew up?
My room, currently, because good company can be found online whilst drinking. If I were drinking with "real-life" friends though, it'd be anywhere comfortable (probably the dining room).