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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Linty » Mar 17th, '14, 18:04

How long have you been drinking tea?

Drinking tea since I was small, being chinese i had it at home and restaurants, didnt really know what I was having, just that it was "tea"

What was your first Tea?

No clue.

What is your favorite Tea currently?

I used to really hate Earl Gray, but for some reason I tried it again at a restaurant and love it now.

What is your next purchase?

Matcha or ahmads aromatic earl gray.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?

Really just started to drink it, so prob at work to soothe my throat

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Poseidon » Mar 19th, '14, 15:26

How long have you been drinking tea?
I've drank sweet tea all my life but i took an interest in loose leaf tea about 7 years ago. Within the last year I've gotten a little more serious about quality and trying different things.

What was your first Tea?
Probably lipton. My first loose leaf tea was some gunpower green from Upton teas.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Oolong is current favorite.

What is your next purchase?
Either milk oolong or the otti if I can get on it.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
At home!

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Cinnamon » Mar 19th, '14, 15:46

How long have you been drinking tea? I really started drinking it in high school, in large part because my parents had a limit on how much coffee I was allowed. It's the duty of every teenager to find loopholes wherever possible. ;)

What was your first tea? That would be Twinings English Breakfast.

What is your current favorite? I go back and forth. Oolong is always a good choice. Golden Monkey. My mother recently came back from Ireland and England; she brought me a tin of Harrods' Afternoon Blend that I am really enjoying.

What is your next purchase? I'm pretty well stocked, at the moment, but I may try to figure out how to get hold of some more of the Harrods tea.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up? I would say at home, curled up on the couch with my kitties and a good book, but I tend to drink most of my tea at work. Sometimes it's the only thing that gets me through the day.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby чай » Mar 28th, '14, 03:17

How long have you been drinking tea?
I have drinked something we called "tea" since I was child. Then I learned that tea is something made from camellia sinensis only.

What was your first Tea?
Some no-name black tea. Unfortunately where I live was not (and still not) a tradition to consume good teas.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Pinglin Aged Baozhong.

What is your next purchase?

Some Yin Zhen.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?

At home.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby PaddyB » Apr 1st, '14, 13:59

How long have you been drinking tea? What was your first Tea?
I have been drinking various herbal brews since I was a toddler. Our family used to pick dog rose fruits, lime tree blossoms and other stuff which we dried and occasionally drank. In the last years of my primary school (10 years ago) I had trouble waking up every morning so I made myself a big cup of strong black tea each day (okay, it was partially because my father was heavy tea drinker at the time so drinking tea was a "grown up" thing to do :oops: ) Then for few years I didn't care much about tea until few months ago, when I was given some mao feng. I started drinking it regularly while I was working and soon I found myself obsessed with tea culture and tea in general.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Since I am quite new to tea, it is hard for me to say. At the moment I like Chinese greens (namely dragonwell) and darker oolongs.

What is your next purchase?
Some good sencha. I have tried it before but failed to brew a decent cup. Now I feel is the time to give it (and myself) a second chance. So either that or dongfangmeiren.

Where is your favurite spot to brew up?
In my room, in my improvised tea corner. A low table, electric kettle, an interesting root in a corner (for decoration), a bowl for waste water and leaves, a cup and a cheap gaiwan. It is lovely to sit there on the floor when it rains outside with a cup in your hand.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Pas » Apr 3rd, '14, 02:37

Hello!

How long have you been drinking tea?
Not sure...probably since the mid-90s? I drink tea fairly often, but am not terribly educated on the subject. Slowly trying to change that.

What was your first Tea?
Again not sure, but I'm betting it was something along the lines of Celestial Seasonings or Stash.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
The genmaicha from Sugimoto USA. (Though I'm drinking their hojicha at the moment.)

What is your next purchase?
A new teapot (or two)! Likely a kyusu.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
No place special--just at home.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby sake7 » Apr 8th, '14, 01:36

How's everyone?

I have been practicing Martial Arts for over 20 years and tea just seems to make sense :)

How long have you been drinking tea?
Since I was a little, being half shanghainese/taiwanese.

What was your first Tea?
I am going to guess Oolong since it's my dad's favorite.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Now it is pu-erh, but I also like english black tea :)

What is your next purchase?
Hopefully a water pot from lin's ceramics

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
At home on my couch, otherwise at my wife's tea room :)
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Aeovis » Apr 8th, '14, 01:56

Hello! I've been meaning to join for forever, but finally got to it.

How long have you been drinking tea?
I thiiiink I began when I was about 12-- so ten years ago.
What was your first Tea?
The Celestial Seasonings Imperial White Peach and Perfectly Pear tea bags.
What is your favorite Tea currently?
This is an insanely difficult choice, so I'll just share a few all-time favorites.
Lapsang Souchong, any I can obtain
Teavana's Monkey Picked Oolong
LetterBox's Fable [a pure rooibos that's to die for]
And a blend I built through AdagioTeas of Lapsang, Gunpowder, and Pumpkin Spice
What is your next purchase?
More of that blend as soon as I can make myself finish a label for it [which could be quite some time] or probably some nice Lapsang Souchong from Fava
Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
There's a friend from high school that every time I came over, we'd go make tea in her kitchen. It was the first place I ever had tea made with water from a kettle instead of a microwave. At the time, we had a very close-knit group of friends that spent a lot of time there, and I remained a frequent guest throughout my first few years college. On the rare occasion I can visit and we make tea, it's a very warm and nostalgic thing for me.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Camilla » Apr 21st, '14, 07:08

How long have you been drinking tea?
I started drinking tea since I was a child, grandma always prepare us tea with cookies during our visit.

What was your first Tea?
I can't recall but it's a teabag with honey.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
My all time favorite is green tea but recently, I've been drinking Jasmine tea that my couz brought from China.

What is your next purchase?
hmm.. haven't decide about it yet.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
In my kitchen of course. But also love to visit different tea places and taste different types of brewed tea.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Dracaenae » May 6th, '14, 00:01

Hi all.

When did I start drinking tea?
Sometime before my first memory. Always have had tea in the house.

First tea?
Unknown, as above. First favorite tea was Borangajuli (black) tea.

Current favorite tea?
Murchie's Library tea.

Next purchase?
My TAD is bone china cups, so whatever I stumble across first in Goodwill or a garage sale (10 dozen and counting....)

Favorite spot to brew?
At home. Nothing like tea and a good book.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby TimsMom » May 19th, '14, 22:14

About 15 years ago I realized a teabag isn't really TEA! I love assam but not every place carries it. I am drinking Drum Mountain right now as it has less caffeine; as how old people can't tolerate the hard stuff late in the day. It's a rainy day here and any hot tea tastes soothing and warm. I just ordered a beautiful new Yixing pot called "Mandarin Ducks" or something, it's red and goes well with my red kitchen. Tims Mom.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby TimsMom » May 20th, '14, 17:06

Been drinking tea for 65 years. Mom made gallons of iced tea with that teabag stuff. I've been serious about good tea for 20 years. I just made some golden yunnan and I cannot like it. But I have 17 others to choose from :- ). I'm branching out from black tea; my son told me about the gaiwan way and I really like the oolong. Certain Pu Ers are better than others.... I've never smoked so I have a strong sense of taste.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby Hannah » May 20th, '14, 18:23

Welcome TimsMom!! :D

Which oolongs have you enjoyed so far?
It's fun discovering new teas!

Look forward to seeing you around the forum! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby TimsMom » May 20th, '14, 19:45

I just got hsinchu oriental, bai hao, dancong aria, wuyi - I like the dancong best. But I'm getting really brave-I just ordered gyokuro genmaicha green. I have a new yixing pot and an yixing gaiwan coming. Still an inexpensive hobby, not mention good health, and meeting nice people. And whatever I don't like I can send to my son in Spokane.

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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

Postby TimsMom » May 22nd, '14, 13:21

I have loved assams for quite a while, but I am branching out to more greens, a lot due to the caffeine issues I have. I have a new Yixing pot and traveling gaiwan coming. That OCD , you know!

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