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Postby kymidwife » Aug 15th, '08, 23:18

Welcome to Teachat... enjoy your journey into learning more about the delicious art of tea. Good luck with school!

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Postby Victoria » Aug 16th, '08, 03:12

This former Southern Ohio girls says welcome!
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Postby Trey Winston » Aug 16th, '08, 05:35

Welcome :D
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Postby olivierco » Aug 16th, '08, 10:07

Bienvenue!
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Postby Chip » Aug 16th, '08, 12:36

Welcome to TeaChat, Glaudge. I hope you enjoy tea for many years as much as we have.
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Postby Salsero » Aug 16th, '08, 14:03

If all your posts are as entertaining as your intro, I look forward to hearing more from you. Redneck country here too.
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Postby doyoulovedee » Aug 20th, '08, 04:35

Glaudge wrote:
and to the above statement, i'm pretty boring sometimes
depends on which side of me is on, my nerd side or funny/crazy/cool side


nerds can be funny/crazy/cool
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Postby Pentox » Aug 29th, '08, 21:10

Well, the first thing I would suggest is to try out different types of teas. From the teas you listed from Twinnings those are all black teas. You should try out some greens, oolongs, whites, and a pu-erh. Those are all drastically different types of tea and from there people can guide you further.
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Postby henley » Aug 30th, '08, 07:30

Glaudge wrote: havent had any truely "fine" tea yet, but i have came close (twinnings bags from supermarkets, with earl grey, irish breakfast, ceylon, and darjeeling in the collection)

what teas would u suggest mi have on my list to try first eh?
^that question has probibly been asked no less than 20 million times by newcommers, right? (sry, to tried to look elsewhere, homework is a BLEEPITY BLEEP)

Welcome to the slippery slope of the TeaWorld!

Was in your shoes this time last year -- Twinings or Bigelow was the "best" tea I had tried at the time. :oops: :lol:

My suggestion is find a loose leaf tea in something you already like (Earl Grey, Irish Bfast, etc) & then branch out from there. By trying something you already enjoy drinking, you'll immediately be able to tell the quality difference between bags & loose. After that, pretty much try anything. You never know what you may end up liking!

Anyway, that's what worked for me. Hope you enjoy & have fun trying new teas! :D
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Postby geeber1 » Aug 30th, '08, 12:49

Henley's tips are an excellent way to start. I was using bags last year also and won't ever go back!

I would also check out the samples on Adagio's site, they're a good way to try different teas at a good price.
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Postby joelbct » Aug 30th, '08, 13:28

Good luck with school. I remember AP's, Junior and Senior year... My advice is just try to remember to balance your life. It isn't that hard to get a 4 or 5 on most of those tests anyway, except maybe Calc BC.

I started on Twinings too, years ago, but there is much better Tea out there. For black tea, the Adagio Sampler sounds like a good place to start. Loose leaf is the way to go...

The good thing about tea as a hobby in 2008, is that nomatter where you live, you can get awesome tea shipped to you from the Internet, and for relatively low price. Here are some of my favorite black tea's:

Good Assam, like the Meleng Estate
Good Ceylon, like the Vithkanande Estate
Golden Yunnan
Good Fujian Red
Good Keemun

Grocery store black teabags are usually a blend of Keemun, Ceylon, sometimes Kenyan tea.

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